Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period.

Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period.

IREC has been observing Bullying Awareness Week with our own Be Proactive Week.  Today students completed a representation of what can happen to peoples’ hearts when others say unkind words to them. Take a look. Our 3J class rule is very simple. Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period. Advertisements

Stop Motion Animation Illustrated Personal Narratives

Stop Motion Animation Illustrated Personal Narratives

Our 3Js have been working on writing personal narrative stories; true stories that happened to us.  We decided to take our stories a step further by illustrating them using the Chrome app, Stop Motion Animator.  After each student independently went through the process of planning, organizing, editing and finalizing their narratives, they each did a … Continue reading

Pumpkin Math Quest 2017!

Pumpkin Math Quest 2017!

Counting. Measuring.  Subtracting.  Adding.  Ordering.  Comparing.  Graphing.  Drawing.  Creating.  Painting.  Lots of stuff going on here today, folks.  Take a look at our Pumpkin Project today!!!

Growing Magnesium Sulfate Crystals!

Growing Magnesium Sulfate Crystals!

Yesterday the 3Js grew their own magnesium sulfate crystals! Because we’ve been learning about rocks and minerals in science, they dug deeper into learning about crystal formation and shapes. Each student closely followed directions to make their  own crystals, then documented their results today.  Take a look at the video of some of their crystals … Continue reading

The Wild Robot: Project 1!

The Wild Robot: Project 1!

The 3Js have been following the #GlobalReadAloud, reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We tried creating our own interpretations of  the main character, Roz,  using Google Drawings.  Many of the students went beyond the basic tools such as shapes and colour filling.  They were able to experiment with and use line thickness, gradients, ordering, … Continue reading

Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show!

Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show!

Kids.  Love.  Rocks. And gems. And minerals. We had an AMAZING field trip to the Silver Cove Rocktober Gem & Mineral Show today!  Melissa from Silver Cover gave us a wonderful presentation where we learned some new facts and got to share some of our own learning from the science unit we’re studying right now. … Continue reading

Our Marble Project!!!

Our Marble Project!!!

We’re done!!!! Our entire project from start to finish included: researching marble mazes and runs planning our own marble game critiquing our peers for best ideas construction creating and incorporating a theme for our games writing a creative set of instructions screencasting a tutorial of how to play our games presenting our games to our … Continue reading

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our 3J’s have been working very hard on our first big project of the year: Marble Games!  Each student created their own Marble Maze or Marble Run game, beginning with a detailed plan and ending with a tutorial video, with a whole bunch of parts in between.  On Wednesday, our class with be sharing our … Continue reading

Comparing and Sorting Rocks and Minerals!

Comparing and Sorting Rocks and Minerals!

In science today, students analyzed our collection of rocks very closely using a magnifying glass. They made observations and we discussed ways they thought they could sort their rocks. As a class we came up with some common sorting categories, and each student created their own chart of sorted rocks.  Take a look!