# IProject – Week 3A

Hello this is my second IProject post.

I have decided for my IProject I will be making a song in mixcraft from the sounds from the classroom and possibly a video to accompany it. I will use sounds such as pens clicking, pencil cases opening and lockers closing.

The first step will be to record sounds, I will complete this step by recording a few sounds each day in the booths for the next few days. I will be recording sounds such as keys being pressed and a pencil writing.

After that I will make the song. The song will be made in mixcraft and I am planning to make the song entirely form the sounds I record and go for about three minutes or longer.

If I complete the song too early I will begin the video, the video will be videos of the actions that made the sounds replayed when the sound is replayed in the song.

I am quite exited to begin my song and share my final product.

# Reading Log – Week 3A

Hello this is my weekly reading log.

BOOK – Demon Dentist   TASK – PMI (plus minus interesting) on a character

The character I will choose from my book is Raj the news agent.

PLUS = He gives free lollies to the children, he helps the main character a lot and he’s nice to everyone

MINUS = His shop’s really messy and things aren’t in there place, lots of his food is out of date and most his food is half eaten.

INTERESTING = His wife eats some of the food in the shop at night and his wife falls through the roof at one point.

I am a few pages away from finishing this book and I am exited to finish it.

# Learning Reflection-Week 3A

Hello this post is my weekly learning reflection.

MATHS

During maths today I completed a few worded maths problems. For example “there is 18 islands on each map and you have 12 maps, how many maps are there all together?”. For these questions you take each number in the questions and times them together, then the question becomes 18 x 12. I figured out the answer by splitting the questing making it 10 x 10 = 100 and 2 x 8 = 16, 100 + 16 = 11

ENGLISH/WRITING

During writing this week I wrote a seed about snakes. I chose snakes because I am scared of them which means I can put more emotion into the piece. I think my piece will be about me being glued to the floor while a snake slowly approaches, the piece will be only a few seconds long and a small period of time but I will put as much description as possible into the small scene.

INQUIRY

In inquiry today we found out what we will be doing as our next task. Our next task will be to create a small film promoting Geelong. The films will be made by kids for kids. We will film the most fun and interesting attractions and places to go in Geelong for someone who has never been here. Once these films are made some of them will be put on a website that purely advertises for Geelong.

# Learning Reflection – Week 2B

Hello this is my weekly learning reflection.

MATHS

During maths today we practiced a strategy called carrying. When using the carrying strategy you work on each place value column separately. If your problem is addition and the place value column your working on reaches over ten you write the number in the ones column and above the next column number write the value in the second. My favourite strategies are compensation and carrying.

ENGLISH / WRITING

During writing this week we learned about procedural text. A procedural text is a piece of writing telling people how to do something in steps. We learned that they contain methods, a goal, commands and sometimes pictures of the process. I have just finished my procedural text called “How To Throw A Frisbee. While writing my goal was to write the steps very clearly so even if you have never seen a Frisbee you should be able to throw it by reading my steps.

INQUIRY

During the past four inquiry sessions we have been working on information narratives about digital citizenship. The first step to writing our narratives was to choose a section of the digital citizenship footprint. The section my partner and I chose was profile (only use your first name and do not give away your personal information ). The next step was to write your narrative.

The final step of the writing process was to get feedback from three people as you can see from the three names at the bottom of the story.

Next we chose appropriate pictures to assist our story and after that a song. We added these components into corel and begun recording our story.

# Digital Citizenship-Narratives

During the past four inquiry sessions we have been working on information narratives about digital citizenship. The first step to writing our narratives was to choose a section of the digital citizenship footprint. The section my partner and I chose was profile (only use your first name and do not give away your personal information ). The next step was to write your narrative. Here is ours.

The final step of the writing process was to get feedback from three people as you can see from the three names at the bottom of the story.

Next we chose appropriate pictures to assist our story and after that a song. We added these components into corel and begun recording our story here is the final result of our storyclip.

I WILL INSERT THE STORY CLIP HERE

I think we worked well and efficiently and were able to produce a pretty good final product.

# Home Learning | Term 2 | Week 1A Learning Reflection

Hello this post is about the learning I have done this week.

So far in maths this term we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and the language that is associated with them. Some of the language I have learnt is prism (always have parallel sides), pyramid (sloping sides that meet at a point at the top, apex (the highest point of a pyramid and edge (where two faces meet). We have also learnt about 2D nets. A 2D net is the unfolded version of a 3D shape. We made 2D nets by using building shapes to make prisms and triangles then unfolded them and recorded what we had made in our books.

In inquiry our latest task has been to make a teaser trailer for a mystery our group made up about the school. Our group put our own twist on the Loch Ness Monster for our mystery. I learnt that when making a teaser trailer you should not reveal too much about the story but put just enough in the trailer to hook the audience and make them want to know more. I also learnt that it should be about 30 seconds long and the shots should be simple.

For English I will talk about my writing. In writing we have talked about our seeds and why we choose them. We decided that we have to choose a topic that we are passionate about and are interested by. We need a purpose and a genre that we enjoy. Another way we can decide on what to write was choosing a topic we know lots about.

So far I think I have had a great first week.

# Year 6 Reading Log – Term 1, Week 6/7

Hello in this post I will complete my Home learning for week 6.

Watching Words:  Locate 6 interesting words from the books you read this week. These might be words that challenged you, words that were new or words that describe the characters/setting etc well. Write a short definition of these words.

While reading my book and searching for strange or difficult words the only one I have found so far is tranquility used in the context Tranquility Tonight and Tranquility Tonic at first I was not certain of the meaning I searched it in a dictionary here is what I found

noun

quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.

As I read further into the book I will add into this post other words I find.

Hello in this post I will be defining some words that I have encountered throughout the week that I didn’t understand. The reason I am continuing this post is because the task is the same as last week.

The first word I have come across this week is clotheshorse at first a had no idea what this word meant back after finding it in a dictionary I discovered the definition which is “a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance”.

The other word I have found is redoubt meaning “a small, often temporary defensive fortification” fortunately I did not understand fortification either so that adds another word to the list. After finding out that fortification meant “something that fortifies or protects I no can understand the other strange word.

If I happen to come across any other words I can’t understand I will add to this post.

# Mindfulness In The Enviro

This morning our class visited the Enviro to draw in our seed books what we saw so later on we could start a seed from them. I find the Enviro calming and quiet , I think it is quite a good place to relax and work. At first I drew some leaves and plants that were planted beside me. After that I tried to draw some hills with fields that I thought looked like grids. The final thing I drew was a wren that was hiding in the bush that was next to me.

The sentences I wrote next to the leaves where, Streaks as if forming a maze stretch across the leaf and veins of vibrant yellow reach across the leaf.

The sentence next to the hills are, grids stretch/reach across the hills reaching for the sunset.

The final sentences I wrote were for the wren they were, nimbly hopping from leaf to leaf and exited chirps echo.

I like writing in the Enviro because there is so many ideas and animals. It is also very quiet and a great learning space. What do you think.