Room 33 ~ Grade 3January 27, 2023
Welcome to Room 33
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As the new teacher for Room 33, it has been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of your children. They bring unique perspectives and talents to the classroom, and I am constantly learning from them. From their creativity in writing to their curiosity about the world, they inspire me every day. It has been an honour to be a part of their educational journey and I am excited to see them grow and learn.
In Writer’s Workshop, we have been exploring how to create poetry by capturing big moments that give us big feelings in our poems. Students have been diving deep into their emotions and experiences that shape their understanding of the world. They have been applying different techniques to express themselves and have been sharing their work with the class.
In Reader’s Workshop, we have been investigating poems and their use of line breaks to create sound/music. With the help of Mrs. Tien, in Word Work, students have been practicing their spelling and vocabulary skills. They have been working on sight words, phonics and are on their way to making progress in their understanding of language.
In Math class, we are working on multiplication. Students have been learning how to implement a variety of strategies to solve multiplication problems, including arrays, equal groups, repeating addition, skip counting, and manipulatives.
In Social studies, we have been learning all about Botswana. Students will continue to learn about the culture, geography, and history of the country as we participate in class discussions, presentations, and art projects.
In addition to our academic curriculum, we have been incorporating mindfulness strategies on a daily basis. Students have been practicing the 5-4-3-2-1 method, taking part in body scans, neurographic art, learning how to use a spirit singing bowl, and Woodstock chimes to help them focus and relax. In February, students will have the chance to make their own sensory jars. Please send an empty jar or plastic water bottle for this activity we will be working on in the near future. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Together, we can ensure that your child is on the path to success.