Innovation Day Invitation – March 5th 2020

Good Morning Grade 3 parents,

I am formally inviting you to our Grade 3 Innovation Day presentations on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 8:45am-9:45am in the Grade 3 room.

Just to expand on my blog post introducing the concept of Innovation Day, in Grade 3 we have been looking into Structures: strong and stable. We began our exploration looking in what makes a structure strong and stable. Students researched a famous landmark, looking into the real structure (this is a part of our social studies work) using our math measurement and geometry skills to look at shape, height, weight, the scale of their structure and ensure it is free-standing. The structure must also be able to hold weights ranging from 100g-500g. All language arts skills will be assessed from oral communication to scientific report writing (hypothesis, procedure writing, concluding) to reading through research.

As elementary engineers, this is the first independent step into researching, planning, and building. I am so proud of how the Grade 3 students have fully immersed themselves in problem-solving, communicating and collaboration.  The Grade 3 students will present their structures alongside their scientific method info board and show you their experience with experimenting via QR code.  All structures have been made from recycled goods or goods which will be recycled.

I hope to see you at our Innovation Morning and for you to see all of the wonderful learning experiences happening in Grade 3.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask,

Miss M


General studies homework Due February 12th 2020

Good morning grade 3 and grade 3 parents!

Here is your homework this week:

Math – mixed addition and subtraction both 3 and 4 digit, with and without regrouping. This is the final challenge in this unit.

Language Arts – We have started our informative writing unit this week. Here is a comprehension activity.

Read this article about the Youth Winter Olympics. (paper copies will be available in class) and answer the questions

Questions worksheet and article.

Have a great week!


Miss M


Blogger of the Week – Ben!

Welcome to the grade 3 blog! We have been doing lots of cool of things in school lately so I’ve put them on our blog.

In Hebrew, we are learning about our friends and it’s fun it was like guess who!

My Hebrew Word of the week is:  טו בשבט.  This means the new year/birthday of the trees.


It’s gym time for basketball 🏀 and soccer ⚽️!? It’s so fun.


It’s time for our Rosh Chodesh Shevat assembly, Monday, we are learning about the environment in Isreal and how our Green Team in school is helping the environment.

Here we are at novel study time. We are reading the BFG. We laughed about Whizzpopping today!

Here we are with the Shinshinshim. We had an Israeli avatar theme. We used Virtual reality.

Thank you for reading our grade 3 blog. I hope you enjoy the next blogger of the week…we will find out soon!

General studies homework Due February 5th 2020

Good Morning Grade 3 and grade 3 parents,

Here is the homework for the week:

Math -addition and subtraction 2 and 3 digit practice with and without regrouping. Our weekly quiz will be based on 3 digit subtraction with and without regrouping.

Sheet one

Sheet two

Sheet three

Additional practice sheets can be given upon request.

Social studies – Plan out your ideal settlement. Click on this link for further instructions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Miss M




The SHUK is here…and we will be there tomorrow!

We are excited to share that the Grade Six Hebrew 2 class will be holding a shuk (market) this week!

The Grade 6 class just completed a course of study about Jerusalem and its very famous market area, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Many items will be sold, such as video games, toys, books, and snacks. Like in every shuk in Israel, “bargaining” is always encouraged and welcomed. Items sold will cost anywhere from 5 cents to a maximum of 5 dollars. We would love to see your child bargaining at our shuk and see how 5 dollars can take them a long way.

If you have not sent in money, please remember to send it tomorrow!


Miss M and Morah Sigal

Blogger of the Week – Meadow!

(Some of our students have chosen to create avatars so to protect their identity – a choice made after a media literacy lesson on global footprints!)

Hello, my name is Meadow and I am going to be documenting our grade 3 class. We are continuing our structures you might have seen the other blog that mentioned our structures.

Here are some of our structures everyone’s working so hard! Here is some of our materials:

  • Straws 
  • Hot glue 
  • Tape
  • Popsicle sticks 


It’s time for Hebrew! We started by handing in our homework then we wrote the schedule on the board. We started a project in Hebrew here are some photos of it.

We started a special homework system that we get every Friday it includes a word search.

