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! Advertisements

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!

Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

Amplitude.  Frequency. The 3Js had many opportunities today to listen to and make sounds of different volumes and pitches.  They also got to record themselves using an online audio editor to compare their sound waves when using specific kinds of voices (loud, soft, high and low). Take a look!!!

Where In The World?

Where In The World?

We are learning about four different countries around the world in Social Studies, comparing and contrasting them with each other and with Canada. Last week students used their Google My Maps tool to locate Peru, Tunisia, Ukraine and India.  They dropped pins onto each, decided which hemisphere they are all in, and finally researched which … Continue reading

Creating Problems in 3J!

Creating Problems in 3J!

It’s not what you think; these are GOOD problems!  The 3Js have been discussing and completing addition and subtraction problems, and we’re deepening our understanding by inventing our own.  Over the past two days we each thought about, discussed and created our own addition and subtraction problems.  We then added them into a google doc … Continue reading

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.

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