Please click on this link for this week's maths
Here's the link to the divisibility rules. Making division simple for you :)
These two clips give you some interesting examples of passion project ideas and good understanding of the 'what 'and the 'how' to create your own.
CC17 FING - Y3/4, W1: Tasks & Questions
Week 1 - April 29th - 3rd May- Prologue - end of Chapter 8
TASKS - Choose from the following...
1. ART - Draw Mr and Mrs Meek OR draw Myrtle OR draw a pair of exploding socks OR draw Mrs Meek covered in chocolate milk! Add colour and loads of detail.
2. HANDS ON- Make some finger puppets and put on your own play. Record or take some photos OR make the industrial size lunch box that Myrtle has, what will you put in it?
3. HANDS ON- Make something out of chocolate OR make your own boomerang that doesn't come back OR make some tasty chocolate mousse from a recipe, take some photos but don't do what Mrytle did or there will be trouble!
4.WRITING- Write an Alphabet of the things you have (or would love to have) like Myrtle's list.
5. RESEARCH- Belgium- draw a map and list some facts OR research Nelson's Column- where is it and how did it get that name?
6. HANDS-ON - Make a model of the Taj Mahal, or a blue whale bath toy OR design a poster for your library promoting good reading OR make your own shampoo- give it a label and test it if you dare! OR CREATE your own planet Fing. How far is it from Earth? Is there life there? What is its temperature? What does it look like? Make up your own Fing planet profile.
7. WRITING - Write a character profile on one of the Meek family members OR write a poem that could be included as part of the book, 'One hundred different poems for ladies or gentlemen'.
8. VOCABULARY - Find the meanings of the following words: lobbed, offspring, scoffing, detested, guzzled. sludge, distant, unidentifiable, dangly, sphere, ancient, forbidden, wrath, obscure, bizarre, illuminated.
9. FLIPGRID - What is one of your most embarrassing moments? How did you feel and what did you do? Add your thoughts to this FLIPGRID. https://flipgrid.com/9c4f64f3 AND/OR What are your favourite books from the library? Explain your reasons why. Add your thoughts to this FLIPGRID. https://flipgrid.com/2f43d2d6
10. MINE CRAFT - Build the Ant farm for a million and one ants OR Nelsons' Column made from sultanas. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
SLOW CHAT QUESTION (Posted on Monday at 9am)
1. What jobs do Mr and Mrs Meek have? How did they meet? Why is it really important for librarians to be always on their best behaviour?
2. What were Mr and Mrs Meek like as parents? What was unusual about their daughter Myrtle?
3. What happened to Myrtle's bedroom over the years? Why?
4. What surprising item did Myrtle not have any of? Why was this surprising?
5. What did Mrytle eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What did her parents eat?
6. What new thing did Mrytle demand over breakfast? What do you think this might be?
7. Describe how Mr and Mrs Meek gave their daughter a lift to school each morning? Would you like to travel this way? Why or why not?
8. Why was Mrytle, 'as heavy as an ox? What book did they look in first? Did they find what they were looking for? Why did they both decide to go into the deep, dark library vault?
9. What is a Fing's favourite food? What do Fings leave behind them? Why should you NEVER keep a Fing in your house?
10. Why did the Meeks' say there is no way their daughter can have a Fing? What do you think will happen next?
CC17 FISH IN A TREE - Y5/6, W1: Tasks & Questions
W1: Pages 1-38 (Chapters 1-7)
TASKS - Choose from the following...
1. Draw a picture of Ally. What do you think she looks like?
2. Make your own 'Sketchbook of Impossible Things' book. Draw some crazy pictures that Alley draws (A fish with a snorkel, dinosaur holding a coffee cup.....).
3. Create the card that Ally gave for Mrs Hall's baby shower.
4. Experience what it would be like to have dyslexia at:
5. RESEARCH - Ally's attitude at the start of the book is very negative. Research GROWTH MINDSET and make some Growth Mindset Posters to display in your school.
6. HANDS-ON - Act out the scene where Ally is tied up on the train tracks.
7. WRITING - Pretend you are Ally and write one page describing yourself for your teacher. What can you tell them that will help them understand you?
8. VOCABULARY - Find the meanings of the following words: Sympathy, churns, coincidence, exasperated, humiliated and trudge.
9. FLIPGRID - What do you think of Ally? Why do you think she behaves the way she does? Add your thoughts to this FLIPGRID: https://flipgrid.com/a32fd26f PASSWORD - ChapterChat
10. MINECRAFT - Pretend that Travis has opened his own business called 'Nickerson Restoration'. Create it in Minecraft.
SLOW CHAT QUESTION (Posted 9am Monday)
* Look closely at the cover and predict what the story might be about based on the title, images, and colours. When might someone feel as if he or she is a fish in a tree? Have you ever felt this way?
1. Can you please share any tasks that you have completed this week. Try and leave a reply on someone else's creation.
2. Why was Ally in trouble for giving Mrs. Hall a sympathy card? Explain how it happened and why it was a mistake?
3. Ally says, “I wish I had my Sketchbook of Impossible Things. It’s the only thing that makes me feel like I’m not a waste of space.” Why does Ally feel like a waste of space? What are Ally’s strengths?
4. “Me avoiding consequences would be like the rain avoiding the sky." What does this mean and how does it relate to Ally’s experiences in school?
5. What was Ally's favourite book? Why?
6. Grandpa and Dad would ask Travis and Ally if they were having a silver dollar day or a wooden nickel day. What is the difference between these types of days? Describe a silver dollar day for you. Describe a wooden
nickel day for you.
7. Travis told Ally to not have low expectations of herself. Do you think you have low or high expectations for yourself? Give an example of some high expectations to have.
8. Ally sees herself tied up and lying on imaginary train tracks, watching the engine coming around the corner. Describe a time when you felt the same way, dreading something that was about to happen.
9. What lay at the root of Ally's problems at school? Why do you think she refused to share this with anyone?
10. Are you enjoying the story? What do you think will happen next?
Here's the marking criteria for our ULTIMATE BIRTHDAY PARTY project.
- Budget for everything
- Easy to read
- All the costs are there
- Sources of where you're getting the stuff from
Clarity of Information (20%)
- Well set out
- Detailed costings
Costs and Calculations (20%)
- Show working
- Be detailed in your workings e.g., 25 invitations x 0.49c = $12.25
- Stick the budget of $50k
- Use of digi skills
- Clear and loud voice
- Completed digi presentation
- Work ethic
- Practise presenting
- Be a good audience member
Value for money (20%)
- Have you used the whole $50k budget? You need to be as close to it as possible.
- Is it going to be a fun party?
In K 8, 9 & 10 we have been discussing what it is to have a growth mindset. We challenge ourselves everyday to make our brains grow. Sometimes we might not be able to do something but with practise we get better!
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