Monday, December 31, 2012

Lino - Learn how to use it

Use the site above to teach yourself how to use Lino.
What uses might this type of presentation tool have?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

YEP Launch Event: Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

What is the gist of Paul Tough's opinion on what makes children successful?  Do you agree? Explain your answer.  What traits do you possess that you think will make you successful and explain why? (Post your answer.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Canadian Space Agency Challenge

Open the above link to view the final YouTube video submission for the challenge.  Great work from everyone involved, including our camera crew: Olivia.
We were limited by: the materials we were allowed to use and the time constraints, but what a great effort by all involved, voluntarily I might add.  Even if we don't get picked I think it was a valuable learning experience.  I know the procedure tested our patience, but there were lots of laughs along the way. Kudos to you all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chris Hadfield & The ISS

Watch the above video clip.  What advice does former astronaut Bob Thirsk give Chris Hadfield?  What kind of skills do you think an astronaut should possess?
Congratulations to the students who participated in the Canadian Space Agency Challenge!  You were amazing.  Hopefully you appreciated the experience and had a few laughs along the way.  Stay tuned for the bloopers.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Linus - The True Meaning of Christmas

What is Linus' message about the true meaning of Christmas? What is your opinion of his message?  Post your answers and use quotes from Linus.

Drinking Water in Space/Eating Food in Space



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Where in The World....due Thursday, Dec. 20th

Watch the above video.  What do archaeologists say about Jesus' birthplace?
Further Information: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1433 Open the link and explore - Is The Church of The Nativity a World Heritage Site and if so why? What is a World Heritage Site?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Science Challenge - Anyone Interested?

Open the above link and check this out.  If you are interested see me and we can set up a group to work on this throughout the day and during the lunch hour.
Open the above link for some science experiment ideas.  Remember you are limited by the items listed in the toolkit which will be accompanying the astronauts.

O Come O Come Emmanuel - Trace Bundy and Josh Garrels

Listen to this version of the song O come O Come Emmanuel.  How does this song apply to Advent?  What do you like about this version?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

O Christmas Tree Glee Cast Version Lyrics Onscreen HD

Practice, practice, practice.
For those of you who forgot your lyrics at school and for Aidan and Luc. We are singing to a bit of a different tune, but just mute the sound and sing a long.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Canadian Government - gr. 5

Open and explore the above link.
1.  Look at - Canada's Levels of Government and using only the information provided create a summary of each level of government, including their responsibilities.  Record your information in paragraph form - just like on the site.
2.  Create a list of interesting facts from the site - minimum 20.  Create headings and sort your information under the headings. 

Finally - Create a poster to display all your information.  You may use glogster or create your poster by hand.  Spelling, grammar, and punctuation count so proofread carefully.  Add images (minimum six).  If you use glogster add music and video.
Due Date - end of Tuesday's social studies period on Dec. 11th.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Health - Do you eat a healthy diet?

Open the above link and explore.  How healthy is your diet? Explain
Open the above link and answer the questions about eating etiquette throughout the world.  Tell me how you did. (Post your answer).

The Christmas Story

What did you like best about this video?

What is Advent?

How are you celebrating Advent?

Christmas Games


Origami Christmas Ornaments - Modular Star


Elf Yourself 2012


Friday, November 30, 2012

Space Experiment Challenge

This is your chance to think about space and design a science experiment that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield could perform, on your behalf, while floating 400 km above the Earth!

Where In The World - due Fri., Dec. 6th

Have you ever been....? Do you ski and/or snowboard? Explain what you like most about this activity/sport?  Post your answers.
Hand in your answers to the regular WITW questions.

Monsters In a Jar - by Luc H.

Monsters In a Jar

Monsters in a jar - by Abbileigh & Mackenzie

Monsters in a jar

O'Hara Class Monsters 2012/2013 - Animoto Video by Lindsay & Kove

O'Hara Class Monsters 2012/2013

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Animated Polyhedron Models/Nets

Explore the above site.  When you are done manipulating the various shapes - create a octahedron.  Use the net model.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Westing Game

Explore the above site to help you figure out whodunnit?
Open the above site and create a wordle/cloud for The Westing Game.

