I will be back tomorrow so please work hard and show your teacher for today just how well you do things in Room 6. 🙂
9:00 to 10:00 – Indonesian
10:00 to 11:00 – Writing preparation. On my desk there is a set of NAPLAN writing prompt sheets. Please be very careful with these and hand them back, as they belong to Mrs Downing. Today you are not writing the exposition, but you are going to do the same brainstorming with a partner (or 3 people together) that we did for the last exposition. Teacher to organise groups and briefly explain topic and discuss pictures. Then students each to write down ideas for REASONS why you AGREE OR why you DO NOT AGREE. Give a 5 – 10 minute time limit. Then just like last time, discuss how to write a good HOOK introduction where reader will know your point of view, but you are starting in an interesting way. Eg. Could start with a question (like last time); could start with a statement.. “Some people might say that….but I.” Students each to attempt a good hook on back of their piece of paper. Share and then hand in both papers (make sure you have your name on your paper). We will be writing the full exposition tomorrow, so be ready! 😎
11:25 to 12:15 – MATHS – On front of teacher’s desk is a set of folded A3 Maths sheets (Targeting Maths) ADDITION. Students to work through these.
12:15 to lunch – LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR – Students have started an A3 Concept Map on Parts of Speech. They are on the little blue set of drawers near my desk. Please get them to complete it. We are doing it in a very teacher-guided way, using the Smart Panel. Look for the file (ask Lewis or Nic) in Desktop/Room 6 Share/mindmap parts of speech (or something to that effect. You will be able to locate it when you are in Room 6 share as it is a Notebook file and you’ll see the icon. They have colour-coded Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives and now need to add colour-coded VERBS and ADVERBS, then finish off with PREPOSITIONS and INTERJECTIONS. You will notice I have written the definition of each in black around the bubble, then given examples in same colour as the bubble word. [Have a look at the last post on this site – and I have some coloured charts with definitions ready for laminating on right-hand side of my desk.]
LUNCH -Teacher to do 1st Lunch duty in Sun area
INQUIRY – Yesterday we read “Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck” and discussed story of Grace Bussell and Sam Isaacs. Students completed one side of A3 sheet where they drew a picture and wrote a retell of their favourite part of the story. Today they need to do the other side, which is the HISTORICAL INCIDENT factual side where they give the historical facts of the event. (I have brought their work home to mark, so teacher will need to copy one of the A3 sheets on my desk for students to complete the side marked “Historical Incident”. You will find that with the handout 2 photos of Grace and Sam which will also be stuck onto that sheet.) Teacher please to read through information sheet for students (there is an A3 class set on my desk called “Georgette…”) which tells the story and students can highlight key facts to write into their worksheet. Please take time to do this job neatly and thoroughly people, and get it finished today, please.
See you all tomorrow. 🙂