Optional Task! ANZAC Day interview

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries, Tasks | Posted on 22/04/2016

If you are going to the ANZAC Day service, you might like to interview a war veteran. Make sure that you are prepared! Have your questions typed or written with space to write answers, OR have your questions ready and get your parent to film.

Please bring the video into school on a USB and we will share your video at our 3/4 Discoveries Expo at the end of term.

 

Here are some questions that you could ask them:

  • What is your name?
  • What war did you serve in?
  • How old were you when you enlisted?
  • Where did you serve and for how long?
  • Would you like to share any memories?
  • Thank you for talking to me about your time in the war.

Feel free to plan more questions to ask.

Miss Carey

TASK: Proper Nouns

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 09/10/2015

This week we have been learning the difference between nouns and proper nouns.

We already know that nouns are names of; people, places and things.

Proper nouns begin with capital letters and are the names of specific people and places.

You can see the poster that we made in class turning common nouns into proper nouns.

Common nouns vs proper nouns

If you are still unsure about what a proper noun is, watch the video below.

Can you list some proper nouns? Write them in the comments section.

TASK: Contractions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 06/10/2015

This week our class took an interest in contractions and we made it a challenge to go home and work out what words, such as here’s and she’ll meant. We eventually worked out that they were contractions and that contractions are two words which have had some letters chopped out and an apostrophe replace them.

You can watch some of the videos to help you remember what contractions are:

Can you think of anymore contractions? Write them in the comments section during Daily 5.

TASK – When Two Vowels go Walking – ai

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 17/08/2015

This week we learnt that ‘when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.

‘ai’ is our spelling sound of the week.

Can you think of any ‘ai’ words and write them in the comments?

Week 10 Numeracy – Money

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy, Tasks | Posted on 15/06/2015

Over the next two weeks we will be learning about money.

Please let your children work with money, sorting, counting and ordering amounts of money. See if they think the amount is closer to $1 or $2. Can they add up amounts of money? Can they give change?

I have put some links to money activities under the Numeracy Websites on the right hand side of this site. Please have a look and a play. Your child can also log into Mathletics to complete money tasks.

Thanks, in advance.

Miss Carey

Task: Nouns

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 20/05/2015

Nouns are naming words. The name people, places, animals and things.

Can you list some nouns? Write some nouns in the comments box.

Have a go at the noun game below:

Find the Noun

Week 5 Literacy – Inferring

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 06/11/2014

This week our comprehension focus has been on inferring. Inferring is an important skill to have to understand what we read better. Sometimes the author doesn’t tell you exactly what is going on and the reader has to put all the clues together to understand what is going on.

Our class have been reading inferring cards and making inferences from them.

inferring

An example is:

Ana and Sophie sat in their chairs staring straight ahead for nearly two hours. They did not talk or hardly even move, but they were not bored at all.

Where were Ana and Sophie?

What makes you think so?

Students then write their inferences using this sentence structure: I infer that… because…

Can you infer where Ana and Sophie were?

Week 1 Literacy – Procedure Texts

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 08/10/2014

This week we are learning about procedure texts. The students are learning to read and write them and identify the key feautres of a procedure text.

A procedure text instructs someone how to make or do something.

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photo 1

TASK – What could you write a procedure about? Is there something that you are an expert at doing and could write a procedure to instruct someone else how to do it?

Write your ideas for a procedure text in the comments box below.

TASK – Word Work Bossy E words

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 07/10/2014

Your task is to find words that have a Bossy E in it. Remember that Bossy E reaches around the consonant that comes before it and tells the vowel to say its name.

An example is ‘made’ the Bossy E reaches around the ‘d’ and tells the ‘a’ to say its name. This makes the ‘a’ have a long sound.

Can you think of some examples of words that have Bossy E? Have you found any in your books?

Write any Bossy E words in the comments box below.

TASK – Word Work ‘er’ ‘ir’ ‘ur’

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Tasks | Posted on 07/10/2014

Your task is to find as many words from your reading that have the ‘er’, ‘ir’ of ‘ur’ spelling pattern.

Some examples are:
Water
Curve
Bird

Write the words in the comments box below.

Special Event – SRC Footy Colours Day

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Special Events, Tasks | Posted on 12/09/2014

This Friday was Footy Colours day where the SRC were raising money for Cancer Awareness. Lots of people dressed up in their footy colours and joined in with the footy activities at lunch time.

In the classroom we made a graph to find out what teams everyone barracks for. Collingwood was most popular and Geelong was the second favourite team.

footy colours day graph

TASK
What else does the graph tell you? Write your answer in the comments box.

Week 9 Literacy – Descriptions and Compound Sentences

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 12/09/2014

This week in Discoveries we have continued to write descriptions but we have been focussing on learning to write compound sentences. A compound sentence is joined by conjunctions. some conjunctions that we use are; and, because, but, also, as well as, next, then, after that.

TASK
Can you think of some more conjunctions or write a compound sentence in the comments box?

Task

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Tasks | Posted on 29/08/2014

Your task is to write a descriptive sentence as a comment below. Don’t tell anyone what type of sentence it is and other people from our class can guess what type of sentence it is and answer it in a reply comment.

REMEMBER the types of sentences are:

– colour
– shape
– size
– feeling/texture
– doing/action
– position
– number

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 19/07/2014

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Task – Inferring

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 23/06/2014

As we come to the end of Term 2, we have been revising some CAFE strategies that we have learnt. One of these is inferring. This week we have been inferring from the text, how a character is feeling.

Task

Look at the picture below.

jumping (sister version)
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Bernat Casero via Compfight

Can you infer how the girl is feeling? Why might she be feeling like that?

Remember to answer like this:

I infer that the girl is feeling … because…

Make sure that you use clues from the image and your background knowledge.

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