Stating Goals

Stating Goals

There are many reasons why explicitly stating learning goals is so important for both students and teachers.  During a professional development day, the staff at Iron Ridge Elementary Campus unpacked the idea of “stating goals” not only within the context of Daily 5, but across the curriculum as well.  Below is a link to our … Continue reading

Gradual Release of Responsibility

image from www.online-instagram.com Do you ever get a sneaking suspicion that this is what your students are feeling once they’ve been given a project or assignment? Maybe it’s time to try Gradual Release of Responsibility. Why is gradual release of responsibility an extremely effective structure in education?  Because it follows a map of transferring the learning process … Continue reading

2J: School’s Out For Summer!

What a great last day of school!!!  We spent much of it at the Blackfalds Spray Park having a picnic and lots of fun TOGETHER!!!  Thank you all for a truly amazing year.  I look forward to seeing each in the hallways and in your Grade 3 classrooms in the fall.  Have a fantastically fun summer!!! … Continue reading

Dickson Store Museum!

Dickson Store Museum!

The 2Js and 2Ls went on our field trip today to Dickson Store Museum near Spruce View, and this group of kids could NOT have represented IREC any better!!!  We had such a great day, the weather held, and we gained a great understanding of would’ve been like to live during the pioneer days in Alberta.  We also have … Continue reading

Insects of Alberta!

Insects of Alberta!

As part of our Small, Crawling and Flying Animals unit in Science, students are becoming more familiar with some of the insects around our area. Of course we already have a lot of schema for that, however today students researched even more insects that live in Alberta.  We visited the website Insects of Alberta to find … Continue reading

2J Leadership Awards Today!!!

2J Leadership Awards Today!!!

Four 2J students received IREC Leadership Awards today! Zack got a Leadership Award for showing improvement when putting first things first. He is focusing on his own learning during class time and trying very hard to complete his tasks. Well done, Zack! ———————————————————————————– Jenna got an award for showing leadership when she quietly sits down … Continue reading

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Recently, each of the 2Js created their choice of two 3D solids using jujubes and dowels.  They needed to plan by correctly naming and sketching each solid, then determine the exact number of supplies they’d require.  Each student “applied” for materials from Ms.J.  If they were correct they would get them and start.  If not, … Continue reading

#CodyX4 Project Finale!!!

#CodyX4 Project Finale!!!

Well, we completed our Cody and the Fountain of Happiness project yesterday by participating in a group discussion with the author and the other three classes we were working with.  So.  Much.  Fun.  We had many questions about the book, as well as questions about being an author.  Mrs. Springstubb was so gracious in answering … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible!

Mission: Impossible!

Over the next several weeks,  Iron Ridge Elementary Campus will have our Mission: Impossible obstacle course set up.  Students will work on many different skills including experimenting with movement, pathways, stance, and balance.  Today was our second day for Mission: Impossible.  Here is a video to show some of our “missions”!