Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Discovery Atlas: Japan Revealed

In follow up to your Social Studies reading in Outlooks 6 watch this video about Japan (52 minutes long) click here

Daily Outline

Walk with Oreo Math - Learning about Banks and how to write Cheques Social Studies - Snapshot of Japan and Discovery Atlas Video | Canada's Physical Regions Worksheet Writing - Journal entry 'Kinsmen Christmas Party' Language Arts: Spelling Week 10 pages 56 57 58 59 --------------------------------------------------- Finish Reading your NOVEL :)

Monday, December 2, 2013


Watch the video  'Use a Microscope' on Discovery Streaming

Watch the Brain Pop video about Microscopes 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Math Drill

58 seconds


Math lessons 63
Chapter 9 quiz

Language Arts 6 - Compound Sentences

Pages 11 12 13 14

Page 12
Study Compound Sentences
Circle the conjunction. Underline the complete subject once and the complete predicate twice in EACH PART.


Page 13
Create Compound Sentences
Use conjunctions to combine each sentence into a compound sentence insert a comma where needed.
4/6 (capitalization errors in two answers)

Page 14
Simple or Compound?

Sometimes conjunctions appear in simple sentences. Identify the sentences as either simple or compound

Health - Body Language


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Environmental Activism

Write in your journal and share your thoughts on why the world needs environmental activists.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Video - Introducing the Cell

Introducing the Cell
"All living things are alike in fundamental ways. One way is how they are all composed of cells. In this video, students will understand that the cells are the basic unit of life, be able to name and describe several single-celled organisms, be able to name basic cell parts, be able to describe the differences between animal and plant cells, and will learn that similar cells group together to form tissue."

Click Here

  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > 2.1 - demonstrate the appropriate use of tools to examine living things that cannot be seen with the naked eye Grade(s) 6-8 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > 2.1 - describe the basic structure and functions of the human respiratory, digestive, circulatory, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems Grade(s) 3-5 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > 2.2 - explain how the different body systems are interconnected Grade(s) 3-5 Science >
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > 4.3 - explain why air, water, and soil are important for living things Grade(s) K-2 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B1 - analyse the functional inter-relationships of cell structures Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B1 - explain the process of cell division Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  •  British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B10 - explain why cells divide when they reach a particular surface area-to-volume ratio Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B11 - analyse the roles of enzymes in biochemical reactions Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B2 - relate the main features and properties of cells to their functions Grade(s) 6-8 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B3 - explain the relationship between cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems Grade(s) 6-8 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > B9 - analyse the structure and function of the cell membrane Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > C11 - analyse the transmission of nerve impulses Grade(s) 9-12 Science > 
  • British Columbia Learning Outcomes > C12 - analyse the functional inter-relationships of the divisions of the nervous system Grade(s) 9-12


Math drill - 6X   10/10  1min 18 sec 

Science 2.4 How scientists Classify Living Things

Read pages 27 28 29 of your Science Probe 6 text and complete vocabulary words for the section.

Faith - Risks and Rescue Romans 16 1-7

1) cut out and glue devotional in writing book.
2) locate and read the scripture
3) read the scripture aloud
4) read the devotional
5) discuss the scripture
6) write down your thoughts


Sorry - blogger won't upload photos so you will have to click this boring text link to watch your video

Monday, November 25, 2013

Art - Let it snow

making snow

Some finished snow

laminated and wire added ... 

Science - Healing with Plants

Read the article on page 26 of your science Probe 6 Text.
Explain what it is about to your 'teacher'.
Create a two questions 'TEST' for your classmate on the content of the article.



1) What plant grows in Williams Lake?
2) What plant root can be brewed in a tea to help stomach aches?

Friday, November 22, 2013


20 minutes

Gaim AM Yoga  - Standing Poses

Daily dose of current events

Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other

Click here to read the story 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Diligence


Internationally acclaimed violinist Midori believes that focused, diligent practice is the key to performance. While playing a rigorous schedule of 90 concerts a year, she still practices an average of 5 or 6 hours a day. Jane Ammeson, in NWA WorldTraveler magazine, quoted Midori as saying: “I have to practice for my job and I practice every day. . . . It’s not really the hours, but the quality of the work that needs to be done. I see with students, that they play and they call it practice, but they are not listening and not watching. If you have your textbook open, it doesn’t mean that you are studying.”

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Journey by Naome

DW reciting a poem titled 'The Journey' written by Naome 2005 (this is the only infor we could find on the author)   Listen

DW's interpretation of this poem:
"This poem is about the journey of life and how poor choices can affect your future."

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book report Tips from Brain Pop

Watch the video on book reports at Brain Pop  Click Here 

Discover Japan

Discover Japan  click here


Multiplication Drills

Play some of these drills for 20 minutes - focus on 6 times tables and 7 times tables if they offer you a choice.

Places and People

Watch this short New Zealand Video  click here

Watch this short Video about Japan  click here

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Daily Outline

Walk (30 min)
Math Lesson 50
Reading - The Beyonders
Spelling Practise

REMEMBRANCE DAY Research and poster project


Use the following links and Google to locate information about those in your Family who are Veterans and create information posters...

Interestingly enough, My Grandfathers name is John Waddington, and my Great Grandfather, and my Great Great Grandfather and my Great Great Great Grandfathers. My last name isn't Waddington but my middle names are 'William JOHN' after my grandfathers .

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Check out a week of food in different countries

Write about what you see in your daily writing book.

