Have you ever thought what it would be like to be inside a painting?  We thought it would be fun to put ourselves inside Edvard Munch's "The Scream".  We first made the background picture with pastels.  Then we took photographs of ourselves with a Scream-like mask in front of our green screen.  After a little computer magic, this is how our latest art project turned out!
 
 
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I hope everyone who is celebrating Halloween has a fun, and safe, evening!

We didn't write in our agendas today.

 
 
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In your agenda:
  • If possible, please arrange to have a recorder for next Thursday.  I plan to start our music classes then!  Let me know if you are unable to get a recorder as I do have a few extras.
  • Haunted Library for this Wednesday. We are asking for a donation of $1 for UNICEF.
  • Wednesday: If you want to wear a costume to school on Halloween Wednesday, you may. But, you don't have to!  
Please, don't wear masks or bring large accessories (axes, swords, clubs, etc.).  If your costume involves makeup, put it on at home before coming to school.  Keep in mind, it will be a regular school day complete with writing, reading, math, French, and Phys Ed!  There will be a small celebration last period. I will bring a snack and drink for the class.

 
 
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Michael's hamster.
Thanks, Michael, for sharing pictures of your hamster.  Feel free to visit Michael's blog and learn more about his pet.  You might even ask him a question or two.




Here's the site we looked at in Math today:
Exactly... How Old Are You?

In your agenda:
  • Haunted Library for this Wednesday. We are asking for a donation of $1 for UNICEF.
  • Wednesday: If you want to wear a costume to school on Halloween Wednesday, you may. But, you don't have to!  
Please, don't wear masks or bring large accessories (axes, swords, clubs, etc.).  If your costume involves makeup, put it on at home before coming to school.  Keep in mind, it will be a regular school day complete with writing, reading, math, French, and Phys Ed!  There will be a small celebration last period. I will bring a snack and drink for the class.

 
 
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1.  Enter your steps for the Global Children's Challenge.  Go to "Hand in" and enter the password.

2. Go to your blog and type your narrative as a post.

3. Go to SpellingCity.com/ntoft and work on the activities for the lesson you are working on.

 
 
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In your agenda:

Fact: It is 64 kilometers from our school to Mount Pakenham ski hill.  It takes about 1 hour to get there.

 
 
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The Scream, by Edvard Munch
We started work on our interpretation of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.  It's interesting how his choice of colour and line seems to reflect how the person in the foreground is feeling.  I look forward to sharing our versions with everyone soon.

In your agenda:

Nothing! There won't be any assigned homework for this week. 

 
 
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In your agenda:

FACT: It is almost 27 kilometers from our school to Scotiabank Place.  It would take about 30 minutes to drive there. (According to Google Maps, anyway! I'm not sure I would take the same route.)

 
 
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FACT: The distance from our school to Walmart is 1.8 km. Google Maps says it would take 22 minutes to walk this route.




In your agenda:
  • Fact:  It is 1.8 km to Walmart, if you walk.
  • Photo day is tomorrow.  Bring your smile!

 
 
Here's a poem my class wrote today. It was inspired by Bruce Lansky's poem:

We Can't Write a Poem
By Mr. Toft’s Grade 4/5 class

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pen ran out of ink.
I don’t have any paper.
I don’t how to rhyme that well.
My desk fell apart!
My sister won’t let me sit down and write!
I broke my arm.
I can’t see because my glasses are broken.
My eyes hurt!
I ripped my paper.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?