Grade 3 were SUPER lucky this week to listen to a guest speaker: Ryan Deboodt. Ryan is a wildlife photographer and cinematographer, based in Vietnam, whose work has been published by National Geographic. He created the incredible video of Hang Son Doong Cave. Check out his website here. Ryan shared some of his photos and videos, and answered many of the students’ questions.
Thank you to all those who were able to attend one or more of the “Open Classroom” sessions this week. The children so enjoyed being able to share their school world with you. Hopefully the sessions gave you some insight into what we do, why we do it and how we do it.
The Maker Space was a hive of activity with students challenged to create a new bipedal animal and go through the Design Cycle of Think, Make, Improve. We are not done yet!
In maths, students were able to share their thinking and strategies of how to solve 350-149 and then showed guests some of the games they have been playing to improve their maths skills.
***Please have your child bring an old T-shirt to school by next Wednesday – extras willingly accepted! We will be recycling old T-shirts into handbags as an activity for UN week. G3’s will learn how to do this next week and teach others the following week. Bigger shirts work best.
Check out the G3 Learning Space for more details about what we’re working on and ideas how to support your child’s learning at home!
Encourage your child to continue their research of their chosen animal and to maybe complete the StP Vocabulary activity that is in their UoI folder in their Google Drive.
Questions to ask your child:
- Who is Ryan Deboodt? Why does he do what he does? How does his work help endangered animals?
- What have you been working on in your Guided Reading group?
- What are some different adaptions that animals have to help them survive? What adaptions do humans have them make them unique?
- What animal have you chosen to do your animal report on? How is the research going? What sources are you using so far?
- What math games have you played this week? How do you modify them to make them challenging, but not TOO challenging.
- What are you making in the Makerspace? What challenges do you face when designing your biped? What are your next steps?
- What books have you read this week?
- Have you changed your reading book this week?
- What challenges you when adding and subtracting large numbers mentally?
- What learner profile do you think you have shown most this week? Which one do you want to show more often?