Monday, November 28, 2011
Vive le Vent:
Mon Beau Sapin:
The Story of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed-Reindeer
The Dreydl Song (en anglais)
Barenaked Ladies sing: Hanukkah O Hanukkah
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Another one for The Right to Play:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
MTV version for EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking)
the size of a (genetic) cell:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Countdown/Countup? to 7 Billion People
2010 version (with John Lennon's "Imagine":
Simpler, narrated version
Did you know?
Sunday, October 23, 2011
goldenrod paper -secret message:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ferris in the news:
from the AusPen site:
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Watch this movie (about how to setup an iMovie)
• Your iMovie should be about you (doing something positive at school, or it could be about you and your friends, or it could feature work that you have done this year)
• You can use still images that have been scanned or taken with a digital camera or both.
• You can use some images from the internet (beware of incorrectly "borrowing" copyrighted images)
• You can use the movie portion of the camera to record anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes of video relevant to your story, and import into your iMovie.
• You should have a first slide that shows the title of your iMovie (and who made/directed the movie also-ie. that's you!)
4 Your iMovie meets & exceeds the requirements. It is complete beyond expectations. It really shows your style & personality too. You have an excellent finished product, which is a joy to watch!
3 Your iMovie meets requirements & is complete. It illustrates your topic well. It is easy to follow & only needs minimal editing to achieve "exceeding”. Some personal style shows.
2 Your iMovie minimally meets requirements. The final product somewhat illustrates your topic but more work is needed to make it flow better.
1 You did not finish your iMovie or it did not follow the guidelines or topic. It shows little or no personal style.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
These pictures are from my backyard last summer after we grew the seeds in my class last spring. The plant in the picture is actually 2 tomato plants that grew together (like siamese twins) and we got about 100 tomatoes from it/them. There were so many tomatoes we had to support the branches with a chair!
Check out the Tomatosphere website at: http://tomatosphere.org/
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Today nothing extraordinary happened. The day just drifted by. Except a little talking incident in music class we just had the back row talking nonstop.
TUESDAY April 19th
Today we had drama. In which we had many more people. Start on there commercials. But the special news is that the class finished reading MR. Ito. In french class we did a sports survey.
WEDNESDAY April 20th
Today in science we started studying about alternative sources of energy. Adding to that it was the last day we worked on our Japanese internment poems too.
THURSDAY April 21st
Today we started brain storming a slogan for pyjama day. In gym we were practising high jump.
FRIDAY April 22nd
Today we had no school. Because of good old Easter Friday and there is absolutely no school on Monday.
There is a new thing happening in the blog. I’m now writing interesting facts about Canada enjoy.
Did you know that Canada is over 40 times bigger than the UK and 18 times bigger than France.
• Canada has more inland lakes and rivers than any other country in the world.
• The largest group of freshwater lakes in the world belongs to The Great Lakes. This group is consisted of Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario lakes where one third of its total surface is in Canada.
• Canada has the world's longest coastline, over 200 000 km.
Written by Roma Makarov
Monday, April 25, 2011
Globe and Mail Party Platforms
Google Earth of Canada for last election
Cool Pictures of the Leaders when they were young
Dale Jackaman, NDP
NDP party platform:
Joe Peschisolido, Liberal Party
Liberal party platform:
Michael Wolfe, Green Party
Green party platform:
Alice Wong, Conservative Party
Conservative party platform:
Pirate Party of Canada
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today our class received a notice to go to the Steveston museum of Japanese interment.
After that we learned about the Japanese nuclear crisis that happened in 1945. There was nothing more special that day except that we learned about telling a false newspaper headline from a real one.
Tuesday April 12
Today we started filming our commercials in drama. Drama is a big 2 block fun class because there are no sheets of work and absolutely no homework. There are around 4 groups filming at the moment and they are making commercials about t-shirts,Nintendos toothpaste, basketball shoes and kleenex.
Wednesday April 13
Today the grades 6 and 7 best mathematicians took part in an all Canadian math exam. The exam itself is hard. Because it has math questions from the grade 4s math program to the grade 7s math program and you only have one and a half hours to do it.
Thursday April 14
Today the grade 6's got a whole page of math to be finished by Friday. In the gym we have started practising for track and field. Track and field is a competition in witch athletes from all the schools in Richmond come to and compete against each other.
Friday April 15
Today we had kids from another school come to our school and sing a couple of pieces from all over the world. After that we had Terry Fox's brother, Fred Fox come to our school and talk about Terry Fox fighting against cancer.
Monday, April 18, 2011
methane matthew; celin; Eileen
ethanol andee; saba; sunshine
gasohol cindy; Andrew; laura
windmills ryan; jasmine; aiden; hellen
biodiesel angela; Christy; michelle; alex
hydroelectric power roma; deenah; Alfred; edvins
nuclear power plants bryan; Jessica; jerry; Jason + David
Use the internet to research the way a solar cell works. Draw a diagram of a cell, labeling each part.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Today is the first day after spring break. It went pretty crazy because of the two weeks of doing nothing that we got. Adding to the fun we got a new unit called drama.
Tuesday April 5, 2011
Nothing new happened, except in computers we started doing a new project making charts. Its not that fun but it is very useful doing a chart of our solar system. In drama we got a new project doing a commercial.
Wednesday April 6, 2011
The grade six students are still learning division strategies in math. In language arts we have started learning about the Japanese people that lived in Canada and were discriminated against during the Second World War.
