Suggested Tasks – 23/11/21

Reading:

Today you will work on independent reading and writing or drawing a response. You should spend about 20-30 minutes reading, and then about 15 minutes on your response. You can go to the Year 3/4 blog to read a text, or choose something of your own to read. When you have finished reading, you need to write down 10 words or phrases from your reading that you think helped to describe the setting, action, mood or feeling of the text!

·       Choose a book from your home collection or read the text on the Year 3/4 blog

·       Log in to Epic www.getepic.com/students – if you need your class code, email your teacher or check with them in WebEx

·       Listen to a story read aloud on Storybox online: https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/login, (user name: mppsroccs, password: mpps.

Writing:  

Today your writing task is to describe the way a creature/person moves. We can use strong verbs to do this. For example, instead of using the verb ‘walk’ we could use tiptoe, wander, leap, sprint, soar, stomp, trudge, etc. Strong verbs are more specific and give a feeling, and can be used with all your other descriptive writing skills. Here is an example for describing dog running and catching something:

 

“The furry beast charged towards its prey. Its feet pounded loudly on the ground with each step closer. Its wet, black nose sniffed the air as it gnarled its teeth and let out a ferocious bark. Its eyes glared across the yard, watching its target before leaping and clenching its jaw around the object. A squeak could be heard as the delighted pup pranced back to the boy, proudly showing him the rubber toy that the pet dog had fetched so well.”

 

Now… choose an animal, mythical creature, or person. Picture them moving or doing a particular action. Describe it in detail – like the example.

Maths:

Today for maths it is time to practise interpreting data and creating your own column graph! We have supplied you with the data, so you will need to use this to create your own column graph.

 

First, carefully review the “Cloud Graphing” data in the image below and read the instructions carefully.

Next, using the data, create a column graph ensuring you have the following information included

·       Title of your graph

·       Label for the Y axis and a clear, even scale starting from zero

·       Label for the X axis and a clear name for each cloud category

·       Space before between each column and before your first category

Finally, take a picture and email to your teacher.

Cloud Graphing Data Cloud Graphing Data

Then, when you have completed this task, log onto Mathletics to complete at least two more assigned tasks found under “SP Data”. If you do not have your Mathletics log on please contact your classroom teacher.

You might want to try these website games to remind yourself about collecting and representing data:

https://www.matific.com/au/en-au/home/maths-activities/year-3/data-statistics-and-probability/ 

or,

https://www.matific.com/au/en-au/home/maths-activities/episode/graph-and-release-four-column-bar-graph/

(The fish tank is trickier than you think!)

 

Remember, it’s always a good idea to practise our skip counting patterns and multiplication facts!

Choose the pattern you are working on, and how you would like to practise.

  • Whisper count – count the ‘in between’ numbers in a whisper and then say the pattern number out loud (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9etc)
  • Use an online interactive 100 grid or number line to practise the pattern:
  • Set a timer and write out the pattern. See how far you can get in one minute then aim to beat your own score.
  • Sing the pattern to a fun tune and make up actions
  • Find a counting song (there are many available online) that you like and put it on and sing along to practise
  • Draw an array with rows of the pattern number and write the counting pattern down the side of each row

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern: https://www.abcya.com/games/number_bubble_skip_counting

Or practice multiplication facts here:

https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor

 

Other:

Remember that you can always go and visit https://sites.mpp.vic.edu.au/mpps3and4s/ for lots of ideas for activities that we did during remote and flexible learning. You can also visit some of our other school blogs for ideas:

·       MPPS The Arts

·       MPPS Italian

·       MPPS PE

·       MPPS Library

·       MPPS Mindfulness

Suggested Tasks – 22/11/ 21

Here are some suggested tasks for students in 3/4 to practise independently  today at home:

Reading:

Today you will work on independent reading and writing or drawing a response. You should spend about 20-30 minutes reading, and then about 15 minutes on your response. Today you are going to visualise. Choose a part of your reading that you can picture in your mind, perhaps a setting, or a character. Draw a detailed picture showing how this looks in your mind. Write a sentence or two explaining why you chose this part.

·       Choose a book from your home collection

·       Log in to Epic www.getepic.com/students – if you need your class code, email your teacher or check with them in Webex

·       Listen to a story read aloud on Storybox online: https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/login, (user name: mppsroccs, password: mpps.

Writing:  

Today your writing task is to write a letter to someone real or fictional. Think about someone that you would like to find out more about or share some ideas with. Remember to include:

·       Who the letter is to and the date

o   Dear…..

·       Introduce why you are writing

o   My name is…. and I am writing to ask you/tell you….

