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

3D Portraits #IRECMakers

3D Portraits #IRECMakers

Along with our IREC Maker Buddies, Mrs.Taylor’s Grade 1 Class, we made a very cool project called 3D Portraits.  These sculptures were planned, constructed, assembled, presented, played with, and broken back down to recycling all over the past couple of weeks.  Take a look!

Animal/Monster Art-Math-Writing Project

Animal/Monster Art-Math-Writing Project

Last week our 3Js completed an involved project which combined measurement, drawing and story writing.  They had to create an animal/monster (or other creative idea) that was 12cm tall and 18cm wide, but that would get much taller when the paper opened up.  Students particularly focused on their own individual writing goals when they wrote … Continue reading

Me At 100 Years Old!

Me At 100 Years Old!

Today was 100 Day at IREC, and the 3J’s commemorated it with a writing project called Me At 100 Years Old!  Each student’s photo was put through the “Aging Booth” app then emailed to them, and they wrote descriptive sentences describing what they think they will be like at that age.  Students were specifically focusing … Continue reading

Estimating and Measuring the Passage of Time

Estimating and Measuring the Passage of Time

Estimating and measuring how long something takes is an important skill to develop.  It’s something we’ll use for the rest of our lives!  Today the 3J’s practiced this skill using non-standard units by making and using our own pendulum timers.  Check it out!

Peruvian Llama Art Project!

Peruvian Llama Art Project!

In Social Studies, the Grade 3s have been studying different cultures from around the world.  Peru is one of them, and today we drew pictures featuring a llama with a variety of Peruvian-inspired patterns in the background.  Take a look!