Grade 6 Japan Research

Every year, the Grade 6 students learn all about Japan in their Social Studies classes. Ms. Walker has created this guide to help them select and use reliable websites for their research projects.

Click on the image to go to the Scoop.it site!

Click on the image to go to the Scoop.it site!

Leave a comment

Filed under Academics, Grade 6

Halloween Haikuesday

shuffling, shifting steps

spirited procession, screams…

smiles flash, trick or treat!

~ Binibining P. Ink

Leave a comment

Filed under Haikuesday, Thought of the Day

Monday’s Thought of the Day

“Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.”

~ e.e. cummings

Leave a comment

Filed under Thought of the Day

DJ Kenlee

Grade 5 student Kenneth Lee is interested in learning about making and mixing music. Who better to bring in then our very own Mr. Docherty! Mr. Docherty works at the senior school and is also a teacher-on-call at the junior school.  Mr. D even brought some DJ headphones for Kenneth to try on! Together they imported songs, removed vocals, and worked on slowing down and speeding up the beat.  Mr. D shared some of his own work with Kenneth to allow him to see the possibilities.  I’m not sure if Kenneth knew how difficult and involved mixing music is, but he does now!  DJ Kenlee has a lot to learn, but for a 10 year old he is doing exceptionally well :)

This will be an ongoing project for Kenneth and we look forward to hearing more from him in the near future.

A special thanks to Mr. Docherty for contributing his time.

DJ Kenlee

Leave a comment

Filed under Enrichment, expert from the community, Fun, Grade 5, Uncategorized

Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”

~ Edward Gorey

Leave a comment

Filed under Thought of the Day

Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”

~ Anne Lamott

Leave a comment

Filed under Thought of the Day

Geocaching 101

ge·o·cach·ing (ˈjēōˌkaSHiNG/)

noun: geocaching

  1. The recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.

 

The grade 5 classes are bursting at the seams to tell you about Geochaching. Today, Ms. Howe and Ms. DeLancey took 5MH and 5DC to participate in the worldwide craze that is Geocaching. I wish I had GoPro footage to show (maybe next time). Both classes successfully found the Cache which was hidden in Chaldecott Park on 25th avenue. We got to log about our journey online and also got to take something from the Cache as long as we put something in. We took the purple ring and gave our miniature Hawaiian dancer!

 

We encourage you and your family to try this recreational activity. You can download the FREE Geocaching app on your phone.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Geocaching please comment on this post, see Ms. DeLancey or ask any of the grade 5 students.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Leave a comment

Filed under Academics, Enrichment, Fun, Grade 5, Photos