Being Responsible – Responsibili-Tree


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Parent-Teacher, School goals, Social studies | Posted on April 24, 2015

Our school goal last month was Being Responsible. We discussed with our students about Responsibility and how they can show responsibility. You can see below the meaning of Responsibility and some ways your child can show he/she is responsible. You can also see an activity we’ve done to be aware of our daily responsibilities. I will ask our students to take their work home so you can post it on the fridge or on their bedroom door 🙂

What is responsibility?

  1. Being accountable for what you do, for your actions and behavior.
  2. Doing the right thing at the right time, so others can trust and depend on you.

    *What are ways you can show responsibility?

    1. Complete your homework and chores on time without being reminded.
    2. Follow through on your commitments, even when you don’t feel like it.
    3. Accept responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them. Don’t make excuses or blame others.
    4. Take care of your things and those of other people. Return items you borrow.
    5. Find out what needs to be done and do it.
    6. Make wise choices, such as choosing to eat healthy foods and wearing a helmet.
    7. Always do your very best. Others are counting on you!

    “I am responsible for doing the work I need to do today even though it may be hard.” ~Helen Keller


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    *GRADE 3M*:-) 🙂 🙂 

Character Webs


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Language Arts, Parent-Teacher, We are reading… | Posted on April 22, 2015

Charlottes Web

Charlotte is Wise, Patient and Caring.

Wilbur is Terrific and Radiant!  Fern is Kind, Friendly, Creative…

E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web is one of the most famous classics of children’s literature, and has been translated into multiple languages and made into several films. Have a look at our students’ Character Webs of their favourite characters in Charlotte’s Web. 

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Raz-Kids: Interactive e-books


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Language Arts, Parent-Teacher, We are reading… | Posted on April 9, 2015

Dear parents,

We are using an exciting reading website! Raz-Kids delivers hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 27 levels. Each student has his/her own Student Portal and knows my Login Password.

We’ve had two sessions to help them understand how to use their Student Portal and complete their Reading Assignments. I will ask them to read one book and take a quiz every weekday.

I’d like to ask you to encourage them to use all these online tools we are providing. Interactive learning is very positive for their learning progress and confidence.



Thank you for your time and participation.

Ms. Marta

What do kids learn about Music in Grade3?


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Music, Parent-Teacher, School goals | Posted on April 3, 2015

In Grade 3, students develop understanding of musical concepts through participation in various musical experiences (e.g., listening, singing, moving, simple instrumental playing, playing with musical manipulatives).

By the end of Grade 3, students will:

Apply the creative process to create and perform music for a variety of purposes, using the elements and techniques of music;
to communicate their feelings, ideas and understandings in response to a variety of music and musical experiences; demonstrate an understanding of a variety of musical genres and styles from the past and present, and their social and/or community contexts.

The Creative Process comprises the following stages:

Challenging and inspiring
Imagining and generating
Planning and focusing
Exploring and experimenting
Producing preliminary work
Revising and refining
Presenting, performing and sharing
Reflecting and evaluating

Enjoy this video! 🙂 🙂 🙂





ICT – Fun and Challenging


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in ICT, School goals | Posted on April 2, 2015

ICT plays an important role in our school, not only during ICT lessons but in all our lessons, from Primary to Secondary. Using ICT in teaching-learning processes has proved to be highly beneficial for encouraging students to learn and participate in all subjects.

Last Thursday, I attended our boys’ ICT lesson with Mr. Rob and I saw them enjoying every part of the lesson while creating their own designs. They are using TUX PAINT. Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

You can download Tux Paint in your child’s computer so he/she can practice at home! Click here

Some interesting facts about the advantages of Using ICT at school: 

It has been proved that new technologies have lots of benefits on the students.

ICT allow for a higher quality lessons through collaboration with teachers in planning and preparing resources (Ofsted, 2002). Students learn new skills: analytical, including improvements in reading comprehension (Lewin et al, 2000). ICT also develop some writing skills: spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and re-drafting (Lewin et al, 2000). Still new technologies encourage independent and active learning, and students’ responsibility for their own learning (Passey, 1999) ICT proves that students who used educational technology felt more successful in school they are more motivated to learn more and have increased self- confidence and self-esteem. It is also confirmed that many students found learning in a technology-enhanced setting more stimulating and much better than in a traditional classroom environment (Pedretti and Mayer-Smith 1998).












Thank you for your comments and participation

Ms. Marta

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