Hello 1/2 families,

The countdown is on! We are now into the last couple of weeks of Remote and Flexible Learning 6.0! This week (week 3) we will be continuing with RFL for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be returning to school for Thursday and Friday. At this stage we will then return to RFL in week 4 for  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and return again to school for Thursday and Friday. We are very excited about this! Keep an eye on your Compass updates, for further information.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you will find each day’s learning activities below. These will be updated each afternoon at approximately 5 pm with the following day’s activities. As always, there is a PDF if you would prefer to print out the plan. On these days we look forward to meeting with our students in our WebEx rooms, for our whole class catch up at 9:00 am, our daily small groups and our open classrooms. Please see the email from your child’s teacher to check your time slots for small groups, and take a moment each morning to note your small group time for the day.

Our WebEx classrooms are:

Webex connection links:

Taylor-      https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/reid.taylor

Ant-           https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/brock.antony.j

Shannon- https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/radford.shannon.r

Jen-           https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/clark.jennifer.a

 

Jenny, Ant, Shannon and Taylor

 

Friday Fun

This week’s Friday Fun will be held in your real life classroom!! Hooray!!

Assembly

Last week Ant’s class 1-2B presented for assembly. Have a look at the video our School Captains made that includes their presentation and last week’s awards.

(remember to sign in with a school office365 account)

Having trouble viewing? Try this link

 

Specialist timetable and links for week 3

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Week 3 term 4 remote learning activities- Wednesday 20th October

Here is the work program for Wednesday

PDF Download: Wednesday 20th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Wednesday Week 3  Term 4 
Reading  (30 mins) Book response  Remote learning reflection.

First, listen to Shannon reading ‘In It Together’

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Next, answer these questions

Option 1

  • 1 thing I enjoyed while learning remotely…
  • 1 challenge I faced while learning remotely…
  • 1 thing I enjoyed learning during remote learning…
  • 1 reason I am happy to be back at school…

Option 2

  • 2 things I enjoyed while learning remotely…
  • 2 challenges I faced while learning remotely…
  • 2 things I enjoyed learning during remote learning…
  • 2 reasons I am happy to be back at school…

 

Then, draw a picture to go with your answers!

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!

While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to infer what has motivated the characters to do certain things in the story.

Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes)  Small Groups

LG: I can write a persuasive text

Go to your Teacher’s WebEx room at your small group time.

Bring along your lightning writing from yesterday and a pencil.

Maths (30 minutes)- Subtraction revision

LG: I can use a strategy to subtract

Choose the level and strategy that is the right challenge for you.

 

Green group (concrete materials/ Draw and Cross Out)

First, draw up a Pictures/ Numbers and Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Numbers and Words section

Then, use the strategy of counters or drawing and crossing out to solve your problem in your Pictures section

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

  1. Shannon made 6 Halloween cupcakes.

Calvin her dog ate 4 of them while she wasn’t looking!!!

How many cupcakes were there left?

 

 

  1. Taylor was growing 7 plants but forgot to water 3 of them so they didn’t survive!

How many plants did Taylor have left?

 

 

  1. Michael had 9 books and has read 6 of them.

How many books does he have left to read?

 

If you would like a reminder of this strategy, watch the video:

(don’t forget to login to Office 365 before you watch the video)

Counters and crossing out video

 

Purple group (Count back 1 by 1 on a numberline)

First-  draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

 Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section

Then, use the strategy of counting backwards on a numberline to solve your problem in your Pictures section

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. Jenny made 32 cupcakes. Sophie ate 7 of them.   How many cupcakes were left? 

 

  1. I invited 1kids to my party but 4 of them couldn’t come. How many kids could come?

 

  1. There were 17 kids playing hide and seek at the park. After I found 9 of them, how many were left still hiding?

 

If you would like a reminder of this strategy, watch the video:

(don’t forget to login to Office 365 before you watch the video)

counting back video

 

Blue group (jump back ten and then some more)

First- draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section

Then, use the strategy of jump back ten and then some more to solve your problem

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. Henry had 47 footy card in his folder, but he gave 15 of them to his brother.

How many did he have left in his folder? 

 

  1. There were 54 books in the easy chapter book box in our class library, but our class had 18 of them in our tubs.

How many were left in the class library?

 

  1. I had $86 dollars saved but I spent $18 on a new t-shirt.

How much money do I have left?.

 

If you would like a reminder of this strategy, watch the video:

(don’t forget to login to Office 365 before you watch the video)

Jump back 10 and some more video

 

Red group (Jump back 10s and then 1s)

First-  draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next– look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section

Then, use the strategy of jump back 10s and then 1s to solve your problem in your Pictures section

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. There were 78 icy poles in the school freezer. 46 of them were sold after school.

How many icy poles were left in the school freezer?

 

  1. I had $86 dollars saved but I spent $37 on a new scooter.

How much money do I have left?.

  

  1. There were 154 books in our class library, but our class had 48 of them in our tubs.

How many were left in the class library?

 

If you would like a reminder of this strategy, watch the video.

