Monthly Archives: April 2013


The students did an amazing job planning and building their animals. They used their schema (background knowledge) from our Testing Unit to help them build a strong and stable animal.

When you comment on this post please explain how you made your animal stable. Think about the size of its head, body, shape of legs, position of the legs under the body, etc. Have fun and I look forward to reading all the posts!


Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


Multiplying Using Arrays

In Math we have been learning about arrays when multiplying. An array is a grouping of objects that makes a rectangle. There are equal numbers of objects in each row and column of the rectangle. We had fun building arrays with a deck of playing cards. Grade 3’s, can you comment on our blog and tell me an array you could build. For example, an array for 24 could be 3 rows of 8. Have fun and we look forward to seeing your comments.

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


Railway Safety Presentation

Today we listened to an informative presentation by one of Calgary’s Canadian Pacific Railway Officers. We were reminded about how fast trains travel and how dangerous they can be. Learning about railway safety is important for everyone’s safety!

When you comment on our blog, tell us at least one important piece of information you learned from the presentation.


Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized



We are beginning to learn about multiplication and in 3L we know it means groups of things and is a quick way of doing addition. A multiplication sentence can be read aloud as: 3 groups of 2 equals 6. When multiplying two factors together, their order doesn’t matter because they produce the same product (3 x 2 = 6 or 2 x 3 = 6). We are making our own multiplication flashcards, so we can practice our facts individually or with a partner.

Here is your challenge 3L! Please comment on our blog by writing at least 2 multiplication number sentences. Remember you only need to know up to 5 x 5 in Grade 3, but go ahead and challenge yourself with a greater product than 25 if you wish. Here is an example for you to follow. 4 x 2 = 8 and 6 x 2 = 12


Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Uncategorized