Grade 3

Goodbye Grade Three Edward 2012

Goodbye Grade Three Edward 2012

Wow! I can’t believe it is time for me to go. I have enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of these boys. It feels like it was just yesterday when I met them all for the first time, but sadly my time is up.     I have loved teaching you all, our lessons were always so great, especially[Read More…]

by June 22, 2012 Grade 3
Ignition outing to UWC

Ignition outing to UWC

The Grade Three’s were given an exciting opportunity to visit the sports department at the University of the Western Cape. Safiya has this to say about her experience, “We had to do lots of exercises where we had to use our brains to think. For one exercise we had to try to balance 14 nails on top of 1 nail[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 Grade 3
Pirate Vocabulary

Pirate Vocabulary

During a literacy lesson, we discussed new pirate vocabulary. They then were given a challenge to write a story using as many of the words. Ethan Faraday amazed his teacher. I was trying to find a route to South Africa. I was going to sail by ship. I was coming in on the Atlantic Ocean side. It was a tempest[Read More…]

by June 13, 2012 Grade 3
Cursive Handwriting.

Cursive Handwriting.

We have been learning our cursive letters since the begining of the year. We know all of the lower case letters and we are now working on our capital letters. This week the learners are also starting their new handwriting books which have irish lines. We will continue to revise our cursive letters in the third term. In the fourth[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 Grade 3
3 Edward

3 Edward

What a fun day Grade Three Edward experienced on Friday. We got to discover iPad’s. The boys were extremely excited for the lesson to start. They got to “hunt” around Google Earth. They were able to see the world, our continent, our country and even better; find our school! They all completed the activity with enthusiasm and enjoyment. To view[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 Grade 3
Project time is here.

Project time is here.

The Grade Three’s went home and researched one of the eight explorers given. They then brought this information to school, with all the pictures and decorations. They will now complete the entire project at school. We have started off with the front cover. They will then need to fill in a questionnaire about their explorer, fill in on a map[Read More…]

by May 30, 2012 Grade 3
Classroom plans!

Classroom plans!

What fun we had, making our very own classroom plans from birds eye view. Started off with a mat discussion about our classroom and objects inside it. Then a big conversation about a key for a map. What they are used for and how we can make our own key. The learners were eager to start designing their own classroom[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 Grade 3
Grade Threes go on a scavanger hunt around the world.

Grade Threes go on a scavanger hunt around the world.

With great excitement two of the Grade Three classes had the experience of a Digital Lesson this week. Working in pairs they were assigned an IPAD. Previously they were taught how to operate Google Earth. They knew how to zoom in and out, pan and glide across the screen. They were amazed that these were real pictures of the Earth[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 Grade 3
What we love about Grade Three!

What we love about Grade Three!

The Grade Three’s were asked what they have enjoyed about the year. Ms Dawes class. Chloe: “My favourite part this term has been making up our stories in Literacy.” Lindiwe: ” I have enjoyed writing out THRASS tests and seeing my marks get better.” Josephine: “I loved drawing the Bumpalump picture and enjoyed the funny poem.” Keona “I have enjoyed[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 Grade 3
Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

Roxanne Sahd reports. On Thursday it was so fun! First we had to line up and get life jackets. (which I did not enjoy.) Then a seal popped his head out the exquisite, beautiful, amazing, blue water. It was so cute! After that jellyfish and dolphins appeared in the blue water. On the Jolly Roger I felt confident and safe.[Read More…]

by May 11, 2012 Grade 3