(don’t forget to login to Office 365 before you watch the video)

Jump place value strategy video

 

 

Orange group -You choose the strategy for each problem.

  • Jump back 100s, 10s and 1s
  • split strategy
  • vertical algorithm

If you would like a reminder of the strategies, watch the videos below. (don’t forget to login to Office 365 before you watch the video)

Jump place value strategy video

Split strategy with renaming video

Vertical subtraction algorithm

First- draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Note- you will only need numbers and words if you are doing split strategy or vertical algorithm

 

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section 

Then, use one of the strategies to solve your problem in your Pictures or numbers section

Last- write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. There were 745 animals at the zoo….but  231 of them escaped! How many animals are left on the zoo?

 

  1. My mum baked 327 cookies for the school fete, but my dog found the box and ate 135 of them!

How many were left for the fete?

  

  1. I had saved $432, and I wanted to spend $250 on a new bike. How much money would I have left if I buy it?
Play based  (30 minutes)  Rock Shapes

First, collect some rocks.

Then, create different shapes by placing your rocks to make their sides.

Mindfulness Helping at home

First, think of 3 acts of kindness that you can do at home. For examples, helping with dishes, letting someone lese go first, taking care of a pet.

Next, choose and perform one today or tonight.

Then, think… What act of kindness can I do tomorrow?

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 3 term 4 remote learning activities- Tuesday 19th October

Here is the work program for Tuesday

PDF Download: Tuesday 19th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Tuesday Week 3  Term 4
Reading (30 mins) Small groups

Come along to your Reading small groups, and bring your work from yesterday with you.

Learning goal: I can summarise a narrative.

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You may want to choose a book that has been shortlisted by Children’s Book Council, found here on our Library Blog or you might want to find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ , and listen to some familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!

Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes) Persuasive Writing practise

LG: I can write a persuasive text

First: Get your lined book and write the learning goal.

Next: choose one of the prompts for your writing today.

Remember!!!  

Easier

In Persuasive writing we try to convince our audience to think like us.

So far this term we have learnt that persuasive writing includes:

  • an opinion – What do you think/believe?
  • reasons – Why should others think like you?

Easier Planning Page pdf- Easier Planning Page

 

Middle/Challenge

Also try including an example for your reasons! Can you tell me anything that happens in the real world or an experience you have had to prove it?

Challenge Planning Page .pdfChallenge Planning Page

 

Then: Write your persuasive writing. You may choose to use a planning page to gather your ideas.

Maths (30 minutes) Skip Counting

LG: I can practise my skip-counting goal

First: What is your skip counting goal?

Next: Practise your skip counting goal any way you would like!

Some options are:

  • Writing the pattern down in your book.
  • Say the pattern out loud.
  • You can use this hundreds chart to help you as well!

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern:

https://www.abcya.com/games/number_bubble_skip_counting

Then: Have a family member listen to you!

 

If you think you have finished your skip counting pattern you can hop on to see your teacher during your class open Webex time!

 

EXTENSION: If you are learning your times tables you may want to have a go at some of these online games from the maths section of our blog’s ICT weblinks page

Use your times tables facts to build a beautiful coral reef:

 https://www.free-training-tutorial.com/times-tables/sealife/sl-multiplication.html

Or use your times tables facts to build an amazing town:

 https://www.free-training-tutorial.com/times-tables/towncreator/tc-multiplication.html

A very tricky game for remembering your times tables:

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

Play based  (30 minutes) Dream Catcher

First, find some materials around your house that could go together to make a dream catcher.

You will need:

  • String
  • Natural materials (leaves, sticks, bark etc.)

 

Next, tie your materials together with string (and glue is needed).

Then, add some materials to hang from the bottom of your dream catcher and create a web in the middle of your dream catcher.

Mindfulness I wish for you

First, Write a kindness letter to someone special. Tell the person why they are important, or what they love about them, or share a wish you have for them.

Then, Think… How will your letter make that person feel?

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 3 term 4 remote learning activities- Monday 18th October

Here is the work program for Monday

PDF Download: Monday 18th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Monday Week 3  Term 4
Reading (30 mins)-Summarising

Learning goal: I can summarise a narrative.

First,

Watch while Jenny reminds you how to write a summary, and reads the story Perfectly Norman.

If you’d prefer to read the story yourself, stop when Jenny starts to read and read it yourself on the PowerPoint below.

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Having trouble viewing? Click here

You can read the story yourself here! Perfectly Norman Powerpoint

 

Next,

Choose which activity you are going to do below.

 

Then:

Use the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then format to write your summary at your level-

Easier:

Draw or write a summary of Perfectly Norman using a grid in your scrap book like the one pictured.

Middle:

  1. Write a summary of Perfectly Norman using a grid in your scrap book like the one pictured.
  2. What do you think the message in the story is? Remember that the author doesn’t want to give a message about this story particularly, it’s usually a message about life and the world in general.
  3. Make 3 connections to the story. They could be text to self, text to text or text to world.

