Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Something you might not know about Tunisia....

In Social Studies this year, we are studying countries around the world. One of the countries we are studying is Tunisia. For the last few days, we have been learning about what it is like to be a child living in Tunisia. We thought people might be interested in learning a few facts that we were excited to discover.

Read the comments below to find out what the Grade 3s learned!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

There is a fun new contest out that I think you guys might be interested in!

Robert Munsch has come up with three different story ideas and he wants Canadian kids to choose which story is published this spring. Go to the link below and vote for your favourite.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This weekend was great. It was sure nice to see the sun come out again. All of the students were so excited to get outside and run around in the warmth today - so much fun!
This week, there are a couple of special events happening at the school. Be on the lookout for...

The Scholastic Book Fair, starting Wednesday and running until Oct. 5th.

The MRES Fall Fair, which was so successful last year. I am really glad they decided to make this an annual event. Chili will be sold at the fall fair, and there will be a farmers' market as well. Everyone is welcome. Please come out and support your community!

The Grade 3s have a science test tomorrow. Study hard tonight kids!

All soccer players from MRES have games tomorrow. Schedules went home in agendas today.

Homework folders are due on Thursday, and we also have our regular spelling test on Friday.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ever since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to grow up and become.... a teacher.

I am so happy that I reached the goal I set for myself when I was younger. I love being a teacher because it allows me to have fun with kids all day - and I learn sooooo much from them.

Now I would like to hear from you...

If you could have any job as an adult, what would you choose? Why would you choose that career?

Share your idea in a comment and don't forget your name!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hey kids!
Today we were learning about using tally charts and bar graphs to organize information. Here is the link to the site we were on, if you wanted to play some of the games:

Have fun!

It's another busy week for the Grade Three class!

Tomorrow night is our Welcome Back Supper from 5 to 7 pm. It will take place in the gym and all students and their families are invited to attend.

Wednesday is also Kathryn's 8th birthday! Happy birthday lovely lady!

Homework folders went home today, and are due back on Thursday.

Our spelling test is on Friday - the words are in agendas and on my spelling city website.

Friday is going to be a special day for MRES and Erle Rivers High School, as we will be participating in the Terry Fox Run. Students will be joining together at 10:30 to walk around Milk River to commemorate one of our Canadian heroes. Everyone is welcome to join us on that day!
I hope everyone has a great week and I am very excited to see you at the Welcome Back Supper tomorrow night!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hi Grade Threes!

I hope your Wednesday is going well so far. Don't forget that homework folders are due tomorrow if you haven't already handed it in.

So here is the BIG question for today...

If you could have any superhero power what would you choose?

Why would you choose that superhero power?

Please answer in sentences, and don't forget your name!

Thanks! I look forward to reading your responses!

- Miss Freel

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

So, what's going on this week?

Big sigh.... homework folders were sent out yesterday. Students in Grades 3 and 4 will have to complete a math assignment each week which will be due on Thursdays. This week both grades were learning about comparing and ordering numbers.
Thanks to Breann, who noticed right away that I made a mistake on the assignment! (I was told that even teachers can make mistakes.) There was one question which was asked twice (What is the largest possible number that can be created?). What I meant was to have a question about the largest and smallest possible numbers. Sorry about that!

Spelling words also went home with the Grade 3s last night. They are tough, so I encourage you all to practice for the quiz on Friday.

Friday is the beginning of Alberta Arts Days and MRES will be celebrating with a school project. Thanks to Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Rotheisler for putting that together for us.

On a side note... if you are in Lethbridge this weekend, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery is having its grand opening and will be celebrating with free admission and lots of fun activities all weekend. Check out for more information!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

After a summer vacation, you really start to forget just how fast the time flies by in the school year. The day seems to go by in the blink of an eye. I am really enjoying teaching Grade Three this year. Having the same community of students two years in a row is really great - it gives you the chance to start the year already knowing so much about eachother. We had built a really strong classroom community last year, but I can tell that this year it will be even stronger. It helps that we have a such an awesome bunch of compassionate, fun-loving and thoughtful students in our room!
This week is a short one, but there are a few things to remember...

1. Spelling words went home in agendas today. The words are also on if you would like to play some games to practice.
2. Say cheese! It's School Picture Day on Thursday.
3. The Grade Threes had library today, but lots of kids forgot their books with the long weekend. If you were one of them, try to remember to return them tomorrow.
4. And a newsletter went home today, which included some updates for September and a soccer registration form for Grades 3-5 students.

I think that's it for now! I hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Phew! Well, three days down and two to go. The kids (and I) are definitely starting to feel a bit tired, but we are going to make it through! The Grade Threes are already diving into learning new things. We are really excited about the countries we are studying in Social Studies: Tunisia, Peru, Ukraine, and India. It is amazing to see how different children live around the world.

This Friday is our first spelling test! The word list is stapled into each student's agenda. Good luck!