August 14th – 18th 2017 WEEK 6. Term 3.
Star Week! Woo Hoo!
This week Darius had awesome fun with the book HOW TO CATCH A STAR by Oliver Jeffers. He used the Star Sensory bowl to retell the story.
And would you look at that awesome writing he did all by himself!!
Darius also practised forming all the letters of the ABC with these great ABC ROADS
These ABC SOUND MAZES were also fun revision for hearing that first sound of words.
In Math Darius practised his addition and counting skills with this OPEN INVITATION TO MATH PLAY DOUGH
Darius also practised tally marks and teen numbers with these Teen Number Play dough Mats. Cyrus worked hard on revision of all 2D shapes, building his understanding of what defines a POLYGON and regular and irregular polygons.
Much fun was had building polygons and recording number of vertices, sides and angles. Cyrus also worked very hard this week to understand how fractions can be represented as decimal fractions and percentages. We used MAB blocks to model converting fractions from say 40/100 to 40%. This became much tricker when he started working with 5/10 and then 3/5 and 3/4. I spent a lot of time modelling these fractions with MAB blocks and Cyrus was able to perform the conversions himself by the end of the week. Yay for hands on Math!
In science we learnt all about stars. The boys had great questions like, ‘What is a star made of?’ and ‘What is a constellation?’ There are so many great ways to learn about stars. We really only scratched the surface.
We used alfoil and star stickers to map the constellations.
We also had an inspirational visit for the Scenic Rim Waste management and learnt so much about recycling this week. Here’s our efforts to treat the planet more gently.
So much going on this week! It’s hard to really fit it all into one blog post!
But one thing I can tell you, the Homeschool Dog did NOTHING!
Look, here’s proof that she loves to stay in bed, even when we are all working hard!
Well, until next week, look after each other, be gentle with the planet, and HAVE FUN!
Love, The Gone Wild Homeschool Boys xx