 

Harder:

  1. Write a summary of Perfectly Norman.
  2. What do you think the message in the story is? Remember that the author doesn’t want to give a message about this story particularly, it’s usually a message about life and the world in general.
  3. Whose perspective do you think the story is told from? How do you know?
  4. How does Norman change throughout the story?
  5. Why do you think Norman’s coat is always so brightly coloured in the illustrations?
  6. What did you notice about the illustrations when Norman took his coat off? Why did they change?
  7. What is one thing the writer does to keep you interested in the story? Can you give an example?

 

Get a grown up to take a photo and send it to your teacher when you have finished.

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!

While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to consider whether the information you have read is important to the story or not, and whether you would include it in a SUMMARY of the story.

Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes) Handwriting

Learning Goal: I can practise my letter formation.

First, get out your handwriting book and find which letter you are up to.

Next, open the slideshow below, and click on the letter you are up to. Watch how to form the letter correctly.  You can watch all of them, if you want to!

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Then, complete the handwriting page that you are up to. Remember to read each instruction CAREFULLY on the pages, so you know EXACTLY what to do!

If you don’t have your book at home, you can just practise in your writing book.

Extension:

Check all the letters in the name of your street in the PowerPoint and practise writing it out PERFECTLY 5 times.

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Maths (30 minutes) -small group 

Come to your class Webex room at the time your teacher has given you.

Bring your maths scrapbook and a pencil

LG: I can use strategies to solve maths problems

Play Based (30 minutes) Stacking

First, find some items around your house that you think can be stacked.

They might be blocks, or some funny shaped items that may make a wonky stack.

Next, stack your items. Your stack can look however you like… wonky, straight or crazy.

Then, count how many items you have in your stack.

Mindfulness (30 minutes)- My Inside and Outside Traits

 

First, draw a T-chart in your book with the headings inside traits and outside traits.

 

Next, make a list of your inside and outside traits.

 

Then, draw a picture of yourself showing your outside traits. 

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 2 term 4 remote learning activities- Friday 15th October

Here is the work program for Friday

PDF Download: Friday 15th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Friday Week 2  Term 4 
Reading  (30 mins)  Book response- Nude Food Month!

Amazon.com: Touch the Earth: 9781510731219: Lennon, Julian, Davis, Bart, Coh, Smiljana: Books

First, watch this video of Shannon reading the book “Touch The Earth” by Julian Lennon, and explaining the task.

(you will need your Office365 login)

Having trouble viewing? Click here

Next, think about foods you can take to school without wrappers

Then, draw your lunchbox with the nude food in it. Remember it needs to be the right foods give your body and brain energy to learn and play all day!

Here are some examples:

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!

Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes) Handwriting

Learning Goal: I can practise my letter formation.

First, get out your handwriting book and find which letter you are up to.

Next, open the slideshow below, and click on the letter you are up to. Watch how to form the letter correctly.  You can watch all of them, if you want to!

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Then, complete the handwriting page that you are up to. Remember to read each instruction CAREFULLY on the pages, so you know EXACTLY what to do!

If you don’t have your book at home, you can just practise in your writing book.

Extension:

Check all the letters in the name of your street in the PowerPoint and practise writing it out PERFECTLY 5 times.

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Maths (30 minutes) Problem Solving

On Monday, we looked at using strategies from the mathematicians’ toolbox to solve problems. In the problem about the coat buttons we used these strategies:

  • Using counters
  • Drawing a diagram
  • Make a systematic list

You can use the same strategies for these problems:

   

Easier:

In my lunchbox, I have a banana, a sandwich and a cookie.

Mum said I can eat them in any way I like.

1 way is to eat the banana then the sandwich then the cookie, but I’m sure I could eat it in a different order…

Can you help me work out all the different ways I could eat my lunch?

How many different ways are there?

When you have finished, can you circle the order YOU would like to eat it.

 

 

Harder:

When I got back to school, I saw that I had 4 books in my Independent Reading Bookbox:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bobo the Bear
  • Clara Caterpillar
  • Dinosaurs!

I want to read them all, but I can’t decide which order to read them in.

Can you help me work out all the different ways I could read them?

How many different ways are there?

 

Later I discovered I had Edward the Emu in my tub.

If I want to read this book as well, how many different ways can I choose the order of all 5 books?

 

 

Challenge:

Part 1 (just like the problem on Monday)

We have 3 flavours of ice cream at home: strawberry, chocolate and vanilla.

Mum is making ice -cream cones for my party. She said we can have 1, 2 or 3 scoops.

If I want all 3 flavours, how many ways can I arrange my 3 scoops?

(e.g: strawberry, then chocolate then vanilla on top….or….?)

 

The challenge:

Some of my friends don’t like all the flavours and don’t want 3 scoops.

Mum said they can have 1, 2 or 3 scoops and they can have any flavour for each scoop.

“Awesome!” said Alannah. “I’ll have 3 chocolate scoops please!”

“Brilliant” said Camilla. I’ll have 2 vanilla with 1 strawberry on top.”

“Can I just get 1 strawberry please, asked  Bowen.