EXploring Nets/Geometry




Virtual Maths - Nets - full version/Nets

Watch the above video. Draw a net of an octagonal prism. After showing me your design - put it together.

Math POW - due Fri., Nov. 30th


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


What is the message in this video? What is your opinion of bullies?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Math Review for Geometry Test (Tues., Nov. 20th)

Watch the above video.  Answer the following questions:
1. Why is 360 degrees chosen as the measure of a full circle? (give two reasons from the video)
2. What angle do the hands of a clock make at 4:00?
3. Name the four types of angles demonstrated and their degrees. Show me an example of each one – labeled and with the degrees.
4. Tell me one more thing you learned from the video.

2000 Paper Cranes - A Memorial to Sadako Sasaki

First of all - Thanks to Catherine for making me a paper crane. It was very thoughtful of you. It made me think of the story of Sadako Sasaki. Have any of you read the book or seen the movie - A Thousand Paper Cranes?

Let's try and find out if Jeff was granted his wish to have his art sent to Japan.
Also what message is Jeff trying to get across?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Interactive Group Response - Book Club/Lit. Circle

How well did you work in your group? After meeting with your Book Club group open the above link and fill out the responses.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Drawing a Parallelogram with Angles - due Fri., Nov. 16th (in class assignment)

Open the above link.  Follow the instructions (the video should help) and complete the exercise sheet questions (in your workbook).  Check your work using the answer sheet.

Drawing Angles - Due Friday, Nov. 16th (in class assignment)

Open the above link.  Follow the instructions and draw four of your own angles:
-two less than 180 degrees
-two more than 180 degrees (reflex)
*Make sure you label the degrees and type of angle.
(record answers in workbook & check with a partner)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Math POW - due Friday, Nov. 16th

Make sure you show me the math.
Once you are done answering the POW play the following game: Broken Calculator

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In Flanders Fields by Major Dr. John McCrae, read by Linus @ 2:20

Watch the three videos below. You will be writing a Remembrance Day poem or prayer for religion (hopefully they will provide you with some inspiration). Which video did you prefer and tell me why? Post your answer.

SINK THE BISMARCK ~ sung by Johnny Horton

The Trews - Highway of Heroes

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

One Clip At A Time

Monday, November 5, 2012

Warplane Projects

Baron versus Beagle - The Original "Dogfight"

What character traits does Snoopy demonstrate in this video? Who is Snoopy fighting against and what kind of "dogfight" is this video referring to?  (Post your answers.)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Introduction to Geometer's Sketchpad

Open the above link.  Split the screen and pull up Geometer's Sketchpad.  Follow the instructions and answer the questions. 

Remembrance Day Soldier Cries (Soldiers Cry)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Create your own definition of: polygon.
Tell me everything you know about polygons.
You may post your answers.
Answer questions 1-10 on the Your Turn section.

Hexaflexagons - due Friday, Nov. 2nd

How is a hexaflexagon like a polygon - or is it?  Try and make one.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Comparing Hurricanes & Tornadoes



Watch the above videos.  Compare a hurricane with a tornado.  Can you make a personal connection to either type of storm? 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Charlie Brown: I got a rock - Math POW #2- due Fri., Nov. 2nd

Having made it safely back home from trick or treating, it's now time to check out your haul. You are to find the top 5 types of candy that you have collected. To aid you in this venture create a Tally Chart to record the tasty items. After having recorded tallies, it is now time to display them on a bar graph. Be sure to title your graph and label your axes. No need to worry, you don't have to record the rocks. Happy Hallowe'en!

Are you proud to be Canadian?

What is the message in Joe's rant?  Are you proud to be Canadian - why or why not?

Canada - Gr. 5

Watch the above video.  Post 3 things your learned.

Gr. 5 Government - Who Does What?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Doodling in Math: Sick Number Games

Watch the above video.  Tell us about Pascal's triangle. Stretch your thinking to use mathematical language and to make meaningful connections.

