Homework Week 9

Due on Monday 17th September

This term we will be working on our Class Masters presentations (see this link). Each week you should work a little on your speeches. Make sure you are in contact with your debate partners so that your debate shows teamwork and your arguments follow on from each other. In the week your speech is due, your Class Masters homework is your highest priority. If you are finding it difficult to complete your tasks, make sure you come and see me as early as you can and we’ll modify your homework as needed.

This week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech – Please note that this week, debates will be held on Wednesday.
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Literature Circles reading and preparation – this was started in class. Please make sure the work you do is of a high standard. No homework on scraps of paper will be accepted. You may use your computer or homework book. All work must be completed using the role expectations as a guide (see this link Literature Circle Roles 2018)
  4. HotMaths Task
  5. 100 Word Challenge (Set yourself a writing goal at the start) 

    Latest prompt

    Things to consider:

    • Whose hands are these?
    • Why are they underground?
    • What are they holding?

     

 

Homework Week 7

Due on Monday 3rd September

This term we will be working on our Class Masters presentations (see this link). Each week you should work a little on your speeches. Make sure you are in contact with your debate partners so that your debate shows teamwork and your arguments follow on from each other. In the week your speech is due, your Class Masters homework is your highest priority. If you are finding it difficult to complete your tasks, make sure you come and see me as early as you can and we’ll modify your homework as needed.

This week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Literature Circles reading and preparation
  4. HotMaths Task
  5. 100 Word Challenge (Set yourself a writing goal at the start)Latest Prompt

    We have 5 very interesting words for you to put into your writing. It might help to set out a small plan first so that you get them all in!

    STAIRS   RIVER   PINK   COOKED   NERVOUS

 

Homework Week 6

Due Monday 27th August 2018

This week we have very little homework set.

  1. Read!!!!  Please make sure you have read at least 5 times for the week for at least 30 minutes each time. You need to bring your reading log to school on Monday and it must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  2. Prepare for your Literacy circle sharing on Monday. This means you must read the allocated section and complete the tasks for 2 different roles (as set in your group). You need to write this up properly in your homework book, not a scribble done on Monday morning.
  3. Prepare for Classmasters debates and speeches.
  4. Practice your multiplication facts.
  5. If you have outstanding Hotmaths tasks please use this week to catch up.

 

Homework – Week 5

Due on Monday 20th August

This term we will be working on our Class Masters presentations (see this link). Each week you should work a little on your speeches. Make sure you are in contact with your debate partners so that your debate shows teamwork and your arguments follow on from each other. In the week your speech is due, your Class Masters homework is your highest priority. If you are finding it difficult to complete your tasks, make sure you come and see me as early as you can and we’ll modify your homework as needed.

This week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Literature Circles reading and preparation
  4. 100 Word Challenge (Set yourself a writing goal at the start)

Latest 100 WC Prompt

The prompt this week has been set by Aidan, a student from Morrinsville, New Zealand. It will really get you thinking!

…why would I do that?…

Remember to plan your homework week early, and come and chat to me if you’re having any issues.

Homework – Week 4

Due on Monday 13th August

This term we will be working on our Class Masters presentations (see this link). Each week you should work a little on your speeches. Make sure you are in contact with your debate partners so that your debate shows teamwork and your arguments follow on from each other. In the week your speech is due, your Class Masters homework is your highest priority. If you are finding it difficult to complete your tasks, make sure you come and see me as early as you can and we’ll modify your homework as needed.

This week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Literature Circles reading and preparation
  4. Hotmaths-division
  5. 100 Word Challenge (try to set yourself a writing goal at the start)

Latest 100 WC Prompt

This week you have five individual words to put into your writing. They can be in any order but ALL must be included. They are:

…Flame   Ice   Lime   Regularly   Clock

Remember to plan your homework week early, and come and chat to me if you’re having any issues.

Homework Week 3

Due on Monday 6th August

This term we will be working on our Class Masters presentations (see this link). Each week you should work a little on your speeches. Make sure you are in contact with your debate partners so that your debate shows teamwork and your arguments follow on from each other. In the week your speech is due, your Class Masters homework is your highest priority. If you are finding it difficult to complete your tasks, make sure you come and see me as early as you can and we’ll modify your homework as needed.

You will also need to work on your 2 roles for literature circles. This link will take you to the literature Circle role descriptions if you can not find your paper.

This week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Literature Circles reading and preparation
  4. Hotmaths-division
  5. 100 Word Challenge (try to set yourself a writing goal at the start)

Latest prompt

Special prompt #2 (18)This is a magic door. You have to decide where it is, who put it there, what it leads to & what happens when you walk through it!

