## Wednesday 11th August – Literacy

I am learning to use and identify nouns, verbs and adverbs in sentences.

I know I can do it when I can use and identify nouns, verbs and adverbs and use them in sentences.

Today we are going to be working with nouns, verbs and adverbs. To remind yourself of the differences between these types of words, read below.

Nouns – A person, place or thing. For example: Mr. Lee, Birralee, table.

Verbs – A doing word. For example: teaching, running, talking.

Adverbs – Usually used to describe how we are doing something. For example: teaching loudly, running quickly, talking softly.

Make three columns a piece of paper. Label one nouns, one verbs and one adverbs.

List as many as you can.

Mix and match to make at least 5 silly sentences.

Draw a picture for each sentence.

If you would like to challenge yourself, try to add at least one adjective to each of your sentences as well!

## Subtraction Using the Counting Back Strategy

I am learning to use the counting back strategy to solve subtraction problems.

I know I can do it when I am counting back from the biggest number in a subtraction problem.

This week we are looking at solving subtraction problems, focusing on counting back from the largest number. Learning to do this allows us to subtract from a collection of objects much quicker.

To complete today’s task, you will need some playing cards or two dice. If you don’t have any, follow this link for some online dice.

Using cards:

• Remove all of the picture cards and the 10s from your deck so that you only have Aces through to 9s.
• Choose two cards from your deck (eg. 3, 4).
• starting from the biggest number, use the counting back strategy to work out what you would have left if you subtracted the smallest number from the largest number (4-3=1).
• On a piece of paper, write down the subtraction problem that you have solved.

Using dice:

• Roll two dice (10 sided if you have them)
• starting from the biggest number, use the counting back strategy to work out what you would have left if you subtracted the smaller number on the dice from the largest number on the dice (4-3=1).
• On a piece of paper, write down the subtraction problem that you have solved.

Repeat this process at least 5 times.