It was our first Field Trip of the school year on Monday with all of the grade 3’s and we had a great time! We visited Mrs. Kostiuk’s hometown and enjoyed a visit to a Dairy Farm and Fruit Stand. Highlights of the trip included seeing a baby calf an hour after it had been born and picking raspberries! What a beautiful day 🙂
What was your favourite part of our trip?
What did you learn at the Dairy Farm?
What did you learn at the Fruit Stand?
We started our Townsite Tour around our neighbourhood with Mrs. Sharpe’s class. It was also Crazy Hair Day on Friday!
Touch and Smell Garden
Had you ever been to Cominco Gardens before?
What did you see in the Touch and Smell Garden?
What was your favourite part of our Townsite Tour?
The BC curriculum (what teachers need to teach) has changed in some areas this year. Some of the major changes have been in Social Studies. Now, there will be a major focus on Aboriginal Education in grade 3. Our school is privileged to be able to have Mrs. Keiver come twice a week to support Aboriginal Education.
Storytelling is a large part of Aboriginal culture. One of our classmates, Ty, wanted to share an Aboriginal story with us about Raven. He told us how Raven’s feathers turned black. To hear a version of this story, check out the video below.
How did Raven’s feathers turn black in this legend?
Is this story different from the story Ty told in class?
This year we are going to have Frolicking Fridays with Mrs. Sharpe’s class. Our goal is to take our learning outside during this time. This Friday we had a scavenger hunt around our school yard. Our list included:
- finding things from nature that were round, slimy, pointy, u-shaped
- colourful pieces of nature
- different types of trees around the school yard
- plants growing in our front garden
What was your favourite part about Frolicking Friday?
What would you like to learn about outside?
Last week we made our book bags for Buddy Reading with Mrs. Sharpe’s class and some fantastic parent volunteers. Thank you for all of the help! Here’s a video showing photos of all the fun.
Check out Mrs. Sharpe’s blog for more photos!
Have you ever sewn before?
Did you know that today is International Dot Day?
We read the story, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, and were inspired to participate in dot day today by wearing dots, creating dots, eating dots, and playing with dots!
Check us out on twitter: @MrsKostiuk!
What is “The Dot” all about?
Today we had our first Social Studies lesson with Mrs. Keiver. She will be coming to our class every week to teach us about Aboriginal Education. Today we got to make our very own class talking stick.
What is a talking stick?
Why should we have a talking stick in our class?
We are back to school on Tuesday, September 8! I cannot wait to meet our grade 3 class this year and I look forward to the exciting learning we will be doing throughout the year :)!
See you soon,
From Mrs. Kostiuk