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