Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Banksy in Bethlehem

What is your opinion about Banksy's new street art?

The Little Brown Bat

Saving the Little Brown Bat
Some ideas!
Help The Bats!
Open the above link and learn more.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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

Interactive house tour - The Christmas Story 
Open the above link and take a tour of the house from the movie!

The Christmas Story Tour and background info Link
A clip from the actual movie....Warning - Don't try this!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Hour of Code

Hour of Code - 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Pumpkin Stars

What's the math?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Social Justice

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Monsters In A Jar

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Are you grateful?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mystery Skype

Friday, September 15, 2017


Science Literacy Week Canada - Sept. 18th - 24th
Open the above link and explore.
Monday- Sept. 18th - Our class will be watching a Canada wide DNA Extraction - using fruit!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Monday, September 4, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 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. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Microsoft Celebrates Canada 150 With Our Class

Thanks Mr. Mizzi - You are out of this world!

Mr. Mizzi & RASC Hamilton Link
Open the above link and see your picture!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mock Trial Preparation Activities

Make Your Case - Game

Make Your Case - is a courtroom trial simulation in which students control the action in a television like format. 

Supreme Court of Canada
Open the above link and learn about the Supreme Court of Canada

Bill on the Hill
Learn about the legislative process as you follow "Bill" on his journey to become a law...

What happens in a courtroom?
Open the above link and take an interactive tour of a typical courtroom.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Take a listen....

The M-Word Podcast
Listen to the above Podcast and tell me your opinion.

VE Day in Canada

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our Gifted Class

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017


What does Holy Week mean to you? Post your response.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Canaidan Canoe Museum

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April - Autism Awareness Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017

How close were you this time?

Monday, March 20, 2017

The New York Times - What's Going on in This Picture?
Open the above link and carefully look at the picture. Use your visual thinking strategies and answer the questions (in full sentences). Create a Google doc.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Riddle - Courtesy of Anderson

I am the beginning of the end and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I? 
Post your answer.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

SKYPE - Virtual Field Trip - Tuesday, March 7th. 11 - 12 p.m.

The Intrepid - Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Open the above link and explore the museum. Write three or four questions you have about the Space section of the museum. We will choose some of the most interesting questions to ask tomorrow during our virtual field trip.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Where In The World.....due Fri., Mar. 3rd

History - The Blarney Stone
Why do people kiss the Blarney Stone?

Have any of you ever kissed the Blarney Stone?  I have been to Ireland, but I have not been to this part of Ireland. I visited Dublin and Galway. I would love to go back someday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Is there life out there?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Growth Mindset

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Bison are back!

After researching about the plight of the giraffe, it's reassuring to see a recent good news story regarding the bison, in Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Danger of A Single Story

In this TED Talk, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie examines the “tendency to interpret the dominant story of a culture as its only story and how this can lead to harmful overgeneralizations and misunderstandings.”
While we join in Journey2 of Out of Eden Learn let’s keep in mind the following:

  • Medial portrayals of a culture
  • Dominant narratives of a culture
  • Stereotyping of a culture

Community Guidelines for Out of Eden Learn

Early Human Migration
Open the above link and learn about early human migration. How does early migration connect to Paul Salopek's journey?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What is your spirit animal?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Well, I think that sums it up!

Out of Eden Learn Letter
Since we are participating in Out of Eden Learn I thought it was important for you to read the letter I received in my email and which is also posted on the Out of Eden Learn blog. Tell me what you think. Post your response below. I will share your responses with the Out of Eden Learn organizers.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

OOEL - Journey 2, Footsteps

Friday, January 27, 2017


Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Human Body

It's Official - Brand new organ in human body!
Watch the video and open the above link and read the article.

The Digestive System
How will the information in the above link need to be altered in light of new information about our new organ? Post your response.

BrainPOP - Build a Body - Digestive System
Open the above link and build a digestive system. What would you add to this game after finding out about our new organ? Where would you place the new organ? Post your response.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Update on article - An Inuit Community's David - and - Goliath Battle With Big Oil

"We thought no one would care": Clyde River Inuit flooded with support

Original article from Toronto Star

A couple of questions to ponder -
1. Approximately when will the Canadian public be likely to hear from The Supreme Court of Canada about their decision?
2. What do you think of David Suzuki's and Faisal Moola's request:

"Let's stand with Inuit and stop seismic blasting in the Canadian Arctic."?

3. As a "steward of the earth" what do you see your role as, in Clyde River's plight?
"Let's stand with Inuit and stop seismic blasting in the Canadian Arctic."?

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Canadian History

Monday, January 9, 2017

Stop Animation

Sunday, January 8, 2017



Image result for mystery skypeMYSTERY SKYPE ETIQUETTE
Open the above link and learn about important Skype etiquette guidelines.