Wednesday 8th September – Literacy

Writing a Persuasive Letter

I am learning to think of ways to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I am able to write persuasive sentences.

This week we have been learning about persuasive writing. We now know that we can use different language (words) to convince our readers to feel, think or believe something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘I Wanna Iguana’ below.

In the story, Alex is writing letters to his mum to convince her to let him have a pet iguana.

Listen carefully to the way he writes his letters and some of the words he uses.

Independent Task

If you could have ANY pet in the WORLD, what would it be?

Would it be… a fox? A lion? A dragon? A unicorn?

Using persuasive language, write a letter that might convince the people in your home that this is the pet you should have.

Your letter might look something like this:

Dear Family,

I would like a pet snake. They are very quiet, and they do not make any mess.

Snakes do not eat very much, and they like to eat mice which means mice will stay away.

Unlike dogs, they don’t need to be walked every day.

Please let me have a snake!

From Miss Nolan.

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 9th September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Wednesday 8th September – Maths

How many ways?

I am learning to represent money values in multiple ways.

I know I can do it when I can represent money values in multiple ways.

Yesterday you pretended you were the bank and counted the money that I had given you. You counted the dollars and the cents and found the total amount.

Independent Task

Today you will be showing the different ways to make 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 using all of the Australian coins.

Watch the following video to learn more about how you can have the same value of money using different coins.

To complete this task, you can take a photo of real coins you have at home, draw the coins or print and cut the coins found in the document below:

Example: I can make 20c using two 10c coins or four 5c coins.

Optional Challenge:

What coins can I use to make $1.25, $2.50, $3.75 and $4.90?