Getting Started: 2019-2020!
Building community and establishing expectations for how we we learn this year.
Third Graders have spent the last few weeks building community and tuning into the big ideas of the Primary Years Program and of various curriculum areas such as math, reading, and writing.
The Learner Profile is a guide to expectations for how students work together, learn, and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. The attributes of the learner profile, as well as other elements of the Primary Years Program, will remain central to learning activities throughout the year.
We also began the first unit of inquiry, which is under the theme Who We Are, and is titled Healthy Choices. Unit provocations included sorting true/false statements such as "All scientists agree on how much food keeps us healthy", justifying their thinking, and using the statements to generate questions.
Provocations also included or will include reflecting on balance. Furthermore, Ms. Smyth, Seisen's PYP coordinator, has led learning activities in all three classes, as has Mr. G., Seisen's elementary ICT teacher.
Third Grade classroom teachers - Ms. Aiko, Mr. Brigham, and Mr. Peto - are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive year with the third graders, parents and guardians, and the entire Seisen staff.
We hope the year ended with a bang!
Grade 3 students have been inquiring into plants for our Sharing the Planet unit. Everyone has been showing curiosity of the parts of plants and how they grow.
Coming Up! - Performing Arts Summative
Grade 3 students had a productive week by using their knowledge and understanding of forces and motion to create compound machines for their How the World Works summative assessment task.
Music by Massenet, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Honstein filled the Music Room this week.
Can you think of some names for the new bots on the block?
Questions placed in different parts of the Q-chart will lead to different kinds of thinking.
Students are almost ready for the Forces & Motion summative.
Our investigation into multiplication has begun.
Grade 3's WWAPT, Inventors and Inventions unit is coming to a close with a summative assessment.
Writer's Workshop - Opinion Writing
Inventions that impact people’s lives.
What makes a dance interesting? Gr. 3 explores sharp and smooth energy.
Getting Started on our third unit of inquiry: Inventors & Inventions