We just finished reading Stonefox and we learned a lot about Little Willy and his relationship with his grandfather.  We stopped and discussed many lessons throughout the book to see what John Reynolds Gardiner did as an author. We recently discussed how author’s put certain things in their stories for a reason,  the author’s purpose.

  • How did you feel about the ending of Stone Fox?
  • Why do you think the author chose to end the book this way?

Once you write your reason(s), please give evidence from the text to support your answer and your thinking.

  • You can post your thoughts on the padlet link below.
  • Please include your first name, so we know who wrote each response.
  • Elaborate and provide evidence from the text to support your answers
  • As always, please look at your spelling and punctuation before completing your post.

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Padlet on Stonefox



We have been learning about balanced versus unbalanced forces. Today we learned about friction. We learned through our investigations that friction is a force that affects the motion of objects.

Click on the video link below from BrainPop to learn more about forces. When you finish, click on the padlet and write something you learned from the video. Please put your initials and use correct spelling and punctuation.


Padlet on Forces

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

We have been learning about balanced and unbalanced forces in science. Click on the link below to watch a video to learn more about this topic. Some questions to think about are:

  • What is a force?
  • Is a student sitting on a chair an example of a balanced force or an unbalanced force?
  • If you drop a ball is at rest or in motion?
  • What needs to happen in a game of tug of war for the forces to be balanced?


Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

After this activity, you will have some reading materials and questions to think about. Enjoy!