WELCOME

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 joanne.calder@eips.ca requesting to join.  I am looking forward to a great year full of fun.  

Joanne Calder

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).

Mrs. Joanne Calder

Mrs. Joanne Calder

 

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 a steel fabricator at Waiward Steel 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:

Disney

Lululemon           

Big Brother

Starbucks     

Restaurant: Joey Tomatoes

Color: Blue    

Sports: curling, baseball, hockey (Oiler's Fan) 

 

 

IMPORTANT EVENTS/DATES

Wednesday February 21st - Twin day and Waffles hot lunch

Thursday February 22nd - Ham & Cheese subs

Tuesday February 27th - Hamburger hot lunch

Wednesday February 28th - Pink Shirt Day & soft taco wrap hot lunch

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Thursday March 1 - Chili hot lunch

Friday March 2nd - No School (Professional Development Day) 

Wednesday March 7th - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) 

Friday March 16th - Report Cards go out

Friday March 23rd - Monday April 2nd - No School (Spring Break) 

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Tuesday April 2 - Classes resume

Wednesday April 4th - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) 

Friday April 27th - No School (Professional Development Day)

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Wednesday May 2nd - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) 

Thursday May 17th - Monday May 21st - No School (Vitoria Day Weekend)

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Wednesday June 6th - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) 

Thursday June 7th - Family picnic & Art Show

Monday June 25th - Tack Meet

Thursday June 28th - Talent Show

Thursday June 28th - 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, Tuesday 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 two hot lunches served per week on 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.  

 

February Newsletter

CORE SUBJECTS

In Language Arts we will be focusing on reading groups, Olympic activities, and Valentine writing.  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 are continuing our addition and subtraction unit.  Focusing more on addition and subtraction problem solving.  We will hopefully finish this unit with a test the second week of February and we will then move into the introduction of multiplication and division next. 

Out building unit is slowly coming to an end.  We will finish building our ground hog houses and discuss different types of bridges.  Our next unit will be Hearing and Sound. 

In Social Studies we have finished discussing the different services available in Peru, Tunisia, India and Ukraine. During the month of February, we will discuss the different environments in these countries and finish our unit off with a brochure assignment. 

COMMUNICATION

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 joanne.calder@eips.ca.  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 joanne.calder@eips.ca.  

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

Monday February 5th and Tuesday February 6th - Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday February 7th - Early Dismissal (students out at 2:08) & Winter Walk Day

Thursday February 8th and Friday February 9th - No School (Teachers' Convention)

Wednesday February 14th - Winter Carnival 1:00 - 3:00. Games are $0.25.  Please send quarters or small change.

Friday February 16th and Monday February 19th - No School (Family Day Weekend) 

Wednesday February 28th – Pink Shirt Day

Friday March 2nd - No School (Professional Development Day) 

Please visit my E-teacher page for updates on important events throughout the month. 

Thank-you for all your support,

Joanne Calder

 

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.