Thursday, December 22, 2011


From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
We are experimenting with glogs. See the above example.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Night Before Christmas - by Alessia, Kristen, Ingrid & Bianca

A joint project between St. Raphael and Canadian Martyrs created using: Skype, Zamzar, Audacity & four very focused and skilled 21st Century Students. Great work girls!

The Grinch Song

Watch the two Christmas music videos and compare them. Which one do you prefer and why? What is your favourite Christmas song and explain why.

Sheryl Crow ** Happy Christmas ** (War is Over) Live Christmas @ Rockef...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


The above slideshow was created by two students - Adam (from St. Raphael) & Michael B. (from Canadian Martyrs).
Process: 1. Students made video contact using Skype 2. Students shared picture books on idioms (The Cat's Pajamas & Monkey Business). 3. Students created a combined slideshow by sending images and ideas via email and Skype. 4. Students imported their ideas onto MovieMaker and to make a long story short - voila a new learning experience beyond the four classroom walls! Kudos boys!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Adding & Subtracting - negative and positive integers

Review the above overview on adding and subtracting postive and negative integers. Play the game. Get ready to play I have Who Has? using integers.

How nutrition wise are you?


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sean Quigley - Little Drummer Boy

Watch and listen to the above video - What does this song mean to you?


How are you celebrating Advent?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Math - POW - due Friday, Dec. 9th

Watch the above video and answer the questions:
1. Can a set of data have more than one mode? Use the example from the video in your answer.
2. Write a definition and give an example of mean, median, and mode.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Writing Assignment - due Fri. Dec. 9th

Complete the following sentence -

My favourite idiom is.....

Tips for Writing a Blog Post

1. Keep your writing organized and focused.
2. Elaborate on your ideas.
3. Use a strong voice to make your writing interesting.
4. Use higher level vocabulary.
5. Edit, edit, edit for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar.

Penny From Heaven - Excerpt

Read the above excerpt from the book Penny From Heaven and identify the setting. Use details from the book.

Loud Library: The Where: 7 Settings in Literature

Loud Library: The Where: 7 Settings in Literature: A lonely beach on an overcast, dreary day. A cramped but cozy apartment in the heart of New York City. A quiet field, filled with daisie...

Photos #1 - 9 Setting The Scene - Pick a photograph and write a setting.

Photo #10 Setting The Scene


Photo #11 Setting The Scene

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gate, Pojoaque Road, New Mexico

Photo #12 Setting The Scene

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Trianon

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Flocabulary - Five Things (Elements of a Short Story)

Watch the above clip and list the five elements of a short story. Do you agree?
Post your favourite opening sentence from a narrative structure. Explain why it is your favourite opening sentence. Write your own captivating opening sentence and post it.