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?
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?
Our class and the grade 2/3 class are learning how to play the recorder!
What have you learned about the recorder?
What do you know about music notes?
Robert Frost’s poem, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, is one of Mrs. Kostiuk’s favourite poems. After learning the poem, we felt inspired to do some artwork that went along with the beautiful imagery in the poem. Students got to choose their favourite line of the poem and type it out using a fancy font. It was good timing too, as we just got a big dump of snow in our town!
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!
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)
- Cream sugar and margarine together.
- Add eggs and molasses.
- Add dry ingredients.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
- Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes.
- Remove from oven, bang sheet a few times on the counter to crack cookies.
- Let the cookies cool a little.
- Move to rack – enjoy!
3 boxes Devil’s food cake mix
1 cup oil
- Mix eggs and oil.
- Slowly add in cake mix.
- Roll into small balls.
- 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?
We are wrapping up our bat unit with the conclusion of our novel, Silverwing, and our bat fact writing. Our class sure has found some interesting facts!
With Remembrance Day and our school assembly coming up, students in our class learned how to make origami poppies this week.
What does peace mean and look like to you?
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?