Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Early Settlers

Would you prefer to be a pioneer child or a child today? Why? Give details.

Monday, November 23, 2009


What does empathy mean to you?

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Students worked on transcribing music. The students had a great time doing this.

Front Row Showcase Presentation

To view Front Row Showcase presentation please click link below.

Front Row Showcase Presentation

Music in Room 205 206

A lesson on keeping the pulse and the beat using instruments.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Westfield Pioneer Village

The Pioneer Village was awesome because you can learn about Pioneers, for example you can learn about what the pioneer boy and girls did. You can also see how the children went to school. At Westfield there is a cool place called the Print Shop and an old outhouse that has been there for over 100 years! All the buildings are originals from all over Ontario. Many of them from right around here. If you go in March you can see how they make maple syrup and you can even taste it. The Westfield Pioneer village is a wonderful place because it isan educational place to learn about Early Settlers and their lives.

By Terence, Zach and Hunter

Friday, October 23, 2009

20 Days of Reading Part 2

Picking Just Right Books

Too Easy

-vocabulary is easy

-can read them quickly

-below your reading level

-not very interesting

Just Right

-at your reading level

-vocabulary is right, not too easy

-topic is of interest to you

Too hard

-above your reading level

-too much difficult vocabulary

-too difficult to understand

Ways we choose books


-looking at the cover

-reading the back

-asking friends for suggestions

-search on the internet

-asking at the library


-reading level

-reading the first page

-looking at the pictures in the book

-books that are part of a series

Monday, October 5, 2009

Reading is Thinking

Today we talked about Reading and Thinking. When we read we are always thinking. Check out our mind map below.

Reading is Thinking

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grade 3

What do you think about grade three so far? What are you enjoying? What are you looking forward to doing?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grade 3 Homework

In grade 3, students are expected to read for 20 minutes each evening.

Students should be practising the words they receive each Friday. These are their Word Study words and are related to our units of study. Please work with your child to practise these words.

Each week students will be expected to hand in one of the following assignments. The assignments will be decided on by the class as a whole. Students can complete their assignments on the computer using Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint Presentation or any other program they would like to use. Homework can also be handed in as a paper copy.

This week students may do one of the following for homework. We are encouraging students to do their homework in their own words other than reproducing work.

1) Write a book report which includes the title, the author, and a recommendation (reason for why you like it or don't like it) about the book.

2) Interview a character in a book. Include at least 5 questions and answers.

3) Write 10 facts from a non-fiction book which you have read.

4) Take a character from a book and create a story or comic strip about that character.

5) Take a story and write it as a comic strip.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Celery experiment

Today we got the results of our celery experiment.

We noticed that the water line has gone down. We also noticed that the leaves have gone red. We believe that the celery has sucked up the water and it has gone into the leaves. When we broke the celery we noticed the "strings" where the water had travelled up through the celery.

"The celery is like a big straw with leaves attached to it."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Virginia friends

Yesterday and today we met some new friends in Richmond, Virginia. Our teachers read stories to each other's classes. We really enjoyed listening to the story about Virginia and we even learned something about them. It was fun learning things with them. We are interested to learn more about them and hopefully we can tell them more about ourselves.

On our first day Skyping with them, there were technical difficulties when one kid in the other class tripped on the wires and they went bye-bye. We got a call back eventually, once they had fixed their technical difficulties.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Plant parts and their roles

Two students teach the class what they have learned about the parts of a plant and what the role is of each part.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009


We hope you are all having a wonderful summer. We are working on getting our classroom ready for another exciting year. See you in a few weeks!

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Pessoa

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grade 4

Do you think you are ready for grade 4?  Tell me how you know.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pioneer learning

Why do you think we should learn about Pioneers? Is there anything we can learn from them?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Teen age dora

do you think that teen age Dora will be a good thing in the future? Do you think you will ever watch the show and why?

Thursday, April 2, 2009


How do you feel about being a Pioneer child?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet the Early Settlers

What do you think it would be like to be Sadie and her family being in a ship for 6 weeks?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


How does inferring help you when you are reading?
How does knowing about your characters help you to better understand what you are reading?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tales of Desperaux

Do you believe in Happily Ever After as Despereaux believed?  Tell me why or why not?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Technology is great! Do you agree or disagree?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Podcasting experience

Our first experience with podcasting went really well today. I am very proud of all the students in my class. What did you think?
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