Thursday, August 19, 2010


Welcome to Grade 3

Get a Voki now!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


In class we have been reading and writing fables. Here is an example of one of our fables.


by: Hayley

One day there was a big race and five friends were in it and they are Mike the lizard, Hayley the cat, Megan the monkey, Leila the fish and Madison the dog. They were all best friends, except for Mike. He was mean and he thought that he was the fastest, so they decided to have a big race! Mike was in it and he laughed so hard because he thought that we were all going to lose.

“Hey what’s up?” said Mike.

“Nothing” said the others

“So when are we doing this race?” asked Mike




“Soon!” they agreed.

A few minutes later the race was all set up and ready to go, they were all ready and they planned to go as fast as possible and try to win to teach Mike a lesson to not trick animals to win the race. So Leila the fish was swimming SUPER fast in her fish bowl and Megan the monkey was swinging from branch to branch really fast. Madison the dog and Hayley the cat were tied with Mike so Leila gave Hayley her fish bowl and Hayley poured it on Mike’s head and Mike the lizard stopped and it was a tie between Hayley and Madison so Mike lost and they won.

The next day Mike came over to their house and said “I’m sorry for showing off and cheating, You deserve the trophy.” So they forgave Mike and Megan the monkey brought popcorn to celebrate and all the animals were friends again and they all watched movies and lived happily ever after.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Today we wrote a Storybird as a class. Students want to begin writing their own Storybird stories now. They are really excited. We hope you enjoy our story.

Attack of the Slime

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Grade 3 year

What advise can you give a grade 2 student about grade 3?

easiest thing
hardest thing
what you enjoyed about grade 3

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wordle 2

Here are some more Wordles done by the students in grade 3.

Wordle: fuzzy

Wordle: Flash

Wordle: dogs

Wordle: CARS

Wordle: Shcool

Wordle: My

Wordle: cars

Wordle: Lego

Wordle: cats

Wordle: dogs

Wordle: DOGS


Today we explored soil from Mrs. Pessoa's garden. We found out some interesting things about the soil we examined.

Here are some of our observations of things that were in the soil:

tiny insects
mud balls
nut shells

The soil and our senses:

two different colours-black and brown
smelled like broccoli and rain (it had rained the day the dirt was dug up)
smelled like dirty clothes

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Students used Wordle today for the first time. They really enjoyed it. These are links to some of their Wordle work.

Wordle: Cat

Wordle: hockey

Wordle: Montreal

Wordle: chevy

Wordle: Untitlehockey

Wordle: swimming

Wordle: Cat

Wordle: cars

Pastel Artwork

The students had a great time doing pastel artwork based on a story read in class.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

EQAO prep

How do you feel about writing EQAO?

Do you feel prepared?
What are you expecting it to be like?

*Don't forget to check your spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sports presentations

Here are a couple of the presentations created by students.

H's presentation

L's presentation

These were shared via Skype with another class in Virginia.


We all walked into our poetry unit rather uncertain, myself included. But the fruits of our labour were amazing. Here are two of the poems our class has written.

Poem #1

Earth Day

Earth Day is here,
time to pick up litter,
Time to cheer
because Earth Day is here

Time to help....

Don't cut down trees
Save electricity
Give a hoot
Don't pollute!

Remember to...

Treat the earth well
Every day is Earth day
And that's swell

Poem #2

Monday, May 3, 2010


Why are parents so important? How do parents help and support you?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today at school

Today in class we created a bar graph. The steps you need to create bar graph are....
1]] Get your data from what ever you need.
2]Make an L on your grid paper.
3]Use your data to create your graph.
4] DON'T forget to add a title and labels.
5]Measure up your data on your graph.
6] Make a response to your graph.
Now you have completed your graph.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sports presentations

We have begun our presentations on Sports. We have been sharing them with another class in Virginia. These are just a couple of the presentations. What a great success.

Monday, April 26, 2010


What is your favourite month of the year? Why?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lego Robotics

Students have built their robots. Some are in the process of programming and finding that things don't work so they have to go back through their manuals and make corrections. Others are on to the next step which involves writing a story with their robot in it. One group actually presented their robot and story to the class on Friday.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Geometry in Grade 3

We have been learning about 3 dimensional solids in grade 3. This is a comparison that the class did between two solids.

The cube (A) can stack but the pentagonal based pyramid (B) can't stack.

Both solids have 6 faces (even number).

The cube has 12 edges and the pentagonal based pyramid has 10 edges.

The cube has 8 vertices and the pentagonal based pyramid has 6 vertices.