·       Tell them some information or your thoughts and ideas

o   I have a great idea for….

·       Ask some questions

o   Why do you think….?

·       Conclude the letter by thanking them for reading and signing your name

o   Thank you for taking the time to read my ideas, From ….

When you have finished, check your punctuation, spelling and make sure your handwriting is neat!

Maths:

Today for maths it is time to start getting ready for our unit in statistics and probability! You will be logging onto Mathletics to complete at least two assigned tasks found under “SP Data”. If you do not have your Mathletics log on please contact your classroom teacher.

 

You might want to try these website games to remind yourself about collecting and representing data:

https://www.matific.com/au/en-au/home/maths-activities/year-3/data-statistics-and-probability/

or,

https://www.matific.com/au/en-au/home/maths-activities/episode/graph-and-release-four-column-bar-graph/

(The fish tank is trickier than you think!)

Remember, it’s always a good idea to practise our skip counting patterns and multiplication facts!

Choose the pattern you are working on, and how you would like to practise.

  • Whisper count – count the ‘in between’ numbers in a whisper and then say the pattern number out loud (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9etc)
  • Use an online interactive 100 grid or number line to practise the pattern:
  • Set a timer and write out the pattern. See how far you can get in one minute then aim to beat your own score.
  • Sing the pattern to a fun tune and make up actions
  • Find a counting song (there are many available online) that you like and put it on and sing along to practise
  • Draw an array with rows of the pattern number and write the counting pattern down the side of each row

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern: https://www.abcya.com/games/number_bubble_skip_counting

Or practice multiplication facts here:

https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor

 

Other:

Remember that you can always go and visit https://sites.mpp.vic.edu.au/mpps3and4s/ for lots of ideas for activities that we did during remote and flexible learning. You can also visit some of our other school blogs for ideas:

·       MPPS The Arts

·       MPPS Italian

·       MPPS PE

·       MPPS Library

·       MPPS Mindfulness

 

Suggested Tasks: 18/11/21

Here are some suggested tasks for students in 3/4 to practise independently at home:

Reading:

Today you will work on independent reading and writing a reading response. You should spend about 20-30 minutes reading, and then about 15 minutes writing down your thinking. Your reading response should include the title and author, a short summary, and your own thinking. It could include predictions, connections, questions, what you liked or disliked, or what you think the author did well. Here are some suggestions for what to read:

Writing

Today you can choose a topic and do some personal writing. If you are looking for a story idea, you can use the image here to inspire you!

We have been learning about how to use short, sharp sentences, and long sentences to have an impact. When you finish writing, reread your work and see how many short and how many long sentences you have used.

Maths:

Today for maths it is time to practise your skip counting or multiplication facts. Choose the pattern you are working on, and how you would like to practise.

  • Whisper count – count the ‘in between’ numbers in a whisper and then say the pattern number out loud (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc)
  • Use an online interactive 100 grid or number line to practise the pattern. (Here are some examples: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4)
  • Set a timer and write out the pattern. See how far you can get in one minute then aim to beat your own score.
  • Sing the pattern to a fun tune and make up actions.
  • Find a counting song (there are many available online) that you like and put it on and sing along to practise.
  • Draw an array with rows of the pattern number and write the counting pattern down the side of each row.

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern: https://www.abcya.com/games/number_bubble_skip_counting

Or practice multiplication facts here: https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor

Other:

Remember this blog has lots of ideas and activities that we did during remote and flexible learning. Click on these links to see science, Friday fun, mindfulness or physical activities.

You can also visit some of our other school blogs for ideas:

Friday

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Morning 3/4s. Whoa what a night of wild weather. First there was the amazing thunder and some of the biggest bolts of lightning. Then there was that wild wind. Nice to be tacked in, nice and warm inside.

How do you go? How did your pets handle it?

2018: the 8 biggest moments in climate change | Climate Council

Your lessons for today are:

Make sure you upload your reading, writing and maths to OneNote. You can also add other images and work from the other lessons. If you don’t know how, read the instructions on this blog page, or check with your teacher.

Friday 29/10/21 – Reading

Hello 3/4s,

Today you will be doing your reading lesson with your teacher in your small group.

Don’t forget to do your independent reading – you might even like to write a reading response in your book and upload it to OneNote to share with your teacher so that they know what you have been reading and thinking about!

You will be reading through the script from last week: Why Koala Has A Stumpy Tail

You will also be given a new script to work on for next week: Totally Super Squad

Friday 29/10/21 – Writing

Learning Goal: I can vary my word choice

Today you will be spending time on your personal writing. Personal writing is a time to practise your writing skills and techniques, while working on a piece of writing of your choice! It could be fiction or non-fiction, and any genre you can think of!

