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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What is an algorithm?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

#OntarioCodes - COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK - DECEMBER 5th-11th

Hour of Code
SCRATCHedu - M.I,T, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)













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Gumball's Coding Adventure (gr. 6-8)
Open the above link and start creating. In this joint venture between the Cartoon Network and CS First, "you will create an animated story based on The Amazing World of Gumball TV series."
This week schools across the globe will be participating in the largest education event in history - An Hour of Code. From December 5th to December 11th is Computer Science Education Week across the globe and we would like to encourage all students in the school to participate in an Hour of Code to promote computer coding skills. Our class will be hosting an Hour of Code for groups of students throughout the week.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

JOY DAY 2017

Part One - Joy Day


How does the song relate to Advent? (Minimum 3 sentences.) Post your responses (proofread carefully).


2. Open the Christmas games and complete the Christmas Tree Light Up and Christmas Present Hunt - show me.
Interactive Christmas Games

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

SPACE

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Moana & Hour of Code

MOANA - Hour of Code
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Join Moana and Maui as they sail across the expansive ocean. You will use basic coding commands as you help steer the boat through unknown territory. You will use conditionals, sequences, and loops while "mastering the art of navigation". When Moana and Maui are attacked by the Kakamora (coconut clad warriors) you will use your coding skills to break down their defenses and escape pirate projectiles. Aloha!

Moana & Hour of Code

Moana - Hour of Code
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Join Moana and Maui as they sail across the expansive ocean. You will use basic coding commands as you help steer the boat through unknown territory. You will use conditionals, sequences, and loops while "mastering the art of navigation". When Moana and Maui are attacked by the Kakamora (coconut clad warriors) you will use your coding skills to break down their defenses and escape pirate projectiles. Aloha!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Space




Canada Space Agency
Open the above link. Go to Multimedia and try the Canadarm 2 Simulator.
Multimedia - OSIRIS-REx Tech: Mapping an Asteroid with Lasers
What is the Yarkovsky Effect?
NASA Space Games
Space Volcanoes and more!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Space and The Supermoon

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Summon the Yeti!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Water on Mars

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Where In The World (Canadian Vimy Ridge Memorial)...due Fri., Nov. 11th



The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Lest We Forget



Tales of Animals In War 2016
Watch the above video and open the link and do some research. Tell me three of the most interesting or most important things you learned.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Virtues

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Animate Your Name In Code

Animate your name using Scratch
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monsters In A Jar

Monday, October 24, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Book Trailer

Hour of Code - Dec. 5th - 11



Computer Science Education Week celebrates Hour of Code from December 5th to the 11th.  Let's get a head start!



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Amazing Ultraviolet Pictures of Mars

Ultraviolet Pictures of Mars
Open the above link and learn about the new pictures of Mars.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Women's History Month - Canada

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Circle of Respect - World Food Day

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paul Salopek & Twitter


























Paul Salopek's Twitter
Open the above link and read some of Paul Salopek's recent twitter posts. Respond to three of the most interesting tweets Paul made (as a blog post). Include your opinion of his tweets. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Flight



Building a Boeing 737 in just nine days!
We will watch the above video in class.  Open the above link and read the information as well. Using the information provided (links on link) compare the Airbus and the Boeing 737.

Where in the world....Due Thursday, October 6th (in-class)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Importance of The Hubble Telescope

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Open the above link and watch the video.  Tell me why The Hubble Space Telescope is so important in the history of space exploration. Work with a partner and create a googledoc. When you are done compare your response with another pair of students. Work together to prepare one final document to post.

Your Brain On Fiction...



Six Science Based Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

Does Reading Help You Improve Your Writing Skills?

Watch the above video and read the above articles.  How does reading make your "brain better"? Post your response in list form. You may also add your personal opinion.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dragon Activities

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How To Train Your Dragon - Official Website
Open the above link and go to: 
1. Dragon Racers Direct A Movie 
Direct your own Dragon Movie and comic book for Dreamworks.
2. Open the Explore link (at the top) and open. Go to Dragon's Edge and explore Hiccup's new map using Google Maps.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

In-class ~ Where in the world....due Fri., Sept. 23



The Hive at Kew Gardens
The Human-sized Bee Hive
Our first WI|TW will be an in-class activity. Watch the above video and explore the two links provided.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dragon Wordles


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Create a Dragon Wordle
Open the above link and create a dragon wordle. 
Come up with a list of words and phrases that come to mind when you think of dragons.  You may work with a partner. When you are ready create a dragon wordle. Bonus points for creativity and originality!

See gratitude wordle below for a sample.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) & Baby Dragons


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DNA/Genetics
Dog breeding with DNA
Genetics - Where do you come from?
Heredity and Pea Plants
Open the above links and learn about DNA and genetics.

