May Calendar

Hello Division 17,

How is it already May??? Here is the calendar for the month.

Key items: Flat Stanley’s back at school on the 13th!, Class photos on May 17th!

Newsletter to follow!

May Calendar

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Mme Rode


Field Trip Tomorrow

Hello Division 17,

Thank you to the parents who were able to shift their schedules to come with us tomorrow.  Again my apologies for this last minute request.


Here is the copy of the letter I will be sending home today in your child’s agenda.

Please remember that we have our field trip to the Museum of Anthropology tomorrow! Please send a snack, lunch and water bottle with your child. Litter-less lunches are preferred as we will be eating in a First Nations longhouse and we would like to keep the place clean!

As we will have time to explore please dress appropriately for the weather, as parts of our field trip may take place outside.

Finally, please arrive at school before 8:40am tomorrow morning. We are on a tight schedule. If you arrive after 8:45am, we may be forced to leave without you.

Thank you,

Mme Walliser, Mme Carruthers, Mme Rode

Museum field trip

Hello Division 17,

Tomorrow we will be going to the UBC Museum of Anthropology.  I realize this is very last minute but are there any parents who would be able to volunteer to come and help supervise on this trip?  If you are able to volunteer, please let me know today.

Thank you,

Mme Rode

Earth day celebrations at Anderson

Hello division 17,
Tomorrow we will be celebrating Earth Day at Anderson.  If possible,  please have your child wear either blue or green to school tomorrow.
Please note that Friday is a professional day at Anderson.
I also sent home a pink permission slip for the UBC Museum of Anthropology our field trip in May.  Please send 10$ to school as soon as possible for this field trip.
Thank you.
Mme Rode

Flat Stanley

Hello Division 17!

Today your child will be bringing home a Flat Stanley envelope.  Please take a look inside at the information and the Flat Stanley your child has made.  The Flat Stanley project we will be doing requires parent/family/friend participation.  Where in the world can your child’s Flat Stanley travel??

Please make sure the Flat Stanley’s return to school with the orange Flat Stanley journal.

Can’t wait to learn about all the adventures!

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See you,

Mme Rode

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome back after Spring Break. I hope you all had a wonderful break with your family. This is what we will be learning in the month of April.

Friendly Reminders:

  • Please send back your child’s report card envelope. I will need it for the term 3 report card
  • Drama workshop money. Please send 11$ to school. Our first session is this Tuesday.

French Language Arts

Dictée: eil/eille, ail/aille, gn, ien

Verbs: aller, aller+verb infinitive (to make the future tense), pouvoir, vouloir

For reading this month, we are doing a novel study of a French novel called “Lili entre en scène.”

This term, the main focus is enriching our vocabulary. Students are learning French expressions, idioms and synonyms to help make develop his/her language skills.


For the month of April we will be focusing on multiplication and division. In this unit, students are being introduced to the concept of multiplication and division by focusing on equal groupings, repeated addition/subtraction, arrays and skip counting. Yesterday, I sent home a package with my skip counting songs. Please have your child practice these songs. Memorization of multiplication facts for grade 3 is not a requirement but it will be for grade 4.


We are working on our unit on matter and energy.

Physical Education

Skipping skills alone and with others.

English Language Arts

The students will be doing a novel study. The novel they will be reading is called Flat Stanley.

Important Dates for April

  • Wednesday April 6th– Pizza Day
  • April 5, 11, 18- Drama workshops
  • Friday April 15th– Breakfast Club
  • Wednesday April 20th– Pizza Day
  • Friday April 29th– Breakfast club


Please stay tuned for any other events via the blog and your child’s agenda.

Have a great month!

Mme Rode

Welcome back!

Hello Division 17,

Hope you all had a wonderful break and a Happy Easter.  Don’t forget….we are back to school tomorrow.

A couple of things:

  • please send report cards envelopes back to school ASAP so I can use them again for the final term
  • I would prefer no chocolate coming to school for snack but if it does come, please only send 1 piece.  Chocolate and excessive treats do not help with learning at school.
  • We will be participating in a drama workshop that will last 3 sessions. I will ben sending home a form with more information in the coming week.  I am not 100% sure of the cost, but there will be a cost for this activity.

Thanks and see you all at 8:40 tomorrow 🙂

Mme Rode


Hello Division 17,

The month of March at Anderson is short and sweet!  Please note that our last day of school is March 10th.  There is no school on March 11th.

Please make sure all library books are returned by March 7th.  It is best for the school if all the books are at school over the break.  Please visit the Richmond Public Library to get books over Spring Break.

I will post a newsletter for what we will be doing for the month of March/April after Spring Break.

Hope you all have a wonderful vacation and Happy Easter with your family.

Mme Rode

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