Alejandro made this animation last night. He called it "Lightning".  You can visit his blog by clicking here.

Not much in your agenda today, just remember that our second ski day is tomorrow.  Check the weather forecast so you know how to dress!
Moving Car
Check out this cool animation Steven made!  You can see more animations by students in our class at  We used an online program called Animate to make them.  I was very pleased with how they turned out after one session in the computer lab!

In your agenda:

Our next ski trip is this Thursday.
Complete the following patterns:
2, 8, 6, 12, 10, ___, ___, ___
2, 12, 6, 16, ___, ___

The Fibonacci Sequence:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...

Today I'd like you to create three animations using Animate:

1.  Make your name.
2.  Make a bouncing ball.
3.  Make a vehicle (car, bulldozer, submarine, airplane, spaceship, whatever!) go across the screen.

In your agenda:

A reminder that the next Parent Council Movie Night is this Friday in our gym. Tickets are $3 and doors open at 6:30.

Remember, it's cool to be square:

12 x 12 = 144
11 x 11 = 121
10 x 10 = 100
9 x 9 = 81
8 x 8 = 64
7 x 7 = 49
6 x 6 = 36
5 x 5 = 25
4 x 4 =16
3 x 3 = 9
2 x 2 = 4
1 x 1 = 1

It's been a long time since we have seen weather as cold as this!  

Today we read the legend, "The Glass Knight". You can read it again by visiting:  The Glass Knight

Later in the day we reviewed patterning at this site:
Grade Five Live (Click on "Lessons" then "Patterns")

In your agenda:

  • Tomorrow's ski trip is cancelled due the cold weather.  So, tomorrow will be a regular (but cold) school day.
  • It has been rescheduled for WEDNESDAY, February 23, 2013
  • Please fill out the permission form for this new ski day

Because of the extreme cold forecast for tomorrow (Thursday, January 24), our ski trip has been cancelled.  

This ski day has been rescheduled for:

WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2013

Another freezing day!  I hope it is a little warmer tomorrow so we can get outside for recess!

In your agenda:
  • a letter from the Berrigan Parent Council was sent home today
  • a letter about our next movie night (Friday, January 25) was sent home today.  The movie will be Hotel Transylvania.
  • book orders are now due tomorrow.  A few students have assured me they have orders to bring in!

We are fortunate to get an extra session in the computer lab today.

Here's what I'd like you to do:

Grade 4:
Machine Mystery - Pulley

Grade 5:
Parkworld Plot

Both Grades:
Stop that Creature!
Algebra Meltdown
It looks like we are in for a very cold week.  Dress accordingly!

In your agenda:
  • Book orders are due tomorrow.
  • Ski day this Thursday