  • Can you work out ALL the possible ways that the kids could have their icecream cone?
Play Based (30 minutes) Grow a carrot top

First, cut off the top 1cm of a carrot (the bit where the stem was)

Next, place in a shallow dish of water.

Then, Take a picture, write down or draw the changes each day.

Soon you’ll have a carrot flower!

 

Mindfulness (30 minutes)-  Storybook Decisions

We can use mindfulness to help us make decisions.

Sometimes our bodies can give us clues about whether our decisions are good or bad.

First, read the story ‘ Tidy’ where Pete has to make a decision.

Next, write the decisions Pete made throughout the book.

Then, think… Did Pete make a good decision?

Do you think Pete should have made a different decision?

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 2 term 4 remote learning activities- Thursday 14th October

Here is the work program for Thursday

PDF Download: Thursday 14th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Thursday Week 2 Term 4

Reading  (30 mins)  Character Traits

Learning goal: I can infer character traits.

Today you are going to read or listen to some texts and decide which inside trait the main character is showing.

Example:

Record your answers like this:

  1. Isabel is lazy because she never does what she says.

 

Easier:

Read or listen to these four texts and then choose out of the 3 options, which inside trait the character is showing. Record a sentence for each story, like the example above.

 

 

 

Middle:

Read these 6 texts and choose out of the 3 options, which inside trait the main character is showing.

Record a sentence for each story, like the example above.

 

Challenge:

Read the 8 texts below and infer what the missing inside trait is.

Write a sentence to say what inside trait the main character showed.

In number 5, 6, 7 and 8 you will need to record 2 inside traits in your sentence.

Be careful! It might be a similar trait, or the opposite trait!

You can choose these inside traits:

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books! While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to infer what has motivated the characters to do certain things in the story.

Practise your reading goal while you are reading. 

Writing (30 minutes) Small groups 

Go to your Teacher’s WebEx room at your small group time.

 Bring along a pencil and your lined book.

Maths (30 minutes) Addition revision

LG: I can use a strategy to add

First,  Choose a colour below that will challenge you.

Next, look at the strategy posters if you would like a reminder.

If you’d like to watch Jess showing you how to fill out your PNW chart, click this link:

(you will need your Office365 login)

Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

Green group (count all) 

First, draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Numbers and Words section

Then, use the strategy of counting all to solve your problem in your Pictures section

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. Shannon made 6 Halloween cupcakes for her friends.

Four  extra friends came so she had to make more.

How many cupcakes did she end up with altogether?

  

  1. Taylor was growing 7 plants and then bought 3 more!

How many plants did Taylor have then? 

 

  1. Michael read 4 books in term 3 and then finished 4 more over the holidays.

How many books has Michael read altogether?

 

Purple group – add using numberline

First- draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section

Then, use the strategy of counting forwards on a numberline to solve your problem in your Pictures section

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. Jenny started with 32 cupcakes at the party and then Sophie brought along more.

 How many cupcakes were there altogether? 

 

  1. I invited 10 kids to my party and 4 of their siblings came too

How many kids were there at my party?

 

  1. There were 17 kids playing at the park and then Alex and her 2 sisters came.

How many kids were there at the park then?

 

Blue group (add ten and then some more)

First- draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section 

Then, use the strategy of jump forward ten and then some more to solve your problem

Last, write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. Henry had 47 footy card in his folder, and his brother gave him 15 more.

How many card does Henry have now? 

 

  1. There are 54 books in the easy chapter book box in our class library, and 18 of in the school library.

How many easy chapter books are there altogether?

 

  1. I had $86 dollars saved and my mum gave me $18 more.

How much money do I have?.

 

Orange group- choose your strategy for each problem:

  • Jump forwards by 100s, 10s and 1s
  • Split strategy
  • Vertical algorithm

 

First- draw up a Pictures/ Numbers/ Words table in your scrapbook:

Next, look at your problem and write what it is asking into your Words section 

Then, use one of the strategies to solve your problem. If you are using the jump strategy, use the ‘Pictures’ section. If you are choosing the split strategy or vertical algorithm, use the ‘numbers’ section. 

Last- write your answer in your numbers and words section

 

  1. There were 745 animals at the zoo…. And then a truck of 231 more arrived!

How many animals are at the zoo now?

 

  1. My mum baked 327 cookies for the school fete, my friends mum helped by cooking 135 of them!

How many cookies were made altogether?

 

  1. I had saved $432, and then I got $250 for selling my bike. How much money do I have saved now?
Play Based (30 minutes) Make a Chatterbox

First, watch this video and have a go at this origami activity!

Then,test it out on your family!

Mindfulness (30 minutes)-

Sometimes we use mindfulness to help us relax and calm down. Sometimes we need it to help wake us up.

Practise Nimble Nostrils today by following along with this clip.

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/nimble-nostrils?sp=category&sn=Breathe&st=categories&sid=40

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 2 term 4 remote learning activities- Wednesday 13th October

Here is the work program for Wednesday

PDF Download: Wednesday 13th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Wednesday Week 2  Term 4 
Reading  (30 mins) Character Traits

Learning goal: I can recognise character traits.

