School Closure – Thursday 8 April 2010

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Hi there Students of Room 231.

No doubt you all enjoyed going back to sleep when you discovered that school was closed today.  If you are checking this blog today – well done – there will be “Hellyer Bucks” for those of you that leave me a comment on this post telling which activities from the list below you completed!

Things to do:

#  Read a book (at least 90 minutes – ‘cos that’s 45 minutes of normal class reading + usual homework)

#  Log onto Math Investigations (click on Math category to see post how to do that if you’ve forgotten or check the wiki (learning links) for the link.

  • Use LogoPaths Free Explore to build different types of hexagons.  Record the steps in a blog post on your blog.
  • Draw polygons without using degrees that end in 0 or 5.  Don’t forget to record the steps and write a blog post about how you did this – What did you have to think about?  How did you work it out?

#   Have a go at creating a math tutorial using Screen Toaster.  You could teach your classmates a favourite strategy for solving 3-digit multiplication/division or how to find equivalent fractions, simplify fractions – anything you like.  Screen Toaster is fun and easy.  Try it out – see what you can create!  Then I’ll show you how to embed it in your blog when school opens again.

#  Have a jolly good look around for any of those books that are overdue on the Learning Hub Overdue list that I posted yesterday.

#  Work on your PSA (if you can)

#  Write a reflection on your blog about a strategy that has been helpful during our Historical Fiction Unit of Study. Explain if it was useful – How was it useful? What did you realise when you used the strategy?

#   Work on your Realistic Fiction Story.  I know most of you won’t have your writing with you – some of you may have your flash drive – but I know most of you won’t.  But you do know what needs revising.  You could try writing a scene “fresh” without seeing your original writing – it might make your writing clearer!

Above all else, stay safe, enjoy the day and please – at least do some extra reading today – for me!

See you when school opens!

Ms H

13 thoughts on “School Closure – Thursday 8 April 2010

  1. Hi I read more than 90 minutes, I opened logo path and tried to make the turtle to go forward but it said “Procedures must begin with “to”.” so I can’t post it on my blog, I don’t get what screen Toaster is, I can’t work on my PSA because I can’t open it, I posted a reflection about Historical reading strategy, and I worked on my Realistic Fiction Story.

    • Well done Jake! Some Hellyer Bucks coming your way when school opens again! Screen Toaster is an online screen capture tool – did you click on the link and read the information on the website? Looking forward to reading your Historical fiction strategy post and your RF story!

  2. First, I read over 90 minutes and wrote my historical fiction strategy reflection. After that I tried logopaths but it said procedures must begin with to, so I couldn’t find any way to do the logopaths part of the school closure tasks. Finally,I went to the screen toaster website and tested about with the recording system but I didn’t know what program I should use to show my math strategies and what I should do when I’m done with recording my tutorial.

    • Fabulous work Johannes! I’ve just finished reading your HF strategy reflection! It sounds like you had the same trouble as Jake with logopaths – interesting – we will need to take a look at that when school opens again. I can see the screen toaster idea was a bit too complicated, thanks for trying though!

  3. First I read more them 90 minutes
    then I went to logo path explore hexagon:
    fd 45
    rt 45
    fd 45
    rt 45
    fd 45
    rt 90
    fd 45
    rt 45
    fd 45
    rt 45
    fd 45
    Then I went on to screen toaster but I didn’t know what to use.
    I finish my blog strategy

    • Great stuff William! Other people weren’t able to get Logopath to work – I wonder if you could email Jake and Johannes to explain what you did. Did you try the challenge on Logopath of not using degrees that had ended in 0 or 5? I read your blog post on your HF reading strategies too – I’m glad that the connection strategy is working for you.

  4. hi ms.hellyer i read more than 90 minutes
    i opened logo paths and when i tryed to make the turtle move it said procedure must begin with to.
    so i can not post it on my blog.
    i clicked on the link screen toaster and i dont know what it is and how to use it.
    i am working on my hf response and i already published my rf respose.

  5. Ms.Hellyer I do not understand how to use the screen toaster,and I can’t do my PSA because I need my thumb drive and I don’t have my realistic fiction story with me. I’ll try going on logopath becaause William did it and I am working on my historical reflection.

  6. I clicked on Logopath but I have to down load it first, and it is kind of confusing and I don’t understand.So I can’t do it at home.

    • Tanya, you do not have to download logopaths as it is a web-based application. You may be asked to update or download flash which runs the animation of logopaths. If you don’t have it on your computer you will need to download it.

  7. Hi Miss.Hellyer well I did 45 min every day and I tried to the Logo Path but, I could not do it because but the iternet didn’t contact and I went to Bahrain for 4 days and I had car accident.

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