Monday, 28 December 2015

Here is a video from study jams about fractions.
Here is how you can grow your own bacteria (or fungi)!
Here is an experiment showing how you can grow mould (and bacteria) on food. Have a look!


Here is a video about the microbes that live in and on our bodies. Are they harmful or helpful?

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Hi everyone. I was doing a search on EPIC and found a large number of books about different countries that could really help you with your reports. For those of you who have subscriptions I suggest you check it out. If you do not have a subscription, I want to remind you that you can get a free 30-60 day free trial. Happy searching!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Hi everyone,  I hope you are enjoying the National Day events. Your homework for next week is as follows:
1) Complete your research independently (in JOT NOTE form) for your country report.
2) Complete your cover slide, introduction slide and geography slide by December 27th. (You may complete the entire project at home during the week if you choose.) I will be checking Biteslide frequently to give you feedback and advice. You may email me if you have any questions.
3) Be creative, edit carefully, have fun, and remember 'a picture is worth a thousand words'.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Here is a fun game to practice fractions and mixed numbers. You can use it on your tablet, too!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

We are continuing our country research project for social studies. I have added a few more links in case you have having trouble finding enough information about the country you chose. There are also new links for finding the specific longitude and latitude of your country, explanations about types of government and a currency converter!

http://www.timeforkids.com/around-the-world
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/
http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/
http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/places/ (If you want to use this site for this week only, ask me!)
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com
http://www.our-africa.org (Africa only)
Latitude and Longitude
Types of Government
Currency Converter

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

This should help you with some of the new vocabulary (about arthropods) in your homework!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Why is biodiversity so important?


Why do all living things need to eat? Watch the video below and find out!


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Here is another classification tree that shows how animals are divided into Kingdoms, Phyla (Phlyum) and Classes. Click on the picture to see a larger view.
In case you missed it, or would like to watch it again, here is the video, The Secret of NIMH from youtube.


Sunday, 29 November 2015

Here is another look at the insect adaptations we observed in class today. Which organism is using mimicry? Which organism is using camouflage?

Don't take any chances! Know your probability!

Study Jams has a couple of great explanations for probability. Take a look.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Today we were learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. Here are the links to some Brainpop videos if you want to PREVIEW the lessons ahead. You can also visit page 35 in the Science Probe text to see what we learned today!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Here is a link to a map. It shows the climates of the world. What is the climate where you live? Where your teacher lives? What is the climate of a place you have visited recently? How do people adapt to each climate?

This week we are learning about climate maps in social studies. The North and South Poles have a polar climate. Have you ever wondered which pole is colder? Click on the link below to find out!

Want to learn more about endangered species and how and why we need to protect them? Visit the website below for answers to these questions and more!

Want to do some review for the quiz in two weeks? Here are some links to the characteristics of living things and the basic needs of living things. It will also help you with the research and conclusion of your potato experiment! Enjoy!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Here is some line graph practice. Click on the practice questions to test your knowledge!


The School Wide Write begins on Sunday. Here is a review of the writing process to help you prepare at home. There are some other videos on brainstorming and strengthening sentences you may also like to visit as well.

In case you missed it, here is the tutorial on how to draw a variety of skulls.

Monday, 9 November 2015

What can the hummingbird in the story teach us about perseverance? How can perseverance help you reach your personal goals?



Friday, 6 November 2015

Want to practice some map skills? Try out this geography game. (You may want to have a world map handy!)

We will be using Biteslide to create our presentations for our Country Report. Once you get your passwords from me, you can visit the link and get creative!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Here is a video that emphasizes the importance of setting goals in our lives. Take a look!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Looking for a story publishing site? You might want to try out Story Jumper. Just click on the photo below.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Here is an extra video that might be able to help you understand longitude and latitude a little more clearly. Moby looks like he could certainly use a little help!

You can review this Jeopardy game to brush up on your math skills!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

It's not easy to be nice all of the time. Here are a few things Kid President suggests that we should say to each other to make our classroom more awesome.


Having trouble with your spelling? Spelling City has fun games and activities to help you improve your spelling skills. Type in your word list and try out some of the games!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Here is a link to the BC Science Probe Textbook.

Here is a worksheet you can download and print to practice prime and composite numbers.

Prime and Composite Worksheet
We are using an online reading program at school which allows me to track your child's reading. It is free for teachers, but has an added cost for home use. I have attached a flyer below for EPIC! books in case you are interested in purchasing a subscription for your home. You can use it for free for 60 days! Please give it a try!


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Here are a couple of more links with some strategies to help you understand prime and composite numbers.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Can humans drink salt water? Where does our drinking water come from? Watch this video to find the answers to these questions and more!
Water can make us sick, if it contains harmful microorganisms. Sometimes humans are responsible for polluting or contaminating the water. Visit the link below to learn more!
This week we are reading about "Another Kind of Water Safety". Here is a video about the importance of water to our bodies.




Having trouble understanding prime and composite numbers? This Study Jam will help you out! Just click on the link.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Yesterday, I introduced you to a new mind mapping tool. Try it out for yourself!

Typing is an important skill to have in today's world. Here is a website to help get you typing like a pro!

In Social Studies we are beginning to learn about map skills. Try out this globe quest to get to know a few of the almost 200 countries in the world. You'll visit some wonders of the world as well. There are a number of challenges on the way, so be sure and stay focused!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. He enjoyed drawing from the time he was a young boy. Vincent painted hundreds of pictures during this time, sometimes painting masterpieces in a single day. Here is a picture of his famous 'Sunflowers'.

We are learning about the diversity of life in Science class. Visit these StudyJams links to check out some information about plant and animal adaptations.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

The summer is over and it's time to get back into the swing of things! I found some fun multiplication games to help you practice your mental math skills. Check out Cone Crazy. I think you'll like it!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hey guys! Found another site from Canada that you might find useful over the summer. Lots of great math explanations that you can review, some cool sports and science videos, and some English games to keep your skills sharp over the summer! There is even a link to a section for ages 2-5 if you want to practice and play with your little brothers or sisters!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Hope you are enjoying your early holidays...I found this great website that can answer many of your science questions! There are also some games, experiments and simulations you can try out. For everything Science related visit:


Sunday, 14 June 2015

In case you missed it... Ever imagine you were a cyclops? Create this blinking eye origami and wait no more!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Forgot your Storybird password? (Send me an email and I will send you your passwords). Or,  just want to experience something new? Try out this new story maker!


Friday, 5 June 2015

Here is a new website I found with articles, stories, and games to help you improve your reading skills. If you are struggling with your reading or just want to practice, there are lots of read and listen to stories and poems. There are also articles to read and science experiments to try. Be sure to check out the link to Puzzlemania as well!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Astronauts could not explore space without flight technology. Visit the Future Flight Design website to review your knowledge of how flight works!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

There are an endless number of obstacles to exploring space. Lack of oxygen, radiation, meteoroids and more. This is a video that explains what happens if you enter space without a space suit. Take a peek!


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Hey Doodlebugs! Check out some of these zentangles!



Buoyancy is the ability to float. If you want to explore underwater you need to sink and resurface. How does the Cartesian Diver work? Check out this video!


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Here's how a volcano erupts! What are some of the dangers we face when exploring this extreme environment?

Friday, 9 January 2015

Here is the link to Storybird. It has an amazing array of pictures from talented artists. Choose your favourite pictures and create an original story.