Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sick Fish
The fish in our aquarium
are looking rather ill,
and most of them are turning
kind of green around the gill.

I might have fed them too much food,
forgot to clean their tank,
or maybe they're allergic to
the toys and junk I sank.

Perhaps I broke the thermostat.
I could have cut their air.
What's certain is they're sickly
from my downright lack of care.

But even though they're looking ill
I still have cause to gloat;
they're obviously talented--
they're learning how to float!
--Kenn Nesbitt

Dragon Genetics - Presentations

Hewitt and Olivia's Dragon                              

Sam and Cat - Dragon video

Aidan and Mackenzie -  Dragon Video!

Lindsay and Mitchells Dragon Video (real)

Dragons By Katherine and Kyle

Amanda & Luke - Spirit Dragon

Chris & Kove - Dragons

Monday, January 28, 2013

Media Awareness - Commercials Showing Environmental Awareness as The Big Idea

Which of the following commercials is more effective at showing The Big Idea? Remember: Big Idea----->Evidence from text & images----->Evidence from your own thinking

Friday, January 25, 2013

Where in The World.........due Thurs. Jan. 31st.

Watch the above video clips.  Answer the W.I.T.W. questions and post the names of three animals that you would find on the islands.  The only stipulation is - you can't post an animal someone else has posted.

Dragon Art - Pen & Texture


Dragon Presentations - Animoto

Follow the instructions listed below and create your dragon presentation.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Great Message

What is Vanessa's message?  How do you feel about her mission?  Does she remind you of anyone?

Tour of The International Space Station

Open the above link and watch a tour of the International Space Station by an American Astronaut. It addresses all the questions that kids have posted regarding living in space for 6 months at a time.  It's really interesting!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dragon Activity

Take a picture of your baby dragon. Record the phenotype & genotype.  Be ready to upload them to Animoto.  Create a name for your baby dragon (be creative).  Add instrumental music to accompany your final product.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Genetics for Students

Watch the above video and compare the number of chromosomes in humans to the number of chromosomes in our baby dragons.  What differences and similarities do you notice between the two?  Post your answers.
Once you have posted your answer play the jigsaw puzzles and slide puzzles.

Watch the above Brainpop video clip on heredity.

Friday, January 18, 2013

First World Problems Anthem

Watch the above video clip. What are the real problems that these people may face? (Post your answers.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Junior Battle of The Books Information - 2013

TD Junior Battle of The Books List                                             

Burlington Central Library  - Battle of The Books Site

Suggested List of Authors - Junior Battle of The Books

Suggested List of Authors - Classic Books

Check out suggestions from the summer reading list.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


You are assigned to create a home (permanent or vacation) for a character in The Westing Game. Create your home and explain why you added specific features for your character. (Post a link to your home.)

Religion - The 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of the Year, brothers

Watch the above inspiring video clip. What Christian virtues do these brothers exhibit? What impression did this video make on you?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Energy & Conservation - gr. 5

Mythbusters - Watch the above video and answer the question that is posed.

What do you think of Earl's idea?

What is energy?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reading Response

Read the short story and answer questions 1-5

Check the levels (1-4) on question number 5.  What level would you be and why?

Where in The World....due Friday, January 18th

Watch both of the above short video clips.  Tell me three interesting things you learned and answer the Where in The World questions. Have any of you been to the Bay of Fundy?