Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Role Models

Many athletes and celebrities fall into the category of role models, regardless if they choose to be or not and I find this to be an extremely interesting topic.  Watch the Lebron James commercial below and answer the following questions:

1. Do you think that celebrities/athletes make good role models?
2. Do you look up to any celebrities/athletes?  If so, tell me why.  If not, tell me why.  :-)
3. Do you think they should assume the responsibility of acting as a role model to young kids, regardless if they want to or not?

*cough..cough*  Don't forget to put the question in your answer! :-)

Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers and reply thoughtfully to at least two other students.  Compliment strong points, make connections, ask questions and build on ideas shared!

Mr. Boettger  :-)

- I am really looking forward to reading your responses and opinions on this one.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Ideal Human Being

Your task this week is to write a description of the ideal human being. The individual with the finest set of attributes (personality traits), attitudes, life aspirations, and personal values. When you have completed that, compare that "ideal" human being to you. What do you have in common? What are you still working on?

Remember the rules for posting information to the web:

- NEVER post any personal information and use only first names, please.
- Put the question in your answer and always write using full sentences.
- Proofread your work (watch your spelling and grammar) before you post it.
- Keep it appropriate for school.
- Have fun and be creative!

As always, I am looking forward to reading your answers!

Mr. Boettger  :-)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Geography Introduction Quiz

Welcome to your next online assignment Grade 7s!

Feel free to use any resource you would like to find the answer.  However, you must work by yourself.  Take your time and read the questions carefully.  I want to try and eliminate all silly mistakes. :-)

I've tried to make things a little easier by embedded the quiz right into the blog.  However, if you would like to see a full-screen version, just click this link.

Good luck!

Mr. Boettger  :-) 

Friday, March 2, 2018

This Week's Blogging Task


Hello, my trusty grade 7s!

You have three blogging tasks this week:

1. If you haven't finished any of your previous blogs - that should be your first priority.

2. Complete this week's blog question: If you could have dinner with three famous people (and I am using the term "famous" pretty loosely here) dead or alive, who would they be and why? What restaurant would you take them to? Make sure you develop your answer before you publish to the web.

It could be a scientist that you've read about, a humanitarian, an obscure musician, or a little-known poet. Do some research and put a lot of thought into this. I am really curious to know who you come up with and I can't wait to read your responses.

Don't forget to include pictures and perhaps a good video if you come across one.

3. Your final task this week is to comment on at least five (5) different student's blogs.

Mr. Boettger

Monday, February 26, 2018

British North America Online Quiz

Same routine as usual.  Feel free to use any resource you would like.  Read the questions carefully and good luck!

Click here for the full-screen version.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nick Foles

Photo courtesy: https://goo.gl/UVzUCr

Article/idea courtesy of Larry Ferlazzo

Nick Foles is a Superbowl MVP and champion. Check out this meaningful quote from the Eagles quarterback:

“I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail,” Foles said. “In our society today, with Instagram and Twitter, it’s a highlight. It’s all the good things. When you look at it, you have a bad day, you think your life isn’t as good, you’re failing. Failure is a part of life. It’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes. We all are human. We all have weaknesses. Just being able to share that and be transparent.

“I know when people speak and share their weaknesses, I listen. Because I can (relate). I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. We might be in the NFL and we might have just won the Super Bowl, but we all have daily struggles…. I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that it’s an opportunity for your character to grow.”

Answer the following questions:

1. What does Nick Foles say about failure?
2. What does he say about comparing yourself to others?
3. Can you relate to this message? Provide me with a school appropriate example of where you have "fallen" and then got back up.
4. To what extent do you agree with what he or she is saying? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

Here is the video of him actually saying it:

Here are a few 2017 highlights from Nick Foles:

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Fun Theory

The Fun Theory is a Volkswagen initiative and it is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. What do you think?

Watch the following videos and then answer this week's blog question:

Find the fun:

Now it's your turn to try the fun theory. Choose a task that is typically boring and make it fun! Describe why your game or "angle" on the chore is more entertaining.

Good luck!

Mr. Boettger :-)