Tagged with ELE 3

Towers in the Wind!

Towers in the Wind!

In our “Testing and Building” science unit, students were given a challenge to use what they’ve learned to design and build at tower that was at least 70cm in height.  It not only needed to be stable enough to stand on it’s own, but to stay standing while there was a wind blowing on it. … 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

Bridge Designs

Bridge Designs

The 3Js have begun a new combined science unit focusing on testing materials and designs and building.  We started out with examining bridge designs: looking at examples and what made them weaker or stronger. Students had a lesson introducing several types of bridges, we shared our schema (a surprising amount!), and learned about some design characteristics … Continue reading

Operation: 40 Payback!

Operation: 40 Payback!

One of our Gr.1 teacher’s celebrated her birthday this week.  In fact, it was her 40th!  The 3Js decided to celebrate with her… with a little payback! (Background note: Ms.J celebrated her 40th several years ago with a “decorated” classroom courtesy of Mrs.Taylor.)  So we brainstormed, schemed, planned, surveilled and executed a flawless mission to … 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

Layers of Soil Experiment!

Layers of Soil Experiment!

This week the 3Js were studying about the components of soil samples as well as how soil settles in layers in the earth.  On Monday students had a mini-lesson and learned more about this concept, then collected materials for an experiment to show the layers.  Today we analyzed and discussed our experiment. Check out our video … Continue reading

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

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

Wolf Creek Giant Country – Part 1

Wolf Creek Giant Country – Part 1

For the #GlobalReadAloud, classes around the world have been simultaneously reading certain books.  The 3Js are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl.  As we have been reading about the giants of Giant Country from the book, we decided to create our own giants of Wolf Creek Giant Country.  Below is a kid cam showing our planning process … Continue reading