Renaud's Room Last Week

Poet Visit
Last week we had a special visit from the Canadian Author and Poet Arnot McCallum. What a dynamic man. The students loved the visit and were enthralled with his energy and humour. The visit that was scheduled  to last for 60 minutes went over and through recess as he warned me it would. They just didn't want him to stop or leave. Here are some pictures from that morning.


Math-Money on the SmartBoard
Free Lesson when you sign up with smart exchange and you can join for free. I found this Canadian coin smartboard lesson in smart exchange for free. I was having a hard time finding a smartboard program with the Canadian coins. There is so much more available for all subjects, grades and  lesson within this program. I am not sure if the US has a similar smartboard lesson exchange program but wanted to let everyone know that this exists and can be helpful when looking for lesson for the smartboard.

The lesson I used was labelled Grade 3-4 Money

Measurement on the smartboard and hands on activities

Great Homework Assignment
...and it's FREE

I want to send out a special Thank you to a graduate from the Faculty of Education. He has been tutoring students in my class three times a week in the morning for the last couple of months and it is making a huge difference. 
You're a wonderful Educator and Person, Mr. Moreau
Thank you from Mrs. Renaud and all the Grade 3 students. We appreciate all you do!

Mother's Day Idea's
We will be making our own style of purses with a treat inside for Mother's Day this week. Here are some ideas that we will base our purses on. 

What's happening to prepare for EQAO
What you can do at home:

I will be sending home previous EQAO tests that we are working on in class. All the tests will have your child's answers, as well as any corrections if needed. This will give you an idea of what the students will be seeing at the end of the month during the 3 days of testing. Please go over the tests with your child at home and send back any concepts your child is struggling with.  This will help me provide extra time and practise in the area(s) your child may need help.  
What we are working on in the class:

Testing Tips

St. John Vianney School Play

Come and see the play the evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday this week. 
May 7, and 8, 2014.
Contact Jonathan Holmes at SJV for tickets 519 948 8817
Costumes over the last month
I have been helping out a little with costumes over the last month. 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I will leave you with a quote one of my student's came up with and put up on our door.