Welcome to Grade 3!

Fun lunches for this year are now available on www.healthyhunger.ca. Please note that if you have an account from a previous year you will have to re-add your children under their new classroom teacher. If you have any questions please email evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com.


Class Links:

National Geographic Kids                                      Unite For Literacy

Kiddle                                                                     DanceMat Typing

Code.org Sign-In  ---> CHPZLY                             Free Rice

Number Rumble                                                     Epic!

Rock Games I                                                        Rocks Game II


Tuesday, June 25: Harry Potter

Students have finally finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! It has been a long, magical journey through this story, and students have enjoyed every minute of it! We celebrated by watching the first part of the film. Ask your student what similarities and differences they noticed! Also, try and solve the Mirror of Erised challenge! This is the text on the mirror: erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi

Read it backwards (like Leonardo da Vinci) to find the true message!

Tomorrow is Sports Day in the morning, and we are going on a walk of the neighbourhood in the afternoon. Please ensure your student is dressed appropriately for the outdoor weather tomorrow! We will be walking even in some rain! Please have your student wear sunscreen, a hat and bring a waterbottle! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Last day of school is Thursday, June 27! It is early dismissal at 11:50am, report cards will be handed out this day.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk

Wednesday, June 19: Minute to Win It

It's hard to imagine that another Wednesday has come and gone. Students have been participating in their minute to win it challenges. Each task was completed three times to ensure we had an accurate depiction of the task. Some of the tasks were how many jumping jacks or high fives can you do in a minute. After trying those out, they created their own which they will be collecting data for starting tomorrow. After all their data is collected, students will be putting them into bar graphs. They has a sneak peak of what that will look like on a spread sheet today.

In writing, students are finishing up their letter to either their future grade 4 teacher or a future grade 3 students. They definitely were creative and thoughtful!

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on Thursday, June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Last day of school is Thursday, June 27! It is early dismissal at 11:50am, report cards will be handed out this day.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, June 18: Insects and Agamographs

Today students continued to work on their agamographs - they are looking wonderful! The trickiest step is folding both ways along each segment, and making sure the lines stay straight! 

Students also learned about two different insect life cycles. Students discussed how insects are invertebrates, and have exoskeletons. Insects that have a incomplete metamorphosis life cycle hatch from their egg in the same form they will have as an adult, but moult their exoskeleton as they grow. Insects that have a complete metamorphosis have a pupa (or chrysalis) where they take their adult form. Ask your student what invertebrates have in common with reptiles, and if a ladybug has a complete or incomplete metamorphosis!

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, June 17: Birds and Agamographs

We have started a new art project! Students are creating agamographs - pictures with multiple perspectives. Named after the artist Yaacov Agam, when you look at the artwork from the front it is one image, from the right another, and a third image from the left. Students have chosen an animal, and are in charge of illustrate the life cycle through three images. We will be working on this art for the next week.

Students have continued their study of animal life cycles by looking at fish and birds. Ask your student what the two life cycles have in common, and what are some characteristics of each classification! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Thursday, June 13: Adventure Downtown!

Wow! What a day! Today students spent the day with the wonderful Mrs. Bean from City Hall School, and surprise visitors Ms. Donna and Ms. Amy from our time at Telus SPARK! 

It was a long, hot day of fun in the sun. We started at City Hall and walked through East Village to St. Patrick's Island, and found a wonderful playground (and giant hill to roll down). We then walked to the new library and had enjoyed lunch outside in the shade. After some time exploring inside (and finding lots of new books to try!), we walked to Village Ice Cream and had a treat. 

Thank you to all of the parents who came with us, we had a wonderful day outside! Please make sure your student drinks lots of water this evening! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, June 12: Father's Day and Reptiles

Today students finished up their Father's Day surprise! They will be coming home tomorrow afternoon. 

Students also discussed the life cycle of a reptile. We first discussed characteristics of a reptile - they are vertebrates, they are cold-blooded, they can be omnivores, herbivores and carnivores - and we found a variety of different reptile examples (ask your student which one is their favourite!). Students then learned about the life cycle of a sea turtle, and about the challenges that they face in order to survive from egg to hatchling to juvenile to adult. Ask your student what percentage of eggs make it to adulthood and back to the beach to lay eggs!

