Saturday, April 9, 2016

Term One 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

I focused on routine this first term of the school year so we gave our IEW writing program a rest. We will pick it up again in Term 2.
In the meantime, his writing for Term 1 consisted of writing Christmas and birthday thank you notes.

Foundation Handwriting Year 4

We are using a Grammar textbook (The Grammar Ace) this year and so far it is working out well.

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 6 Textbook
Units 1 - 9 covering the following topics:
addition of 4-digit numbers, multiplication strategies, measuring angles, kilometres, addition and subtraction strategies, percentage equivalences, revising shapes, square centimetres and square metres, subtracting 4-digit numbers, revising 3-digit division, picture graphs, the cubic centimetre, addition of 4-digit numbers, place value, compass points revision, estimating mass, revising multiplication, decimals, percentages and fractions, chance predictions, reviewing 3D objects, 4-digit division, number patterns, side by side column graphs, am and pm revision, multiplication strategies, unit fractions of a collection, measure and construct angles, millimetres and centimetres, addition of 3-, 4- and 5-digit numbers, number sentences, constructing and drawing 3D objects, dot plot graphs, division with fractional remainders, improper fractions and mixed numerals, grid references, chance and column graphs
Diagnostic Review 3

Other Math Activities:
Khan Academy website
Cool Math Games website
Variety of maths games - uno, Phase 10, Rummy-O, etc

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
Numbers 19 ~ Deuteronomy 26

History - 
All books read below were read aloud as part of our Australian History and Ancient Egypt Unit Studies
"Ruby of Kettle Farm" by Penny Matthews
"Meet Daisy" by Michelle Hamer
"Daisy All Alone" by Michelle Hamer
"The Horse Who Bit a Bushranger" by Jackie French
"Pharaoh - The Boy Who Conquered the Nile" by Jackie French
"Daisy in the Mansion" by Michelle Hamer
Discoveries: Ancient Egypt
"Daisy on the Road" by Michelle Hamer
"Meet Pearlie" by Gabrielle Wang
Life in Ancient Egypt - Everyday History
Ancient Egypt in 30 Seconds by Cath Senker
The Best (& Worst) Jobs in Ancient Egypt by Clive Gifford
Rich and Poor in Ancient Egypt

Geography - 
The Travel Book
Around the World Coloring Book
Term 1 focused on the following countries:

Science and Technology:

Read Alouds on Various Science Topics:
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

Various computer games at the library and a home - they discovered old Atari games on a free website!

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

Read Alouds:
Kindness by Kimberly Pryor
Respect by Kimberly Pryor

Creative Arts:
Read Aloud - 
"The Magical Garden of Claude Monet" by Laurence Anholt
Colouring page of Monet's Water Garden

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

Term School Holiday Events:
Library ~ Bingo
Library ~ Games Day
ANSTO ~ Water Rockets

ANSTO ~ Water
Lego Day at a friend's church

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