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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!

Showing Increasing Patterns

Showing Increasing Patterns

After reviewing attributes and rules for repeating patterns, the 3Js began exploring increasing patterns.  Today they got to show different ways that they could make increasing patterns using a variety of tools and materials.  Take a look!

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 Perimeter!

Measuring Perimeter!

Last week in math the 3Js were focusing on perimeter of larger areas, and they had a project to complete.  Groups of 2 or 3 had to work together to estimate, measure, calculate and record the perimeter of 2 different rooms or hallways around the school.  After they were done, groups that measured the same area … 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

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

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!!!