Math BINGO!

Math BINGO!

We’ve been working on consistency with our addition and subtraction to 1000 in math class.  Yesterday students completed a set of questions with a partner, with a direct emphasis on verbalizing their thinking to each other. After students completed their questions and corrections, they transferred their answers onto BINGO cards.  Today we got to play! … Continue reading

Layers of Soil Experiment!

Layers of Soil Experiment!

This week the 3Js were studying about the components of soil samples as well as how soil settles in layers in the earth.  On Monday students had a mini-lesson and learned more about this concept, then collected materials for an experiment to show the layers.  Today we analyzed and discussed our experiment. Check out our video … Continue reading

Presentation About Peru

Presentation About Peru

The Grade 3s have been learning about diverse communities around the world, including Peru.  Isaac came from the Central Alberta Refugee Effort immigrant center to teach us more about this amazing country and to answer some of our questions.  We listened, we took important notes and we asked some really good questions as well.  Take … Continue reading

Components of Soil Experiment

Components of Soil Experiment

Students are learning about the components of soil in our Rocks and Minerals unit.  They gathered some materials to complete an experiment that will show how layers are formed.  Check out our video and pictures taken by our student groups in science class today!

Leadership Awards in 3J!

Leadership Awards in 3J!

Two more 3J students got IREC Leadership Awards today! Mercedez was recognized for showing leadership when she seeks first to understand and then to be understand. Mercedez goes out of her way to make sure she understands directions so that she can do her best, no matter what the project.  Congratulations, Mercedez! Cael got an award for … Continue reading

Showing We Know: Geographic Thinking

Showing We Know: Geographic Thinking

Investigating life in several diverse countries around the world has been what the 3Js have been focusing on over the past several weeks.  They’ve used the Google tool My Maps to locate the countries and to add information we’re learning about each.  Yesterday students were introduced to the Chrome extension Screencastify.  After a bit of practice using … Continue reading

The 3Js Have (Math) Problems!

The 3Js Have (Math) Problems!

The 3Js have been working really hard on their addition and subtraction skills to 1000 over the past several weeks.  We’re getting really good, but those are just skills.  Now we have to be able to put those skills into action and have a deep understanding for when we need to add and (or) subtract! … Continue reading

Proactive Week

Proactive Week

To honour the importance of Bully Awareness Week this week, IREC has created our own Proactive Week to foster communication and education about problem solving, conflict and bullying.  Our 3Js kicked off the school-wide discussion today by sending out a video we created for each class to watch and talk about.  A key idea to … Continue reading

Introduction to Countries We’re Studying!

Introduction to Countries We’re Studying!

In Social Studies, the 3Js are connecting with the world by studying several different diverse countries.  As an introduction, students watched a short informational video about each, and shared their “Top 2 Takeaways” for each country.  Then they found each country on a world map, looked to see where each was in relation to Canada, … Continue reading