The 16th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count & The Annual Christmas Bird Count - Get your binoculars ready!



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Anti-Bullying ad

View the above video.  What prompted the blond haired boy to dye his hair red?  What do you think of his response to the boy being bullied?  How can you stand up for people who are being bullied?  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monsters University Official Trailer (2013) HD - Ideas for Monsters In a Jar

Fibonacci - esheet


Fibonacci continued.......Solve the puzzle of the seashell spiral

Open the above link and follow the instructions.  Explain the Golden Mean.

Where in The World......The Loch Ness Sturgeon? | National Geographic Channel - Due Fri., Oct. 26th

The Loch Ness Sturgeon? | National Geographic Channel: Could the Loch Ness Monster actually be an unusually large sturgeon? You may post your answer.  All other W.I.T.W. questions must be submitted.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Short Story - The Dragon Rock

Open the link and read the short story.  How would you describe the character of the dragon?

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3]

Challenge yourself - How high can you count using the Fibonacci Sequence?

What You Do To The Least Of My Brothers And Sisters You Do To Me




Explore the above links.

This theme addresses works of mercy. Answer the following questions with a partner -
What is the difference between a refugee and an internally displaced person? Locate refugee camp locations on a world map. Identify some of the political organizations both nationally and internationally that offer humanitarian aid. You and your partner are to write a letter to the head of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) sharing that you talked about works of mercy in your religion class and after exploring a virtual tour of the refugee camp you just wanted to express your hope that Canada through this agency was doing everything humanly possible to assist these people.

Math POW - due Fri. Oct. 26th (in-class problem)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mackenzie's Pet Caterpillar Glog

Mackenzie thanks for sharing your glog and your caterpillar with us today.  Your initiative and curiousity are fantastic to see.  Kudos!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Human Body - gr. 5

 Open the above link.
1. Watch the video on Human Body-Pushing The Limits
2. Watch - Go Deeper
3. Take the Pushed To The Max quiz
4. Play the Brain Power game
5. Try a Human Body Puzzle
Make a list of 5 things you learned about the human body.  Hand in/include your name and date.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Puff the Magic Dragon" Cover

Listen to this version of the song. What is the song about? Post your comments.

'How to Train Your Dragon' Trailer HD

Komodo Dragons

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Open the above link and explore.

Dragon Genetics - We will be hatching dragon eggs over the next two weeks. You will be learning about Mendelian genetics. Using a key you will determine your "baby dragon's" genotype and phenotype.
Possible dragon features:  long/short neck, red/white eye, horn-present/absent, fire breathing/not fire breathing, green body/gray body, long tail/short tail, spikes on end of tail/no spikes, red wings/yellow wings, three toes/four toes, yellow belly/white belly, black tail spikes/red tail spikes, freckles/no freckles,
X = X chromosome/no ear frills (XX = female)
Y = Y chromosome/ear frill present (XY = male)
So many possibilities....What kind of dragon will you hatch?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Where In The World - due Thursday, Oct. 12th

If this is a myth what is the reality? (You may post your answer to this question).  Please submit a written copy of your other W.I.T.W. questions.

Glog of The Week

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Glog of The Week

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

How does your Thanksgiving compare to Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Prayers

You will be creating a Thanksgiving Day prayer to attach to your own very small pumpkin and to read at your Thanksgiving dinner.  Use the link to assist you with ideas.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Zooming in To DNA

Genetics & The Human Body
Open the above link and click on the DNA section.  Complete the activities and answer the following question: What is DNA?  Tell me three interesting things you learned about DNA.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nature by Numbers

What famous sequence is this video referring to? Explain in your own words....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Math - Problem of The Week - due Fri. Sept. 28th

Open the above link and complete the problem.  We will take this up in class on Friday.  If you need help see me as soon as possible (asap).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Overview of Presentation Tools


The Human Body Learning Experience - gr. 5

Open the above link and explore. List five things you learned that you didn't know before.

