Welcome to the Grade 3 blog. It has been a busy first week, as the Grade 3 class has begun to settle into their routines.
This week, we read some great books, including Tiger's Tail, Extra Yarn, I'm Here and Xander's Panda Party. The class wrote about themselves, letters to the teacher and their first TWAS (This Week At School) journal entry. We have started to create self-portraits to jump-start their thinking about their identity. These will be displayed around the classroom.
Our first building project will be making Solar Cookers with Mr. Pavlove. Students will be working in partners to build and test a solar cooker. To make this work, we need help with the supplies. I will be introducing the project next week and sending home more information.
If possible, please send some, or all, of the following materials to school by September 16:
- Reflective Materials (hint: inside of Chip bag work really well)
- Cardboard (boxes, flat, at least two smaller cardboard boxes would be ideal)
- Duct Tape, Packing Tape
- Materials to insulate (cotton, bubble wrap, tissue paper, paper towel, styrofoam)
SchoolMessenger - Don’t miss out on school messages
New this school year, parents and guardians who want to receive all messages sent from the school need to subscribe and opt-in. It will only take a minute to ensure you don’t miss out on important information.
Due to federal legislation (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, or CASL), parents need to subscribe online if you want to continue receiving electronic messages on “commercial” school topics such as school fees, field trip costs, book sales, picture days, fun lunches and more.
Starting on Oct. 1, if you have not subscribed online, you will stop receiving these types of messages from your school and the Calgary Board of Education. You will still receive messages on non-commercial topics such as class projects, parent-teacher conferences and student absences.
: To subscribe, go to www.cbe.ab.ca/subscribe. Be sure to provide your primary email address on file at your school (i.e. the email where you receive school messages and that you use to log into your My CBE Account, if applicable).
In addition, if you want to be able to receive any text messages sent by your school or the Calgary Board of Education, you also need to opt-in for texts.
To opt-in for text messages, use your cell phone to text the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.
Or, you can simply reply YES (or Y) on Sept. 1 when you receive an automated text message from our system, asking you to opt-in.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
21 - Picture Day
22 - Early Dismissal (12:50)
Meet the Teacher (Homeroom Teacher Only) 5:00 – 8:00 PM
23 - Non-Instructional Day – No school for students
Meet the Teacher 8:30 – 11:30 AM (Homeroom Teacher Only)
29 - Terry Fox Day
30 - Terry Fox Run and Assembly