Along with our IREC Maker Buddies, Mrs.Taylor’s Grade 1 Class, we made a very cool project called 3D Portraits. These sculptures were planned, constructed, assembled, presented, played with, and broken back down to recycling all over the past couple of weeks. Take a look! Advertisements
The 3Js put together their knowledge of materials and design to accept Ms J’s challenge: Build a tower that is at least 70 cm tall that will stand up in the wind. Take a look!
Last week our 3Js completed an involved project which combined measurement, drawing and story writing. They had to create an animal/monster (or other creative idea) that was 12cm tall and 18cm wide, but that would get much taller when the paper opened up. Students particularly focused on their own individual writing goals when they wrote …
Today was 100 Day at IREC, and the 3J’s commemorated it with a writing project called Me At 100 Years Old! Each student’s photo was put through the “Aging Booth” app then emailed to them, and they wrote descriptive sentences describing what they think they will be like at that age. Students were specifically focusing …
The grade 3s are learning about how important estimation skills are, especially in terms of measurement. As adults we use it all the time. They practiced this skill today playing a game called Dice to Dice. Take a look!
Estimating and measuring how long something takes is an important skill to develop. It’s something we’ll use for the rest of our lives! Today the 3J’s practiced this skill using non-standard units by making and using our own pendulum timers. Check it out!
In Social Studies, the Grade 3s have been studying different cultures from around the world. Peru is one of them, and today we drew pictures featuring a llama with a variety of Peruvian-inspired patterns in the background. Take a look!
Amplitude. Frequency. The 3Js had many opportunities today to listen to and make sounds of different volumes and pitches. They also got to record themselves using an online audio editor to compare their sound waves when using specific kinds of voices (loud, soft, high and low). Take a look!!!
Sound is vibration. This was the basis for our latest science experiments. Students were able to demonstrate and discuss this concept by the end of our action-packed lesson the other day. Take a look!!!