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Catapults!  A STEM Project

Catapults! A STEM Project

Our #IRECMakers were SO busy this afternoon!!!  They explored to design, build, test and adjust, then measure, record and graph trials of their catapult launches. Take a look!!! Advertisements

Me At 100 Years Old!

Me At 100 Years Old!

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 … Continue reading

Estimating and Measuring the Passage of Time

Estimating and Measuring the Passage of Time

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!

Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

Comparing Our Own Sound Waves!

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!!!

Creating Problems in 3J!

Creating Problems in 3J!

It’s not what you think; these are GOOD problems!  The 3Js have been discussing and completing addition and subtraction problems, and we’re deepening our understanding by inventing our own.  Over the past two days we each thought about, discussed and created our own addition and subtraction problems.  We then added them into a google doc … Continue reading

Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period.

Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period.

IREC has been observing Bullying Awareness Week with our own Be Proactive Week.  Today students completed a representation of what can happen to peoples’ hearts when others say unkind words to them. Take a look. Our 3J class rule is very simple. Kind Hands. Kind Words. Period.