Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our New Blog

Hi SPH Students and Others,
I have just started my new blog for Grade 5 at Sinarmas World Academy. You can see it here - http// 
Please go and watch our first video about the Coke Mentos Explosion. The students will create their own blogs this week. Leave a comment. BTW our current UOI is about Body Systems.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sinarmas World Academy

Hello there everyone!

Here is a slideshow that I made of photos that I took of Sinarmas World Academy. Wow! Words can't describe it. It is like being in a resort not a school. I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of this amazing 21st Century learning space. I will coordinate the use of technology in the school and also teach the Grade 5 class. That's great because the laptop program begins in Grade 5 and I have always wanted to be able to use laptops as a learning tool. Grade 5 is the last year level in PYP so we will do the Exhibition as well!

My partner teacher is Hugo and he is so talented. He was the Vice-Principal of Sekolah Tunas Muda! He has so many ideas and is already planning for the UOIs.

Just look at the beautiful buildings! People are asking me to show a photo of the computer lab ... Well it's very, very, very BIG! If you watch the slideshow you will see it. Do you understand? The whole school is a 'computer lab'. Get it? The whole campus is Wifi so I can teach computers anywhere on the grounds - even in the garden. You see every student from Grade 5 - 12 has a Macbook and every teacher has a Macbook. The younger grades share a set of Macbooks of one set between four classes. That means that they can use them everyday.

I think that my favorite corner will be the Koi pond, or the Topeng Cafe or the Lotus Lounge ... Hmmmmm

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Indosat Broadband

I have finally gone mobile. I just got an Indosat mobile modem for my Macbook. It sure is fast! Now I can study online and have a creambath at the same time!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Word Clouds for Reflection

Hi Grade 5 or should I say Grade 6! If you are looking for a new tool to use try this one. Here is a word cloud that I made using this online tool from

Friday, June 13, 2008

What will schools be like in 100 years?

Here is the VoiceThread from the E3 New Zealand blog. You can see your comments here Grade 5!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Farewell Grade 5

Goodbye Grade 5. I have enjoyed teaching you so much. Please comment on this post. You were my first class and my last class at SPH.

Farewell Grade 5

The Digital Baby

Here is a video of John the Digital Baby. Look at how well he can use the Mac.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Comment on the New Zealand Blog Please.

Schooling in the Future

What will it be like? Here is what Microsoft says:

Learning 2020 – Innovative, Creative, Collaborative Workforce
Let’s imagine where technology will be in 20 years to help us set a vision for taking advantage of this new power for education. Such an exercise will allow us to visualize a roadmap for getting there.

It Begins at Birth – Intelligent Toys
In 2020, toys begin capturing children’s learning experiences by using embedded technology that records information about the child’s habits, preferences and progress to provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s development.

Kindergarten 2020 Scenario
Alizka wakes up this morning excited about what the day will bring. Today, she gets to meet with her discovery group. This group of students has been pre-selected through learning traits collected by toys that she used prior to entering kindergarten and shared with the school upon enrollment. The group has similar interests and meets 3 days a week. Today, they are going on a virtual safari to Africa.

Alizka likes animals a great deal and the group is going to experience how elephant families are similar to her own. Upon entering the virtual safari, she immediately experiences the size and weight of the elephants as they are presented in a 3-D environment where she feels as if she could reach out and touch them. During the safari,
the virtual mentor points out how elephants are similar to our families and how important the mother is to the survival of the babies. Alizka gets to name one of the baby elephants and she and her teacher send a message to her mom telling her of Alizka’s new friend.

During the day, Alizka demonstrated two acts of kindness towards another student. She received a personalized award at the end of the day. A copy of the award was immediately forwarded to her parents. Her dad, while traveling, received notice on his cell phone that Alizka was recognized in school and calls up a video interface to share his excitement with her. When Alizka arrives home she finds balloons waiting complete with her mother’s outstretched arms.

High School 2020 Scenario
Eddy’s day starts when his Internet earring goes off at 6:30 with his favorite music playing. He wakes up, and sees his schedule for the day on his wall screen. He notices that he has early lunch today so he makes sure to bring a snack along with him. After getting ready, Eddy returns to grab his learning tablet and notices that he has received a bus alert with an exact GPS location. His bus is running 15 minutes late so he has some extra time to get ready. He tells his virtual mentor to identify his daily learning packet that he has received from school which contains all of his work projects, meetings and notes for the day. They are read to Eddy via voice in his earring.

