Friday, September 18, 2015

Term Three Evaluation ~ Monkey

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Read Aloud Books:
Picture Books -
365 Penguins
Uno's Garden Counting Book
Splat the Cat Sings Flat
Who Needs Pants?
Cinders - A Chicken Cinderella
Last Tiger
Ten Little Monkeys
Sam's Bush Journey
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet
Hairy Maclary's Show Business
Splat the Cat
Splish Splash Splat
Shark in the Park on a Windy Day
Go Dog Go
I Taste
Splat the Cat and the Duck With No Quack
Octonauts and the Flying Fish
Octonauts and the Giant Squid
At the Water Hole
Summer Rain
Octonauts and the Scary Spookfish
Octonauts and the Whale Shark
Kangaroos Hop
The Very Itchy Bear
Yikes Ticklysaurus
The Jewel Fish of Karnak
Guardians of the Galaxy
A Pet For Fly Guy
Mighty Machines
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach
Edward the Emu
Hush Hush
The Trouble With Dogs
The New Small Person

Independent Reading:
** Monkey has begun to read independently**
The following list is books that he has read aloud to me

Fishy Tales
What the King Likes
Catch the Rat
Nok Can Fix It
Rabbit on the Run
In the Sky
The Park
Tick Tock Clock
The Car
Monster in My Garden
Cloudy Day Sunny Day
Look Bear
Muddy, Mud, Bud
Great Granny's Birthday
Lettergetter Loves I
Big and Little
Big Machines
Hide and Seek
Jumping Beans
My Bridge
Tabletop Soccer
Pippa's Painting
Boxer and the Fish
Too Big
Here Comes the Sun
The Playground
Barky the Barking Dog

Other Reading Activities:
Reading Eggs online program

Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program

Foundation Handwriting Year 1
Targeting Handwriting Year 1

daily oral review of weekly lists as sourced from known CVC words
(10 words per list)
written test taken every Friday
watched The Great Australian Spelling Bee on channel 10 website

Maths Plus Year 1 Textbook
Units 25 - 32 covering the following topics:
combining numbers to make 10, describing number patterns, pentagons and octagons, subtraction to 20, counting coins, reading a map, chance, multiplication, prices, rhombuses, jump strategy, rounding, repeated addition, figure it out - problem solving, faces edges and vertices, know 1 know 4, using 1/2 and 1/4, gathering and displaying data, jump strategy (subtraction), finding groups, digital time, sharing, solving problems, reading a map, rows and columns/area, tessellations
Diagnostic Review 4

  • Making Numbers
  • Missing Oranges
  • Visiting Nanna
  • Four-Sided Shapes
  • Square Numbers
  • The Spinning Wheel
  • Four Square
  • Tom's Secret Birthday
  • Input-Output Machines
  • Treasure Island
  • Supergirl Showbag 

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
Exodus 15 ~ Leviticus 23

Geography/History - 
All books read below were read aloud as part of our Australian History Unit Study
"My Name is Lizzie Flynn" by Claire Saxby
"How the Birds Got Their Colours" - Aboriginal Dreaming Time Story
"Lord of the Cranes"

Science and Technology:
Completed various activities to do with lifecycles of frogs/toads and butterflies/moths.

Read Alouds on Various Science Topics:
Deadly Spiders and Scorpions - Andrew Solway
Really Weird Animals: Spiders
Finding Out About Great White Sharks - Greg Pyers
Blast Off! Let's Explore Neptune
Australia's Most Dangerous Sharks
Deadly Snakes - Andrew Solway
Blast Off! Let's Explore Mercury
Blast Off! Let's Explore Venus
Blast Off! Let's Explore The Moon
Blast Off! Let's Explore Comets and Asteroids
Blast Off! Let's Explore Jupiter
Blast Off! Let's Explore Saturn
Blast Off! Let's Explore Uranus
Blast Off! Let's Explore Pluto and the Other Dwarf Planets
Rainforest Insects and Spiders
Everything You Need to Know About Snakes and Other Scaly Reptiles
Tadpoles and Frogs
Bug Books - Beetle
Butterflies and Caterpillars
Tell Me the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad
Animals With Backbones
Frogs and Other Amphibians
Crabs and Crustaceans
Australian Geographic Insects
Living Nature - Reptiles
Slugs and Snails
Black Holes
What's Inside a Black Hole?
The Solar System - Saturn
Fact Cat - The Moon
Bull Sharks
Killer Crocodiles
Snakes and Lizards
My Best Book of Snakes
The Shark Book: Fish With Attitude

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

Human Body Unit Study
Read Alouds:
Your Brilliant Bones and Marvellous Muscular System
Body Atlas: Skin Muscle and Bones
Move Your Body: Bones and Muscles - Steve Parker
The Human Machine: Digestion and Excretion - Louise Spilsbury
Your Digestive System: Understand it with Numbers
My Healthy Body - Breathing
The Circulatory System: Where Do I Get My Energy?
Your Respiration and Circulation: Understand Them With Numbers
Your Mind Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System
Body Parts - The Eyes
Senses - Taste
Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System
Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System
Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System
Your Growing Body & Clever Reproductive System
The Value of Believing in Yourself - The Story of Louis Pasteur
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Body-Pedia

The Magic School Bus Series
"For Lunch" Topic: Digestion
"Inside Ralphie" Topic: Germs
"Flexes Its Muscles" Topic: Body Mechanics
"Works Out" Topic: Circulation

  • examined our fingerprints
  • viewed photographs of albino people and animals
  • traced his body on butcher paper and placed internal organs in correct places
  • conducted a "digestion" experiment with biscuits soaked in water and saliva
  • conducted the chicken bone in vinegar experiment to illustrate the need for calcium in relation to bone density

Creative Arts:

Weekly attendance of church and Sunday School
Numerous play dates with friends of multiple ages

Other Activities:
Played a variety of board and card games
  • Rummy-O
  • Mancala
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Skip-Bo
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Blokus
  • Blink
Imaginative (self created) Lego games with his younger brother
Pokemon card game battles with his brother

Term School Holiday Events:
Library ~ Bingo
Library ~ Spring Crafts Day
ANSTO ~ Superhero Day

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