Finally home…Happy Holidays!

By , December 23, 2011 9:04 pm

Hello students of Mr. Vella’s class. We had a great time on our vacation. We saw many great sites. Here are a few pictures of our return home. See you in 2011. May the force be with you! Yoda.










The Twits by Roald Dahl

By , December 22, 2011 2:04 pm

In class, our students read The Twits. We deconstructed the book and discussed cause and effect. Please read our comments.

Our thoughts about The Panto of the Opera

By , December 22, 2011 2:01 pm

On December 16, our class had the pleasure to view the Panto of the Opera at the Empire Theatre in Belleville. Please read our comments!

Greetings from the Mediterranean and Africa

By , December 22, 2011 12:15 pm

Hello students of Mr. Vella’s class. It has been  a very long day. My Jedi senses are not doing well due to our long travels. Here are some pictures that we have taken during our vacation in Rome, Greece and Malta. Hope you enjoy them. In our travels, we have lots Mr Blue Robot. We think he got lost in the mountains of Nepal. May the force be with you! Thanks for your comment Allison. Yoda.


























Greetings younglings!

By , December 21, 2011 10:05 am

Greetings students of Mr. Vella’s class. Thank-you for allowing us the opportunity to travel around the world. Your planet is very nice with lots to see. Travelling by airplane was very long and tiring. We sure miss our spaceships that can travel with light speed. May the force be with you!

P.S. (See you on Friday)










Measuring Geometric Shapes with Standard Units

By , December 20, 2011 1:24 pm

Learning Goal: we will use standard units (with a protractor) to measure the angles of a geometric shape and identify attributes and properties.

Measuring Angles with Non Standard Units

By , December 13, 2011 1:29 pm

Learning Goal: We will identify angles using non standard units and compare them to the bench mark of 90 degrees.


Place Mat Activity – Geometry

By , December 12, 2011 1:24 pm

Task: with your anchor chart in your assigned corner, write down what you know about geometry.
Consolidation: discuss with your group and share your ideas. Write down 3 points from you groups thinking in the middle of your anchor chart.
Consolidation Again: Write down one main point that your group feels very strong about.

Class Thinking: Here is a list of important points/facts about geometry that our class believes:

  • Geometry is about dividing shapes and making them equal when they are solid
  • Geometry is about shapes and lines, angles and solids and the base of the shape
  • Geometry is about strategies and terms ie. angles, points, corners and sides of a shape
  • Geometry is about 2D and 3D shapes and how they can be used on structures


Words to Describe Patterning by Students in Our Class

By , December 12, 2011 11:12 am

Cause and Effect VoiceThread

By , December 12, 2011 9:42 am

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