Have a great summer!

Wow, Grade 3’s, what an amazing year we have had! I will always remember this class as one that was full of fun, laughter and learning.  Thank you for being such a GREAT group!  

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I hope you have a great summer and I wish you all the best in Grade 4! 


A Trip to the Ellis Bird Farm

Today we enjoyed a fantastic field trip to the Ellis Bird Farm! While we were there we learned about beavers, owls, butterflies, goats, bats, pond life, and of course…birds!  We also played some games and even built our own nestboxes to take home.

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To learn more about the Ellis Bird Farm, CLICK HERE.

Grade 3’s, what was your favorite part of the day?  What interesting things did you learn?  Did you touch or see anything cool?  Did you enjoy making your nestbox? Where do you plan to hang it?

Twin Day!

How confusing! Our class seems to have been taken over by twins, triplets, quadruplets and even some septuplets today.

Here are a few pictures of the fun! 

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Music Monday


Today we celebrated “Music Monday” at our school. We were treated to performances by the IREC choir, the IRJC choir and the IRJC band. Thank you to Mrs. Holoboff for organizing and leading this special afternoon! 

Grade 3’s, what are some of your favorite types of music? Do you have a favorite singer, band or song? Please leave a comment and remember proper commenting guidelines. (Capital letters, complete sentences and punctuation)


Spring, is that you???


Wow, what a beautiful day! Finally!

Today, our class took advantage of the warm temperatures by competing in a Biggest Snowball Challenge during Phys. Ed class.

I was amazed at the size of the snowballs that students made in about 30 minutes, with all of the snowballs far surpassing my expectations.

I loved how as the challenge continued, all of the students decided on their own to team up with another group and combine their efforts. You showed great synergy Grade 3’s!  


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Go Canada Go!

The olympic spirit is definitely alive and well in 3W. Our class is keeping a close eye on our Canadian athletes by tracking their progress each day.  We are so proud of all the Canadian efforts in Sochi!

More information about our Canadian team can be found at;



Grade 3’s, what is your favorite event at the Winter Olympics? Are there any athletes that you are following closely?

Go Canada!

A Little Namaste on a Chilly Day

The cold winter temperatures we usually see in January returned this morning, but somehow our class didn’t seem to mind at all!  We were too busy getting active while on a virtual field trip to Costa Rica, with the help of a Cosmic Kids yoga video. It’s amazing how a little imagination, and a whole lot of movement can warm us up in a hurry!

Here are a few pictures of our stretches, poses and dance moves.

Grade 3’s, the forecast for the rest of the week is for temperatures below freezing. If you could take a REAL field trip anywhere, where would you go? Why?





Rolling Our Way into 2014!

This week we had a blast while inline skating with Josh from Alien Inline! Here are a few pics from our final skating session.

Grade 3’s, I would love to hear about what you thought of your skating experience. Feel free to comment on this post!

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All Aboard!!! It’s Polar Express Day!


This morning we all awoke to polar-like temperatures here in Central Alberta! Thankfully, the windchill was “only -38C.” so we could all make it to school. Once here, we climbed aboard the Polar Express for a fun-filled day of learning!

Many students chose to wear their jammies for the celebration. They looked great!


We started our morning off by reading this classic story by Chris Van Allsburg. We all agreed that it is a wonderful story, with amazing word choice and incredible illustrations.

Next, we continued with a math challenge based on the Polar Express. Students worked in teams to solve a variety of problems. Great problem solving strategies, and excellent group work skills were displayed. Well done 3W!

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In Gym, we  played a couple of wild games called “Train Tag” and “Capture the Presents”.

This afternoon we sat down to watch the DVD. Students were  asked to look for similarities and differences between the book and the movie. I was very impressed by all the ideas they came up with!


Grade 3’s, I am definitely in the Christmas spirit now! I would like to know a couple of things. First, what was your favorite part of Polar Express Day? Second, what was your favorite part of the Polar Express movie?