2014 Self Reflection

For your reports we would love to hear from you the students!
Complete the following sentences in detail about specific learning experiences:

I have successful at………………………………………………………………. because …………………………………………………………………………………

I have improved at ……………………………………………………………….. because …………………………………………………………………………………

I found ……………………………………………………………………challenging, so my goal is to ……………………………………………………………………………………..

I have enjoyed …………………………………………………………………… because ………………………………………………………………………………..

Term 4 Week 7 Homework: Leap of Faith

Use the text and images below to complete a very descriptive look and learn.

– In your own words, describe what is happening in the image.
– Explain why the wildebeest migrate.
– Describe some adaptations that the wildebeest might have.
– Explain why the migration period is dangerous for the wildebeest.

wildebeast

A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at the edge of the Serengeti Plains. On their enormous loop following seasonal rains, the more than 1.5 million animals encounter deadly crossings like this one at the Mara, infamous home of the giant Nile crocodile.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.

Remembrance Day

 

At the links you will find all the info you need about Remembrance Day.

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/Traditions/Remembrance-Day

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3880227.htm

Complete the following questions to show your understanding of the occasion.

1. When is Remembrance Day? (hint: it’s annually)

2. What is Remembrance Day for?

3. What was Remembrance Day previously called?

4. Why is 11am significant?

5. Who are the ‘Unknown Soldiers’?

Term 4 Week 6 Homework

Gday,

Your task for this week is to take two different points of view.

Read the article at the following link:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/sugar-free-diet-sees-birthday-cakes-discouraged-at-beauty-point-public-school-with-sushi-suggested-instead/story-fngr8h9d-1227118053920?nk=3db1e82a782d53f9f7165d02ab728cd4#itm=newscomau%7Chome%7Cnca-homepage-masthead-feature%7C2%7Cheading%7Chomepage%7Chomepage&itmt=1415586460441

1. Why should all school follow the healthy eating policy which bans birthday cakes and treats? (think of multiple reasons)

 

2. Why should we continue to eat treats and birthday cakes? (think of multiple reasons)

 

3. What is your personal opinion?

Book/Film Study: The Lorax

Book:

1. What was the land of the Lorax like before the Once-ler arrived? Did it seem like someplace you’d like to live? What parts of your own environment would you be sad to see go?

 

2. How does the Once-ler’s Thneed business hurt the land of the Lorax? What happens to the Swomee-swans, the Brown Bar-ba-loots, and the Humming-fish? How could things have been different if the Once-ler listened to the Lorax?

 

3. How does the Once-ler feel about what his Thneed business did to the Lorax and friends?

 

4. Why is The Lorax called a cautionary tale?

 

Term 4 Week 2 Homework

The WA Shark Cull is over but is it a good thing? Earlier this month a WA man lost both hands and an arm in a shark attack.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-11/wa-dumps-shark-drum-lines-after-epa-review/5737526

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/surfer-attack-more-likely-by-white-shark/story-e6frfku9-1227078884665

This week I want you to:

1. Share your personal thoughts on the ending of the WA Shark Cull?

2. Put yourself in the shoes of the man who was attacked by sharks, would he want the Shark Cull to stop? Why or why not?

 

Term 4 Week 1 Homework

Edison

Complete the following in sentence form in paragraphs:

1. Why do you need a good imagination to invent things?

2. What is junk and why do you need a pile of it to be an inventor?

3. Why should we believe Edison? Who is he?

4. What sort of things have you invented?

5. If you could invent something to make your life easier or more exciting, what would you invent?