Monday, 4 December 2017

Here is a fantastic website all about our favourite microorganisms! Visit Microbe Magic and decide for yourself whether microbes are in fact our friend or foe!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Here is the Raz-Kids book, Are GMOs safe? for your information.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Visit these videos from BrainPop to review the characteristics of amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Their distinct characteristics are what scientists use to classify organisms into their broad classes.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A brief history lesson on the origins of Halloween.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Do other countries celebrate Halloween? Has it always been about costumes and trick-or-treating? Click on the photo below and read the article from Wonderopolis and find out more about this spooky holiday.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Here is a link to the celestial bodies/components of space cards we used in Science class. You can review them online or print a coy for yourself!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

How much plastic is in the ocean? Find out the answer to this and learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the video below. What do we need to do to stop this phenomenon?

Are you eating plastic for dinner? Watch this video and find out more about the negative impacts of plastic and microplastics in our oceans.

Watch this video and learn more about how a spacesuit works from a real astroanut.

Visit this amazing link from NASA to learn everything there is to know about living in space.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Review how to find the area of parallelograms using this Study Jams video. Preview how to find the area of irregular figures and triangles.
Watch and listen as Tim and Moby explain how space flight works using rockets and the forces of flight!
Could we actually survive the extreme environments in Space? What obstacles do we need to overcome? Would you ever move to Mars? Could humans actually live there?

How the International Space Station was built.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Watch this video to review the phases of the moon. Look up at the moon tonight. What phase is it in?

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

What is life like on the International Space Station? What kind of technology do astronauts use to survive and thrive in space? Watch this video and find out.

Friday, 22 September 2017

An individual's story can be very valuable to others. Terry Fox and Sadako Sasaki are examples. Malala Yousafzai is another example of how one young person's story can inspire the world. Watch the Brain Pop video again. How does Malala inspire you? #allkidshavetherighttolearn

On Wednesday, we held a walk at school tom commemorate Canadian hero Terry Fox and the message of hope he inspired to the world. Here is Terry Fox's Story.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A little bit more about the Moon and gravity. Watch this Crash Course video to learn more.

Visit DK Find Out! and discover more about the Moon. Do you recognize the nursery rhyme in the picture below?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Here is a link to some information on a Canadian hero, Terry Fox. Terry Fox was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and had to have his leg amputated, but this didn't stop him. He decided to run across Canada on one leg to raise money for cancer research. The 'Marathon of Hope', which will take place tomorrow, is still run across Canada to commemorate Terry and continues to raise money for cancer research.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Here is another videos from The Kids Should See this about what happens to our body in space! Very weird and cool!

Here it is, Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon! Enjoy!

Do you want to make some paper cranes at home to help us reach our goal of 1000 cranes? According to Japanese tradition, anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish, because they have exhibited the cranes’ loyalty and recreated their beauty. Sadako Sasaki also became famous for her own attempt to fold 1,000 cranes in the 1950s. Inspired to follow the legend, Sadako folded paper cranes in her hospital bed, praying for world peace. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Want to review the Earth's movements and how they result in giving us night and day and the four seasons? watch the video below (and try out the demonstration at home if you can!) Check out BrainPop for another review of how seasons occur.
Here is the video about Malaysia that we watched in class. Watch it again and see what new information you can discover about this extraordinary country.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Practice making some triangles and quadrilaterals on your iPad or desktop using this interactive geoboard. Classify your shapes using properties including angles, congruence, symmetry, parallel sides, and right angles.
Do you want some more practice measuring angles using a protractor? Try out this interactive activity at Click on the image below and get measuring!

Review properties of quadrilaterals with this Study Jam. (You can also do some quadrilateral karaoke!) You can also review angles, triangles, symmetry and congruence as well! Just visit the Geometry topic at this link!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society. Malay, Chinese and Indian culture have a substantial influence. Today we read a famous Malay folktale entitled, Sang Kancil and the Crocodiles. I would now like to share a Tamil-Indian folktale: Iynthu Kurugargal (Five Blind Men). What lesson is this story trying to teach?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Sun has an enormous effect on Earth, not just its life giving properties, but its solar weather as well. Watch this incredible documentary from Discovery Channel and find out more about how solar storms, solar wind and more can affect our planet.

Monday, 28 August 2017

What do you think is going to happen in this animated short, Crazy Carrot? Make predictions.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Please watch this beautifully animated version of the Japanese folktale, The Stonecutter. What is this folktale trying to teach us? What is the moral of the story? Can you make any modern day connections to this ancient story from Japan?

Try out some air hockey on CBC kids and see if you can put your knowledge of angles to work!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

We are going to use a new presentation tool, Biteslide, to share our research findings on the Sun. Use the username and password I gave you in class to login! Have fun!

Do you want to read some folktales from around the world? Follow the link below!

Want some practice at estimating acute and obtuse angles? Try Alien Angles and test your skills!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What's the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse? Find out more about these two amazing phenomenon at Wonderopolis! There are many more wonders for you to explore as well! Search the wonders to find out more facts about the Sun.
Use DK Find Out and BrainPop to learn even more about our precious Sun! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Let's take another look at our sun, the heart of our solar system. What is the sun? What are the parts of the sun? How does the Sun produce energy?
Have you ever considered writing a poem about space? Here are a couple from one of my favourite poets, Shel Silverstein. What features do you notice in his poetry?

