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Special Grade 3 Event – A look at our World

January19

Today, during lunchtime, the Grade Threes participated in an experiential activity. They were divided into 3 different groups:

  • The Blue Group was served pizza and juice. They sat at tables and were allowed to have seconds. They were also invited to line up first.
  • The Yellow Group was given water and rice with meat. They sat on chairs and were served second.
  • The Red group was only given rice. They sat on the floor and if they were thirsty, they were asked to walk to the water fountain. They were not allowed seconds.

The room was silent and the students were encouraged to write down what they were observing, wondering and feeling. When we discussed what happened back in the classroom, the one word that summed up the event was “unfair”.

We discussed how their experience is similar to the real world. What students experienced for 30 minutes is what some people feel their whole lives. The students made a connection that there are people in the world with a lot (abundance) and people in the world with very little (scarcity). We talked about how the world’s resources are not shared equally and many people with a lot often waste the things they have. Students were challenged to think of solutions to this problem and were asked to picture how God would want our world to look like.

We will continue talking about these themes of abundance and scarcity this term. Please continue to have this conversation with your child at home. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions about the activity, please send me an email!

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Collecting Cereal Boxes

January15

Hello all,

I am collecting empty cereal boxes – all sizes for an Olympic project we will be working on soon. If you have a box, please send it in with your child.

Thank you.

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Pajama Day and Family Groups on Friday, January 12, 2018

January9

This Friday is Pajama Day! Your child is invited to wear his/her pjs to school and bring a small stuffy. During Family Groups this Friday morning, the students will be reading with a buddy. They are welcome to bring a favourite book from home, labelled with their first and last name, or use the classroom books. There will be no chapel in the gym this Friday.  

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Thank you

December8

Thank you for the surprise Birthday celebration and the lovely, thoughtful gifts. I really appreciate your support.  I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas and holiday. 

Mrs. Hesmert 

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Gifts for the Manger Due on Friday

December4

The elementary campus will once again be collecting items for babies and new moms for the Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Vancouver.  Gifts will be collected in a special box in each classroom beginning November 27 and presented to the CPC on December 8th.

Suggested items are sleepers and outfits (newborn – 12 months), undershirts, bibs, blankets, towels, washcloths and bottles. Socks, slippers, hats, shampoo, lotion, diapers, wipes and toys are also greatly appreciated. Other suggestions are powdered formula, baby cereal and jarred baby food. Items for moms could include toiletries, magazines and treats.

Thanks for your support!

 

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Gifts for the Manger Contributions Begin on Monday

November23

Gifts for the Manger

The elementary campus will once again be collecting items for babies and new moms for the Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Vancouver.  Gifts will be collected in a special box in each classroom beginning November 27 and presented to the CPC on December 8th.

Suggested items are sleepers and outfits (newborn – 12 months), undershirts, bibs, blankets, towels, washcloths and bottles. Socks, slippers, hats, shampoo, lotion, diapers, wipes and toys are also greatly appreciated. Other suggestions are powdered formula, baby cereal and jarred baby food. Items for moms could include toiletries, magazines and treats.

 

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Homework Changes

November21

I have postponed the due dates of a few assignments. 

  1. The Cool/Warm squares art is now due on Thursday, November 23.
  2. The Egypt brochure on Monday, November 27. There is no school on Friday, so students should have time to complete this project. We have  been working on it for several weeks now. 

Thank you 

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Field Trip Thursday

November15

Just a reminder that our field trip to the Museum of Anthropology is tomorrow, Thursday, November 16. 

The students from 3H will be participating in a field trip to the Museum of Anthropology located at the University of British Columbia (6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC) on Thursday, November 16th. This field trip connects to our Social Studies unit where we will learn about indigenous peoples culture, way of life and experiences.

We will leave RCS on the school bus at 8:45 A.M. and arrive at the museum at 9:30 A.M. Please ensure that your child arrives at school by the first bell at 8:20AM. If they are late, and we have left when you arrive, you will need to be drop them off at the museum for the field trip. If you are unable to do this, you will need to take them home for the day.  The program will last the whole day and we will return to school by 2:30 PM.  My 3 parent supervisors this fieldtrip are Ivy Wong, Isabella Chin and Anita Ng.  Thank you for volunteering.  You will be riding on the school bus with myself and the students.

Students will need to pack a snack, a lunch and a waterbottle for this field trip. Some of the activities will be outside, so students should dress for the weather.

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Change in Mapping test

November15

I have decided the students need a little more practice, so the mapping test is moved to Monday. We will have an additional practice on Friday. 

Mrs. Hesmert 

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Upcoming In-CLassScience Project

November6

As we approach the end of our “Matter” unit, we are asking students to show us what they know about atoms, molecules, density, materials, properties of matter and buoyancy. They will be asked to build a “floater”. This floater (an object that can float) should be the size of an index card (Students were given a sample of the size!), made of 3 household materials and able to float for 60 seconds in water. A planning sheet was send home on Wednesday and students are asked to complete it and return it along with the supplies they need to build their floater by Wednesday, November 8. They can plan and try a building a floater at home, but for their assessment, they must build and test their floater at school. Parents can assist with cutting and gathering materials, but the ideas should come from the students. Student who come in with a “finished” floater will be asked to build another one in class. Please remember that this is a “student” project and not a “parent” project.

Wednesday, November 8 – Return planning sheet and supplies needed to build their floater

Thursday, November 9 – Build their floater AT SCHOOL

Week of November 14-Test their floater and complete their assessment observation

                             worksheet

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