THINK MATH ~ 2

Thank you to all the students who created questions to our Think Math answer last week:
The answer is 12 plants planted in Nelson’s garden.
100 kids in Nelson planted flowers and then 88 of them got sick. How many flowers left over? ~ Maya
There were 15 plants. 3 got stepped on. How many left over? ~ Luke
6 plants in one area of Nelson and 6 more plants in another. How many plants in all? ~ Marcus
10 kids from our school planted some plants and 2 kids in grade 7 planted some plants. How many altogether? ~ Alexandra
5 people from Grade 3 planted plants and 7 grade 4s planted their plants. How many in all? ~ Alexandra
Nelson school’s garden had 6 plants in a garden and Nelson kids planted 6 more. How many plants are there in all? ~ Kaitlyn
Nelson has 6 plants and Suncrest has 6 plants planted at Nelson School. How many in all? ~ Shimer

IMG_0945Here’s this week’s answer! Good Luck Grade 3s! Remember there are as many different correct answers as there are students in our class! I can’t wait to share the answers next Monday!
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Check out next week’s Where Am I? by clicking on the WHERE AM I? tab above! Comment with your answer and Ms. Watt will enter it for you in the classroom! Good luck Division 8!

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an event that started in 2013.
It was designed to educate people and promote awareness about the Indian residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools.
Division 8 students participated in Orange Shirt Day in a couple different ways today. First, we met our little buddies in Miss Tsakalos’ class and created art around what we can do to help others feel like they matter at Nelson School.
In the afternoon, we took part in an assembly led by Mrs. Little which included singing songs and viewing videos which taught us more about Indigenous culture and the history behind this special day. 
We will continue to learn more over the next couple weeks including creating Attachment Hearts, which represent the relationship ties and connections that children have with their caregivers,…stay tuned!
            
Nelson students, what was your favourite part of the day and how will you ensure that other students at school always feel like they matter, they are cared for and they are important?

THINK MATH ~ 1

Thank you to all the students who took a chance & created questions to our 1st Think Math answer last week:
The answer is 200 kids raising money for Terry Fox.or
100 kids in Burnaby South raised $100 for Terry Fox and 100 kids in Suncrest raised money too. How many in all? ~ Prabh
100 kids are raising money for Terry Fox and another 100 are raising money too. How many altogether? ~ Maya
500 kids raising money for Terry Fox. 300 kids quit. How many left over? ~ Luke
100 kids raising money in Nelson. 100 kids raising money in Suncrest. How many kids altogether? ~ Sylvia
There were 400 kids raising money. 200 kids got sick. How many left? ~ Avi
100 kids are raising money in Nelson. 100 kids are raising money in Burnaby South. How many in all? ~ Akash
There are 300 kids and 100 kids didn’t donate money. How many kids did? ~ Marcus
There are 100 kids at one school and 100 kids at another school raising money for Terry Fox. How many kids raising money? ~ Alexandra
There were 110 kids in one school and there are 90 kids in another school. How many kids raising money for Terry Fox? ~ Shimer
There are 4 classes with 50 kids each that are raising money for Terry Fox. How many kids in all? ~ Kaitlyn
There are 400 kids and 200 didn’t raise money for Terry Fox. How many kids did in all? ~ Crystal
500 kids in Burnaby South. 300 kids not raising money. How many raising money? ~ Mohamad
There are 2662 kids at Nelson School. 20 classes raising money and each student raises $10. How much money in all? ~ Alfred

IMG_1223Here’s this week’s answer! Good Luck Grade 3s! Remember there are as many different correct answers as there are students in our class! I can’t wait to share the answers this Tuesday!
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Nelson’s Fall Scholastic Book Fair!!

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH to THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH!!!

TERRY FOX RUN 2018

Nelson students participated in our 29th annual Terry Fox Run on Fri. Sept. 21st. After one week of fundraising, bringing in Toonies for Terry & collecting pledges, we raised an incredible amount of money for the Terry Fox Foundation! Way to go Nelson!! We are the 2nd highest fundraising elementary school in Burnaby with fundraising totals over the last few years being:
2013 ~ $1430          2014 ~ $1097
2015 ~ $1,967          2016 ~ $2, 200
2017 ~ $2, 802
Nelson students will find out what their fundraising total this year is soon and will be rewarded for all their hard work!

CLICK on Terry to see runners in action!

THINK MATH

IMG_1523Every Tuesday Ms. Watt will post a new “answer” on our class Think Math chart.
Your challenge is to correctly write a number story / question that matches the answer on a sticky note & place it on your class number.
There are as many different correct answers as there are students in our class!
Good luck Grade 3s! I can’t wait to share every week!!

Toonies for Terry

Nelson’s Terry Fox run will take place Friday at 1:45pm.  Please join us at 1:30 for a short assembly to remember Terry, a warm up and then off on our run!
All this week Nelson students and teachers have been challenged to bring in at least one toonie and have the fundraising goal of $3, 000, topping last year’s fundraising total of $2, 802.

Summer Reading Program

 
Who knew reading books could lead to pancakes and medals!?
Thank you so much to the the Burnaby Fire Fighters for the wonderful morning of pancakes straight off the grill and the Burnaby Public Library for the medal for doing what Kennedy and I love!
Thank you so much to Casandra and Julia for letting us hang out with you. 🙂 Congratulations on your medals girls!!
(click on the pictures for a closer look)

Reading in Secret Park

Nelson primary students ended their 1st week together by gathering at Secret Park and enjoying a good book or two together.

I hope everyone had fun getting back to school this week and learned lots about Indigenous cultures in the various classrooms you visited. 
I can’t wait to meet my new class next week and start our year together!
Click on the picture to see us reading up close.