Easier and Middle:

First watch this short video about inferring characters’ inside traits.

You will need your Office365 login details to view today’s videos.

 Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

Next look at the illustrations of Charlie Parsley below.

Easier– choose 3 pictures.

Middle– do all the pictures.

Then find the character trait in the list that matches the picture.

Record your sentences. Charlie is ….. because he …….

Example: Charlie is creative because he likes to knit.

 

If you want to re-watch the story- here it is!

 

Challenge:

 

First watch Jenny explain how and why characters’ inside traits can change over a story.

Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

Next draw the table in your book, or print it out.

Then choose one of these stories, King Pig or The Lion Inside, watch OR read it yourself from the PowerPoints.

Then, fill in your own table about how King Pig or the mouse changes in their story, and what evidence is in the text to show this.

King Pig- you can listen to the story or read it yourself from the PowerPoint below.

King Pig -Powerpoint

 

The Lion Inside- you can listen to the story or read it yourself from the PowerPoint below.

The Lion Inside-PowerPoint

 

Get a grown up to take a photo and send it to your teacher when you have finished.

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books! While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to infer what has motivated the characters to do certain things in the story.  Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes)  Small groups.

Go to your Teacher’s WebEx room at your small group time.

Bring along your lightning writing from yesterday and a pencil.

Maths (30 minutes) multiplication  revision

LG: I can use a strategy to multiply

Today we are doing some multiplication and division revision.

First, watch these videos to get a refresh of what we learnt in term 3! Pick the strategy that you remember working on for both multiplication and division!

Next, complete the problems below from the colour you think will challenge you most.

 

GREEN GROUP-

If you want to remind yourself of this strategy watch the video below

(you will need your Office365 login)

Having trouble viewing? Click here

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

 

BLUE GROUP

SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS USING ARRAYS TO HELP YOU

 Watch this video as a helpful reminder if you need it!

(you will need your Office365 login)

Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

  1. Sammy bought 5 microphones and each microphone had 3 buttons. How many buttons were there altogether?
  2. There were 8 playgrounds in Moonee Ponds. Each playground had 3 swings. How many swings were there altogether?
  3. Allegra likes orange juice and it comes in packs of four. Mum bought home 8 packs. How many orange juices does Allegra get?
  1. Amelia went to the shop to buy eggs 4 times this month. Each time she went she bought 4 eggs. How many eggs did she buy this month altogether?

 

Red Group Have a go at these problems using region rectangles in your grid book.

Don’t forget to write the maths inside the array and the answer sentence underneath.

  1. Mum went to the shop to buy eggs 8 times this month. Each time she went she bought 4 eggs. How many eggs did she buy this month altogether?
  2. Flynn bought 10 packs of bonus-size footy cards and there were 8 cards in each pack. How many cards did he get altogether?
  3. There were 7 kids building a house with blocks. They each had 6 blocks each. How many blocks could they use to build the house with?
  4. My favourite coconut drink comes in packs of 4. Mum bought home 9 packs. How many delicious drinks will I get to drink?

 

ORANGE GROUP – Area model

Here is a video of Stef from 3/4 explaining area model if you need a reminder! 

(you will need your Office365 login)

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  1. Taylor had 16 bags and there were 5 lollies in each bag. How many lollies were there all together?
  2. Ant had 13 students and gave them 3 pencils each
  3. Jenny had 19 flowers and each flower had 7 petals. How many petals were there altogether?
  4. Shannon had 15 pictures and each picture had 6 people. How many people were there all together?
  5. Taylor had 12 Lego buildings and each building had 8 pieces of Lego. How many pieces of Lego were there altogether? 

14 X  6

18 X  7

16 X 14

Play Based (30 minutes) Paper Weaving

You will need:

  • 2 different coloured pieces of paper
  • Scissors

First: Fold one piece of paper in half so the short edge meets the short edge

Next: Cut slits (starting from the folded edge) that don’t go all the way to the top.

Then: Unfold your paper, it should look like this:

 

Then: Fold your second piece of paper in half so the short edge meets the short edge and cut strips

(try and keep them the same size)

Finally: Weave your strips through the first piece of paper.

Remember: Over, under, over, under, being careful not to tear the paper

Mindfulness (30 minutes)- Wishing Tree

First, draw yourself at your special Wishing Tree. Your wishing tree could be magical with purple leaves or it might be a plain old tree, maybe a seedling? Remember to use all their senses to imagine what it would be like in real life.

Next, write a wish in your picture. You can cover it with a scrap of paper to keep it a secret.

Then, think about how you are going to make your wish come true.

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 2 term 4 remote learning activities- Tuesday 12th October

Here is the work program for Tuesday

PDF Download: Tuesday 12th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Tuesday Week 2  Term 4
Reading  (30 mins) Small Groups

LG: I know strategies I should be practising as I read.

Come along to your Reading small groups, and bring your work from yesterday with you.

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You may want to choose a book that has been shortlisted by Children’s Book Council, found here on our Library Blog or you might want to find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ , and listen to some familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!

Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes)  Lightning Writing

Learning goal: I can practise writing to persuade.

First: Get your lined book and write the learning goal.

Next: choose one of the prompts for your writing today.

Then: Write your persuasive writing. You may choose to use a planning page to gather your ideas.

Easier planning page:  Easier Planning Page

Challenge planning page: Challenge Planning Page

Get a grown up to take a photo and send it to your teacher when you have finished.

Maths (30 minutes) Skip Counting

LG: I can practise my skip-counting goal

First: What is your skip counting goal?

Next: Practise your skip counting goal any way you would like!

Some options are:

  • Writing the pattern down in your book.
  • Say the pattern out loud.
  • You can use this hundreds chart to help you as well!

You might want to try this website to practice your skip counting pattern:

https://www.abcya.com/games/number_bubble_skip_counting

Then: Have a family member listen to you!

 

If you think you have finished your skip counting pattern you can hop on to see your teacher during your class open Webex time!

 

EXTENSION: If you are learning your times tables you may want to have a go at some of these online games from the maths section of our blog’s ICT weblinks page

Use your times tables facts to build a beautiful coral reef:

 https://www.free-training-tutorial.com/times-tables/sealife/sl-multiplication.html

Or use your times tables facts to build an amazing town:

 https://www.free-training-tutorial.com/times-tables/towncreator/tc-multiplication.html

A very tricky game for remembering your times tables:

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

Play Based (30 minutes) Milk Art

First: pour some milk into a dish and add a few drops of food colouring

Next: Dip a cotton bud or toothpick in some soap and slowly use it to touch the milk.

The colours will move around and marble together making pretty patterns.

Then: Write a sentence or draw a picture about what happened

Here is a video to show you what to do and explains why it works!

 

Alternatively

Draw or paint your own ‘milk art’ design.

What patterns can you make? What colours will you use?

Mindfulness (30 minutes)-My Options

First, think of a decision you make this week. Write it at the top of your page.

Maybe you made a decision to play on the iPad instead of going to the park?

Maybe you decided to eat your breakfast outside today?

Next, make a list of all the options you could have chosen between.

Then, think… Did I make a good decision? Was there a better solution? 

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 2 term 4 remote learning activities- Monday 11th October

Here is the work program for Monday

PDF Download: Monday 11th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Monday Week 2  Term 4
Reading  (30 mins) Character Traits

Learning goal: I know what character traits are.

Record the date, the Learning goal and your scores for knowledge and effort in your scrap book, and then choose which activity you are going to do- easier, middle or challenge.

Easier and Middle:

First watch Jenny read the story of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, and explain what character traits are.

You will need your Office365 login details to view today’s videos.

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Easier:

Next draw up the T-chart below.

Then: complete your T-chart. In the first column, draw a picture of Pearl Barley and label her outside traits. You can find them in the list below. In the second column, record 2 of her inside traits. Find them in the list as well. Think carefully- remember that some of these are outside traits too! Don’t worry about doing the challenge activity at the end of the video!

 

Middle:

Next, divide your page into 4 boxes, and put the headings in like this:

 

Then, you are going to draw and label (or list) the outside traits for each character, and then list the inside traits for each character, using the lists of traits.

You will need to think carefully about each character and their outside and inside traits, to work out which trait belongs to which character!

 

Challenge:

First, watch Jenny remind you what inside traits are, and explain how you can infer the inside traits of characters by finding evidence in texts to support your inferences.

 

Next, decide whether you want to watch as Jenny reads the story, or you’d prefer to read it yourself. If you’d prefer to read it yourself, stop the video when Jenny starts to read, and open the PowerPoint below. Read the story yourself instead!

 

Inside traits explanation, example of activity and Jenny reading:

Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

Read it yourself: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Then, you are going to go on an evidence hunt! Here is a list of inside traits that Rosie shows throughout the story. Choose 4 of these traits to search for.

Can you find evidence to show each trait in the text?

Record whereabouts in the text it shows you that Rosie has each trait. What does Rosie do to show these traits?

 

Get a grown up to take a photo and send it to your teacher when you have finished.

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books! While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to infer what is happening in the story, and what characters are feeling in the story.

Writing (30 minutes)  Persuasive Writing

In Persuasive writing we try to convince our audience to think like us.

So far this term we have learnt that persuasive writing includes:

  • an opinion – What do you think/believe?
  • reasons – Why should others think like you?
  • examples – Can you tell me anything that happens in the real world to prove it?

Today we will play a game to practise forming an opinion on certain topics and giving reasons for why we think that.

 

First, print out the game board or download the game board and open it in a program that allows for editing (Paint, word, or edge for computers, and screenshot view for iPad).

Persuasive Dice Game

Alternatively, you can draw up a simple 6×6 grid like below and use this as your game board whilst referring the statements on screen.

Next, play the Persuasive Dice Game. You can choose to play with a partner or by yourself.

 

Option 1: With a partner

  1. Each player chooses a different coloured pencil.
  1. Player 1 rolls a dice and selects a statement in that column to read. They tell their partner their opinion and give a reason. For example, “My opinion is that children should do chores. I think this because chores will teach children to be responsible”. If they do this successfully, they colour in that square of the game board.
  2. Player 2 has a turn.
  3. First with 3 in a row wins.

 

Option 2: Solo Game

  1. Roll a dice and read a statement in that column.
  2. Think of your opinion and a reason. If you can do this successfully, colour in that square of the game board.
  3. Continue rolling until you have filled up a whole column. Which number column do you fill up first?

 

Then, choose one of your coloured squares and write a list of reasons for why you agree or disagree with that statement.

Maths (30 minutes) -small group 

Come to your class Webex room at the time your teacher has given you.

Bring your maths scrapbook and a pencil

LG: I can use strategies to solve maths problems

Play Based (30 minutes) Learn how to juggle

First: Watch this video:

Next: Have a go!

  1. You may like to start with only one scarf (or tissue) in your hand. Practise throwing it up and catching it with the opposite hand.
  2. Now introduce the second scarf (or tissue). Throw each scarf up and across your body towards the opposite side, and catch with your other hand.
  3. Then try with three scarves (or tissues). This is when it gets really tricky!

 

Then: Keep practising!

 

 

Optional:

You may like to make your own juggling balls.

To do this, you will need rice, balloons and some plastic bags.

Here is a short clip with the instructions:

https://youtu.be/jEGBYXiaA7c

Mindfulness (30 minutes)-  APPRECIATING BEAUTY

Draw something you saw today that was beautiful.

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 1 term 4 remote learning activities- Friday 8th October

Here is the work program for Friday

PDF Download: Friday 8th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Friday Week 1  Term 4 
Reading  (30 mins) Book response

First, listen to the story Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six, read by Alex Miles.

You’ll find it here, in the Storybox library! https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/stories/ivanhoe-swift-left-home-at-six

You will need our school Storybox login details to view the video- contact your teacher if you would like them to resend this through

Next, think about what your next adventure would be, if you could choose any adventure in the world. Where would you like to go? What would you like to do?

 

Then, draw and write about it in your scrap book.

Divide your page in half, and record on one side at the top of the page: For my next adventure I’d like to…

On the other side of the page, write But I’d like to come home to…

Draw and write about your next adventure, then draw and write about your favourite people and your favourite home-cooked that meal you’d like to come home to!

 

Here’s my example!

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books!  Practise your reading goal while you are reading.

Writing (30 minutes) Handwriting

Learning Goal: I can practise my letter formation.

First, get out your handwriting book and find which letter you are up to.

Next, open the slideshow below, and click on the letter you are up to. Watch how to form the letter correctly.  You can watch all of them, if you want to!

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Then, complete the handwriting page that you are up to. Remember to read each instruction CAREFULLY on the pages, so you know EXACTLY what to do!

If you don’t have your book at home, you can just practise in your writing book.

Extension:

Check all the letters in the name of your street in the PowerPoint and practise writing it out PERFECTLY 5 times.

Click on the picture to download the PowerPoint

Maths (30 minutes) Problem Solving Shape Robot

Easy:

Draw the robot and list all the shapes you have drawn-

count and write how many of each shape, and how many shapes altogether.

Have a look at my example to help you (I hope your picture is way better than mine!)

 

Middle:

Draw the robot and then say what shapes you used and how many of each shape.

Write how many sides and corners you drew when you drew all those shapes.

Extra: see if you can work out how many sides and corners you used in creating your WHOLE picture.

Have a look at my example to help you (I hope your picture is way better than mine!)

 

Harder: Angles

Remember, angles are the space made in a corner when 2 STRAIGHT lines join.

  1. a ‘right angle’ is the sort of angle we make squares and rectangles with;
  2. an ‘acute ‘ angle is smaller than a right angle;
  3. an ‘obtuse’ angle is bigger than a right angle.

Draw the robot and then say what shapes you used and how many of each shape.

Write how many sides and corners you drew when you drew all those shapes.

Add up how many sides and corners you used in creating your WHOLE picture.

 

Count out all the different angles you used to make each of your shapes and then add them together to say how many of each angle you used in your whole picture.

Have a look at my example to help you (I hope your picture is way better than mine!)

Play Based (30 minutes) Healthy Snacks

Today you are going to make a healthy snack, using the items and ingredients that you have inside your house. Remember to ask your parent or caregiver permission before completing this activity.

First, take a look at the examples below to give you some inspiring ideas! You might like to start by looking inside your fridge and pantry to see what ingredients you could use. I would recommend no more than 4 ingredients.

Next, try and create or design your snack in a creative and interesting way.

Then, take a photo of your delicious snack and upload it onto the One Note for your teacher to see or share at your next WebEx meeting.

Finally, sit down and eat your healthy, creative delicious snack.

 

Mindfulness (30 minutes)- Under the Sea

Find a space to stand, imagining you are a strand of seaweed stuck to the sea floor. Initially there is a strong current and the seaweed makes big, rapid movements. Then the current decreases and the movements become smaller and smaller until there is gentle swaying, and then stillness.

Remember to be aware of physical sensations, thoughts and feelings.

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

Week 1 term 4 remote learning activities- Thursday 7th October

Here is the work program for Thursday

PDF Download: Thursday 6th October

Scroll down to see all the activities and resources you will need:

Please note specialist check-in sessions:

Art with Christine: http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/caminiti.christine.c

PE with Stef: https://eduvic.webex.com/meet/modesti.stefanie-marie.s

Italian with Nancy: : http://eduvic.webex.com/meet/berardone.nunzia.n

Specialist blogs:

Art

Italian

PE

Library Blog

 

Thursday Week 1  Term 4
Reading  (30 mins) Inferring motivation

Learning goal: I can infer why characters do things.

First record the goal and your scores in your Reading book.

Next draw a table like this one with 3, 4 or 6 rows. (Easier, Middle, Challenge)-Just like yesterday

 

Easier:

Listen to the example below:

Example answer:

 

Read or listen to these 3 short stories.

 

Infer why the character did what they did.

Record your responses in your inferring table- which character, what they did and why they did it.

You could write or draw what the character did, then record why.

 

Middle stories:

Listen to the example below:

Example answer:

 

 

Read or listen to these 5 short stories, and choose 4 of them to use.

 

2.

3.

4.

 

5.

 

Infer why the character did what they did.

Record your responses in your inferring table- which character, what they did and why they did it. (See above example)

You could write or draw what the character did, then record why.

 

Challenge stories:

Read the 6 stories carefully. Think about why the character did what they did, by inferring their motivations. (Click on the stories to make them bigger.)

Select the correct multiple choice response to the first 3 stories, and record the character, what they did and their motivation in your inferring table.

Think of your own responses for the next 3 stories, and record the character, what they did and their motivation in your inferring table.

Remember to record the number for each story.

 

Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Spend 10 minutes doing Independent Reading. You can choose a book here on our Library Blog or you can find a new book on Reading Eggs or PM Online. You can also log into https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/, and listen to some  familiar actors and authors read some fabulous story books! While you are doing independent reading today, practise pausing to infer what has motivated the characters to do certain things in the story.

Practise your reading goal while you are reading. 

Writing (30 minutes) Exploring Persuasive Writing

L.G. I know parts of persuasive texts.

Yesterday we learnt more about persuasive writing in our small groups.

We learnt that persuasive texts:

  • State an opinion
  • Lists reasons why you think that
  • Can have examples to show why you think that

 

First, Listen to the story ‘Time for Bed, Isobel’.

You will need your Office365 login details to view today’s videos.

Having trouble viewing? Click here

 

Next, think about all the reasons why Isobel might not want to go to bed.

Then, Choose an activity below to complete:

 

Easier: write 1 reason for why you don’t want to go to bed and draw a picture.

You can use the sentence starter: I don’t want to go to bed because…….

 

Middle: write 2 reasons for why you don’t want to go to bed and draw a picture.

You can use the sentence starter: I don’t want to go to bed because…….

 

Challenge: Your topic is ‘Should Children Stay up Past 7 O’clock’.

Plan a persuasive piece of writing to convince your mum and dad that you should or shouldn’t stay up past 7pm.

Remember you need to:

  • State your opinion – Do you think you should or shouldn’t stay up past 7pm?
  • Give at least 3 reasons for why you think that.
  • Give an example for each of your reasons.

 Get a grown up to take a photo and send it to your teacher when you have finished.

Maths (30 minutes) -small group fractions preassessment (part 2)

Come to your class Webex room at the time your teacher has given you.

Bring your maths scrapbook and a pencil

LG: I can show what I know about fractions.

Play Based (30 minutes) Make a Mask

Today’s creative challenge is to make a mask from scraps and pieces you can find around your house or yard.

 

First,  look at the images below for some inspiration.

 

Next, have a look around your house, and yard, for anything you think might be suitable to use to make a mask. This task is a reminder that you don’t always need the ideal materials to be creative. It really comes down to your imagination.

Then, have some fun and construct your mask. Remember, take your time, experiment and explore. It is ok to change your mind, start again or alter your original design. If you want a feather on your mask but can’t find one maybe draw one or use a leaf instead.

Finally, don’t forget to share a picture of you with your mask with your teacher.

Challenge: come up with a little play, song or dance involving you wearing your mask. You might like to film it.

 

Mindfulness (30 minutes)-Strengths

First, read the Story ‘Be Kind’.

 

Then, write or draw the strengths of the girl in the story. 

 

Feel free to check out the MPPS mindfulness blog if you feel like being extra mindful!

http://mppsmindfulness.global2.vic.edu.au/2020/03/17/welcome-to-the-mpps-mindfulness-blog/

Physical Activity–  Don’t forget to get your daily 30 minutes of exercise!

Go for a walk, run or play outside!

Or

Challenge yourself to an activity from Stef’s suggestions

GET YOUR 30! | MPPS Physical Education blog

LIBRARY

Yvette has been working hard on the Library Blog where students can take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.