Tuesday, 22 October 2019

October News

We began the beginning of our Data Management Unit on Monday - here are the new learning expectations and some tips on how you can practice at home:
  • I can collect data by conducting a simple survey 
  • I can collect and organize and display data in charts, tables, and graphs with appropriate titles and labels 
  • I can read data presented in charts, tables, and graphs, then describe the data using comparative language 
  • I can interpret and draw conclusions from data 
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of mode and identify the mode in a set of data 
Some ways that you can practice at home:
Sort objects at home (sort fruit & veggies into the fridge after shopping, sort coins in different ways), take surveys at home (who likes chicken more than beef, what type of pizza does everyone like in your family), if you see a graph or table in a book, newspaper, magazine, social media - ask your child to show you the labels, ask which is most popular, which is least popular, what does the graph tell you.

Here are some sites to check out:


October Info:
Halloween Dance-A-Thon is fast approaching! Please send in any money for the cake raffle ASAP.
Our last Swim to Survive class is Friday October 25th.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

September News

Thanks for checking us out, and please be sure to star/bookmark this site for easy access!  I will be periodically posting on here to let you know of our learning goals, posting videos, or tips on how you can continue your learning at home!  

Our focus in math is Place Value!  Here are our learning goals for this unit!

  • I can count forward (by 1,2,5,10,25, 100) and backwards (by 2, 5, 10, 100) using a variety of tools
  • I can represent, compare, and order numbers up to 1000
  • I can read and write whole numbers
  • I can identify and represent the value of a digit according to its position in the number (3 in 324 is 3 hundreds)
  • I can compose and decompose 3-digit numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones using concrete materials
  • I can round 2-digit to the nearest ten
  • I can represent and explain the relationship among the numbers 1, 10, 100, 1000

Try to help your child consolidate this learning at home by having them skip count while waiting for the light to change in the car, while waiting for their sibling to get dressed, and while waiting for commercials to be over.  When shopping and looking at prices, ask your child to round the dollar amounts to the nearest 10. When a number comes up in a book, on the tv, or in an address, ask them to tell you which digit is in the 100's column, or 10's column, or 1's column and what it's value is.

In Religion, we have been working on our unit on Samaritans on a Digital Road - teaching us all about being safe online.  

We are learning about Retelling in our Literacy block.  Grade 3's are working on writing a recount with interesting details and transition words.  Thursday & Friday our first recounts will be coming home to be reviewed and signed.  

In reading we can see how Fix-Up Strategies help us when are struggling to decode a word.  Watch for a bookmark to come home shortly to help your child and you remember some of the strategies so they can use them while reading.

 As always, please feel free to contact me with a note in the agenda if you have any questions.  

Thank you!

Thursday, 12 September 2019


Welcome Parents and Students to our Grade 3 Blog!  
This website will be a space for me to share some of the topics that we are exploring in class, news and information on the school, and websites that can help support our learning in class.  I will make sure to have the students write in their agenda when to "Check Blog" so that you do not feel the need to look back each and every day.  I am also going to continue using Twitter, so please bookmark the blog site, as well as following me on Twitter (@MrsOToole1)

I am excited to get to know each and every child in the class this year and I am sure they are going to be working hard to get comfortable with the rules and routines of the classroom right now.  Please remember to check and sign the agenda each and every night so we can ensure that our team is doing its best to meet your child's needs.

I have sent the links and passwords home for a variety of websites that can be played at home.  RAZ-Kids is a levelled reading program, Prodigy and Zorbit's math cover all 5 strands of the math curriculum through games.  If you have any problems with any of them, let me know.  These are for fun and to help practise and reinforce skills.  

RAZ kids        https://www.raz-kids.com/

Also, there is a policy on volunteers working with students in the school that requires them to have a Vulnerable Sector Records Check, this will include field trips, reading programs, etc.  So, please follow the link to have yours completed and ready for when you need it.  Letters are available at the office to have the fees waived if needed.

I'm looking forward to working with you!
Mrs. O'Toole

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Number Patterns

In math we will be focusing on Number Patterns. 
Here are the expectations:

I can extend repeating, growing & shrinking number patterns.
I can create a number pattern involving addition or subtraction, given a presented pattern on a number line or a written pattern rule.
I can represent simple geometric patterns using a number sequence, number line, or a bar graph.

Here are some online games to try:




Friday, 26 April 2019


Probability Expectations
  • I can predict the frequency of an outcome in a simple probability experiment or game, then perform the experiment, and compare the results with the predictions, using mathematical language
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of fairness in a game and relate this to the occurrence of equally likely outcomes 
Here are some links to some games that you can play to practise these skills! 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

TIME expectations

We have begun “time” in math. Students will be learning to do the following:
Reading time using analogue clocks to the nearest five minutes
Representing time in 12-hour notation (i.e. digital time 4:10)
Solving problems involving the relationship between min and hrs, hrs and days,
days and weeks, weeks and years
(i.e. How many days in a week? How many minutes in 2 hours?)

Here are some websites for extra practice:

**Google “Stop the Clock” if last site doesn’t work.**

Monday, 1 April 2019


We are moving into our Money Unit and the following expectations are the Gr. 3 goals for this topic.

  • I can represent and describe relationships between coins and bills up to $10
  • I can estimate, count, and represent the value of a collection of coins and bills up to $10
  • I can add and subtract money amounts to make purchases or change up to $10
  • I can solve word problems applying the skills above
Try to have your child look at prices when you are grocery shopping, online shopping, or running errands.  Have them round to the nearest dollar and estimate what the total cost will be.  When paying for something, have your child help count out the change or estimate how much change you will get from the cashier.  You can also try the following online games: