April 20

Running Low on Kleenex!

With spring comes pollen, and with pollen comes runny noses. If there are any families who would like to bring in 1-2 more boxes of tissue for the class, that would be much appreciated.

We also have some avid hockey fans in the class. They have been sharing one “class hockey stick” very well. However, this week the stick finally broke. If there are any families who have an extra kids’ hockey stick at home that they wouldn’t mind lending to the class, that would make some boys really happy.

Thank you for your flexibility for our nature walk this week. Here is a photo of our kids hard at work studying the wonders of nature that are hidden all around us.

Railway Nature Walk: learning about D I V E R S I T Y in our local ecosystems 

April 14

Updates for the Week

Starting this week, instead of having PE on Tuesdays, students will have Music. In other words, 3 music classes per week and only 2 PE classes this term. So, recorders need to be brought back to school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. This is part of the normal rotation that happens throughout the year to even out the amount of time students in all classes spend on each subject.
Also, in order to help students and staff prepare for the evening musical, the library and computer lab will be closed after school on Thursday, April 18th. Please arrange to pick up your child at 2:45.
April 7

Welcome Back!

It has been a joyful reunion, and a full first week back, for everyone in 3N. Thank you for all your support in giving  gifts to the people at UGM. Below is a photo of what all 3 classes were able to do together:

Our class alone gave $15 out of their own pockets, which was matched (doubled) twice by anonymous donors. So for each child who gave $1 or $2 of their own money, they were able to see that toonie become $60 which provides almost 20 festive Easter meals for someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to celebrate Easter with an abundance of freshly prepared food.

Here are some photos from our recent field trips for you to enjoy, along with the rest of your Sunday afternoons.

Q&A in the bunkers.

“They get the whole room to themselves??”

After men and women graduate from the drug recovery program, UGM provides some transitional housing.

3N: Part of the view from the top of UGM’s downtown location

VSO Field Trip

Mrs. Ng’s Visit with Adam

We were all also very grateful for Mrs. Hesmert, who gave an enthralling presentation on what life was like in the prairies when she was a kid. We learned some jaw dropping, eye-opening things!

Records from the Past – Hesmert Family Artifacts

And, of course, our most recent trip to the Burnbay Village Museum: a follow-up to Mrs. Hesmert’s presentation, and a lead in to our own grade 3 artifact gallery walk this Friday. The tram ride “dress up interviews” was a smash hit amongst our little ones.