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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

3 Types of Rocks

3 Types of Rocks

As part of our Rocks and Minerals unit in Science, students have been learning about and exploring examples of the three different types of rocks.  After our mini-lessons, each student showed what they know by completing a chart illustrating 3-4 examples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Layers of the Earth!

Layers of the Earth!

In science as part of our Rocks and Minerals unit, students discovered that the Earth has layers.  After a mini-lesson learning about the various layers, students accessed other media to help reinforce this new knowledge.  They finally showed what they know by creating a labeled picture and a 3 dimensional plasticine model. Check out our … Continue reading

Introduction to Rocks & Minerals!

Introduction to Rocks & Minerals!

Well, we’re rollin’ in 3J right now!  We just did an introduction to our first science unit: Rocks and Minerals.  After a class discussion of what we already knew and wanted to learn about rocks and minerals, students watched an introductory video on the subject.  Finally they showed what they know in their own online … Continue reading

Our 3J Digital Citizenship Super Heroes!

Our 3J Digital Citizenship Super Heroes!

Well, our first day of Grade 3 was FABULOUS!  We got into some of routines right away, and one of our main focuses was reviewing what it means to be a good digital citizen.  Students helped create an anchor chart so that we are always thinking about being safe, responsible and respectful online and with … 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

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Over the past couple of days, the 3Js have been busy building bridges, testing the strength of each design, and discussing what they learned.  Student teams each built a beam bridge and a truss bridge, then created a screen cast explaining what each looks like, how they made it, and which one they think will be … Continue reading

Digital Stories!

Digital Stories!

Well, the 3Js have proven to be over-achievers! Students independently wrote “super short, funny stories” using the memory writing strategy we learned about a little while ago.  Our focus was to add more details as well as adjectives and adverbs into their writing. The final product, however, was to be in the form of a digital … Continue reading