Sunday, September 24, 2017

Term Three Evaluation: Monkey



Independent Reading:
see written list ~ 

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

Literature: Read Aloud
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Irene Triviza
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban
Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
The Classic Tales of Beatrix Potter

Literature: Independent

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

Monkey wrote a total of four paragraphs this term. Topics included: Earthquakes, volcanoes, pigs and whales.

Foundation Handwriting Year 2

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

Maths Plus Year 3
Topics Included:
Counting by tens or hundreds, Multiplication facts (3s), Reflect, translate and rotate, Chance - possible outcomes, Trading in subtraction, Division from multiplication, Angles, Millimetres, 3-digit addition, Calculating change, Cross-sections, Litres, Trading in 3-digit subtraction, Fractions of a collection, Temperature, Digital time and analog time, Multiplication facts/revision, Rounding to 5 cents, Grids, Collecting data, Compensation strategy, Division facts and strategies, Testing predictions, Scales, Addition problems, Fractions on a number line, Rigidity of shapes, The square metre, 3-digit subtraction (trading), 4-digit numbers, Octagons, Cubic centimetres, Multiplication mental strategies, Division, Giving directions, Chance-likelihood
Diagnostic Review 3

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:
Psalms 1 ~ Psalms 144

History/Geography - 
Read Aloud:
Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake
Dunbi the Owl
The Bat and the Crocodile
Millicent by Jeannie Baker
Mirror by Jannie Baker
Belonging by Jeannie Baker
Animals That Changed the World by Keltie Thomas
Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dawson

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

Science and Technology:

The following books were read independently:
Mysteries of the World: Creepy Creatures by Richard Hammond
Mysteries of the World: Alien Encounters by Richard Hammond

The following books were read aloud:
Deadly Reptiles by Andrew Solway
Circle by Jeannie Baker
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Brain Eaters: Creatures with Zombie-Like Diets by Alicia Klepeis
Natures Undead: Animals that Seem to Rise From the Grave by Alicia Klepis
Endangered Animals of Australia by Marie Allgor
Paper by Material World
Natural Disasters Earthquakes
Natural Disasters Landslides and Avalanches

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

Read Alouds Pertaining to Creative Arts:

Thursday Co-Op Class:
On Thursdays we walk to a friend's house and have school with them.  We studied the following topics this term
*Note: Monster took part in these activities as well I just forgot to add them to his review*

Language: We studied Latin this term and the boys were excited to be able to construct short sentences by the end of the term.

Science: nerves, lungs and capacity, bones, sound, acid/base, voice box 

HSIE: Jesus & the Roman Empire, mapping skills, Middle Ages

Literature: Read Aloud Beowulf

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

Sept/Oct School Holiday Events:
Attended Bingo at local library
Attended Live Animal Show at local library

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