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Homework Week 5

Due – Monday 12th November 2018

As this week is a short week, I will only be expecting your reading logs to be done.

If, however, you are one of the people who did not complete all homework tasks last week (HotMaths task, 100wc, 3-2-1 Science reflection and reading log) you are expected to complete these this week!

Thank you to those who got organised, set aside the time and made the effort to completed the tasks set.  I encourage you to look at the blogs of your classmates and post some comments. There has been some fantastic writing produced recently – be inspired.

Homework Week 4

Due Wednesday 7th November

Once again we’ve got a video about space for you to look at. You should watch this and give a reflection like you would for a BTN reflection (3 recalls; 2 questions; 1 understanding) written as a flowing paragraph with an opening topic sentence that introduces the topic. You will need to click on the link and it will download the video to your computer. This may take several minutes:

The Solar System — our home in space-we82e3

Other this week you need to do:

  1. Reflect on the space video
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Hotmaths-angles
  4. 100 Word Challenge – Try to set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class.
  5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate.

Homework Weeks 2 & 3

SPEECHES:

Over the next 2 weeks, there is a change in our homework expectations. All students will need to write an important speech. The details for these speeches are given below.

As we expect a high standard from all of you, there will be no other homework set this week apart from your reading log.

Next week, we will expect you to reflect on the Space video as well. But there will be no Hotmaths or 100 word challenge homework tasks during the next 2 weeks.

Your teacher will take you through the expectations of your speeches. The expectations are given below, but please have a chat to your teacher if you are unsure of any aspect.

Year 5 School Captain Speech

Towards the end of each year, we elect the school captains for the next year.

Now is your chance to use the skills you have been learning in class masters to convince your teachers and peers of all your wonderful qualities that would go towards you becoming an important leader of our school.

Each year 5 student is expected to prepare and present a speech to the 5-6 students outlining their strengths as a leader and what they would bring to the role of school captain.

The criteria and process for becoming school captain are outlined in this document:

School Captains Application and Selection Process

Please download it and read it to get an idea of what you might write.

Speeches will be presented in Week 4 of term (29 October).

All speeches should be emailed to your teacher before the 29th of October, and posted on your blog after you have presented it.

Feel free to speak to your teacher, this year’s captains or last year’s short-listed candidates if you would like advice on creating an outstanding application.

Year 6 Valedictorian Speech

Preparing for Graduation: The Valedictory Speech

With the end of the year fast approaching there are a few key events to prepare for. For our year sixes none is more important than graduation. A key element of the evening is the valedictory speech.

As Grace Fleming explains on About.com the terms “valedictory” and “valedictorian” come from the Latin valedicere, which means “a formal farewell”. Grace goes on to explain “the valedictory should fulfill two goals: it should convey a “sending off” message to the members of a graduating class; but it should also inspire graduating students to leave the comfort and security of their school with a full heart, and to embark on an exciting new adventure.”

This year all year 6s will be expected to write a speech, even if they don’t intend to deliver it on the night. All year 6 students will read their speech in front of all the 5/6s on a date to be announced. You will need a printed copy of your speech to be handed to your teacher by Monday 29th October

For some suggestions go to Grace Fleming’s full article at http://homeworktips.about.com/od/speechclass/qt/valedictory.htm

 

The internet is full of tips for writing a valedictory speech. YouTube also has many worthwhile samples.

wikiHow includes the following suggestions:

  • Keep it in perspective.
  • Avoid trying to write something that doesn’t reflect your true self.
  • Be open to what the rest of the grade is thinking.
  • Create an introduction.
  • Thank those people who have made a difference in your life and the lives of other students.
  • Add in memories.
  • Acknowledge others.
  • Stay out of cliche zone.

To fully unpack each of these go to: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Valedictorian-Speech

 

The website about education(http://homeworktips.about.com/od/speechclass/qt/valedictory.htm) also provides advice around:

  • Know Your Purpose
  • Compile a List of Highlights
  • Writing the Speech
  • Use Anecdotes and Quotes
  • Plan for Time
  • Tips for Preparing to Speak 

 

Finally http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/writing-your-valedictorian-speech.html has general tips for Valedictory Speeches including how to begin writing it, getting feedback and involving your peers.

For an example of a recent speech given at an MPPS graduation check out http://grace2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

 

Homework Week 1 (Term 4)

Due on Monday 15th October

Welcome back! It was great to see everyone returning for our biggest and best term yet. We have a lot to get through, both with the work we need to cover and all the extra activities that are part of the upper primary years.

Think about the goals you set today. In order to achieve these goals you will need to put in place a plan to get there.

This week you need to do:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. HotMaths Task (on decimals)
  3. Book Review – Please write and publish a book review based on the book you completed for Literature Circles. Think about the characters, plot, themes that develop, comparable authors (text to text connections). If you give a star rating make sure you explain what the rating stands for.
  4. 100 Word Challenge (Set yourself a writing goal at the start) 

    Latest prompt

    Remember you must include these words exactly as they are written here:

    …it reminded me of a time when…

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 6

Well done to those students who completed all homework tasks – AND remembered to have their homework book at school for checking. I know free time didn’t happen today, but it will later in the week.

This is this week’s homework which will be checked on Monday 20th November.

  1. Reading log filled in and signed at least 5 times this week. Make sure you record the dates, pages read, title of book and have it signed by a parent or guardian.
  2. Hotmaths task is set.
  3. 100 Word Challenge
  4. Literacy circle reading and role preparation
  5. Poetry sharing
  6. Grade 6’s don’t forget you should be working on your valedictory speech (due Wednesday NEXT WEEK).

Homework Week 9

Homework Due Monday 18th September

  1. Reading Log – at least 5 times for week
  2. Literacy Circles homework – read and prepare for group discussion (Check the expectations for your role)
  3. Classmasters (BE PREPARED!) – to be held on Friday 15th September.

Topic Homework – Due by Friday 15th September

Watch the following video and respond in the usual way for a BTN reflection 3 Facts, 2 Questions and 1 Wondering. Don’t forget to colour code your responses.

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1568044/let-the-electricity-flow