Today when you work on your personal writing, your goal is to think about varying your word choice.

First, watch the video to find out about how to use different word choice in your writing:

Next, create a quick plan for what you will work on today.

If you are starting a new piece of writing, this is the time to jot down your key thoughts and ideas – remember that your ideas are precious and we don’t want to lose them!

If you are continuing with a piece of writing that you have already been working on, this is the time to:

  • Reread what you have written
  • Look back over your original plan – is there anything you want to come back to or revise?
  • Set yourself a goal for today and what you want to add to this piece of writing in this session. For example, do you want to add in some more character or setting description? Are you going to aim to finish drafting the build up today?

Then, spend a minimum of 30 minutes writing! Think about any writing goals that you could focus on to help improve your writing.

If you are unsure what to write about today, perhaps you could use one of these Halloween themed writing ideas (just don’t make it too spooky):

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Finally,

  • Reread what you have written today. Is there anything you want to revise (add, remove or change)? Remember to check if there are any words you have repeated, and think about how you could change them!
  • Edit what you have written for correct punctuation, especially full stops and capital letters. You might also think about exclamation marks, questions marks, commas and talking marks. Don’t forget to check your use of paragraphs.

Upload your work to OneNote. If you would like a conference or some specific feedback on this piece of writing, type a message for your teacher next to your work when you upload it.

Friday 29/10/21 – Maths

Learning Goal: I can identify and model common fractions.

First, look at the pictures below are they an equal representation of a fraction? Justify your thinking.

Next, choose 1 shape below and demonstrate your understanding of 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8.

Example:

Then, choose 1 other shape and demonstrate your understanding of 1/3, 1/6 and 1/9.

Finally, give me a real-world example of when you would use these fractions.

Example: To share out equal parts of a birthday cake.

Challenge: See if you can use all the shapes to demonstrate your understanding of common fractions.

Friday 29/10/21 – Friday Fun

At the end of a busy week of work, it is time for Friday Fun!

Friday Fun about using all your skills, ideas and creative thinking in an enjoyable way.

We have a suggested activity for you below, but we also know that sometimes you might not have the right materials available, or you may be feeling inspired to create something different. Use your imagination and go for it!

Here are some guidelines for Friday Fun:

  • Avoid screens: you have had so much time all week working online, and we know many of you play games on devices in your free time as well. Friday Fun is a chance to get offline and into the real world.
  • Use what you have: you might have the items for the suggested activity, or adapt or change it based on what you’ve got at home. You might have some other things at home that you have been excited to use (a new lego set, some water colour paints, a fantastic cardboard box that you could turn into anything).
  • You might like to create alone or collaboratively: sometimes it’s nice to take some time to just work on something on your own, and other times you might want to ask a family member to join you. You might even like to connect with a friend, classmate or relative virtually – have them on screen nearby while you work on something off the screen.
  • Have fun: this is a great time to focus on things that you enjoy!

Your teachers would love to see a picture of what you create in OneNote!

Here is today’s suggested Friday Fun activity:

Watch and listen to the book ‘Not A Box’, By Antoinette Portis.

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If you have a box at home, you then might like to create your idea, or create one of the ideas from the book. Have a look below for some ideas!

Friday 29/10/21 – Mindfulness

Learning Goal: I can practice mindfulness.

Very simply, mindfulness is a way of thinking. It’s training your brain to pay attention and focus. It’s learning to direct your attention to what is happening in your present experience, including your mind, body, and environment.

We’ve had a very active week this week as we’ve begun the move from home learning to on site learning. You might find it helpful to take a moment and engage in some relaxing mindfulness activities.

First, some thinking for you – What activities do I enjoy and love to do?

Next, take some time to colour, read or simply spend time in your favourite space in your home. As you do so think about all of the things you are enjoying in that moment. It may be picking the colours as you colour in, the movement of the pencil across the page. It could be curling up with a new book, or picking an old favourite. A book where the characters or events in the story are new and exciting, or as familiar as your own family. Or it could simply be sitting in your favourite comfy chair, wrapped in your cosiest blanket, as the sun streams through your window.

Either way relax into the moment and just pay attention to what is happening in your present experience. The thoughts in your mind, the sensations in your body, and the sounds and movements in your environment. All the while just let your breath simply flow in, and then out, in, then out.

Finally, if you are looking for some follow up mindfulness activities, don’t forget you can always go back over previous postings on the3/4 blog:

Or check out the following pages on the MPPS mindfulness blog:

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