Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Mystery Skype - 2:15 on Monday

We have another Mystery Skype Monday at 2:15.  Lucas and Kieran - Please bring your large maps!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

100 Must-Reads for Ages 9-14

Open the above link and check out the list of top 100 books for 9-14 year olds.  Are there any books you think are missing from this list?  If you could add a book/books to this top 100 list what book/books would you add?

What is a moratorium?

Read the above article from the Ontario Beekeepers Association (OBA).  Tell me what a moratorium is in your own words.  Do you agree with having a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids?  Justify your opinion.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Opening Statements - Mock Trial

Where In The World...due Fri., April 17th

Watch the above video.  Our Where In The World this week ties in with our Social Justice activity. In terms of a focus for location you should focus on the Canaan Orphanage (in Swaziland).  In terms of your research - focus on what is being done to support the orphanage.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Social Justice and The Egg Farmers of Canada

Open the above link and read the article.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Interactive Engineering & Electricity Activities

Resistance - An Electrifying Adventure
In this activity you will pretend that you’re setting up for a great concert and you need to make sure that your guitar can be heard all across the stadium. How can you be sure that when you plug your amplifier into the outlet power will flow through and make your sound loud enough for everyone to hear? What is power anyways? How does electricity work?
Electrical Concepts
http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/SEelectrical concepts  
Learn more about: voltage, current, resistance, & power. Once you are done reviewing - play the game below: Energy Meter Madness
In this activity you will learn about the various elements of a transmission system or a concept that an electrical engineer would consider when planning a power system. Select the right pieces, throw the switch and watch your city light up with its electric power systems. But watch out you only have a little bit of time to restore power to the city.
Design a Cell Phone
In this activity you will help engineering director Elena design and manufacture a cell phone to help senior citizens get the most out of new technology!

Health - Nutrition Game

Do you eat nutritiously?  Open the above link and explore all the key ingredients for a healthy, balanced meal.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Special Message to Eileen - From the class

Happy Easter - I hope you are up and dancing in no time!  Mrs. O'Hara
I hope your foot starts to feel better! -Kiwi
Happy Easter! I hope you're feeling better for the Easter festivities, like eating COOKIES! -Jaime
Happy Easter! Get well soon! :) -Sara
Happy Easter! Hope you'll be up and running soon!:) Noah
Have a good Easter Eileenio! I bet that you will get oodles of eggs (and maybe cookies in eggs). :D GET WELL NOW! ~Arabella c:
Those boots were very pretty and sparkly... but they aren't good for running. :( I hope you have (Or had - depends on when you're reading this) a great Easter. I also hope your foot feels better. And you don't have to get around in a wheelchair. - Natalie 
Happy Easter and get well soon-Sorry that you hurt your foot. I hope you get lots of cookies to make up for it. -Sarah Jessica
Happy Easter! I hope that your foot won't ruin your Easter... ~Jacob
Happy Easter! Get well soon! -Lucas
I hope your foot gets better and doesn't get in the way of having a good Easter or eating cookies! - Andra
Happy Easter! I hope your foot is better, and doesn't get in your way of eating cookies :3 -David
Happy Easter Eileen, hope you get better  :) -Ronan
Have a happy Easter! Hope you feel better :) - Daniel