Come Fly with Me


List the names of all the famous sites you recognize. Which site would you most like to visit and why?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Space Lab Experiments

Watch the experiment which took place live (in space) on Sept. 13th.

Cat Burglar - Dusty The Clepto Cat

Cat Burglar - Dusty The Clepto Cat
View this video of a cat burglar.  Do you think Dusty is committing the purrrfect crime?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Voyager 1

Tell me 3 interesting things that you learned from this video. What is your thought on the final comment on the video?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toronto Zoo Sumatran Orangutans...Join the iPad Generation


Virtual Tour of The The Newest Exhibit Area at the Smithsonian's National Zoo


Remember: We will have another mock trial this year and forensic knowledge may come in handy. This year we will be trying: The Big Bad Wolf .....or was he?

Forensic Science

One of your first assignments will involve the use of forensic science. You will work in teams to solve the case of Bo Peep's stolen sheep. There is a sweet reward.

What is Forensic Science?
The world "forensic" is derived from the Latin, "forensic", meaning public; public discussion; belonging to debate or discussion.
From that basis, we can move to the more modern definition of "forensic" as belonging to, used in or suitable for public discussion. Forensic science is science used in public, a court of law or in the justice system.
What is a Forensic Scientist?
A forensic scientist is first a scientist. He/she applies scientific knowledge to assist juries, lawyers and judges in understanding science.

Some activities to get you started -

How good is your memory for faces? Try the Face Memory Test at:

Create your own facial composite at - The Art of Crime Detection:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Voice of the Active Learner

Watch the above clip. What is your opinion about the message relayed in the video?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Grit Test - Do you have what it takes?


Take the above test and find out if you have the grit, determination, and persistence to succeed. Get your parents to take the test and compare your scores. Are you similar?

Why do you think grit and persistence are important traits for success?

Friday, August 31, 2012

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.

What books have you read over the summer? - due Friday

Open the above link. Have you read any of these books?
1. Click on a book that looks interesting to you and read the description. Which book out of the ones pictured would you be most interested in reading and why?
2. Tell me about the book or books you read over the summer. What was your favourite book and why?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School Assignment - due Friday



Take us on a tour of your summer vacation. Use Animoto, Glogsteredu, Powerpoint, or Frames.
Make sure you include pictures, sound, and text. If you wish to email pictures to yourself and add throughout the week that is fine. I am looking forward to hearing about all your different and exciting adventures.
For those students who are new to the gifted program - don't worry you will be provided with lots of expert help.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

How a Normal Heart Pumps Blood -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Creat a flow chart to show: how a normal heart pumps blood.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

May I see your boarding pass?

Open & read the above link. Post a comment explaining how the elephants are getting to the PAWS sanctuary in California. Explain why they are being moved there. Include your opinion.

Monday, June 18, 2012



Open the above link and post a note.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Where in The World - due Friday, June 22nd

Answer the regular WITW questions &
1. Have you or would you go on this ride? Why or why not?
2. What is your favourite amusement park ride? Why?
You may post your response.

The War of 1812

View the following videos on the War of 1812. Be prepared to discuss the role that Joseph Brant and the First Nations Peoples played in the Battle of Queenston Heights.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Anti-Bullying Video - Winning Submission/Canadian Martyrs

Open the above link and watch the anti-bullying video created by our CYC and some of the students in Mrs. Rivard's class. Leave a comment about the video and the message it delivers.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What You Do To The Least Of My Brothers And Sisters You Do To Me




Explore the above links.

This theme addresses works of mercy. Answer the following questions with a partner -
What is the difference between a refugee and an internally displaced person? Locate refugee camp locations on a world map. Identify some of the political organizations both nationally and internationally that offer humanitarian aid. You and your partner are to write a letter to the head of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) sharing that you talked about works of mercy in your religion class and after exploring a virtual tour of the refugee camp you just wanted to express your hope that Canada through this agency was doing everything humanly possible to assist these people.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Math - POW - due 2012.06.15.

