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Leadership Awards in 3J!

Leadership Awards in 3J!

Two of our 3J students received IREC Leadership Awards today! Carden was recognized for showing leadership when he seeks first to understand, then to be understood.  Carden is careful to make sure he understands project directions, and asks very good questions that helps everyone in the class. Heather got an award for showing leadership when … Continue reading

Operation: 40 Payback!

Operation: 40 Payback!

One of our Gr.1 teacher’s celebrated her birthday this week.  In fact, it was her 40th!  The 3Js decided to celebrate with her… with a little payback! (Background note: Ms.J celebrated her 40th several years ago with a “decorated” classroom courtesy of Mrs.Taylor.)  So we brainstormed, schemed, planned, surveilled and executed a flawless mission to … 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

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

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

Pumpkin Project!

Pumpkin Project!

In 3J today, students worked in very small groups with pumpkins to figure out math problems.  We measured, we weighed, we counted, we compared, we added, we subtracted and we graphed.  Whew! Take a look at our project from a student’s perspective below.

Wolf Creek Giant Country – Part 1

Wolf Creek Giant Country – Part 1

For the #GlobalReadAloud, classes around the world have been simultaneously reading certain books.  The 3Js are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl.  As we have been reading about the giants of Giant Country from the book, we decided to create our own giants of Wolf Creek Giant Country.  Below is a kid cam showing our planning process … Continue reading

3J Leadership Awards!

3J Leadership Awards!

Two students from 3J got IREC Leadership Awards today! Daela received an award for showing leadership when she begins with the end in mind.  She 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 … Continue reading

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

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