Friday, December 18, 2015

Term Four Evaluation ~ Monster


Read Aloud Books:
Picture Books -
** See list of picture books read to Monkey as Monster listens to all or most of them**

Chapter Books - 
** See HSIE and/or PDHPE for list of chapter books read aloud**

Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Not proud to admit it but we really dropped the ball with writing term 4

Foundation Handwriting Year 3 (completed the book)

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

Maths Plus Year 4 Textbook
Units 28 - 35 covering the following topics:
5-digit addition, commutative property, data investigation, kilograms and grams, division, temperature, most likely/least likely, square numbers, equivalent tenths and hundredths, recording data, calendars, contracted multiplication, ordering and rounding decimals, nets and cross-sections, decimal notation - length, number patterns, fraction and decimal patterns, data investigation, the square metre, associative property, describing paths, litres and millilitres, adding and subtracting decimals, contracted multiplication, isometric drawing, displacement experiments, number relationships, estimating and checking, mapping-scale, and timelines
Diagnostic Review 4

Maths Plus Year 5 Textbook
Units 28 - 35 covering the following topics:
4-digit multiplication, calculator memory, street directories, shapes (translate, rotate, reflect), three digits multiplied by two digits, adding and subtracting decimals, chance, nets, 6-digit subtraction, spreadsheet data, choosing length units, mean scores (average), financial plan/budget, sequences of fractions and decimals, circles, square kilometres, multiplication methods, rounding for estimation, making a map, elapsed time, division with fractional remainders, highest common factor (HCF), collecting data/questionnaires, cubic centimetres and cubic metres, calculator problems, mobile phone plans, cross sections, dot plot graphs, inverse operations, decimal remainders, enlargements and reductions, and time zones
Diagnostic Review 4

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
Leviticus 24 ~ Numbers 19

Geography/History - 
All books read below were read aloud as part of our Australian History Unit Study
"Meet Nellie"
"Nellie and the Secret Letter"
"Nellie's Quest"
"Nellie's Greatest Wish"
"Meet Alice"
"Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair"
"Alice of Peppermint Grove"
"Peacetime For Alice"
"Meet Ruby"
"Ruby and the Country Cousins"
"School Days For Ruby"

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

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.

Read Alouds on Various Science Topics:
Redback Spider - Greg Pyers
Finding Out About Tiger Snakes - Greg Pyers
Spiders and Other Arachnids - Ron Thomas
The Usborne Big Book of Bugs
Alligators and Crocodiles
Bugs - DK
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Up Close T Rex

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:
Continued to play the recorder
Attended best friend's drama production
Attended best friend's dance performance of The Nutcracker

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
  • Phase 10
  • 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 ~ Games Day
ANSTO ~ Water Rockets

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