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October, 2015

  1. G.R.A.

    October 19, 2015 by Mr Richo

    GLOBAL READ ALOUD – WEEK 3

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    IN CLASS THIS WEEK, WE WILL CONTINUE TO READ FISH BY L.S. MATTHEWS.
    TO STAY TUNED IN WITH OUR LITERATURE CIRCLES ROLES, EACH WEEK, YOU WILL COMPLETE A ROLE BASED ON THE CHAPTERS WE HAVE READ DURING CLASS. THIS WEEK, WE ARE FOCUSING ON CONNECTOR.
    ON THE SERVER,  YOU WILL FIND CHAPTER 4. READ CHAPTER 4 ON YOUR IPAD AND COMPLETE THE CONNECTOR ROLE.  A REMINDER OF THE ROLE IS STATED BELOW:

    Your role is to find connections between the text in the following three ways –

    Text to text: Text to text connections are when we compare the text we are reading to other similar texts. These texts could be books, movies or a TV show.

    Text to self: Text to self connections are when we connect the text to our own experiences.

    Text to world: Text to world connections are when what we are reading links to what is happening in the world.

    Use the Pages document below to complete the activity. Feel free to add more rows if you need them :)

    Making Connections


  2. BTN Our Place in Space

    October 19, 2015 by Mr Richo

    BTN – SPACE SUIT

    Watch the following BtN video and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. Remember to answer in full sentences and use your best spelling and punctuation. Good luck

    http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2857386.htm

    1. Explain the BtN story to another student.

    2. What are some of the disadvantages of the space suits being used at the moment?

    3. How is the Biosuit different to the older ones?

    4. How does the body change in the weightlessness of space?

    5. On a mission to Mars that takes about two and a half years, you would come back with the hip bones of a __________.

    6. How does osteoporosis affect bones?

    7. How does the suit help prevent it?

    8. The pretend spaceship shown in the BtN story is called the ___________.

    9. Illustrate an aspect of the BtN story in your reading book.

    10. What do you understand more clearly since watching Space suit story?


  3. Representing data

    October 16, 2015 by Mr Richo

    CENSUS AT SCHOOL DATA

    Today we will be looking at data and then graphing it on Numbers. We will be learning about what graphs are appropriate to use for different data sets.

    1. Your task is to visit the following website  Census @ School

    2. Look at Table 1: Eye colour. Enter this data onto Numbers and use it to create a graph you think is appropriate. Explain why you chose that particular graph and why you think it best displays this data.

    3. Look at Table 11: Method of travel to school by state. Enter the date for Victoria onto Numbers and use it to create a graph you think is appropriate. Explain why you chose that particular graph and why you think it best displays this data.

    4. Pick any other set of data from another table on this website. Enter it onto Numbers, graph it and explain why you chose that particular graph and why you think it best displays this data.

    Website to help you figure out which graph to use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/handling_data/representing_data/revision/8/


  4. BTN – reading rotation activity

    October 12, 2015 by Mr Richo

    BTN – MOON LANDING

    Watch the following BtN video and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. Remember to answer in full sentences and use your best spelling and punctuation. Good luck :)

    http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2627599.htm

    1. How many people watched the moon landing on television?

    2. What do you think is meant by the statement, ‘It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’?

    3. What did Russia do that sparked the race to conquer space?

    4. How did the United States respond to this?

    5. What promise did US President JF Kennedy make?

    6. Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?

    7. What role did Australia play in the mission?

    8. Why is the US planning on sending people back to the moon?

    9. Do you think it is money well spent? Explain your answer?

    10. Why do you think the moon landing will be described as one of the biggest achievements of all time?


  5. Global Read Aloud

    October 12, 2015 by Mr Richo

    GLOBAL READ ALOUD – WEEK 2

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    IN CLASS THIS WEEK, WE WILL CONTINUE TO READ FISH BY L.S. MATTHEWS.
    TO STAY TUNED IN WITH OUR LITERATURE CIRCLES ROLES, EACH WEEK, YOU WILL COMPLETE A ROLE BASED ON THE CHAPTERS WE HAVE READ DURING CLASS. THIS WEEK, WE ARE FOCUSING ON LITERARY LUMINARY.
    ON THE SERVER,  YOU WILL FIND CHAPTER 2. READ CHAPTER 2 ON YOUR IPAD AND COMPLETE THE LITERARY LUMINARY ROLE.  A REMINDER OF THE ROLE IS STATED BELOW:

    Your role is to locate a few special sections of the

    text that you think your group would like to hear

    read aloud.

    The idea is to help people

    remember some of the sections of the text that

    might be interesting, powerful, funny, puzzling or

    important.

    1. Choose a passage from chapter 2, to share.

    2. Justify why you chose that passage.

    Possible reasons for choosing a passage to share:

    • well written
    • confusing
    • interesting
    • surprising
    • important to the text

    Don’t forget to give examples from the text!

    Once you have completed the above activity in your Reading book, share your work with another member of your reading group.


  6. Space Science Inquiry – Term 4

    October 8, 2015 by Mr Richo

    “Nanu Nanu Earthlings”

    We are about to begin our exciting inquiry about Space. This term will also include a visit to the Victorian Space Science Education Centre during November.

    For this unit you will be placed into cooperative work groups. (See the pic below to view your group.)

    “To infinity and beyond!”

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