Tomorrow is our field trip! We will be spending a large portion of the day outside, please check the weather and dress appropriately! Bring a hat, water, snacks, a lunch, and money for ice cream if you would like. Wear sunscreen!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13. There is the option for students to buy ice cream from Village Ice Cream. The costs are -  $5 for a cup, $6 for a cone and $7 for a waffle cone.
    If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please provide them with the money or send an alternate snack for this time. Any concerns about allergies, please check their website. https://villageicecream.com/
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Reptile Life Cycle:

Sea Turtle Life Cycle Diagram with all stages including laying eggs hatchling way to the ocean and adult simple useful chart for biology science education Stock Vector - 80631828


Monday, June 10: Amphibians and Zoos

Over the past few days students have been learning about the life cycle and characteristics of various animal classifications. We began with amphibians - what do they have in common? How do they grow? Students watched a video that showed raising a frog from egg to adult, and raising a salamander from egg to adult. How are their life cycles the same? Today we started learning about the giant salamander in Japan. How long was it? Why is it called monstrous?

In math students are constructing their zoo habitats. Ask your student what materials they are constructing the zoo out of, and what is the perimeter?

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13. There is the option for students to buy ice cream from Village Ice Cream. The costs are -  $5 for a cup, $6 for a cone and $7 for a waffle cone.
    If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please provide them with the money or send an alternate snack for this time. Any concerns about allergies, please check their website. https://villageicecream.com/
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, June 5: Animal Research and Data

Students are now researching a new animal as part of our study of animal life cycles. Part of their research is looking more in depth, and beyond basic understanding. For example, what adaptations does the animal have that allows it to thrive in its habitat?

In our number talks students have been focusing on data analysis. This includes discussing the various components of a graph (such as the title, the axis, etc) and possible ways to represent their information (for example, what kind of graph would be the best to show your information?).

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, June 4: Marshall Springs

This afternoon students walked to Marshall Springs School! It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk. We arrived and met Mrs. George and Mr. Short in one of the grade 4 classrooms. After a brief welcome all of the grade 3 students were paired off with student ambassadors in grade 7, 8 and 9 and were given a tour of the school. Students checked out the two gyms, the learning commons, the art room, wood shop, food room, drama room and other important places (like lockers and the vending machines). The ambassadors and Mrs. George answered many student questions, including ones about options and clubs for next year. Students also learned they would have two teachers, one for "humanities" (language arts and social studies) and one for math and science. Ask your student which option they are most excited for! 

If you have any questions then please feel free to check out the Marshall Springs website. Marshall Springs is also having an open house Celebration of Learning on June 20 from 4:30-6:00pm, and you are welcome to visit and explore!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, June 3: Animal Classification 

Students have begun to study animals and their life cycles. We have spent a few hours reviewing what is the difference between living and non-living things, and building criteria for each category. Ask your student if a stick, a cloud and a worm are living or non-living and why! Today we began looking at further classification of animals - particularly looking at how and why scientists classify animals. Students were given a group of pictures and had to sort them into 2 categories, then 4, then 6. Ask your student what categories they made, and why would cute/not cute be considered unscientific? (HINT: look out for the term subjective!). Students also learned the terms invertebrate and vertebrate. Ask your student what is a vertebra and if humans have one!

We are walking to Marshall Springs TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 4. We will be leaving at approximately 12:50pm and will return by 3:00pm. Please check the weather and dress appropriately for a walk!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, May 29: Discover Archaeology!

What an exciting day! This morning we began our day as usually but it quickly changed into a discovery of various artifacts and tasks. Students participated in 4 stations that ranged from examining various ancient weapons (none were used), building a bison skeleton and more. Here are some pictures to showcase a small bit of it. Ask your child what they enjoyed most and what they learned. 

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Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible! 
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4. We will be leaving at approximately 1:00pm and will return by 3:00pm. 

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, May 28: Canadian Plate Challenge

CHALLENGE: If you were making a Canadian Meal, what would you make? And why? Where would the food come from in Canada? What other resources do we use as a family that come from Canada?

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5. 
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, May 27: Resources

Today students continued to check on their praying mantis'. Students noticed that there was a high mortality rate over the weekend, and we brainstormed why that might be. What need was not met? 

