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Homework term 4 2018

Week 9

  • Reflect on the Slam Poetry BTN http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4807056.htm
  • Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  • Hotmaths-Shape transformations
  • 100 Word Challenge – Try a POEM this week if you can! Set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class. And remember at least once a month to add an audacity file of you reading this.
  • Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 
  • Practise your poem

Week 8

This week we are back to a standard homework week:

  • Those applying for Green team or House captain- applications are due this Wednesday
  • Reflect on the space video:Humans in Space: 31/03/2015, Behind the News
  • Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  • Hotmaths-coordinates -MAKE SURE YOU READ THE LESSON! THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU MAY BE NEW TO YOU!
  • 100 Word Challenge – Try to set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class. And remember at least once a month to add an audacity file of you reading this.
  • Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 

 

Week 7

This week is a short week so there’s only a tiny bit of homework.

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. VOLUNTARY- if you’d like to apply for a position as a house captain or Green Team captain follow the directions below- your application is due next Wednesday:

 

Selection Criteria for House Captains

This year, applicants for house captains will need to put in a written submission to apply for the position. This will be handed in to teachers, and the information will be presented in a speech (3 minutes maximum) to the 2019 Year 5/6 cohort. Students will vote by secret ballot, however the final decision will be made by the teachers.

Criteria we are looking at include:

  1. Organisation
  2. Communication (being able to listen and share information)
  3. Kindness
  4. Problem solving
  5. Passion for how sport is run at our school

This will be due 28th November, for presentation to the 2019 Year 5/6 group.

 

Green Team Captains

A similar format will be required of students wishing to become Green Team captains. The criteria to base your application on is as follows:.

  1. Commitment to helping MPPS be more Green
  2. Ability to lead a team of students from year one to five in a small group.
  3. Skills for representing the green team – e.g. speaking at assembly/talking to classes/ working on whole school projects

Week 6

Back into it! This week you need to:

  1. Reflect on the space video- Mars Experiment: 08/09/2015, Behind the News
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Hotmaths-Ways of Recording Chance
  4. 100 Word Challenge – Try to set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class. And remember at least once a month to add an audacity file of you reading this.
  5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 

Week 4

Once again we’ve got a video about space for you to look at. You should watch this and give a reflection like you would for a BTN reflection (3 recalls; 2 questions; 1 understanding) written as a flowing paragraph with an opening topic sentence that introduces the topic. We watched this video in class on Monday. You will need to click on the link and it will download the video to your computer. This may take several minutes:

The Solar System — our home in space-we82e3

Other this week you need to do:

  1. Reflect on the space video
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Hotmaths-angles
  4. 100 Word Challenge – Try to set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class. And remember at least once a month to add an audacity file of you reading this.
  5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 

SPEECHES:

 

Year 5 School Captain Speech

Towards the end of each year, we elect the school captains for the next year.

Now is your chance to use the skills you have been learning in class masters to convince your teachers and peers of all your wonderful qualities that would go towards you becoming an important leader of our school.

Each year 5 student is expected to prepare and present a speech to the 5-6 students outlining their strengths as a leader and what they would bring to the role of school captain.

The criteria and process for becoming school captain are outlined in this document:

School Captains Application and Selection Process

Please download it and read it to get an idea of what you might write.

Speeches will be presented in Week 4 of term (29 October).

All speeches should be emailed to your teacher before the 29th of October, and posted on your blog after you have presented it.

Feel free to speak to your teacher, this year’s captains or last year’s short-listed candidates if you would like advice on creating an outstanding application.

Year 6 Valedictorian Speech

Preparing for Graduation: The Valedictory Speech

With the end of the year fast approaching there are a few key events to prepare for. For our year sixes none is more important than graduation. A key element of the evening is the valedictory speech.

As Grace Fleming explains on About.com the terms “valedictory” and “valedictorian” come from the Latin valedicere, which means “a formal farewell”. Grace goes on to explain “the valedictory should fulfill two goals: it should convey a “sending off” message to the members of a graduating class; but it should also inspire graduating students to leave the comfort and security of their school with a full heart, and to embark on an exciting new adventure.”

