## The Apple-Toothpick Challenge!

I am learning to use STEM strategies to build an apple-toothpick tower.

I know I can do it when I have used my STEM knowledge to build a strong tower using apples and toothpicks

To complete this challenge, you will need some apples and toothpicks. Make sure to be careful with the toothpicks because they are sharp!

Your task today is to create a strong and tall tower using only toothpicks and apple pieces!

What to do:

1. To prepare, ask a responsible adult to cut the apples in half and flip them upside down.  This makes it easy to slice the apples into relatively flat pieces and cut them into smaller building blocks. (see picture below).

2. Use the apple pieces and the toothpicks to construct a strong and stable tower. See how tall and strong you can make it. You may have to try a few different designs to find the best one!

3. Once you are happy with your design, take a photo so that you can share it with your class and your teacher.

4. You might even like to challenge a family member to see who can build the strongest tower!

## Counting Forwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point.

I am learning to count on starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count on from a non-zero starting point.

Today we are going to focus on counting, starting from numbers other than zero. To help you with this, you may wish to use a 100s chart. Find an online 100 chart here.

OR you can print your own using one of the charts in the file below. ↓↓↓

Last week you used playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. You will need to do this again today. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Note* If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the next 8 numbers (for example 44, 45, 46, 47…).

Repeat this process for at least 5 different numbers.

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.

## Using a Picture Prompt to Help with Writing Ideas

I am learning to use a picture prompt to assist with writing ideas.

I know I can do it when I can write some sentences using the picture to generate some ideas.

Look at the picture above. Write some interesting sentences to describe the picture.

Remember to use interesting adjectives and include capital letters and full stops.

Some example sentences may include:

A warm summer breeze.

Grainy sand between my toes.

The sun is heating my skin.

Have a go at writing at least 5 sentences in your Journal book.