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We are an intermediate classroom in an elementary school in British Columbia, Canada. We use our blogs as a place to practise expressing our ideas in writing (and maybe even sound, pictures & video when we're ready). We try to leave thoughtful comments for classmates & other bloggers we visit. Click "comment" to leave your thoughts on any particular article. Comments will be published after I have had a chance to read them.

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Article posted October 6, 2015 at 03:23 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 55

We've just had our annual Terry Fox Run at our school and have been looking at the story of his Marathon of Hope. It seems that every point in the story prompts some memorable, important moment that gives us pause as we try to get our heads around the magnitude of what he undertook and the impact he has had on the lives of so many people.

As I look back on his story and his actions, I think that what impresses me most is Terry's integrity. But there are many powerful words to describe that brave young man. What stands out for you?

Article posted October 6, 2015 at 03:23 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 55

Article posted February 12, 2015 at 04:17 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 18195

You might know some/most/all of your times tables, and you might know about lining up columns to multiply a 2-digit number by a 3-digit number. But can you describe (or draw) what multiplication IS? Use the voicethread above to show how you think of multiplication. Understanding what it is and having a few ways to think about it will help us understand it better, get better at using it, and make better decisions about how & when to use it.

Article posted February 12, 2015 at 04:17 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 18195

Article posted January 21, 2015 at 06:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1813

We've been talking a lot about the many reasons we don't like Cole Matthews much in Touching Spirit Bear so far. We've talked about the qualities he has and our reasons for not liking him nor much of what he does. That led us to discuss some of the other characters, their qualities (both positive & negative), and evidence from the story to support our opinions. The papers we used in class gave us a place to start recording our thoughts, but our online tools give us more chances to share our ideas, so I thought I'd share our wall of notes here and hope you'll return to see our ideas grow.