Eddy has team deliverables due to be presented in his first class period. He will review the presentation with his team through his two way video tablet on the way to school. He compares his schedule to his teacher’s schedule and picks a time he can log in for the remote meeting for a 1 on 1. His calendar is automatically updated with the new appointment and a message is sent to all the team members, including the teacher.
Eddy’s virtual mentor checks the bus online and announces to Eddy that it is just turning down his street. He gathers his tablet and his gym bag and heads out the door.

Upon entering the bus, Eddy’s clothes scan his student number and the school is immediately notified that he has made the bus and will be conferencing in en route. Eddy arrives to school 15 minutes late, but has been in constant communication with his team going over last minute details for the presentation and they’re good to go. His music comes up and he listens to his favorite song as he walks across campus. He arrives and
joins the project team who are reviewing details about the Persian Gulf War that are relevant to Eddy’s school mates in Egypt on this project. Eddy reviews a vision of the history of the discussion and watches as personalized information puts the discussion into context for him. A set of questions are automatically configured for him to review and a green light goes on indicating it’s his turn to engage.

An alert appears on his tablet right before the end of the period, reminding him that he is to meet his science team outside today. Today in science, Eddy is completing his personalized learning project. This project was designed especially for Eddy’s learning style and allows him to use an observation-based instructional process. While outside, Eddy works on the effects of light on plants, using his virtual biosphere to experiment. He collects real-time data from various laboratories throughout the world, helping him
manage his unique ecosystem. 

He begins a dialogue with plant specialists whom he encountered over the Internet. The software recognizes that Eddy struggles with some terminology as his interaction rate seems too low. His questions don’t seem to map directly to the content. His virtual mentor immediately provides support resources and appears on his screen ready to show and tell. The virtual mentor asks Eddy some questions and explains some of the concepts
that he is having trouble with. After finishing the tutoring session, Eddy submits his project for team review again and receives an A, the standard grade of all high school students.

Eddy heads to the cafeteria where he picks up his pre-ordered lunch and debits his student account. After lunch, Eddy has 3 more projects to check in on and then a free period. During his free period, Eddy has signed up to learn Chinese from a school in Beijing. Eddy signs in to the course and begins talking to his classmates via embedded cameras and a virtual interface for picking objects up. Students walk through the video/virtual city talking and discussing the environment around them. When Eddy doesn’t pronounce his words right, a voice monitor appears and shows Eddy the right lip and tongue movements. He repeats and one of his virtual classmates tells him “most excellent”.

After school is over, Eddy has basketball practice. Eddy’s basketball is hooked to sensors that monitor the pressure on the ball, his trajectory and his travel speed before he makes a shot. During his bench time, his video glasses show him professionals making shots and highlights past games that he has played that he reviews during his next warm up. Eddy receives an alert that his mother has to work late today and that she’s arranged for Eddy to go home with another mom, whose virtual mentor leaves Eddy a message, a picture of the car, and a time she’ll meet him at a GPS designated location. Eddy arrives home after practice and calls his girlfriend. His snack is awaiting him in the refrigerator, calories, carbs and protein all listed in his personal health indicator. Eddy spends the rest of his event going over movie reviews with his girlfriend for their weekend date.

This came from this resource:

Schools of the Future

Here is a fun challenge that I have for you on the second last day of Grade 5. Answer this Voicethread.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants

Today I went to a very interesting seminar about 21st Century learning at Sinarmas World School. The speaker, Toh Yee Choon from Apple, Singapore spoke about the differences between the two groups of the Digital Natives and the Digital Immigrants. You might know that Digital Natives have grown up in this Digital era surrounded by and using digital technology. The Digital Immigrants are the adults that grew up before the Digital era. This group are most of the teachers at school. I am a Digital Immigrant.

Anyway, you can try this out. Here is a fun example, this site has the famous mosquito ring tone. This tone can only be heard by the younger generation - Digital Natives. SOME adults can hear it but not many. I can hear it initially but then it fades. 

At most schools you must turn your HP off so teenagers around the world are using this as a ring tone so the teacher won't know when a student's phone rings. Maybe you should try it - he he he.

