Choose three items that you or a family member uses everyday.

Now image that time has been turned back 50 years.

Would you have used the same item or would it have been different?

How was it different?

You may like to speak to a grandparent or anyone else you know who is older than your parents.

There are some staff members at school who you could ask also.

Homework is due on Friday and you can present it any way you choose.

# Month: August 2013

# Comparing everyday objects from the past with the present

# Symmetry

Symmetry is when one shape becomes exactly like another if you flip, slide or turn it.

The simplest type of Symmetry is “Reflection” (or “Mirror”) Symmetry.

Explore this website to investigate lines of symmetry.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=symmetry+for+kids&qpvt=symmetry+for+kids&FORM=IGRE

Create a poster or Explain Everything presentation to show your understanding.

Can something have more than one line of symmetry?

# Editors

Editors read completed texts to check for any errors which need to be corrected before publishing.

Today you are to be editors. You need to do the following:

Check your punctuation.

Check your spelling.

Check your work to see if you have used paragraphs in our work.

Check that what you have written makes sense when you are reading it.

After you have edited your own work ask a classmate to edit it with you. It is easy to miss errors in your own work and it is good to get another opinion on changes you can make to improve your text.

# Stories from the past

This week we have been looking at images from the past and trying to work out what was happening when they were taken.

We have now chosen one image from the selection given and are now writing narratives which tell the story behind the picture.

Sonya was able to tell us the story behind the below images because they are from her grandmothers photo album.

Please send us any family images you would like to share and we will put them on our blog.

# Area and perimeter

Toady we explored what area and perimeter are.

We used centimetre grid paper and wrote our names. We then calculated the area each letter covered and then added up the total for all the letters in our names.

The next step was to measure the perimeter of the letters.

The most important facts we learnt were:

You can’t have an area without a perimeter.

To include the unit of measurement in your answer.

A 2D shape has an area and a perimeter.

The answer to an area problem is always given using the unit of measurement being used as a square.

We then made a presentation on Explain Everything to show our understandings.

# Police Band. Visit

# Facts about division

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881931.html

If you follow the above link you will find out facts about division.

Use the information you find to create an Explain Every thing presentation on what you know about division.

# What is this?

Learning focus for Reading.

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

http://www.nma.gov.au/education-kids/classroom_learning/activities/what_is_this/typewriter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typewriter

Follow the links and watch the short video, read the information and take notes and then write a report about what you have learnt.