Thursday, 16 May 2013


Today we did some felting with Owen's mom, Maggie, we learned  all the stages on how to make felt. It was really interesting, like when you wet the felt the scales on the felt pieces stretch out and make when you press the felt and squash it together the felt sticks together!
Maggie is amazing at working with felt, here is a link to her website.  


Yesterday I was watching t.v with my family and we saw this commercial for Scotiabank, I thought it was so cute!
I am so sure how it helps them increase their business, do you have an idea why they chose this commercial?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Swindle=to cheat, steel, rob

This year for Literature Circles I am doing a book called Swindle. It is about two boys, Griffin, The Man With The Plan and Ben, Griffin's friend. One day griffin plans a spooky sleepover at a old house that will be demolished the next day, Then Griffin stumbles upon a one million dollar Babe Ruth Baseball card. They want to get it appraised, so they go to an emporium and that's S.Wendell's emporium, S.Wendell tricks them into thinking it is a fraud. Now The Man With The Plan is going to have to fight to get his card back! 


My mom showed me this article and I totally forgot about it till I was checking out room 209's blog it reminded me...

Disney Brave princess, Merida Is officially one of the 11 Disney princesses, as of May 11th! But before they crowned her princess they gave her a makeover!  Here is an article showing before and after, also telling a little bit more about her...ENJOY

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sweet Mothers Video

Here is a video about Mother's Day, it is so cute!
What did you do for your mom?

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Because We Can

Here is Maya and Clara's blog they are doing it to raise money for girls in poverty.
They are doing a wonderful job.

4's Puzzle

Here is  a little problem my teacher gave us!

You may use the DIGIT  4  only four times to equal the amount given.
you can use fractions, 2 digit numbers, 3 digit numbers and so forth.
You may also use subtraction, addition, multiplication and division.

1. The answer must be 0
2.The answer must be 1
3.The answer must be 2
4.The answer must be 3
5.The answer must be 4
6.The answer must be 5
7.The answer must be 6
8.The answer must be 7
9.The answer must be 8
10.The answer must be 9
11. The answer must be 10

Reply in a comment if you have solved one of them and i will post your answer!

p.s We did it along time ago but I forgot to post it until now.

Getting Started

Here is a video we watched in class, everybody was laughing.

Adopt a Helmet!

Here is a video my sister showed me it talks about helmets and how you should  always were one to be safe!

English is a tricky language!

Here is an email my grandmother sent me, I am not sure who wrote it...anyway...ENJOY! 
Sorry it is so long!

'Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.
You think English is easy??
I think a retired English teacher was bored...THIS IS GREAT! 
Read all the way to the end.................
This took a lot of work to put together!
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this.

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 

It's easy to understand 
UPmeaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?
Why do we speak 
UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is itUP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call 
UP our friends.
And we use it to brighten 
UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has real special meaning.
People stir 
UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UPexcuses.
To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed 
UP is special.A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed 
UP about UP!To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UPlook the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes 
UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UPto about thirty definitions.
If you are 
UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take 
UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UPyou may wind UPwith a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP,for now my time is UP, is time to shut