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WELCOME TO

GRADE 3
THE AGENDA FOR THE
EVENING
- Primary Years Program
The Learner Profile and Attitudes
Transdiscinplinary Themes
Commitment to Internationalism
- Everyday Mathematics Program
-Technology in the Classroom : Edmodo and Weebly
- Differentiated Learning (Spinning)
-Inquiry Based Learning
-Essential Agreement
-Timetable
-Communication and Partnership
- Home Learning
- Additional notes and information
PRIMARY
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WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME
Knowing about our family histories
enables us to discover our cultural
origins and develop historical
awareness.

Trandisciplanary skills:
-Research skills: Family trees. Collecting,
organizing and interpreting data to discover chronology
Learner Profiles: Open-minded- understanding
and appreciating our own personal histories.
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Mathematics: Measurement of time/calendar
-concept of duration
-timelines

Language Arts:
-Oral Presentations on family posters
-Research into family tree
-Differentiate between factual and fictional information
-Create a Venn Diagram on the function and form of various objects over time
-write up leading to a PowerPoint presentation
Arts:
-create a diorama
Illustrating the change
and the similarities and
differences
from 3 different periods
of time
Social Studies:
-Continuity and change
through time.
-Related concept: history
EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS
Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive
Pre-K through 6th grade mathematics
curriculum developed by the University of
Chicago School Mathematics Project and
published by McGraw-Hill Education. It is
currently being used by about 4.3 million
students in over 220,000 classrooms.
The Home Learning program serves to
reinforce concepts covered that day whilst
the Student Reference Book enables a
Flipped Classroom approach where the
student can carry out independent research
and come to Math lessons with their own
knowledge and understanding.

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/
Communication - E-mail, Weebly, Edmodo
(Safe) Research - Filtered access, safe search education
Publishing - PowerPoint, Poplet, etc.
Sharing - Work can be shared with peers and teachers
Structured Learning Activities - Google Sketch-Up
Engagement Everything seems to be more fun on a computer




Internet Access
Shared Network Drive
Weekly Digital Home Learning Task
Please, have your child charge their devices each night

DIFFERENTIATED
LEARNING
Differentiation is responding to the
learning needs of all students. It
recognizes, expects and appreciates
student-learning differences. It is
understanding these differences and
incorporating them into our
instructional planning.

~William and Ochen Powell
Spinning in the Classroom
We have a team of teachers who
collaborate with the Home Room
teachers to ensure the needs of all
students are met and learning is
more personalized. We recognize
that students are individuals who
have different strengths to celebrate
and different challenges in their
learning.
INQUIRY AT ITS
BEST
What we believe:

The benefits of an inquiry-based
approach to teaching and learning
have been well documented over
several decades of educational
research. Those who promote
inquiry often describe the ease
with which it allows for the
integration of the curriculum. As
students move through the
process of inquiry, they can draw
on several ways of investigating
and expressing their growing
understandings integrating skills
and content from multiple
disciplines or learning areas.
-Kath Murdock


OUR ESSENTIAL
AGREEMENT
Is based upon the learner profiles we have already
covered in class.

Students have formulated the classroom agreement
with the teachers as a group. All of the students will
sign this agreement and will be responsible for following
it throughout the school year. The agreement will be
posted in the classroom.

The students will be asked to write an apology letter if
they forget to follow any of the agreements. We believe
this is a fair and principled way to have the students feel
responsible for their own behavior and actions.
Class Agreement
1. Be an inquirer and share ideas.
2. Be open minded at all times.
3. Be caring to everyone.
4. Be principled, honest and fair. We can follow the
rules even when nobody is watching.
5. Be courageous in our learning and in our lives, try
new things.
PARTNERS IN
EDUCATION
It takes a
village to
raise a child
Home Room Parent
Hopes and Dreams Day
UOI contributions
Cultural celebrations
International Day
Sports Day
Communication : email
GISPA

Home Learning
Final Notes and Information


* Students need healthy Lunch/snacks /no nuts please. We have also implemented
a no sharing food policy as several individuals have allergies.
* UOI letters were sent as hard copies for this unit but will be posted on the Weebly
website for the remaining 5 UOIs. We are trying to set a good example to save the
planet.
* Please email or send a note to contact us about your child not using the bus
service.
*Photograph permission
*Counselling forms.
*Hopes and Dreams forms
* Daily timings; Registration at 7:45. End of school day at 2:50.
*ASA pick up prompt at 3:45 from the ASA venue. If late then collect child from
cafeteria.
* Hats will be beneficial once the weather cools as we can take the students for
recess on the football field.

Any questions?