Friday, 29 April 2016

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: 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)!