Students also continued their study of resources. Ask your student what is a good, what is a resource and what is a service and for examples from Canada! Today students used their research skills to find examples of resources in Ukraine, Peru, China, Australia, Tunisia and India. How are they the same? How are they different? Why would they be different from ours?

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home today. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5. 
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Friday, May 24

The first thing that students did when they came in this morning was check their praying mantis'! Many have survived, we will check on them again on Monday! Today students continued to develop their idea of resources by talking about what is a natural resource and goods and services. Students also talked about the ecological impact of natural resources, and how we can be responsible consumers. For example, planting trees to replace ones cut down for processing. 

Today was also the Volunteer Tea. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping this year, we could not do what we do without your support! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home today. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • New Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back on Wednesday, June 5. 

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, May 22: Praying Mantis'!

They have hatched!

This morning Mrs. Hordyk looked at the eggs to discover one had hatched. This meant a change in the morning. Immediately we gathered together and watched as the praying mantis hatched from their egg sac. We created a sketch of what was happening as well as some observations and wonderings. Tomorrow we will go  out as a class and create individual habitats for the praying mantis as they need to be separated to increase their survival rate. We will also be feeding them flightless fruit flies. It is definitely an exciting time!

In math, students are designing their own zoo. Using the given area they have calculated their perimeter and beginning to design it on grid paper. They are discovering although the area is the same, there are many different designs they can come up with.

Quick Reminders: 

  • Volunteer Tea is on May 24th at 10:30am. Please email Mrs. Robinson (lerobinson@cbe.ab.ca) if you would like to attend.
  • Fun Lunch is tomorrow, Thursday, May 23rd. 
  • New Scholastic orders went home yesterday, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back on Wednesday, June 5. 

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk

Ms. Hordyk

Welcome to Grade 3!

Fun lunches for this year are now available on www.healthyhunger.ca. Please note that if you have an account from a previous year you will have to re-add your children under their new classroom teacher. If you have any questions please email evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com.


Class Links:

National Geographic Kids                                      Unite For Literacy

Kiddle                                                                     DanceMat Typing

Code.org Sign-In  ---> CHPZLY                             Free Rice

Number Rumble                                                     Epic!

Rock Games I                                                        Rocks Game II


Tuesday, June 25: Harry Potter

Students have finally finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! It has been a long, magical journey through this story, and students have enjoyed every minute of it! We celebrated by watching the first part of the film. Ask your student what similarities and differences they noticed! Also, try and solve the Mirror of Erised challenge! This is the text on the mirror: erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi

Read it backwards (like Leonardo da Vinci) to find the true message!

Tomorrow is Sports Day in the morning, and we are going on a walk of the neighbourhood in the afternoon. Please ensure your student is dressed appropriately for the outdoor weather tomorrow! We will be walking even in some rain! Please have your student wear sunscreen, a hat and bring a waterbottle! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Last day of school is Thursday, June 27! It is early dismissal at 11:50am, report cards will be handed out this day.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk

Wednesday, June 19: Minute to Win It

It's hard to imagine that another Wednesday has come and gone. Students have been participating in their minute to win it challenges. Each task was completed three times to ensure we had an accurate depiction of the task. Some of the tasks were how many jumping jacks or high fives can you do in a minute. After trying those out, they created their own which they will be collecting data for starting tomorrow. After all their data is collected, students will be putting them into bar graphs. They has a sneak peak of what that will look like on a spread sheet today.

In writing, students are finishing up their letter to either their future grade 4 teacher or a future grade 3 students. They definitely were creative and thoughtful!

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on Thursday, June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Last day of school is Thursday, June 27! It is early dismissal at 11:50am, report cards will be handed out this day.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, June 18: Insects and Agamographs

Today students continued to work on their agamographs - they are looking wonderful! The trickiest step is folding both ways along each segment, and making sure the lines stay straight! 

Students also learned about two different insect life cycles. Students discussed how insects are invertebrates, and have exoskeletons. Insects that have a incomplete metamorphosis life cycle hatch from their egg in the same form they will have as an adult, but moult their exoskeleton as they grow. Insects that have a complete metamorphosis have a pupa (or chrysalis) where they take their adult form. Ask your student what invertebrates have in common with reptiles, and if a ladybug has a complete or incomplete metamorphosis!