Learning to Change

This video is very interesting. It is about the needs of 21st century education. This is what I believe in and what I will be going to. It is what I have been learning about in my Masters.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

John and Cahaya

Here is John with his best friend. Aren't they cute?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fragile Environment Report due May 26th

Hi Grade 5,
Here is the checklist for your Fragile Environment report. There are a total of 5 marks per section.

Fragile Environment Report

Maximum 5 points for each
  • 300 words
  • Knowledge – 10 facts about why it is an fragile environment
  • Has chosen an Indonesian environment
  • Definition of a fragile environment

  • Uses at least 3 resources 
  • Has recorded a Bibliography properly
  • Has written in own words

  • Writes in complete sentences
  • Uses paragraphs
  • Correct spelling
  • Punctuation

  • Pictures
  • Has included photos, graphs or diagrams that support the report. 
  • Has described the graphics so that the reader understands them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our One Day Adventure!

Here are a few pictures from our wonderful waterfall walk. The Grade 5 went to visit this area to learn more about fragile environments. We learned that there used to be a huge forest here but the trees were cut down by illegal loggers and the remaining ones died due to the change in the environment. The walk to the waterfall was a bit of a challenge but we were really happy to see an eagle flying above the mountain.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

UN World Map for MDG Monitor

Indonesia's Efforts to meet the goals Indonesia MGD
Environmental Sustainability Map

United Nations Goals

Consider each one of these as you write your speech about your country. Remember, you are applying to become a member of this organization.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lizard on a Fork

Here is a video of the baby owl having dinner. We caught a cicak and my nanny put it on a fork because it kept running away. Owls will only eat living things. It has eaten a spider, frog, cicaks and cockroaches so far.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Baby Owl

Here is a picture of the baby owl that fell out of a tree into my backyard. Can you help me to find out about this owl? What kind of owl is it? What does it eat? How can I mend its broken wing?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

ANPS Seminar

Thank you to all the participants who joined my workshops at the recent seminar for National Plus schools at Sekolah Tiara Bangsa. Here is my presentation as promised. I converted the Keynote into JPEG images and then uploaded them to VoiceThread. Please leave a comment on any slide you wish. This will give you a chance to tr out this amazing webtool and at least do a tiny part of what I would have done had the Internet connections been working. Grade 5 students are invited to comment too.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Dreamworld Exhibition will be on Monday, 5th May.
Today we got many great ideas of how to make the exhibition more interactive:
We will invite classes using an airline ticket
Two pilots and a flight attendant will pick up the class to 'fly' them to the Grade 5 classroom.
There will be a security check on arrival to Dreamworld
All tourists will be issued a passport and a united like to Euro-dollar currency to be spent
They will be asked to view the world map
Each country will make a short promotion using a jingle.
All visitors will move around the exhibition getting stamps in their passport and sign the visitor books.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Well done Grade 5 for getting 2nd place in the Choral Reading Competition and the Door Design Competition! It feels good to be recognized for hard work, doesn't it?

I know that you are very talented and personally the trophy was not important to me. What I thought was important was that you performed professionally and really connected with the audience. Hearing the audience and watching their reaction was so exciting for me.

You have tasted success Grade 5 and you know that it comes from hard work and being able to commit to the task. Don't forget to thank God in your prayers.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Our Internet Rules

Please sign in and leave a comment. You can use an avatar for your picture.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Some of the Grade 5 Mottos

Raymond "Discipline, never give up, don't look anywhere, look forward to God"
Alizka "We save, we love, we care"
Marchell "Have friendship, have faith"
Amanda "Put your faith in God"
Hansen "Have no fear, because God is near"
Desiree "Earth, faith and God"
Andrew "Where ever you go, God will always protect you"
Kevin "Don't look back just look to God"
Brodie "Be close to God"
Mandy "Faith, honesty and bravery"
Michelle "We're together as one"
Jennifer "Protection, faith and cooperation"

Motto Maker

Here is a motto maker to make your motto in latin.
Some motto examples from America
Many different mottos and shields

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Rhyme Machine

HI Grade 5,
This week in English we will write a national anthem for your country. Think about what you want to include. I have some tools to help you. We will do this on Thursday.

An online rhyme machine
You can use it to help write your Dreamworld's anthem.

