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?"