Japanese Culture Day

March 22 was Japanese Culture Day! We had the opportunity to enjoy origami folding, top competitions, dress up, special assemblies, a potluck lunch, and aikido. Grade 3 even created some art to contribute to the celebratory day!

Thank you to the Japanese Department for organizing such a fantastic day.



G3 Field Trip: Hamagin Space & Science Center

Last week all of Grade 3 had the opportunity to visit Hamagin Space and Science Center. This field trip was tied in with our inventions unit of IPC.

Enduring Understanding: Inventions are continually change the world.

Essential Questions:

What are inventions and where do they come from?

Why do people create new inventions?

How have inventions impacted the world?


Visiting Musician

Recently, musician/singer/songwriter Kathryn Claire visited the Elementary students to lead them in musical numbers and lessons in songwriting. The students enjoyed live music and learning about song writing.

The Grade 3 students had the exciting opportunity to compose a song of their own! Check it out:





Fun Day: Benchball Tournament

For our January 25th Fun Day, the Grade 3 and 4 classes merged together into teams for a friendly Benchball tournament in the gymnasium. Each team had the opportunity to work together and compete in two energetic and competitive heats.

Thank you Grades 3 & 4 for your excellent sportsmanship!


Gr. 3 Christmas Performance

O Come, All Ye Faithful!

For the Elementary Christmas Production this year, Grade 3 performed a short Nativity skit. Storyteller’s used their own words to discuss the Christmas stories, while the angels, shepherds, sheep, kings, and Mary & Joseph brought the story to life.

Their lively and bright performance brought smiles to all! Incredible work, Grade 3!


The storytellers:


The angels:

The shepherds:

The sheep:


The three kings, Mary, and Joseph (and the baby Jesus):