Friday, April 14, 2017

Term One Evaluation: Monkey



Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Literature: Read Aloud
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
Prince Ribbit by Nathan Emmett
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig  by Charlotte Voake
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Tiddalick The Frog Who Caused a Flood by Robert Roennfeldt

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

Over the course of the term Monkey wrote three paragraphs. His topics were astronauts, spiders and stars.

Foundation Handwriting Year 2

For Grammar this term Monkey focused on learning about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. I sourced several activities and worksheets from Pinterest to cover these topics.  We also started working on punctuation and will continue with these topics through term two and the remainder of the year, expanding as needed.

daily oral review of weekly lists as sourced from year 3 lists on the internet
(20 words per list)
written test taken every Friday

Maths Plus Year 3
Topics Include:
Addition Facts, Skip Counting, Three-Dimensional Objects, Centimetres, Subtraction Facts, Writing and Ordering Numbers, Symmetry, Informal Areas, Changing Addends to make 10, Inverse Operations, Describing Position, Tally Marks and Column Graphs, Connecting Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication Facts (2s), Prisms and Cylinders, Measuring in Centimetres, Odd and Even Numbers, Rounding Numbers to 10, Triangles, Time in Minutes, Expanding 3-Digit Numbers, Multiplication Facts (5s), Grid Maps, Column Graphs, The Division Symbol, Jump Stategy for Addition, Parallel Lines, Informal Capacity/Litres, Subtraction Patterns, Halves/Quarters/Eighths, Pyramids, Calculating Area, Split Strategy for Addition, Related Multiplication Facts (4s), Picture Graphs, Digital Time
Diagnostic Review 1

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)
Lego Factastic Book
The Water Hole by Graeme Base

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
2 Chronicles: 1-22

History - 
Read Aloud:
Meet... The Flying Doctors by George Ivanoff
The Shady Tree by Demi
Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Sounder
Show Me the Continents by Pamela Dell

Geography -
Read Aloud:
Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo
Earth's Cylces - The Seasons Cycles by Cheryl Jakab

Jeremy's Independent History and Geography Choices (silent reading)

Geography - 
The Water Hole by Graeme Base
Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester

Science and Technology:

The following books were read independently:
Butterflies and Caterpillars by Gilda Berger
Reptiles by Gilda Berger
Dangerous Animals by Gilda Berger
Do Tarantulas Have Teeth by Gilda Berger

The following books were read aloud:
Tadpoles and Frogs
From Tadpole to Frog
Tadpole to Frog
Frogs Close-Up
Tree Frogs
Green Tree Frogs
Amazing Animal Journeys
Ants Close Up
Smart About Sharks
Apes and Monkeys
Forces and Magnets
Electricity and Magnetism
Lions and Tigers
The Ultimate Dinopedia by National Geographic for Kids
Tigers Built For the Hunt by Julia Vogel
Timba the Tiger by Jan Latta
Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray
Australasia's Most Amazing Animals by Anita Ganeri
Sharks by DK
100 Things to Know About Space by Usborne
Natural Disasters by DK Eyewitness Guides
Insect Emporium by Susie Brooks
Ocean Wonders
24 Hours on a Coral Reef by Virginia Schop

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:
various arts and crafts activities that pertain to younger brother's Letter of the Week program

Weekly attendance of church and Sunday School
Numerous play dates with friends of multiple ages
Thursday co-op classes
Weekly trips to the library

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 an Ancient History exhibit at UTS museum

April School Holiday Events:
Attended Bingo at local library
Attended space workshop at ANSTO
Attended craft session at local library
Attended memory game session at local library
Attended Lego Day at a friend's church
Attended church services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Helped celebrate younger brother's 5th birthday

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