We were very lucky to see an Alice in Wonderland production today in Red Deer! Kids of all ages acted and sang in the play, and there were also many crew members doing the lighting, sound and props. It was a great event put on by the Cornerstone Youth Theatre Group.

Grade threes, what was your favourite part of the play?
In 3SB we have been learning about how to describe rocks.  We have discussed rock colour, texture (how it feels), luster (how shiny it is - or how much light it reflects) and hardness.  To check the hardness of a rock, we tested to see if we could scratch it with our fingernails, a penny or a metal nail.  Can you describe a rock that you have?
This weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. We are so thankful for the wonderful friends and family that we were able to spend time with. Traditionally, we have a large meal that includes: turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, carrots, turnips, jelly salads, cranberry sauce and many other yummy desserts. We all enjoyed our time off school to be with our family. 

Please share what you did for Thanksgiving?


Several students from 3SB were recognized at today's assembly for their participation in the IREC Running Club this fall. Peyton, Matthew, Shaelynn, Kaiden and Emily have been working hard to Sharpen the Saw! Way to go!


We are at an assembly learning about fire safety! We know to stop, drop and roll if we are on fire and to throw things out the window in case we are stuck. That way the firefighters can find us.

The firefighters also showed us their tools an gear. We don't have that gear so we have to be safe, stay low and make a plan with your parents about where to meet outside if there is a fire.

3SB listened really well when fire fighter Sara talked to us about kitchen safety. We know not to touch the elements on a stove and not to put water on an oil fire. If an oil fire happens you need to smother it with a lid. Remember to call 911 if you need help!

What else do you know about fire safety?


3SB went for their first swimming lesson today. It was a great experience for everyone. They swam, dove, brought up treasure from the bottom of the pool and had fun. Way to go 3SB! Thank you CUC staff for the wonderful lessons.

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My teacher read us the book The Question.

Good readers ask questions when they read because they can become better readers this way. Asking questions helps us understand the story better. We can ask questions before, while we are reading and after we are reading. 

We like the part in the book about he still has to go to school!  It was funny because when he found out school was not cancelled, his head was hanging down. The man who told him about school reminded Logan of Pinch-Faced Amanda in Because of Winn-Dixie. 

Secret to Success:  Readers ask their own questions. They might not get answered when you read the story.  

We have been reading the novel Because of Winn-Dixie. There are many opportunities to stop and ask questions. One of our questions has been:  Why is Otis shy with everyone else, but not with Gloria Dump? 

What are you reading? What questions have you been asking as  you read?

  Last week we made earths out of clay. We rolled an orange ball out of clay and wrapped our layers around it. The inside orange layer is the inner core. It is solid. The red layer is the outer core. It is made up of rocks and minerals and is so hot that it is liquid. The thickest layer is the mantle and it's yellow. We haven't drilled down to the mantle yet! The thinnest layer is called the crust, which we live on!  Which layer is your favourite layer and why?

We are off to a great start in 3SB. As a class, we decided to make a promise about what our room will be like this year! Check out the picture for the details.

Today we had a magic show assembly in the gym! Steve Harmer talked about the 7 Habits and how to become a 7 Habits Hero!  We need to Help, use Encouraging words, think Respectful thoughts and think of Others. 

He also did a lot of tricks. One was pouring four glasses of fruit punch and putting them on a board with the pitcher and swinging them upside down. None of it spilled!  He also poured encouraging words into a cup and showed us that the words won't leak out if you think win-win!
Emily was a helper for the final trick.  She chose a random superhero card and picked Superman!  When Steve Harmer showed us a hidden stuffed animal, it was wearing a Superman shirt!  Emily got a cool bookmark for helping out.  
We had a great time at Steve Harmer's Magic Show.  We will continue being 7 Habits Heros everyday!