Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014, Term 1, Week 8

Today's lesson started with updating our individual blogs on  Each week we write an individual blog diary entry. Some of the class are helping others to get set up and started.  Today we had class members coming and going to Linguists Club and to get packs for the Sunrise Walk for the Hospice on Sunday, plus messages over the intercom, visitors,  and Mrs Vincent's computer froze three times - so we didn't get as much finished as we had planned. 
Mrs Vincent's favourite picture for this week.

This week's tongue twister: sixty-six silky short-sleeved shirts. There were four winners who shared a chocolate prize.

Further to our work on onomatapoeia last week, here's a few more video clips to help understand what is is and how it can be used:

Here's the sound effects alphabet in which a guy does the entire alphabet in sound effects.

Here's an entire story told in pictures and onomatopoeia. 

We discussed some onomatopoeia words which could relate to sport:
Mrs Vincent's second favourite picture of the week.
Our Speed-Skills lessons today were: 

Correct Usage - there's and theirs (1 minute 50 seconds)
There's  =  there is or there has
- There's been a lot of interruptions today. (There has been a lot of interruptions today.) 
- There's a fly in my drink. (There is a fly in my drink.) 
Theirs  = belonging to them 
- The books are theirs. (The books belong to them.) 

To check which word is correct, see if you can replace it with 'there is' or 'does something belong to them'. 

Grammar - subject and predicate Part 1   (2 minutes)
Every sentence has two main parts - a subject and a predicate. 
The complete subject includes all the words that tell what the sentence is about ; it is always includes a noun or a pronoun.
The complete predicate includes all the words that tell what the subject does. 
Example: Most children enjoy sport.

Punctuation - capital letters for proper nouns (30 seconds) 
Always use a capital for God  and any pronouns relating to God - He, His, Him 
Use lower case g when referring to any unspecified god or goddess, such as:  Greek gods, the god of thunder, the goddess Athena.

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