The learning intentions from Week 1 to Week 5 are outlined as follows: programming in an objective orientated way drawing objects in TKinter and canvas control the movement of objects positioning objects by coordinates defining classes in a program Andrew seldom participates sessions in a timely manner. This is because he needs time to go home from school. So, we delay the starting time of the class. During the sessions, Andrew can seldom keep the camera on. Andrew is reluctant to shares ideas with the teacher and peers. Apart from that, Andrew seldom engage in most of the sessions. He usually did not response to the questions. Andrew has… Read more »
“I don’t know” are some of Andrew’s favourite words. Andrew has a lot of potential for creativity, but he is unwilling to push himself to work through ideas and understand gramatical points. He prefers to hide behind “I don’t know”, rather than engage with the teacher. Often I have had to rebuke him as he is clearly playing on his computer rather than participating in the lesson. Andrew does have a good creative flair. I noticed that in his earlier work, however during lockdown he has allowed himself to become isolated, switched off and unengaged. To try and allow him… Read more »
Andrew has full attendance in this term. He is not active in the class and always turning off the camera and muting himself. Sometimes, it took a while to hear his response from asking him questions. However, Andrew has the capacity to do the programming. His typing speed is really fast, and he can understand the concepts of python quickly. If he could focus on the class and be concentrated, he will be improved a lot from this course.
After working through 2 pages in the book we began a creative writing exercise. Andrew seems to have a lot of ideas, however they tend to get stuck at the planning stages. He quickly becomes bored with structing his narrative exposition, and is reluctant to follow through the stages. We will keep working on this in class with some varied exercises.
Andrew hides behind the phrase “I don’t know” when asked to interact in class. At first I thought it could be because he is shy or quiet. However it is just too easy for him to use this. He doesn’t want to ellaborate when asked why he doesn’t understand. If he would explain then we can look at different route to explain it. He is not overly self motivated and needs a teacher to follow him at every step. This means that though he is creative and capable of writing a good level of English, he is not pushing himself… Read more »
Andrew needs to focus on his classes and not on computer games. Though I am not in class I can still here the clicking of his mouse and know he is not concentrating. For the first 10minutes of class today he did not have his book. Andrew is old enough to be able to get preapred for class. He finds working through the activities quite challenging so I do try to mix up the activites into some book work and some interactive work.
Andrew did very well on the review quizz 15/20. He did not have his text book today, however we were about to do other anylitical work which was very positive. Next he MUST have his text book in class so that we can focus on his written structuring.
In class today we worked through the first chapter of Quandery, a computer animated pedagogical tool around arguments and persuaisive discussion. He completed the task successfully. Andrew was receptive and accute in analysing the different points of view so as to build a contructive argument and counter arguement.
Andrew has attended all the classes on time. Andrew is able to work on the Python programming, however, he is not active during the class. He always turns off his camera and mutes himself. Meanwhile, he lost his work and forgot to save several times. After many reminders from the teacher, things got better. Now, he starts to write code and catch up the pace of learning.
IMPORTANT FEEDBACK: I asked Crystal to observe the lesson today as I was absolutely incapable of getting any active responce from Andrew. This class was supposed to build on his homework and then be a review cap of the persuaisive and exposition writing we had done in the 2 previous classes. Andrew had not done the persuaisive writing homework which we discussed, and was outlined in the previous week’s feedback as a reminder. Whenever Andrew was asked for a responce he replied with “I don’t know” This is a very difficult responce to work with because all of the questions… Read more »
In class today we looked at persuaisive writing. Andrew was not very inclined to follow the argument structure and tends to make his points descriptive rather than persuaisive. I did attempt to engage in writing an argument for or against panda extinction. His home work is to structure an arguement justifying that “Naruto is the best anime ever” I chose this subject so as to maximise his engagement. Both persuaisive and creative writing do require an active participation and interaction rather than simply being teacher explaination focused.
Andrew has a lot of ideas. In this first class we studied narrative story writing. He has a lot of half formed ideas, what we need to do now is structure and organise them so that they can form a piece of engaging narrative writing. He needs to work on visualising his story, that way he can access the necessary adjectives and emotive langauge to bring the characters, locations and action to life. His homework is the Narrative worksheet. Using the picture of the door which he found in class today he needs to lay out the story and expecially… Read more »
This was our last lesson in Term 2 and Andrew has done quite well!! I believe it will be even better for him when we start teaching/learning face to face as it will make things much easier for hin to understand new grammar, etc. All in all, good job!! I hope you all enjoy your holidays!
Andrew showed a bit less focus today. He needs to ensure he completes the homework task so that he has a good understanding on how to simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide Fractions.
