Mr. Johnson's Grade 3 Classroom Blog


  • Terry Fox Run - This Year

    The Maple Grove Terry Fox school run will take place on Monday September 28th! Students will participate in the run during their outdoor learning time with their class.

    This year, all donations will be collected online at Donations will be accepted until Sept. 29th. 

    Students are also invited to set up their own fundraising page under our school name. The link can then be shared with friends and family to help with fundraising. Go to and follow the prompts to set up the fundraising page.

    Once certain fundraising targets are reached, Maple Grove staff will be showing their spirit by completing various challenges (e.g., drinking pickle juice, silly string a staff member, and an inflatable costume race)!

    Thank you for your support in Maple Grove’s Terry Fox Run!

    Posted by Patrick Johnson
  • Writer's Notebook and Minion Inspiration
    When we start writer's notebook at the beginning of the year I often give students an inspiration for their writing (in this case it is singing Minions). Afterwards they need to write at least one sentence using the noun and verb from the slide (although most write much more then that). Finally, students get to share their writing with other writers (our class).

    Posted by Patrick Johnson
  • The Dot: Discussing Self- Confidence

    Posted by Patrick Johnson
  • Mindfulness Videos from Class

    Posted by Patrick Johnson
  • How Many Different Shapes can you make with 4 Snap Cubes?

    Posted Sep 16, 2020, 4:55 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Is a Worry Worrying You?
    This is a great book this week that addresses anxiety and worrying. I read this book to our class and we discussed strategies to do when worrying (it lists some great strategies in the book).
    Posted Sep 16, 2020, 4:50 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Welcome Back

    Welcome to our class blog!

    Welcome to a new school year (although a bit different from previous years). First of all I would like to thank all of our students for a successful first week. We have been establishing new routines as well as establishing our classroom community.


    The best way to reach me is through email ( If there is a change in your child's home routine (for example not taking the bus or another adult picking them up), please notify the office as well as sending me an e-mail. Shortly (in the next couple of weeks) I will be sending information out to connect with the REMIND MESSAGING APP.


    I will also be posting information from our class on this class blog. We will also be establishing our Google Classroom shortly. 


    I am a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior division). I also received my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Honours in Science, Psychology/ Philosophy).

    I have over 30 years of experience working with children. Before I became a teacher I worked at the Holland Bloorview Centre in Toronto, a research and rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities, as well as at the Bloorview School, which is on site. I also worked at various camps in Ontario for children with disabilities, such as Camp Kodiak, St. Albans Boys and Girls Club and Easter Seal's Merrywood Camp. I have always enjoyed working with children and look forward to my 19th year of teaching. I taught for 11 years at Goodfellow Public School in their primary division and this is my 8th year of teaching at Maple Grove!

    My interests include playing piano and guitar, singing, competitive open water swimming and technology. I have two sons. Owen is 16 years old and Parker will be 14 in October.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me.

    Best regards,
    P. Johnson
    Posted Sep 15, 2020, 6:03 AM by Patrick Johnson
  • Blasting off to a New School Year!

    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 1:11 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • First Day of School Books-We read in class
    A Class is a Family:

    You're Finally Here:

    Be Kind:
    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 1:01 PM by Patrick Johnson
  • Welcome Back to Maple Grove - Slideshow

    Posted Sep 13, 2020, 12:56 PM by Patrick Johnson
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