“Stand and Deliver”
Topic is chosen – timekeeper selects adjective and noun or short phrase
(maybe contributed to by other speakers in group)
Speaker stands up, ready to be given topic by timekeeper
Once topic is given, speaker has 15 seconds to think of an outline, then has 60 seconds to speak.
Timekeeper ‘tings’ when time is up and speaker stops.
Feedback : first comment is general and positive (pick out one good thing),
1-3 comments of improvement/to work on,
finish feedback with 1-3 positive comments and encouragements for future.
Connect with the audience – smile, speak their language on a topic they can relate to
Careful with “throat clearing” activities just before you start speaking, eg. um…, well…, fiddling with papers, not looking calm and collected
Connect the ideas within your talk
Give details, be specific – think 5 Senses
Inject gentle joy and humour
Hold out your book (in one hand, if possible) so the top of it is below the level of your chin
Relax, smile, and use some eye contact
No affectation or pommie/plummie accent
Be slow and purposeful
Open your mouth, use your lips
“nice round vowel sounds”
Use phrasing to help meaning
Project your voice from back of throat
“superb sage sausages searing in the sizzling seas”
My brain raced – we didn’t cover this at teacher’s college! Momentary panic. Deep breath. Quick prayer: “Give me a clue, God”.
My response was like this ::
I believe in a created order and in that order, there are patterns, sequences, cycles, relationships, and series. There is a rhythm to life. A coming and going. People and living things grow old and die, then there’s another cycle that brings new life and fruit.
There is a time for the sun to shine, then the moon. The moon goes from new to full moon every 27 days. The tides ebb and flow because of the gravitational interaction of the earth and the moon.
Look at the seasons. We can closely guess what weather to expect in August because there is a pattern throughout the years.
We can not get away from maths concepts.
We use maths to get to our friend’s house, buy food and clothes, to decide if we can cross the road so as not to get run over by the bus coming, to get ready for the party on time.
So, why do maths?
1. Because the school says so.
2. Maths Certificate tells employers you can multiply and add and a bit more.
3. More importantly, maths teaches you to solve problems, follow logic, find relationships between number-based ideas, and to make real-world decisions based on known and unknown information or data.
4. It;s fascinating.
Let’s start being number detectives. 😀
Articles online ::
http://jerry.praxisiimath.com/whymath.html – one of the clearer and more succinct articles “why”
There are uses of mathematics in all the “hard” sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics; the “soft” sciences, such as economics, psychology, and sociology; engineering fields, such as civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering; and technological fields such as computers, rockets, and communications. There are even uses in the arts, such as sculpture, drawing, and music. In addition, anything which uses a computer uses mathematics,
Mathematics is used for biomedical engineering, food technology, building technology, chemical sciences, civil and structural engineering, graphics and computer-aided drawing (CAD), electronics, environmental health, mechanical engineering, mining technology, nuclear medicine, occupational health, petroleum technology, prosthetics, forestry and wildlife, robotics, and surveying. it is used in so many other subjects.
I’m chuckling here thinking again about last Thursday – another interesting day in our homeschooling life.
My 13 yo boy wakes up Thursday morning. This is the best day – sports action, then music (keyboard). Really good!
My 15 yo daughter is joking about ways to get out of going to Sports action (netball/ball skills), doesn’t want to go, would rather do anything else.
We’ve always made plans in one of three ways: 1. Mum+Dad make the decision (‘cos we’re the parents/adults and think, in the big scheme of things, this will be a good thing for you to do.
2. Let’s talk about the fors/againsts together, then M+D will ultimately make the decision, taking into account what you say.
3. Let’s talk about it, then you (children) make the decision, and M+D will work with you to help make it happen.
Sports was a #1 decision. You’re going, you’re going for at least two terms, you’re going to enjoy it, give it your best shot.
By the end of sports, 13 yo boy has badly bruised finger, realises he hasn’t brought his music, and is whimpering, declaring it’s a bad day, wanting to bail out on music (which he wasn’t allowed to).
15 yo girl enjoyed running around, seeing some different young people, and got complimented by the coach on her netball skills in the second game of netball she’s played. Let’s go to sports every day!
We’ll happily bundle into the van next Thursday, hopefully with the music bag, snacks and drinks …
Shows that sometimes we can listen too much to what our kids want and what they don’t.
Most times, Mother DOES know best!
We do things a bit differently Down Under – I’m dripping with the heat and humidity at present.
Christmas in Summer (Pinterest)
Check out my Pinterest board (42 pins +)
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, plus more (75 pins +)
Peace and Goodwill to all!
http://www.apologiaonline.com/bookextras/ – password on page 5 of book
Apologia “exploring Creation With Biology” 2nd Edition – Lapbook Journal
http://appliejuice.wordpress.com/apologia-biology/module-quizzes/ – write for password
- http://homeschoolersresources.blogspot.co.nz/p/biology.html * * *
- http://homeschoolblogger.com/amnbooks/apologia-biology/ * *
- http://martysahm.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/*Apologia%20Biology* *
- http://jlsgrant.wordpress.com/apologia-biology/* * pics/plates in colour
- http://homeschoolblogger.com/amnbooks/apologia-biology/* * module extras
- http://e-learninglinks.com/science/biology_apologia_vocabulary.htm– vocab
- http://www.squidoo.com/apologiabiology– Ideas for Nature Study – http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/
- http://pinterest.com/heavenboundmama/apologia-science-biology/– visual
- Dissections : http://www.examiner.com/article/free-virtual-dissections-online
http://www.hybridmedicalanimation.com/work/animation/ – animations of bacteria etc
Module 1 –
Videos, etc. for M1 – videos included
Module 2 –
http://voicethread.com/?#q.b191224.i1012988 – simple/clear video (Tammy Moore)
http://voicethread.com/?#q+apologia+biology.b207231.i1088208 – algae (Tammy Moore)
Kingdom Fungi – AJ
Module 8 – Mendelian Genetics
Module 9 – Evolution
Module 11– Invertebrates
Videos, etc. for M15– videos included
|§ Ascaris mitosis, section
§ Allium (onion) root tip, l.s.
§ Amoeba proteus, w.m.
§ Diatoms (marine). w.m.
§ Euglena, w.m.
§ Ficus (dicot) leaf with vein, c.s.
§ Grantia (sponge) spicules, w.m.
§ Hydra (budding), w.m.
§ Paramecium, w.m.
§ Planaria (injected), w.m.
§ Ranunculus (dicot) stem, c.s.
§ Ranunculus (dicot) root, c.s.
§ Spirogyra, w.m.
§ Volvox, w.m.
§ Zea Mays (monocot) stem, c.s.
§ Zea Mays (monocot) root, c.s.
|W.m. = whole mount
C.s. = cross section
Sec. = section
https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=biology+classification&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHMD_en-gbNZ473NZ473&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3ROTUODJGrGWiQfm64DoCw&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=629&sei=4xOTUJrEJY6aiQeIw4AQ – biology classification (google images)