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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

Gathering, Displaying & Analyzing 3J Data!

Gathering, Displaying & Analyzing 3J Data!

Yesterday was our first kick at the can for our final math unit: Statistics and Probability.  We reviewed the various purposes and importance of gathering, displaying and analyzing information, and then we each came up with a question that we were curious about for our own class.  After our mini-lesson and media to reinforce tally marks … Continue reading

Showing Increasing Patterns

Showing Increasing Patterns

After reviewing attributes and rules for repeating patterns, the 3Js began exploring increasing patterns.  Today they got to show different ways that they could make increasing patterns using a variety of tools and materials.  Take a look!

3D Solids! Making, Naming and Analyzing

3D Solids! Making, Naming and Analyzing

Our class has been looking carefully at 3D solids in math, recognizing and naming them by using their base shapes, as well as identifying how many faces, vertices and edges they each have.  Today students got a chance to make their own choices of solids using a variety of materials.  Take a look at how … Continue reading

Getting Creative with X & ➗

Getting Creative with X & ➗

Every morning the 3Js have a Morning Math Meeting, and without a doubt we love creating our very own math sentences with a target answer the most.  Over the past week and a bit, our class was formally introduced to multiplication and division, although we’ve been “dabbling” with it all year. Today we continued to show … Continue reading

Measuring Perimeter!

Measuring Perimeter!

Last week in math the 3Js were focusing on perimeter of larger areas, and they had a project to complete.  Groups of 2 or 3 had to work together to estimate, measure, calculate and record the perimeter of 2 different rooms or hallways around the school.  After they were done, groups that measured the same area … 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

Measurement – Garland Project!

Measurement – Garland Project!

The Christmas Season is upon us, and we needed to get our classroom into the holiday spirit!  The 3Js had to work in their groups to problem solve and come up with a plan to figure out how many paper garland rings it would take to span various parts of the room that needed decorating … Continue reading

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

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