Shape A is made of squares. Shape B is made of triangles and one pentagon.

Both solids can't roll.

Both solids can slide.

Life reference: A cube looks like an ice cube and the pentagonal based pyramid looks like the top of a church

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lego Robotics

The students worked collaboratively building lego robots. They needed to follow step by step instructions to build their robot. Their next step was to program their robot's movements. Students had a great time working on this and are looking forward to working with the robots again.

Friday, March 26, 2010

April 12 - 23

Please select one of the following choices to do as your homework this week.

1) Compare two 3D figures. Make sure to talk about the faces, vertices, edges, stacking, rolling and any other similarities or differences. (Use a list or a t-chart)

2)Create a presentation using Google Docs or PowerPoint Presentation (Must include at least 5 slides.) The topic is your choice.

3) Draw a flag of the country you were born in or the country your parents came from. Please do this on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

4) Interview your parents or a friend of the family. You can interview them about what grade 3 was like for them or another topic of your/their interest. You must have at least 4 questions.

5) Create a poster about a topic of your choice.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Large Cities

-have a large population
-many types of occupations and many of each one
-provide a wide variety of services (police, medical care, restaurants, hotels)
-have more pollution created by factories and vehicles

Therefore we know that larger cities are urban areas.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gotta Keep Reading

A middle school in Florida changed the words to the Black-Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling" and the results are fantastic! We really enjoyed this video.

Writing Conversations

The students in my class are learning about how to include a conversation in their story. Here is an example that we created together.

The students walked into the classroom, but it did not look like a regular classroom.

"Wow!" Kenedy exclaimed.

"I can't believe it!" cried Madison.

The room had been transformed into a circus. The room was a large circus tent with acrobats on high wires, elephants and clowns.

"Ladies and gentleman, be prepared for the most spectacular thrill of your life." exclaimed Mrs. Pessoa "Welcome to our new class."

Julia said, "I love watching acrobats on high wires."

"I want to be an acrobat when I grow up." said Cassie.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fishing Community

-usually a smaller population
-the main resource is fish and seafood
-have to be near a lake, river or ocean
-fishing is the main job in fishing communities, many other jobs are related to processing the fish
-main transportation are ships, boats, cars, some trains, trucks and buses

We think that a fishing community can be either an urban or rural community depending on many things.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Farming Communities

-they have many resources including fruits and vegetables
-another resource they have is animals (cows, pigs, chickens, goats)
-they have less pollution
-there is lots of open space
-generally they have a smaller population

For all of these reasons we know that a farming community is a rural community.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mystery Story

Here is a great example of a mystery story written by one of our students. Enjoy!

The murder mystery of Dr. Burns

Hi, I’m Terence. I work for the police, and I’m a detective. One nice day, a young police said “Dr. Burns died at the train station.”

We all got in the van and zoomed to the train station. Once we got there, there was no sign of anyone! But Dexter the dog spotted fresh car tracks out side the train station. We followed the car tracks, and realized that it was from Dr. Burn’s car!

The car tracks led us to the Central park and a red minivan. We peeked inside the back seat and saw Dr. Burns, dead with 3 shots in his heart!

Dexter & I spotted a whole lot of fingerprints. We brought them to Dr. Jack the scientist to analyze the fingerprints.

When we got to Dr. Jack’s lab, we spotted him working on a robot. “Hello!” Dr. Jack yelled. “What brought you folks?” I showed him the finger prints. He then analyzed the finger prints and told us that the finger prints were Dr. Hunters finger prints. (Dr. Hunter is a very good friend of mine!)

We all got in the car and drove to Dr. Hunter’s house. We knocked on Dr. Hunter’s door and he came to the door himself. Dexter jumped on the “killer” and we took him to jail.

Now, we went back to Dr. Burns’s body and spotted a note on his chest. It said “The real shooter lives at 22 Ave drive.” We realized that we’ve arrested the wrong person. We drove to the real shooter, arrested him and finally released Dr. Hunter.

The end

By: Terence

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Urban and Rural 2

Some more presentations about communities around Ontario.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Urban and Rural

The students have been learning about the different communities in Ontario. Here are some of their presentations.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Urban and Rural

What type of community would you rather live in, an urban or a rural community?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lego Creations

Students build robots with lego.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Math Study

Students were involved in doing some problem solving together. They were then asked to present how they went about solving the problem. Watch video below to see some of the presentations.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


More presentations!


The students learned that Aboriginals contributed much to the Early Settlers.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Students brainstormed about writing. Here are some of their ideas.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Music in Room 205 206

Student performances and Holiday Submarine song.
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