spelling term 1 week 5

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Activity One:


Use a dictionary to help you explain the two meanings of the following homophones and homographs


roll and role

roll-to move along a surface by turning over and over as a ball or wheel

role-a part played by a actor or actress

vice and vice

vice- a fault, defect, or shortcoming: a minor vice in his literary style. Synonyms: flaw, blemish, imperfection, foible, weakness.

won and one

won-the past tense term of win

one- the first number after 0

council and counsel

council- an assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation,deliberation, or advice.

counsel- advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.

lie- to  lie on a surfaceface

lie- to not tell the truth

tear and tear.

tear- this fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as the result of emotion, especially grief: to shed tears.

tear- something resembling or suggesting a tear, as a drop of a liquid or a  tear like mass of a solid substance, especially having a spherical or globular shape at one end and tapering to a point at the other

Activity Two:


Use a dictionary to assist you to formulate the meaning of 5 list words.


Government- the political direction and control  exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies,and states

fairness- the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice

Federal- pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states

Democracy- government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

Mayor- the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town


Activity Three:

Please complete the following passage with the correct homophones.

The mayor (mare, Mayor) of our local council (council, counsel) has approved a project to build a road (road, rode)through a local park. My mother wrote to (too, to) our local member to say the  writes (rights, writes, rites) of children had been denied. As a tax (tacks, tax)payer she felt she  had to have her say as did many other people who also sent ( sent, scent, cent) their objections through the mail( male, mail). The road (rode, road) has been allowed (allowed, aloud) to go ahead anyway. The council (council, counsel) won(won, one).

100 wc: it came from the earth

I watched in horror as the events unfolded in front of me, a soft bubbling came from beneath  the earth suddenly a low moaning came from behind me.25 . I slowly turned just in time to see a dark shape run behind a wall . Suddenly the bubbling grew stronger I watched in horror as the fish in the fishpond kept bubbling happily. 57. I quickly checked behind the wall and saw a rabbit chill’n with all his rabbit buddies, eating lettuce and other rabbity stuff .78. I laughed as I saw them nibbling their lettuce, suddenly I heard a snort from behind me. I looked behind me and screamed.

maths mate term 1 week 2

Question 24: Fill in the missing digits, given that no digits are repeated.





Predict: i predict this will be about filling in the blanks

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

the big question: Fill in the missing numbers to make correct sum


1.First i figured out what you needed to add to get 9 from a 7 so i put a 2 there




2. then i moved to the next column and and decided to make it a 11 since wasn’t there yet so i put 1 there are carried the other one.





3. then i added it all together.

4. the answer i got was





summary:  I used the guess check and improve method.

Behind the news harvest oz

On behind the news I learnt about a charity called harvest oz, they’re a charity that geta leftover food from shops and gives it to other charities and tjey give it to people in need.

While watching this I learnt that $1000 worth of good gets wasted by the average Australian , I also learnt that 24% of school lunches gets thrown away. I also learnt that is that Australia throws away 7.8 billion dollars worth of food away each year, that’s 4 million tonnes .

i know understand how much good gets wasted, luckily there are people like harvest oz that reuse food and give it to charities. I also understand that what we don’t need is needed by somone else.

But i’m still wondering who started harvest oz and how he makes a living if they give everything away for free?

classroom considerations



1. Focus on the positives

2. Use words to solve violence

3. Treat others as you want to be treated

4. be sensible

5. You can say what you think

6. Appropriate noise level for all tasks

7. Keep the room tidy and always have the right books for class

8. Make sure you listen attentively

100wc #22

The people staggered towards the light lighting up the entire cave even in the bright light you could not see the end of the cave. In the part of the cave that they could see a house loomed over the survivors of the shipwreck when they got washed to shore on this uncharted island. They did what many would have done and entered a cave protecting them from the harsh sunlight. At the house lived a multimillionaire named Mack he said he owned this island and decided to chill out on this island forever but he was getting lonely so they decided to live on the island with Mack

maths mate term 1 sheet 1 problem

Question #23: Which two weights need to be swapped to balance the scales.

Predict: I think this problem this problem is a number based problem I predict i will need to use addition and subtraction.

Clarify: balance- each side needs to be equal weight

Find the big picture: Swap 2 weights so both sides weigh the same.


1.i added up both sides to see how much they weighed the left hand side weighed 15 kilos and the right hand side weighed 12 kilos.

2.I used trial and error or guess and check(guess and check) I swapped 9 kilos with 7 kilos now they are both even.

Summary: The strategy i used to find the answer i used was test all possibilities.

100wc week #21


Meetings were held across the country to find an answer that so many people have been asking how we can prevent fires in Australia’s outback, many people thought that fire stations should be set up around the areas in high fire risk areas so they can prevent the worst of a problem sooner and will cause less destruction to the area and the wildlife. Many people agreed to this idea but one realised fire stations will need to have to be manned 24/7 and that will risk the lives of people in there. So they tried to think of a new idea that will save Australian land and wild life from fire.

class application


To jess,

I’m writing to tell you all the qualities I bring to the classroom of 5/6A so you will consider me to come to your classroom.

My first quality is I’m patient and can wait a long time this can be useful when we need to work in silence because I can work quietly and efficiently.

One of the other qualities I bring to this classroom is how I display the value collaboration; I can work in a team, accept people’s opinions and share my ideas. If something in the group doesn’t work I will find a way to pass that obstacle.

My third quality I bring to the classroom of 5/6A is I can talk to a lot of people and I have a lot of interests so I’m easy to get along with. This is important because I can encourage people to try their hardest in all situations.

My final quality is the fact that I play the cello in the school band, I have been to music camp and have been playing for 4 years. After playing in a group and often making mistakes in my music I learned that I can’t let small mistakes stop me and that I should learn from them.

And that’s why you should consider me to come to 5/6A.

From Jacob