Watch this video first:
Next, go to the lego website link below. Pick two lego toy set themes to compare. Pick two that are very different from each other.
Link to the lego website.
Compare and contrast the two different lego toy sets.
What is the same? What is different? Make two columns on your paper like this, and make a written list:
Look at everything: the words used to describe the products, the colours, the clothing on the characters, the facial expressions, the vehicles, etc.
When you have filled your chart, look for patterns. What do you notice?
Who do you think these products are being sold to and how do you know?
How do you feel about it?
We will have a class discussion during the last few minutes of class.
An episode from CBC Marketplace that everyone should watch. Are Your Apps Spying on You?
Grade 5's - please visit this site:
Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Is the information here reliable?
How can you tell?
Our annual spring book fair will take place during Tri-Conferences again this year. Come out and see the great selection of books, and add some to your personal reading library. Every purchase made directly benefits our school library.
The book fair location is in the school library, and the hours will officially be:
March 17th 9 am -3:30pm for students and staff
3:30 pm – 6:30 for parents/students/staff
March 18th 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Parents/students/staff
An interesting article featured in the New York Times:
Teenagers Leading Happy, Connected Lives Online
Help us design HGI Town, a 3D printed city! Individual students or groups of students can design any type of building to contribute. All the details are on the 3D printing page:
This is our first printed building. A donut shop created by a grade 7 student.
HGI Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Tri-Conferences in March. Dropping by and purchasing books from the book fair allows the school library to
earn a percentage of the sales so we can continue to add to our collection.
Book fair hours will be as follows:
March 12th, 2015
1:15 pm - 8:00 pm
March 13th, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
We hope to see you there!
Would you trust these websites? How do you know they have good information on the subject of year round schooling?