Grade 3

                                        
Just a reminder that we begin fall break today. I wish you a relaxing break and I look forward to seeing you on October 17th.

Mrs. Preece

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October 3-7

This week students begun a new unit in science on rocks and minerals. We started with a brainstorming session to see what information we already knew about rocks and what questions we had. Tuesday we brought rocks from home and used our scientific skills to sort them using properties (size, colour, texture). Students are very excited to learn more about rocks and minerals after the fall break. 

In math we have focused on learning how to count money (5,10,25 cents and 1,2,5,10,20, 50,100 dollar bills) and to correctly place the $ and ¢ symbol when writing them down.

In social studies we are focusing on reading about quality of life in India. In ELA we are getting closer to completing our novel study with students very engrossed in Charlotte's plan to save Wilbur.

WOW words

  • will
  • up
  • other
  • about
  • out
  • many
  • then
  • them
  • these
  • so

Important Dates

  • October 7-System Non-Instructional day (no school)
  • October 7-14- Fall break (no school)
  • October 17-First day back after break

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

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September 26-30

This week is Truth and Reconciliation week and our focus has been on learning more about the Indigenous people of Alberta and their history.

Our school is participating Orange T-shirt day this Thursday to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, as there is not school on Friday. Please wear your orange T-shirts on Thursday.

 In math, we are focusing on comparing numbers using place value strategies as well as skip counting. For Science, students completed their frog research final copy. In Social studies students continued to focus on what quality of life looks like in other countries.

WOW words

  • will
  • up
  • other
  • about
  • out
  • many
  • then
  • them
  • these
  • so

Important Dates

  • Monday September 26-Picture orders due
  • September 26-30: Truth & Reconciliation Week
  • Thursday September 29-Orange shirt day
  • Friday September 30- National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (no school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


================================= September 19-23

What a great week we had. As a class we set a record 119 laps on Friday for the Terry For run and our school beat our $300 fundraising goal. Thank you for all your support.

Last week we begun our frog research and we will continue this week. In Social we learned about quality of life in Peru as it compares to ours and we will carry on this work this week looking at Ukraine. In math we are focusing on comparing numbers and identifying the value of a given digit in a number with relations to the place value chart. Our Charlotte's Web novel study will continue this week.

Words of the week

  • there
  • use
  • an
  • each
  • which
  • she
  • do
  • how
  • their
  • if

Important Dates

  • Thursday September 22 – Treaty 7 Day & Fall Equinox
  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)
  • Monday September 26-Picture orders due
  • September 26-30: Truth & Reconciliation Week
  • Thursday September 29-Orange shirt day
  • Friday September 30- National day of Truth and Reconciliation (no school)
  • Friday October 7- Non-Instructional Day (No school)
  • October 10-14- Fall Break (No school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca



===========================================September 12-16

This week we are continuing our novel study on Charlotte's web. We are also starting a mini research on frogs in Science and continuing to learn about quality of life focusing on Peru. In math, we continue our work with place value to 10,000. We are also learning about Terry Fox's legacy as we prepare for our run this week.

Words of the week

  • at
  • be
  • this
  • have
  • from
  • or
  • one
  • had
  • by
  • word

Toonies for Terry Fox

Our class last week had fun running laps for Terry. We are continuing our school our goal of completing Terry’s journey by running the distance from Thunder Bay to Victoria . Thank you to those families that have sent in donations already. There is still time to send in your Toonie before Friday. Online donations are also welcome. Our school goal is to collect $300! Please help us reach our goal.

Important Dates

  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)
  • Friday September 30- National day of Truth and Reconciliation (no school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


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September 6-9

This week we will continue our novel study on Charlotte's web. In Social studies, we have learned about quality of life and what determines a good quality of life. We will continue to explore this topic. In Science, we will begin a short guided research on frogs. Math has us applying our understanding of representing numbers to 100, 000.

Words of the week

  • but
  • not
  • what
  • all
  • were
  • we
  • when
  • your
  • can
  • said

Terry Fox

We are kicking off our Terry Fox weeks. As a school, our goal is to complete Terry’s journey by running the distance from Thunder Bay to Victoria over the next two weeks. Our school will be collecting Toonies for Terry. Online donations are also welcome. Our school goal is to collect $300! Please help us reach our goal.

Important Dates

  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

===========================================September 12-16

This week we are continuing our novel study on Charlotte's web. We are also starting a mini research on frogs in Science and continuing to learn about quality of life focusing on Peru. In math, we continue our work with place value to 10,000. We are also learning about Terry Fox's legacy as we prepare for our run this week.

