Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Adding and Subtracting Learning Goals

Here are the expectations for our new unit on addition and subtraction!

Number Sense - Addition & Subtraction
  • I can solve problems involving addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers, using a variety of mental strategies
  • I can add and subtract 3-digit numbers 
  • I can use estimation when solving problems using addition and subtraction 
Encourage your child to go on Xtramath.org and practise their math facts or quiz them while you are in the car on numbers that you see on license plates.  Ask them to estimate how much two items at the store will cost altogether.  When planning for Christmas get togethers, ask them how many plates, or buns, or cookies, etc, you will need altogether.  

Adding and Subtracting Games






Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Patterning Unit

As we begin our Patterning Unit here are the new learning goals:

  • I can identify, extend, and create a repeating pattern involving 2 attributes.
  • I can describe the pattern rule using the letter name (ie. AAB).
  • I can demonstrate an understanding that a pattern results from a repeating action, an operation, using a transformation, or making some other repeated change to an attribute.

Here are some sites to check out:





Friday, 12 October 2018

Data Management


We are begin our beginning our Data Management Unit on Monday - here are the new learning expectations and some tips on how you can practice at home:
  • I can organize, sort, and classify objects into categories using two or more attributes. 
  • I can collect data by conducting a simple survey 
  • I can collect and organize and display data in charts, tables, and graphs with appropriate titles and labels 
  • I can read data presented in charts, tables, and graphs, then describe the data using comparative language 
  • I can interpret and draw conclusions from data 
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of mode and identify the mode in a set of data 
Some ways that you can practice at home:
Sort objects at home (sort fruit & veggies into the fridge after shopping, sort coins in different ways), take surveys at home (who likes chicken more than beeft, who likes pepperoni pizza or cheese), if you see a graph or table in a book, newspaper, magazine, social media - ask your child to show you the labels, ask which is most popular, which is least popular, what does the graph tell you.

Here are some sites to check out:




Monday, 1 October 2018

Hi everyone!



Thanks for checking us out, and please be sure to star/bookmark this site for easy access!  I will be periodically posting on here to let you know of our learning goals, posting videos, or tips on how you can continue your learning at home!  

Our focus in math is Place Value!  Here are our learning goals for this unit!
  • I can count forward (by 1,2,5,10,25, 100) and backwards (by 2, 5, 10, 100) using a variety of tools
  • I can represent, compare, and order numbers up to 1000
  • I can read and write whole numbers
  • I can identify and represent the value of a digit according to its position in the number (3 in 324 is 3 hundreds)
  • I can compose and decompose 3-digit numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones using concrete materials
  • I can round 2-digit to the nearest ten
  • I can represent and explain the relationship among the numbers 1, 10, 100, 1000

Try to help your child consolidate this learning at home by having them skip count while waiting for the light to change in the car, while waiting for their sibling to get dressed, and while waiting for commercials to be over.  When shopping and looking at prices, ask your child to round the dollar amounts to the nearest 10. When a number comes up in a book, on the tv, or in an address, ask them to tell you which digit is in the 100's column, or 10's column, or 1's column and what it's value is.





We have also been working on our unit on Samaritans on a Digital Road - teaching us all about being safe online.  Here is the link for the Privacy Playground game the students have enjoyed!

We are also continuing working on writing a recount with interesting details and transition words.  We are learning about how to make connections when we read (text to self, text to text, and text to world connections), as well as responding to what we read using an APE answer.  

Image result for ape answers

As always, please feel free to contact me with a note in the agenda if you have any questions.  

Thank you!

Monday, 3 September 2018

Welcome to Grade 3!

Welcome Parents and Students to our Grade 3 Blog!  This website will be a space for us to share some of the topics that we are exploring in class, news and information on the school, and websites that can help support our learning in class.  I will make sure to have the students write in their agenda when to "Check Blog" so that you do not feel the need to look back each and every day.  I am also going to attempt my first time using Twitter, please complete the note so that I can see who is interested in that domain for communication as well.

I am excited to get to know each and every child in the class this year and I am sure they are going to be working hard to get comfortable with the rules and routines of the classroom right now.  On Tuesday, September 18th at 6:45pm, St. Bernard School will hold it's Program Night.  During this evening you will learn about our Grade 3 program, the curriculum, the special events, and the rules and routines of the class (homework program, Math Wizards, etc...).  I look forward to meeting you!  Please check and sign the agenda each and every night so we can ensure that our team is doing its best to meet your child's needs.

Also, there is a new policy on volunteers working with students in the school that requires them to have a Police Record Check done, this will be including field trips, Scientists in Schools, reading programs, etc.  So, please follow the link to have yours completed and ready for when you need it.  Letters are available at the office to have the fees waived if needed.

Ottawa Police Record Check

Thanks so much,
Ms. Laura Ferrarotto

Monday, 14 May 2018

Probability Learning Goals

This is our last Math Unit before EQAO next week.  We will be doing the quiz on Thursday, May 17.

Probability Expectations
  • I can predict the frequency of an outcome in a simple probability experiment or game, then perform the experiment, and compare the results with the predictions, using mathematical language
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of fairness in a game and relate this to the occurrence of equally likely outcomes 
Here are some links to some games that you can play to practise these skills!