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January Newsletter

(Grade 3)
Dear Parents,
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year and may the New Year
bring you peace, happiness and lots of joy. Just as a reminder, if you ever have
any questions, I am always happy to help!
Curriculum topics for January
Here is what we would be working on in the class in January.
Math: Measurement (January)
C1.. relate the passage of time to common activities using nonstandard and standard units (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months,
C2.. relate the number of seconds to a minute, the number of minutes
to an hour, and the number of days to a month in a problem-solving
C3.. demonstrate an understanding of measuring length (cm, m) by
selecting and justifying referents for the units cm and m modelling and
describing the relationship between the units cm and m estimating
length using referents measuring and recording length, width, and height
C4.. demonstrate an understanding of measuring mass (g, kg) by
selecting and justifying referents for the units g and kg modelling and
describing the relationship between the units g and kg estimating mass
using referents measuring and recording mass
C5. demonstrate an understanding of perimeter of regular and irregular
shapes by
estimating perimeter using referents for centimetre or metre measuring
and recording perimeter (cm, m) constructing different shapes for a
given perimeter (cm, m) to demonstrate that many shapes are possible
for a perimeter

Science: Solar System (January-March)

PLOs.Describe characteristics and movements of objects in our solar
Prepare a detailed report on the unique features (e.g., location, size,
temperature, appearance, length of day) of the planets, asteroids,
comets, the Sun, and moon.
illustrate the solar system (the Sun, nine planets, moons, asteroids,
comets, and meteors) using accurate drawings, diagrams, collages,
models, electronic presentations, and/ or group role play complete a
detailed model, with explanations, showing that the Sun is the centre of
the solar system, and that it is the source of energy for the Earth
Compare familiar constellations in seasonal skies
Identify and accurately label the name of constellations on a
constellation map.

Create a chart that records how constellations change position in the sky
at different times of the year.
Demonstrate awareness of the special significance of celestial objects for
Aboriginal peoples.
Generate specific questions in response to an Aboriginal story focusing
on celestial objects (e.g., stars, moon, planets, comets, eclipses) and
illustrate answers using detailed drawings write their own stories,
complete with picture, on a celestial object (e.g., how the moon came to
be; why the sun is so hot).
Social Studies: GOVERNANCE (January-March)
C1.describe how an understanding of personal roles, rights, and
responsibilities can affect the wellbeing of the school and community
C2summarize the roles and responsibilities of local governments
Health and Career Education: Healthy Living: Health (JanuaryMarch)
C1.describe practices that contribute to physical and emotional health
(e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating, talking to a trusted friend
or adult when feeling sad or confused)
C2.describe the importance of healthy eating and regular physical
activity for a healthy lifestyle (e.g., to obtain the required nutrients
needed for growth, to help prevent diseases) describe practices that help
to prevent the spread of communicable diseases (e.g., not touching
infectious garbage, resting when sick, washing hands after sneezing or
blowing nose)
Language Arts: (January-March)
Language Power: Grammar and Usage: Action Verbs, Verbs in the

present, Verbs in the past, Linking Verbs, Using am, is and are,
Using was and were, Helping verbs, Using forms of do and see,
Pronouns, Using I and me, Using a and an, Adjectives
Phonics: Blends, Diagraphs, Y as a consonant and Vowel
Creative Writing
Reading Log:
Reading is really important so please encourage your child to read books to
you daily for at least 20 minutes to foster independence and give him/her
feeling of being in charge of their own learning. Also make sure to fill in the
Reading Log and send it back at the end of each month.

Mrs. Sachdeva
Grade 3B Teacher