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!