Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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  :-)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Desert Island Dilemma

If you knew you would be stranded on a desert island for 1 year, which 5 objects would you bring with you? Keep in mind that there is NO electricity on the island! Choose you objects carefully and then explain your choices in a brief paragraph. 

Once you have completed your selections and posted your explanation, read and respond to at least 2 peers.

I look forward to reading your responses!  

Mr. Boettger  :-)  

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Exploring the Outdoors/Sporting Dreams

Hello my trusty Grade 7's!

This week's blog question came from me watching this 60 Minutes episode on Alex Honnold.  As I watched Alex climb, I couldn't figure out if he was crazy, brave or a little bit of both.  The one conclusion I did come to is that there is NO WAY I wouldn't even think about attempting it.  If you are interested in viewing the 60 minutes interview, it is found below.

The above video led to the next video on three extreme sports. Watch the video and then answer at least one of the following questions:

1. These athletes participate in some unique and extreme sports.  If you could undertake any sporting adventure, what would it be and why?  Remember, you can go anywhere and do anything!


2.  These extreme athletes explore nature, including mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, through their hobbies.  Imagine that you could explore anywhere in the world.  What kind of lands would you like to explore?  How would you like to explore them (e.g. on foot, by bike, via helicopter, etc)?  Don't forget to explain why you chose that kind of terrain and transportation.  

Here is this week's video:

 As always, I look forward to reading your responses!

 Mr. Boettger :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism

Don't forget to practice for your upcoming *surprise* quiz on Monday. If you are still a little confused on how to find the surface area of a rectangular prism, hopefully the video below will help. Don't forget to ask me any questions if you are stuck.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!

Mr. Boettger :-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to school!  I hope and trust that everyone had a fantastic holiday!  It's good to be back isn't it? :-)

Your blog question this week is a very simple one.  New year resolutions have always been a time for reflecting on the previous year and more importantly improving "who" you are for the upcoming year.  It's time to reflect on the changes you want to make for this upcoming year!

What are your new year resolutions and how are you going to make sure you are going to accomplish them?

As always, I look forward to hearing your answers!

Mr. Boettger  :-)