UOI- This week has seen 3B investigate another Simple Machine in our amazing Maker Space: the wheel and axle. What does it do? How is it made?
Students also learned about the push and pull forces of tension, friction, gravity and air resistance. They began wondering about how these connect with the simple machines we have been discovering and making. Ask your child to explain these forces to you. Encourage them to look for some examples of them in action at home?
Literacy: There is an expectation in Grade 3 that every child is actively reading at home every day for 30 minutes. That means children are reading for themselves. It is also important to discuss what they have read with an adult to confirm understanding. This reading can be in English and/or your home language.
Students can access books through a number of digital platforms: Razkids (with quiz), EPIC and Tumble Books, in addition to Library books from school. We strongly encourage students to check out books from the library on a weekly basis.
In addition to active reading, the use of audio books is encouraged for being able to hear reading in English, have children engaged and interested and expose them to new vocabulary.
Moon Festival: Thursday was Moon Festival and students watched the annual assembly via Zoom in their classroom and got to paint a traditional bamboo mask.
A HUGE thank-you to Lynne Gadkowski (Caleb’s mum) who has taken on the role as 3B’s class parent. Caleb and family will be joining us very soon!
EVENTS AND REMINDERS
Learning Conferences (No school)- Thursday, 1st October on Zoom