Publish a piece of writing (can be anything) and then share on your blog. Don’t forget to include an introduction to your piece about why you are sharing it. You could also draw an illustration or find a picture to enhance your text.
Independent reading – Focus: thick and thin questions, record the questions and answers in your Reader’s Notebook.
Add books to Premiers Reading Challenge list.
Essential Assessment (my numeracy)
Mathletics (complete set tasks)
Update your blog – everyone completed a self evaluation of their blogs, use this to help you improve and/or add to your digital portfolio. Here is the Student Blog Self Assessment Checklistto help you if you need it.
Answer the questions to one of the posts below (example: Maths Challenge / The great pet debate / Refugee Olympic team / Morgan Mitchell maths).
At the end of the day please post a quality comment telling me what you have completed.
Please rate your effort out of 5 for today and explain why you gave yourself this score. See you tomorrow 🙂
What? We are learning to estimate and rank numbers in order. Why? This will help us to work out the costs of owning a pet. How? I’ll be able to work in a just right group to complete a brainstorming activity.
Discussion: Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of pet ownership per capita: 36% of households own dogs and 23% own cats. Why do people have pets? What sorts of animals are not suitable as pets? Why? Do you think owning a pet is ethical?
After watching the video brainstorm a list of costs involved in having a pet.
Estimate how much each pet might cost to buy.
Write the pets in order of cheapest to most expensive.
Now brainstorm a list of other costs involved in having a pet. Financial costs may include: Food, an enclosure, equipment, registration, training, kennelling, vet’s fees.
Once you have done this rank the costs in order from highest to lowest.
Now research using netbooks/ipads and check actual costs against your estimations.
What did you find out today?
What questions do you have?
Which animal would you choose for a pet and why?
After watching the BTN episode answer the following questions and post as a comment below.
1. Name the ABC science show that tested families in an emergency. 2. What does the Matthews’s family fill up with water to prepare their house for a bushfire?
a. Bath b. Kitchen sink c. Water tank 3. Why is it important to look online or check the radio during a natural disaster? 4. Why might kids be better at coping with a cyclone emergency than adults? 5. It is safe to drive through flood water. True or false? 6. Why is it important to have an emergency plan and be prepared for a disaster? 7. Make a list of items that you would put in an emergency survival kit. 8. List your school evacuation areas.
Morgan Mitchell was in year 6 at Werribee Primary School 10 years ago. Today we watched a replay of Morgan running in her first heat at the Rio Olympics in the 400m race! She came second with a time of 51.30 seconds. 🙂 🙂
We decided to see how far we could run in the same time. The students ran and their group members measured their distances with trundle wheels. We collected and reflected on our data and predictions before returning to the classroom to create graphs. It was a really fun way to work with measuring, collating data and creating graphs.
Here is a slideshow of the lesson;
Did you see Morgan run in the Semi Final?
What is your favourite event or favourite athlete at the Rio olympics and why?
Riddle 1: What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away?
Riddle 2: Ben walked into a hardware store and asked the price of some items. The salesman said: “One costs $1, eight costs $1, seventeen costs $2, one hundred and four costs $3, one thousand and seventy two costs $4.” What was Ben buying?
Can you solve one or both of these tricky riddles?
Please don’t forget to read comments below before posting your answers, good luck 🙂
There’s been a plague in the Rio Olympic Village and it’s turning all the Olympians into weird monsters!
What? We are learning to Interpret data through comparing graphs. Why? This will help us to understand how to read and compare different data sets How? I’ll be able to complete the activity and write a quality blog comment to reflect on my learning