On our Participark walk today, we paused at a few different points along the way and paid attention to the sounds we observed in nature. We noticed the sounds of birds, melting snow running through the storm drain, wind rustling the branches and leaves, squirrels chirping, and our footsteps in the snow. In the context of our Science unit on Hearing and Sound, it was fun to experience all the sounds around us!
The class was happy to visit the Participark today, especially because we were curious to check out the effects of the snow squall on the trees (which seemed mostly minimal)!
This week in PE we've been playing some cooperative games and trying out centres in the gym (not rotating centres this year because of sanitization protocols). The students especially enjoyed group juggling and scooters this week. Of course, they highly enjoyed playing hide and seek in the woods as usual on our weekly Participark walk!
Our class has officially completed more than 5000 minutes of home reading, so we got to have a PJ Day in 3B on Wednesday! It was the perfect weather to wear cozy outfits, and we even wrapped up our PE basketball unit in style! We’ll keep tracking our home reading in agendas this month to see when we get to have our next PJ Day!
On our Participark walk this week, we made use of our math skills as we went on a mathematical scavenger hunt! The students had to make some increasing patterns, count and create some referents using leaves, and practice their estimation skills. We had unexpectedly beautiful weather, and we had a great time in the woods as usual!
We celebrated the 10th annual Take Me Outside Day this week, which is a Canadian initiative that encourages schools to extend the classroom beyond four walls and a desk to engage with natural areas. Our class has really enjoyed our time in the woods this year, and this year especially it’s lovely to take a break from the classroom and get some fresh air. The day before Take Me Outside Day, we took part in a concert by Remy Rodden who sang songs about Canada’s flora and fauna, and taught us some interesting facts about the outdoors. We joined thousands of other classes across the country and were proud to brave the chilly temperatures as true Canadians do
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.