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Here is a touching video about a boy and his pet. What is the message of this film?

Here is another explanation of a solar eclipse from DK Find Out!

Why is a total solar eclipse such a big deal? Watch this video to find out!
Watch this BrainPop movie to learn more about solar eclipses!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Do you like to draw or are you like me and need to improve your drawing skills? Check out this YouTube channel ArtforKidsHub

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Want to practice some division mental math? Try out this fun missing digits game on Math Playground!
Do you want to learn about coding, but find it too difficult? Try out Run Marco! A fun an easy coding game to get you started! Try this coding adventure around the world today! (You can play online or download it on your phone!)
Totally Awesome Total Eclipse, August 21st, 2017. Although we won't be able to see it here, in this video, Bill Nye explains what happens during an eclipse and how to protect yourself from the Sun's powerful rays.

Monday, 7 August 2017

To help readers visualize your stories, you need to show, not tell. Descriptive adjectives can help you do this. Watch Tim and Moby explain how to show, not tell in your writing.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Here is the Secrets of the Solar System video we watched in class today. What facts can you add to your science journal about the planets and other components of the solar system?

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Imagine our world becomes fully automated. What will happen to society if robots replace workers?Here is a video of one person's version of our future. Do you think it is a realistic version of Earth's future or is it science fiction? What do you think the future will be like?
Another interesting video about the Solar System and a link to a video about the Big Bang Theory.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Stuck for a topic to write about? Why not try Scholastic Story Starters? You can choose from the genres of Fantasy, Adventure and Sci-Fi. Try out the scrambler too, for a really unusual combination! You can publish and print your stories on the site! Happy writing!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Watch this short animated science fiction film entitled, Planet Unknown. What scientific principles and technology do you recognize? What predictions is the story making about life in the future? Is this story dealing with aliens or life in other worlds?  What important issue in society is being showcased?

Sunday, 30 July 2017

What is a literary genre? Watch this BrainPop video to find out what a literary genre is and the conventions they follow!
Next week we are going to create a model of the components of the solar system. How can this site help us to prepare for our designs?

Sunday, 23 July 2017

We are currently reading Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Pax, a clever, red fox, is one of the protagonist's in the book. Read up on some facts about foxes on the FOXESWORLDS website. Just click on the picture below!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

We are creating surreal, Giacometti inspired sculptures in class. He endlessly experimented with how much he could elongate his sculpture people.The sculpture below (Man Pointing, 1947) sold for more than $140 million dollars!

Visit this NASA Solar System Exploration site to learn more about the parts of our solar system and their characteristics!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Wow! Check out this video and see how a plane is built in just 9 DAYS!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Are you an amateur cartographer? Do you think you know everything there is to know about the countries of the world? Test your knowledge with Mapman!
Not going anywhere this break? Why not go on a virtual holiday. Visit Scholastic's Global Trek and start a travel journal today!
Our next unit in Science will be about Space. Start reading up on the facts over your summer break.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

In what ways do different symbols and features contribute to the identity of a country? What buildings, physical features, celebrations and traditions contribute to a country's global image?
Use atlases, FactMontster, National Geographic Kids and any other reputable sources to search for information about your country!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Visit this Nasa site to review the parts of an airplane and how they work!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Practice three-digit addition and subtraction with this interactive game. Become a 'Resitance Recruit'. Add and subtract problems to collect 'biorods'. Don't lose your life in the process!!

How is drag or, air resistance related to skydiving? When are the forces balanced and unbalanced? Watch this video again and think about how a parachute's design helps us to land safely.

Check out how this fascinating animal uses the forces of flight to move from tree to tree to escape its predators!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Use this compare and contrast interactive organizer from Read Write Think!

How are these two dogs the same? What do they have in common? How are they different? Compare and contrast the Great Dane and the English Bulldog.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! Place Value of Decimals courtesy of Study Jams!

Water Balloon in a Bottle Trick! Sick Science! Air is Amazing!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Check out this information about how birds fly from DK Findout! Search the website for lots more information about air and flight!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Play this comparing decimals game and test your knowledge of decimal place value!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Let's play mystery numbers and practice test place value knowledge!

Here's the link to the Brain Pop video on point of view. Just click on the comic below!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Check out some more weird but true facts at National Geographic Kids!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Is Friday the 13th an unlucky day? Some superstitious people think so. Read the article below from Time For Kids, and vote for yourself! What are people superstitious about in your country?
Enjoy place value and rounding with Tim and Moby on Brainpop!

Review place value with Study Jams!

Who wants to be a Hundredaire? Test your Math skills with this place value challenge.

In class we are finishing the book, The Hundred Dresses, by the Newberry medalist Eleanor Estes.

Can you write a sequel to the story? What is Wanda's life like in the new city? Is it different from living in Boggin Heights? Do the children tease her there? Does Wanda want to return to her old home and be friends with Maddie and Peggy?