Spelling Week 9

leader

left

legal

lobby

local

lord

lower

mace

mail

mining

I have been elected by the  local community to be their leader.  I will have a ceremony where I will have to carry a mace in my left hand and will be given the honour of being called the Lord Mayor for the City of Brunswick.

 

a person that leads or commands a group of citizens

left- the side of a human body or a thing that is facing north and the left side is facing west

mace-  a ceremonial staff carried by officials as a symbol of office

lord- a man of high office

local- relating to a restricted area

 

The State Government spends it’s funds through a series of departments, each of which provides services for the public.  Each department  is responsible to a Cabinet minister but has a permanent head as well.  This permanent head is on a senior public servant who usually holds his or her position for many years.  On the other hand, the Cabinet ministers change from time to time, usually after an election.

4.

prefix          meaning          example                            1                             2                              3

un               not                     underneath                 unlimited                 unhappy                unreal

multi          many                  multistorey                  multiply                   multigrain            multicultral
over            to much             eversubscribed          overwait                 overachiver                 overcooked
super         above or over      supermarket                 superman          superstar                       superglue
ish       having a character of           selfish              newish                    girlish                         demolish
less               with out              worthless                   careless                   pointless                       spotless
er       a person or thing                          quicker                        driver                   computer                 dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100wc – Why I would like to be the night zoo keeper?

I would like to  be the night zoo keeper at a zoo in Africa where I would spend most of my time in the enclosure with the baby chimpanzees. While their parents slept we would play games like branch tiggy where we would swing from branch to branch and hoping not to lose because I would fall off and land in a big nest of insects. I  would have to jump around  as fast as I could go because chimpanzees would chase me trying to get the insects off me. We would also be able to play bamboo sword fights.

 

 

 

spelling week 8

Spelling

green

guilty

health

illegal

imports

income

jailed

judge

jury

law

Act 1

A man committed a serious crime and was sent to trial at court.  He was questioned by lawyers before the judge and  jury.  The verdict was that because the man had disobeyed the law in such a bad way he was found guilty and sentenced to be jailed for 15 years in prison.

Act2 Dictionary definitions:

law the rules and regulations established in a community by a gouvorning boady for its people to follow

jury a group of people that make a joint deccition based on the evidebce presented to them

income money earned through work or investments

guilty having committed an offense, crime or wrong doing

imports to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.

Act3

a. I peeled all of the potatoes and put them in the pan.

b.We have two pianos at home.

c.We watch in awe as the two volcanoes erupted.

d.The dogs chased the three kangaroos across the paddock.

e.I cut up all of the tomatoes and put them in the salad.

f.The heroes who rescued the children were awarded medals.

g.We took lots of photos at the wedding.

h. All the frightened buffalos stampeded across the plain

 

Act4 Tricky letter sounds

 ine as in wine  
 dine
 spine
 line  
 define
 fine
mine  
vine
 ine as in engine  
 famine
 genuine
 medicine  
 ine as in sardine  
nectarine
routine
vaccine  
cuisine
 machine
 guillotine  

 

100 WC Week #26 …look up! Can you see…

“Hey Doug look up”! “Can you see that giant swooping four armed, four winged, eight eyed fire bird?” The magical creature landed right behind him. Doug could not see it.  “Nope,  I can’t see it.” said Doug.  The creature was crying ice cube tears. One hit Doug on the head.  “Ouch, that rain hurts” he squealed.  He turned around and looked up, not to see the sky but to look straight up the enormous nostrils of the fire bird.  ” I think I see the bird you were talking about Benny!”  The giant swooping four armed, four winged, eight eyed fire bird flew quickly away.

MM Term 1 Sheet 5

For this week’s Q22, I had to decide on which face to draw in the blank box.