In rhyming poems, you usually only need to rhyme the last word of each line. In other words, you don't need to make as many rhymes as possible. Don't write the fat cat with the hat sat with the bat on the mat and that was that. Instead try rhyming just the last word of each line, like this:

My family has a cat.
He's really, really fat.
He sat on daddy's hat.
Now daddy's hat is flat.
In fact, you don't even have to rhyme the last word of every line. The easiest way to write a rhyming poem is to rhyme the last word of every other line, like this:

Hercules avoided
baths and showers all week long.
Though it left him awfully dirty,
no one ever smelled so strong!
In the poem above, only the words long and strong are rhymed. So if you can think up just a few words that rhyme, you can write your own rhyming poetry.

Other good online resources

Friday, April 4, 2008

Animoto Landscape


Find the benefits, weaknesses, the biggest or longest and how and why it was formed.

Coober Pedy Hotel

Today we looked at an underground hotel in Australia. Here it is.

Monday, March 31, 2008

New Zealand Bloggers

Hi Grade 5,
Here are some Grade 5 bloggers from New Zealand. Click here

Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Cool Challenge

Check this out Grade 5 Questionaut

Grammar Practice

Captain Underpants

Hi Grade 5,
I found this comic maker on the web. Why don't you try it? Send me your comic when you have finished.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dreamworld (A peek at Q4)

Mapping your country

compass rose -- 5 points
country boundaries -- 5 points
country name -- 5 points
capital city -- 5 points
five cities -- (2 points for each city) 10 points
scale of kilometers -- 10 points
landforms -- (at least five different ones, five points each) 25 points
icons to show five natural resources found in the country -- 5 points each (25 points)
neatly color the map -- 10 points

Create a fact sheet or an almanac page for the imaginary country. This sheet might present a wide variety of information and statistics about the country.

Create graphs to show information related to the imaginary country (for example, populations of the largest cities, population or income growth over the last century, or value of goods produced by major industries).

Students can use art supplies to create colorful graphs, or they might use graphing software or the online Create a Graph tool.

Invent a currency for the country and create a chart to show equivalencies between the country's currency and U.S. dollars.

Here are some of the activities that you will do for Dreamland.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

An Easter Game

Here is a great Easter game with a quiz. Put your score in the comment box.
Here is the link

Monday, March 17, 2008

Concerning Mike Teavee

Hi Grade 5,
Here it is - the POEM! 

White = All
Green = Mothers
Purple = Kids

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set - 
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.

In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about, 
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)

They sit all stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotized by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all the shocking ghastly junk.

Oh yes, we know it keeps them still,
They don't climb out the window sill,

They never fight or kick or punch,

They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink -

But did you ever stop to think,
To wonder just exactly what

This does to your beloved tot?


"All right!" you'll cry. "All right!" you'll say.
"But if we take the set away,

What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children! Please explain!"

We'll answer this by asking you,
"What used the darling ones to do?
How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?"

Have you forgotten? Don't you know?
We'll say it very loud and slow:
THEY ... USED ... TO ... READ! They'd READ and READ,
AND READ and READ, and the proceed 
TO READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books!

The nursery shelves held books galore!
Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
And in the bedroom, by the bed,
More books were waiting to be read!

Such wondrous, fine,
fantastic tales
Of dragons, gypsies,
queens and whales.
(Kevin, Suah and Ristia)

And treasures isles,
and distant shores
Where smugglers rowed
with muffled oars.
(Mich P, Beni and Raymond)

And pirates wearing
purple pants,
And sailing ships
and elephants,
(Alizka, Andrew and Jennifer)

And cannibals crouching
round the pot,
Stirring away at something hot.
(It smells so good what can it be? Good gracious, it's Penelope.)
(Mandy, Hansen and Jinju)

The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
(Mich P, Jesslyn and Brodie)

And Squirrel Nutkin,
Pigling Bland
And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and -
(Mich T, Raymond and Mandy)

Just How The Camel 
Got His Hump
And How The Monkey
Lost His Rump,
(Hansen, Kevin and Mich T)

And Mr. Toad
and bless my soul,
There's Mr. Rat and Mr. Mole -
(Ristia, Suah and Beni)

Oh books, what books they used to know,
Those children living long ago!

