Monday, December 15, 2014

Reminders for this week...

 
 
1. Field trip to the Galt Museum tomorrow.  Leaving the school at 12:30 pm. Parent helpers please be here for 12:25pm.
 
2. Wednesday at 8:30am there is an assembly where the grade three classes are performing if you would like to come watch.
 
3. Friday is our grade 3 Christmas party.  Please remember to send in snacks if you have signed up.
 
 
 
Thank you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Challenge Question - Dec 9th



How many THREE digit numbers can you make using the numbers below.
 
 
 
5                     8                    3
 
 
 
Make sure you have your name on your paper when you bring it to Mrs. Barker.

Math Test

 
 
YOUR CHILD IS BRINGING HOME A MATH REVIEW SHEET TODAY.
 
 
THEY HAVE THEIR "NUMBERS" MATH TEST ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK. 
THIS REVIEW SHEET IS A PERFECT STUDY GUIDE FOR THEM AS THE QUESTIONS WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE REVIEW SHEET QUESTIONS.
 
 
 
PLEASE DO 10 - 15 MINUTES OF REVIEW WITH YOUR CHILD EACH NIGHT.
 
 


Christmas Gala

CHRISTMAS GALA THURSDAY FROM 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
 
 


Important:
Parents are requested to bring snacks for the evening to help out.  Please note that there are children with NUT allergies in the school that are severe.
 
If you bring a snack that contains NUTS please make sure that it is labelled on the snack container!
 
 
 
 


Parent Helpers Needed...

GALT MUSEUM FIELD TRIP
 
We will be taking the Grade 3 classes to the “Ukrainian Connections” presentation at the “Galt Museum”. This presentation is of special interest, as it compliments our Social Studies program.
 
Our class will be attending on Tuesday, December 16th.
Our presentation will be from 12:50pm until 2:20pm. We will be leaving the school by bus at approximately 12:30pm and we will return at about 2:45pm.      
 
We will need five parents from each class to accompany and assist children at this presentation. If you are available to help us, please return the lower portion of this form to your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible. (Due to the nature of this presentation, we ask that younger siblings not attend with our parent assistants.)
 
Thank you for your support of the programs we offer your children.
 
Please let me know ASAP if you can help out as a parent supervisor!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

 
 
CHRISTMAS GALA IS NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY (DEC. 11th) .
 
 
IT RUNS FROM 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
 
 
There will be many great Christmas activities for you and your family.
 
 
 
 


We are in INDIA!

Welcome to INDIA Mrs. Barker's Class!!
 
 
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT FLIGHT!
 
 
 
 
ENJOY YOUR TIME IN INDIA!
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 
WE ARE OFF TO INDIA TOMORROW FOR THE NEXT MONTH AND A HALF!

 
STUDENTS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR LEARNING PASSPORTS ON HAND AND YOUR BAGS PACKED!
 
 
WE ARE GOING TO LEARN SO MUCH!
 
 
INDIA HERE WE COME!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter...


IT IS WINTER OUTSIDE!
 
 
Please make sure that your child is coming to school with appropriate WINTER gear.
 
They will be headed outside for recess when the temperature is NOT colder than - 20 degrees.
 
 
Kids are not able to stay in just because they think it is cold outside.
 
Our principal makes the decision on when it will be inside or outside recess.
 
 


Challenge Question - Dec 2

 
 
Show Mrs. Barker 3 DIFFERENT ways to draw $3.66 with coins.
 
 
Draw out all the coins for each of your ways.
 
 
Bring your answer sheet to me tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Challenge Question - November 25th


Mrs. Barker has:
2 toonies
3 loonies
6 quarters
7 dimes
4 nickels
2 pennies
 
 
How much money does she have in total?
 
Draw out all the coins so that I can see how you got your answer.  Bring me your answer paper with your name on it tomorrow. 

REMEMBER...

Swimsuit and towel MUST come to school tomorrow morning.  There will not be any phoning home for forgotten items.
 
Parent drivers please be at the school for 12:40pm.  Please come back to the school for 2:20pm to transport the kids back to school.
Thank you for driving.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Swimming reminder...

We are swimming on Wednesday afternoon.  We will be leaving the school at 12:45pm.
 
 
If you are a parent who is driving please be at the school by 12:40pm.
 