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, June 17: Birds and Agamographs

We have started a new art project! Students are creating agamographs - pictures with multiple perspectives. Named after the artist Yaacov Agam, when you look at the artwork from the front it is one image, from the right another, and a third image from the left. Students have chosen an animal, and are in charge of illustrate the life cycle through three images. We will be working on this art for the next week.

Students have continued their study of animal life cycles by looking at fish and birds. Ask your student what the two life cycles have in common, and what are some characteristics of each classification! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!
  • Special Snack and Sports Day are coming up on Wednesday, June 26.

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Thursday, June 13: Adventure Downtown!

Wow! What a day! Today students spent the day with the wonderful Mrs. Bean from City Hall School, and surprise visitors Ms. Donna and Ms. Amy from our time at Telus SPARK! 

It was a long, hot day of fun in the sun. We started at City Hall and walked through East Village to St. Patrick's Island, and found a wonderful playground (and giant hill to roll down). We then walked to the new library and had enjoyed lunch outside in the shade. After some time exploring inside (and finding lots of new books to try!), we walked to Village Ice Cream and had a treat. 

Thank you to all of the parents who came with us, we had a wonderful day outside! Please make sure your student drinks lots of water this evening! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, June 12: Father's Day and Reptiles

Today students finished up their Father's Day surprise! They will be coming home tomorrow afternoon. 

Students also discussed the life cycle of a reptile. We first discussed characteristics of a reptile - they are vertebrates, they are cold-blooded, they can be omnivores, herbivores and carnivores - and we found a variety of different reptile examples (ask your student which one is their favourite!). Students then learned about the life cycle of a sea turtle, and about the challenges that they face in order to survive from egg to hatchling to juvenile to adult. Ask your student what percentage of eggs make it to adulthood and back to the beach to lay eggs!

Tomorrow is our field trip! We will be spending a large portion of the day outside, please check the weather and dress appropriately! Bring a hat, water, snacks, a lunch, and money for ice cream if you would like. Wear sunscreen!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13. There is the option for students to buy ice cream from Village Ice Cream. The costs are -  $5 for a cup, $6 for a cone and $7 for a waffle cone.
    If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please provide them with the money or send an alternate snack for this time. Any concerns about allergies, please check their website. https://villageicecream.com/
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Reptile Life Cycle:

Sea Turtle Life Cycle Diagram with all stages including laying eggs hatchling way to the ocean and adult simple useful chart for biology science education Stock Vector - 80631828


Monday, June 10: Amphibians and Zoos

Over the past few days students have been learning about the life cycle and characteristics of various animal classifications. We began with amphibians - what do they have in common? How do they grow? Students watched a video that showed raising a frog from egg to adult, and raising a salamander from egg to adult. How are their life cycles the same? Today we started learning about the giant salamander in Japan. How long was it? Why is it called monstrous?

In math students are constructing their zoo habitats. Ask your student what materials they are constructing the zoo out of, and what is the perimeter?

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13. There is the option for students to buy ice cream from Village Ice Cream. The costs are -  $5 for a cup, $6 for a cone and $7 for a waffle cone.
    If you would like your child to purchase ice cream, please provide them with the money or send an alternate snack for this time. Any concerns about allergies, please check their website. https://villageicecream.com/
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, June 5: Animal Research and Data

Students are now researching a new animal as part of our study of animal life cycles. Part of their research is looking more in depth, and beyond basic understanding. For example, what adaptations does the animal have that allows it to thrive in its habitat?

In our number talks students have been focusing on data analysis. This includes discussing the various components of a graph (such as the title, the axis, etc) and possible ways to represent their information (for example, what kind of graph would be the best to show your information?).

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Spring Fling is on June 20! Please send in the bottom of the purple form if you have a song request!

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, June 4: Marshall Springs

This afternoon students walked to Marshall Springs School! It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk. We arrived and met Mrs. George and Mr. Short in one of the grade 4 classrooms. After a brief welcome all of the grade 3 students were paired off with student ambassadors in grade 7, 8 and 9 and were given a tour of the school. Students checked out the two gyms, the learning commons, the art room, wood shop, food room, drama room and other important places (like lockers and the vending machines). The ambassadors and Mrs. George answered many student questions, including ones about options and clubs for next year. Students also learned they would have two teachers, one for "humanities" (language arts and social studies) and one for math and science. Ask your student which option they are most excited for! 

