Time

Maths Games on PhotoPeach

In maths we have been learning about time.

Today we played some games to practise telling the time to five minute intervals, and compare units of measurement within time.

What do you know about time?

4/5Poets!

Today the 4/5Poets wrote some Haiku! (Did you know the plural of ‘Haiku’ is ‘Haiku’????)

We learnt that Haiku is a three-lined poem and it doesn’t have to rhyme! Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, it’s a actually a little more challenging than you think! The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the third line has syllables.

We wrote “Who Am I?” Haiku today. See if you can guess what living creature is described in each of the Haiku poems!

Haiku.docx

Were you able to guess what the Haiku poems were describing? How did you know?

Have a turn at writing a Haiku in the comments below!

Tongue Twisters

What better way to start the term than giggling and laughing!! In this morning’s writing session we did just that, reading and writing tongue twisters!

A tongue twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly (Wikipedia, 2013).

Try out these examples. Can you say them quickly three times each??

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

Here are some examples that we wrote:

Hayden’s horse was hot in the heat so he took his hot horse to the hot horrible hospital.

The ship-shape ship sells sea shells on the shallow shore.

Timmy had a Tim Tam at ten to two.

Flies flap frantically as they fly fast through foggy feathers.

Peter Pointer pointed with his pointer to the picnic.

Shelley shows off her new shiny shovel while she sells shells by the sea shore.

Shelley swam in the shiny shallow water and saw a ship shaped like a shoe.

What do you think makes a good tongue twister?
Can you think of or make up a tongue twister for us to try?