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Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Math Games

Online Math Games

Online Place Value Games are available and effective. See our web site for links to games # 6, 7, and 8.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Class Website

Class Website
Our new site is found at

Please use this direct link and bookmark it at home.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Reading Chapter 9: Charlotte's Web, novel by E.B. White

Due to reading about Charlotte's legs having seven segments, this diagram points them out quite clearly. (Research the internet for further interesting information.)
Diagram of a spider, with the leg segments colour-coded: coxa=grey, trochanter=red, femur=green, patella=blue, tibia=purple, metatarsus=brown, tarsus=cyan

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New class website View our website and note that although it is still under construction it does contain pertinent information.

Interim reports have gone home and come back signed and students are currently working on achieving their goal of attaining twelve points in the Accelerated Reading program. Any student who wishes my help is more than welcome to spend twenty minutes after school working with me in this area. Report cards go home March 6th!

The three spaceships in our class, named Discovery, Starship and Galaxy Hunter contain a group of students; each one responsible for different needs on board their ship. More news to follow.

The five dwarf planets recognized by the IAU are Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris

This is a picture of the dwarf planet Haumea and its two moons, Hi'aka and Namaka. On Sept. 17, 2008 it was designated a dwarf planet and given a Polynesian name.

Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

In class, we'll be viewing the terrific photos of Literacy Day...sent to us RL's Mom :-). Thanks for being here parents and also, thanks Debbi for sending the photos.

The Solar System trading cards are published and in the students' hands now. Also, if anyone wants to comment on any of our entries, it is quite easy now that it's set for everyone to just click and type. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

From your teacher:
Primary education is a critical stage in children's development. It shapes them for life. As well as giving them the essential tools for learning, it is about them experiencing the joy of discovery, solving problems, being creative, developing their self-confidence as learners and maturing socially and emotionally. I believe in raising standards and equipping all students for success. Combing building on success with making learning fun is my goal.

The students are creating their own Solar System trading cards and continuing with Powerpoint presentations. Feel free to enter the classroom to view these well-above Grade three creations. 

We are celebrating Literacy Day today! Parents are invited to come in this morning and read along with students. Just choose a book and read together for the first hour! Let's show our enjoyment of reading.

Friday's measurement lesson involves making macaroni and cheese from scratch. Since this will be a recess snack, students will still require a lunch. (Parents are commended for sending in wholesome and healthy lunches which include vegetables and fruit.) 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Arctic Canada

Students, I hope you have a moment to check this link about Arctic Canada at home before you attend class tomorrow, Monday, January 26, 2009.
Check to see which three territories The Canadian Arctic covers. We talked about the treeline. Also how does temperature play a part in determining which other areas are within the Arctic?
Also, click on the link Arctic which appears in the top right hand corner of the above website for more images. Peruse (powerful verb for look over and study) the first paragraph and some images for perhaps 5 - 10 minutes. I'm looking forward to seeing you all and to our discussion after we all check this out in the computer lab first thing in the morning. Mrs M. Holloway


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