Grade Three Project Collection

Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template : On Google Doc
Project Title
Grasslands
School / Teacher Name
Hugh Cairns School/ Lori Hlady
Grade Level
Grade 2/3
Subject Area
Science, Social Studies, ELA and Arts Education
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why are the grasslands important?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Anecdotal notes, co-constructed criteria
Other Supporting Documents
Why are the Grasslands Important?
Brainstorm
Video to Share with School
Brainstorm
Culminating Project
Bake Sale to raise money for black footed ferrets. Money donated to WWF adopt an animal program
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Link to Teacher-Librarian's Blog


Teacher Librarian: A.L. Robbins Jakes
Attached Planning Template:

School / Teacher Name
Queen Elizabeth - Angela Regush (intern) / Kristin Siba
Grade Level
Grade 2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies/ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)

How does my uniqueness influence our community?

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
  • Ability to articulate an answer to the essential question in written text at the end of the project
  • Conversations with students
Other Supporting Documents
Synopsis of the unit - powerpoint

Paper slide video - Student sample
Culminating Project
Individual paper slide video (created with Ipad) with voice recording, including created Wordles (All about Me), images of created clay pot,caricature, personal artifact of significance and a family picture (photographs or drawing). Students also created a VOKI identifying and describing how they might share their uniqueness and special qualities as an adult in their community in the future. Students then looked at how they could collectively as a classroom community make a global contribution and did so by choosing to raise enough money to purchase a well for a community in a third world country. Finally students shared their paper slide video with parents at theThree-way conferences in November and then with care-partners at a Celebration of Learning as a final showcase of learning.
Teacher Librarian -Ruth Elliott
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Community Building
School / Teacher Name
Lawson Heights Kelly Massier-Anderson
Grade Level
2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does being a part of a team build my community?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubrics, Conferences with students
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Narrated slideshow
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian - Sandra Cochlan
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Plants
School / Teacher Name
Alvin Buckwold/
Heather Gower
Grade Level
3
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do plants survive in and adapt to their environments?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Exit slips, student conferences, and inquiry rubric
Other Supporting Documents



Culminating Project
Photostory Presentation
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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http://spsinquirywalk.wordpress.com/
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Link to Teacher-Librarian's Blog
http://spsinquirywalk.wordpress.com/
Teacher Librarian - A.L. Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
"See" Saskatoon - Past, Present and Future
School / Teacher Name
Queen Elizabeth /C. Bubnick
Grade Level
3/4
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)

How would you as an urban planner attract people to live and work in Saskatoon in the future?

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Individual presentations created using Prezi to showcase individual improvement plan/ideas for Saskatoon North Downtown Development and a "Celebration of Learning" presentation to parents and community. Student sample: Prezi - Saskatoon North Downtown in 2033!






















Teacher-Librarian - Kristen Smith
Designing Student-Performance Tasks
Project Summary:
Project Ideas Corkboard
Inquiry Questions


Project Title
Recycling Counts
School / Teacher Name
W.P. Bate - Maria Bekolay
Grade Level
Resource Gr. 3 - 5
Content Area
Read to Succeed
Driving Question
What can we do to improve the effectiveness of our school recycling program?
Scenario Task
The students have been hired by the school Recycling Rangers to create a media campaign to improve the effectiveness of the school recycling program.
Students will create a persuasive public service announcement using their I wonder statements. They will make How-To Posters for recycling locations in the school.
They will present their campaign to the student body at an assembly.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive, Narrative, Informative/Expository
MODE of Communication
Comic Life, Picnik, One True Media.
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents

Teacher Librarian - Marge Roszell
Attach Planning Template : Dundonald
Project Title
Freedom of Choice
School / Teacher Name
Dundonald/Crystal Decker
Grade Level
grade 3
Subject Area
SS
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does my freedom to make decisions affect the world, my city and my future?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://roszellmarge.blogspot.ca/2012/09/
Teacher Librarian - Diane Barsi
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Freedom of Choice
School / Teacher Name
Holliston/Laura Goodman
Grade Level
2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does my freedom of choice affect the world, my city and my future?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project - Teacher For a Day Posters
Ben's PosterSamF's Poster
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
...http://kidblog.org/MissGoodmansClass/......................................................................................
Link to TL's Blog
http://dianesinquiryreflections.blogspot.ca/
Teacher-Librarian - Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Cork Board Questions : Cork Board Habitat
Project Title
xxxxxxxx
School / Teacher Name
Caswell / Crystal Lambert
Grade Level
Gr 3/4
Content Area
Science
Driving Question
How are things interrelated within a habitat?
Scenario Task
Create docudrama using photostory
TYPE of Communication
docudrama
Student Digital Product

Teacher Librarian - A.L. Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Magnets
School / Teacher Name
Ecole College Park - Gisele Fahlman
Grade Level
Grade 3 - French
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)

How could magnets impact/change our daily lives?

