Sunday, 30 October 2016

If you love doing Science experiments...check out the link below!
https://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience
Go to funbrain.com to read the online comics: "Galactic Hotdogs" or "Poptropica"

Monday, 20 June 2016

I found this great website that talks about recycling. Try the Dumptown game and clean up the city!
Looking for a DIY that can also reduce the amount of garbage thrown into landfills? Why not try out the recycled bottle cap project below. Get saving and creating!
Everything you need to know about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.
http://greenerideal.com/science/0128-everything-about-great-pacific-ocean-garbage-patch/
What is he Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? How can we help?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Here is the tutorial on how to make an origami box. Can you estimate its volume? What is its actual volume? Can you create four smaller boxes to fit inside the box? What is the volume of each of those boxes? Can you create a cover for the box? What perimeter does the origami paper need to have in order fit 'snuggly' on top of the box? 

Sunday, 29 May 2016

When reviewing your map skills for Social Studies consider the following questions:
What is the climate in Sri Lanka? How do you know?  Is Sri Lanka located in the southern hemisphere? What bodies of water border Canada? Are there any extreme environments in Canada? If so, locate them on the map. The Newt suit was invented in Canada. It is used to explore the deep ocean. What is the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean? Can you locate it on a map? Qatar is located in Asia. What are the names of the other six continents? Which continent is the largest? Can you locate it on the map? What questions can you create for yourself to practice your map skills?

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Here is a youtube video to help refresh your memory about area and perimeter.

Try the exercises on Math is Fun to practice perimeter and area of polygons! (Don't worry about the area of triangles!)
Try out this cube building activity and practice your volume skills. (Remember: Volume = length x width x depth (or height))

Thursday, 19 May 2016

If you would like to practice your poetry writing some more this is the site for you!
Want to get creative and recycle some used items this weekend? Why not try making some stamps to make a unique print? Collagraphy is a print-making process where various materials are glued to a hardboard to create a raised texture. The collaged collagraph plate can then be printed with a press or by hand with a roller.
Want to practice measuring acute, obtuse and right angles? Check out the link below!

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Teamwork can be tough. Read the quote below. What does the quote suggest? Do you agree with this quote? What is the best part of working on a team? What is the most difficult part? Why is teamwork such an important skill to have? What are the characteristics of a good team player? How can you become a better team member?
Looking for some extra math practice to help you excel? Here is a link to some IXL math questions. Why not review multiplying and dividing decimals? Just click on the skills you would like to work on! What score did you get?
Here is a quick review of function tables for you to have a look at.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A few of your lemon-battery confusion might be answered in this video! Also, remember the question about adding extra zinc and copper to the lemon? Did our experiment show the same results as we see in the video? What about salt water? Can it generate electricity as well?

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Here's a little poem I found to get you excited for Science Fair! What independent variables are being tested?
Let's read through some tips and watch some videos that can help us be more successful with our Science Fair Presentations:

Friday, 6 May 2016

Next week are will be creating Cinquain poems in class as part of our poetry unit. Take a look at the poem I created about electricity. What characteristics do you notice? Do you think you could create your own Cinquain poem?
Electricity
Static, Current
Flowing, Shocking, Conducting
Can't live without it
Energy

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Here is another Poem by Jack Prelutsky. What was the title of the other poem of his that we studied? How does this poem connect to your learning this year?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Please enjoy this poem by Shel Silverstein, one of my favourite poets as a kid!

Friday, 29 April 2016

Changed
by Naomi Shihab Nye

They said something mean about me
and didn't notice it was mean.
So my heart wandered into the rainy night without them
and found a canopy
to hide under.
My eyes started seeing through things.
Like gauze.
Old self through new self.
My flexible body
went backwards
and forwards
in time.
It's hard to describe but true;
I grew another head
with better ideas
inside my old head.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We have been learning about some famous Canadian artists and important symbols of Canadian culture in Social Studies. Here is a video about some more important symbols of Canadian culture.


