Click on this link for Questions about the BTN video ‘Don’t panic’ Work with a partner or on your own to answer the questions and post as a comment below.
After music class today we continued with a different type of music lesson. Our ‘experts’ and a youtube tutorial helped 6K learn the ‘cup song’ (from the movie Pitch Perfect, ‘Miss me when I’m gone’). I was very proud of the class, they were able to move from sounding like ‘white noise’ to tapping a great sounding rhythm within 40 minutes! To see 6K in action press play.
Today after we had learned the ‘cup song’ we watched the video – The Backwards Brain Bicycle
It may help to explain why it is harder for me to learn the cup song than the students 🙂
What did you learn from watching the Backwards Brain Bicycle video?
Today the students used the Quiver app to bring a volcano to life. First they wrote a short description about a volcano using the blank colouring in page as a prompt. The students then coloured in the volcano page and used Quiver to bring it to life. The app simulates a Volcano erupting and also has a mini quiz to complete. After the simulation the students then created another piece of writing with huge improvements.
Did the buddy conference help you improve your writing, if so how?
Was your second piece of writing more powerful after using the app?
What did you think of today’s Writer’s Workshop?
Today 6K shared everything they knew about fractions and worked in small groups to record on A3 sheets. They showed their knowledge through numbers, pictures and words. 6K then looked for creative ways to make fractions using objects in the classroom. Press play to see their different creations.
On Tuesday the class had a great time making no cook playdough in the kitchen in the gym. Some groups were better than others at following the recipe correctly! In the end all groups made beautifully soft play dough for us to use in the classroom.
Today the students watched an ABC splash video ‘Look deep, down into the Earth’ (14 minutes). It is all about the layers of the earth. They then worked in small groups to create their own model of the Earth using the play dough made on Tuesday.
Press play to watch a slideshow of the lessons.
Write a short story explaining this photo.
Make sure your story has an introduction, problem and a solution. Don’t forget to follow the writing process – plan, draft, revise, edit and then publish as a comment in this post.