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.
https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/whats-the-difference-between-a-solar-and-a-lunar-eclipse
Use DK Find Out and BrainPop to learn even more about our precious Sun!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/solar-system/sun/

https://www.brainpop.com/science/space/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.
Watch this BrainPop video to review the components of the Solar System. There are many other movies about the planets, asteroids and many more components of space to learn about as well!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Visit Study Jams if you want to review the concepts for Monday's Math quiz! You can watch Jams about prime and composite numbers, multiples, and more!
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?
Here is a fun site where you can practice your multiplication and division mental math skills. Enjoy!

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!

http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/building-a-737-in-just-nine-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.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

How do you control an airplane? Check out this explanation of roll, pitch and yaw. How do ailerons, elevators and rudders help a pilot to control an airplane?

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!
Here are the design instructions for our Flying Falcon paper airplane. Can you name its parts? What happens when you turn both elevator flaps up or down? What happens when you turn one up and the other down? How would adding a paper to the front of the plane affect its flight? What changes can you make to the Flying Falcon to make it fly better?

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Play this fun-filled game, BUZZWORDS, and practice your spelling power!

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

Hi everyone! I found some new spelling games on Sports Illustrated Kids. If you want a fun way to practice or improve your spelling, try them out! (I enjoy playing them for fun!) I have linked WORD CANDY below. If you are into sports, you can read some of the articles online as well!
Check out this information about how birds fly from DK Findout! Search the website for lots more information about air and flight!
We are beginning a new unit on Air and Flight in Science. This website is a great resource for reading up on the forces of flight, air, aerodynamics and more. Go on and explore it!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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

Read about the properties of air and the characteristics of flight in preparation for our Science unit on Flight.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What is bullying? What does it mean to be a bystander? Why do you think some people stand by and do nothing when others are being bullied? What are some ways we can be positive leaders at school to help prevent bullying behaviours?

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.

Try out some place value hockey, courtesy of abcya!

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?

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A great quote for Spring into Reading month from Roald Dahl's poem, Television. 

Want to write your own story for reading month? Try out this interactive story starter game, The Innovation Machine, by Scholastic. You can submit your story when you are done!


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Today is bring your favourite book to school day. Charlie and the Chocolate factory was such an imaginative story. This was one of my favourite books when I was a kid. A world filled with chocolate and candy was beyond my wildest dreams! My favourite part of the story was when Charlie won the golden ticket to enter the Chocolate Factory and who could forget the river of chocolate! I loved Charlie's character in the book. He was considerate and humble, two characteristics I really like in people.

What is your favourite book? What do you like about the book? Who is your favourite character in the book? Do you have a favourite quote? Have your read any other books by the same author?

Hi everyone, here are some videos from Study Jams to help you review for the test tomorrow! Good Luck!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Interested in reading some non-fiction news articles? Visit magazines.scholastic.com to keep up to date on current news and events.
Here is a short animated film about reading from the National Film Board of Canada. Can you make any personal connections to this video? What does this story remind you of? Can you relate to the characters in the story? Does anything in this story remind you of anything in your own life?



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Here is an input/output machine (to practice pattern rules) from Math Playground!