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The Wild Robot: Project 1!

The Wild Robot: Project 1!

The 3Js have been following the #GlobalReadAloud, reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We tried creating our own interpretations of  the main character, Roz,  using Google Drawings.  Many of the students went beyond the basic tools such as shapes and colour filling.  They were able to experiment with and use line thickness, gradients, ordering, … Continue reading

Our Marble Project!!!

Our Marble Project!!!

We’re done!!!! Our entire project from start to finish included: researching marble mazes and runs planning our own marble game critiquing our peers for best ideas construction creating and incorporating a theme for our games writing a creative set of instructions screencasting a tutorial of how to play our games presenting our games to our … Continue reading

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our Marble Game Teaser Video!!!

Our 3J’s have been working very hard on our first big project of the year: Marble Games!  Each student created their own Marble Maze or Marble Run game, beginning with a detailed plan and ending with a tutorial video, with a whole bunch of parts in between.  On Wednesday, our class with be sharing our … Continue reading

Late Summer Paintings!

Late Summer Paintings!

Some of the 3Js have been DYING to use their new watercolour paint sets.  So today was the day!  Students designed their own “late summer backgrounds” with their watercolours, then used black tempera with a straw to create a bare tree silhouette.  Each one is unique and so pretty!  Way to go, 3Js!!!

3Jaystein’s Halloween Watercolours!

3Jaystein’s Halloween Watercolours!

Today was a CRAZY, FANTASTIC, BUSY day!  So much fun!  All morning we rotated to all six of the IREC Grade 3 classes to participate in a variety of Halloween themed activities.  We will all write about them tomorrow. In addition to some other work, the 3Js also created some of their own Frankenstein’s Monsters.  Take … Continue reading

Giant Watercolour Paintings!

Giant Watercolour Paintings!

Because we’ve been reading the Global Read Aloud, The BFG, we decided to do an art project to go along with it.  Students followed a set of directions to create the outline of a giant, then made each more unique by adding their own details and colour.  Check out our video of students painting, and the slideshow … 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

Creating 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!

Creating 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!

We have begun a new math unit, 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!  Constructing shapes and solids is so much fun!  We created overlapping Shape Collages in art the other day, and they turned out beautifully!   After being introduced to solids this morning, our IRJC Buddy Class came to help us construct some.  Each 2J … Continue reading

Ms.J’s House – A Measurement Project

The other day the 2Js downloaded Build with Chrome on their Chromebooks and practiced using the app while focusing on measuring using non-standard units (the lego blocks).  After doing a basic fence building project, students were given the following task: It was so neat to see each of the students tackle this project in their … Continue reading