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.
Congratulations Mr. Sanchez on your one year anniversary with Joseph Academy!
Congratulations to Mr. Lopez on 4 years with Joseph Academy!
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.
Ms. Pham’s class took full advantage of the start of October with a special art project! Check out our spooky 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!
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.
Mr. Avant has been with Joseph Academy for 13 years. We thank him for his dedication.
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.
Ms. Pham and Ms. Hidalgo’s classes are kicking off their Medieval Times lesson with replicating stained glass windows 🌌
Congratulations to our Golden Apple winner, Ms. Pham, for her dedicated 11 years with Joseph Academy.
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.
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.
Jade students used different liquids to learn about density!
Using colors to help our ESL students identify their nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.
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.
Congratulations to Ms. Doyle and Ms. Mostek for 3 years of service with Joseph Academy. We appreciate you.
Congratulations to Mr. Shanahan on 31 years and Ms. Campbell on 11 years of service with Joseph Academy. We appreciate your longevity and dedication.
Today JAMP students participated in a STEM challenge. They worked in groups to design, build, and advertise their new shoes!
In science this quarter first floor will be focusing on Astronomy 🔭 . In today’s lesson, students explored how the Earth’s 🌍 rotation causes night and day.