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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

Showing We Know: Geographic Thinking

Showing We Know: Geographic Thinking

Investigating life in several diverse countries around the world has been what the 3Js have been focusing on over the past several weeks.  They’ve used the Google tool My Maps to locate the countries and to add information we’re learning about each.  Yesterday students were introduced to the Chrome extension Screencastify.  After a bit of practice using … Continue reading

Introduction to Countries We’re Studying!

Introduction to Countries We’re Studying!

In Social Studies, the 3Js are connecting with the world by studying several different diverse countries.  As an introduction, students watched a short informational video about each, and shared their “Top 2 Takeaways” for each country.  Then they found each country on a world map, looked to see where each was in relation to Canada, … Continue reading

Metis Presentation Reflection

Metis Presentation Reflection

Yesterday, Kogan’s (3G) Grandma Raye came in to give our Grade 3s a presentation about Metis culture and traditions.  FNMI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) education is a priority focus for our students, and we were so grateful to have Raye share with us! Below is a slideshow of some individual slides from our 3J reflections … Continue reading

Researching Terms

Researching Terms

Students are beginning to learn about diverse countries around the world in Social Studies.  To set up a strong base for understanding, they first researched vocabulary terms that will help us all learn about the countries.  They accessed an online dictionary to learn the key terms, then chose two that they needed to create their own … Continue reading

Exploring: Maps & Symbols

Exploring: Maps & Symbols

As part of our Mini-Mapping Unit in Social Studies, students discover and learn about symbols that can be used.  Today, students moved in small groups around to 4 different maps in the classroom.  Their task was to look closely at the maps, decide the purpose of each map, and discuss what the different symbols on each were … 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

Dickson Store Museum!

Dickson Store Museum!

The 2Js and 2Ls went on our field trip today to Dickson Store Museum near Spruce View, and this group of kids could NOT have represented IREC any better!!!  We had such a great day, the weather held, and we gained a great understanding of would’ve been like to live during the pioneer days in Alberta.  We also have … Continue reading

Early Days in 3 Communities

On Friday and today the 2Js were learning about the early days in Iqaluit, Meteghan and Saskatoon.  Ms.J shared a read aloud then we added important information and keep track of it in a Google Doc.  Students also highlighted key information and used our Research Tool to find picture cues that would help us remember it. … Continue reading