Thursday April 7, 2011
Today we were introduced to “Rollodollars”. Its like our class currency. Every day that we come to class we get 30 Rollodollars. Adding to that, anytime we do good deeds we get some Rollodollars. There are ways you can lose them - you have to pay rent at the end of the week for your desk. Another way you can lose your money is if you do something bad; you get fined by our teacher or the police officer.
Friday April 8, 2011
Some of the class were disappointed by having to go to the library instead of going to gym. But we were all very cheerful because that was the last day before the weekend.
Written by Roma Makarov
Editors: Mr. Makarov, Mr. Rollins
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Extroverted <---------------------> Introverted
Sensing <---------------------> Intuition
Thinking <---------------------> Feeling
Judgment <---------------------> Perception
and then check your letters (ESTJ for example) on the internet @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
At Ferris, we have adopted the motto: Pink Pride, Ferris Wide.
We are encouraging everyone to wear/be Pink for the day.
News about Travis and David (the boys who started Pink Shirt Day)
Pink Shirts in the Oakridge Mall
ANti-bullying message (similar to the Pink Shirt message)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
2) Practise making music on GarageBand
3) Make a musical piece using GarageBand that will accompany your poem (as you read it aloud).
* Your song reflects the mood and tone of your poem
* You speak into the mic and read at an appropriate pace for your poem
You will be marked on the following 4 Point Scale:
Not Yet Meeting 1
Minimally Meeting 2
Meeting Expectations 3
Exceeding Expectations 4
Your song reflects the mood and tone of your poem 1 2 3 4
Your voice is clear and well-paced 1 2 3 4
Your selected poem is appropriate and works for the assignment 1 2 3 4
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Find which item from list 1 matches which item in list 2 and which item from list 3 they go with.
A) The Copy command
B) The Cut command
C) The Paste command
D) The Save command
E) The Select All command
F) The Undo command
i) This command updates the file on your storage medium (e.g. hard drive or network drive). Should there be an interruption in your work, you can be sure that everything done up to last time this command was executed will, be safe. When you are working, this command should be executed every few minutes.
ii) This command will reverse that last thing you did. You can keep executing this command over and over to reverse the second-last thing you did, third-last thing you did, etc. You can’t undo past a save.
iii)This command removes the selected text to the “Clipboard” from which it can be pasted to another location or multiple locations. It stays on the clipboard until new text is placed on the clipboard through cutting or copying, even if the file gets closed. This allows you to move text from one file to another easily.
iv) This command duplicates the selected text and puts it on the “Clipboard” from which it can be pasted to another location or multiple locations. It stays on the clipboard until new text is placed on the clipboard through cutting or copying, even if the file gets closed. This allows you to copy text from one file to another easily.
v) This command puts a copy of the information on the “Clipboard” into your file wherever the cursor is. If you execute this command while text is selected, the text from the clipboard will replace the selected text. Since this command does not remove the data from the clipboard (it only takes a copy), you can keep pasting repeatedly.
vi) This command selects the entire document with the exception of headers, footers, and graphics that are outside the margins. It is useful when making global changes to fonts, spacing, etc.
Find which item from list 1 matches which item in list 2 and which item from list 3 they go with.
1) Command +D
2) Command +F
3) Command +SpaceBar
4) Command +Y
5) Command+Shift + H
6) Command +W
7) Command +P
A) The Find command
B) The Font command
C) The Replace command
D) The Spotlight command
E) The Close command
F) The Redo command
G) The Print command
i) This command takes you to the Print window, which lets you choose printing options prior to sending the job to a printer.
ii) This command will repeat that last thing you did. You can keep executing this command over and over to redo the same thing over and over. This is especially useful if you are making multiple formatting changes to tab settings or font settings.
iii) This command takes you to the same window as Ctrl+G and Ctrl+F. It is used to locate things in the file and change them in a predetermined way. Of the three tabs in this window, the Replace command is by far the most useful and will save you hours upon hours if you learn to use it cleverly. Some characters are entered as codes (e.g. ^p) because these keys cannot be used for data entry while in the Replace window.
iv) This command gives you access to the window of the same name. In this window, you can modify all manner of text appearance including size, spacing, styles, colours, and fonts. While many of these modifications can also be made through toolbar shortcuts, the more rarely used ones such as Small Caps can only be found here.
v) This command closes your file. If you have made changes since your last save, you will be prompted to save first. For this reason, it is usually faster to hold down the Ctrl key and hit S then W consecutively.
vi) This command returns takes you to the Spotlight or Search bar where you can search for help on topics you are looking for.
vii) This command takes you to the same window as Ctrl+G and Ctrl+H. It is used to locate things in the file. The computer is fast, accurate and stupid, so it will look for exactly what you type including space bars (case-sensitivity is an option you can choose).
1. Copy the 2 blog entries titled Common Word Shortcuts and Uncommon Word Shortcuts and then paste them into a Word document on your computer.
2. Make the changes to the file so that it appears as in the sample format shown below.
Text is all 12pt in size.
Move the headings so they match the descriptions.
Use selection and formatting shortcuts to speed the process, especially Ctrl+y and drag/drop.
2. Use Save As to put a copy of this file in your Completed Files folder. You can print a copy if you like.
Ctrl+Y The Redo command - This command will repeat that last thing you did. You can keep executing this command over and over to redo the same thing over and over. This is especially useful if you are making multiple formatting changes to tab settings or font settings.
Ctrl+D The Font command - This command gives you access to the window of the same name. In this window, you can modify all manner of text appearance including size, spacing, styles, colours, and fonts. While many of these modifications can also be made through toolbar shortcuts, the more rarely used ones such as Small Caps can only be found here.