Mr. Austin - Archived - 09/2017 Notes

Important dates, homework information, video and photos of class work


Posted: June 13, 2017

don't forget your material for the Popsicle stick project

In M. Austin's grade 3 class:

  1. - There's are rarely sommative assessments, mostly formative assessments.
  2. - Student's learning is a work in progress/continum over the course of the year.
  3. - 1 on 1 conferences are the main key to provide a good communication of the teacher's expectations
  4. - We are a project base learning class to develop creativaty, STEM skills, self-esteem, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.
  5. - We are a learning community where everyone knows their strenghts and challenges
  6. - We also know our peers strenghts and challenges so we can help each other and know who we can go see for help
  7. - We respect each other and our differences
  8. - By Christmas everyone talk in French all day and every day.
  9. - There is no behavior problems, everyone is self-behaved
  10. - We celebrate student's success every day (the teacher or a student will stop the class to celebrate our peer success)
  11. - After their task, students are invited to help their peers or work on projects or something in their field of interest.
  12. - Student tells their teacher they love to come to school every day.
  13. - We have class discussion every day to increase oral skills and critical thinking
  14. - Students are the center of their learning and take ownership of their learnings 
  15. - The teacher talks 10-20% of the time and students talk 80-90% of the time.
  16. - Happinest is the most important thing for the teacher
  17. - We create monthly goal that increase results in numeracy
  18. - Balanced literacy is THE THING in our class haha
  19. - Student are sink into the French culture by music, photography, painting etc.
  20. - There's rarely conflicts in our class, everyone is equal and are in a great environment to learn.

Posted: April 24, 2017

We will be working on Social Studies ( New Brunswick ) in French-Social studies and Fractions in math. Next in math is shape and space starting with the measurment 

Posted: March 28, 2017

Hi parents,

Our field trip was cancelled due to the road conditions this morning. To replace our field trip we will be welcoming Maxime McGraw popular singer and song writer from Tracadie. I have been putting music from Maxime in our class and students are happy. It is very sad for the field trip but we took the decision for the safety of your child

Posted: March 13, 2017

Dear parents,

I was absent for the last couple days before march break to be close to my dad who had open heart surgery. Now being back, we are having our Science Fair (STEM fair) at school on Friday. We have discuss all afternoon about it and everyone knows what to do. They have to come to school on Thursday with their results and board and we will work in class Thursday to complete the project. I have help them to understand the process of a project. PLEASE do not right anything on the board if you are not sure. I will complete them with the students.



Posted: February 21, 2017

Hi parents,


In math we are working on estimation on sum and differences. (2 digits by 2 digits) it is going pretty well actually. Next we will work on multiplications until 5X9. Students are actually pretty good already with times 1, 2 and 9 (with the hands).

French, we are working on health. Discussion about good health habits, writing and reading. We will have a in class project about a health publicity.

Keep working on reading and Mathletics at home! I am seeing good progress overall! :)

Overall progress will be send home before march break

Posted: February 1, 2017

Hi parents,

We have a collective math goal by the march break for our class.

By the march break every student will be able to do 11/12 or 12/12 math basic facts additions-substractions in a minute. Right now we are at 6 students out of 14 that have reach the goal. 4 students are at 9-10/12 mark and the rest are at 6-8/12 mark. I sent couple of example of sheet at home with some of the student to practice. You can also CREATE YOUR OWN at home. The fact has to be between 18 and 0.


Posted: January 31, 2017

Hi parents,


-Reading guided reading book at home.

-Speak French at all time in the classroom. (Describe your hobbies)

-Writing focus on ponctuation and capital letters



-  1 digit by 1 digit additions & substractions

- 1 digit by 2 digits additions & substractions

- 2 digits by 2 digits additions

*** mathletics


Posted: January 11, 2017

Hi parents,

Hope you had a joyful holiday. We are back at it and students are a little rusty which is totally normal. I ask that reading and mathletics is part of the routine at home during the week. We are still working on numbers in math.

thanks for the support

M. Austin

Posted: December 16, 2016

our potluck is postponed to Tuesday due to the school closure today

Posted: November 24, 2016

please make sure your child has their book the next day! I strongly encourage reading every night at home! I can see who is going on YouTube and reads every night and who don't!!

Posted: November 14, 2016

Report cards were sent home today along the date and time for your parent-teacher meeting. Hope to see you all.


Book fair. We are going back to the book fair on Wednesday at 11am.

Posted: November 8, 2016

Hi parents,

A sheet will be send home tonight with your child for parents-teacher interview. Available time will be Thursday Nov 17th 4-7pm and Friday Nov 18th 9-11am. Please pick a day and approximative time and I will write your appointment time into your child report card that will be send on Monday Nov 14th. You will have around 15 min each for interviews. Your child will already be aware of the things written in his or her report card.

Thanks M. Austin

Posted: October 26, 2016

Friday October 28th there will be a Halloween party in our class. Bring your favorite treats and your costume for a fun day!

A note will be send home tomorrow!

Posted: October 14, 2016

Hi parents,


you can access my youtube channel by typing in the searching box Charles Austin2311.

Hope you enjoy the note sent home yesterday. I will try to do so every month. Every notes will have your child progress and the next steps.

Please feel free to contact me regarding your child or any comments about the teacher page at

Thanks and have a great weekend