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
  • storyboard template
  • student representations/presentations
  • peer assessment - "voting" guide
  • teacher/TL reflections and observations
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
After interviewing our secretary and building operator and learning about some of the challenges of their jobs, students will develop a magnetic device to assist/enhance their work environment. Students will have an option to design a magnetic tool or device that would enhance daily life in our community. The invention will be pitched in a classroom version of Dragon's Den renamed Magnets Den" (Pixie presentations).

Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Under Our Feet Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Hugh Cairns School: Stephanie Elliot
Grade Level
Grade 3/4
Subject Area
Science and ELA
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why are rocks, minerals, and soil important to us?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
  • student journals and reflections
  • blog reflections
  • teacher reflections and observations
  • student graphic organizers and collected information
  • student representations
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
To Be Determined By Students
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
Learning Collectively: Teacher Inquiry Blog
Grade 3/4 Classroom blog
Our Inquiry Learning Journey..
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Link to TL's Blog
The Upcycled Librarian


Teacher Librarian - Alison l. Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Disneyland in Canada? Where?
School / Teacher NameE
College Park - Linda Liebrecht
Grade Level
3/4
Subject Area
Language Arts/Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Based on population, climate, land features and other factors, where is the ideal location for a Disneyland theme park in Canada?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Class Pixie presentation showcasing factors leading to class decision on suitable, viable location for a new theme park in Canada.
Teacher-Librarian - Najla Akl
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard Questions
Corkboard - Ideas
Project Title
Diversity at our School
School / Teacher Name
Brunskill / Janelle Martin &
Meredith Greenshields
Grade Level
Gr. 2/3
Content Area
Social Studies & Language Arts
Driving Question
How does Brunskill School embrace its diverse cultures?
Scenario Task
investigating, analyzing and presenting a persuasive argument
TYPE of Communication
persuasive
MODE of Communication
Pixie
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents


Teacher-Librarian - Ruth Elliott
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard for Questions:
Corkboard for Project Ideas
Project Title
Community
School / Teacher Name
King George - Mary Jo Devine
Grade Level
Read to Succeed
Content Area
Gr. 3-6
Driving Question
What has been unique about the King George community over the past 100 years?
Scenario Task
Summary Report
TYPE of Communication
Photostory, Pixie, Voice Thread
MODE of Communication

Teacher Librarian - Yvonne Denomy
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Rights of the Child
School / Teacher Name
Ecole Victoria/ Jillian Hamilton
Grade Level
3/4 French immersion
Subject Area
Social studies, French language arts
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can an individual like me protect children's rights at home and around the world?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
to be forthcoming
Other Supporting Documents
Curricular connections
Culminating Project
As a child in our community or around the world, whose rights are not being protected, create a VOKI avatar to persuade another individual to take 3 (or more) important actions to help protect your rights.
First challenge: Wordle projects 16 Nuala's wordle.PNG
Second challenge: Rewriting the CRC Voicethread

Third challenge: Evaluate a country toward protecting childrens rights

Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
www.mmehamilton2012.blogspot.ca
Link to TL's Blog
www.weeklyedtech.blogspot.ca
Teacher Librarian - Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Countries of the World
School / Teacher Name
Wildwood - Robbie Irinici
Grade Level
grades 2 / 3
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What kind of diversity is there amongst children from other countries?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
- rubrc -performance
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Create a class photostory and through illustrations and narration show highlights of diversity among
children in other countries.

Here is the direct URL -
http://video.spsd.sk.ca/uploads/WalterC201348134358.wmv
Teacher Librarian - Irene Kindrachuk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Healthy Lifestyle
School / Teacher Name
Silverwood Heights/Lisa Bryden
Grade Level
3/4
Subject Area
Health
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What do I need to change in order to ensure a healthy mind and body?
How does healthy eating and physical activity affect a person’s mind and body?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents
Padlet http://padlet.com/wall/3npry77yo1
Libguidehttp://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/content.php?pid=290407&sid=2703537
Google Doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1El7qChoy41pJz_daGesF4uGWm7b-I-EaTvWWzYVDBU
Teacher Librarian - Najla Akl
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Cultural Identity
School / Teacher Name
Brunskill/ Linda Marsh
Grade Level
3/4
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How are relationships in communities affected by diversity?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
See attached document
Other Supporting Documents
See attached document
Culminating Project
See attached document
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template : Backwards Design Planning Template
Project Title
Power and Authority
School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights School: Shauna Ofioguma
Grade Level
Grade 2/3
Subject Area
Social Studies/ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can we be responsible citizens?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
inquiry journal, self assessment,
Other Supporting Documents
Actions of Responsible Citizens

KWL of Responsible Citizens
Culminating Project

Teacher Librarian -Anne Brander
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Shapes and Space Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Howard Coad: Lisa Slominski and TL Anne Brander
Grade Level
Gr 3 - 4 (Structured to Success Program)
Subject Area
Mathematics
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do 2-D and 3-D Shapes influence and contribute to our lives?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)





