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

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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

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Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

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

~ Anne Lamott

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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.

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Project X- Flight

 This month’s edition of the St. George’s Film Festival is Project X- Flight. In keeping with our engineering theme, this film describes the engineering of flight.

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, then this episode is for you. Project X meets the scientists and inventors who are pushing the limits of flight: from new machines with amazing designs to the human body itself. Engineer Dr. Brian Fleck takes a ride in a hang glider to help illustrate the basic physics of flight, along the way explaining how something the size of an apartment building can actually get off the ground. Grad student Marc Huot then goes skiing in a wind tunnel to unlock the secrets of an Olympic Gold alpine jump. Together they take a look at the human contribution to flight — rocket science. Microbiologist Dr. Jennifer Gardy picks up a few tips from some of Canada’s top fighter pilots on how to sustain performance. And education expert Dr. Brian Alters gets up close and personal with the only mammals capable of really flying — bats.

©2007, CBC.

 

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Haikuesday

Today’s Haikuesday is a poem by one of our own students! William in 2JT penned this autumn haiku:

autumn haikuHave you written a haiku that you’re really proud of? Send it our way!

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The “Old School” Computer

Jacky and Ayden are interested in learning more about custom computers. Jacky LOVES the NCIX website and dreams up his personalized computer. The two of them asked if they could break open an “old school” computer to see all the parts in preparation for planning a custom computer. After a few roadblocks, they took apart the whole computer piece by piece. They had a large following of students who came to watch the whole operation. If you want to learn more about what they did make sure to ask them!

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