Can you believe that Christmas is exactly two weeks away. It is amazing how much gets done at this time of year to get our house and ourselves ready for the big day.
We had a special guest come to speak with the grade 3. One of Mrs. Leonard's friends is a nursing teacher at MRU. She came to talk to us about the ear and how it functions. It was a terrific presentation. She had a real model of the ear that came apart. She even had samples of the 3 tiny bones and we couldn't believe how tiny they really are.
In math, we worked on rounding numbers to the nearest 10. This is a good skill for estimating. I would recommend practicing this. Give your child a number and have them round it to the nearest 10. (ie 37 rounds to 40, 22 rounds to 20, 45, rounds to 50) When they get the hang of that you can give them a 3 digit number and have them round to the nearest 100.
We did more work on getting ready for our Ukranian celebration. If you have a box grater that you could lend us the morning of the 19th, I would really appreciate it. The students will each be grating 1 potato so the more graters we have the faster it will be. I am also looking for one or two electric deep frying pans that we could use. We are frying 125 potato pancakes so it would make the process faster. Thank you in advance.
The grade 2's annual Stephan's Backpack sale will be held tomorrow. The money raised will go towards purchasing items (i.e., toothbrushes, toys, mittens) to fill backpacks for homeless children in the Calgary area. All items will be priced from $1-$5. Not as many items were collected to sell this year so there may not be enough items for students to buy. They are welcome to donate any money they do not spend.