Venn Diagram -2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional.JPG
Other Supporting Documents
IMG_0016.JPGIMG_0015.JPG
Teacher-Librarian: Mickey Jutras
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Persuade someone to come visit Pleasant Hill Community
Project Title
What Shapes a Community?
School / Teacher Name
Pleasant Hill/Ben Eng
Grade Level
2/3
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
What shapes a community?
Scenario Task
Students will create an advertisement for their community of Pleasant Hill, attempting to convince the audience to visit Pleasant Hill
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive
MODE of Communication
public service announcement / advertisement
Student Digital Product
Pleasant Hill Stupeflix Video 1Pleasant Hill Stupeflix Student Video 2
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian: Najla Akl
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Persuade others to care for the environment.
Project Title
Interdependence of Humans and Living Things
School / Teacher Name
Janelle Martin
Grade Level
2/3
Content Area
Science and Language Arts
Driving Question
How does the interdependence of humans and living things affect how people should treat the environment?
Scenario Task
Students will speak from the perspective of their chosen animal or plant to convince others that it is necessary to care for their environment.
TYPE of Communication
persuasive
MODE of Communication
public service announcement
Student Digital Product
photostory
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian: Allan Parson/Lesley Walters
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Write a Fairy Tale that addresses a modern danger.
Project Title
New Fairy Tale
School / Teacher Name
JLA/ A. Parson
Grade Level
3
Content Area
ELA
Driving Question
What is a danger faced by children in the present that could be avoided by using intelligence, wit, or cunning?
Scenario Task
You are an author writing a fairy tale to teach a particular lesson to children, but in an entertaining, inventive, and non-direct way. Identify a danger, invent characters, place them in a setting, and tell your story making certain that your story has an understandable beginning, middle, and end, strong characters, and an interestingly described setting.
TYPE of Communication
Personal expression/folk tale
MODE of Communication
Digital story/Comic/audio book
Student Digital Product
A story in either comic book, illustrated book, or audio book form, published digitally.
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian:K.Smith
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc)
Project Summary:
Project Title
Bridges and Habitats.
School / Teacher Name
WP Bate Smith/Bekolay
Grade Level
3/4
Content Area
LA and Science
Driving Question
What has been the impact of man-made development on the riverbank in Saskatoon?
Scenario Task
Creating an educational video for the grade 3 and 4 classrooms at Bate who are studying new science units on structures and habitats.
TYPE of Communication
Pursuasive
MODE of Communication
video
Student Digital Product
online digital tool.
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian - Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Cork Board Questions : Cork Board Habitat
Project Title
xxxxxxxx
School / Teacher Name
Caswell / Crystal Lambert
Grade Level
Gr 3/4
Content Area
Science
Driving Question
How are things interrelated within a habitat?
Scenario Task
Create docudrama using photostory
TYPE of Communication
docudrama
Student Digital Product

Teacher-Librarian - Najla Akl
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard Questions
Corkboard - Ideas
Project Title
Diversity at our School
School / Teacher Name
Brunskill / Janelle Martin &
Meredith Greenshields
Grade Level
Gr. 2/3
Content Area
Social Studies & Language Arts
Driving Question
How does Brunskill School embrace its diverse cultures?
Scenario Task
investigating, analyzing and presenting a persuasive argument
TYPE of Communication
persuasive
MODE of Communication
Pixie
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents


Teacher-Librarian - Ruth Elliott
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard for Questions:
Corkboard for Project Ideas
Project Title
Community
School / Teacher Name
King George - Mary Jo Devine
Grade Level
Read to Succeed
Content Area
Gr. 3-6
Driving Question
What has been unique about the King George community over the past 100 years?
Scenario Task
Summary Report
TYPE of Communication
Photostory, Pixie, Voice Thread
MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian - Kristen Smith
Designing Student-Performance Tasks
Project Summary:
Project Ideas Corkboard
Inquiry Questions


Project Title
Recycling Counts
School / Teacher Name
W.P. Bate - Maria Bekolay
Grade Level
Resource Gr. 3 - 5
Content Area
Read to Succeed
Driving Question
What can we do to improve the effectiveness of our school recycling program?
Scenario Task
The students have been hired by the school Recycling Rangers to create a media campaign to improve the effectiveness of the school recycling program.
Students will create a persuasive public service announcement using their I wonder statements. They will make How-To Posters for recycling locations in the school.
They will present their campaign to the student body at an assembly.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive, Narrative, Informative/Expository
MODE of Communication
Comic Life, Picnik, One True Media.
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents

Technology Support Person - Dawn Morgan
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: The students will pose a question related to the characteristics of magnetic forces. In a small group, students will demonstrate and explain a magnet experiment by creating a 'how to video'. The glogster design includes: the original question, how to magnet experiment video, explanation, images, text and audio.
Project Title
Magnet Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Dr. John G. Egnatoff/Kerri Nakoneshny
Grade Level
3
Content Area
Science
Driving Question
Inquiry – What do my students want to learn about magnets? This project will focus on student driven questions.
Scenario Task
Science Curricular Connection ME3 Indicator: The students will pose questions related to the characteristics of magnetic forces.
TYPE of Communication
Expository writing - how to video
MODE of Communication
glogster/movie maker/audacity
Student Digital Product
http://s4qgr6f.edu.glogster.com/how-does-a-compass-work/
Other Supporting Documents