Friday, June 26, 2015

Term Two Evaluation ~ Monster

Read Aloud Books:

Picture Books and/or Information Books - 
Do Not Forget Australia - by Sally Murphy
Jack's Bugle - by Krista Bell
Simpson and His Donkey - by Mark Greenwood
Life in Colonial Australia
Deadly Insects
Amazing Australian Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians
Child Convicts
Australian Convicts by Jill B. Bruce
Seasons in Australia: Winter by Greg Pyers

Chapter Books - 
The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded - by Jackie French
Charlotte's Web - by E.B. White
Grace and Glory - by Sofie Laguna

Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

Other Reading Activities:
Reading Eggs online program
30 - 60 minutes of silent reading daily

Maths Plus Year 4 Textbook
Units 10 - 18 covering the following topics:
3-digit subtraction with trading, equivalent fractions, acute, obtuse and right angles, millilitres, counting by 10s and 100s, thirds and sixths, patterns in tables, kilograms, counting patterns, multiplication facts times 8, symmetrical patterns, chance, jump and bridging strategies - subtraction, mixed numerals, combining and splitting shapes, millilitres, counting with fractions, division strategies, reflect, translate or rotate, two-way tables, hundredths, tens of thousands, grouping two-dimensional shapes, am and pm time, 3-digit addition, multiplication facts times 9, creating categories, grams, multiplying tens then ones, division with remainders, using a legend, perimeter, 4-digit addition, patterns on a hundreds chart, top front and side views, square centimetres
Diagnostic Review 2

Maths Plus Year 5 Textbook
Units 10 - 18 covering the following topics:
4-digit subtraction, prime and composite numbers, triangles, square centimetres, 2-digit division, revising two place decimals, probability (0-1), using scale, 5-digit addition with trading, multiples, line graphs, cubic centimetres, three digits multiplied by one digit, constructing number sentences, constructing shapes, 24 hour time, 5-digit subtraction, 2-digit division, describing objects, perimeter, multiplication, fractions on a number line, databases, square metres, 3-digit division, factors, number patterns and rules, rotational symmetry, order of operations, adding and subtracting fractions, chance, top front and side views, 5-digit addition, roman numerals, line graphs, cubic centimetres and millilitres
Diagnostic Review 2

Foundation Handwriting Year 3

Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program
wrote postcards to international pen pals

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
1 John ~ Exodus 15

Geography/History - 
We continued our Australian History Unit Study.
We utilized information books and chapters books as the core of our study.
** See read aloud and chapter book list above for book selection **
We read a variety of Aboriginal Dreaming time picture books.
We read a variety of books about ANZAC day
** See read aloud and chapter book list above for book selection **

Science and Technology:
Continued his personal blog
Learned how to edit photographs using Gimp program
Started independently composing and typing content of blog
Edited each entry with assistance from mum

Read aloud books (see above) on a variety of science topics

Continued keeping a daily weather log ~ tracking high/low temps, humidity, and rainfall using Bureau of Meteorology website and other weather websites as necessary.  Writing collected data down in a weather notebook.

Conducted the "Seed in a Glass Jar" experiment
(watching the seed sprout)

daily oral review of weekly lists as sourced from year 4 lists on the internet
(20 words per list)
written test taken every Friday

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:

Weekly attendance of church and Sunday School
Numerous play dates with friends of multiple ages
Attended best friend's Ice Skating birthday party

Other Activities:
Played a variety of board and card games
  • Rummy-O
  • Yahtzee
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Skip-Bo
  • Flinch
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Blokus
  • Naughts and Crosses
  • The Dot Game
  • Scrabble
Imaginative (self created) Lego games with his younger brother

Term School Holiday Events:
Library ~ Bingo
Library ~ Fun & Games Day
Library ~ Paper Aeroplane Construction
ANSTO ~ Colour & Light
Lego Day hosted at a friend's church

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