Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bike Safety Article

Here is a link to another news article on our bike safety day last week.

Simcoe bike article

Have a good night!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Check This Out!!

This past Thursday, we had an excellent bike safety day.  Here is an article from the Barrie Examiner in case you missed it:

Bike Safety Barrie Examiner

Enjoy the last week, remember tomorrow night (Tues.) is graduation night.  Congratulations to all of our graduates!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Don't forget that tomorrow is our Bike Safety day, running for grades K-5 from 9-12.  Don't forget your bike and your helmet!

Here are some websites on math transformations that we explored today.

Study Jams Transformations

Icy Slides, Flips, and Turns

Reflection, Rotation, Translation

Space Transformation

Robo Packer

BBC BItesize Transformations

As well don;t forget to practice on Prodigy.

Have a good night!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nine Days Left!!

We actually only have nine days left of school for this year!  Even as the students dream of beaches and sleeping in, we are keeping busy.  

Thursday the 18th is our Bike Safety Fair, and we hope all students can bring their bike and helmet.  The rain date is Friday the 19th.

We wrapped up our unit on probability today.  Here is a website to have fun with:

Have a good night!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Frogs and Ladders

Here is a link to the game we played today as we continue studying probability.  It is a little bit addictive, and even more so when you try the higher levels.  

Frogs and Ladders

Also, here are the instructions to game we played with one die and a piece of paper to keep track of our scores.  

Taking Your Chances

– regular die
– sheets of paper (1 per student)
– pencils

Here's how it goes:
• The teacher rolls the die 20 times. After each roll, students add the number indicated on the die to the total obtained in previous rolls. Students may use paper and pencil to help them keep track of their running total.
• If the teacher rolls a 1, students lose their accumulated total, and their score becomes 1. Students continue to add on from 1 in subsequent rolls of the die.
• At any point in the game, students may “freeze” their score by standing up. For example, if a student has achieved a score of 16, he or she may stop at 16 and stand up.
• After the teacher has rolled the die 20 times, the class determines which student has the highest score. Two or more students may have the same high score.

After playing the game a few times, ask questions, such as the following:
• “What strategy did you use to play the game? How did you decide when to freeze your score?”
• “Were you able to predict when a 1 would be rolled? Why or why not?”
• “How likely is it for a 1 to be rolled? Why?”
• “What are the chances that a 1 would be rolled? How do you know that the chances of rolling a 1 are 1 out of 6?”

The more players, the more fun this is!  It would make a great game for family game night.

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Lot of Sunshine

In English today, we worked on a media project using sound lyrics.  We listened to a couple of songs, and saw how videos and CD covers match the mood of the songs.  Here are the songs we listened to:

Students will be picking out a favourite song of their own, finding the lyrics, and creating a cd cover that matches the mood or message of the song they chose.

In math, we are continuing on with probability.  Here is a video lesson:

Have a good night!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Probability of a PA Day on Friday - Certain!

Please remember that tomorrow is a PA day, no school for the students!

We continued our study of probability today.  Here is a lesson, demonstration, and quiz to help your child to better understand the concepts.

Find Probability

If you looking for a good site for keeping skills up over the summer, here is one we have been using lately.  It has Language, Math, and other subjects.  There are games for learners from pre-school to grade five.  Check it out!

Turtle Diary

Have a good weekend!