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Animal Planet - Are dragons real?
Open the above link and find out what Animal Planet thinks.

Dragon Genetics - We will be creating (hatching) baby dragons using genetic combinations over the next two weeks.  You will learn about Mendelian genetics throughout this process.
After joining with a partner you will combine the genetic traits of your dragon eggs and use a key to determine your baby dragon’s genotype and phenotype.
Some of your possible dragon features include: horn-present/absent, fire breathing/non-fire breathing, green/gray body, long/short tail, spikes/no spikes, red/yellow wings, black/red tail spikes, freckles, ear frills/no ear frills…..
So many possibilities - What kind of dragon will you hatch?


Quiz on Genes and DNA
After using some of the research sites above complete the above quiz.  Show me your results.

Out of Eden Learn

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The importance of Gratitude

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

See you at 8:55 SHARP!

Supplies 2017


Dear Students,
Junior suggestions include:
- two 1.5" binders - one is for french (no zippers please) 
- a package of 8 dividers or you may make your own
- a package of lined paper (to be kept at home or in your locker and refilled as needed)
calculator (for basic operations)
- a protractor
- highlighters
- post-it stickers (Dollar Store)
- gmail account for Google Docs and Google Slides etc.

Note - Please try and have your supplies by Monday, Sept. 11th.  I will provide pencils, erasers, rulers, pencil crayons, and glue, but if you prefer to use your own supplies that is fine as well. 
Students are always encouraged to have reading material at their desk.  This routine will begin on the first day of school!  Reading material may be brought from home or borrowed from the classroom library.  As well, students will visit the school library weekly and may take books out throughout the school year.
 Please note you will be assigned a locker on the first day. 

Supplies


Dear Students,
Junior suggestions include:
- two 1.5" binders - one is for french (no zippers please) 
- a package of 8 dividers or you may make your own
- a package of lined paper (to be kept at home or in your locker and refilled as needed)
calculator (for basic operations)
- a protractor
- highlighters
- post-it stickers (Dollar Store)
- a 2-5 GB memory key for saving work on the computer would be an asset, but is not necessary
- gmail account for googledocs

Note - Please try and have supplies by Monday, Sept. 12th.  I will supply pencils, erasers, rulers, pencil crayons, and glue, but if you prefer to use your own supplies that is fine as well. 
Students are always encouraged to have reading material at their desk.  This routine will begin on the first day of school!  Reading material may be brought from home or borrowed from the classroom library.  As well, students will visit the school library weekly and may take books out throughout the school year.
 Please note you will be assigned a
 locker on the first day. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

DRAGON GENETICS

Dragon Genetics

Learn about genetics while breeding dragons.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The AgIC Marker



Doodle a circuit!
Open the above link and find out how silver conductive nanoparticles found in AgIC Circuit Markers works to conduct electricity.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

HINIGAPPINIGY FOO DINIGAY!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Tenley's Stop Motion 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

I Object Your Honour!



Mock Trial Objections - Google Slides - More information on types of objections.

Cory Goes to Court - Interactive Courtroom

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Space

Thursday, June 9, 2016

STEM Activities


Double Dutch Brain Game
Challenge your brain's spatial awareness abilities!

Canine Intelligence
Have you ever wondered how smart your dog is?

Ask Dr. Universe
Explore various STEM topics and get answers to some of your questions.

Museum of Science & Industry
Apps, Activities, & Videos - Play games, watch baby chicks hatch, & create
virtual chemical reactions...

Lifeboat to Mars
Explore the world of biology!

Tynker
Develop your programming skills with Tynker.

Scratch
Program your own stories, games, and animations.

Machinarium
You are a robot. Can you save the day?

Code


 Watch the above video and explore the activities below.

Scratch Math Game

Hour of Code

Beyond an Hour

Monday, May 30, 2016

Matter & Materials

Matter & Materials

Open the above link and learn about Matter.  Create a mini-research assignment on Googledocs and list all the interesting things you learned about Matter.  Did anything surprise you?
You will be performing some experiments that have to do with Matter.
Are there any questions you still have about Matter?  Add them to your mini-research paper.
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Can you walk on water? Let Mythbusters tell you how!

Mythbusters & Matter
Open the above link and explore more Mythbusters which have to do with Matter.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Art of Invention


What does it take to become an inventor?
Open the above link and read about Invention Literacy.  What is your opinion?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What would you do?



CNN Report on The Marshmallow Test
Open the above link and watch the video.  What would you have done?  Post your response.

Interactive Mock Trial Activities


Make Your Case - Trial Simulation
Super Hero Island


Mock Trial based on the story of Cinderella.

Monday, May 9, 2016


You had an opportunity to take a look at the Transit of Mercury yesterday using various devices.  
Post your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Circle of Respect #4


Thanks for the suggestion Nathan.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A letter from Pope Francis...

