Ni Hao Year 5!
I have some special mentions this morning. Orson for sending me some of the wonderful work he is doing at home. He is really showing a growth mindset and challenging himself everyday. Dylan for his great examples of causal connectives he posted to Purple Mash. And Leilia for sending me a picture of her having loads of fun at home. Well done guys! Keep sending me stuff year 5! I can't wait to see what else you have been up to :)
I hope you have been reading Emily's Elsa blog regularly. She always posts amazing stuff. She might have an extra special surprise challenge for you all today. Check it out! She will be posting it to her Elsa Purple Mash blog..
Our learning today
Lo: to compare articles
Ok, so today I would like you to read a variety of articles. Read them all carefully and take notes as you read them. I want you to make a comparison table when you have read them all. We are trying to see if we can find any trends, themes or similarities. Is our whale article a one off or are similar events happening elsewhere?
Draw a table (or use mine, download the file below)
Use these headings –
Important Vocabulary Found
Lo: to solve problems involving units of time
Let's start with some CLIC:
9374 ÷ 51
234 x 473
49,950,372 + 23,484,943
100,384,482 - 88,234,499
Here is my first question of the day...
So we need to think about our conversion chart from yesterday. I know that there are 12 months in 1 year.
To find how many months there are in 15 years, I will have to multiply 15 by 12.
15 x 12 = 180
So this boy must be 180 months old.
You could use any FAB strategy here. Full grid method if you aren't that confident, yet. Taking notes with an abridged method. Or using your brain by remember key facts.
Let's try another..
Again, we know that there are 12 months in 1 year. So we will need to multiply 21 by 12 to find how many months in 21 years.
21 x 12 = 252
So this man must be 252 months old.
FAB is the perfect way to solve a problem like this..
Ok now it's your turn. Make sure you are using your FAB strategies to solve these word problems. You don't need to do all the super challenges. But I want you to try at least 1.
Here are your extra challenges. You do not need to do them all.
Lo: to map the physical features of Kenya
Having now located the countries of Africa and studied Wangari Maathai. Today I wanted to take a closer look at the country of Kenya itself.
Look at the maps below and find important features of Kenya both physical and human. I would like you to draw an outline of the shape of Kenya in your workbook and then map the features that you find.
I would like you find:
The capital city Nairobi.
Other major cities Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Lamu and Eldoret.
The Chalbi Desert
The Great Rift Valley
Lake Rudolf (Lake Tarkana)
Aberdare National Park
Masai Mara Reserve
The last map is a map of the Green Belt Movement started by Wangari Maathai. Can you locate which regions have had forests replanted and which are the closest cities.
Please add any other features you find that you think are important.