This week in English language arts we have officially started our last portion of English sounds. We have learned all about /qu/ and /ou/. We have also learned four new sight words. This week they were; some, have, your, what.
In maths we continued learning about shapes. The features of the shapes also enabled us to learn all about classifying. We classified them by all the possible categories; their sides, their edges, their faces. We also classified a group of monsters by their body parts just for fun!
In Social studies we have continued exploring maps and globes. This time that lead us to learn about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the Earth. We learned about all of them and their location of our planet. It was quite opening to how different various parts of Earth are!
For Kindergarten and Prekindergarten we have decided to recognize the whole family as our students are not yet completely independent and rely on parents’ help to succeed with schoolwork.
For the month of May, I have chosen Neel and the Bhojwani family. This month Neel has attended every single virtual lesson and was always actively participating. He was motivated to work, even when the activities were challenging. Each day his voice was shining through his schoolwork and the additional projects that I received from him and his parents. He has also made incredible progress since the beginning of virtual learning. It’s been pure joy to work with him and see him blossom!
Liliana Lublinski Lili has been exceptionally active during the VLE time. She Produced several excellent videos where (she and her dog Yuki!) taught us about science or how to help the environment. She showed outstanding commitment in her group project in Social Studies. She was the only student representing our class in the Math Kangaroo in Polish. She is also a very kind and caring friend, making sure everyone is happy and always ready to compromise.
I have chosen Arnur as the third grade student of the month!
Arnur is a hard-working and caring student in the third grade! During this period of VLE, Arnur has continuously been committed to doing his best. He participates in all of his classes and even attends additional, optional classes with enthusiasm. During group work, Arnur collaborates with his peers and is kind to everyone. When something is challenging, he does his best to work through the problem, demonstrating a growth mindset. Arnur is not afraid to take risks in his learning and try new things! He is a brave and courageous person. Since the beginning of the year, Arnur has consistently been recognized by various teachers in the D12 building for his impeccable manners. He is polite, calm, courteous, and respectful to all. We are proud to have Arnur in our class!
The third graders have been hard at work! We have finished both our engineering unit and our unit on machines. As we finished our read aloud Charlotte’s Web, the students had some design challenges related to the book.
First they were tasked with designed a pig pen for Wilbur. They got very creative!
Next, the students created a web for Charlotte, using materials they had at home!
Our third graders were “President for a Week.” They learned about the different branches and levels of government, as well as the roles for each. They worked in groups to come up with problems to solutions and with the legislative branch to approve laws that were created by Congress. They also appointed their own Cabinet, created a monument, and wrote a presidential speech! We also learned about the levels and branches of government.
We read and compared types of traditional literature, including fairy tales and folktales. The students deciphered which parts were reality and which elements were fantasy. The students are practicing writing their own realistic fiction stories. Next week, they will get a chance to practice their fantasy writing! After reading Hansel and Gretel, the students even designed their own candy houses!
We also learned about folk art, which ended with the students creating some magnificent artwork! A job well done, third graders! Keep up the amazing work!