Our Gifted Class

Friday, April 29, 2016

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Senior Battle of the Books 2016

Congratulations to our Senior Battle of the Books Team who came in 2nd out of 18 Burlington Schools (and first in Catholic Schools) in the Burlington Senior Battle of the Books final competition.  The final score was so close: 202 to 208 - such an exciting (nail biting) game!  I am so proud of your teamwork and support of each other.  
Team Members: Amanda, Cat (spokesperson), Jordan, Katie, Eileen, Kieran, Sara (spokesperson), Ava, Kate, Lucas
And our amazing assistants/helpers: Mackenzie, Talia, Andra, Natalie, David, and Jaime (We couldn't have done it without you).  
Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and siblings who came out and support our team.  You are wonderful cheerleaders!
We will really miss our gr. 8 team members next year!  Who knows maybe you can come to our competition next year - sounds like a good field trip to me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Transit of Mercury - May 9th

On Monday May 9th, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. there will be a Transit of Mercury in our skies. This is when Mercury is between us and the sun; you can see the movement of Mercury starting from the left of the sun and moving down to the right. Astronomers are getting together to show this phenomenon to children in schools and they'll be coming to Canadian Martyrs! They will bring their telescopes - which have solar filters to protect your eyes - and they will give you an opportunity to look through and see the transit of Mercury. ​

There will be about two or three telescopes on sight and you will have 30seconds-a minute to have a look at this amazing phenomenon. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIOR BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TEAM WHO MADE IT TO THE BURLINGTON FINALS NEXT WEEK!  GREAT TEAMWORK!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Circle of Respect #2 Follow-up

A Day at The Museum 2013 - Memories

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Holy Week

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Where in the world......due Fri., March 4th




What is a World Heritage Site and why is Dinosaur Provincial Park considered one? 
What is hoodoo rock? 

Body Language & Communication

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

National Engineering Month - Let's Explore

Types of Engineering
National Engineering Month - Ontario

Properties of Materials -
Learn about the properties of matter 
as you experiment with a variety of objects.
Cargo Bridge -
Test your construction skills by building a bridge
Cursed Treasure -
Build turrets and use magic to protect your gems

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Animation - Stop Motion anyone?


"This stop motion series of iPhone photos mixed with traditional animation cels — Sharpie, White-Out, and color drawings on transparencies — is the fourth in a growing set of videos by animator Marty Cooper, aka Hombre McSteez:Aug(De)Mented Reality 4. Watch as mischievous creatures take over everyday scenes cel by cel."
                                                                      The Kids Should See This - 2016.02.16.

Storyboarding Your Idea - NFB

Monday, February 15, 2016

Forensic Activity

Glasgow Science Investigation

Mysterious Adventures
Click on the treehouse to join Iggy and Wendy on three interactive adventures: journey to ancient Egypt, rescue a missing cat and discover the clues to the fossils.

The Brain Explorer
Explore your perception with 6 activities.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dear Pope Francis



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mangahigh Math Bowl Competition



There are 547 schools competing in the Mangahigh Math Bowl Competition. We are not the only Canadian school in the competition, but we are the only one in the top 10 so far. Let's continue to do our best to stay there. I am proud of all your dedication and focus. Keep up the stellar work! We are small but mighty!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mangahigh Math Bowl Competition 2016

Go Team Go! We're almost at 2,000 points.  Thanks to all of
the students who are putting in extra time!
There is a new school on the leaderboard....moving up quickly!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Present - an award winning short animation


Watch the above short animation about a boy who prefers to stay inside and play video games, "rather than engage with the outside world"....until his mother brings him a gift.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Where in the world...due Fri., Jan. 29th



Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Open the above link and explore the website.  Click on Find out more and check out the history and geology section.  Make sure you take the 360 degree tour.

OOEL - Footstep #5

Thursday, January 21, 2016

CSI - Activity

Forensic Activity
Open the above link and see if you can close the case!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

"Entire known universe in one picture"


Argentine artist and musician Pablo Carlos Budassi created this incredible map with assistance from Princeton University and NASA.  
Toronto Star article
Use the article from the Toronto Star (2016.01.17.) and label the following with a brief explanation of each:
1. Big Bang  
2. Cosmic microwave background
3. Cosmic Web
4. Milky Way galaxy
5. Earth and our solar system
6. Andromeda galaxy
7. Alpha Centauri
8. Oort Cloud
9. Voyager 1
10. Radio Signals from Earth

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Food & Your Brain

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Where in the world.....due Fri., Jan. 15th


For those of you missing the snow!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Emily's Oz Ad - 2015 Academy Awards

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Emily and The Wizard of Oz

Emily's Oz
A blind girl imagines The Wizard of Oz