 
Your child needs to remember their swimsuit and towel.  We will not be phoning home for forgotten items as your child needs to be responsible for coming prepared for swimming.
 
Your child needs to make sure their swimsuit and towel get into their bag on TUESDAY NIGHT.
 


BOSTON PIZZA HOT LUNCH

 
BOSTON PIZZA HOT LUNCH ORDERS ARE COMING HOME TODAY.
 
THEY ARE DUE BACK ON FRIDAY THIS WEEK!
 
 
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Swimming

 
 
WE ARE SWIMMING ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON NEXT WEEK (Nov. 26th).
 
 
 
We will be leaving school at 12:45 pm.
 
Swimming from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (kids will be pulled out of pool around 2:20 to get dressed)
 
Returning to school around 2:45 pm.
 
I am still in NEED of ONE parent driver.  If you can help out please let me know.  You do not need to stay at the pool you can simply drop off and pick up. 
 
If you are driving and you want to stay at the pool to watch that is great.  You are also more than welcome to join your child in the water.

Reminders...

 
 
Reminders...
 
 
 
1) Please sign up for a parent teacher interview if you have not done so yet.
 
 
2) There is no school THURSDAY AFTERNOON or FRIDAY this week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reminders for next week...

Booster Juice hot lunch is on TUESDAY, NOV. 18th.
 
 
 
TUESDAY, NOV. 18th is also PAJAMA DAY!  SO PLEASE COME DRESSED IN YOUR COMFY PAJAMAS!

Report Cards

 
Report cards come on FRIDAY this week.  Please return the brown report card envelope to school. 
PLEASE KEEP THE REPORT CARD.
 
 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR A PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW.
Parent access opens up on Nov. 13th.
 
The link to the conference manager website is listed below.
 
 

Scholastic Book Orders


Scholastic book orders are coming home today.
 
 
They are due back to school next Wednesday (Nov. 19th).

Spelling this week...

 
 
There are new spelling words for this week even though it is a short week.  The test will be on Friday.  These words follow the same pattern your child was working on last week.
 
 There is ONE assignment up on spelling city for this week.   Please have your child complete it by Friday.
 
 
Thank you.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Challenge Question - Nov. 6th


Time to show your knowledge of how many ways you can represent a 3 digit number.
 
 
YOU MUST SHOW AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT WAYS.
 
 
 
Task:  Show  643 as many different ways as you can.

Reminders...


 
1) Hot lunch orders must be in tomorrow.  No late orders will be accepted.
 
 
2) Spelling test is tomorrow morning.
 
3) Remembrance Day assembly is tomorrow at 10:30.
 
 
 
 
 


NEXT WEEK...



THERE IS NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Remembrance Day

 
 
We have started our Remembrance Day curriculum in preparation for the Remembrance Day assembly on Friday next week.
 
 
I am putting up a few of the videos that the kids watched at school today.  Please take the time to watch the videos and chat with your child about Remembrance Day and what it stands for.  It is tricky for kids this age to truly understanding everything about what Remembrance Day entails.   Some of the kids got tears in their eyes as they watched the videos and I let them know that it is okay for them to feel sad when we talk about Remembrance Day. I myself get tears in my eyes when watching them.
 
 Our discussions about Remembrance Day are focused on celebrating heroes, talking about makes a person a hero,  discussing what is bravery and what peace means to us.  We do a lot of talking about what it means to be Canadian and why we are thankful to those who make sacrifices for us to have freedom.  We also discuss the symbol of the poppy.
Many kids ask questions about terrorism but I keep talks about terrorism out of our Remembrance Day discussions as this is a very difficult concept to discuss at this age group. 
 
Here are the some Remembrance Day videos:
 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3IutxvltBM&feature=related - Highway of Heroes (with the event in Ottawa many kids had questions about what the Highway of Heroes is.  This video helped them see the tribute that takes place to fallen soldiers from Canada).
 
 
 

Here is a picture of the beautiful artwork the students created for Remembrance Day.
 
 
 
 
 


Halloween Stuff

 
 
NO WEAPONS MAY COME TO SCHOOL WITH COSTUMES.
 
Please keep any scary makeup reasonable and not too over the top for school.
 
 
KIDS NEED TO COME TO SCHOOL IS THEIR COSTUMES.  There will not be time to get dressed at school in the morning.
 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Challenge Question - Oct. 28


 
 
Task:  YOU HAVE BROUGHT YOUR STRAW PAN PIPE HOME.  YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN TO YOUR PARENTS HOW IT WORKS.
 
