Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!!

We are dressed up like my parents in the 70's!  Well Mr. Lemay as himself in the 70's!!  HA!!


Non-Newtonian Fluid - GOO!

Today I taught a lesson about the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses.  I also told them about something in between called non-Newtonian fluids.  Basically a solid with liquid properties.  Cornstarch and water.

Learn about it with Steve Spangler Science on Ellen here.

Also see a connection with The Big Bang Theory

Sorry if it is messy but it is so fun to try at home.  Perfect goo for Halloween!






Monday, October 29, 2012

TRIVIA 3!

Qu'est-ce que ce bonbon est appelé?



Saturday, October 27, 2012

TRIVIA!!

Une réconpense si tu peut me dire que répresente ce drapeau?

VIVE LA POUTINE!

Mmmmmmm!  Poutine.  No trivia here.  Just bragging




Montréal

Une récompense si tu peut nommer cet édifice.





Monday, October 22, 2012

Je Ne Comprends Rien

This is HILARIOUS!!!  Perfect for the non-French parents of our FI kids!!  Hang in there.  FI is worth it!!


(I dont understand anything)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cyber Bullying

In light of the sad events of the past week centering around bullying in schools and internet safety I have been thinking a lot about what I can do as a teacher to make a difference.  Words are weapons and we so often throw them around thoughtlessly.   Despite the benefits to all of our technology there are also many dangers online and I feel our students should be armed to make good choices.  So how can we help?  I am going to be talking to my health classes about internet safety and cyber bullying.  I'm hoping to start some discussions and find out what the kids know and where we can fill in the gaps.  I will be using some resources I found here:  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Maybe it is something you want to talk to your kids about too.  Here is a great resource I found for parents. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education

Just so you know as far as I can tell all of my students have been very responsible online at school and we do our best to keep them that way with various filters and security measures in place.  I also want to add a disclaimer that I think our students are a WONDERFUL group of kids and do their best to treat each other with respect and kindness.  Anything outside of this that I am aware of I promise to deal with promptly.  Please let me know anytime there is an issue and I will do my best to help.  Outside of that I think an ounce of prevention and a dash of support never hurts.



More zoo fun!





Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

A few pics from our day so far.








Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving TRIVIA!!!


Here is a picture of my son, Aidan, and I in the bush taking a break from our quad ride. We are at the lake for our family Thanksgiving weekend.  

So here is the trivia.  What kind of tree are we in front of?  The yellow needled tree.


 


Friday, October 5, 2012

My Hero!

Check out a blog I have made for my brother, Larry Green, who is a gold-medal athlete for the Special Olympics Canada Alpine Ski Team!  He is going to Korea in January for the WORLD S.O. GAMES!!  I'm hoping to have him come and talk to my health 7 & 4 classes about following your dreams and working hard to reach your goals before he goes to Korea.  Please visit the blog and you can even post comments to cheer him on!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cell posters

The grade 8s made these beautiful posters of plant and animal cells for science class last week.  They are beautiful!




Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Diffusion

Today the grade 8s learnt about diffusion and osmosis and we did a little demo to show how particles diffuse differently in hot and cold water.  COOL!!

A variation of this you can try at home is http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/quick/eric/diffusion.html 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Owl labs are done!


We are finally down the owl pellet labs and they are AWESOME!! Good work everyone!