February 8

3D vision statement

3D – Trying our best, caring for each other and having fun learning.

 

3D is a kind, loving, caring, class. We value friendship, fun and creativity. We are enthusiastic students who always do our best. Together we succeed.

November 24

Literacy week 8

Listen to reading.

Watch the Man from Snowy River.

 

Read to self.

Silent reading.

 

Respond to reading.

Continue with tasks in your poetry workbook.

 

Word work

In groups students complete the following steps:

  • Silently and independently read your poem
  • Identify the number of syllables in each sentence
  • Meet with group – allocate roles
  • Read through the poem two times out loud as a group
  • Add movements and synchronisation to the poetry performance
  • Rehearse 4-5 times with the words, movements and synchronisation ‘perfect’
  • Perform to the class.

 

Performance Poems:

Daddy Fell into a Pond

Adventures of Isabel

I want it now

The Crocodile

The Jaguar

October 27

Limerick

A limerick is a short fun five-line poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines are longer than the third and fourth lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The longer A lines rhyme with each other and the shorter B lines rhyme with each other.

  • Line 1: 7-10 syllables A
  • Line 2: 7-10 syllables A
  • Line 3: 5-7 syllables B
  • Line 4: 5-7 syllables B
  • Line 5: 7-10 syllables A

One day when I’m old and mankey,
I will never use a hanky.
I’ll wee on my plants
and soil my pants
and sometimes get quite cranky.

Post some of your best limericks.

October 27

Literacy weeks 4 & 5

Read to self

Students complete 20 mins of uninterrupted reading.

Respond to reading 

Read the fourth poem in your poetry workbook and complete the exploring alliteration sheet.

Work on words

Locate an Australian poem with interesting words. Write it out as a poster. If it is a long poem just do a verse or two. Memorise it. Present it to the class.