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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

Our 3J Instruments!

Our 3J Instruments!

The 3Js each had a challenge to create an instrument in which the can change the loudness and pitch.  After coming up with possible ideas and thinking about how the volume and frequency could be changed, students made their instruments.  Check out how some of them did!

The 3Js are 100 Years Old!

The 3Js are 100 Years Old!

  It was 100 Day at IREC today, and the 3Js did a writing project to surmise what they would each be like when they were 100 years old.  Ms.J aged pictures of them using a photo app, and students added them to their own writing projects.  Below is a slideshow of their projects, as … 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

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Constructing & Testing Bridge Design!

Over the past couple of days, the 3Js have been busy building bridges, testing the strength of each design, and discussing what they learned.  Student teams each built a beam bridge and a truss bridge, then created a screen cast explaining what each looks like, how they made it, and which one they think will be … 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

The BFG – Serious Discussions!

The BFG – Serious Discussions!

Over the past month (and a bit), the 3Js participated in the #GlobalReadAloud: The BFG.  Although we finished reading the novel quite a while ago, today we got to watch the blockbuster movie!  Students then had some rich comparing and contrasting discussions with a partner.  Check it out!!!

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

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