Many students in 3RB have taken on the challenge of reading the 2019 Sakura Medal books. Nine students from our class successfully read 5 or more of these books and were able to the voting party.
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.
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:
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 three kings, Mary, and Joseph (and the baby Jesus):
It is Sakura Medal season again! Every year the incoming Grade 3 students are faced with a new and exciting challenge: chapter books.
The students may select from 20 different books that are Sakura Medal candidates. If they can read a minimum of five books, the students can vote for the Sakura Medal winner for the season.
This year the students in 3RB have decided to create and participate in a Sakura Medal challenge. We are pushing ourselves to read as many of the 20 books as possible! We can hardly wait to get started!
To learn more about the Sakura Medal books, please check out the Saint Maur Sakura blog.
On October 19th we celebrated our love of reading with a fun day! We arrived at school dressed as beloved literary characters and decorated our classroom doors as book covers.
In 3RB we created door covers for The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Miss Nelson is Missing! by James Marshall.
In the afternoon we enjoyed many activities with the whole school including sharing our favourite books, listening to special guest readers, and participating in teacher led workshops.
A big thank you to teachers, parents, and students for a fantastic day of fun!
October 16th was International Day! As a school we celebrated the wealth of countries and cultures that make up our Saint Maur community. Students came to school in outfits that celebrated their own countries or countries they have lived in or admire.
We started our day with a parade and a photo shoot:
Throughout the day we has parent visitors come to our Grade and share a bit about their own cultures.
We learned about France…
We also had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious potluck and a fantastic film.
Thank you parents, teachers, and students for making International Day a great success!