Friday, April 3, 2015

Term One Evaluation ~ Monkey

Read Aloud Books:

Picture Books and/or Information Books - 
Australia's Deadly and Dangerous Animals - Steve Parish
DK Secrets of the Deep Revealed
Animal Homes
A Visual Introduction to Wild Cats
A Visual Introduction to Monkeys and Apes
The Horrible Science of You
Superscience Flowering Plants
Zoom! The Invisible World of Plants by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Green Eggs and Ham
Reptiles by Karin Cox
DK Plants Bite Back by Richard Platt
The Cocky, the Crow and the Hawk by Christine Nicholls
Karana The Story of the Father Emu by Uncle Joe Kirk
How the Birds Got Their Colours
Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake
The Rainbow Serpent by Dick Roughsey
Seasons in Australia ~ Summer by Greg Pyers
Fables from Africa
Plant With Seeds
Learning About Plants
Seasons in Australia ~ Autumn by Greg Pyers
Wild Predators ~ Killer Fish
Plants and Flowers by Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Wild Predators ~ Killer Insects
Chipper the Cheetah
African Elephants
A Troop of Chimpanzees
The Antartica Book ~ Life in the Freezer
Crabs and Crustaceans
Slugs and Snails
Australia's Most Amazing Animals
Deadly Spiders and Scorpions
The Biggest Muddy Puddle in the World
Living Nature Reptiles
Noisy Nora
Big Cats
Mister Teddy's Outback Adventure
Marine Animals
Blue-Ringed Octopus: Small But Deadly
Hairy Nose Itchy Butt
Daisy Saves the Day
The Carousel
Some Bugs
Knowledge Masters Monster Animals
Can You Find Me?
The Story of Ferdinand
Horton and the Kwuggerbug
First Animal Encyclopedia
Australia's Deadly and Dangerous Animals
Secrets of the Deep Revealed
My Cat Maisie
The Gift
Alexander's Outing
Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
Where the Moon Lives
Room on the Broom
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit
A Bargain for Frances
Police on Alert
Bertie and the Bear
Who Sank the Boat
A Birthday For Frances
Bedtime For Frances
Best Friends For Frances
Found You, Little Wombat
Eric Carle's Animals Animals
Each Pear Pear Plum
Skippy Jon Jones and the Big Bones
Funny Faces

Other Reading Activities:
Reading Eggs online program
Participated in local library summer reading program

Maths Plus Year 1
Units 1-9 covering the following topics:
adding numbers, one-half, making 2D shapes, uniform informal length units, take away, place value, identifying features of objects, comparing areas, equal groups, number patterns, names of 2D shapes, repeated time units, counting on, half of a collection, might happen/won't happen, comparing capacity, counting on to find the difference, groups of 10, following directions, comparing mass, sharing, counting, vertical/horizontal/parallel, picture graphs, adding on number lines, numbers to 30, odd and even numbers, recognising 3D objects, addition combinations to 10, half, describing chance, make/mark/move
Diagnostic Review 1

Maths Plus Year 2
Units 1-3 covering the following topics:
10-frame addition, one-half, classifying two dimensional shapes, informal length units, subtraction strategies, revising numbers to 99, three-dimensional objects, covering area, repeated addition, skip counting, different orientations, half past, faces/vertices/edges, digital time - half past and o'clock

Foundation Handwriting Year 1
Targeting Handwriting Year 1

Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program
wrote letter and designed card to send to his best friend

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
Acts: 6 ~ 2 Peter: 3
Memory Verse:
Psalm 23
Aesop's Fables

Science and Technology:
Read aloud books (see above) on a variety of science topics
Began a unit study on plants
** See read aloud list for book selection **

Magic School Bus Episode ~ Goes to Seed
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Gets Planted
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Dinosaurs
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Body Mechanics
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Bats
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Gets Programmed
Magic School Bus Episode ~ In the City
Magic School Bus Episode ~ Takes a Dive

Began keeping a daily weather log ~ visually observes the weather each day and pastes relevant pictures into his science notebook.

Kingdom of Plants ~ David Attenborough DVD
"Life in the Wet Zone"

walk to and from the library
walk to and from the shops
walk to and from various parks
free play at various parks
riding scooter

Creative Arts:
Attended Paul's Magic Show at local library

Weekly attendance of church and Sunday School
Attended his brother's 9th birthday party
Numerous play dates with friends of multiple ages
Lunch at Burger shop with numerous friends
Attended cousin's 25th birthday BBQ with extended family members
Attended family friend's 40th birthday luncheon

Other Activities:
Played a variety of board and card games
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Skip-Bo
  • Flinch
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Blokus
  • Naughts and Crosses
  • The Dot Game

Term School Holiday Events:
Library ~ Bingo
ANSTO ~ Water Rockets
Library ~ Popsicle Stick Crafts
Library ~ Paul's Magic Show
Library ~ Play Dough Afternoon
Library ~ Fun & Games Day

Library ~ Bingo
Library ~ Fun & Games Day
ANSTO ~ Spooky Science
Lego Day (hosted at a friend's church)
Taronga Zoo
Little Dynamo's Indoor Playground

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