  • The first two columns each had one square, one hexagon and a circle shaped face.  But the last column only had a hexagon and circle, so I knew the shape of the face had to be a square.
  • For the hair, I could see that the numbers of hairs matched the stages of sleeping eyes.  The single hair had closed/shaded eyes and a blank nose.  The two hairs had half closed eyes and a lightly shaded nose.   the faces with three hairs had wide awake/unshaded eyes and a dark, coloured in nose.  Again, the first two columns had a face with 1,2 and 3 hairs except the two haired face was missing from the third column. 
  • Each of the three shapes had the 1, 2 or 3 haired face except for the squares, so the new face needed to be square. 
  • The skill I used was identfying a pattern, and predicting what should come next. 

spelling week 7

Debt

Defence

Deputy

Dictate

Drafted

Drugs

Exports

Fined

Gas

Grant

Activity1 – Homophones

a. allowed aloud

b. bare bear

c.barren baron

d,bury berry

e,boar bore

f.boarder border

g. bridal bridle

h. caught court

 

Activity2  -Definitions

1. Debt                  Something that is owed.

2.Dictate              To give orders that must be obeyed

3.Gas     An air-like substance which expands freely to fill any space available

4.Deputy          A person who is appointed as an assistant or second in charge

5.Defence               The action of defending from or resisting attack

Activity 3

That night, when it was dark, they quietly crept along and went on the ships deck. Everyone was too busy to notice them. By and by, they came to a black, square hole and down they crept by a ladder. What was in it ? They found a lower deck. After they had gone down a little way,and had just stepped onto it – the hole was covered over.

Activity 4

a. There are two __chiefs______in his tribe(chief)

b. We cut the oranges into___ halves_______(half )

c. the police arrested the three___ thieves_____(thief)

d. The baker gave me seven_____loaves___ of bread (loaf)

e.The men and their ____wives________are touring on the Gold Coast (wife)

f. We stacked the books on the two bottom____shelves_____(shelf)

g. The ____wolves______were driven off by the noise of the guns(wolf)

h. We swept up all the fallen___leaves_____ in the garden(leaf)

100 WC Week #25

… but when she lifted the lid…

 

The doorbell rang  and Bobbi went to the door to see who it was. No-one was there but she saw a box sitting on the doorstep.  The box was fairly small with a big bow, but she thought it could be an exciting birthday present.  It was from her friend Abby. She took it inside to open it, but when she lifted the lid she saw a little green alien with a note saying feed with candy.  It wasn’t the gift she was hoping for.  And she didn’t want a pet alien that she had to share her candy with!

 

 

 

Spelling week 6

Those___________(Them, Those) parliamentarians are arguing again – stop ______them________ ( them, those).

  • Pass  me_____those_________(Them, those) volumes of Hansard, please.
  • Do you agree with ________those____________(Them, those) new laws to be presented for Parliamentary debate?
  • The police picked up ________those____________ ( them, those) burglars in the neighbor’s backyard.

 

 

Activity Two

Silent Letters:

Decide which words below have silent letters. Write these words and letters into the boxes.

 

Debt                foreign            campaign       monarch         sea      cooperate marriage  Adjourn          bridge             roads              rights  shadow

 

WORD

SILENT LETTERS

WORD

SILENT LETTERS

 campaign  g, i  sea  a
 bridge  d  cooperate  e
 foreign  g, i  shadow  w
 debt  b  roads  a
 monarch  h  rights  g, h
 marriage   i
 adjourn  d

 

Activity three:

Look in your thesaurus to find two synonyms and two antonyms for each word below:

Words Two synonyms Two antonyms
govern  rule, command  misgovern, obey
pollution  dirtying, tainting  cleanliness, purification
member  associate, representativeAntonym= opponent, enemy

MM Sheet 4

Problem 23

The solution to this problem was to swap the 9 from the left side of the scale with the 5 from the right.

I used a “guess and check” strategy.

Because the left side had (2+8+9=19)to begin with and the right side had (5+6=11), I knew that I needed to swap a bigger number from the left side with a smaller number from the right, in order to make the scales balance with equal totals on both sides.

So I chose the 9 from the left side and the 5 from the right as my first two numbers to swap, and when I added the new totals, both sides added to 15. This told me that the 9 & 5 were the correct numbers to swap.

100wc week 6

Once there was a not very poor boy called Jack.  One day he decided that he would go out and get some seeds to plant a tree (because his house, while fancy, had no trees).  So, he took one of his Dad’s limousines to trade for some seeds.  The trader at the market was more than happy to give Jack some seeds (and gardening supplies) in exchange for the Limo.  Overnight, the tree did not grow tall and beautiful, because, trees take years and years to grow.  Jack learned that while he had everything that money can buy, money can’t make trees grow any faster.