Monthly Archives: October 2015

Math in Grade 3

During Math lessons children can be found discussing, problem solving and calculating. Check out the photographs below for a flavor of Grade 3 math lessons.

Grade 3 Math on PhotoPeach

For an insider’s look on math, please visit your Grade 3 child’s class on Wednesday, November 11th, between 7:20-7:50 am. This will be a time when your child will share a couple of math activities with you. More details will follow.

Grade 3s have been exploring Data Handling. Children have discussed and practiced collecting data. They also have practiced reading, interpreting and creating bar, picture and line graphs as well as finding landmark numbers like the mean and range.

Children have applied some of their data handling skills when conducting market research. This information may help them prepare for the upcoming Grade 3 Business Fair on Wednesday, November 18th, 9:20-11:00 am. Please save the date!

The Grade 3 Business Fair will be held on November 18th

Hello Families,

We would like to invite you to join us for the Grade 3 Business Fair on November 18th from 9:40 to 11 AM.

The third graders are developing their products and services, and conducting market research to help them plan their businesses. The business fair will provide a market, and give them a chance to practice the social and math skills involved with running a business.

Throughout the process, we have been focusing on using recycled materials to produce their goods. To cover the costs for additional resources, children have been encouraged to earn through the exchange of goods and services at home, possibly through chores, or at school, through bargaining. All of the money raised during the Business Fair will be going to Investours, a local microfinance project in Dar es Salaam. More information about Investours can be found on their Facebook page or website.

On the day of the Business Fair, please send your child to school with their items prepared and assembled. Additionally, we will need some parents to come in early and help set up, stay late to help clean up and also to sell tickets during the day. The students will not be handling money, but rather exchanging tickets for goods and services that they buy from ticket booths. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Joyce ( 

We hope this helps with some of the general questions and as always, please watch the Grade 3 blog for important information and updates.

Thank you for your support,

The Grade 3 Team


Grade 3 hunts for books in the library

How do you find the books you want in the library?

Grade 3 practiced.  First we talked about how to find a call number on a book …


We then talked about how call numbers have clues – the kids told Ms. Choan that FIC means a book is in the Fiction section of the library.  E FIC means it’s in Early Fiction.  PB means you have to look in Picture Books.  There are more clues, they said. Look in a C box or on a C shelf if the author’s last name starts with C.


Students went hunting, using various call numbers on index cards.

Hunting for Picture Books
Hunting for Picture Books
Hunting for Early Fiction
Finding Fiction
Finding Fiction








Once partners found books using sample call numbers, they started hunting for the books they wanted on Destiny, our online catalog.  They copied the call numbers from the online record, and tracked down the books they wanted.

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A good deal of checking out ensued.

Welcome to Grade 3

Welcome to the International School of Tanganyika’s  Grade 3 information site. Here you will find what’s happening, student activities and much more. Please check back often and feel free to leave us a message with your ideas, links and good thoughts. Asante!