Part One -
How is long division similar/different to short division? Answer the following questions using long division:
1. 456/6
2. 783/8
3. 8 928/6
4. 9 087/4
5. 89 345/5
6. 7 123/12
7. 34 555/14

Part Two -
1. The New Era Baseball Cap factory made 98 456 baseball caps in a five day work week. How many caps did they make on average, per day, during that work week?

Part Three-
1. The circumference of the Earth (i.e., the distance around the equator) is 40 075 kilometres (km). The idstance from the Earth to the Moon is 384 403 km. The distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 149 600 000 km.
a) Estimate how many times you would have to travel around the equator in order to cover the same distance as from the Earth to the Moon. Then calculate the actual number of times, using the given data. Was your estimate high or low?
b) Repeat part a) for the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

Show your work for all of the above questions.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Live Penguin Stream


The Penguin Cam will continue to broadcast LIVE in HD on the SeaWorld website beginning June 1. Join us every day to watch these funny and fascinating creatures swim, slide, eat and waddle around SeaWorld’s state of the art facility. Kept at a brisk 25°F year-round and featuring nearly 300 penguins from five different species, there's only two places in the world you can get this experience – Antarctica and SeaWorld.
Tune in for periodic penguin feedings throughout the day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scihigh Shenanigans

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tiling & Tesselations

Practise your tiling skills.

Where in The World ? - due Thursday, June 7th

Come visit my summer home.....Open and watch the above link. Answer the W.I.T.W. questions - you will need to do some background research. You may complete this activity in-class as it is a short week and the gr. 6 students are still working on EQAO.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Open the above link and watch the Civil Rights video (created using Animoto) at the bottom of the screen. We have an Animoto Education account. Explore the various techniques you can use to create videos using Animoto.


Science Assignment


Open the above link - Gr. 6 - Create a glog on biodiversity - make sure you include an overview of an animal classification system.
Gr. 5 - Create a glog on the brain.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Solar Oven & Pizza Recipe Samples

Open the above link and read over the information carefully. Define the following words using the articles: 1. solar gain 2. insulation

Cooking Pizza with a Solar Oven

Answer the following questions using the information from the articles:
3. A solar oven can reach temperatures of _________ or more, which is ____enough to cook food.
4. Allow the oven to preheat for ______to ______minutes.
5. The sun __________ _____________ so move your oven to _________ the sun for _____________effect.
6. The prime hours for cooking are between _______ and _______ as the sun is more directly ___________.
7. A ____________ or __________ under the box will keep the box _________ _______.
8. For greater ________ _____________ and better cooking ________, use a shallow,________ pan or dish inside the __________.
9. Use _______________ when working with shiny materials in _____________.
10. Solar ovens can get very ______! Use oven ______ or _________ to prevent burns.
11. A _____________ in the box will help you ____________ the ___________ the oven ______________.
12. _____________ flaps around your oven will __________ more __________ into the oven and make it __________.
13. Cooking with a _________ oven takes time, roughly _________ as long as a __________ oven. Don't worry about __________.
14. This prototype for a solar oven includes the use of black construction paper. Where is it placed in the solar oven and why? Why do they suggest you use black paper?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Discovery Presents : Earth From Space : Part 1 - due Tuesday, May 15th

Discovery Presents : Earth From Space : Part 1
Watch Part 1 to 4 of Earth From Space - Tell me what your learned and what you found especially interesting.

Math - POW - due Fri., May 18th


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Carpe Diem

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Relay Race - For Track & Field


John Smith explains relay exchange

MIT & Scratch

Watch the above video. What do you think of exploring Scratch in class? Explain why or why not.

Math - POW - due Friday, May 4th


Mastermind Math Game on Caribou

The next Brock Caribou Math Contest will be taking place on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM. Caribou has notified us that the next interactive question will be the mastermind game which students can practice already on their games page -

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Interesting Sites to Explore

Architect Studio 3-D - http://architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/design_studio.html

Brain Bashers
This website has an exciting collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions. Five new puzzles are added every week. - http://www.brainbashers.com/

This web-site has lots of exciting activities that promote higher levels of thinking in science. -

Cool Science for Curious Kids-

Etymologic - The Toughest Word Game on The Web


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where in the World ? - due Thursday, April 26th

Watch the above video and answer the Where in The World questions (hand in your answers). You may post your responses to the following questions - 1. Did you recognize any of the artwork? 2. If you have been to the site share your thoughts about your visit. 3. What religious artwork did you notice?

