Tuesday, 24 April 2012









By now you all know that Tessellation is the process of creating a two-dimensional plane using the repetition of a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. Generalizations to higher dimensions are also possible. Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher.Have a look at this video of great Tessellations to get inspired for your upcoming project on Tessellations.

If you having some difficulty creating your project, have a look at the following video to see an example of how to create Tessellation art.



Monday, 23 April 2012


If you haven' guessed, our next topic in Math and Art is.... TESSELLATION!!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012



First of all - I want to tell you once again that I was so impressed with you! Almost everyone brought their responses today and some of you ( you know who you are ) even did the experiment at home with parents!!! Great work!! I am so proud of you all!!

Here is a link to some games as a reward!! You can choose yourself which math game you would like to play! No homework today!! However, tomorrow we are starting new Math and Art project, I will give you a hint...the project will involve many pictures stamped over and over again! I will tell you more tomorrow, have a great sunny afternoon!

And here is another video of a neat experiment to watch, have you ever heard of a lemon clock?

Electric Circuit Experiments: Lemon Battery -- powered by ehow 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Continue with Electricity Exploration!


First of all, I want to congratulate you on a job well done! Most of you followed the links and were able to answer both questions!! Keep up the great work!

Here is another task for you. Visit this Frankenstein Mansion and see if you can guess what each character is doing that is not safe. Click on them to check your answers.
Click on the mummy standing near the floor lamp. Explain why this danger might be more of a concern around the holiday season and bring your answer to school!
Lastly, as we are beginning our conversation about resistors, conductors and insulators, watch the video below and think about questions in the video. I will be asking you about them in class!

Would you like to conduct this experiment in class? Let me know!
See you in class!
Miss F.



Monday, 16 April 2012

Explore the web!


Hello Mrs. Thomas' Grade 6 class!

I am so glad you were able to make it here.

Please have a look around and follow the links on the post. Have FUN!!!

If you go to this website about Electricity and this fun website you can explore all interesting things about Electricity.

Next, visit this website Electric Avenue and look at the diagram shown. Click on #5: Distribution Lines. Read the pop-up window and explain how a natural disaster or weather could stop electricity from working in these lines. Bring your answers to school and we will compare them together!

And last task for today! Go here to uncover how Rule #8 can cause the problem described in Rule #10. Write it down and also bring to class.

Thank you

Cheerio and see you in class

miss F.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Meet Bolt!

This is Bolt!

Bolt is a Light Bulb and Bolt will be your guide during our Electricity Unit.

Over the weekend I want you to think why we need electricity and write down what things did you do over the weekend that required the use of electricity!

We will compare our experiences next class.

Have a great weekend!! See you on Monday!!

Miss F.