Posts Tagged ‘Curriculum’

Literature Circles Session Seven


Short Book Review:

For next Monday’s seventh and final Literature Circles session we will be preparing a short book review instead of doing a prediction. To do so you need to write your review as a comment to this post.

Your short book review will only need to include:

The title and author of your book.

Whether you enjoyed the book and WHY?

A rating of your book out of 5 stars.

Any other information you wish to add.

I look forward to reading your short book reviews. Remember that you still need to complete your Literature Circles task in your lit circles work books.

 

Literature Circles (Session Five)

 

Literature Circles Predictions:

For next Wednesday’s fifth Literature Circles session please post your comments with your predictions for your text here. Please remember to write the title of your book at the start of your comment.

Reminder: You need to do the prediction before you do your reading!

Literature Circles (Session Four)

 

Literature Circles Predictions:

For Friday’s fourth Literature Circles session please post your comments with your predictions for your text here. Please remember to write the title of your book at the start of your comment.

Reminder: You need to do the prediction before you do your reading!

Percentages Off

 

 

Over the past week, we have started looking at…

The word ‘percentage’ is very familiar to us as it is used regularly used in everyday life to  describe anything from changes in the interest rate, to the number of people who travel overseas, to the success rate of the latest medical procedures or test results.
Percentages are also a useful way of making comparisons between two things.

So percentages are very much part of our lives.

Below is an activity we will complete in class, where we will be continuing to work on calculating the ‘percentage off’ something.
Percentages Brochure

What does ‘percent’ actually mean?

Can you give an example of a ‘percentage off’ problem you have seen before?

Literature Circles (Session Three)

 

Literature Circles Predictions:

For Wednesday’s third Literature Circles session please post your comments with your predictions for your text here. Please remember to write the title of your book at the start of your comment.

Reminder: You need to do the prediction before you do your reading!

We’re off to….Dreamworld

http://www.dreamworld.com.au

 

All the grade 5s are off to Dreamworld!!!!!!!!!! Well… on our iPad’s anyway ;)

We have been learning about location this term and how to write directions. Your task is to imagine that the grade 5 team have taken you on a trip to dreamworld for the day. You have to choose a starting point on your map where you will begin. Then you need to choose 10 different rides/attractions at Dreamworld to visit. They need to be in a logical order, you can’t be running around from one side of dreamworld to the other. Once you have chosen your 10 attractions you need to write directions as to how to get to each spot. Make sure you use road names, landmarks, co-ordinatoes and other locational words to help you.

Download the Dreamworld map here:

http://www.dreamworld.com.au/Visitor-Information/Park-Map–Opening-Hours.aspx

Challenge: Are you up for the challenge?

Your day begins at 10am and finishes at 5pm. The average time to wait for a ride at Dreamworld is 15 minutes. The average time you will spend at each ride is 5 minutes. The average time you will spend at each attraction is 20 minutes. The average time it takes to walk to each attraction is 3 minutes. You will need to stop for lunch for 1 hour. This can be any time during the day. You will need to write this in your directions as to where to go for lunch.

Work out your day at Dreamworld by choosing an attraction/ride to start with. Then when writing directions you will also need to write down the time spent, and how long it is going to take you to get around. How many rides/attractions can you fit into one day?

BTN (Behind The News) – 2012 Philippines Flood

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3571624.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3571624.htm

1.    Who took on the role of BtN reporter for the Philippines Flood story?
2.    What happened in the Philippines recently? **this video was made in August, 2012
3.  What percentage of Manila was affected?
4.    In your own words, describe the damage caused.
5.    What did people in Manila do to stay safe during the floods?
6.    Where did tens-of-thousands of people end up during the floods?
7.    Describe the weather conditions in the Philippines.
8.    Think of three questions you would like to ask Pablo about the floods or living in the Philippines.

If you have time, check out the Rookie videos made by children on the BTN website.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/rookie.htm

If you could make your own BTN news report, what would it be about?

Census at School Survey


During reading groups this week we are going to complete the Census At School questionnaire! We will be responding with lots of other children in Australia. Once we have put in all of our data we get to look and analyse data that we’ve been a part of! It’s pretty cool and will be very interesting!!

Click on the link below to access the questionnaire. Then type in your SAN (Student Access Number) that your teacher gave you. Then you can get started!

http://www.cas.abs.gov.au/cgi-local/casq.pl

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