Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It is an exciting time!

Hello students!

This is just a quick little note to tell you about some of the exciting things we have on tap.  Hold onto your hats!

Please note that there are a few new links on the side menu.  Get used to the "Edmodo" one and the "Wiki" one.  We are going to be focussing on those two quite heavily in the near future.

Edmodo is going to help me achieve my environmental goal of trying to use as little paper as possible this year.  So, you will be getting several online assignments in the near future.  I will give you some time to complete these assignments in class, but working on them at home is also a big bonus!  It has a built in calendar and a reminder tool for when your assignments are due.  So, no more excuses about forgetting when assignments are due!  ;-)

The second one that we are going to focus heavily on is our class "wiki".  Essentially what I would like to achieve here is two-fold.  I would like to create a class "online textbook" and I would like for you to create an online "portfolio".  So, let me know whenever you would like to add something to your portfolio.

I can't wait to start these (among others) new undertakings with you!  Let's put our swimming caps on and dive right in!

Mr. B  :-)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Online assignments

Welcome to your first online science and social studies assignment of the year! Here’s hoping everything goes smoothly!

Feel free to use any resource you would like to find the answer! Good luck!

Just click on the appropriate link:

Grade 5 "Human Body" assignment

Grade 5 "Ancient Greece" assignment

Grade 6 "Diversity of Living Things" assignment

Grade 6 "Aboriginal Peoples" assignment

Good luck!

Mr. B  :-)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new school year!  Hopefully you are as excited as me to get the year started!

Relax, take your shoes off and have a look around. :-)

Hopefully as the year progresses, this site will as well.

See you on Tuesday!

Mr. Boettger :-)

Monday, June 7, 2010

First online science assignment!

Welcome to your first online science assignment Grade 5's! Here's hoping everything goes smoothly!

Feel free to use any resource you would like to find the answer! Good luck!

Just click on the following link:

Grade 5 Science Test

Monday, May 3, 2010

What's your dream?

We have been learning about how to be "active citizens" in class and hopefully if I get one thing across to you, it is how to be a "good" person and that you can do whatever you would like to do in your life.  Never listen to anyone who puts you down and  remember that no matter how big or small, YOU can make a difference in this world.

Martin Luther King did just that.  He had a dream and I want you to come up with a dream.  Dream big!!  If there is one thing you could do in this world to change it, what would it be?  Be creative.

You must answer this post using "wallwisher" (see below).  It is basically an online notice board creator.  You have to create a "sticky" note and post it to the board.  I would like you to include some text about what your dream for this world would be, as well as a picture that represents your dream.  However, you can  be creative by adding video, audio, websites, slideshows etc.  Feel free to  add as many "stickies" as you would like and have fun being creative!

I put up an example to get the ball rolling.

I look forward to reading all of your responses. :-)

Don't forget to use your school username and not your real name!

Mr. Boettger :-)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Global Connections Treasure Hunt!

Hello class!

Sorry it has taken me so long to write this blog!  However, we are back on track and it is good to be back!  :-)

The Global Connections Treasure Hunt has begun (thanks to the "Active Citizens Today" kit). You, as a Global Connections Detective, have one week to find all the global connections in your home. Presently we have 27 push pins on our world map.  Let's see how many more we can add!  Using  the following categories (food, clothing, furniture, music, t.v. shows, books/magazines, kitchen equipment/appliances, pictures, radio/computer/t.v., toys/games, or other), find at least 10 things in your house from another country and then write here at least TWO of your most surprising finds.  Go for 15, go for 20.  Go crazy finding all the Global Connections in your home.  Look at labels on food, packages, clothing and other products. Some things will be  a bit trickier (like furniture and appliances) so you might have to ask someone else  in your family. You can have more than one item under each category, but aim to find items from at least 5 different categories. Have fun going global in your home!

Your second task this week is to tell me whether or not you achieved your December goal(s)!

So, to summarize:

1.  Tell me at least TWO of your most surprising finds with respect to the treasure hunt.

2.  Tell me whether or not you achieved your goal(s) for December.  If you didn't, please elaborate and tell me why.

Have fun and as always, I can't wait to read your responses!

Mr. Boettger  :-)