The Grade Three classes have had a great start to the school year. All the students and teachers are so happy to be back in the classroom! Everyone is settling into a school routine and is working hard at developing their learning and leadership skills.
Kindness is something we take very seriously in Grade Three. We started the new year off right by making special cards for the residents of Hillel Lodge, wishing them a sweet new year.
We spent some time reflecting on some behaviours we would like to work on this year. We discussed the importance of saying sorry when we say or do something hurtful to our family and friends. We wrote heartfelt letters before Yom Kippur.
To get into the Sukkot spirit we drew cartoon four species and had lots of fun while being creative. We cannot wait to shake the lulav and etrog with Dr. Mitzmacher in our school Sukkah. Our Sukkah hop on Friday afternoon will be filled with Ruach as we end our third short week of school. Stay tuned for more pictures!
Kindness has always been an important part of my teaching and my life. I always try to show kindness each day and model it for my students. Teachers always look for ways to help their students show kindness to everyone.
I was lucky enough to attend the worldwide prayer service for Rabbi Bulka last month. It was a beautiful and moving service. The words Rabbi Bulka said about the blessing of kindness, caring, and friendship have stuck with me to this day. The words Rabbi Scher wrote in an email a week later have also stayed with me, ” All of us can do our part to spread kindness in the world”.
The Grade 3 classes are a kind group of students. The students have shown much kindness to their classmates and teachers this year. They have helped each other with work, cheered up those who have needed cheering up, and made each other laugh.
Yesterday we talked about kindness and all the ways we have shown it. We talked about Rabbi Bulka and all the ways he has shown kindness. We talked about the #RabbiBulkaKindnessProject and brainstormed ways that we can show kindness during covid. The children had lots of ideas! We even made an iMovie about kindness.
Morah Sigal and I also have lots of ideas the spread kindness all around. Your children have hopefully come home excited to spread kindness to their family and friends during the February Break. There will be more kindness to come in March.
We are so excited to announce that we have blogfolios. You will find them listed on the lower right side of this page if you are using a computer. If you are reading this post on a smartphone, the kids’ blog names appear at the very bottom of this blog post by scrolling to the very end.
Please enjoy the posts and leave a comment or two.
It has been wonderful to see the students so motivated and excited about their learning. I have seen such a big difference in the amount of writing produced since students started writing blog posts of their own. They are so engaged and the words just seem to flow. The students have told me how fun it is to write about topics they are passionate about.
The blogfolios will be a place where the students can document their learning. We hope they will receive comments on their posts and they can see that a larger audience, not just their teacher is reading their work. The students in turn will take greater care and put more effort into their work. I am so excited to be on this journey with the students. This is just the beginning of learning adventure in Grade 3. I even wrote two posts on my own blog about launching blogfolios in Grade 4 last year.