Sunday, May 26, 2013

Foo Island - In Foo

Use MovieMaker or Animoto and create your own Foo Island Tribe video.....in Foo.

Literature Circle - due Friday, May 31st

1. What literary devices (simile, metaphor, irony, symbolism, alliteration) have you encountered in your novel?  Provide examples of three (with textual reference).
2. What advice would you give to one of the characters in the novel?  How would they respond to your advice?
3. What characters did you learn the most from? Explain.
4. Which traits of the characters in this novel did you find most like you? Least like you?
5. What type of reader would you recommend this novel to?

Where In The World.....due Friday, May 31st.

How was Niagara Falls created and where did it begin?  Have you been to see Niagara Falls and if so what was your impression?
Open the link below for more information:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Literature Circle Assignment - Due Friday, May 24th

Character Commandant - Your job is to think about the main character or characters featured in the first two or three chapters of your book.  What are they doing?  What are they thinking of saying?  How are they feeling?  Are they facing any conflicts or problems?  Have they reached any epiphanies or made any insights or realizations?  Are they experiencing hardship or good fortune?  What details about the character(s) does the author reveal?
Task:  Generate five textual citations (page numbers) that contain noteworthy information about a main character or characters.  Summarize the material in one to two paragraphs for each textual reference.

For Beth

Have fun in Ottawa at your swimming competition.
Assigned Work: 
All new Blog work - Check all blogs on a daily basis.  Poetry blog work and Literature Circle work can be saved on your USB or emailed.  Continue reading The Hobbit & complete assigned math work.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Modern Explorers

What does Chris Hadfield say that he misses the most about Earth?  Compare Chris Hadfield to another famous explorer. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Interactive Explorers Activities (Gr. 6)

Your Mission:

Find the answers to three questions about a famous explorer (to be assigned in class).  Use these two links to find the information you need. Be careful! Be good researchers and check both pages for each question so you get all the information you need.

Oh, and don't forget to have fun!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Canadian Space Agency - Top 10 Finalists

"On December 19, 2012, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield blasted off for a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during which he and his crew will perform some 130 Canadian and international experiments."
Congratulations to the students from our class who participated in the Great Canadian Space Agency Challenge.  They voluntarily gave up recesses and lunch hours to plan and perform an experiment that could be performed in space. Our submission was one of the top ten finalists from across Canada.  Open the above link to see our results.
In September 2012, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invited young Canadians under the age of 19 to design their own science experiments only using items already available on the space station.
A panel of scientists, engineers and astronauts picked  the best submissions from across Canada.
The following students are to be commended for their effort and enthusiasm:  Amanda Reynolds, Aidan Ryan, Mackenzie Rolfe, Catherine Beauchemin, Katherine Mann, Luke Seely, Kyle Irwin, & Kove Sartor.  Special thanks to Olivia Rodriguez who videotaped our experiment for Youtube.

Monday, May 6, 2013

What does it take to change the world?

Explorers - Gr. 6

Over the course of the next week, we will be learning about issues that our European Explorers encountered and the inventions that solved them (for example, the compass helped early travellers figure out which direction they were moving in, instead of sailing blindly). After watching the videos below you are to find an invention (that we have not yet learned about) that helped the explorers with problems that they experienced. Create a post that explains the invention and the problem that it solved. You may even want to include a link for us to see.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Global Awareness/Social Justice - Update: India's Child Coalminers

Open the above link and watch the video.  What is the Big Idea behind this article and video?  Make sure to include examples from the text and video.  Include your own opinion in your response.
Do you know what is being done to stop this?  Do you think enough is being done?

A Day at the Museum

Watch the above video.  Create a list of all the important things the actor covered when presenting herself as Amelia Earhart.  (Answer in your journal.)

# 3 Literature Circle Activity - Note all three activites are due Fri., May 10th

Connection Captain - You are in charge of connecting what is happening in the work of literature to the world around you.  You can also connect the events to personal experiences you have had, things you have seen or heard about in real life, or events that occurred in other books you've read or movies you've seen.  The connector will often use phrases like: "This reminds me of..." or "This event was similar to..." The connector must write at least 200 words.

Where In The World.....due Fri., May 10th

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The True Story of The Three Little Pigs?

How could this version of the story help us with our Mock Trial?

Sample Mock Trial