Friday, July 7, 2017

Term Two Evaluation: Monster



Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Literature: Read Aloud
Milly Loves Ants - by Jackie French
The Fabulous Friend Machine - by Nick Bland
Little Red Riding Hood Not Quite - by Yvonne Morrison
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bag Pig
The Highway Rat - by Julia Donaldson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - by Eric Carle

Literature: Independent
Stuart Little by E.B. White

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

This term we began a narrative unit along with the non-fiction paragraphs Monster has been working on.  He wrote a total of four paragraphs this term, two non-fiction (topics were water-holding frogs and Panda Ants) and two narrative paragraphs based on well known Aesop fables.

Foundation Handwriting Year 5

We continue to make progress working through our textbook The Grammar Ace.  Lessons this term included: Appositives, Phrases, Clauses and Types of Sentences.

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
During Term 2 Monster and I worked through the following units/chapters of the math textbook:
Unit Three:
Pre-test, working with negative integers, adding or subtracting a positive integer, adding or subtracting a negative integer, multiplying or dividing by an integer, order of operations with positive and negative integers, The Cartesian Plane and chapter summary.
Unit Four:
Pre-test, factors and multiples, highest common factor and lowest common multiple, what are fractions?, equivalent fractions and simplified fractions, mixed numerals and improper fractions, ordering positive and negative fractions, place value in decimals and ordering decimals, rounding decimals, decimal and fraction conversions, connecting percentages with fractions and decimals, decimal and percentage conversions, fraction and percentage conversions, percentage of a quantity, using fractions and percentages to compare to quantities and chapter summary.

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

Independent Reading: (Maths)

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Read Aloud:
2 Chronicles: 23 - Job 42

History/Geography - 
Read Aloud:
Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization by Gretchen Wildwood
Rich and Poor in Mesopotamia by Richard Dargie
100 Inventions that Made History - DK
Coasts by Kay Barnham
Simpson and His Donkey by Mark Greenwood
Do Not Forget Australia by Sally Murphy
Midnight by Mark Greenwood
A Day to Remember by Jackie French
Horrible Histories Frightful First World War - by Terry Deary
Ancient Sumer 
The History Detective Investigates Ancient Sumer
The Indus Valley
Horrible Histories Vicious Vikings by Terry Deary
Epic Empires by Phillip Steele
The World's Most Dangerous Places by Paul Mason
Vikings by Izzie Howell
Viking Life by Snapping Turtle Guides
Flapper VC by Mark Wilson
Radio Rescue by Jane Jolly

Monster's Independent History and Geography Choices (silent reading)
Horrible Histories Top 50 Villains by Terry Deary
Horrible Histories Stormin' Normans by Terry Deary
History Mysteries The Last Tiger by Mark Greenwood
History Mysteries Lasseter's Gold by Mark Greenwood

Science and Technology:

The following books were read independently:
Creatures of the Rainforest by Warren Brim

The following books were read aloud:
Mad Scientists: The Not So Crazy Work of Amazing Scientists by Sally Lee
100 Inventions that Made History - DK
Ocean Wonders
24 Hours on a Coral Reef
Australian Habitats - Oceans by Greg Pyers
Finding Out About Platypuses by Greg Pyers
Weird and Wacky Fish by Nigel Marsh
Creatures Close Up by Gillian Watts
100 Things to Know About Science - DK
Natural Disasters Tsunamis
Wonders of the World Uluru
Deadly Spiders and Scorpions
Deadly Insects by Andrew Solway
Dragonflies by Shane F. McEvey
Take Your Time by Eva Furrow

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:
Heart Disease
Rest and Relaxation

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

Read Alouds Pertaining to Creative Arts:
Picasso's Trousers by Nicolas Allan

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

July School Holiday Events:
Attended Bingo at local library
Attended Word Puzzle morning at local library
Attended Paper Puppet craft afternoon at local library
Attended Lego Theme day at local church

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