Visit Math Playground and practice being a transformer! Check out the interactive geoboard, too! Or why not download a geoboard app on your iPad! (Geoboard, by The Math Learning Center and Geoboard, by Nuberkidz are both free!)

Friday, 22 April 2016

Here are some neat electric motors to check out!
Want to see a cool video? Click on the link. How does it work?
Re-familiarize yourself with the Scientific Method with the help of Tim and Moby!
Let's practice dividing decimals by whole numbers. You can use long division or challenge yourself by using the short form I introduced at the end of last class. Use the scratchpad at the top to show your work! Happy dividing!
Here is a video to review long division just in case you haven't quite mastered it YET!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Observe a couple of videos that show how the famous artist M.C. Escher created his famed tesselations!



Today we looked at transformations in class. Inspired by Islamic Art, we practiced making patterns by reflecting, rotating and translating geometric shapes. Have a look at the examples below. What transformations were used to create the patterns?

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Recall your classmates Infographs and presentations on Extreme Environments. What makes each environment extreme? How do explorers overcome these obstacles? How do organisms survive there? Why do we explore extreme environments? How does technology allow us to better explore these harsh lands?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Electricity Research Websites:
http://studyjams.scholastic.com: Energy, Light and Sound
B.C. Science Probe: Chapter 5-8 (see blog link)

For the next few weeks we will be researching and preparing our science fair projects. All of our projects will focus on electricity. Here is a great website to visit to get your learning started!
Here is the space video you have all been waiting for! Check out how real astronauts survive in Space aboard the ISS (International Space Station)!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Here is a review of similes and an introduction to metaphors in case you missed it last week!
Try out this decimals jeopardy game to preview next week's lessons! Good luck!
Here a a few videos that might help with your Infographic Research report. Pay special attention to the technologies that are used to explore and survive the harsh conditions of extreme environments.




Monday, 21 March 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the deep ocean? What obstacles do we need to overcome? What technology do we use? Why do we explore deep oceans? Click on the link below to find out the answer to these questions and more!
We are working on creating our very own Extreme Environment Infographic in class. If you would like to try and create a digital one, try out easel.ly. You can use it for free on your laptop or download the app onto your iPad. You need an email address to sign up, so ask your mom or dad for help!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Visit the link below to see an Infographic on deep oceans.
For all of you Art aficionados, please visit MetKids to explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York!
Here are some of our Ted Harrison inspired desert watercolour paintings. What characteristics do you notice about the paintings? What elements and principles were used? How do they make you feel? Do you like some better than others? Why?

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Today we had a look at how we use integers in our lives. Have a look at this Math Goodies site for a review. How can you use integers to talk about the information in the image below? What is the total distance from the summit of the mountain to the bottom of the sea? When do you use integers in your lives?
Try out this interactive program from ReadWriteThink to compare two characters from 'The Tale of Despereaux'.
Here is the compare and contrast example from Time for Kids. Feel free to use it to help you write your own essay about Polar Regions vs. Deserts!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Let's work on order of operations! Check out this Study Jam for support!
Watch this video and be inspired to punctuate!

Monday, 29 February 2016

Want to learn more about global warming? Read about what you and your family can do to save the North Pole!
Let's explore the extreme environment of the Arctic.What features/adaptations do arctic animals have to survive? How would you adapt to this environment? Do you think animals feel cold the same way we do? Why or why not?
Canada's Food Guide teaches us how to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. Click on the link below to take a closer look:

Saturday, 27 February 2016

We have just begun learning about renowned Canadian painter Ted Harrison. He was famous for his paintings of the Canadian Yukon. Here is a picture of one of his paintings called, 'The Hanging Sky'. What features do you notice about his artwork?
Use 'Decention' on Math Playground to practice decimals, fractions and percent!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Here is the link to the yoga cards we are using in P.E. class. You can download them and print them to use at home if you like!
Here is a video about technology the Inuit have developed to survive in the harsh Arctic climate.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Here is a studyjam about fractions, decimals and percent. Have a look!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Here a game from Math Playground to practice equivalent ratios. Good luck!