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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

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

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

The 3Js are 100 Years Old!

The 3Js are 100 Years Old!

  It was 100 Day at IREC today, and the 3Js did a writing project to surmise what they would each be like when they were 100 years old.  Ms.J aged pictures of them using a photo app, and students added them to their own writing projects.  Below is a slideshow of their projects, as … Continue reading

Measuring Time!

Measuring Time!

Estimating and measuring time is an important skill to have!  The 3Js practiced that today using pendulum timers they made.  As a class we came up with several different tasks to complete.  They estimated how many pendulum swings each would take, then actually measured them and ranked them from fastest to slowest.  Finally student groups … Continue reading