It’s time for French. We are working on a word search!

Everyone is doing a great job everyone loves this harry potter word search!


It’s time for math class and today we are catching up on our blue folder.

Now we are going to go to the library to look up famous landmarks for our science project. We are trying to research information about our structure. 

Library time is so much fun! The library is a great place to go for some alone time.


We are working on our project again! We have lots of questions about each other.

We are all really hungry and it’s almost lunch. 

Now we have the shinshinim. The theme is Israeli music 🎼! here are some pics.

This is a really great game and it’s so fun to play. We also listen to songs from different Israeli artists. We love this game and it’s so fun! It’s also fun to watch.

It’s time for english we are starting a new section of poetry. We are going to be making our own poem. It’s going to be a little bit tricky but we all like a little challenge. We are brainstorming about poetry like not all pieces of poetry reim. We are very excited to be doing this new section.

Now it’s time for French we our watching a kids united video. We are also doing a little work on a new booklet and here’s some pics.


Now it’s time for music. We are learning to play different songs.

Now it’s time for Hebrew we are now learning a New tefila and we are going to be playing a Kahoot! game and it’s in Hebrew.

We get to work on the whiteboard to practise our math!

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog!

By Meadow!

General studies homework Due January 29th 2020

Good Morning grade 3 and grade 3 parents!

Here are the homework choices this week:

We have started out new math unit ‘adding and subtracting greater numbers’ (2 digit and 3 digit). Here is the work sheet:

Here is the Language arts homework choice – describing a character using adjectives and verbs.

Reading is not a part of the 3o minutes a night homework for grade 3 so I would love to see and hear about all the ‘extra’ reading you have been doing at home.

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Miss M

Term 2 – General studies Curriculum overview

Good Morning Grade 3 parents!

I cannot believe we into our third week back already! It will be February break before we know it!

As I mentioned back in September I would be sharing General Studies Curriculum overview each term. This document shows what skill areas we will be focusing on this term in each strand of Language Arts and then each subject: Math, Science and Social Studies.

Again as I mentioned in September about Term 1 overview, this is an overview which can be subject to change depending on outside influences or events needing extra attention. That does not mean areas will be missed, moved around.

Our weekly homework will be linked to areas we are focused on in class. The same applies for the weekly math quiz. You and your child will be notified about the focus of the quiz and the math homework will match that. is also an excellent place to review and revise math skills. IF you have not already done so you can link up to your child’s account and receive updates. If you have any questions about this, please let me know!

Miss M


Innovation Day – March 5th 2020

Good Morning Grade 3 and Grade 3 parents!

As you may or may not know, each year at the OJCS we hold a day to celebrate all things science/math/engineering/imaginative/technology – this has come in the form of a STEAM/STEM fair with the Middle school students planning and creating something of scientific interest to them and then presenting to judges. The elementary school planning and creating in their classrooms and parents coming to see.

This year, the wonderful Mr Ray has planned Innovation Day. We, as elementary science teachers, had a meeting to discuss and be introduced to the new Makerspace (and all of its potential!) and how we can use it in preparation for Innovation Day. The idea behind Innovation Day is so students can explore areas of science, engineering and math that are of interest to them.

I introduced the idea to the grade 3 class yesterday and WOW were they excited and ready to go! We have been learning about structures – strong and stable in Science; what a strong and stable structure needs from base/foundations to what shapes hold the most weight and what materials are the most stable and durable to work with. Our Innovation Day project will consist of students selecting a famous landmark, researching the real structure (this is a part of our social studies work) using our math measurement and geometry skills to look at height, weight, scale of their structure and ensure it is free standing. The structure must also be able to hold weights ranging from 100g-500g. This is a cross curricular project in which all areas of General Studies are included.

Some students have expressed an interest in working on this at home as well as in school, that is fine with me. But please note, there is no pressure on you at home to create or buy supplies. This is an in class project which students will be given ample time to produce.

As parents and grandparents, you be invited into our grade 3 classroom in the morning (9am-10am) of March 5th 2020 to come and see the projects.

If you have any questions linked to this, please do not hesitate to ask,

Miss M