Term 4 2017
The 3-6 class homework this week is:
-Display your known family history either using a timeline, or family tree, or both.
Be sure to ask as many family members as you can if it will help you gather more information.
(to be handed in sometime during week 6)
Follow the link to the pobble picture of The Miniature Castle. Scroll down to look at the activities and complete them for homework.
Learning Intention: is to write imaginative stories to entertain people.
Success Criteria: we use good book language and people will want to keep reading our story,
Term 3 2017
Week 5 & 6
Make a list of all of the shops and buildings in Diagon Alley, while we are reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , this week. For each of the shops predict the things that would be sold there. Use your imagination as well as clues from the book.
Here's some that we have found in Chapter 5:
The Leaky Cauldron
Eeylops Owl Emporium
Madam Malkin's Robes for all Occasions
Flourish and Blotts
The Cauldron Shop
Use your mud map of the main street of Adaminaby and turn it into Diagon Alley!! Label the buildings in Denison Street, with the shops from Diagon Alley. Think carefully about their placement. For example - Gringotts Bank is the largest building in Diagon Alley, so you might need to choose the biggest building in the mainstreet of Adaminaby to be Gringotts.
When you have finished you should have a map of Adaminaby, labelled with all of the shops and buildings from Diagon Alley.
Be prepared to talk about your new map and why you made the choice for each building you labelled .... and talk about what you think will be sold there!
Term 2 2017
Term 1 2017
In a book that you have at home your job this week is to be a word detective. Find and make a list of each of these types of words:
nouns (naming words)
adjectives (describing words)
verbs (doing words)
adverbs (words that describe the action)
a noun group eg. an endless sea
or the big cheeky dog
Learning Intention: to learn about how words work in a sentence.
Success Criteria: We can talk about the reason why different words are used in our writing.
Use your spelling words to complete some spelling activities.
Learning Intention: To spell words
Success criteria: We will remember them and spell them correctly in our writing..
After listening to the traditional story of the three little pigs and then watching a modern version of ideas about the story, use the venn diagram to compare the ideas in the traditional story and the newer clip. Think about what things are the same about the stories and then what things are different.
Remember the clip has a lot going on - you might need to watch it again a few times. It also has a lot of 'grown up' sophisticated language, so think about our discussion where we talked about what some of this language meant.
You can get big paper for your venn diagram from school if that is easier.
Learning intention: we are learning to compare ideas.
Success criteria: we will use a venn diagram to get our ideas sorted. We will be able to talk about things that a re the same and different and discuss why.
Think about the language that Jackie French used to describe the Queensland flood. Now think about an event that you know of and use good descriptive language to write about it. Remember an event is something that really happened. It can be anything at all, but you can't make it up.
Learning Intention ; is to use language to give our audience a picture of what it was like.
Experiment with as many different ways that you can think of to represent the number 689
Learning Intention: To understand what the number 689 means.
Pretend that you are Spalding Quibble and write a letter to your mum and dad telling them all the reasons why you don't want a baby brother. Maybe you could make some suggestions about what else they could do with him.
Learning Intention: To put yourself in someone else's shoes.
Success Criteria: The letter will be from Spaldings point of view NOT from ours. We will use clues from the book to help us be Spalding. We will understand how Spalding feels.
Ask around at home to find out what brought your family to the area.
Did they come for work? Because of family? Were they born here? Did they love the mountains? etc.
Learning Intention: Asking useful questions to find answers to our queries
Success Criteria: We will have written out some reasons of why our families have settled in Adaminaby and be able to tell the class some of them.
Week 11 - Maths (holiday homework)
This weeks optional homework will be checked in week 1 of term 2, and dojos will be awarded to those who've 'had a crack'.
Follow these simple (yet complex) steps:
1. Draw a birds-eye view of a part of your backyard, house or paddock
2. Construct a grid for your map (remember numbers go on the Y axis, and the letter on the X)
3. Create a second copy of the map for your reference
4. Hide the eggs, and mark their location on your map. As you drop each egg, leave a piece of paper with the grid reference (coordinate) for the next eggs location.
5. Give your map and the first grid reference to a member of your family to go on the hunt.
GOOD LUCK and of course, HAVE FUN!
HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS!
Week 9 - Maths
Complete at least one spelling activity using number words.
Here is a chart to help to create some number words.
Incase you want to create number words for numbers larger than three digits:
- Thousand (four thousand, five hundren and fifty five)
Week 8 - Maths
Create a table to show how all three little pigs could honestly get out of debt. Remember they need to make $4000.00 to pay off what they owe.
Here is the example from class:
Do some reading every night - a home reader at your level or a book of your choice. Track your reading using your log book.
Bring in your log book for Ms Salvestro to look at it with you on library days - K-6 Mondays