Live from Grade 3 – Josiah and his Dad!

Today we had a special guest, Josiah’s dad, Kevin, perform for us! Kevin played the guitar and sang while Josiah accompanied him on the drum. It was awesome! Thank you for arranging this, Josiah!

What was your favourite part about watching Josiah and his dad perform?

If you could play any instrument what would you play?

‘Twas in the Moon of Winter Time

Yesterday we started to do some prep work for our Christmas concert. One of the songs we will be singing is “The Huron Carol”. We will sing this song with Mrs. Sharpe’s class. Along with our Aboriginal Education teacher, Mrs. Keiver, our classes got to make our very own drum out of deer hide! We are going to use this drum when we perform our song. We also got to make spirit bracelets for our costumes. What a fun afternoon!

How did we make our drum?

How did we make our spirit bracelets?


Card Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, our class created some beautiful winter paintings that were sent away to be shrunk into cards. Families are able to purchase their child’s card if they would like as a fundraiser for our school. Cards will be sent home today and are due back Friday, November 30 – sorry for the short notice!

Ten Thousand Villages

This weekend we hosted a Ten Thousand Villages sale at our school. Our class held a pre-sale with Mrs. Sharpe’s class for seniors in our town on Friday. At the pre-sale we served tea and the cookies we made earlier in the week. Mrs. Driscoll (who puts in a lot of her own time to make this sale happen every year), told us she thinks our tea this year was the best one yet – way to go grade 3’s!

Gingersnaps and Chocolate!

Today in Math, our class got to do some baking! We made chocolate cookies and gingersnaps for the Ten Thousand Villages sale being held at our school this weekend. Here are the recipes:


2 cups white sugar                        4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup margarine                            3 cups white flour
1 cup molasses                             1 ¼ tsp. cinnamon (extra if you like)
2 eggs                                            1 ¼ tsp. ginger (extra if you like)

  1. Cream sugar and margarine together.
  2. Add eggs and molasses.
  3. Add dry ingredients.
  4. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  5. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, bang sheet a few times on the counter to crack cookies.
  7. Let the cookies cool a little.
  8. Move to rack – enjoy!

Chocolate Cookies

3 boxes Devil’s food cake mix
1 cup oil
6 eggs

  1. Mix eggs and oil.
  2. Slowly add in cake mix.
  3. Roll into small balls.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350.

A special thank you to Jon (Leif’s dad), Mrs. Driscoll, and Mrs. Keiver for the help with our baking today :)!

How is baking math? What did you learn?


Meet the World’s Largest Bat

We are nearing the end of our novel, Silverwing. We have been learning a lot about bats through our novel, other books, and a bat presentation. Check out the video below to learn more about the world’s largest bat!

What did you learn about the world’s largest bat?

How do you think Silverwing is going to end?