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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

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

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Kicking Off Rocks and Minerals in Science!

Today students shared what they already know and what they wanted to learn about rocks and minerals, our new science unit.  Then they watched an introductory video on their Chromebooks and shared some new information they learned. Click on the image below to watch a video clip of students at work in 3J science today! … Continue reading

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Recently, each of the 2Js created their choice of two 3D solids using jujubes and dowels.  They needed to plan by correctly naming and sketching each solid, then determine the exact number of supplies they’d require.  Each student “applied” for materials from Ms.J.  If they were correct they would get them and start.  If not, … Continue reading

The Forbidden Tower

The 2Js are on a writing roll!  They loved their last story so much, they wanted to keep it going.  Today they had a picture prompt from LendMeYourLiteracy.org featuring a “forbidden tower”.  After we brainstormed some writing ideas, students got right to work during Daily 5 writing time and turned out some really neat stories. … Continue reading

In The Newsroom!

Yesterday  the 2Js created a newspaper article documenting and sharing what they learned from a Discovery Education video about insects as we are studying “Small, Crawling and Flying Animals” in Science.  Students opened their google doc of the article template to see the information they needed to add from viewing the video.  They were able to determine … Continue reading

Resident Experts!

Today our 2Js got to put their research and 7 Habits skills to good use and helped Ms. Yvonne’s Kindergarten class with their animal research reports.  The students all did an amazing job finding, drawing and recording information about animals.  Everybody learned something today, even the adults in the room!  Below is a slideshow of … Continue reading

Asking Questions – A Comprehension Strategy

In Language today we began a William Steig Author Study while learning about a new comprehension strategy as well: asking questions.  While Ms.J read Amos & Boris she was thinking aloud about different “whos” and “whys” and “hows” about the story.  After the students identified her strategy as “asking questions”, they thought about why asking … Continue reading