Theme Week – (Ant)Arctic Week

We took a break from posting, but in reality ant(arctic) week followed right after insect week. The kindergartener is a huge fan of the arctic right now, so this was a long awaited theme. The info below is split up into the following categories: Activities to do as a family (experiments, outdoor activities, etc.) Independent activities that the kids can…

Theme Week – Insects

With the beautiful week full of sunshine we had, I’m glad that we had selected insects as our theme for this week. The kids, like most, have always been interested in insects and it gave ample opportunity to do some exploring outside. The info below is split up into the following categories: Activities to do as a family (experiments, outdoor…

Theme Week – Prehistoric Creatures

Week four of themes has brought us to a big favourite – prehistoric creatures (also known as dinosaurs and all their friends). We spent two full weeks on this theme as we were having too much fun to switch it up. The info below is split up into the following categories: Activities to do as a family (experiments, outdoor activities,…

Theme Week – Gravity and Spacetime

There was a lot to unpack when looking at space and the kinder kid was intrigued by gravity, so that became the theme for the following week. The info below is split up into the following categories: Activities to do as a family (experiments, outdoor activities, etc.) Independent activities that the kids can do during quiet time Books & Videos Week…

Football Mania

Super Bowl is coming up so it’s a good time to share about a football-themed exponential investigation we did this semester.  Full details below, including links to the task sheets. I had come across some work by Geoff and Mr. Honner and was totally inspired by the awesome math behind the NFL Draft. I had never given a lot of thought to all…

Rent-to-Own Put to the Test

To kick off the Financial Applications section of the MCF3M course, I wanted to introduce students to a simple interest problem in a way that helped them see what skills they already possess when it comes to interest rates, percentages, and problem solving. I saw this post from Dan about Rent-to-Own companies and thought it was a great application.  I…

Accessibility Lessons

This summer I had the opportunity to work with the Carleton University Disability Research Group to help translate some of their amazing research into activities for the classroom.  We have put together a selection of activities that are of different lengths for a variety of classroom subjects, for both the elementary and secondary panel. We are currently seeking teachers who…