Tagged with ELE 6

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

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

Little Bits!

Little Bits!

We were so lucky to have one of Wolf Creek’s Learning Coaches, Mrs. Blackmore, come teach us about Little Bits this morning! Take a look at some of our 3Js exploring with them for the first time today!

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

Components of Soil Experiment

Components of Soil Experiment

Students are learning about the components of soil in our Rocks and Minerals unit.  They gathered some materials to complete an experiment that will show how layers are formed.  Check out our video and pictures taken by our student groups in science class today!

Proactive Week

Proactive Week

To honour the importance of Bully Awareness Week this week, IREC has created our own Proactive Week to foster communication and education about problem solving, conflict and bullying.  Our 3Js kicked off the school-wide discussion today by sending out a video we created for each class to watch and talk about.  A key idea to … Continue reading