WEEK 33 – 15th MAY – 19th MAY
INTRODUCTION
This week we have been covering a number of interesting concepts and new ideas. Our mathematical work has been geared up to learn about angles, its properties, and types. We have used a number of practical ways to learn about angles. Our Author’s study is evolving nicely and we continue to focus on reading strategies to gain a better understanding of the text. We have started to work on our Memoir genre and we are developing great ideas to use to write a meaningful piece of work. This week we have had our first class discussion about Puberty changes, a great opportunity for us all to clarify our own ideas and thinking about changes during this important period in our lives.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
MATHEMATICS
This week we have focussed on learning about:
a. measuring angles and using the correct tools to find out it
b. estimating angles
c. identifying angles and describe its properties
MEASURING ANGLES PRESENTATION – DAAN
MEASUREMENT – ANGLES 
Angle introduction  What do I know?

What is an angle and how do we label, measure and construct them? 

Measuring and drawing angles 

Learn how to measure angles using a protractor.  You put the vertex of the angle in the middle of the protractor and then see at which number the arm is pointing and that number is the amount of degrees it is. 
Measuring Angles Review 

Constructing angles 

Inquiry  Level  Strategies Used  Reflection 
Determining Angle Visually  10  We used estimating  I thought this was easy because I am already an expert on angels and I do not find it hard to estimate angels. 
Determining Angles with Protractors  10  Using online protractors  I thought that this was hard because it was challenging to see the exact amount of degrees of the angle. 
Estimating Angles  10  Drawing angles and estimating angles  I thought that this was challenging because I am not that good at drawing angles. 
Finding Missing Angles  10  Adding and subtracting  I thought that this was challenging because I have never done this before and I just learned about this. 
Angles less than 90  J/I  Estimating and measuring angles.  I thought that this was hard because I am not that good at measuring angles. 
Angles between 5 and 175  I/J  Estimating and measuring angles  I thought that this was hard because I am not that good at measuring angles. 
Individual Task  Creating and measuring angles.  I learned how to name angles in different ways and how to make angles.  
FINDING MISSING ANGLES  1  Creating angles. Adding and subtracting.  I learned how to find missing angles and how to create angles. 
EXTRA ACTIVITIES 
READER’S WORKSHOP
We have continued to work with our reading strategies so we can gain a better understanding of the message. Each student has worked on their own novels and some of their chosen works have been in different languages.
Readers Grow Ideas about their Characters (Emphasizing, Inferring and Synthesizing – Tracking Ideas
SYNTHESIZING our thinking about characters  EMPATHIZING our thinking about characters  INFERRING our thinking about characters 
At first I thought the character….  I can empathize with my character by predicting what he/she will do/say and then read to confirm my predictions….  OBSERVE
What do I actually see? 
Then my thinking changed….  I can grow a unique idea about my character by developing clear ideas ……  WONDER
What I do not know but I want to know? 
My thinking changed AGAIN…..  INFER
I think….. Maybe…. 

My new thinking is….. 
WRITER’S WORKSHOP
This week we have started our MEMOIR UNIT, we have developed some on demand pieces and now we are looking at characteristics for its structure and language features.
MEMOIR WRITING
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the ‘message,’ even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
Isabel Allende 
Write the name of the memoir under each box and be ready to discuss it with a partner
UNIT of INQUIRY
We had a great week inquiring about some of the basic understandings about “puberty”. the students designed the inquiry and look at issues they were concerned and wanted to learn more about it.