Thank you and congratulations Ms. Latourette for running our front office for 12 years.
6 days ago, Sandy Schillinger
Welcome to the Joseph Academy pumpkin patch. These papier-mâché pumpkins were inspired by contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, who is famous for using vibrating colors and polka dots.
10 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of paper maché pumpkins
Congratulations Mr. Sanchez on your one year anniversary with Joseph Academy!
14 days ago, Sandy Schillinger
Congratulations to Mr. Lopez on 4 years with Joseph Academy!
16 days ago, Sandy Schillinger
Any time the word “game” is incorporated in class; the students eyes pop open wider. This last week we introduced Jenga task cards! After take a turn picking a Jenga block, students answered a grammar question task card that aligned with the color block they chose. They had so much fun during this center that they didn’t even realize how hard their brains are working.
18 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of jenga review game
image of jenga review game
image of Jenga review game
Ms. Pham’s class took full advantage of the start of October with a special art project! Check out our spooky shadow boxes!
23 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of shadow boxes
This week Ms. Pham and Ms. Hidalgo’s classes focused on castles and the system of government during medieval Europe. Students participated in a role play activity to act out Feudalism and gather a further understanding of how land is exchanged for loyalty and service. Today, students also participated in a STEM challenge to plan and build a castle!
26 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of card order castle
image of teamwork
image of group castle
image of role play activity
JAMP first floor had a great time exploring nature at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory. Our favorite part was participating in a scavenger hunt, where we used scientific skills to hunt for specific plants, make observations, and compare and contrast different plants.
26 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of Pom Pom tree
image of flower
image of koi fish
image of Lilly pads
Mr. Avant has been with Joseph Academy for 13 years. We thank him for his dedication.
27 days ago, Sandy Schillinger
In today’s, peer teaching activity, each group gathered information on types of castles and castle parts. They then taught the other group about their topics. Peer teaching promotes active learning; as well as, reinforces students with learning by allowing them to take what they have learned and instruct others.
29 days ago, Ms. Pham
image of peer teaching
image of peer teaching
image of peer teaching
image of peer teaching
Ms. Pham and Ms. Hidalgo’s classes are kicking off their Medieval Times lesson with replicating stained glass windows 🌌
about 1 month ago, Max Mostek
Stained glass replicas
Congratulations to our Golden Apple winner, Ms. Pham, for her dedicated 11 years with Joseph Academy.
about 1 month ago, Sandy Schillinger
In order to demonstrate their knowledge of the lunar phases, Ms. Pham & Ms. H’s classes recreated these diagrams and labeled the eight moon phases.
about 1 month ago, Ms. Pham
image of moon phases
JAMP students were eagerly waiting for Principal Malek to review their persuasive writing letters for an out-of-uniform Friday. Their letters had such great arguments and counterpoints so they were granted their wish.
about 1 month ago, Ms. Pham
image of principal reading letters
image of students persuading principal for out of uniform day
Jade students used different liquids to learn about density!
about 1 month ago, Julia Melnick
Final results show liquids don’t mix
Students worked in pairs
liquids: corn syrup, soap, water, & oil
Using colors to help our ESL students identify their nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.
about 2 months ago, Julia Melnick
parts of speech
In today’s lesson, students explored why the Moon seems to change shape (phases) over the course of a month. In the activity, Model the Moon's Phases, students use a styrofoam ball as a model of the Moon and a flashlight as a model of the Sun to gain a better understanding of how the interactions between the Sun and Moon are responsible for the Moon’s phases.
about 2 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of moon phase activity
image of moon phase activity
image of moon phase activity
image of moon phase activity
Congratulations to Ms. Doyle and Ms. Mostek for 3 years of service with Joseph Academy. We appreciate you.
about 2 months ago, Sandy Schillinger
Congratulations to Mr. Shanahan on 31 years and Ms. Campbell on 11 years of service with Joseph Academy. We appreciate your longevity and dedication.
about 2 months ago, Sandy Schillinger
Today JAMP students participated in a STEM challenge. They worked in groups to design, build, and advertise their new shoes!
2 months ago, Ms. Hidalgo