The Animal Kingdom

Watch this video click here

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Map Skills - Using an Atlas

Use the Gazetteer to locate Nepal in your Atlas.
Add two cities to your map of Nepal.
Colour your map Green.

Health Activities

Pages 17, 18, 19

The Four Food Groups
The Four Food Groups and you (listing your favourites)
A Healthy Eating Survey

How Could your Eating habits improve:
More grilled asparagus, healthy sandwiches, more broccoli, kale, and spinach, a little more protien (steak and pork), and a healthy snack every day (like eggs).

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Watch this video from Stop Bullying  Click Here  Caine Smith's Story

Eastern Europe - Poland

Poland, Krakow's Baroque past, Warsaws renaissance, and the powerful lessons of Auschwitz.

Sword of the Rightfu King

Character Discussions:

Identify the Protagonist and Antagonist, create a lapbook page for each.

How does Author show he has the fruit of the spirit? Why does this draw people to care for him.

See Faith Post

Galatians 5:22-23

but the fruit of the spirit is love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness and self control. against such thin there is no law.

typed by:  DW

Friday, October 4, 2013

Library Trip

1) Next Novel Study:
Sword of the Rightfu King
Jane Yolen (requested)

2) The Beyonders - Seeds of Rebellion - Brandon Mull

3) DVD Schindlers List (follow up to last Novel Study - The Boy Who Dared)

4) Rick Steves Europe - Germany &Scandanavia   - Austria & The Alps  - Eastern Europe  (study of Europen Geography and last novel study The Boy Who Dared)

Daily Activity

An hour at the barn


Mutliplication Table
Lessons 31 &32


1.4 Living Things Are Diverse

Read pages 12-13 and take notes in your notebook then complete the Check your understanding.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Daily Activity





Multiplication Tables

From September 26th to October 1
Completed one Multiplication Table each day

Social Studies -

Read the instructions(out loud) for the activity outlined on page  of your Social Studies text book. This activity will be completed tomorrow.

Current Events- CBC Radio

Today we listened to CBC Radio's the Current
Some things we heard and talked about:

What's happening in North Korea ?

What is Obama Care ?

How finding voters has changed for Canadian Politicians - is marketing part of getting votes in Canada?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Make a Choice

Novels - Reading The Beyonders

Completed the book: The Beyonders - A world without heroes and four reading summery sheets.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Winning Rocks

The other day I won a door prize from Animal Ark (a Port Alberni Pet Store). I entered the prize at the pet stores customer appreciation day. There was free cupcakes and coffee.

They have a Siamese fighting fish in a Garfield fish tank that is legit. Also there were dear antlers for sale for dogs to chew on.

We didn't get to have hotdogs that the Army Cadets were cooking as we showed up to early.

The owner called me yesterday to tell me I won and to pick up my prize. There was a Tshirt and lots of treats for my dog, Oreo.

Health - eating like a Pro

Listen to these three articles about Eating Like  a Pro

The New York Giants - Eating for performance 

The Pittsburgh Steelers: Eating Right at Training Camp

Tony Gonzalez: Fueling Up With Healthy Food

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Daily Activity

Walking at the quay


Page 13
Just Say No

The Boy Who Dared

Today we finished up our Boy Who dared lap book by adding information about the Third Reich, a few vocabulary words, and then reviewed the Time Line.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Math - Money Sense Budgeting your money

Completed a lesson on budgeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Social Studies - Wants versus Needs

Read pages 15-20 of your outlooks text book and do the need/wants activity on the white board

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Health Activities

Pages 6-9
Changes or Milestones in your life
Circle of People in your life
Getting Along with Others
Brain Stretch: Getting along with others

Monday, September 16, 2013

Europe - 5 countries in both Europe and Asia

5 countries located in BOTH Europe and ASIA

How to pronounce - Azerbaijan  Click here

Identify these countries on your map and colour them red/magenta 

The Boy Who Dared - Character Traits

Reviewing characters and discussing character traits.

Using  a thesaurus, synonyms, adjectives

Using Wikipedia - Research the United Nations

Let's learn how Wikipedia can help you research your school projects.

What is Wikepedia? It is a FREE online encyclopedia that allows others to contribute and create content.

Check out the Wikipedia page for the United Nations  Click Here

Language Arts: Learning to research for projects 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Boy Who Dared - Digging Deeper

The words DW selected from the novel The Boy Who Dared to learn a bit more about:

1) Beethoven, page 12
2) Chancellor, page 12
3) Swastika, page 13
4) Reichstag, page 25
5) Mormon, page 26
6) Peers, page 27
7) Narrator, page 34
8) Determine, page 36
9) Mustachioed, page 38
10) Noncommissioned, page 39
11) Sachsenstrasse, page 74
12) Necessary, page 108


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daily Activity

2 hours of Barn chores, grooming, and moving poles at the barn today...

Science Living Things

Read  pages 0-3 of Science Probe 6

Create your own 'web chart' with information about what you already know about living things.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Canadian Health Activities

Pages 4 & 5

Student Interview

A Time Line of Important  Events in My life


A child can make a difference


Social Studies: Glabal Citizenships

Choose one right or responsibility that you think is important for global citizens.... 

Discuss how organizations such as charities make a difference in the world.... 


Charities help those in need by donating money, food, medicine, and time to make a difference for a person, people, or cause.

Some charities/societies I know about are: 
Horse rescues, I volunteered at Hearts and Hooves, and donated money to J&M.
Cancer Society
Our local food bank
Free the children
Community Living Association

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013