Here are some of the Kennings we wrote this morning to describe characters from Holes, our class novel.
Zero Mr Sir Elya Yelnats
Good learner Non smoker Farm worker
Sploosh drinker Seed eater Girl lover
Brain refueler Boot wearer Pig stealer
Mountain climber Gun shooter Promise breaker
Shovel carrier Truck driver Rags wearer
Sneaker stealer Curse bearer
Onion eater by Devlan Charming farmer
by Ross and Alex
Today we used our Activote handsets for the first time in Primary 7 to take a quiz on our class novel, Holes. It was good fun and it showed us what areas we understand really well and what areas we need to improve on.
We have begun learning to touch type with Dance Mat in order to speed up our typing in our e-portfolios. Today we learned where to position our fingers and how to access a,s,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,; and the space bar. If you want to try out the program we used you can find it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ .
This morning we had a whole school Open Morning. Many of our parents came in to see our e-portfolios and desert websites. Thank you to everyone who came in to see our work this morning. It was great to see you all in our classroom.
The Pythagoras group are working on decimal fractions to the tenths and hundredths. Yesterday they ordered a range of decimal fractions and then converted them to vulgar fractions.
In our sessions with our specialist art teacher, Mrs Mccaw, we have drawn reptiles (similar to the yellow-spotted lizards from Holes). We have added detail like skin texture and now we are adding colour. Have a look at some of our work in progress.
In our drama session this afternoon we explored the characters of Holes through hot seating. It was the first time we had tried it and we did really well. Several of us were brave enough to sit before the class in role and answer questions. Sarah was a brilliant Stanley, Ross was a super Zero, Jordan was a very convincing Warden and Kyle was a fabulous ZigZag! It really tested our knowledge of characters and plot!
Last week we had a brilliant time at camp in Aberfoyle, trying out new activities and pushing ourselves to the limit to see what we could achieve. Many of us (including Mrs. Pearce!) were amazed at what we could actually accomplish when we believe in ourselves, don’t give up and work as a team!