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Mrs. Moreau's Grade 3 Class
Week of December 11-15, 2017

Upcoming Events:

1. December 11 - Advent Week #2 celebration in the gym at 9:30 a.m. (Students are encouraged to wear green and be part of our living Advent wreath)
2. December 11 - St. Bernard's Annual Family Advent Mass will be held at St. Columbkille's at 6:30 p.m. 

Learning Goals for the Week:

Language Arts

Word Work - Spelling review week

Figurative Language Focus - Similes and metaphors

Reader's Workshop
Students will explore a variety of reading strategies (making connections, visualization, inferencing) as we explore rich Advent and Christmas literature.

Writer's Workshop

Persuasive writing

Math
Geometry: Two-dimensional shapes
- Students will identify and compare different polygons
- Students will describe the relationships between different two-dimensional shapes
- Students will identify and describe different angles

Social Studies
Students will write a persuasive piece on one type of land use in the Canadian Shield (e.g., mining and forestry) and will explore how their selected industry impacts the environment.

Religion
- Students will learn about different Saints and work to answer the following questions: What do the lives of the Saints teach me? How can I be more like the Saints?
- Students will continue their study of Advent.

Art
- Advent and Christmas arts and crafts

Music
- Singing in unison with appropriate pitch and dynamics
- Singing in the round
- Advent and Christmas songs

Drama
- Blocking our Christmas play, "A Flea on Santa's Tree"

Physical Education
- Throwing and catching skills

Looking forward to a great week!

Mrs. Moreau