Monday, December 11th – 3B Class Party 1:00 to 2:20
Wednesday, December 13th Last Day of Term – Dismissal at 11 am
Thanks to Mr. G for coming in and sharing a wonderful Christmas story with us!!
After an early lunch, 3B headed to the bus to Cyberport to watch Wonder. Everyone scrambled to find the most comfortable seat, and were reminded to be respectful to the person seated in front – don’t kick the seat. During the movie, there were a few tears, sad moments and funny moments, too. The experience was very positive and brought the attitude of empathy into focus. The students reflected on how the plot explored issues from our Who We Are unit. Students were reminded that everyone has challenges in life and it is our strategies we choose to overcome them that defines who we are.
Exploration ThingLink Share:
As you know, students have been busy researching explorers and have created interactive maps detailing their routes, discoveries, and impacts of their explorers’ journeys. This week the students had an opportunity to share their understandings with each other. They were focused on speaking and listening skills as well as effectively recording data. At the end of the process, we took time to draw conclusions. Why do explorers explore? What are the impacts of exploration? Check out their responses…
Students also extended their thinking by surmising that technological advances must have happened to allow explorers to reach further afar. They also wondered if Greek explorers ask for help from their gods. Students wonder where humans will go next. After the break, students will have a chance to go further and find answers to their questions.
Math Rotation 2.0:
Thank you, Josh in 3C, for the great title!
Over the last two days, 3B has ventured around the Grade 3 classrooms for some multiplication rotations. They played games like tic tac toe and squares, where the goal was to get as many squares as possible. They were also number detectives, answered open-ended math questions, and of course, some songs! Ask your child to sing it to you or to get them to teach you how to play a game.
Performing Arts Culture Challenge:
The G3s and Ms. Benusa have come up with a fun challenge for over their winter break that connects to the work they’ve done in PA. The students have been challenged to find an expressive art from the culture of their travels and bring in an artifact when they return to share in PA. This mission is completely optional.
Ms. Benusa’s blog has posted an explanation on her blog.
3B Bikini Christmas Class Party:
Note from Catherine, our Class Parent
Dear 3B Parents,
Tis the season to be jolly! We will be celebrating the Holiday Season on December 11 from 1:00-2:20 pm.
Please see the attached sign up sheet We hope you can join us to spread the Christmas cheer!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
3B Christmas Celebration – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i7v05gbNvmX4shvGD4Q1SKJTiLrfF_RoAm6qhrePNxQ/edit?usp=sharing