Thursday, April 13, 2017

Term One Evaluation: Monster



Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Literature: Read Aloud
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Prince Ribbit by Nathan Emmett
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig by Charlotte Voake
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Tiddalick The Frog Who Caused a Flood by Robert Roennfeldt
The Cuckoo by Gary Crew
Dear Dragon by Josh Funk

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

Over the course of the term Monster wrote two paragraphs using the techniques set out in this program.  Topics included: Harmful food and Aeroplanes

Foundation Handwriting Year 5

For Grammar this year we have returned to our textbook called The Grammar Ace.  Lessons included: Verb Tense, Voice, Synonyms and Antonyms, Predicate Nouns and Adjectives, Prepositions and Indirect Objects.

daily oral review of weekly lists as sourced from year 6 lists on the internet
(20 words per list)
written test taken every Friday

Cambridge Maths Year 7
HIGH SCHOOL maths this year!
I'm working through the textbook with Monster and so far we have been VERY successful. Despite not getting the book until week 5 we made good progress.  We worked through two units in the book which covered the following topics:
Unit One:
Pre-test, ancient number systems, Hindu-Arabic numbers, adding and subtracting positive integers, algorithms for adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing small positive integers, multiplying and dividing large positive integers, dividing positive integers and dealing with remainders, estimating and rounding positive integers, order of operations with positive integers and chapter summary.
Unit Two:
Pre-test, points, lines, intervals, and angles, measuring and classifying angles, adjacent angles and vertically opposite angles, transversal lines and parallel lines, solving geometry problems, circles and constructions with ruler and compass, and chapter summary.

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

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

History - 
Read Aloud:
Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesars Sticky End
The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice
Meet... The Flying Doctors
Horrible Histories: The Cut Throat Celts
Ancient Worlds
Ancient Rome
Technology in Ancient Rome
Men, Women and Children in Ancient Rome
Rich and Poor in Ancient Rome
At Home with the Ancient Romans
Pompeii and Herculaneum

James' Independent History and Geography Choices (silent reading)
Horrible Histories: Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment
Horrible Histories: Villians
Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
Aussie Notables - John Monash
Horrible Geography: Bloomin' Rainforests
Ten Best Greek Legends EVER!

Geography - 
Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo
Earth's Cycles - The Season's Cycles
Ancient Wonders
The Shady Tree
The Seven Wonders of the Natural World
Unusual Wonders
Natural Wonders
The Cities Book

Science and Technology:

The following books were read independently:
Horrible Science: Frightening Light
Lego Factastic

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

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
For health this year we are working our way through an R.I.C book about Developing Awareness of Health and Personal Development.  Unit topics this term included:
A Balanced Diet
Physical Fitness
Personal Exercise

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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