Tuesday, 14 August 2018
By now it is expected that you have all established a regular home reading routine. That is your child is swapping their book twice a week and that you and your child are reading each book twice. So each day for four days of the week you will be sitting with your child and reading.
When reading you follow these steps.
1. Look at the cover. Discuss. Identify the title and read.
2. Predict the content of the book.
3. Open the book and 'read' the pictures. What is happening on this page.
4. Read the text. Assist your child if need be.
5. Repeat for each page.
6 Read the whole book.
7. Discuss what the book was about. What happened in the beginning, in the middle and the end.
8. Was there something that happened in the book that the words didn't say but you knew because of the pictures? Or because the words made you think that... (Inferred Information).
Home reading can be a patience game for parents but it is really important.
Please click the link below to view a video from PLD featuring Diana Rigg explaining the importance of repeated reading.
PLD The Importance of Repeated Reading.
Last term we, Mrs Leahy and myself, offered to host a Parent Information Evening on home reading. We had no takers.
Now that you have had a chance to experience the home reading process you may have questions.
If we get ten or more parents interested in attending we will host a night in the near future. Please indicate your interest on the list on the parent information table.
Please remind your child to write their name on the small white board when they are ready for testing. Remember they must be able to both read and write the word.
Monday, 13 August 2018
This week we have painted some Snugglepot and Cuddlepie dolls. I now need a mum or couple of mums with a sewing machine and some spare time to sew them up. Once this has been done I will need some mums to stuff the dolls and sew up the opening used to stuff them. Does this sound like you? Please let me know ASAP if you can help.
Monday, 6 August 2018
Talk for writing is part of our literacy program, benefits of this programme include the development of oral language and the identification of the sequence of a story. Students are learning a very 'Aussie' text There Was an Old Bloke who Swallowed a Chook by P Crumble and they have been practicing it each day, aloud, as a whole class complete with actions. One of our literacy activities were aimed to retell the story using diagrams and words, this is called a Story Map. Today we are sending home this completed Story Map activity. Please ask you child about the text and see if they can retell the story in order using their Story Map.
Sunday, 5 August 2018
PPB and PPL will be organising the cake stall. We ask that all parents bake single serve items to sell at the cake stall. Cup cakes, chocolate crackles, honey joys, pieces of slice and fruit sticks are always popular. Please remember that we are a NUT FRIENDLY school.
All baking will need to be delivered to the Wet Area by 9am on the morning of the 15th.
Will will require two parents to assist with set up and sales between 11am and 12 noon. Please let us know if you can help.
Our rosters have quite a few gaps. If you are able to help then please do so.
Thank you! Thank you! ... for the lovely birthday gift I received last Thursday. It was a great surprise and made me feel very loved! The cupcakes were extremely yummy and much appreciated! The children loved them too! I am a very lucky teacher. XX
Have a great week.
From Mrs Nottle.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Monday, 30 July 2018
Today an envelope containing a letter of instruction for the online reading programme 'Reading Eggs' and a log in card was sent home with your child.
Please read the letter. Most children have completed their placement test at school. However a few have not yet done this. If you are prompted to do a placement test then please allow your child to do this. Do not assist your child as it is important that they do this alone in order to ensure that the lessons presented to them in the future suit their learning needs. Once the placement test is completed the programme automatically places them at a lesson level.
It is important that your child can hear the prompts. If possible a pair of ear phones would be very beneficial.
Please do not assist your child in answering questions and completing tasks other than to give them operation input in regard to your computer or iPad.
Mrs Nottle has made a wonderful start to her full time teaching Prac. She is building a great rapport with the children and planning meticulously for her lessons. She has put a lot of thought into setting up engaging Learning Centres and the children are enjoying their learning with her.
This term the PMP roster can be found on the main Parent Help Roster. On the Thursdays there are the numbers 1 and 2 Please put your name by one of these numbers. A third person is always helpful. The time frame for PMP is Thursday 1.30pm - 3pm.
Dont forget to put your name on the general Parent Help Roster.
Mrs Nottle has placed a Parent Pride bag on the table near the Parent Communication book. If you are feeling proud about something you have seen your child do that is testament to the learning they have been doing then please write a note on a post it and put it on or in the brown paper bag.
Don't forget to send in any interesting items from the 'Olden Days' that you may have. The things that we have seen so far have started the most amazing conversations.
Tea Towel Fundraiser.