Our friends at Night Zookeeper have set a special prompt for us this week. It is about their upcoming book, The Lioness of Fire Desert, which is available in August. In the story, Night Zookeeper Will travels to the Fire Desert and discovers a pink lake and animal hospital.
Prompt: Can you invent a magical animal that could live in one of these magical places and tell us all about them?
I can explain how the Earth’s crust contributes to natural disasters
This video shows where earthquakes have been recorded and where tectonic plate edges are.
What do you see/think/wonder?
New Information & Application:
Show students video / take notes:
Present students with the following questions.
What is the Earth’s crust and how is it defined?
How is the Earth’s crust connected to natural disasters?
What other questions do you have with regards the Earth’s crust and its movement?-write in your books
share & organise- 10 min
Share the most important questions they have & choose approx. 5-6 more questions as a class to investigate and attempt to find answers-students can work in pairs.
Use a half piece of paper to answer each of the questions -record any information which helps answer the questions. Remember, diagrams can be a great way to answer some of the questions. Name each page and write the question at the top
you can use books and websites- each person should use one animated and one still source to find information from. Below are some suggested sources. Try to make sure that a variety of sources are used.
Research 30-40 min (approx 5 min per question- give regular reminders and suggestions to move through the questions).
After half an hour, divide the students into the same number of groups as there are questions and present each group with all of the responses to one of the questions. (S0, for example, one group of 3-4 students will be given everybody’s answers to the question: “What is the Earth’s crust and how is it defined?” Other groups will receive all the answers to other questions.)
Each group then has the task of collating the responses to their designated question, determining the common elements and organising a combined response that best answers the question.
This will be glued onto a class poster- The Earth’s Crust- Our Questions Answered
When groups are ready to present, they hand back research pages, students glue them into their books
A representative from each group will share this information with the class about their question.
As each question is answered and discussed, provide students with a minute or two to discuss their understanding of the answer with a partner and add to their notes.
Draw or create a visual representation (diagram/graphic organiser) of some of your learning that connects the earths crust with at least 1 natural disaster 10 min
Well done to those of you who consistently complete the homework tasks. I’m very proud of you. I know you all have very busy lives and it can be a challenge to manage your time.
Homework is due on Monday 14th May 2018
Read 5 times, date your reading, record how many pages you read and for how long. Make sure you get a parent or caregiver to sign your homework book.
The 100 word challenge. This week we are venturing into the world of conversation & speech! The prompt is:…’when did it arrive?’ I said Things to consider:
What is it?
Why is the question being asked?
What will the result be if ‘IT’ is late or early?
Herald Sun for Kids. Read the following article and respond as you normally would for a BTN reflection, colour coding or using a key to identify understandings, facts and questions. Clickhere for the link.
Maths – this week please use this link to Khan Academy where we will practice some more factors and multiples. Please let me know if you are having difficulties logging on to and completing tasks. Don’t leave it until Monday morning to ask for help.
100 Word Challenge . Set yourself a writing goal at the start, and remember to make sure you post your entry on the 100 word challenge site. Here is this week’s prompt:…This week we have a 5-word promptSHOUTED CRIMSON MISTY FRANTICALLY GRAVE
Apologies grade 5/6 – I have just realised this was saved as a draft and not published. Thanks Christian for letting me know!
The homework this week is due on Monday 30th April.
Please ensure you complete the homework set. It is a school wide expectation that homework set is completed on time and to the best of your ability. If for some reason you are unable to complete a task, please ask your parent or caregiver to write a note in your diary explaining why. Thank you. Libby
Reading Log (5 times for the week, filled in your reading log and signed by a parent or guardian)
100 word challenge – please make sure you read over your work aloud and make the appropriate corrections. Take note of any constructive feedback given by your classmates and see if it can help you improve your writing.
HotMaths – the focus this week is on patterns in multiplication.