Scientists in School - Games/Sites


In Honour of Earth Day - Celebrate the 2012 Year of Sustainable Energy for All

View the above link.  We will be participating in this activity as a class.  Get your thinking caps on.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Titanic New sinking theory 2006 | Ping4PongWolfie

What is your opinion about this theory? Explain.
other links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHMv_FzHKbU&feature=watch_response http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=138NHrNNGv0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pun18bi_0-g&feature=fvwrel

The Titanic Assignment - due Mon., Apr. 16th

Where was this great ship built? Why do you think the sinking of the Titanic was such a collosal disaster? Write and post a diary entry of your last hour on the Titanic. Make sure it is descriptive and at least 2 paragraphs long. Include your name and age.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Where in The World? - due Friday, April 13th

Why is this a good choice for this weeks Where In The World assignment?
Answer the posted W.I.T.W. questions.  You may post your answers this week.  Try and include something interesting that no one else mentions.

The NHL and Newton's Three Laws of Motion


Newton's Third Law: Physics in action with a skateboard and a makeshift ...

Watch the above video. How do Newton's Three Laws of Motion apply to ice hockey?

Friday, April 6, 2012

4th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Literature Circle Glogs


Minecraft - Where in The World?

Refer to & answer the W.I.T.W. questions for this structure.
Create your own Minecraft - Where in The World?

Where in The World - in-class assignment

You will be given class time to complete this Where in The World activity.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Death of Sir Isaac Brock - The War of 1812

The Death of Sir Isaac Brock
Watch the above video clip created by some of the gr. 7/8 students in Mr. Martin's class.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NASA | Evolution of the Moon

What is your opinion of this video?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Show Not Tell - due Wednesday, March 21st

Watch the above video. Create your own example of show not tell writing. Add a photograph which reflects your writing.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Math - POW - due 2012.03.23.

Problem of The Week - Gr. 5/6
T-Shirts Galore


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Calvin & Hobbes




Which one of the above comic strips do you find the most amusing and why?

The World Education Games 2012

What did you find most interesting about The World Education Games? In your opinion what were the 5 most interesting countries you competed with? Would you like to participate in the games next year? Explain why or why not.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Pope explains the meaning of Lent and Ash Wednesday

What is the Pope's message? What is your opinion of his message?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Writing - due Friday, March 9th

Pick a favourite sentence or group of sentences from your Literature Circle book & Post - include proper punctuation, the author and title of the book.
See examples below:

1. "Out of the blackness of sleep a dream formed."
Carson McCullers - The Heart is A Lonely Hunter

2. "What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep. you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to Heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you held the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?"
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World

New Aurora Pictures: Surprise Shows Due to Earth-Shield Cracks

New Aurora Pictures: Surprise Shows Due to Earth-Shield Cracks
Write a brief synopsis on this article. How does the message in the article contrast with the picture?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Night at the Museum

Which famous characters come to life in this clip?

Math - POW - due Friday, March 9th


Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Brief History of Film- Animated Documentary

What media techniques were used to create this short documentary?

Oxygen - Short Films - www.DRDOCUMENTARY.com [HD]

We will be creating short documentaries in March. What do you think of this very short film?

Rare Night Tornadoes This Week Fueled By Warm Winter?

Rare Night Tornadoes This Week Fueled By Warm Winter?
Write a brief synopsis of this article. Include the key points. Write and post a descriptive paragraph of the picture. Imagine you are on the street and the picture is your view.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Glogs of The Week




Hockey Night In Canada Contest

Select which episode deserves a place in the Hockey Night in Canada Hall of Fame. The instalment will air on the upcoming Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. Post your choice and explain why you picked it. (Note: You will need to get permission from your parents to cast an official vote.)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Top Ten Plays of the Regular Season

Which play is your favourite?

