We were very lucky to have Mr. Cherry come visit today and teach us all about the chicken life cycle! We got to candle a couple of the eggs, and we learned all about the different parts of the egg that allow the chick to develop inside. We're lucky to have such an egg-cellent egg-spert (as Mr. Cherry would say) at Millgrove!
Today we got to take part in a Google Meet with Mrs. Lakusta and some other classes from our school division to learn about the art of the renowned First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers. Mrs. Lakusta taught us how to use Google Drawing to create the art, and after some hard work, the class finished some very impressive art inspired by Roy Henry Vickers' piece Whaler Islets. You can see your child's art on Seesaw!
We've been playing speedball in PE this week, and the class has done a wonderful job working as a team to share the ball and try to earn points. The teams are allowed to use a "warm defence" to stop the other team's progress and get the ball back, and there has been lots of good sportsmanship and team spirit in the games so far!
We're starting a new unit this week in Math on Data Analysis. Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and interpretation of information.
In this unit, your child will:
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.
For the next couple of months in Social Studies our class will be focusing on the country of Ukraine! So far the students have noticed that Ukraine has some features in common with Canada, and the class particularly enjoyed learning the game "Tzurki Palki" from Miss Careless this week. Ukrainian sports, industries, and communities have been interesting so far, and in the next week we'll get to learn lots about Ukrainian culture. ми не можемо чекати (we can't wait)!
We were very this lucky this week to have the chicken lady deliver 24 eggs for our class! The eggs are settled into the incubator now where they're toasty warm and carefully rotating. This will be the beginning of our Science unit on Animal Life Cycles. Next week we're going to take a peek inside by candling the eggs with Mr. Cherry, and in the coming weeks the chicks will start to peck their ways out of their shells! The class is already eagerly observing the chicks' progress!
Now that we've wrapped up our learning about Peru, this week we celebrated Easter Ukrainian style by decorating eggs (or “pysanky”). The students used kitskas and beeswax to create designs on their eggs, and we used real Ukrainian dyes. It was very exciting to see how they turned out after we’d melted all the wax off. з Великоднем! (Happy Easter)!
3B has been working hard in our look at 2D shapes and 3D objects in Math this week. Geometric shapes are all around us, and mathematics can help your child recognize them. Understanding geometric form will help your child appreciate the geometry found in art, design, architecture, and nature.
In this unit, the students will:
You can encourage your child to look for geometric shapes and objects around the home and neighbourhood, and talk about them. Here are some suggestions for activities that you can do at home:
So far we’ve learned how to describe and compare shapes and objects using words like vertices, edges, faces, and length. You can see some of our explorations in the pictures below!
Mrs. Barker is a grade three teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.