Finally after 4 months off I am back at school. Over the first week of Term Four we have done heaps including:
- An orienteering practice.
- Show Don’t Tell for writing and reading.
- Learnt about Pi, Diameter, Radius and Circumference in maths.
- Read two picture-only books (Mirror and Window).
- Wrote our Writers Notebook stories.
- In specialists, PE – practiced our simple skills of throwing, catching and running, Art – completed tags and started designing our skateboards, Perfoming Arts – finished and shared news reports.
Here is a little paragraph about orienteering with Show Don’t Tell:
Mady and I set the timer and ran out with our map and stamp sheet. Map number two was spread around the school and our hearts were pumping when we slowed to a walk and grabbed map number 4. We sprinted all over the school, navigating and stamping all of the markers we could find. We were puffing and panting with red faces and the smiles on our faces were huge.
It took us 20 minutes but I think we are all ready and set for Wednesday.
Recently I have been working on my persuasive text based on… I need more pocket money! My task was to convince the reader that the chores young infants have to suffer to do are totally unreasonable! During this writing time I learnt quite a lot of things, including, emotional language, expert opinion, statistics and facts will all help me convince the reader. Here are the results:
Over the last few weeks all of the year fours have been working on a writers notebook text. I completed my first one so I did a second one. Here are the pieces of my texts, simply click to enlarge:
My “Mother Nature Unleashed” text
My “Cerebral Palsy” text
We are reading. . . Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. The foolish farmers (Boggis, Bunce and Bean) have caused nothing but trouble for the fox family! Some of the hilarious quotes are:
-Down in the valley, there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well.’
I believe how it said “the owners of these farms had done well” that it meant Boggis, Bunce and Bean had made a lot of money.
– ‘I can smell these goons a mile away. I can smell one from the other.’
I think goons means foolish people
– After reading chapters 1-4 I infer that the farmers are getting sick of Mr Fox stealing and they are going to catch him.
– Why do you think Mr. Fox was always especially careful when coming out of his hole? I think Mr Fox was careful of coming out of his hole because predators (the farmers) will catch and kill him.
-Finally, my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE quote in chapters 1-4 is: “It will never grow again,” said Mr. Fox. “I shall be tail-less for the rest of my life.” He looked very glum. What does the word glum mean?
I believe glum means feeling down in the dumps or sad, but you might think differently? Tell me in the comments!
Roald Dahl Website
This book focuses on the lives of Abel Jackson and his mother Dora, who live on Longboat Bay, a crystal clear body of water coming from Robbers Head. They survive by eating abalone, fish and vegetables from their garden. Abel spends everyday out diving, playing with the fish and visiting his dad at his grave on the hilltop with the rest of his ancestors. Dora works extremely hard taking care of the house, planting and picking the veggies, fixing the bots motor and also manages to visit her husband at his grave.
Abel eventually becomes a marine biologist wanting to learn the secret of the sea. He travels the world in search of the knowledge. Sadly, on return to his home he finds that Longboat Bay is very sick and that it is up to him and his mother to rescue it.
This book tells the story of Abels amazing life from a young carefree boy to a grown man that needs to use his marine skills to save his beautiful home!
I would rate this heartwarming tale as four out of five ⭐️’s because it has a lovely hidden message: Stand up for what you believe in and fight for the right result.
Today us grade 4 students did Kitchen Garden my class was the class that cooked, our meal was Cinnapear Smothie. I didn’t enjoy it since it was gritty and grainy, except I loved cooking even though it was just a small session it was our first so it was special. I learnt how to cut a fruit into quarters very quickly!
Dad woke me up bright and early on Saturday morning. I raced down and gobbled up my breakfast. Today was the day we cleaned out, since we were living in our nans house. When we cleaned out the drawers notebooks were thrown (narrowly missing heads) and there was sighing when my sister and I said we wanted useless things. Then we did clothes. When we had our clothes on poses were thrown everywhere seeing if the clothes fit. Piles were toppling over because they were so high with non-fitting clothes. In the end there were piles of plastic bags everywhere!