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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The River Story

A site for the holidays

As part of our new "National Study Week" program all of the students at your
school will have free unlimited 24 hour access to Smartkiddies from home next

Our National Study Week will start on 1st of April (Thursday) and end on the
8th of April.

To take advantage of this special access opportunity, just let your students
know to login from home using their normal class login. Then click on the
"Study week logo" to enable "unlimited home access" for the week.

We have included a letter to parents you may wish to use.
a text vesion is included at the bottom of this email

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Room 17's Boot plants

Last week we painted old shoes and planted pansies inside. They will look great in the garden.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week 9

This week Room 17 are going to continue to look at water and the water cycle. We will also finish the week with some Easter activities. Homework this week is to visit Year 3 Home Learning Blog and try some maths and spelling activities.The school address and your goals for next term are in your homework book. Don't forget to keep reading every night
For news you are giving a short talk on things that move in water. If you have pictures you want to bring to help describe your vessel that would be great.
I hope you all have a well deserved holiday it has been a very busy term.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Week 8

This weeks news is sharing a favourite poem. We are trying to say a poem with a clear interesting voice. Some parts of the poem may be loud some soft, some parts may need a high voice and some a low voice.You could also use actions.
Also for homework is spelling words and sentences and a basic facts sheet.
We are spending the next 2 weeks learning about the water cycle and how it affects our environment.
Simon from Wanaka Wastebusters will be visiting on Thursday  to share some water experiments with us.

Next week for news is about moving through water - tell us about one way (boat, hovercraft, wakeboard, etc) that we  move through water.
This Friday at 1.30pm is a House Partcipation Afternoon and will finish by 3pm.
Don't forget the school Fair is this Saturday so bring in any used books, clothes or toys for us to sell.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 7

Swimming this week is in the primary school pool with each group having a 20minute slot.
Our times are: Monday 11.05, Tuesday 11.45, Wednesday 9.05, Thursday 9.05 and Friday 11.45. If the students could come in their togs on the days we swim at 9 it will save time.
Homework this week is a maths sheet, spelling words and sentences and news of their choice.
We have Ronald McDonald on Thursday to discuss road safety.
Next Monday Room 17 have half a day of health with Mrs Western. They will be focusing on the circulatory system of our body. The children will bring home their books on the circulatory system to discuss this week for homework.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Books Home

Last Friday your child brought home their maths book for you to look at(5th). This Friday, (12th)they will bring home their reading book and next Friday,(19th) they will bring home their writing book. This is for you to watch their progress and is instead of the Learning Journals, that used to come home each term. You are welcome to comment on the Parent Comment sheet glued into their books.

If your child wishes to order a book from the Scholastic Book Issue 2 they can bring their order to school by next Tuesday(16th).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Week 6

We have 2 more weeks of swimming but our times are different each day.
This week we are swimming in the High School pool.
Monday 8th - 11-11.30
Tuesday 9th- 11.45-12.15
Wednesday10th - 10.05-10.35
Thursday 11th - 9.45-10.15
Friday 12th 11.00- 11.30
Next week we will be back in the Primary School pool with different times.

This week there is a maths sheet, spelling words and sentences and a T.V.survey linking to our statistics we did in class last week. Your child should also have a new reading book each night. Let me know if there are any problems with this. We mark and discuss our homework activities on Friday's, so the homework book needs to be at school on Friday. The book bag needs to be at school every day. If your child wishes to do other activities go onto Year 3 Home Activities Blog Page. We have added a Key Competency Challenge on here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gondala /SkylineWalk

Last week the Year 3 Team walked some of the Gondala track with teachers and parents. Thanks to all those parents who were able to come and help us we had a great day. Here is what we looked like.