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!