AUSTRALIAN MEGAFAUNA

Earlier this term, you found out all about Megafauna in Australia during your SOLE inquiry session.

Here is a link to a website where you can find out more: VICTORIA MUSEUM and we will be watching the video through the link on that website where the scientists talk about Australia’s megafauna fossils. [ another link to THE MUSEUM]

I wonder what it would have been like, living with the megafauna as an Aboriginal person all that time ago?

Post a comment to tell me your thoughts.  

Father’s Day


Follow the above instructions to make your card.

Next we will be making the necktie to go with it. Follow this video to make your tie. Then you can colour it in Dad’s favourite team colours or pattern of your choice.

Write Dad a message on the back of the shirt or open it up to hide your message a little.

Enjoy your day with Dad on Sunday. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads! 🙂

Mrs Veary

SOLE QUESTION?

This morning we are going to do some SOLE work for Inquiry.  You will be working in

Self

Organised

Learning

Environments.

Your SOLE question is:

What were Australia’s megafauna and how do they compare with today’s Australian animals?

You will be working in groups (which you can choose to join or leave) where each person has to do equal work.  You will have 40 minutes to research the question, write notes, create a poster with your key information on it and then present what you have found out to the class.

Use the strengths within your group.  Give out jobs.  Eg. ….. is a good artist so he/she will design the poster and do the artwork.  ….. is a good reader so he/she will read out what is on the website so we can all understand the main ideas.   Then we will all decide what the main facts are and ………….. will write them down as notes because…..is a good writer.

Have fun learning something new and unusual about Australian animals in your SOLE session today!  🙂

Mrs Veary

Adding two or three digit numbers – with regrouping

This animation (which you can find on “Maths Tools – Adding 3-digit numbers”) might help you to understand how regrouping works.

ADDING 3-digit numbers with regrouping

This works for 2-digit numbers, 4-digit numbers and so on…

Practise using this and challenging yourself using paper too, to see if you can do as well as the computer and get them correct.

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Now you can also have a go at subtracting with regrouping.  Use this animation to see how it works.

SUBTRACTING 2-digit numbers with regrouping

This should feel much simpler for you now.

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Problem Solving Strategies – Make a Table

Today we will be learning how to use a strategy – Make a Table – to solve a maths problem.

First we will be watching a video about this on iMaths website.

Then we will watch another example of how to use this strategy in this video before we do our own solving.

Try solving this problem using a similar table.

The Problem

Mick and Aria have agreed to work for a week for their Mum over the holidays. The pay they get will vary. Aria will get $10 for the first day she works and two more dollars for every day she works after that. Mick will get $1 for the first day he works, but for each day he works from then on, his pay will be doubled.

Who would you rather be and why?

Use a Table to show how to work out how much each child will earn each day.  Then add them to see how much each child will earn for the whole 7 days.

Animal Habitats (The E in PBE)

Writing a report on an Australian animal you will need to research Physical, Behaviour and Environment facts about your animal.  This is your P, B, E chart.  Habitat falls into the E because it is all about where your animal lives or is found.

Today’s activity will give you a good idea of all the different types of HABITATS.  Click on AUSTRALIAN HABITATS and use the information there to write dot points listing all the different places which are in that kind of habitat.

Eg. COASTAL would have:

  • coastal waters
  • sand dunes
  • beaches … (there are more too)

Then you will be working in groups to investigate one particular type of habitat using the Yowie digital game we have already looked at.  You will be writing what you find into your Yowie Activity Book.

I wonder which habitat will be more popular with you all?

Merit Certificates!

Congratulations to:

every student in Room 6 for your hard work which has been rewarded with this week’s Bee-bop-a-lula Award for Music!

Tate

for your positive approach to learning and for your enthusiasm and determination to improve your literacy skills.  You have made a huge improvement already.  Way to go, Tate!

 

Ashlyn

for the thought and care you put into every task.  You produce well-presented, eye-catching posters which show original ideas.  Great work, Ashlyn!

Great work everybody!

Mrs Veary 😎

SUBTRACTION – COUNTING ON TO TAKE AWAY?

This morning you will be learning another strategy to do subtraction.  We will be counting on to take away by finding the DIFFERENCE between the two numbers using the empty number line.

  • It is so much easier to count on rather than count back. You can have a go on your own later or at home to use the strategy online with this SUBTRACTION ON A NUMBER LINE activity.  You can change how big the numbers are that you have to subtract and you can actually see the jumps. [Remember to click on the padlock to allow Flash player…if you need to…then click on Reload.]

You can also watch a couple of videos I made of this lesson, using an Empty Numberline to count on and count back to subtract.  You can find it on Dolphinkids by following these instructions:

This makes subtraction SO EASY!  🙂

Let me know how you go.

Mrs Veary

WHAT ARE TESSELATIONS?

TESSELATIONS ARE SHAPES THAT LINK UP WITH NO SPACES AND NO OVERLAPS TO COVER THE PAGE.

Today you are going to MAKE some tesselations at this website.  Follow the cloud links to make all of the parts of the city into tesselations.  Go to TESSELATION CITY to build your tesselations.

(We will be watching a Powerpoint to understand more about Mr Escher and his tesselation art.)

Then we are going to colour in our lizards which will become an Escher tesselation design when we put them together at the end. 🙂