Field Trip: Sweet Potato Digging

This week the Grade 3 classes went sweet potato digging as part of our IPC unit. We have been learning about food, where it comes from, and how it grows. One of the parent chaperones kindly created a little video of our experience. Thank you so much!


Unit 1 Writing Celebration

This week in Grade 3 the students set aside a period to celebrate their writing. Since the beginning of the school year they have been using the writing process to craft personal narratives. They have planned, drafted, revisited, edited, and finally published their writing. They were able to share their writing with all of their Grade 3 peers.

The 3B students celebrated their successes and received another stamp in their learning passports. Well done!


Maths: Sorting Data

Last week in Maths we began learning about data. The 3B students have been developing questions, collecting data, and organising it so that they can answer their original questions. Today we returned to our questions, observed the data, and explained our findings.



The Gummy Bear Experiment

The Gummy Bear Experiment

In IPC we are learning about the scientific method.

First, we asked the question: What will happen when we put a gummy bear in water?

Next, the students agreed on two hypotheses:

  1. We think the gummy bear will shrink
  2. We think the color will change


We observed that the red gummy bear in 3G and the green gummy bear in 3B both dissolved in the water. We also noted that the color of the gummy bears faded. Our conclusion:

When we put gummy bears into water for two days they lost their form and their color.

From there we expanded our experiment and observed five different gummy bear experiments!  We soaked them in: soda water, salt water, sugar water, baking soda water, and lemon water. What data did we collect? What did we conclude? Ask a 3B student to find out!

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