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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Reading

WALT- identify structural features or characteristics.

I have been learning to identify structural features. Structural features are stuff like diagrams and captions and special print. The evidence that I am beginning to understand this Walt is that I can name 11 structural features that I identified in a story. 

Structural features
Diagrams
Glossary 
Map/key
Graphics/pictures
Subtitles
Title
Captions
Special print-bold, italics, underlined words
Photos
Labels 
Comparisons 

I think I understand this Walt better than I used to because now I can identify structural features.

My next step is to be able to name some structural characteristics.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Children shouldn't do homework.

W.A.L.T- use surface features in a well structured piece of writing.
W.A.L.T- write a persuasive argument.
Children SHOULD NOT do homework because IT'S A WASTE OF TIME. Some people just don't have enough time after school. For an example, what if your sister is just the most annoying brat in the world and just has to hog the family device every day after school? You won't be able to finish mathletics and biblionasium before five O'clock if that was the case now would you? Well I've got a solution.
Don't do it.

Every morning from Monday to Friday loads of kids will arrive at school expecting a hard, long day. Every afternoon they would come back feeling tired and exhausted because they have just done heaps of work at school, AND THEN, they will have to go back home and do even more work. Sheesh! How much work do we have to do? Plus, we are meant to relax when we go home. Adults do! Work just wears us out and gives us migraines. On the other hand, we do need to do a spot of homework no and then...

Kids can do homework while they are at primary to prepare for HighSchool. At HighSchool you will get HEAPS of homework. That is a fact. It probably won't just be maths and reading every week. There will be a variety of different types of homework piled onto your shoulders for every day of the week. That's a bit harder than mathletics and biblionasium ain't it? If you think they are hard already then you will have to get used to them. It's going to be much harder at HighSchool...

I STILL DON'T THINK CHILDREN SHOULD DO HOMEWORK AFTER SCHOOL. For one thing, if we don't do homework we won't have to worry about preparing for HighSchool because there won't be any tricky homework to prepare for. For another thing, it's a waste of the precious, already limited time we get to play and relax after school. For a THIRD reason, we already get heaps of work at school that we need to finish, and, for the forth and final thing, some people don't have enough time. You might have clubs, you might have important things to go to, you might want to play awesome games on your device and then run out of time to do homework, I could go on FOREVER! 

Overall, students shouldn't do homework because it's a waste of time and it wears us kids out.

The solo level I have reached for my surface features is extended abstract because I have used lots of surface features and I know why I used them. 

The solo level I have reached for my argument is relational because I have some ideas that are persuasive in my writing.

My next step is to make my speech a bit longer.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

leadership

leadership

Last week during PALs me and my group played with the long jump rope and played chicken tag with the year ones to threes. We also played octopus. It was fun.

NEXT STEP

My next step is to get more people to play.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Maths

W.A.L.T-devise a strategy to solve a whole number problem.

I have been learning to turn a question like 13 x what + 150 = 293 into 13n + 150 = 293. If you have to times a number, instead of writing it like 13 x you have to write it like 13n. If you want to divide a number, instead of writing n divided by 5= 2, you write it like n\5 = 2.

My next step is to work on harder equations and explain how to work them out with more detail.