# Last homework for the year!

It has been a few weeks since we have had a new post on our blog. This doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work though! We have been using our blog to work on an individual learning program to do with fractions, decimals and percentages. It has been great to make choices about our own learning, work at our own pace and have lots of time to work one-on-one with the teacher!

Above is our last homework for the year. Most of the tasks are items that students have been doing anyways and will consolidate the learning we are doing in class. Remember to ask questions if you are unsure what to do. If you need an extra copy of the maths task you can download it here.

# Homework – Weeks 5, 6 and 7, Term 4

For the next three weeks, students have decided they would like to do another book review for homework. In class today we have created the criteria for this task.

As a part of the book review, students will need to select a book and then complete a wide range of activities exploring the book in more detail. It is important to remember to select a book that you think is appropriate for you – no point picking something too easy.

# Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- Book Review.

For my book review I am going to review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K Rowling.

This book is about a boy named Harry Potter and his adventures through the fantastic wizarding world. He is only just 11 and astonished by what he discovers about his past, present and future at Hogwarts- School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry and his newfound friends, Ron and Hermione, are of on a quest throughout Hogwarts to find what the Philosopher’s Stone is, and why it’s so important. But they better watch out, because Hogwarts is full of mysteries and magical creatures.

The book, to me, was very interesting, and I would recommend it to people of all ages. This first book of the Harry Potter series is definitely great, and I think anyone would agree! I would rate this book 8/10.

So, people out there, you should get reading ’cause Harry Potter is waiting for YOU!

By Bethany.

# Skeleton Creek by Liam

Joe Buck

In the book there are two main characters called Sarah Fincher and Ryan McCray. At the start Ryan was recapping (reveiwing) what happened the night when Sarah went to the Dredge. Sarah went to alone. The Dredge is a old machine that used to mine gold in the woods. sarah went with her camera and filmed someone above out of a window. She showed it to Ryan and he didn’t belive her. Later that day they both go. Ryan falls and shutters his leg. After his accident they both were banned from seeing each other. When they were banned they were still investigating, Ryan was writing in his journal and Sarah used her webcam to search things.

The book is a Horror/Mystery. It’s exciting because it has a mystery backround. There are four books to read and they are Skeleton Creek, Ghost In The Machine, Skeleton Creek The Crossbones and Skeleton Creek The Raven. I think you should read it.

# Homework – Weeks 1 and 2, Term 4

Here is our homework for Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 4. It is designed to launch us back in to our learning for term four by revising topics we covered last term (tightening tensions, inferences, 3D shapes, averages, four operations) whilst investigating some new areas linked with our new topics in class (countries, science, transition).

This homework is due back on Friday, 21 October. Our organisation tip is to ensure you’re in the right frame of mind before
beginning homework. No point if you are really tired or exhausted. Have a snack, something to drink or a ten minute break if needed before starting.

When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

# Homework – Weeks 6 and 7 / Costume Notice

Today two tasks are going home; one being our homework for the next fortnight and the other a notice about costumes for our upcoming production.

Firstly, our homework for this fortnight is a little different because of the upcoming production. As students have been busy writing scripts and practising their parts, there are far fewer tasks to complete this week. We expect students will be using the time to revise their lines for the production and get organised ready for the show.

The second piece is a notice about costumes for the production. It is below.

As you are no doubt well aware, our very first school production is very fast approaching. In class students have been busy writing scripts, rehearsing lines, creating sets, props and making lists of the items they will need in order to be ready on the night.

Our grade will be performing scenes set between 1900-1920. Our aim is to source most of the costume items through school in order to keep costs for families to a minimum. There are, however, some items that we are asking each student to provide to complete their costume. These are items that hopefully you already have lying around at home. Each student will need:

•    Pair of plain, black pants (school pants are fine – to be worn with jacket or tails we will provide)
•    Pair of plain shorts in either grey, brown, tan, khaki or black (1900s colours!)
•    A plain white t-shirt (girls might prefer a plain white buttoned shirt)
•    Plain black / brown shoes (school style shoes, not runners)

In order to ensure we are ready for dress rehearsals and to compare what is brought in with the costume items we will be providing, we ask that you please send these items along to school in a named plastic bag once they have been found. Your child will then be able to keep these in their bag cubby until the end of the show so they do not go missing. Shoes obviously may need to be used between now and then and can be brought in production week.

If you have any concerns or questions about the production, please do not hesitate to contact me! As always, my email address is mills.dale.j@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Regards,

Dale Mills

# Homework – Week 5, Term 3

Here is our homework for Week 5 of Term 3.

Many of the students have been working hard on their projects and production scripts at home, on top of their regular homework and without being asked to (they were school tasks)! This shows a great enthusiasm towards the learning we are doing in class and has been fantastic to see. For this reason, we have decided to have a week without a regular homework grid. Our Prezi presentations will be due on Friday so if you are still completing them, you can use your regular homework time this week to finish them off. For your reading, it would be great to start a new book for your book review which will be starting next week.

# Homework – Weeks 3 and 4, Term 3

Here is our homework for Weeks 3 and 4 of Term 3. All of our tasks relate to the learning we have been doing, or will be doing, in class, especially our work on average, operations and measurement in Maths, grammar and vocab in English and our class novel for integrated.

This homework is due back on Friday, 12 August. Our organisation tip is to ensure you’re in the right frame of mind before
beginning homework. No point if you are really tired or exhausted. Have a snack, something to drink or a ten minute break if needed before starting.

When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!