Kid Cam – Reading Buddies!

Kid Cam – Reading Buddies!

Here’s a partner to go along with yesterday’s post.  The first Reading Buddies video showed the experience from “an outsider’s” point of view.  I also threw an action cam on Austin’s head so we could see what the experience is like from the students’ point of view.  It’s truly powerful to see how much impact our … Continue reading

Helping with Reading Strategies!

Helping with Reading Strategies!

The 3Js had reading buddies with the 1Ts again today.  We’ve been working on practicing and using our own reading strategies, such as flipping the sound, cross-checking and checks for understanding, but we helped our grade 1 buddies with using picture cues and looking closely at letters and letters sounds. Half of the classes read … Continue reading

Memory Writing Strategy

Memory Writing Strategy

Today students tried a writing strategy by using past memories of a person or a pet.  The strategy is: brainstorm three people and write them down choose one person, and brainstorm three favourite memories; write them down choose one memory, and brainstorm details about the memory; write them down sequence them in order write brainstormed ideas … Continue reading

Types of Rocks in 3J!

Types of Rocks in 3J!

We have been learning about rocks and minerals in science class, and today we dug deeper into the three types of rocks and the rock cycle.  Students each got to look at samples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, and compared them with other students’ samples.  After  our class lesson and conversations, students logged into … Continue reading

Everyone Has the Right to be Happy!

Everyone Has the Right to be Happy!

In Social Studies, the 3Js have started learning about our RIGHTS.  Last week we discussed how we all have the right to learn.  Today we talked about how everyone has the right to be happy.  After reading How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, we brainstormed different ways we can fill each other’s … Continue reading

3J Leadership Awards!

3J Leadership Awards!

Today two grade 3J students received IREC Leadership Awards! Nathan got an award for showing leadership when putting first things first.  He is one of the first students to listen to and follow directions, and is well on his way to being a classroom leader in 3J.  Way to go, Nathan! Dannika was recognized for … Continue reading

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Today students shared what they already know and what they wanted to learn about rocks and minerals, our new science unit.  Then they watched an introductory video on their Chromebooks and shared some new information they learned. Click on the image below to watch a video clip of students at work in 3J science today! … Continue reading

Our 3J Digital Superheroes!

In class today, we began reviewing our 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship.  Habit #1 is Be Proactive.  After watching a video titled “Super Digital Citizen” (Common Sense Education), students discussed examples and non-examples the characters showed of being proactive online.  Then we created our own superheroes to illustrate our understanding of what makes a good digital … Continue reading

3J’s First Day!!!

3J’s First Day!!!

Our 3J’s had a fanTAStic first day!  They were all ready to start the year off right by learning our new routines (Morning Math, etc.), reviewing old ones (Daily 5, Read To Self, etc.) and we even had time to do some art projects and log in to our Chromebooks. Students each brought home First … Continue reading