Homework: Level 1 (pg 68) – ALL Questions Level 2 (pg 69) – ALL Questions Level 3 (pg 70) – ALL Questions Level 4 (pg 71) – ALL Questions Level 5 (pg 72) – ALL Questions Level 6 (pg 73) – ALL Questions Level 7 (pg 74) – ALL Questions
Unfortunately, Andrew did not do too well in his semester 2 exam for Mathematics. He is encouraged to focus on his time-management skills as his exam was very unfinished. Additionally, he is encouraged to reread and improve his knowledge and understanding of graphs and data collection.
Andrew had a few spelling and punctuation mistakes in his exam and the introduction and conclusion were not clear. Overall, he did a good job! It would be great if he could practice more writing activities at home in order to improve and write incredible narratives!!
Andrew worked well today. He is reminded to access the GOOGLE DRIVE and look over the powerpoints and re-do some of the worksheets/chapters he found difficult to improve his knowledge and understanding for the upcoming exam on Saturday (13/06/2020).
Andrew did his homework from last week. For next week he has to study for his test. GOOD LUCK!!
Andrew did his homework. For next week he has to do pages 74 and 75 from his Reading Book.
Andrew displayed an excellent understanding of Fractions. He also completed and corrected his homework. Well done, Andrew.
Homework: Complete Level 1 (pg 68) – Questions 1 – 9 Complete Level 2 (pg 69) – Questions 1 – 11 Complete Level 3 (pg 70) – Questions 1 – 11 Complete Level 4 (pg 71) – Questions 1 – 8 Complete Level 5 (pg 72) – Questions 1 – 6 Complete Level 6 (pg 73) – Questions 1 – 11 Complete Level 7 (pg 74) – Questions 1 – 5
Andrew did not know about last week’s homework so he can do it for next week: workbook pages 64 and 65
Andrew displayed a good understanding of 3D shapes.
Homework: Complete Level 1 (pg 217) – ALL Questions Complete Level 2 (pg 218) – ALL Questions Complete Level 3 (pg 219) – ALL Questions Complete Level 4 (pg 220) – ALL Questions
Andrew displayed a good understanding of Measurement.
HOMEWORK: Complete Level 3 (pg 202) – ALL Questions Complete Level 4 (pg 203) – ALL Questions Complete Level 5 (pg 204) – ALL Questions Complete Level 6 (pg 205) – ALL Questions Complete Level 1 (pg 200) – ALL Questions Complete Level 2 (pg 201) – ALL Questions
Andrew did a good job with his “Explanation” activity. For next week he has to do the following pages from his Writing Workbook: 64 and 65.
Andrew did his homework from last week although I have asked him to re-do it taking into account the tips I gave him. So, for next week he has to write an Explanation about the natural world, animal behaviour or technology.
Andrew worked incredibly well in this lesson and displayed a very good understanding of Locations and Transformations.
Homework: Complete Level 1 (pg 234) – ALL Questions Complete Level 2 (pg 235) – ALL Questions Complete Level 3 (pg 236) – ALL Questions Complete Level 4 (pg 237) – ALL Questions Complete Level 5 (pg 238) – ALL Questions
Andrew did his last week’s homework. I believe he could focus more during each session as he does get distracted quite easily. For next class Andrew’s homework is the following: page 58 Writing Workbook and he also has to write an Explanation talking about “how” or “why” something works (any topic).
Andrew showed a good understanding of Data.
Homework: Level 1 (pg 293) – ALL questions Level 2 (pg 294) – Questions 2 – 4 Level 3 (pg 295) – ALL questions Level 4 (pg 296) – ALL questions Level 5 (pg 297) – ALL questions (except Q2) Level 6 (pg 298) – Questions 1 and 3
Andrew shows his good understanding of scratch. He may do some more challenging work later.
Andrew did his homework and everything was correct. For next week his homework is the following: page 54 and 55 (Writing workbook).
Andrew displayed a good understanding of worded problems and non-linear graphs. He is recommended to study from home to strengthen his understanding.
HOMEWORK: Worksheet 1: Complete questions 1 – 13 Worksheet 2: Complete questions 2 – 5 Worksheet 3: Complete ALL questions
Andrew was hard working in the class. However, he did not want to show his progress. I hope he could be willing to share his screen next time.
Andrew did incredibly well in today’s lesson on finding the gradient of a graph.
Homework: – Complete all set worksheets and correct his answers.
Andrew did his homework and most of the answers were correct. For next week Andrew has to do pages 66 and 67 (Reading book) + compound and complex sentences sheet.
Andrew displayed a good understanding of number planes and plotting straight lines.
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