Monday, 25 March 2013


This was our last week with the ipads in our class and we wanted to do something to show off how well we communicate and express ourselves in French. 
Mme gave us plays which were adapted by Wendy Maxwell.  We had to practice them many times. Then, we used the app Puppet Pals and chose our characters and recorded the play. 
We loved doing this activity because it proves that we have learned so much French in our four years in school.  Even though it is not perfect, we are so proud of everything that we have accomplished this far.  
We are sad to see the ipads go, we had the best learning experiences having them at our fingertips.  The world is ours to discover and we will continue to do this, just in different ways.  Have fun watching our INCREDIBLE plays because we had an INCREDIBLE time making them.  

Our Structure Videos.

The final project in our Structures unit was to create videos explaining concepts and vocabulary that we had learned.  First, Mme gave us several videos that she downloaded from Discovery Education.  We had to import all of the videos into imovie so that we could work with them.  Once the videos were imported we were able to choose clips from any of the videos to use in our own video.  
We were then able to extract the audio and record our own voices into the clips, sharing what we had learned about structures and bridges. The neatest thing was that we put ourselves into the video by green screening.  Mme took video of us in front of the green screen and then we added them to our videos.
We did not do this project alone and could not have done it without the help of one of our coordinators of instruction, Joan Badger.  She showed us all of the steps and was there to help us with anything that we needed.  
This was such a great way to show our learning and understanding of what Mme had taught us throughout the course of the unit.  We are very proud of our learning and hope that you enjoy our INCREDIBLE videos. 

Thursday, 7 March 2013


In our class we have been learning about bridges.  The four bridges that we have learned about are the suspension, cable, beam and arch bridges.
  The suspension bridge is a bridge that holds a lot of weight.  It has a lot of strong wires.  Kylee explains the "overhead cable on the suspension bridge holds the other straight cables for the weight." The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous suspension bridge and it is located in San-Francisco California.
The cable bridge is like the suspension bridge but the cable is attached to the posts.  Nyah states "the poles and the cables make a triangle together."  Peridon says, "triangles are the strongest shape, they help keep the bridge together."
The arch bridge "has holes to let boats pass through it," states Dakota.  Shae explains that arch bridges "are often made of bricks." Callan shared, "the holes in the bridge are called arches."  Sameer believes that "the arch bridge is one of the strongest bridges because it has no cables to hold it up."
The beam bridge is often used for trains to cross.  It is the sturdiest bridge.
Seamus states, "that in Winnipeg we have arch bridges and beam bridges."
Throughout our learning, we created our own videos.  We took clips from Discover education and we took out the audio.  After wrote our own scripts and recorded them on to the video.  Mme Badger showed us how to green screen ourselves into our videos.  It was an incredible experience for our class.  Stay tuned for our videos to be posted.  

Here are some pictures of us working on our videos with our partners

We built our very own bridges.   Our bridges were made from many recyclable materials, such as cardboard, Popsicle sticks, Styrofoam and other materials such as tape, toothpicks, string, marshmallows, glue and many more.  Then we tested our bridges to see how much weight they could hold in grams.  Many of us had very different and interesting bridges. 

Pictures of some of us testing the streangth of our bridges.

Next time you go over a bridge, think of all the incredible information you learned from class.