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