YOU MUST IDENTIFY WHICH STRAW HAS THE LOWEST PITCH AND EXPLAIN WHY.
 
 
YOU MUST IDENTIFY WHICH STRAW HAS THE HIGHEST PITCH AND EXPLAIN WHY.
 
 
If you are able to do this your parent needs to send me in a piece of paper saying you completed the task with their signature.  :)
 
 
Show off your science smarts!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Challenge Question - Oct 27

Challenge Question:

Write 4 exciting and descriptive HALLOWEEN sentences.

One about a:
skeleton
witch
werewolf
ghost

Bring in your sentences to Mrs. Barker tomorrow.

Information...

Information...

1) There is information coming home regarding spelling homework that needs to be completed at home during the week.  Please read the letter carefully.

The website is:
http://www.spellingcity.com



2) Halloween party letter came home today with your child.  Please return if you can bring a snack in for the party.  
Kids will be dressing up in their costumes on Friday.  There will also be a parade around the school.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reminders...

1.  Spelling test will be on Thursday morning this week (normally it will be Fridays).  There is no specific spelling homework this week.  Spelling homework will start next week.

2.  Tomorrow is last day for "Feed the Bug" food to come in.

3.  No school Thursday afternoon and Friday due to professional development for teachers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kindness Challenge...

 
 
Here is a video for you to watch as a family.  It demonstrates a great message of showing kindness and how simple it is to do.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindness challenge for my kiddos...
Task: Do 5 random acts of kindness over the weekend to help someone.
It can be for anyone at all.
Spreading kindness seems like a small thing, but it makes a world of difference. 
Our world can always use some extra kindness.


WOW...

Go Mrs. Barker's Class...
 
 
We had 84 food items come in today and 54 food items yesterday!!
 
I am so proud of these kids.
 
Thank you parents for helping "Feed the Bug".  You are making a world of difference for families of Lethbridge.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Thank you for all the food donations. 

Our class had 54 items come to school today.

Great job!

Let’s see what can bring in tomorrow!

 

Spirit cup here we come!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Feed the BUG


 
It is time to FEED THE BUG!

Our school is having a challenge between classrooms to see which class can bring in the most NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items to feed the bug.  We are trying to fill an entire Volkswagon Bug with food.

 

Time to raid your pantry and see what you have that you could send in to help local families.

 

It is for a great cause!  So many people rely on the Food Bank to fill the bellies of their children and themselves.

 

PLEASE HELP US OUT!  You may send in food items until Oct. 22nd.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lunch Movies

 
 
Kids are asking if they are able to bring in movies from home to watch while they are eating their lunch.
 
I am fine with this as long as the movie they bring is RATED G.
 
If your child would like to bring in a movie please make sure that it is clearly labeled with their name.
 


Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
 
 
 
Enjoy the special time with your family.
 
We will see you on Wednesday!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


 
 
Please give your child a GIANT pat on the back for all their hard work on their SLAs!  They are doing amazing and I am so proud of their efforts.

 

We are ALMOST done!  We just have 2 parts left to do on the numeracy performance assessment.  The end is near!  J

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Challenge Question - Oct. 8th

 
Make a list of 20 different NOUNS.
 
Make sure you remember what a NOUN is!!


Bring your paper with your name on it to Mrs. Barker tomorrow.

Reminders...



 
There is no school on Monday, Oct. 13th (Thanksgiving)
 
and
 
Tuesday, Oct. 14th (Teacher Professional Learning Day)
 
 


 
 
Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic book orders are coming home with your child today. 

Order forms are due back on OCT. 17th.

Please make sure you send a CHEQUE with your order. If you do not have cheques please let me know and we will work something out.  J

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Reminders for TOMORROW:

 

1)       Last day to bring hot lunch money is tomorrow.

 

2)     We are skating tomorrow.

 

Kids must have SKATES and a PROPER HOCKEY HELMET.  These must be here first thing in the morning as there will be no time to phone for forgotten items.

 

If your child is wanting to play hockey they need: hockey helmet with cage, elbow pads, neck guard, gloves and stick.
 
We are leaving at 9:15am so parent drivers need to be at  the school by this time.  Thank you.

