Our classmate, Makayla, went to Vancouver Island with her family last week. Here are some photos she took on her trip.
Thanks for sharing, Makayla!
Has anyone else in our class ever been to Vancouver Island?
Today we had a bat presentation in our class by Batty Patty! She showed us a lot of great pictures of bats and told us some new interesting facts! She showed us what a bat house looks like and how we can help bats.
We also got to play a game to demonstrate how a bat mommy can find her pup.
What new information did you learn about bats?
We have been working on this art project in steps over the past couple of weeks and most of the class finished today! The sunsets were made with watercolour paints. To make the grass students blew blobs of black paint with a straw and then used a toothpick to spread it out. After students made their bats out of construction paper. Great work, grade 3’s!
What was your favourite part of making the bat sunset pictures?
In our novel, Silverwing, Shade and Marina have finally met Goth and Throbb.
What do you think is going to happen next in Silverwing?
Students in our class have the privilege of sitting on exercise balls this year instead of chairs!
We were very fortunate to get a class set at our school. The students seem to really enjoy sitting on exercise balls and I have seen a lot of benefits for their concentration and body control.
Why do you like sitting on a ball?
We are looking at community in our social studies unit right now. Together, as a class, we brainstormed the many activities that we do in our town. Next, students created a drawing to show something special about our town. Here are a couple of examples:
What is your favourite thing to do in our town?
In addition to the Words Their Way program, students in our school are working with the No Excuse Words for Kindergarten to Grade 3. Last week, our word of the week was there. Students created a rhyming poem about a bat using the word, there, within their poem.
We continue to read the book, Silverwing.
What has happened so far in the story?
What do you think is going to happen next?
Our class has art with Mrs. Neeve once a week and I wanted to post these fabulous pumpkins that they have been making with her. They look even better in person – come and check them out 🙂
How did you make these pumpkins? What did you use?
This week our class and the grade 2/3 class got to make applesauce!
We are very thankful to everyone who helped us make this tasty treat for us to take home this weekend and share with our families.
How did we make the applesauce?
What are you thankful for?