VOCABULARY: wedged, triumph, surreptitiously, convalesce, unobtrusive, unswervingly, inscrutable, sarcastic, pulsating, skeptical
VOCABULARY: wedged, triumph, surreptitiously, convalesce, unobtrusive, unswervingly, inscrutable, sarcastic, pulsating, sceptical
DRAW: A NZ ant, label its parts. Draw a bullet ant and label it’s parts. Compare them. What is the same, what is different? RESEARCH how many varieties of ants there are in the NZ and then in the Amazon.
MATHS RSEARCH: Learn about compass points. Locate East from your classroom. Next explain what is located North, South, West from your classroom. You could go one step further and locate North East, North West etc…
RESEARCH: What plants are poisonous in the Amazon – list 3 and explain how to spot them. Then look up poisonous plants in NZ. Learn about 5 common plants found in the garden that are poisonous and CREATE a warning poster for one of them.
RESEARCH: Investigate what Pneumonia is. WRITE an explanation about what it is.
RESEARCH: How long can a person survive without water? How long can a person survive without food? Why is there a difference? CREATE a warning flyer for people going on expeditions in the wild.
INVESTIGATE: What a caiman is and then create and BUILD a caiman catcher (not life size!).
DIARY WRITING: Choose one of the children and write a diary entry every week about their adventure from their point of view.
RESEARCH: Who is Percy Fawcett? WRITE a biography about him
INVESTIGATE: Are there any bugs you can eat in NZ? CREATE a poster to identify edible bugs!
MAKE: a compass – you’ll need to investigate how first.
MINECRAFT/SCRATCH: Create the camp site. Show the children https://scratch.mit.edu/
FLIPGRID: Explain a time when you were either lost or homesick. https://flipgrid.com/yl13kx
TWINKL: https://www.twinkl.co.nz/…/nz2-e-52542-term-2-week-2-year-5… https://www.twinkl.co.nz/…/nz2-e-52543-term-2-week-2-year-5… https://www.twinkl.co.nz/…/nz2-e-52540-term-2-week-2-year-5… https://www.twinkl.co.nz/…/nz2-e-52524-year-5-and-6-term-2-…
WEEK TWO QUESTIONS
QUESTION 1: Share this week’s tasks. Don’t forget to leave a comment on someone else’s work.
QUESTION 2: What does the author mean by “his voice practically wore a tie” when she was describing Fred’s Father?
QUESTION 3: Why do you think it is important to explain directions using compass turns? Explain your answer.
QUESTION 4: Do you think Con chose her clothing, or was it chosen for her? Explain your answer.
QUESTION 5: How old do you think Fred, Con and Lila are? Explain why you think they are that old.
QUESTION 6: Explain why Fred thought the mud tasting river was better than ‘hot chocolate at Christmas” or “fresh lemonade at summer” ? Explain your answer.
QUESTION 7: Why do you think returning to the clearing was like “going home’ to the children? What did they mean by this?
QUESTION 8: What do you think the title of the book was that explained what types of insects could be eaten?
QUESTION 9: How would you feel sleeping out in the jungle, lost at night? Explain your answer.
QUESTION 10: What prior knowledge do these children have that has helped them survive so far? Explain your answer.