Safety First!

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Our grade 5/6 class travelled to the Safety Village in Brantford to brush up on our Fire and Internet safety know-how. The grade 5’s were instructed in Internet Safety by an officer with the Ontario Provincial police. Meanwhile, the grade 6’s had their knowledge of Fire safety tested by a member of the Brantford Fire Department through the use of a Fire Safety Jeopardy game. The sixes then toured a model home to apply what they learned in the Jeopardy game and practise evacuation procedures.
Many thanks to Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Dorsey for accompanying the class and helping us today :)
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Champions of the Trashless Classroom

Proudly displaying our Trashless trophy.
Proudly displaying our Trashless trophy.

For two weeks in a row, our class has won the title of Trashless Classroom. As we study reducing, reusing, and recycling we have been discussing how this can affect our everyday lives.
Once a week at our school we celebrate Trashless Thursday and the class with the least trash wins the Trashless Garbage Can Trophy.
Let’s see how long we can maintain our title!

Our first Personal Learning Day

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Personal Learning Day was a great day of learning a variety of subjects from making the ideal smoothie to frogs, Ottawa Senators, Great White Sharks and many topics inbetween. It was an exciting but quiet work day as everyone worked hard at gathering information and preparing their presentation.

Working on Computer presentations
Working on Computer presentations

Perfect Smoothie anyone?
Perfect Smoothie anyone?

I really get into the topic of Duct tape.
I really get into the topic of Duct tape.

A collage of presentations.
A collage of presentations.

Geometry

Some of our 3-D polygons we created from nets.
Some of our 3-D polygons we created from nets.

Geometry has the focus of the last few weeks as we measure angles, create nets, compare triangles and sort congruent and concave shapes. Students who need to review a lesson have the opportunity to watch video lesson reviews that are recorded in the upper right-hand corner of this website. These YouTube videos have proven very popular with people throughout the world as many people have left comments. Students are reminded that if they do miss a day that they can check and see if a video was produced for that missed lesson. Below is one example of the Geometry concepts we’ve covered.

Remembrance Day

Interpretive Dance
Interpretive Dance

November 11: A Day To Remember. During the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we paused as a school, to remember the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom. Grades 1-8 gathered in the gym for our annual Remembrance Day assembly in the presence of veterans, guests and interested parents. Our class contributed to the assembly by performing an Interpretive Dance to John Lennon’s, Imagine. All students also contributed paper-made poppies towards a class wreath that was carried to the front and set on display for all guests to see. Students finished our Remembrance Day posters and contributed to discussions and reflections on the meaning of the day and why it’s important.
Our class Remebance Day Wreath
Our class Remebance Day Wreath

Problem Solving Bellwork

This problem came from our book, "A Fish In A Tree"
This problem came from our book, “A Fish In A Tree”

Everyday we enter the classroom in the morning to a new problem that will get us focused and thinking for the beginning of the school day. Sometimes our problem will involve math problems, logic problems, science issues or sometimes just fun issues to solve. Can you solve our problem from Friday, November 6 that is posted here?

Our classroom is a window to the World!

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This week we experienced the excitement of Mystery Skyping a couple of classrooms in Delaware and Wyoming. As a class, we brainstormed some questions that would help us determine where another class is located and can be answered with either a yes or no answer. We then divide our class into four teams: 1) Communication team that will do all the talking with the other class; 2) A question team that will determine which questions need to be asked and in what order; 3) A map research team that listens to the answers the other class gives and uses our giant wall maps and atlases to determine where in the world the class could be; and 4) A Computer research team that utilizes the internet to try and figure out where the class is.
So far our class has a perfect record of determining where their class is before they can determine our location. This will be a fun and geographically educating activity that we will experience throughout the year.