Wednesday, 22 June 2016

My Reading Challenge 2016

This is my reading challenge for 2016. There are lots of different categories. Each category, I have to read a book. For example, one is 'A book with a one word title', so I had to read the book 'Thirst', well, I didn't have to. But you get the idea. At the end of the year I have to read a book from each category. I like reading and I am ahead of most people in the class at the moment. It's a really fun challenge but a bit hard.

Multiplication - Rounding and Compensating



I am learning to use rounding and compensating to solve multiplication problems. It was easy because I had already mastered addiction rounding and compensating. It took me a short time to finish it. My next step is to try harder questions.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Term 2 Week 7

For the last 7 weeks, the year 4s, 5s, and 6s have been going to a class every Tuesday afternoon for Terrific Tuesday.  Each class that does Terrific Tuesday has their own category. The class I go to for Terrific Tuesday is Room 19, co-operative games. Each Tuesday we play board games with different people. We play different games every week. It's a really fun experience and we get to learn new games.

Some of the other categories are art, science and Japanese. This week or next week each category presents their work and what they did. Last year we did this as well, but it was called Fantastic Friday, which was on a Friday instead.

We all had to choose our Terrific Tuesday classes at the beginning of the term. We had to write down which one we wanted most, which one we would want if we couldn't do the 1st one, and then again with the 3rd one. I wrote down co-operative games which I got. :D

It's really fun to be able to take part in Terrific Tuesday and I really like my class. I would like it if we could do this again maybe in Term 4. But I think it's just once a year.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Grid Value Portrait

Last term our class started to make Grid Value Portrait, inspired by Chuck Close. We had to learn about value colours and how light or dark patterns can be depending on how close or far apart they are. We learnt about taking our line for a walk, making spaces on our paper to practise the different patterns we could use. We had to get our pictures taken while standing in a pose to copy off.

After the pictures were printed we got a piece of paper and we had to rule grid lines on it. After we ruled the lines then we did light patterns that were far apart for the white background. The pictures were black and white so it was easy to choose whether to do a light or dark pattern. After doing the background I traced my head and hair. That for me was about the hardest part of the drawing. I did the outlining of the whole picture first then I did the patterns. (the easy part)

Each square had a different pattern. We spent lots of afternoons and spare time finishing the art. It was hard to think of new patterns for every single square but I used the same patterns 2 or 3 times but not close together. After it was finished it looked really cool. But it did take a really long time. It was hard but I finished. (Eventually)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Equivalent Fractions - My Learning

I have been learning about Equivalent Fractions. Over the weeks I have been given tasks to do and to learn about. I already understood some of it and needed help with other parts. Some of it was hard but most was easy. It was fun to make a google slide to show my work. I do not know what my next step would be because I do not know what else I have to learn.