Remember to plan your homework week early, and come and chat to me if you’re having any issues.

Homework Week 1

Week 1 (Due Monday 23rd August)

Welcome back to school. I hope you had a great break. A big welcome to Charlie – it’s great to have you back after your term away.

Homework for this week is:

  1. Reading 5 times for the week (remember to record pages read, time read and ask your parent or another adult to sign it for you)
  2. Practising your multiplication facts. Make sure that you have a goal to spend some time each day doing a little practice.
  3. Preparing for your Classmasters debates and speeches. You should have these details in your diary but it is posted on the blog for you to check. Please let me know if you find any errors.

Homework – Week 9

You have until Wednesday 20th June to complete this week’s homework – and this week is the last week of homework for the term.

This week you need to complete:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. Maths- Log onto Hotmaths- some of you have an allocated multiplication task. If not, continue with your multiplication facts practice.
  3. BTN : Don’t Panic: 26/11/2013, Behind the News
  4. 100 Word Challenge                                                                                                 Here is this week’s prompt- 
    This week we are looking at the third person for the prompt. As always, please make sure you use the prompt as it is written with no changes or additions. It is:…however, she couldn’t believe what she had done…

5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate.

Remember to plan your homework week early, and come and chat to me if you’re having any issues.

 

Topic Lesson – Drought

Classifying the effects of a drought

 

Goal

 I can classify/categorise the different types of effects of a drought

APK

Discuss Cape Town Water Crisis

New information:

 When you systematically classify/categorise things, you can use this algorithm to make it rigorous and productive:

Classify: group similar items together based on similar traits

  1. Name items to sort into categories
  2. Decide on possible categories based on possible differences
  3. Sort the items and say why they are in a category
  4. Say how items could go into different categories
  5. Tell what you know now (new idea) or could do with the information (new item)

 

New info & Application:

 1. Name items to sort into categories- things that are affected by drought

Show pictures of drought- list all things that are affected & how they are affected

 

  

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-14/nsw-drought-interactive-panorama-photos/5261242

https://abcnews.go.com/US/photos/sobering-california-drought-30088338/image-30090971

http://drought.unl.edu/NDMCPhotoGallery.aspx

http://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/drought/

 

In peer mentor partners, you should skim and scan this article to find specific effects of drought (10 min)- https://kids.kiddle.co/Drought#Consequences_of_drought

drought effects list

  1. Decide on possible categories based on possible differences– brainstorm possible categories

 

 

 

(e.g- human/ non human;    long term/short term;     living/non living;      plant/animal/non-living;    natural/artificial                                                      things humans can do something about/things we can’t)

Decide on the categorisation process you will use   Write: what are your categories?

 

3. Sort the items and say why they are in a category

Write:  What belongs in each category?

draw a picture /diagram/infographic of a fictional place that labels/lists effects of a drought/ use a system (such as brackets under your labels) to clearly categorise the items you have labeled

 

4. Say how items could go into different groups

Write: Could you create/choose different categories- how would you arrange the items now?

 

Goal reflection:

 4. Tell what you know now (new idea) or could do with the information (new item)

Which type of classification do you think is most useful? Why?

How might different types of categories help us to understand or to respond to drought?

Topic Lesson

Private: Perspectives analysis of bushfire

June3

Goal

 

I can identify the positive and negative impacts of fire from different perspectives

 

APK:

Thought starter: What is this little girl doing?

 

 

What do you see?

What does it make you think about?

What does it make you wonder?

 

New Information & Application:

When you systematically analyse the different ways different people might see something, you can use this algorithm to make it rigorous and productive:

Analyse Perspectives:  consider multiple perspectives about an issue

  1. I describe a situation
  2. I tell how one person sees it
  3. I tell how a different person sees it
  4. I give my opinion about the differences
  5. I explain what I know now or how to make it better

 

 

Fill in the perspectives analysis looking at the different perspectives of the impact of fire.

  1. I describe a situation Fire in the bush: what will they think about it?

Watch these videos and note-take your understandings.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4820445.htm

https://www.coolaustralia.org/ca_topic/cool-burning/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfRjHTqn7mc

Rise from the Ashes

 

In Australia we have seen many Bushfire disasters which can make us fear fire.

In contrast, the Aboriginal people have used fire as a tool to manage their lands for many years.

 

Goal Reflection:

Explain how our attitude and dealing with fire as an inclusive community could help to improve both the management of our land and the management of bushfires as a natural disaster.

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