Good afternoon everyone and happy last day of term!
I hope you are all well and keeping yourself busy. I know I spoke about Google Classroom on my last post, it would be great if you all accepted the invitation before the Easter holidays are over (20th April) as I will be posting some activities. I know that some people had been having problems with and it was asking for a code. I will email the class code to you all via your glow account. I had seen a post online that says that you can connect through your Xbox and PlayStation too, so why not try this?!
I will speak to you all after the holidays but if you have any problems with the Google Classrooms feel free to email Mrs Gray with any questions on email@example.com with your name and date of birth.
Can anyone else not quite believe that this is the last day of Term 3?
Well done and thank you to those people who have already logged in to Google Classroom. I will be sending you all an email today with the class code to join so please log in to Glow if you haven’t done so already. You can also use your Xbox/PS4 to access Glow too.
As this is the last day before the Easter break I will not be posting anymore activities until the first day back. I will definitely be keeping myself busy over the next couple of weeks and you should try to as well.
You could continue practising your Maths skills on Sumdog and Education City. You can also work on your spelling and reading skills too on these sites.
Learn a new language on Duo Lingo or continue with Gaelic on the Go Gaelic website
READ! Whether is it a newspaper, a book, an article online, anything! Make sure you try to read as much as you can.
Keep active! Try to do the Joe Wicks workout, or use the spelling workout I posted this week.
This is just a list of some of things you could do.
Feel free to contact me on Google Classroom once you have joined. I am really looking forward to hearing from you all!
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Every year on the 2nd of April the global community comes together to raise awareness of Autism and to help each other learn about what life is like for people who have Autism. Some buildings around the world even light themselves up blue in recognition of Autism Awareness, how cool!
Autism is kind of like having a superpower. It can mean lots of different things to lots of different people who have it, and some things will be more helpful/difficult to one person with autism than it might be for another. We are very lucky at Holy Cross because we have lots of children with Autism learning and growing with us in our school community.
To celebrate our own little wonders today and to help you learn more, here is a short 10 minute clip from my favourite childhood programme Sesame Street who introduced the first Autistic character, Julia.
So happy World Autism Awareness Day! Remember that it is ok to be different – you are all special!
Well done to those children who successfully got onto google classrooms. If you are still struggling, e-mail Mrs Gray and she will be able to help you access it (your parents/guardians will have gotten a text message and/or e-mail about this provided we had the right details).
Again, you can help me out by making sure that all your friends know about the glow link. If this via the xbox or playstation, I don’t mind. 🙂
Here is my attempt at the art project I posted yesterday. I have to admit, I’m quite happy with it!
Here is a Thursday challenge:
Toonces was driving his 1992 Tabby Car down the road at an average speed of 60 km/h.
When he was 10 km from the end of the road, he was passed by his friend, Hector Gonzalez. Toonces’ cat-like senses told him that Hector’s car was going 15 km/h faster than he was.
a) How many minutes will it take Toonces to go the last 10 km?
b) How many minutes will it take Gonzalez to go the last 10 km?
c) How much time will speedy guy Gonzalez save compared to Toonces over that last 10 km stretch of the road?
I have added some Daily Challenge Activities over on our Google Classroom for you to try. Perhaps you could try one or two a day?
Also as Wednesday is normally one of our PE days so I have uploaded a ‘Spelling Workout’ Challenge for you 🙂 (No, this is not an April Fools :))
Why don’t you use your name to complete the work out or ask a family member to give you some words and complete the workout that way? If you are not sure what some of the exercises are, you can use Google or YouTube to help you.
Heads up! I have created a google classroom for you all.
You have been invited to join via your glow emails. These were provided to you as part of your take-home pack.
I will be starting to put things up for you to do, in fact, there is something for you to do up there already!
Also, I am beginning to work on EducationCity and Sumdog so there will be assignments for you after Easter break!
You can do me a favour and make sure that all your friends in our class are aware of this. Especially those who weren’t in school before we shut.
Mrs Gray sent me this fabulous link to some work on Anne Frank from the Anne Frank Trust. It is a charity in the UK which empowers young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination. Perfect for our sectarianism and WW2 topics. There is an online worksheet and PDF file with activities you can do! Click here to be taken there!
I’ve also included it on Google Classroom!
As a Wednesday Treat, let’s do some art. I’ll draw it as well and upload it to the blog tomorrow!
Hope you had a nice weekend and spent some quality time with your family. I know I am enjoying spending some more time with mine 🙂
I have added you all to Google Classroom – it’s a great way for me to set you some fantastic activities, I will be doing this after Easter. You must use your Glow login which is inside your pack to accept your invitation that I have sent. For now, I have set you a spelling and maths challenge on Sumdog, why not try and see who can complete before Friday?!
Hope you have been doing some exercise, I have been going out cycling with my dad! The PE that is on daily is Joe Wicks, his videos are so good for children to keep active during this time!
I have also seen many tutorials for drawing mastclasses. This link takes you to a video on YouTube showing how to draw Disney characters. Why not try this and upload your pictures to the blog to show me?
Keep yourself safe and I will speak to you all tomorrow!
I hope you enjoyed your Joe Wicks workout this morning – let me know how you did below!
Let’s have another Maths Challenge – Comment below with your answers and remember that if you want more you can always check out the University of Waterloo website here!
At Biscuit Hill Primary School, Chip and his sister, Charlotte, have decided that they want to make cookies for all of the P6/P7 students in their school. The recipe that they found makes enough chocolate chip cookies of 7 cm diameter for 16 people.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
300 g chocolate chips
P6/5: 25 students
P6A: 29 students
P6B: 30 students
P7A: 31 students
P7B: 30 students
P7c: 28 students
a) How many batches should Chip and Charlene make so that they make the exact number of cookies needed for all of the students in the P6/P7 classes?
b) They decide to make a whole number of batches so they have some extra cookies to save for later, and one each for the teachers. What quantity of each ingredient in the recipe will they need?
Now it is also Tuesday so that means its time for a Free Write prompt!
Write a story about this picture (I got this from the New York Times website):