If you have any questions then please feel free to check out the Marshall Springs website. Marshall Springs is also having an open house Celebration of Learning on June 20 from 4:30-6:00pm, and you are welcome to visit and explore!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, June 3: Animal Classification 

Students have begun to study animals and their life cycles. We have spent a few hours reviewing what is the difference between living and non-living things, and building criteria for each category. Ask your student if a stick, a cloud and a worm are living or non-living and why! Today we began looking at further classification of animals - particularly looking at how and why scientists classify animals. Students were given a group of pictures and had to sort them into 2 categories, then 4, then 6. Ask your student what categories they made, and why would cute/not cute be considered unscientific? (HINT: look out for the term subjective!). Students also learned the terms invertebrate and vertebrate. Ask your student what is a vertebra and if humans have one!

We are walking to Marshall Springs TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 4. We will be leaving at approximately 12:50pm and will return by 3:00pm. Please check the weather and dress appropriately for a walk!

Quick Reminders: 

  • We will be going on our field trip downtown Calgary on Thursday, June 13.
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, May 29: Discover Archaeology!

What an exciting day! This morning we began our day as usually but it quickly changed into a discovery of various artifacts and tasks. Students participated in 4 stations that ranged from examining various ancient weapons (none were used), building a bison skeleton and more. Here are some pictures to showcase a small bit of it. Ask your child what they enjoyed most and what they learned. 

 .  


Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible! 
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5.  
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4. We will be leaving at approximately 1:00pm and will return by 3:00pm. 

Have a wonderful evening! 

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Tuesday, May 28: Canadian Plate Challenge

CHALLENGE: If you were making a Canadian Meal, what would you make? And why? Where would the food come from in Canada? What other resources do we use as a family that come from Canada?

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5. 
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Monday, May 27: Resources

Today students continued to check on their praying mantis'. Students noticed that there was a high mortality rate over the weekend, and we brainstormed why that might be. What need was not met? 

Students also continued their study of resources. Ask your student what is a good, what is a resource and what is a service and for examples from Canada! Today students used their research skills to find examples of resources in Ukraine, Peru, China, Australia, Tunisia and India. How are they the same? How are they different? Why would they be different from ours?

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home today. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back by Wednesday, June 5. 
  • We are walking to Marshall Springs next week on Tuesday, June 4

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Friday, May 24

The first thing that students did when they came in this morning was check their praying mantis'! Many have survived, we will check on them again on Monday! Today students continued to develop their idea of resources by talking about what is a natural resource and goods and services. Students also talked about the ecological impact of natural resources, and how we can be responsible consumers. For example, planting trees to replace ones cut down for processing. 

Today was also the Volunteer Tea. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping this year, we could not do what we do without your support! 

Quick Reminders: 

  • New field trip forms went home today. Please sign and sent back to school as soon as possible!
  • New Scholastic orders went home, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back on Wednesday, June 5. 

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk


Wednesday, May 22: Praying Mantis'!

They have hatched!

This morning Mrs. Hordyk looked at the eggs to discover one had hatched. This meant a change in the morning. Immediately we gathered together and watched as the praying mantis hatched from their egg sac. We created a sketch of what was happening as well as some observations and wonderings. Tomorrow we will go  out as a class and create individual habitats for the praying mantis as they need to be separated to increase their survival rate. We will also be feeding them flightless fruit flies. It is definitely an exciting time!

In math, students are designing their own zoo. Using the given area they have calculated their perimeter and beginning to design it on grid paper. They are discovering although the area is the same, there are many different designs they can come up with.

Quick Reminders: 

  • Volunteer Tea is on May 24th at 10:30am. Please email Mrs. Robinson (lerobinson@cbe.ab.ca) if you would like to attend.
  • Fun Lunch is tomorrow, Thursday, May 23rd. 
  • New Scholastic orders went home yesterday, they are our final orders of the year! They are due back on Wednesday, June 5. 

Have a wonderful evening!

- Ms. Bell and Mrs. Hordyk

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