Writer’s Notebook is where you choose a seed to brainstorm about. Then we do word association, which is where we look at an idea and think of words that link to it. Then we go on with the prompt cards. The prompt cards help us to write down how we feel about the seed we have chosen. After that we choose a text type with can be a narrative, information report, persuasive text or procedural text. Then we go on to planning. After that we go on with drafting, which is where you do a rough copy of your text type. Then we do revising. Revising is where you re-read, use different sentence sizes, add detail, change words to a synonym, remove words\sentences. After that we do editing, which is where we look for spelling, punctuation, capital letters and re-reading our work. Then we do conferencing. In conferencing we re-read our writing to a peer, buddy revise and edit, as well as use our word choice checklist. Last but not least is publishing, which is where we can rewrite it on coloured paper or on an Ipad.
written by COOPER and JESSICA
In CBL we are celebrating identity and culture. We are making a little museum in our classroom. We have spent 2 weeks researching international cuisine, sport, dance and more. We are working on publishing our work. We are excited to invite our buddies, parents and different grade 3 classes at the start of Term 2.
written by Simrat and Shivya.
Write on time
Write on time helps us to write as much as we can in a small amount of time. Write on time is where you have time for pre-planning. We use a seed, which can be a photo, picture or a video clip. We look at the seed and have 10 minutes to brainstorm and plan our text types. You can choose any text type you want. We then have 30 minutes to write. After that we revise and edit for 5 minutes. At the end we share and celebrate our writing!
written by Tayla and Alfie
In maths we learnt about reading really big numbers. We are also learning about place value. Sometimes we do a little bit of coding. Before we start proper maths, we do quick maths games. We also learn quick addition maths sums and about doubles. Last time we did maths we learnt about near doubles. As a class we have done addition on the floor as a warm up and sometimes we do vertical addition.
written by Shrenil and Ramin.
In reading we are learning to find context clues to find the meaning of a word. A context clue is a way that you don’t have to run to the dictionary all day. A context clue includes using your prior knowledge and looking around the page for the meaning.
We have also been working hard to find new and interesting words in our books so that we can expand our vocabulary. Have a look at the words we have added to our word wall!
Synonyms are words that have the same meaning. We are trying to swap boring words for better synonyms. Check out our emotional literacy wall!
written by Kovidh and Dylan
Happy Holidays parents and friends!!!