Globally Collected Soil

As we wrapped up our Science unit on Soil, we FINALLY had the chance to look at all of the bags of soil that have been arriving in the mail over the last month! It started with a quick tweet & a share on Facebook by one of our Grade 3 parents… and voila! 7 bags of soil from around North America!

We started the activity by looking up the various places on the map. Two students were in charge of using Google to show the locations on our SMART board and 2 students were in charge of then finding it on our classroom wall map.

 

It was great to see the class work together to find the locations and make connections to places they have been!

Then we reviewed the various types of soil that we have been learning about and started passing around the bags! The students were able to touch the soil and look at it through the bag, then they needed to determine which type of soil it was.

We were so excited to see and feel the very clear differences among all of the different soils!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to every who mailed us bags of soil! This activity would not have been possible without you!

 

 

winter is SNOW much fun!

The students were VERY excited about the snow falling today… and even more excited to look out our classroom window and see the HUGE snow plows on the roads!

With all of this excitement for snow, many of our students forgot to bring in-door shoes today. Please pack them in your child’s backpack for tomorrow, so they can leave them in their lockers! Keeping extra socks in their backpacks / lockers is also a great idea!

I hate winter
representation of Morah Lianna today
representation of the Grade 3 students today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


While I have you here… Just a few more reminders:
-Friday, November 18th is PHOTO RETAKE DAY
-Friday, November 18th is a 2PM DISMISSAL
-Thursday, November 24th is DRESS DOWN DAY
-Friday, November 25th is a PD DAY

 

Kitah Gimmel Update

                                       Yom Hazikaron

On Yom Hazikaron, the Grade Three classes attended a solemn and meaningful Yom Hazikaron assembly. The students focused on Peace as a way to honour all the brave soldiers who lost their lives in Israel.

We read the poem I Dream a World by Langston Hughes, wrote similes for peace, and worked on our songs of Peace.

I Dream A World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!
by Langston Hughes
                                               3B Similes for Peace

photographs by Noa  iMovie produced by Gila

A song for Peace

We are a family, deeply connected, even with COVID, we stand together.

The earth is our home land, we all live on our world, always connected, always affected.

חסד הוא מה שאנו, חושבים עליו כשלום, לכל אחד יכול להיות דעה

La gentillesse est ce que nous, considérons comme la paix, tout le monde peut, avoir une opinion.

 

                                              3A Similes for Peace

Photographer and producer Shayna & Re’em

 

              Yom Ha’atzmaut   

 

We started the day off with a door decorating challenge. The students had so much fun decorating!

                     

Our students  rotated through six AMAZING stations taking them “around Israel” for Pita making, an IDF code breaking station, bracelet making, Karaoke, trivia, and making chocolate balls. Karaoke was so popular that we went for another round in the afternoon. The Pokemon theme song was a big hit with Grade 3.

 

 

We played a special Yom Ha’atzmaut Kahoot game created by two students. It was so much fun testing our knowledge of Israel.

We finished off the day with cupcakes. A perfect way to end the day.

                                   Generations Day

The students had so much fun with their grandparents on Generations Day. They spent time talking and enjoying each other’s company. Discussion topics ranged from mitzvahs, nicknames, and places to visit in Israel. It was a special day!