Reading:  we have been focusing on mystery novels and picking out the elements of a story (background, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution).  We are also looking at vocabulary used in mystery novels and creating our own lists of words.  When students are finished a book they then write me a readers a response letter. […]


Grade 3 students will be writing the EQAO standardized test in late May.  This test is done in English and will cover the subjects of reading, writing and math.  This test has nothing to do with their report card grades.  It is just a test for the government to see where students in grade 3 are […]


Reading: Working on being text detectives during our book clubs.  Looking for character traits, important parts, main ideas and authors purpose.  Continuing to discuss the books we read with our book clubs and whole group discussions.  We are beginning the 3rd Wayside School story where we will continue to ask questions, make predictions and inferences […]


Just some reminders that it is helpful when students bring extra socks and mitts during this season because they tend to get very wet throughout the day.  It is also very important that students have indoor shoes so that they aren’t wearing their soaking wet boots in the class (they also will not be able […]


Reading and Writing:  We are learning to show NOT tell, feelings and emotions in our writing.  For example, instead of saying, “I was so happy”, you can say, “I was jumping up and down and smiling ear to ear”.  We are also continuing to be descriptive and use thesauruses to help us come up with […]

Happy New Year!

I wish each and everyone of you a very happy and healthy new year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December!

Reading:  They are working on independent readers responses about the “book club” books they have been given.  During “book club” students have been reading to each other, reading independently and discussing the characters and plot with their group members.  As a class and in partners the students have also been learning how to summarize a […]

Thank you!

Thank you to the families who have donated materials to the classroom.  Kleenex and band-aid boxes are being emptied very quickly these days so it has been helpful to have them on hand.

~November~Random Act of Kindness Month!

All month we will be reinforcing random acts of kindness. A little spark of kindness can put a COLOSSAL burst of sunshine in someone’s day 🙂 Reading:  We will be continuing reading while looking for “red light moments”.  This past month the students did a great job stopping me during our read alouds to share their […]


Reading:  we just finished the read aloud “Sideways Stories from Wayside School”, after reading the book we discussed what the author did in every chapter….introduced the character, problem, events, solution and made it funny.   We also did some read aloud’s and talked about the authors message.  The students learned how to write a “readers […]

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