(You can see previous Year 1 exams here, and the exams from the AO site (which are wonderful) are here--all years and terms available!)
Tell the story of Dick Whittington, Picciola, or Antonio Canova.
Illustrate one scene from the life of George Washington.
Tell me why and how The Giant's Dance was brought to Britain or about the founding of the Round Table.
|not exactly how I picture George Washington in my mind's eye, but... :)|
Describe what the county park looks like in winter. What trees are bare? What is in bloom? What animals or birds do we see?
Tell me what you remember about the kingfisher or the heron from the Burgess Bird Book. (She opted to draw a picture also.)
Tell the story of The Market Square Dog or Blossom Comes Home.
Find one thing in your nature journal from this term and tell me about it.
Tell the story of the Visitation.
What are the Seven Sacraments?
Give the definition of a Sacrament.
How can we increase contrition for our sins?
Tell a favorite scene from The Sign of the Beaver.
Illustrate a favorite story from Winnie-the-Pooh. Describe it to me.
Read a paragraph from your folk tales book aloud. Then tell me about it in your own words.
Play a game of Addition Money War with Xavier.
Play a game of Corners with Mommy.
Complete this worksheet adding tens and ones.
Draw the line(s) of symmetry for the following shapes.
Show the horizontal and vertical flips of this triangle on your geoboard. Where are the lines of symmetry?
Copy these sentences in your best hand. Then read it aloud to me.\
Recite a selection from this term in the following categories: hymn, folk song, poetry, Bible, Shakespeare.
Label the following on this map: California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Nevada, the Great Lakes.
Show me on our wall map the following countries: Canada, England, Mexico, the United States.
Sing "Jingle Bells" in Italian.
Say in Italian: The birds are in the tree. The lake is cold. I like the beach. On Sundays, I go to Mass.
Introduce yourself completely. Include name, age, your likes and dislikes, what kind of person you are, what you look like, what you're wearing, and more.
Recite the poem you memorized for Christmas. Illustrate it.
What was your favorite poem by AA Milne that we read this term, and why?
Tell me a fable of your choice from this term's reading, including its moral.
Tell me the story of The Glass Slipper or Aladdin?
Draw a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Describe it to me.
Tell me the story of the Elephant's Child, First Letter, or Armadillos.
Choose a picture from My Nature Friend to copy.
Make a rough color sketch of one of Corot's paintings. Describe it to me.
Play your latest recital song from memory.
Make a paper star.
And a Few Oral Answers
On the Founding of the Round Table
In a completely serious tone: Catherine Audiobook presents: The Founding of the Round Table. Once there was a founding of the round table. Arthur was very mad when he saw his people were fighting. The side that was up on the table got the best food and the side that was down got the worst food, and so everyone had a quarrel about who could sit at the top. They were all mixed of ages, so there couldn't have a youngest and oldest age. Even some of them were the same age but very close to being twins. (I was trying not to die of laughter here.) Merlin and Arthur were upstairs, so they didn't know about the quarrel being loud until everybody started rushing into the hall and pretending to cut off people's necks and running all over the place. Some even stood on the table. They were angry at the others for not letting them sit at the table. When Arthur heard this, he certainly rushed down the stairs and went in. Merlin went down too. Arthur didn't know what to do, so he asked Merlin and Merlin suggested they should buy a fair table, which was round and had no higher and lower so that there would be no fighting. The End.
On the Market Square Dog
There was a market square dog and there was a vet. The vet goes to a bunch of stores. The stores are very good and they sell stuff like cheese, bread, and those kind of things. The dog, when people tried to get him, just runs away to other shops. And even to one that sells scones and sausages. The market square dog goes to a lot of shops until he can't find any more to go to. Then a policeman comes up. The policeman goes to his station and brings the dog there. The vet asked what was wrong and the policeman said, "Nothing." The market square dog, when he is tired, goes to his cage with the policeman. He lives in a shop for someone to buy him, but people buy all the other dogs except him. The vet comes there one day and the market square dog is not there. The vet asked the policeman, "What has been? Has somebody bought him?" and the policeman says, "No, he's in prison." "But dogs can't be in there. Dogs are not allowed to go in those sort of places." This time the policeman was joking. He wanted to play a trick on the vet. He was that sort of man--playing tricks on people. The dog was inside the house with two girls petting him because the girls were always waiting for a dog. They were very glad the dog was there and the dog now had a place to live in. The dog had a white coat with big black splotches all over. (Wait, I forgot the part I like best--can I say it?) The vet's wife made some chocolate cake for them to go out. They were going to go to a little place to sit, but right then, a policeman comes up and says, "The dog has broken his leg and one eye is tight shut." When the vet hears this, he goes out to the car and brings him in. They put him on a sheet, and the vet's wife is his helper too--she is used to helping him. She does the eye. He stitches up the leg. She helps with the bruises. She thinks it sounds like they will still have a day out, and they wear their fancy clothes, and she takes out her fancy hat and the necklace he has never seen before. He takes off his jacket that she has never seen before. (Okay, now I am going to go back to the other part.) The girls put the dog on a pillow inside a basket so he can curl up inside the basket and get warm instead of being out in the freezing cold. But no one knows whose dog it is really, and the vet doesn't know even though he is a doctor. The End.
Cate is dramatic and imaginative, and part of our work this year has been to reign that in just a tad and have her focus on specific details in the reading rather than supplying her own. ;) But I love her spunky creativity and I know we will find a happy way for it to coexist with reality!
My main focus for her exams is to have fun. That means giving her lots of variety and letting her shine with what she liked best about this term as she learns to flex her narration muscles. She is only in Year 1, after all! But she takes her "work" seriously and I'm happy to have her join us at the exam table.
Xavier had a lot of fun pointing out to me favorite bits in his nature journal and drew a sweet illustration of the characters of Winnie-the-Pooh, his current favorite.