Tuesday, 25 April 2017

CC8 - Y5/6 - W1: Tasks & Questions

W1 - Page 1 to half way through page 48

TASKS - Choose from the following

1. ART - Draw a detailed picture of Ms Bixby. Write a school report of her to go with it. TWINKL TEMPLATE

2. Make a poster showing the six type of teachers in the world. Can you think of 4 more? TWINKL TEMPLATE

3. Brand likes to make up words of his own (Tunk, Flipwad, Bixbyisms). Make up some words of your own. Display them with some fancy lettering.

4. RESEARCH - Steve is full of facts and figures. Research some of Steve's facts to see if they are real (Hornets can sting multiple times as they have smooth stingers). Even better, discover some facts of your own! Or make up a poster with at least 20 countries and their capital city's. 

5. HANDS-ON - Interview your favourite teacher. Sample questions can include: What inspired you to be a teacher? What is the best part of your job? What is the worst part of your job? What do you hope to achieve by being a teacher? When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? If you could have another job for a day, what would it be?

6. WRITING - Pretend you are in Ms Bixby's class and respond to one of her writing prompts. Describe a time when you discovered something surprising about yourself or tell me about a person you admire or pick a new flavour of bubble gum that you think nobody would ever want to chew and then write an ad for it.

7. VOCABULARY - Find the meaning of the following words: Contemplating, Epidemics, Masquerading, Convoy, Notoriously. TWINKL TEMPLATE

8. MAKERSPACE (Anyway you want! Minecraft, model, 3D print....) - Make Steve's red honourable mention ribbon.

Twitter Chat Questions

1. Can you please share any tasks that you have completed this week. Try and leave a reply on someone else's creation.

What did you think of Topher's six types of teachers? Which one did you like the best? Why?
3. Topher's parents were believers in 'Maximising invested family time'. What fun things do you do with your family? 

4. How does Ms Bixby handle the Cooties situation? How does her response place her in 'The Good Ones' category? 

5. What is a Bixbyism? Can you share any affirmations that you know or like?

6. How did everyone take the news of Ms Bixby's diagnosis? How did you feel? Why did Steve want to look up Ms Bixby's diagnosis? 

7. Why did Steve smile when he heard his sister growl and bang on her keys? Do you have a sibling? What are they like?

8. Why are Topher, Steve and Brand friends? Which one do you identify with the most?

Why did the boys want to visit Ms Bixby? What makes her so special? 

10. What do you think of the story so far? What do you think will happen next?

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Chapter Chat 8 - Y5/6 - Reading Schedule

Hey everyone, here's the reading schedule for Chapter Chat 8, Y5/6. This Chapter Chat starts in Week 1 of Term 2 and runs for 7 weeks. 

The book we are reading is 'Ms Bixby's Last Day' by John Anderson.

Week 1, 1-5th May, Page 1 to half way through page 48

Week 2, 8-12th May, Half way through page 48 to page 95

Week 3, 15-19th May, Page 96 to half way through page 141

Week 4, 22-26th May, Half way through page 141 to page 181

Week 5, 29-2nd June, Page 182 to half way through page 223 

Week 6, 5-9th June, Half way through page 223 to page 260

Week 7, 12-16th June, Page 261 to page 300 

There are no actual chapter numbers in 'Ms Bixby's Last Day' so I have split the book into pages. 

The chapters they do have are quite long so I have had to also split these up. If a week's reading finished half way through a page you should see where it finishes by the change of paragraph.

I have timed the pages and it will take about 10 mins a day, 4 days a week. 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Chapter Chat 7B - Week 2

Thanks everyone for taking part in Chapter Chat 7B! Hopefully you and your students have enjoyed the book.

Today was the last Chapter Chat for the term. It's been a blast as usual and I look forward to seeing everyone back next term for 'Matilda' and 'Ms Bixby's Last Day'.

Here's a few tasks that stood out for me today!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Chapter Chat 8 - Y3/4 - W1: Tasks and Questions

Chapter Chat 8 Year 3/4 Week 1 Tasks and Questions
Week 1- 1st May – 5th May
Chapters 1-3
TASKS - Choose from any of the following:
  1. Draw Matilda in one of her new worlds she travels to when reading a book - e.g on the olden sailing ship, in Africa or in India. What will you draw with her?
2. Research facts about a chosen country from the given continent and create a presentation to the class.
3. Matilda reads 'The Secret Garden', 'Great Expectations' and many other famous books. Can you find out more about these stories and their authors?
4. WRITING TASK: Matilda loves reading. What is your favourite book? Could you write a review of it to tell other people about it?
5. HANDS ON TASKS: Make a picture book story about your country or a country of your choice.
6. The story begins with school reports about different children. Write your own school report or a report for another imaginary child?
7. Pretend you have a hat stuck to your head all day. Can you last all day with it on? Write about the experience or take a photo!
8. Matilda visits the library regularly to find new books to read. Visit your school or local library and see what services it offers. Make a poster to advertise your library?
9. VOCABULARY TASK: Define the meaning of the following words from the text: genius, twaddle, delve, nimble, gormless, mooch, diddled, tremendous, platinum
IMG_3161.JPG10. SCIENCE: Mr Wormwood gets a hat stuck on his head with Superglue. Find out about glue and how it works. Investigate different types of glue and the materials that they are best for sticking together. Record your findings.
11. Mr Wormwood is a car salesman. Make up a guide book containing his secrets (and some extras) to selling used cars. What creative ways can you think of?
12. Play a game of Bingo - the game Mrs Wormwood plays. Take a photo of it.
13. MINECRAFT TASK - Create Matilda reading books in the library. Add as much detail as possible!

  1. Can you please share any tasks that you have completed this week? Try and leave a reply on someone else's creation.
  2. How is Matilda different to other children?
  3. What does Matilda do on afternoons when she is left alone at home?
  4. What is Matilda’s favourite book from the children’s section of the library?
  5. Why does Matilda read so many books, do you think? Give at least two reasons.
  6. If you were to recommend a book to Matilda what book would it be? Explain your answer.
  7. What does Mr Wormwood do that Matilda thinks is dishonest?
  8. What sort of dinners do the family eat?
  9. How does the hat effect Matilda’s father’s sleep?
  10. Do you think Matilda’s father deserves what happens to him? Do you like the story so far?