Homework Term 1 & 2, 2014

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Homework Term 1 & 2, 2014

  1. 1. Senior Team Homework Term 1 & 2, 2014 Each fortnight:  Complete TWOhomework activities from the table below.  Aim to use ONE page per activity. If you have photos, diagrams or graphs it may go over 2 pages.  Do your BEST work and remember book standards at all times.  Remember to fill inyour Reading Log and participate in Mathletics. Identify 5 ways you may re-use an empty tin can Use your imagination and write down 10 questions you could ask an earthworm. Make a diagram of the lifecycle of an insect of your choice. Design a T-shirt to promote sustainability Create an alphabet (A to Z) key on an environmental topic. Design and decorate a plain cloth bag to use as your personal shopping bag. Present your bag to the class. What if Mrs Fowler refused to come to school? List 3 possible causes for this and the 3 effects that might happen. Help at home - Write a diary entry about what you did when helping out in the garden. What did you learn? What did you see? Write detailed step by step instructions for a recipe, task or chore you do at home. You may include pictures. Pick any sustainable activity that you do not currently do at home, e.g., using less water/power, using natural cleaning products, growing a vegetable garden etc. and try it for a week. Write a detailed explanation about what your family has done and how this activity has changed your household. Design a shield that shows who you areethnic, cultural, taonga (treasures), Family, hobbies, favourites Your polar fleece jacket/sweatshirt was made using 25 plastic bottles. Research and write down the recycling code for plastics and what type of plastics matches each code. Research and create a fact file about an endangered NZ animal. You will need to think about presentation and the facts you choose. What are we doing to improve it‟s chance of survival, e.g., Maui‟s Dolphin Create a science themed wordfind or crossword. Remember to spell the words correctly and use capital letters. Interview your parents to find out their responsibilities at home/workplace. Visit http://wonderopolis.org/wo nders/. Explore the site and record a “wonder” you have had that you have found the answer too. You may have something you are wondering, make sure you ask. Find out the different cultures in your class. Make a pictograph of the results. Make an advert promoting a food that is popular in your culture. Make up a song or rap about our theme „Our World, Your Choice‟. Write a letter to parents to persuade them not to drive their children to school. Remember to use a range of persuasive devices, e.g., exaggeration, direct voice and statistics. You‟re in charge of recycling for 5 days. Record using a tally chart the types of materials you place in the recycling bin. Could you recycle more? Create a miniature scarecrow or smilecrow using recyclable materials. Take a photo of each step and write a set of instructions so others can make one too. Visit http://www.deaf.org.nz/nz-signlanguage and http://nzsl.tki.org.nz/Units/Unit -1-HELLO-Hello and learn how to say your name and simple greetings in sign so you can teach others. Record what you have learnt. Create a photo journal of some of the plants you have in your garden. Remember to label them clearly. Can you find their scientific name? Write a poem to encourage people to recycle. Remember to use similes, metaphors and rhyme. Visit The Virtual Rainforest at https://www.msu.edu/user/urquhart/rainfore st/index.html. Use a T-chart to compare the differences between a Nicaraguan Boy and your life in NZ. Draw a sketch of your favourite animal, plant or insect from The Virtual Rainforest. Grow a bean plant from seed and when it starts to grow measure it every day. Record with the date in your book. Plot your results on a line graph. What have you learnt?

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