Welcome to Mrs. Calder's Grade 3 class online. I look forward to working with you to help your child be successful this year. In grade three we look forward to learning about a variety of different topics through hands on learning, individual and group work. Please feel free to view this page on a regular basis to see what we are up to. You can also catch up on our classroom happenings by following @calder_grade3 on Twitter or signing up for ClassDojo by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to join. I am looking forward to a great year full of fun.
REMINDER: We are a Nut Aware School and we are also not able to have anything containing eggs. Do not send products to school which may contain these substances. For more information, please contact the office (895-2269).
Meet the Teacher
My name is Joanne Calder. Lamont is extremely dear to my heart as it is where I grew up and went to school myself. My entire teaching career has been at Lamont Elementary School. I taught grade five my first year teaching in the 2007-2008 school year and have taught grade three ever since.
In the summer of 2008 I married my husband Scott Calder, who is an Emergency Services Advisor at Sherritt and is also a captain on the volunteer Fire Department in Lamont.
In the 2011-2012 school year, I was away on maternity leave with my daughter Cheyanne, who was born on November 7, 2011 and my second maternity leave was with my son Jaxon for the 2014-2015 School Year. He was born on July 25, 2014.
When I am not teaching or planning awesome things for us to do at school… I enjoy camping, shopping, playing ball, curling, dining-out and spending time with family and friends.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE Things:
Restaurant: Joey Tomatoes
Sports: curling, baseball, hockey (Oiler's Fan)
Thursday May 24th - Sweet & sour meatballs, Talent show auditions for grade 3 at lunch.
Tuesday May 29th - Ham pizza bun hot lunch
Wednesday May 30th - Beef Stroganoff with noodles hot lunch
Thursday May 31st - Hot dog lunch served by Knights of Columbus
Friday June 1st - Children's Festival Field Trip
Tuesday June 5th - Taco Salad hot lunch
Wednesday June 6th - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) & Fish Sticks hot lunch
Thursday June 7th - Ham and Cheese wrap hot lunch & Family picnic (4:00 - 6:00) & Art Show (All day until 6:00)
Tuesday June 12th - Ham pizza buns hot lunch
Wednesday June 13th - Pulled Pork hot lunch
Thursday June 14th - Soft Taco Wrap hot lunch
Tuesday June 19th - Waffle hot lunch
Wednesday June 20th - Ham and Cheese Sub hot lunch & Swimming 12:00 - 1:30 (LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 10:30 FOR GRADE 1-3 and the bus will leave for swimming at 11:00)
Thursday June 21st - Taco Salad Hot Lunch
Friday June 22nd - last day snack will be provided
Monday June 25th - Spray Park in Lamont (Weather Permitting)
Wednesday June 27th - Tack Meet (lunch will be provided)
Tuesday June 26th to Thursday June 28th - NO SNACKS OR HOT LUNCHES THIS WEEK
Thursday June 28th - Talent Show & LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
SNACKS AND HOT LUNCHES
For the 2017-2018 school year Lamont Elementary has been given a Nutrition Grant. This means that on Monday and Friday students will be given a healthy snack at about 10:20 a.m. We will not know what the snack is until it is served. If your child is a picky eater, please send a snack just in case they will not eat what is provided. There will be three hot lunches served per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All of these will be served free of charge. A hot lunch form will be sent home every month. As long as this form is returned your child will receive the hot lunches. We hope your children will enjoy this opportunity.
Our next field trip is to the Children’s Festival on June 1st. We only have a limited number of spots for parents. Please let me know if you are able to come and if we have more parents than tickets we will call and see if we can get more.
In Language Arts we will be focusing on reading groups, animal/spring writing and stories. Spelling and handwriting will continue to be a weekly focus. Students should still be bringing 2 books from their reading basket to read at home. Please be sure these books are returned. The Raz-kids website, library books and/or other books at home are all acceptable for home reading as well.
We have started our measurement unit. This is focusing on the passage of time, exploring the calendar, centimeters, meters, perimeter and kilograms and grams. Part way through the month we will probably also begin our Fractions unit.
We have come to the end of our Hearing and Sound unit and we will be going into our last Science unit of grade 3. We will be learning about Animal Life cycles. We will get a chance to watch larvae (caterpillars) go through their life cycle and change into butterflies.
In Social Studies we will continue to focus on Global Citizenship. We will create posters that will show what your child has learned about their rights and responsibilities. We will then move into discussing some of the different types of Global Organizations that assist people around the World.
It seems that the communication through the agenda and telephone calls is working well. If you have any major concerns, please contact me at the school (780-895-2269). My e-mail is also email@example.com. Please be advised that I have limited time to check my e-mail and may not get to all messages promptly, so if it is urgent please call the school.
Please check my “e-teacher page,” which is an online webpage for our class. If you go to http://www.lamontelementary.ca/ , then click on “eTeachers” you will be able to select my name, under “Select a Teacher”, and see what I’ve posted.
You are also encouraged to follow our class twitter account. You can follow us at @calder_grade3 and/or join "Class Dojo." To sign up, please send your e-mail address, with a brief message saying you'd like to be added to "Class Dojo", to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNACKS AND HOT LUNCHES
For the 2017-2018 school year Lamont Elementary has been given a Nutrition Grant. This means that on Monday and Friday students will be given a healthy snack at about 10:20 a.m. We will not know what the snack is until it is served. If your child is a picky eater, please send a snack just in case they will not eat what is provided. There will be three hot lunches served per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All of these will be served free of charge. A hot lunch form will be sent home every month. As long as this form is returned your child will receive the hot lunches. We hope your children will enjoy this opportunity.
EDUCATION WEEK: April 30 – May 4
- Monday April 30th – Dress up Day (what you want to be when you grow up)
- Wednesday May 2nd - Hats on for Mental Health day, Paralympic presentation in afternoon & Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08)
- Friday May 4th – Career Day (Guests come in to teach about their career)
Thursday May 17th - Monday May 21st - No School (Victoria Day Weekend)
Please visit my E-teacher page for updates on important events throughout the month.
Thank-you for all your support,
Lamont Elementary School is a Leader in Me School with L.E.S. standing for “Leaders Every Second”. At our School we want to “Ignite the Leader Within” by using the 7 habits below to help your child become a confident leader within the school and community. Here is an outline of what each habit means.
7 HABITS OF A HAPPY CHILD (LEADER IN ME)
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.