Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Just a few reminders:

  • Student fee is $25 per student or $40 for a family - please pay online or by cash or cheque
  • Students will require headphones for the whole school year.  If you have not brought some in yet, let me know if you need some help to get some for your child.
  • Please remember to sign and return rubrics that are sent home.  This is a good way for me to communicate to you how your child is doing so that there are no surprises come Progress Report time.
  • Photo Day changed to Monday, October 23rd.
Hope everyone enjoyed a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving!

Data Management learning goals


As we begin our next math unit on Data Management - here are the new learning expectations and some tips on how you can practise 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 data and display the 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 practise at home:
Sort objects at home (sort fruit and veggies into the fridge after shopping, sort coins in different ways), take surveys at home (who likes to eat chicken better than beef, who likes olives on their pizza), 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, or least popular, what does the graph tell you? 

Here is also a fun math game you can use to make a graph!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

October News

October is here and with it comes cooler mornings.  Please remember if your child is bringing hats or mitts to school on these crisp mornings to write their names inside all belongings as they tend to take them off once warmed up by running around.  We are quickly already creating a pile in the Lost and Found. 

This Thursday we will be having a Place Value quiz.  Please review any items that come home with your child and sign and return so that I know you are seeing how they are doing in class.  Feel free to contact me through the agenda or by calling the school if you have any concerns or questions.

Photo Day is next Friday, October 13th. 

Our photocopier is down right now and so we were not able to prepare this week's homework as of yet.  We will let you know once it is ready to go home when it must be returned.  Thanks to all students who have presented your Shoebox Presentations, it was so nice to get to hear from all of you about your likes, talents, and important mementos.

This Friday is a PD Day for the children with Thanksgiving Monday off as well.  Please enjoy your long weekend and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Number Sense learning goals

This September we will be looking at the following Number Sense and Numeration expectations in our math class:
  • 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 numbers 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.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Welcome to Grade 3 2017-2018

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 still developing my "technological skills", so please be patient with me!

I am loving getting to know each and every child in the class and they are working hard to get comfortable with the rules and routines of the classroom right now.  On Tuesday, September 19th 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 continue checking and signing the agenda each and every night.

Thanks so much,
Ms. Laura Ferrarotto

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Probability Expectations

This is our last Math Unit before EQAO next week.  We will be doing the quiz on Tuesday, May 23.

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!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Algebra Expectations

We are working on our second last unit before our EQAO testing at the end of the month!  We are currently working on Algebra!  The expectations are as follows:
  • I can determine the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction
  • I can determine the missing number in equations involving addition and subtraction or 1 or 2 digit numbers 
  • I can identify the properties of zero and one in multiplication
  • I can identify and use the associative property of addition to facilitate computation with whole numbers
This is a great time to review the fact families with your child.  For example using the numbers 2, 3, 5 to manipulate the numbers to make different number sentences (2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 2 = 5, 5 - 3 = 2, 5 - 2 = 3).  Here is a video to reinforce these skills: