Term 3, Week 10 – 17/09 Writing

LG: I can write a free verse poem and publish it in an artistic way.

POETRY SCAVENGER HUNT

Today you will be going on a scavenger hunt. You will be searching for words that can be used to create a free verse poem. You might find words in magazines, in newspapers, brochures, old phone books, food packaging or even old birthday cards!

First… Collect items that you can use and cut up. Don’t use the book your dad is reading or your sister’s favourite picture storybook! You need to look for items that are unused and people won’t miss. The recycle bin is a good place to start!

Next… Hunt for words that are interesting and could be included in a poem. Remember you will need different types of words so collect lots!

Then… Decide on the topic for your poem and arrange your words into a free verse poem. Once you are happy with the way they are arranged, glue them to your page and decorate the page artistically. You might want to cut out some images to go with the poem or draw/ sketch some related pictures and designs.

Here is an example of what one might look like.

Finally… Take a photo of your poem and post it to the One Note.

Term 3, Week 10 – 17/09 STEAM

Today we will focus on the A in STEAM: Art.

 

LG: I can make a musical instrument from household items.

What do you think is the bestselling musical instrument in the world?

If you guessed the harmonica, you are right!

 

The harmonica was said to be invented by a 16-year-old German boy in 1821. Since then, it has become the top-selling instrument in the world and a household item in many places. Luckily, creating beautiful noise is not just an art—it is also a science! In this activity, you will design and explore your own harmonica-like instrument made from household items. Time to tune-up!

 

         First… Get your materials together.

What you will need:

      • Two icy pole sticks
      • One wide rubber band (#64 size works well)
      • One plastic drinking straw
      • Two small rubber bands
      • A ruler
      • Scissors
      • A piece of paper
      • A pen or pencil

 

Next… Open the PDF and follow the instructions to build your own Harmonica!
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Then… Think about what other kinds of instruments could be made from household items. Have a go at making your own!

Term 3, Week 10 – 16/09 Reading

LG: I can respond to a picture storybook.

First…

Watch the video to hear the story “When Henry Caught Imaginitis” by Nick Bland, and to hear about your task for today

Link: Microsoft Stream

Next…

Uh oh, It looks like you have caught ‘imaginitis’ as well!

Choose an everyday object from around your home, and imagine it becoming something else entirely.

Some examples in the book were:

  • Using a bathtub as a pirate ship
  • Using a watermelon as a space a helmet
  • Using a rubbish bin as a rocket
  • Using a saucepan as a hat

Then

Once you have chosen an everyday object, draw yourself using this object in an imaginative way. Remember to use lots of colour in your picture, and lots of imagination!

Do some writing to go with your picture, telling us what the object is and how you are using it.

If it is practical to do so, you might even take a photo of you using the object (and hopefully looking a bit silly)!

Share your work in OneNote

Extension (optional): Write a paragraph discussing how the author and illustrator Nick Bland has used colour to help convey the meaning in his book.

Term 3, Week 10 – 16/09 Writing

LG: I can use Auslan to communicate

 

 

Not all language is spoken or written down. Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

 

This form of communication uses your hands to sign out words and phrases, and can sometimes use fingerspelling to spell out certain words, like names.

 

Today you are going to practise signing some simple sentences!

 

First…

Watch this video to see some common signs that might be used in a classroom, at school, or anywhere else. Notice how the person in the video uses facial expressions and her whole body to help communicate the message.

 

Basic words – Auslan

 

 

 

Next…

Write down three sentences or questions that you want to learn to sign. For example:

  1. My name is …
  2. I don’t want to…
  3. Where are you going?

 

Then… use the video above, as well as the link to the Auslan Sign bank below, to practise signing some of your sentences or questions. You can use the fingerspelling videos to learn to spell out your name, or use the dictionary to search for a specific word:

 

Signbank finger spelling: http://www.auslan.org.au/spell/twohanded.html

Sign bank dictionary: http://www.auslan.org.au/dictionary/

 

Finally… make a video of you signing your sentences. You might like to say them as you sign them to make it easier.

 

Term 3, Week 10 – 16/09 STEAM

 

First, think about the word STEAM. Do you know what it means?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

When we work on science investigations we often need other skills such as technology, engineering, art and maths.

This week you will be given a range of STEAM activities that involve two or more of these groups of skills.

For today’s STEAM activities you will need to think like an ENGINEER

Next, choose one of the investigations below to practise your engineering skills:

Bridge Building Bonanza

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Build a Bird Feeder

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Design a Back Scratcher

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Then, if you are interested, and have time, you might like to do one of the other investigations.

Finally, don’t forget to record any notes, results, images or understandings onto your OneNote.

Term 3, Week 10 – 15/09 Reading

Learning Goal: I can write a book review.

Today you are going to write, and publish, a book review of your book club book.

First, make sure you have finished your book club book.

Next, think about what you want to say about your book. Most book reviews are a couple of simple paragraphs where the reader talks about some of the following points:

  • What is the book’s title and who is the author.
  • A short summary of the plot including who is the main character. (remember don’t give anything away)
  • What you liked about the book. What was your favourite part? Why?
  • What could have been better, what you would have changed? Why?
  • Would you recommend the book to others? If so why? If not why?

Here is an example:

OR You might want to type up your book review turning it into paragraphs (see the example below).You could even add headings, borders, pictures and a rating out of 5 stars (like the example here):

Now, write your book review.

Finally, publish your book review on the OneNote.

Term 3, Week 10 – 15/09 STEAM

Lg: I can create something technological.

 

Today we will focus on the T in STEAM: Technology.

 

Choose from one of the following experiments to practise some of your Technology skills.

Robot to make me a sandwich
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Build a robot hand
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Finally, check your one note for your 3-minute challenge.

 

 

Term 3, Week 10 – 15/09 Writing

LG:  I can code using Braille.

First,  we are going to look at what Braille is.

People who are blind or have low vision use their fingers to read. This method of touching the letters and feeling the words is called Braille.

The Braille code uses raised dots of three rows and two columns like the picture below;

Each letter is different dots coloured in;

You might have seen the Braille code in your area;

Next, use the Braille code to create classroom signage that could assist current and future students at MPPS

For example, you could label to label;

  • The Maths trolley draws
  • The classroom library
  • The entry and exit points in the class
  • The power points in the class

 

Then, draw a picture of what you have decided to label and write the word next to your picture using the Braille Alphabet.

 

Finally, after you’ve uploaded your writing task for today do 20 minutes of touch typing.

Term 3, Week 10 – 14/09 Reading

Learning Goal: I can play the role of a character when reading a script.

Reader’s Theatre is similar to a play but instead of using body language and acting, you use your voice. It means that each person in the group has a part to play and needs to express their lines as the character in the story would.

First… Take a look at these students performing a reader’s theatre script to their class.

What did you notice about the way the students read their scripts?

Then… Download your group’s script and have a practice reading along with one or more people at home.

 Orange and Red group

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Blue and Green Group
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Purple Group
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Next… Come to your small group session today with a downloaded version for yourself.

 

Be prepared to perform with your group on Thursday!

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