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Captain Michael VandenBos P. S.

Captain Michael VandenBos P. S. Bonne Fête à: le 1er : Mya le 9: Jenah le

Bonne Fête à:

le 1er : Mya le 9: Jenah le 22 : Matthew
le 1er :
Mya
le 9:
Jenah
le 22 :
Matthew

Dates to Remember:

Sunday, April 1st:

Joyeux poisson d’avril!

Thursday, April 5th:

Last day of Swim to

Survive (am)

Friday, April 6th (Good Friday) and Monday, April 9th (Easter Mon- day): No school for

staff and students.

Friday, April 13th:

Dance-a-Thon; Pledge

envelopes due!

Tuesday, April 17th:

Pizza Day

Thursday, April 19th:

SCC meeting 6:30 pm

Sunday, April 22nd:

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 25th:

Popcorn Day

Monday, April 30th:

Success Assembly at 12:30 pm; Twin Day

May 30th and June 4th & 5th: EQAO Testing (Math only for Grade 3

French Immersion)

Captain Michael VandenBos P. S. Bonne Fête à: le 1er : Mya le 9: Jenah le
Class Flash!
Class Flash!

avril 2012

3e année - classes de Mme Power et Mme Jacquie

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What’s going on in our classroom?

dictionary at home to ensure good comprehension. Reading aloud will help them to prac- tice their pronunciation and make further connections with what they are reading.

We continue to send home a

new “Devoirs” package every

Friday to further practice the

language activities being stud-

ied in class. Thank you for continuing to check and sign

your child’s homework

completion weekly.

Mathématiques: We have

completed our study of 2D and 3D geometry and will now ap- ply our understanding of these concepts to help us measure mass and capacity (litre, grams, kilograms). Following this, we will begin our focused study of multiplication and division. Please continue to discuss the usefulness of the- se calculations as they arise at

home. In grade 3 the children are expected to know their mul- tiplication tables to 7x12.

Sciences: We have already begun our Structures unit. Thank you to Scientist Debi Foster for guiding us through as informative and exciting work- shop. Our bridges were a huge success! We will continue to investigate the ability of struc- tures to support a load, modifi- cations that can be made to add strength and stability to structures, the impact of forces on structures, and their impact on the environment.

Études sociales:

We are wrapping up our unit on

Captain Michael VandenBos P. S. Bonne Fête à: le 1er : Mya le 9: Jenah le

urban and rural communities and will soon begin our study of early pioneer settlers and first nation peoples in Upper Canada around

the 1800’s.

Français: We are currently working on a writing assignment, practising the use of procedural writing to explain how to make a

favourite sandwich. We continue

to focus on reading comprehen-

sion (going back to the text to find answers and supporting vocabulary) and good writing practices (ie. writing complete sentences, sequencing ideas in paragraphs, etc.). We will also review identifying

Captain Michael VandenBos P. S. Bonne Fête à: le 1er : Mya le 9: Jenah le

the key features and

elements

of a story (ie. characters, set- ting, plot). We have completed our final set of Running Record reading evaluations for the year and will continue our Home Read- ing program on an as-needed ba- sis. Whether books are brought home from school or sourced through personal/public libraries, the students should continue to engage in the reading process by looking up new words in a French

     
Friendly Reminders: * PLEASE LOOK OVER and SIGN your child’s AGENDA order to improve his/her subse-
 

Friendly Reminders:

 
     

* PLEASE LOOK OVER and

   

SIGN your child’s AGENDA

order to improve his/her subse-

Honesty:

EVERY NIGHT. Several chil-

quent work.

Being honest in all that we

dren are not completing their

* Atchoooooo! Allergy season is

do encourages others to

homework nor studying. Paren-

upon us earlier than usual. Do-

have confidence and trust in

tal support and guidance is

nations of more Kleenex would

us. When we are honest,

critical for your child to be suc-

be greatly appreciated. Thank

our character shines

cessful in demonstrating their full

you to the 2 families that have

through and we feel good

potential. Please be sure to help

already sent in a contribution.

about ourselves.

your child check the previous

Make honesty your policy!

week’s homework corrections in