Sunday, September 24, 2017

Term Three Evaluation: Monster



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

This term we began unit four - writing a non-fiction paragraph using ONE source.  Monster wrote a total of five  paragraphs this term. Topics included: the Vikings, volcanoes, penguins (two different paragraphs) and Elephants.

Foundation Handwriting Year 5

We continue to make progress working through our textbook The Grammar Ace.  Lessons this term included: Paragraphs, Expository Paragraphs, Persuasive Paragraphs, Descriptive Paragraphs, Narrative Paragraphs, Prefixes & Suffixes, Commas, and Analogies

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 3 Monster and I worked through the following units/chapters of the math textbook:

Unit Five: Probability
Pre-test, Describing Probability, Theoretical probability in single-step experiments, Experimental probability in single-step experiments, Compound events in single-step experiments, Venn diagrams and two-way tables, Probability in two-step experiments, 
Chapter Summary

Unit Six: Computation With Decimals and Fractions
Pre-test, Adding and subtracting decimals, Adding fractions, subtracting fractions, Multiplying fractions, Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1000 etc., Multiplying by a decimal, dividing fractions, Dividing decimals, Computation with negative fractions, Chapter Summary

Semester Review 1 (test over chapters 1-6)

Unit Seven:
Pret-test, Units of Time, Working with Time, Using Time Zones, 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:
Psalms 1 ~ Psalms 144

History/Geography - 
Read Aloud:
Everyday History: Life in Viking Times
Viking Invader by Usborne
Horrible Histories Scotland
Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake
Dunbi the Owl
The Bat and the Crocodile
Millicent by Jeannie Baker
Mirror by Jannie Baker
Belonging by Jeannie Baker
Horrible Histories Gorgeous Georgians
Everything Vikings by National Geographic Kids
Horrible Histories Villainous Victorians
Tales of the Dead: Ancient China
Australia's Government by Andrew Einspruch
Animals That Changed the World by Keltie Thomas
Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dawson
Australia's Rivers: Dryland Rivers by Jane Pearson
Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts
Birrung the Secret Friend by Jackie French

Monster's Independent History and Geography Choices (silent reading)
Mysteries of the World Ancient Treasures by Richard Hammond
Horrible Histories Edinburgh
Aussie Notables: Edith Cowan by Allan Drummond
Horrible Histories Rotten Rulers by Terry Deary
Horrible Histories Dark Knights and Dingy Castles by Terry Deary
Horrible Histories The Measly Middle Ages

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
Australia's Critically Endangered Animals by Margaret Roc and Kathleen Hawke

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

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:
Passive Smoking
The Media

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

Read Alouds Pertaining to Creative Arts:

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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