Stone Fox and the Author’s Purpose

We just finished reading Stone Fox 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.
  • As always, please look at your spelling and punctuation before completing your post.

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Padlet for Stone Fox



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

Plant Blog Post #3

Third Blog Post

For your third blog post please tell me about the progress of your plant(s). Please answer in three paragraphs. (No need to go day by day. Just what changed since the last blog post.)

  • Pollination: What did we do? What was the change in your plant after being pollinated?
  • General observations: Describe your plants now. Control and manipulated.
    • Height
    • Color
    • Stem
    • Leaves
    • Buds
    • Flowers
    • Pods
  • What do you think will happen next? Predictions for your plants. What will this week look like for your plants?
  • Include the pictures of your plant(s) in the “Blog #3”  Folder found in your shared with me section of Google Drive.





This week we pollinated our plants and we are on the look out for seed pods! Watch the video below to learn more about the reproductive parts of a flower and the process of pollination.

Then, record your ideas about pollination, pollinators and flower parts on the padlet. Remember to add any pictures that will add to your information . (For ex parts of a flower or pollinators).



Pollination Padlet



Geoboard Activities

It is important to understand shapes in different categories and understand that shapes may share attributes.

Create the following shapes on the Geoboard link below from your  math hand-out. You should include the following shapes:

  • Triangle
  • square
  • rectangle
  • parallelogram
  • rhombus
  • a quadrilateral with 0 right angles
  • a quadrilateral with 1 right angle
  • a quadrilateral with 2 right angles
  • trapezoid

Have Fun!


Plant Blog Post #2

This week  you will create a second blog post that showcases the changes of the plant over the past two weeks.

Create in a Google Doc first!


Must Include:

    • An update after the past 2-3 weeks
      • Measurements
      • Descriptions: color, amount, size, direction
      • Reflections: rate of growth, change since start
    • An update after the past 2 weeks
      • Measurements
      • Descriptions: color, amount, size, direction
      • Reflections: rate of growth, change since start
  • Conclusions
    • Why did these things happen? Why do you think the outcome is the way it is?
  • Include a picture


The video below shares some information on photosynthesis. Using the information from the video as well as the readings we have done in class, you will be required to post the BIG IDEAS about photosynthesis on the padlet provided below the video.


Make sure to answers these questions:

  • What is photosynthesis?
  • What does a plant need to make food?
  • What is the food they make and what do they give off that animals need?
  • Any new or interesting information that you didn’t already know include in your post.


Padlet for Photosynthesis

Plant Parts and the Affect of Sunlight Versus Darkness

What do you notice from each video? In the first two videos please observe all the different plant parts.


Before watching this video, please make a hypothesis about the differences you expect to see between the seeds germinating in the sun and the seeds germinating in the dark.

During the video, please use your chart to document your observations and prediction.

dark versus light grown seeds