Friday, June 27, 2014

The Big Day

Thanks for inviting me to the wedding. You all did a wonderful job of making this event such a special occasion.  Katherine's King Blob creation was exactly as I pictured him.  Check in for an actual video of the big day.  Thanks to our wedding photographer Aidan!  The bridesmaids looked lovely.  The highlight for me was when Luke caught the wedding bouquet!  Congratulations Amanda.

Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Eggstravaganza

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blender Presentation - by Aidan & Kyle


Open the above link and watch Aidan's and Kyle's Blender Presentation.  We are planning on continuing with a Blender Club next year.  Let me know if you are interested.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


After watching the video below open the link and read about the history of dance. Post 5 things you learned about the history of dance. Cross-reference with another student and see if you came up with the same list. Discuss with your partner.

How is dance used in popular culture? How is dance used to communicate a message?

Congratulations Katie!

Congratulations once again to Katie Brent who attended the Burlington Gifted Program from grade 5 to 8. Katie won awards last year for her innovative Science Fair Project which she presented to our class.  We look forward to Katie's visit on June 20th where she will share her latest innovative and award winning project.
Burlington students win awards at Canadian science fair
Burlington Post
Two Burlington high school students combined to win three awards at a recent national science fair.
The local duo was among a group of 20 students who represented Halton Region, Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant counties, and Six Nations at separate Canadian and international science competitions.
At the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 10-17 in Windsor, Ont., Katie Brent of Notre Dame Secondary School won a bronze medal and a special award while Caroline Mahut of M.M. Robinson H.S. won a bronze medal.
Brent, in Grade 10 at Notre Dame, won bronze for her project entitled Telemetric Vest: Wearable Computing for Patient Welfare.
She also won the Australian National Youth Science Forum Award for the same project. It comes with an invitation to participate in the Australian National Youth Science Forum in January 2015, with a value of $2,500.  Brent also received a Gold Merit Award, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Information Systems Award, Dr. Tunks Innovation Award, Primary Fluid Systems Engineering Awards (first), Professional Engineers of Ontario – Hamilton/Burlington Chapteber Awards (third), Procor Engineering Awards (intermediate) and Colin O’Flynn Electrical Engineering Award.  
Mahut, in Grade 9 at M. M. Robinson, won bronze for her project Feeding, Fueling and Forging the Future.
Bronze medals come with a $100 cash award and a $1,000 scholarship.
Brent, Mahut and the other area students who participated in the Canadian or Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 11-16 in Los Angeles) qualified based on their results at the 54th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) held in Hamilton in March.

2013 Project

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Get Ready for Foo Day on Mon., June 23rd.

 Note: You actually place inig before every vowel that is heard. This video may help those of you just learning Foo. All of the grade six students know how to speak Foo so they can help you as well. Dinigon't  winigorrinigy -  yinigou  winigill  kninigow  inigit inigin  ninigo  tinigime!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A School in the Cloud

  "The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it's still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists."  (Sugata Mitra)
Watch the above video.  What is your opinion on Sugata Mitra's TED Talk? (Post your response).

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Torch Run

Open the above link and explore.  Answer the following questions:
1. What is L'larche?
2. Who is Jean Vanier?
3. How does L'arche tie into Catholic values and beliefs?

Ontario Election


Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 6th - The Longest Day...

"On June 5th and 6th, World War II veterans and world leaders will come together in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To mark this historic event, CBC News launches the special multiplatform project D-DAY LIVE.

Imagine going back in time 70 years to June 6, 1944, and reliving the events of D-Day in real time. Using modern technology, CBC News will help you do exactly that. CBC News will be re-creating the events of this pivotal World War II event in an interactive breaking news timeline, online and on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, and during CBC Television live special programming. If World War II had happened in a multi-media era, this is how CBC News would have covered it."
                                                CBC Media Centre - Press Release