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! Advertisements

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!!!

Reviewing Repeating Patterns

In math today, the 3Js reminded themselves and each other about attributes and the characteristics of repeating patterns.  They showed what they know by creating four different repeating patterns in four different ways. Take a look!

IREC Leadership Awards!

IREC Leadership Awards!

Emy got an award for showing leadership when she begins with the end in mind.  Emy tries very hard to think about what her end product will look like before she even begins her projects.  In 3J we’ve also been working on graphic organizers for our writing, and Emy has been putting a lot of … Continue reading