Grade Three is a very important year for French Immersion as students build on their beginning reading and writing skills from Grade Two. By the end of the year, we hope to be reading short chapter books and writing paragraphs in French. Oral French continues to be the focus of the Grade 3 program, as we are expected to be 70 % oral and during the first couple of months, we will be working hard to support one another in establishing "French only" routines in the classroom. Students are ex pected to speak French at all times in the classroom, and with French teachers outside of the classroom as well (e.g., at recess, before/after school).
We will be doing lots of review of vocabulary and grammar structures as well as establishing our French only routines.
Daily 5 (5 au quotidien)
Several times a week students will be working on DAILY 5 in French. This is comprised of various independent activities where a wide variety of curriculum expectations are met. This allows time for us to pull small groups of students and work with them on areas of need and do guided reading.
Livret de lecture
This year, the students will continue to bring home French books from the reading cart. They will also be bringing home a copy of their shared reading "lecture partagée" for the week. This will be their HOMEWORK that will begin in the mid- to late-September. It is essential to the students' language development that they read regularly at home as i supports and enhances the learning that happens in the classroom! Please ensure that your child records his/ her reading in the folder entitled "Livret de lecture" and return it every Monday. We will be tracking the students progress at school as well!
This term the students are discovering what forces are and how they are used in our lives. There are two basic types of forces that cause movement. Contact forces involve direct interaction (pushes and pulls between surfaces that are in direct contact). Non-contact forces include magnetic and gravitational forces and involve interaction at a distance. In exploring the effects of forces, students will learn about ways in which forces, including forces in nature, cause objects to move.
Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada in the Early 1800s In social studies, we will begin to describe and investigate the early settlers and communities in Canada in the early 1800s. We will re-
search interactions between new settlers and existing communities of First Nation peoples and French settlers and identify factors that helped to shape the development of the various communities. We will also compare communities of the past with those of the present day.