The first floor students embarked on a journey through the school to solve riddles and complete tasks on Friday’s Amazing Race themed activity day. They were pied in the face, challenged to eat jello with no hands, match staff to their correct baby picture, and memorize and match president picture to their names.
9 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of amazing race materials
image of students
image of students and staff
In science, Ms. Pham’s class has been learning about forms of energy. This weeks focus was telling the difference between potential and kinetic energy. We built these rubber band race cars to practice. When you wind up the car's axle you stretch the rubber band and store potential energy. When you release it the rubber band starts to unwind, and the potential energy is converted to kinetic energy as the car is propelled forward.
9 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of students at with rubber band racers
image of students at with rubber band racers
image of students at with rubber band racers
Math students used different colors to visually represent the final Olympic medal count 🥇🥈🥉
9 months ago, Julia Melnick
medal count
bar graph
Olympic graphing
In room 106, we love using our classroom Promethium boards for all subjects. The 4th and 5th grade students practiced editing paragraphs by adding quotation marks to create dialogue. The 6th grade student used the board to convert linear equations to slope-intercept form and graph their equations.
9 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of promethium boards
image of promethium boards
The classroom enjoyed celebrating Valentine's day with a themed escape room challenge. In teams, they worked collaboratively with their classmates to solve language arts related challenges and find clues in oder to escape the candy factory they were trapped in. This was a fun and interactive way for students to practice applying figurative language, reading comprehension, inferencing, and context clues.
9 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of escape room
image of escape room
JAMP’s 106 and 102 had a great time on Friday’s Mad Scientist activity day where we learned about states of matter, acids and bases, hydrophobic sand, and even how to make our own ice cream!
10 months ago, Max Mostek
Had a great time on Friday’s Mad Scientist activity day where we learned about states of matter, acids and bases, hydrophobic sand, and even how to make our own ice cream!
Had a great time on Friday’s Mad Scientist activity day where we learned about states of matter, acids and bases, hydrophobic sand, and even how to make our own ice cream!
JAMP’s 106 and 102 had a great time on Friday’s Mad Scientist activity day where we learned about states of matter, acids and bases, hydrophobic sand, and even how to make our own ice cream!
Our first floor students who made criteria did an amazing job packing meals at FMSC today. Once all our packing had been accounted for, we put together 9,072 meals which is enough to feed 24 kids for a year! We can't wait to go back and continue to make a positive impact on others lives.
10 months ago, Ms. Hidalgo
Each bag had to be between  380 - 400 grams before they could be sealed
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After learning about all 27 amendments, US History students all picked the amendment that they felt was the most important. They then created research projects which they presented to the class
10 months ago, Julia Melnick
student presentation
student presentation
Due to the potential for significant snowfall, Joseph Academy Des Plaines and Joseph Academy Melrose Park will be closed, Wednesday, February 2nd. Many of our students come from areas that are in the path of anticipated significant snowfall. Students will have work to do at home and teachers will be available to assist with any questions they may have.
10 months ago, Lori Smith
JAMP’s first floor is learning about negative space in art
10 months ago, Max Mostek
JAMP’s first floor is learning about negative space in art
Students have been spending the last few weeks using the writing process (brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, editing) to create well written memoirs 📝
10 months ago, Julia Melnick
rough draft
outline
hard at work writing
Our first floor students who made criteria had a blast participating in this Fear Factor themed activity day. Students conquered ice cold water, taste tested mystery baby food, picked “lice” out of a carpet, and played egg roulette.
10 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of activity day
image of activity day
image of activity day
Due to the severe wind chill advisory in effect for tomorrow morning, Joseph Academy Des Plaines and Joseph Academy Melrose Park will be closed Wednesday, January 26, 2022. It is anticipated the wind chills will be between -17 and -20 degrees during the time students would be waiting for transportation, making it dangerous for students to be outside. A make-up day will be announced in the coming weeks. Please stay warm!
10 months ago, Lori Smith
Room 305 is about to start The Giver book today! Excited to learn about Dystopian Societies!
10 months ago, Jake Cloh
The Giver
This weeks focus in ELA has been inferencing skills. In this activity, students worked together to determine who kidnapped the principal based on evidence, testimonies, suspects, and alibis.
11 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of inferencing activity
image of inferencing activity
Can you believe our classroom sewed these beauties??? Our focus for art was to recreate contemporary artist, Lucy Sparrow’s felt pizza 🍕replicas. To do this, we learned how to sew using a simple whip stitch.
11 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of pizza pillows
image of pizza pillows
Room 204 is ready for a Fresh Start this year. Each student has a word that will describe their year
11 months ago, Tyler Pierce
Fresh Start
JAMP’s 106 is ready for love and friendship!
11 months ago, Max Mostek
JAMP’s 106 is ready for love and friendship!
Be on the lookout for the Semester 1 report cards in the mail!
11 months ago, Lori Smith
Today for art, Ms. Pham and Ms. Hidalgo’s classes practiced how to whip stitch for a special art project. Stay tuned for more pictures as our project progresses. 🧵🪡
11 months ago, Ms. Pham
image of sewing hands
image of sewing hands
image of sewing hands