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November 07
November Chill

Hi again!  The cold weather is finally upon us!  Please remind your child that it is very important to wear their coats when they go outside.  I have had a few try to sneak out this week without one.  They figure that a long sleeve shirt is enough.

This past week, we have been looking at the activities or hobbies that we like to ​do in our free time.  We have also talked about where, when and with whom these activities take place.  Next week, we will be looking at clothing in French.

In Math, we are finishing up the unit on numbers and students will be doing the test on it tomorrow.  Next week we will start looking at adding two digit numbers and then 3 digit numbers.  In Mental Math, we are working on compensation for subtraction.  34 - 19; add 1 to each number to make it a "nice" or easier number to subtract.  35 - 20 = 15.

I'm loking forwad to meeting with you over the 2 days for parent-teacher interviews. 

October 22
Halloween theme!

​Hi all!  Sorry for the lack of a post last week...  I guess that this heaad cold has taken over more than I thought!  In oral lanuage this week, we are taking a break from talking about our family members and family activities, and working on Halloween vocabulary and its activities.

In math, we are looking at counting hundreds, tens and ones by counting money (mainly loonies, dimes and pennies).  In mental math, we are looking at the compensation strategy.  When adding 29 and 35, add one to 29 to make it a "nice number" and take it away from 35.  So, 29 + 35 = 30 + 34 = 64. Makes sense?  I'll be sending home a little quiz that we did on numbers on Friday.  I am very pleased with how well they did!

Don't forget to check out the ever so popular Halloween fun night this week!  Our parent committee has been spending a lot of time on this event and it will not disappoint!  I hope to see you there!

October 10
A Short Week!

​I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It was nice to have an extra day for family time!  This week, in Math, we are starting to look at numbers to 1000.  We will be talking about flats (centaines), rods (dizaines) and units (unités).  In Mental Math we are looking at the double minus 2 strategy.  (ex. 6 + 8 = 16 - 2 = 14).  I've told the kids to double the biggest number and subtract 2.

In French, we are finishing up talking about pets by using describing words, such as playful, soft, funny, etc.  The next unit will start to focus on our families, more so the titles of family members.

I'll be sending home Scholastic book orders next week, on Monday.  They will be due back on Friday, October 19th.

October 01
Welcome to October!

​This week, the student will continue to build on their French vocabulary by learning about pets.  We will talk about which one is our favorite, and then describe them. 

In Math, we will start to look at numbers, and talk about how many groups of ten and how many ones are in a given number.  In Mental Math, we will review doubles plus 2 (ex., 5 + 7 = 10 + 2)

For those of you that would like something new to do to practice basic facts, check out the following link http://www.reviseavecmoi.com/LibreJeu.php?Matiere=MathÈmatiques&Domaine=L'Addition&Ordre=1  It has a great little game with basic facts!

September 24
Last Week of September!

​This week, we are moving away from describing ourselves and are starting to talk about our likes dislikes, as well as thing we love and things we hate.  For Mental Math, Think of 6 + 5, double the 6, then take away one.  In this case, we are always doubling the biggest number.  We are also continuing to work on patterns, with skip couting.

Today, we started our "All about Me" booklet.  Therefore, I would like for students to start bringing in pictures of themselves, their hboby, their pets, their house and their family/family members.

Here are a few links for teh websites that our French language monitor shared with our class.  The students really liked the one for colors!

 

Numbers 80 to 90:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnhBcfj2GAc

Colors:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw&playnext=1&list=PLED7B0180F5A96CA8&feature=results_main

Greetings:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atNkI6QFZ50

Finallly, today we had a guest speaker in to kick-off "Anti-Bullying Week".  I also sent home an information pamphlet about bullying.  All week, we will talk aout it and read stories about it as well.  Mrs. Bourque also has the "Buddies not Bullies" bracelets on sale for $3.

Enjoy the first week of fall!

September 17
Oral discussion topics and Mental Math
This week, the students will learn how to describe their physical appearances. We will be talking about the color of our eyes, our hair and its length.  In Math we will look at patterns as well as pattern rules.  In Mental Math, we will be talking about using doubles to solve addition.  For example, 6 + 7 can be thought of as double 6 + 1.  In their homework, I will have them write to practice and review doubles.  No need to go passed 10 + 10.
September 13
Math games

​My plan is to give the students time to play Math games on our Maac books every Thursday afternoon.  They did that this afternoon and LOVED it! I thought that I would pass along the links for the sites that I referred them to today.  www.coolmath-games.com   www.mathsisfun.com  I have enjoyed getting follow up emails from you about the Wiki space.  I am looking forward to meeting you all next Tuesday!

September 11
First Full Week of School

Well, I have met and love all of my students!  We are in the process of getting to know each other and I am very ​impressed with how eager these kids are to learn!  This week, we are learning day to day lingo in French as well as numbers and colors.  We have asked the questions, "Comment t'appelles-tu?", "Quel age as-tu" and "Comment s'appelles' ton ami?".  Try asking your child what these questions mean and you'll be impressed with their answers!  Remember to practice numbers to 30 in French as well as basic facts.  When you get chance, send me a quick email to let me know that you are reading this, at cindy.miller@nbed.nb.ca.  I'm in the process of setting up a parent distribution list and I will also be sending notices that way.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

August 27
Welcome to Grade 3 FI!

​The time has come for us to start another school!  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to my class.  My name is Mme Miller and I teach grade 3 French Immersion.  I taught this entry level last year and prior to that I used to teach the grade one level entry point.  We are going to have a great time this year and we will have lots of time to get to know each other.  This site will be a great place to see what we have been learning in class as well as see links to cool French websites.  I can't wait to meet you all.  See you next week!

 

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Welcome to Hubbard Avenue Elementary and to grade 3 French Immersion!