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