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall

Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
Ignoring all the dirty looks,
The screams and yells, the bites and kicks,
And children hitting you with sticks -

Fear not, because we promise you
That, in about a week or two
Of having nothing else to do,

They'll now begin to fell the need
Of having something good to read.

And once they start - oh boy, oh boy!

You watch the slowly growing joy
That fills their hearts. They'll grow so keen
They'll wonder what they'd ever seen
In that ridiculous machine, 

That nauseating, foul unclean,
Repulsive television screen!
And later, each and every kid
Will love you more for what you did.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Online Spelling

Hi Grade 5,
I am going to try using this online spelling with you next quarter. Here is the link

studying for your weekly spelling test has never been easier.

You will be able to practice for your tests using the games and other learning tools via this site. Why don't you try one of the Grade 5 lists now? I have started the registration process and will let you know when we have approval.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Another Spelling Bee (Hard)

Here is another one that is from America.

Other resources: ( a list of words that you need to know)

Online Spelling Quiz

Hi Grade 5 Spelling Bee contestants!
Here is that online spelling bee for you to practice with.
Click on this link

Friday, February 29, 2008

Our Speed Tests

We tested the Internet speed today in the lab before we started working.

Here is our result.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Check the speed of your Internet connection.

Hi Grade 5,
Remember the talk today we had about Internet speed? Here is the link
Can you try this at home so we can compare? Remember that the speed at school today was about 45 kbps
Can you go to this site, try the test and capture the screen by clicking screen print and pasting and editing in paint? Please put your results on your blog and leave a comment here with your speed number.
To use this test you must click on your location 'at home' and then wait until the little meter has reach 100% to get a proper calculation. Here is my screen capture of my Internet speed at home.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Medieval Dance (but a bit modern)

A Chinese Tai Chi Fan Dance

Tarantella Italian Dance

If you would like to know more about this famous dance click here

Roman Dancing - like a bellydance!

A Greek Dance Lesson from Zorba!

Greek Dancing - Zorba the Greek!

Here is the dance that I used to do with my friend from school. Her name was Isodia. This dance is LOTS of fun!

Ancient Egyptian Dance

Hi Grade 5,
I have copied this text that came with the video.

"This video clip is a fragment of a larger work. It was created after three years of research in the British Museum, London, and has been performed countless times including at the request of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in their Egyptian Gallery. We were also the dancers for the tour of Tutankhamen's funerary treasures at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. The other dancer in this clip, Mimi, went on to perform at the Temple of Karnak by invitation of the Egyptian Government, Department of Antiquities.

It is not in any way meant to be a re-creation or interpretation of the dance of ancient Egypt; it is strictly a tableau of poses found in the art & artifacts, the beliefs, ceremonies, and symbolism of their sacred texts. There is no longer any surviving dance or music from that age due to the many ruling regimes of the Nubians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Muslims. Unfortunately, one can only speculate how their dance and music might have looked or sounded.

The dance depicts the soul or Ba -- the ethereal, eternal part of man revisiting the tomb, and symbolic of one of the aspects of an individual that continues after death. The Ba is depicted as a human headed bird called the Bennu, and the dance contains some of the following images: a Bennu bird coming through the false door to partake of the offerings; a figure with just wings and legs: Isis standing in the Boat of Millions of Years; Selket guarding a shrine; a winged figure from a Queen's necklace; the Goose of Amun; etc. etc. Our inspiration came from the Papyrus of Ani, Chapter LXXXIII, 'The Chapter of Changing into a Bennu'.

Regarding the music, the Egyptians used a long-necked stringed instrument which was plucked, resembling the samisen of Japan. There were also long vertical flutes, square and round drums or tambors, and gilded wooden harps, sometimes accompanied by a type of castanet or just hand clapping. We chose this music (oboe and samisen) as it has the mystical feel of ancient Egypt, to us at least, and we did not want to use modern day Arab music."

A Great Music Link

A good website for finding free music

Friday, February 15, 2008

Billy Cart Podcasts

Hi Grade 5,
Here it is! Your Billy Cart podcasts. You can get the code by clicking subscribe under the player.

