Magnetic Forces Can Pass Through Some Materials!

Magnetic Forces Can Pass Through Some Materials!

Today students explored using their magnets on different types of materials to see if their forces would pass through them, or if the magnets would interact with them. After spending time testing, they each made their own “infomercial” to show what they learned and teach others.  Take a look at how it went today! Advertisements

2J’s Garland Math Project!

2J’s Garland Math Project!

Our class combined a variety of math skills and concepts today to make our room a little bit more merry for the holiday season! Each group was given an object to decorate with paper ring garland.  They needed to measure the span of their object and calculate how many rings they would need by skip … Continue reading

Discussing the BFG Novel & Movie

Discussing the BFG Novel & Movie

We recently completed reading Roald Dahl’s The BFG in class, and we also watched the blockbuster movie.  To wrap it all up, we discussed and compared the two mediums using the Chrome extension, Sceencastify.  Check it out!

Thermal Insulator or Conductor?

Thermal Insulator or Conductor?

Students are preparing to design and construct their own “Keep It Cool Device” in Science. The purpose of it is to keep an ice cube frozen for an hour.  Before they can choose their materials for their project, we need to determine what are examples of thermal insulators and conductors. Today we did a series … Continue reading

Adding Details & Descriptive Words!

Adding Details & Descriptive Words!

In writing class, Ms.J has modeled how to change “boring blue” sentences into “raging red” sentences by adding details and descriptive words.  Today students wrote a simple, boring sentence on a piece of paper.  They crumpled them, had a snowball fight, and then rewrote a classmate’s sentence adding a detail or descriptive word to make … Continue reading

Fizzwizards  &  Trogglehumpers!

Fizzwizards & Trogglehumpers!

The BFG catches dreams that he stores in jars.  The really fantastic dreams are called fizzwizards, and the horrific nightmares are trogglehumpers.  The 2Js planned and wrote out jar labels for their own fizzwizards and trogglehumpers, focusing on writing in complete sentences and adding descriptive words.  Here is a sneak peak:

Catapults!  A STEM Project

Catapults! A STEM Project

Our #IRECMakers were SO busy this afternoon!!!  They explored to design, build, test and adjust, then measure, record and graph trials of their catapult launches. Take a look!!!