# Tricky Triplets

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been looking at fractions, decimals and percentages in class lately- as you all know. Some people are still having trouble with recognizing equivalent fractions and understanding how to simplify fractions. That’s totally fine- it’s a pretty tricky thing to do! These areas of maths make your brain work really hard, since you have to remember things about fractions and things about times tables and division and lowest common denominators… phew!

So, here’s some practise that we can do. Make sure you also check out the games that appear on the left hand side when you open the first site. The number line puzzle picture is particularly important.

If you need help remembering the rules for equivalent fractions, try this website for help:

If you want a visual reminder of how we work out equivalent fractions, the fraction wall we looked at is here:

# Your Lessons for Wednesday August 6

Hi Guys,

Unfortunately I won’t be in today as I’m not well 🙁 I wish I could be there as I had lots of cool things planned for you to do.

Instead you are going to have to be responsible for your own learning today. That means being organised and being able to manage your time effectively. In order to do that I have put together the following document that will hopefully keep you on track. Don’t forget to be aware of the time so that you don’t end up spending the whole day doing the one thing.

* Spend time working on the Idioms sheet that you will need to collect. It’s very similar to yesterdays sheet. Read the story and highlight the idioms. Jot down what you think they mean before moving onto the multiple choice questions on the other side.

Writing 10am-11am

* Work on an Idioms post for your blog. Don’t forget that you need to include some information on what idioms are. Check out Bec’s blog to help you http://wghuop.global2.vic.edu.au/

* Your Idioms post needs to contain a PowerPoint presentation that you make yourself. Have a look at Daniel’s and Josh’s for some ideas: http://iadails.global2.vic.edu.au/ and http://cotcia.global2.vic.edu.au/

* If you have already done this I would like you to check out the following website: http://www.aasd.k12.wi.us/staff/boldtkatherine/readingfun3-6/readingfun_idioms.htm

This website contains a number of games that will help you to learn idioms. I would like to find 2 games that you can write a review for. Think about the following: a brief description of the game, difficulty level, age level, what you thought (positives and negatives)

Remember: I can check your blog from home!!!!

Maths 11:30-12:30

* 1st 20 mins is to be spent working on Maths Mentals. Get to the end of Wednesday, making sure you finish any of Monday and Tuesday that you left.

Inquiry 12:30-1:30

* Continue to work on Leg 2 of the race. Try and set an achievable goal for the session. I would hope that by the end of the session all of you have been to Hamley’s and made your purchase! We’ll talk about the criteria for the postcard when I get back to school.

Sport 2:20-3:20

Hope you guys have a fantastic day and that you have all achieved lots!

Miss Hunichen

# Put a Sock in It!!!

Today in Reading we spoke about Figurative Language. Figurative Language are words or phrases that do not always take on their normal everyday literal meaning. The following websites give good definitions of Figurative Language: http://mrswarnerarlington.weebly.com/figurative-language.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figurative_language

Examples of Figurative Language are:

* Similes

* Metaphors

* Alliteration

* Personification

* Onomatopoeia

* Hyperbole

* Idiom

Our focus today was on Idioms as today’s chapter in Wonder (our class novel) began with the following idiom: ‘Like a lamb to the slaughter’

We used the following PowerPoint presentation to help us understand what an idiom was: Idioms. Try and explain to your parents what an idiom is. You could also look at the following sites for a definition:

The following websites give great examples of common idioms:

This website has lots of PowerPoint Presentations with lots of idioms and what each of them mean: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/idioms/idiomsclassppt.htm

Over the weekend I would like you to attempt the following tasks:

– Find out what Personification, Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole’s are and some examples

– Create your own idioms Powerpoint using the literal picture and including the figurative meaning

Good Luck!!!

# Grease is the Word!!!

Yesterday all of the grade 5/6 students were lucky enough to travel to Kyneton to see the talented children of Gisborne Secondary College perform Grease. They have been working on this performance since February and it was evident yesterday that an awful lot of hard work has gone into creating such a magical performance.

I know I enjoyed hearing all of those bobby songs that Grease is so well known for! It was also great to see so many ex New Gisborne kids as part of the cast. Well done to Bonnie, Grace, Eleanore, Jessica, Hayley, Kyle and Ashleigh. I’m sure there were many others but it was hard to see with all of the lighting and different face make up.

Grade 5’s I’d like you to put a post on your own blog that contains the following:

* An Introduction – think about where we went, who performed, how long they have worked on it, where there costumes came from, info about their props etc

* 3 separate paragraphs. These could include: positives of the show, negatives/things they could improve, comparison between movie and stage show, your favourite scene with reasons why, your favourite character and reasons why, a paragraph containing all of your senses, facts about the movie/stage show

* A Conclusion – think about how you felt, your final opinion of the show, whether you would like to do this sort of thing one day

* Include a Tagxedo/Wordle of words to do with Grease. You can access them from the following links: http://www.wordle.net/ and http://www.tagxedo.com/

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with Grade 5’s.

Good Luck