Subscribe FreeAdd to my Page

Hit Counter for Googlepages

Hi Grade 5,
A good way to see how many people who have visited your Googlepages is to put a Hit counter on the Home page. You must give your email to get a hit counter so you have to ask your parents if your are allowed to have one. They are free. Here is a good site that has lots of hit counters. You might get junk mail later on from them so you can spam any messages after you get your coding. HIT COUNTERS I have put one on my Googlepages site. It is at the bottom of the Home page. Only put it on one page.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Hi Grade 5,
To make it easier for you to get your photos for your Googlepages, I have made a Dropshots page for all Machines pictures. Go to
You can download your pictures by right click and 'save picture as' to your computer. Then just upload it to Googlepages. I will try to upload all pictures. Please be patient as there are literally 100s! I have put a password on the page so you will need to enter it. You will not be able to see the pictures without the password. I told you in class today what the password is.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The 3rd Video

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Here is the 2nd video

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Embedding a Video

Here is the first of 3 videos that I took of the radio circuit.

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

I can't post the code here because the Internet reads it and turns it into an embedded video. I even tried to hide the code but it still wouldn't work.


Hi Grade 5,
I have been looking at your Googlepages and I am very pleased with how they are coming along. Well done Grade 5! I would like to make a suggestion - please use more pictures. It is very important that you used a lot of pictures so that your site is visually interesting.

I have managed to get some extra time in the labcom this week so please bring your flash drives. We will have UOI on Thursday and an English double on Friday. In English we will finish the billycart podcasts. I will also show you how to embed video so that you can show the radio circuit videos on your site.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Quizzes

Hi Grade 5,
Do you think that you know a lot about Charlie? Well prove it and try out these quizzes.

I have been to visit your blogs today and many of you still need to write the Charlie description. I must say that I am very impressed so far reading what has been written. Well done Grade 5! You are writing in paragraphs and including more detail.

How about we make something really cool - a video podcast? I could edit it on my Mac. Each person could choose a chapter from the book to retell. You could draw a picture about your designated chapter and I will record you reading your recount about that chapter. We could make a retelling of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I know how to format it so that you can play it on a video ipod. It will look like a virtual book with turning pages. What do you think? Please leave a comment. This could be done during English lessons.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Description

Please write a description about Charlie Bucket and post it on your blog. You can include pictures. Don't forget to use consistent tense and paragraphs. Make sure that you comment on 5 of your friends blogs about their Charlie character descriptions.
Don't forget to read Chapters 11 - 15 this week.

Googlepages Checklist

Dear Grade 5,
We are getting closer to finishing our Googlepages websites. Here is a checklist of what you need to include:

Home - introduce yourself and explain about what is in your website. Some pictures would be good. Don't forget UOI title and central idea.
Simple Machines - a page about the 6 simple machine types
Simple Machine and Compound Machine Report - A page with your reports and pictures
What is in a CPU? - a page about your CPU work
Radio Circuits - A page with a labeled radio circuit, take it off this blog and add labels in word and then screen print it.
Radio Parts - a page with your radio part report
The Billy Cart Project - A page or series of pages about this special project. Include: blueprint, diary pages, photos (even the field trip ones) and final report.
Reflection - A final reflection about this UOI and include comments about making a real website

I will try to help you online after school as much as I can as you know that I can't get time in the school labcom.

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Dangers of Chat

Hi Grade 5,
You might have tried out a chat box on your blog. These chats give an understanding of the unpredictability of the Internet. Many people in the world are kind and polite but not everybody. If you have a chat box on your site I recommend erasing it. I put one on my Masters blog as an experiment. Most of the comments there are silly. Some people even put swear words. So, if you have a chat box please erase it now.
Mrs. Jane
Remember, there have been over 6000 people that have looked at our blogs. That's a lot!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Hi Grade 5,
This week you need to read from chapter 6 - 10 in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a bonus you might like to try out the Wonka site

Monday, January 21, 2008

e-Book Novel Study

Hi Grade 5,
Today we started our first ebook novel study. You need to read 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Tonight you must read chapter 1. I have also given you the MP3 audio files for the first 5 chapters. If you like you can try the new quiz on this blog. 
Don't forget, Thursday is Billy Cart making day!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Welcome to Quarter 3! Yippee!!

Hi Grade 5. Well we will be getting seriously into Billy Cart making soon. Please remember to visit your Googlepages website and update it with your reflection about your Billy Cart Blue Print. You will need to make a new page for this. Here is a new link for all you bloggers, You can make wonderful online scrapbooks that can be pasted into your blogs and websites. Check it out!