Thursday, June 27, 2013

Soccer Trip - by Luc Hewitt

Message from CACD regarding our Chemistry Video

Hi Mrs. O'Hara,

Well, you just made my day! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Can you give me the full names of the students who created the video. We would like to acknowledge their efforts. I see that the video said Katherine and Amanda but I would like to note their full names and grades.

Secondly, can we have permission to post this video on our Facebook page? We love showing what value the kids get out of it. For inspiration of course!

Once again, thanks for sending this over and thinking of us. We REALLY appreciate it.

Have a super day,


Catherine Wieckowska
Manager, Communications & Member Services

Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Amazing Summer Vacation Plans......

The only rule is this:
You need to be back for school in September.
Now for the challenge -
You have to plan the most amazing summer vacation ever.  Imagine you have no budget restrictions and you have a private plane at your disposal.  Where would you go and what would you do? Post your responses.

Minecraft - This is what happens when you give your thirteen year old brother Minecraft!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flight - gr. 6




Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Flight - gr. 6

Interactive:  http://futureflight.arc.nasa.gov/map.html


Open the above link and click on all the items.  Using the information profided answer the following questions:
1.  What is an airfoil?
2.  How does an airplane fly?
3.  How does a bird fly through the air?
*Make sure all answers are in your own words.  You may add diagrams.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Flight - gr. 6



1.  Open the above link and explore the assigned section.  Be ready to present the gyst of the article to the rest of the class.
2.  What is the above diagram a picture of? 

Open the above link and learn about the history of aviation.  Create a timeline using this video and the poster in class.

Interactive Flight Activities from The Smithsonian http://airandspace.si.edu/wrightbrothers/interactiveExperiments/index.cfm

Gr. 6 Science - Creating Circuits


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Favourite Dance Scenes?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Derecho - Did it happen?

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Watch the above video clip and open the above link and read the report.
We explored derechos today in class.  You researched the characteristics of a derecho.  We looked at a news report of a possible derecho.  As a follow-up I would like you to find out if the "dreaded derecho" actually happened.  Post a response.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Open the above link and explore.  Be ready to share your thoughts with a partner.

Pick a writing format: recount, narrative, diary/journal, report, newspaper/magazine article, radio/t.v. announcement, poetry.......your own idea!  Write a minimum 500 words.

Mock Trial

Monday, June 10, 2013

Activities for students missing soccer trip

1. http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/kids-teens/kids-activities/healthy-kids-quiz.aspx - complete

2. Complete Literature Circle activities

3. Complete Beatitudes activity (on blog)

4. Complete MangaHigh Challenges

5. Work on IXL - Number Sense & Numeration

6. Work on Keyboarding & Grammar skills

7. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/maps-tools-find-sunken-treasure/?ar_a=1  - FIND THE SUNKEN TREASURE

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Beatitudes

We are reading about The Beatitudes in class and we will be completing our group activities this week. Post your answers to the following questions:
How does this video relate to The Beatitudes?  Do you interpret The Beatitudes the same way as they are portrayed in the video?  Where is Jesus when he preaches about The Beatitudes?  How are Luke and Matthew's list of Beatitudes the same and different?  Which Beatitude do you think is the most important and why?  You may use the site below to assist with your responses.

Literature Circle Activity #4 - due Thursday, June 13th

Reactionary Revealer - Your role is to serve as a critic passing judgement on the cheif events from your novel.  What were some of the major plot twists?  Did you agree with them?  Did characters make good or poor decisions?  Would you have acted in a similar fashion or made different choices?  Regardless of your opinion, be sure to take a clear stand in support of or in disagreement.
Task:  Pick three major plot events or character decisions/thoughts and take a stand on them. The key is to react to important events in the reading in a manner that might reveal key developments in the novel and help provoke discussion.  Give each event a title, cite the page number where it occurred, and provide your reaction in one to two paragraphs for each event.

Where In The World....due Friday, June 14th

1.The woman in the video mentions that they are trying to get this site designated as a World Heritage Site - what is necessary for a place to be designated in this manner?
2. What was Canada's role in D-Day? You may use the link below:

Friday, June 7, 2013

You Be The Chemist - Presentation


Here’s a link to the video that we will be watching during Science on Monday.  It is about the man from India that is able to conduct high voltage electricity through his body. Remember not to try this at home. The man in this video is able to survive high voltage electricity because he has a higher resistance to electricity than an average human. The resistance to electricity is measured in Ohms using a multimeter.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Character Building Activity - due Thursday, June 6th

Watch the above videos. What are you grateful for? Write a response in your Journal.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Kove's Book Trailer

The Wizzle War Book Trailer - by Katherine