Mr. Johnson's Grade 3 Classroom Blog


  • Millions, Billions and Trillions

    Posted Oct 22, 2020, 6:32 AM by Patrick Johnson
  • Split into 3 Groups
    Choose a number between 125 and 758 and split it into 3 groups (does not have to be equal).

    Posted Oct 15, 2020, 6:16 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Place Value Designs

    Posted Oct 14, 2020, 5:19 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Place Value Bug Houses

    Posted Oct 7, 2020, 4:32 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Google Classroom and Outdoor Learning

    Dear Families,

    Just a quick update.

    All students have now logged into their school Google Accounts and have access to Google Classroom. Google Accounts information has also been sent home. At your convenience, please make sure your child can access Google Classroom from home. If your child is away, they can access Google Classroom for some of the activities we have done in class. I will be posting these as weekly updates. I will also continue to post to our classroom blog:

    I have also made Math Prodigy accounts for all students. Students just need to login into Math Prodigy using the Google login option.

    Finally, everyday in the afternoon we have our outdoor learning time (the custodians also clean our classroom during this time). Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather as we are outside rain or shine.

    Have a wonderful week-end,


    Posted Oct 2, 2020, 12:51 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Pattern Block Slideshow

    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 5:08 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Seeing Numbers Visually
    This week we discussed that powerful math learning happens when we think about numbers as symbols while also visualizing and drawing the numbers.

    Students looked at the drawing below. They were asked what number did each drawing represent  (they visually represent the numbers from 1 to 21) and what did see when they looked at that number.

    We also discussed how we saw the number (for example 9 is made up of groups of 3). Students were then asked to colour code their math thinking. Many students broke down the number into factors (for example 12 as 3 groups of 4). Others saw shapes in the numbers (for example 16 looks likes 4 squares).

    We also looked at this cool website that displays numbers visually counting from 1 to 1000 and beyond!
    (Click the picture below to visit the website)
    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 4:57 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Can You Cover it?

    Posted Oct 1, 2020, 4:50 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Orange Shirt Day: Phyllis's Orange Shirt

    Posted Sep 30, 2020, 6:13 AM by Patrick Johnson
  • A Message from Mrs. Gidge (Social Studies and Science)
    Hello families!
    My name is Mrs. Gidge and I will be teaching Science and Social Studies in Mr. Johnson’s class this year!  I will be posting updates on the topics we are covering and giving you a little peek into our lessons.  In science we have started our plant investigations.  During social studies we will begin with learning about the Indigenous People of Canada.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at  I’m so excited to see where our learning takes us this year!
    Posted Sep 30, 2020, 6:10 AM by Patrick Johnson
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