Hey there Room 231’s!
Due to the uncertainty of the situation in Bangkok, we are closed today. Try to stick to some sort of routine (I know it’s hard – being a day off, but it’s good for you!)
Below is a suggested routine for you to follow plus I’d like you to create an entry on YOUR blog (not a comment on this post) about what you did. I’ve listed some suggestions for what you could do – but I’m also interested in what you can come up with as well – remember what we’re studying in class at the moment in all of the subject areas.
8.00 – 8.45am: Art or Music
If you play an instrument, practise a piece – can you record yourself playing? Use your iPhone or iTouch – iTalk is a free app that can record using this equipment, or set your camera up if it has recording capabilities with sound! If you don’t play an instrument – create a piece of artwork – create something from an artist that you have studied this year in Art.
8.45 – 9.30am: PE
Go for a walk on Mum’s treadmill, or swim as many lengths of your pool as you can – try different strokes. Try some yoga! Drag out the wii fit (if you have it!) Dance to your favourite music for 20 minutes. Any kind of exercise is acceptable – just get moving!
9.30 – 10.15am: Math
See our class wiki for sites created especially for interactive math – there’s a tonne of links on the Learning Links page under math. See if you can find some decimal sites especially for practising decimals. (Leave a comment on this post with the link if you find a really good one!)
10.15 – 10.45am: Recess
Yes, take a break, go outside, eat something!
10.45 – 11.30am: Writing
You have your Thesis Statement homework with you – spend the next 30-45 minutes working on your supporting evidence. (You know, the examples from the text – you have your folder, you have your first draft – use it to help you)
11.30 – 12.00pm: Lunch
I don’t need to tell you what to do here do I?
12.00 – 12.30pm: Reading
Find a quiet place, grab some pillows or cushions, curl up and silent read for 30 minutes – you can read longer if you want to, I don’t mind!)
12.30 – 1.15pm: Science
Now here’s where you can really be creative – design an experiment – make a hypothesis – carry out the experiment (don’t forget to document what you did – all of it from start to finish, take pictures if you can) OR maybe you could find some information on other significant landforms that we haven’t looked at in class (so not the Grand Canyon or Mt. Shasta). Make a little presentation to share on your blog. Use powerpoint, or iMovie, or Photostory3 or photopeach – these are all easy to use and free and you should be able to access at least one of these programs regardless of what platform (mac or PC) your computer is.
1:15 – 2.00pm: Spanish / Thai / EAP
Practise speaking in your world language. Can you record this? Maybe you might like to create a little tutorial for someone who is just learning to speak spanish or thai. If you are an EAP student – click on the grammar links on our classroom wiki (found on Learning Links) – practice your English!
Hopefully, we will be open again on Friday and we can enjoy some of Zenya’s birthday cake! Take care everyone – be safe!