Monday, December 19, 2016

Term Four Evaluation: Monster



Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Puss in Boots
The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (Beatrix Potter)
The Frog Prince
The Emperor's New Clothes
Ramona and Her Father
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Ramona Forever
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Prince Caspian
Falling Up
A Light in the Attic

Institute For Excellence in Writing Program
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style

Over the course of the term Monster wrote three paragraphs using the techniques set out in this program.  Topics included: Three separate paragraphs about spiders

Foundation Handwriting Year 4

The Return of The Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky (we read this aloud) 
Topics Included: Meet the Family, Surprising Languages, Learning to Speak, All the World's a Stage, The Play's the Thing, Nouns Are Like Ice Cream, Verbs Are Like Goldfish, What Do Words Mean Anyway, Words Words Words, Words Wanted - Dead of Alive, The Magical Act of Writing, and Buried Treasure

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 28 - 35 covering the following topics:
Multiplying fractions, calculator: multiplication and division, prime factors, timelines, multiplication by 2 digits, finding percentages, describing likelihood, nets, decimal number patterns, negative numbers, choosing units and measuring devices, the mean, multiply and divide decimals, number patterns, circles, length problem solving, roman numerals, fractions of a quantity, the cartesian plane, mass units, decimal/fraction number patterns, order of operations, applying angles, the cubic metre, number patterns, reducing fractions, cartesian island, side-by-side column graphs, equivalent number sentences, justifying a solution, diagonals, and timetables
Diagnostic Review 4

Other Math Activities:
Khan Academy website
Cool Math Games website
Variety of maths games - uno, Phase 10, Rummy-O, Monopoly (he was banker), etc

Independent Reading: (Maths)

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
1 Kings ~ 1 Chronicles

History - 
All books read below were read aloud as part of our ongoing Australian History unit and our Ancient Greek Unit Studies
Ned Kelly
Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Ancient Greece
Alexander the Great
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece and Rome
Alexander the Great and His Claim to Fame

James' Independent History Choices (silent reading)

Other History Read Alouds
The Birthday Crown
Queen Victoria's Christmas

(Books below are Aboriginal stories)

Geography - 
On the River
To the Top End
Sophie Scott Goes South
24 Hours on the Tundra

Science and Technology:

The following books were read independently:

The following books were read aloud:
Dark Secrets - Life Without Sunlight
Deadly Creatures
Weird Creatures

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
learned how to ride a bicycle
attended American Football (grid iron) game

Creative Arts:
Attended best friend's end of year drama productions - Alice in Wonderland and Shrek
Attended best friend's end of year dance recital - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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

Other Activities:
Played a variety of board and card games
  • Rummy-O
  • Mancala
  • Snakes and Ladders
  • Skip-Bo
  • Phase 10
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Blokus
  • Blink
Attended a Greek festival at the library: Activities included, listening to recited Greek poetry, watched traditional Greek dances, tasted traditional Greek food
Attended Carols in the Park event with good friends
Attended Children's Church Christmas Party

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