This year all year 6s will be expected to write a speech, even if they don’t intend to deliver it on the night. All year 6 students will read their speech in front of all the 5/6s on a date to be announced. You will need a printed copy of your speech to be handed to your teacher by Monday 29th October

For some suggestions go to Grace Fleming’s full article at http://homeworktips.about.com/od/speechclass/qt/valedictory.htm

 

The internet is full of tips for writing a valedictory speech. YouTube also has many worthwhile samples.

wikiHow includes the following suggestions:

  • Keep it in perspective.
  • Avoid trying to write something that doesn’t reflect your true self.
  • Be open to what the rest of the grade is thinking.
  • Create an introduction.
  • Thank those people who have made a difference in your life and the lives of other students.
  • Add in memories.
  • Acknowledge others.
  • Stay out of cliche zone.

To fully unpack each of these go to: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Valedictorian-Speech

 

The website about education(http://homeworktips.about.com/od/speechclass/qt/valedictory.htm) also provides advice around:

  • Know Your Purpose
  • Compile a List of Highlights
  • Writing the Speech
  • Use Anecdotes and Quotes
  • Plan for Time
  • Tips for Preparing to Speak 

 

Finally http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/writing-your-valedictorian-speech.html has general tips for Valedictory Speeches including how to begin writing it, getting feedback and involving your peers.

For an example of a recent speech given at an MPPS graduation check out http://grace2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

 

Week 1

Well here we are in term 4-only 11 weeks of 2018 to go!

Instead of BTN reflections this term, we will usually have a video about space for you to look at. You should watch this and give a reflection like you would for a BTN reflection (3 recalls; 2 questions; 1 understanding) written as a flowing paragraph with an opening topic sentence that introduces the topic. We watched this video in class on Monday. You will need to click on the link and it will download the video to your computer. This may take several minutes:

previewing_the-ancient-study-of-astronomy-video-lesson-transcript-study-com

Other this week you need to do:

  1. Your Class Masters debate & prepared speech (for our last session this Thursday)
  2. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  3. Hotmaths-decimals
  4. 100 Word Challenge -the site is accepting our logon again so you can post your link there for feedback too. Try to set yourself a writing goal at the start-use your personal goals from our conferences or something we are learning in class. And remember at least once a month to add an audacity file of you reading this.
  5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 

 

Holidays

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Over the holidays you have a couple of things to complete.

Firstly,   READ A BOOK! Maybe from start to finish….

See if you can set yourself the challenge of reading more these holidays than you have in any other (after all, you’re older and more capable than you have ever been before!)

But at the very least, read most days, and come back to school ready to discuss what you have read.

Secondly, begin your research for your debates and prepared speeches- you will find the roster for this on the class masters page of this blog.  We will work on this next term so you don’t need to have your speech completed, but it would be a good idea to find out something about your prepared speech topic at least. Try to use this as a focus for what you are looking for:

  • What are your first ideas? What might other people think at first?
  • Do your terms need to have a definition?
  • What did you find out when you researched?
  • What is the science?
  • Can you use an analogy/ diagram/prop to assist your explanation
  • your final speech will only last from 2-4 minutes, so there’s no need to know everything about the topic.

Thirdly, if you are working on times tables goals, please continue to focus on this- between 5-10 minutes a day will make a huge difference!

Finally, Metro trains have an awesome competition running wher if you design a poster promoting train/rail safety, you can be in the running for some very cool prizes. This is voluntary homework-so only do it if you’re interested- download the form and information here:

Rail Safety Week Poster Competition Terms and conditions

Metro trains competition entry form

 

And remember to relax & have fun-you’ll be exhausted after camp!

Ant

 

In term 1 we are studying forms of government and the qualities of good leaders. Our BTN homework should center around these concepts. Here are some suggested BTN articles for you to respond to:

Constitution: 11/02/2014, Behind the News

Governor-General: 04/02/2014, Behind the News

Voting Age: 10/11/2015, Behind the News

Australia Day: 05/12/2006, Behind the News.

Moving Australia Day 09/02/2016 Behind the News

Preferential Voting 03/09/2013 Behind the News

Asking the People 25/08/2015 Behind the News

Federation 18/03/2014 Behind the News

Indigenous Parliament 10/06/2014 Behind the News

State Laws 29/10/2013  Behind the News

High Court 13/09/2011 Behind the News

The Speaker’s Job: 11/08/2015, Behind the News

Voting Changes 01/03/2016 Behind the News

New Senate: 22/07/2014, Behind the News

The Senate 17/09/2013 Behind the News

Budget Taxes 20/05/2014 Behind the News

New PM 13/10/2015 Behind the News

Reconciliation Week: 26/05/2015, Behind the News

Young Leaders: 01/04/2014, Behind the News

 

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