MATHLETICS WEBSITE


MATHLETICS WEBSITE

 

Dear Parents:

Mike Mountain Horse has purchased access for each student in our school for a great math site.  This will be a great website for helping your child learn their math concepts in a fun and exciting way.  They are able to earn points and engage in activities with other students their age around the world in LIVE MATHLETICS.  They can even challenge their classmates or other students from Mike Mountain Horse in the live mathletics challenge.

  I am also able to track and see your child’s progress on activities on the website.  This allows me to see areas of strength and areas that need some extra focus outside of the learning activities that we complete in class at school.

 

 

 

 

Stapled to this sheet is your child’s login username and password for the website.  Please make sure that they are spending some time on this website at home as it will have great benefits for them in regards to their understanding of math concepts they are learning in class.

 

Thanks for your support with using this program at home!  J

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Barker

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SLA UPDATE...

 
 
The kids have been working so hard this week on their PERFORMANCE LITERACY SLA.  We now have that assessment completely done.
 
 
THURSDAY THIS WEEK WE WILL BE DOING THE LITERACY DIGITAL SLA.
 
 
Next week we will be tackling the math performance SLA and the math digital SLA.
 
 
LOTS TO DO STILL BUT THE KIDS ARE DOING GREAT! 
I AM SO PROUD OF THEM!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Challenge Question - Sept 30

 
 
TASK ONE:
List 10 words that rhyme with CAKE.
 
 
TASK TWO:
 
How many words can you make using the letters below.
 
C      E      T        R       A      S      B     G
 
 
Bring your answers to Mrs. Barker tomorrow.
 
 
 
 


Monday, September 29, 2014

SKATING THIS FRIDAY!
 
 
I am in need of a few more parent drivers to transport children so please let me know if you can drive.  You DO NOT have to stay at the arena.  You can simply drop off and pick up! :)
 
 
Please send in yellow skating slip.
Pizza Hut hot lunch forms are coming home today.
 
They need to be returned by Friday, Oct. 3!
 
No late orders accepted!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Skating on Friday Next Week


 

Dear Parents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


The Grade 3 team has decided to take the kids skating for all their hard work. We will be going to Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena on Friday, October 3, 2014. We have the ice from 9:30 A.M. – 11:00A.M. Nicholas Sheran specifies that ALL children must be wearing a hockey helmet and that bicycle helmets will NOT be accepted. They DO have extra helmets should your child need to borrow one.  

 

Also we will portion off a small hockey area again for hockey play but we are requiring the following in order for the children to participate safely; hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, elbow pads, neck guard, and stick. We will not be able to allow parents to participate in the game play in order for this to be a safe activity. All these conditions are according to board policy.

 

In order for every child to be transported to the ice arena, we will need to have parent volunteers. Please know that you are encouraged to skate and if you have younger children that would like to participate, we fully support and encourage that as well. Siblings are also required to wear hockey helmets and parents are encouraged to wear a hockey helmet on the ice surface.

 

We will be leaving the school at 9:15am in order to be at the rink and ready to get on the ice by 9:30. If you are volunteering to drive, please be at the school by 9:15. We will be returning to the school around 11:15.

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Terry Fox Walk


WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES TOMORROW!  NO FLIP FLOPS!

 

Please bring a TOONIE FOR TERRY if you can!  J

SLA Practice Questions Link

Beginning next week your child will be involved in the Alberta Learning Assessments (SLAs)
 
 
There are four components:
1) Literacy Performance Task
2) Math Performance Task
3) Literacy Online Questions (40 questions)
4) Math Online Questions (40 questions)
 
 
We need to have all the components of the SLAs completed by Oct 10th so we will have a very busy next few weeks.
 
 
Next week we will be doing the performance based parts the assessment and the following week will be the online assessments.
 
 
If you would like your child to practice the online portion of the assessment with the practice tests please go to the link below.
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Challenge Question - Sept 24

Task:
 
Create a decreasing pattern that uses the following shapes:
 
triangle
circle
square
 
 
 
Bring your pattern in to Mrs. Barker tomorrow. Make sure your name is on it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Challenge Question - Sept 22



Task:
 
What will the 4 year old, 5 year old and 6 year old trees look like?
 
 
Draw the growing pattern for the tree pattern in the picture above.
 
 
Bring in your paper to Mrs. Barker tomorrow with your name on it! :)