Words of the week

  • at
  • be
  • this
  • have
  • from
  • or
  • one
  • had
  • by
  • word

Toonies for Terry Fox

Our class last week had fun running laps for Terry. We are continuing our school our goal of completing Terry’s journey by running the distance from Thunder Bay to Victoria . Thank you to those families that have sent in donations already. There is still time to send in your Toonie before Friday. Online donations are also welcome. Our school goal is to collect $300! Please help us reach our goal.

Important Dates

  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)
  • Friday September 30- National day of Truth and Reconciliation (no school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


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September 6-9

This week we will continue our novel study on Charlotte's web. In Social studies, we have learned about quality of life and what determines a good quality of life. We will continue to explore this topic. In Science, we will begin a short guided research on frogs. Math has us applying our understanding of representing numbers to 100, 000.

Words of the week

  • but
  • not
  • what
  • all
  • were
  • we
  • when
  • your
  • can
  • said

Terry Fox

We are kicking off our Terry Fox weeks. As a school, our goal is to complete Terry’s journey by running the distance from Thunder Bay to Victoria over the next two weeks. Our school will be collecting Toonies for Terry. Online donations are also welcome. Our school goal is to collect $300! Please help us reach our goal.

Important Dates

  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

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August 29-September 2 

This week we will continue our Charlotte's web novel study. In Math we will be representing numbers to 1,000 using pictures, in words, and understanding the digit value within the place value chart. In Science we will be looking at life cycles of frogs. 

 Library books

 Students will be signing out 2 books per week. 1 book will be staying at school for silent reading and one book will go home. All books going home must be back at school on Tuesday in preparation for library exchange on Wednesdays.

Words of the week

  • he
  • was
  • for
  • on
  • are
  • as
  • with
  • his
  • they
  • I

Important Dates

  • Monday September 5- Labour Day (No school)
  • Friday September 23- Non-Instructional Day (No school)

 

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

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August 22-26

The Teacher Page will be updated once a week on Mondays to give you a week at a glance of what is happening in the classroom. I am posting today because the post I wrote on Monday did not post. 


This week we in math we have focused on place value to 1,000 in math. In English Language Arts and Literature we focused on paragraph writing that have a topic sentence, supporting facts and a conclusion. We also have read the first 2 chapters of Charlotte's Web.

Words of the week

We started our word of the weeks. Each week students will review 10 words in class and will be bringing home a list to practice. There are some suggestions on the list of how they can practice at home.

  • the
  • of
  • and
  • a
  • to
  • in
  • is
  • you
  • that
  • it

Important dates

Monday August 22- Picture day

Thursday August 25- Meet the teacher evening 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Monday September 5- Labour Day (No school)


Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


========================================== August 19

We have had a fabulous first week together and I want to thank you for helping me make this possible. 

Classroom essentials:

Please note that you do not need to send any school supplies with your child, we have everything we need

A reminder that all students do need to have a pair of indoor shoes (clearly labelled).  A plastic water bottle and a set of headphone is recommended. 


Physical Education:

Next week students will be going outside for gym class and I am asking that students bring a hat and a water bottle.


Important dates

Monday August 22- Picture day

Thursday August 25- Meet the teacher evening 5:30 pm-7:30 pm


Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


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Welcome to Grade 3 with Mrs. Preece


Welcome back for the 2022-2023 school year! I hope that you’ve had a wonderful summer break. 

My name is Karla Pineda Preece and I will be your child’s teacher. I am thrilled to be welcoming students into our classroom on Monday, August 15, 2022

On the first day of school, check the class lists outside the school to confirm your child’s teacher. Teachers will be outside with signs for students to identify them.  Students will then meet their teacher near the playground line up and enter through the doors facing the parking lot. 

Staff will be outside at 7:53 and the bell to line up will ring at 7:58 am, students will enter the school with their teacher at 8:00 am, and are dismissed out the same door at 2:40pm. 

Please have students arrive with:

  • Indoor shoes (to leave at school) 
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snack (please note that all garbage from lunches goes back home)
  • Backpack for all belongings
  • Headphones (labelled with your child’s name, if your child does not have headphones to bring, they will use the shared ones in the classroom) 
  • All personal belongings labelled with name
  • *Please note that you do not need to send any school supplies with your child, we have everything we need! Thank you!

Important notes:

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing your children and getting our school year off to a great start on Monday, August 15th. 


Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Preece

kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca


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