From the catacombs of Ancient Greece and Medieval Times – video from the class of 2010-11 on Greek temples and medieval castles

By , October 26, 2011 11:39 am

Summarizing Text

By , October 25, 2011 4:58 pm

We have been discussing summary of non-fiction text and the criteria for a gist statement. In class, we created an anchor chart that outlines what a summary and gist statement is:

Summary of Text

  • can be called a synopsis or recap
  • shorter version of of the original
  • simple highlights from the original text
  • written with a gist statement

Gist Statement should be:

  • about the main idea
  • written in a simple sentence
  • sum up all the important details

Fall art with lines and patterns

By , October 21, 2011 10:06 am

Students in our class created works of art that used lines and patterns with the theme of fall.

Learning Goal: we will create works of art that use lines and patterns and fill a template to enhance mood and feeling.

Success Criteria:

  1. Create patterns using different lines
  2. Shade where possible
  3. Enhance image by showing very little white
  4. All areas of the leaf must be complete with different and multiple designs















By , October 17, 2011 2:06 pm

In class, our students have been talking about biographies. We have discussed biographies of David Suzuki, Greg Kielburger, and Steve Nash.













Ontario Student Vote Election 2011

By , October 4, 2011 10:03 pm





On October 4th, 2011, students in 4/5 V participated in the Student Vote election to determine the winning candidate for Prince-Edward Hastings. The vote gave students an opportunity to participate in the electoral process in an authentic and realistic experience. 

Question: After particpating in the Student Vote, what are your thoughts and feelings about the experience? What did you like? Dislike? What can we do to improve  the voting experience for students in the next election? Explain. After posting your comments, comment on two other posts from students in your class.

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