Grade 3 Programs

FI = Programs available in French for French Immersion Schools
MP = Maximum number of participants for a half day program
Blue = curriculum connection

Below are curriculum topics and a list of our programs that connect to some or all of the expectations

Growth and Changes in Plants

Trees (Grades JK, 1, 3, 4, 6) FI
Trees play an important role in our lives. Learn about forest ecology, fruits, seeds and tree life cycles. (All year)

First Nation People (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI
Journey back in time and explore ways in which life was different for the Huron people.
(All year)

Habitats (Grades 1,3, 4, 6, 7) FI
What is a habitat and why is it such a significant ecological concept? Learn about the four basic needs of all living things.
(All year)

Winter Survival (Grades 1- 4) FI
Uncover through a mix of discussion and activities, animal survival techniques.
(December-February)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7) FI
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February - Marchl)

Plants (Grades 3,4,6) FI MP = 30
Learn about the importance of plants in our world and discover the variety of plants in the forests and meadows of the Arboretum.
(Mid-may to Early September)

Monarchs and Milkweed(Grade 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
While learning about general plant characteristics students will better understand how the Milkweed plant, Monarch caterpillars only food source, acts as a habitat for a community of interacting insects. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the characteristics, life cycles, and behaviours of Monarch butterflies
(September - Early October)

Pollinators (Grade 1-4, 6, 7, 9-12)
Are you aware of the many ways that humans rely on pollinators? Come to the Arboretum to see a diversity of pollinators and find out how and why we should act to protect them!

Soils in the Environment


Soil (Grade 3) FI MP = 30
Explore the mysteries beneath your feet! Take a hike to gather and examine soil samples.
(Mid-may to November)

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Early Settlements in Upper Canada


The Huron People (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI
Journey back in time and explore ways in which life was different for the Huron people.
(All year)

First Nation Games (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI MP =60
The First Nations People played many games. Have fun learning about their customs.
(All year)

Early Settlers of the Humber (Grade 1-3, 6, 7)
‘Furs, Fires and Frostbite’ (Fall/ Winter) or ‘Sap, Saws and Seeds‘ (Spring/Summer)
Learn about the seasonal activities of early settlers through artifacts, hands on projects, crafts and dramatizations.

‘Group Games and Traditional Toys’ (All year)
Interested in learning how the children of early settlers played in their free time? Join us on a program that explores the leisure aspect of early settler life.

Urban and Rural Communities


Urban Wildlife (Grades 1- 4, 6, 7) FI
Explore nature in the city. Learn about the uniqueness of urban dwellers and how they have adapted to city life.
(All year)

Mastering Maps (Grades 1- 3) F. MP = 30
Come explore the amazing world of maps and fin out all the interesting clues that they reveal about where you live.
(All year)

Animal Tracks and Signs (Grades 1, 3, 4, 6, 7) FI
Become a nature detective and learn to interpret the signs animals leave behind.
(All year)

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Pond Life (Grades JK - 3, 4, 6, 7) FI MP = 60
Study life above and below the surface of the pond.
(April to November)

Understanding Structures and Mechanisims


Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Daily Physical Activity


Tobogganing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of toboggans and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Snowshoeing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of snowshoes and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

First Nation Games (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI MP =60
The First Nations People played many games. Have fun learning about their customs.
(All year)






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