Mythbusters- Lights On or Off MiniMyth

What does this Mythbusters episode prove? What do you think of how they proved their answer?

Ancient Egypt - gr. 5

What is the main message in this video? What other interesting things did you learn about Ancient Egypt?

Moose Cree First Nation - gr. 6

Moose Cree First Nation
Watch the above video and post a comment about how the Cree are trying to keep their culture alive. Where are the Moose Cree First Nations located?

Calvin & Hobbes

Post your opinion about the message this comic is conveying.



◄Where in The World - due Fri., Mar. 2nd

What is unique about the tides at Mont Saint Michel? How high do the tides reach?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flashlight Readers - due Fri., Feb. 24th

Pick two books which you haven't read and watch the video. Which one would you prefer to read and why?

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Day at the Museum - due Thurs. Feb. 23

Watch the above video. Post the name of the individual you are bringing to life for A Day at The Museum activity. Write a paragraph explaining why you chose this specific person. What leadership qualities does your character possess?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Math - POW - due Friday, Feb. 24th

Problem of the Week
Grade 5 and 6

Don’t Lose Your Marbles!

Three friends, Lloyd, Akim, and Eli, have just played a game of marbles. Lloyd
says “If only I had one more marble, I would have four times as many as Akim
and five times as many as Eli." What is the least number of marbles that Lloyd
could have?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tesla Orchestra @ Ars Electronica 2011 Linz

Who was Nikola Tesla? What's the difference between Alternating
Current and Direct Current?

Superheating of water (Mythbusters)

List the different ways this experiment shows changes in matter.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

National Geographic - Kids Site

Click on the above link and explore. Find something that piques your interest and write a brief one page report on it.

Where in the World? Due - Friday, Feb. 17th

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Math - POW - due 2012.02.10.


Farmer Brown wants to fence a field for his 4 cows. They require 100 square
metres of pasture.
(a) Determine the dimensions of all possible rectangular fields which would meet
these requirements and have sides which are whole numbers.
(b) Are all of these choices sensible? Explain.

If fencing costs $10 per metre, which of these fields would be least expensive to
fence? What is the shape of this field?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Writing Prompts

1. Samantha deeply inhaled the fragrance from the strange flower. Its pink and purple petals curled back. The glowing yellow centre fluttered as she breathed in again. Suddenly, she felt a strange feeling overcoming her. She dropped the flower and closed her eyes.

3. The storm had raged all night, and now the warnings were severe.
"Come on," urged Jake. "The river's never been this high before. We've got to check it out. What are you, chicken?"

Monday, January 30, 2012

Explore CSA - due Wednesday, Feb. 1st.

Take a virtual tour of the Canadian Space Agency.
Report back on two newsworthy space items we researched on Friday: Asteroids BX-34 and Vesta. What really happened? You may post your response.

Chipmunks - Happy Birthday to You - Luke!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Hunger Site - RELIGION Activity in-class

What is your opinion about - The Hunger Site?
Go to the site and click on any sites you would like to support. (You go to the top of the page and click on the various choices.) Provide a list of sites you clicked on from the order of ones you feel are most important. Explain why you chose your top three. Did you have difficulty making a choice and if so why?

If you have not responded to the X-Factor post on Emmanuel complete that as well.

Where in the World? Due - Thursday, Feb. 2nd.

Why was Quebec City chosen as a World Heritage Site? What are the measurements of the fortification walls? Include three more interesting facts about Quebec City - from the clip or your own personal experience.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Emmanuel Kelly The X Factor 2011 Auditions Emmanuel Kelly FULL

What character traits does Emmanuel have that you admire? Does he remind you of anyone and if so explain.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inherit The Wind - Spencer Tracy Speech

Who is the lawyer defending? What is the name of the famous lawyer the actor is playing?
What is your opinion about the lawyer's point of view?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Where in the World? - due Friday, Jan. 20th

Answer the W.I.T.W. questions and add some interesting facts.
What is the measurement of the base of this structure (perimeter and area)?