Monday, 5 September 2016

Learning Journeys. Calendar Art.

 Learning Journeys

On Monday the 12th of September the Pre-primary classes will be having their Learning Journey sessions.  This is a time when parents can visit the classrooms and participate in activities with their children that are representative of the types of learning experiences that their children are involved in during daily routines.  This time is especially beneficial for parents who cannot normally attend Gathering Time and Classroom Parent Help rosters.  (So send dad if he hasn’t been into the classroom yet).
We ask you to select one of two time slots available by entering your name on the table displayed inside the classroom on the Parent Information board.  This is a ‘first in first served’ situation as we wish to keep the groups even in numbers.
The time slots will be;
3.30pm – 4.00pm.
4.00pm – 4.30pm.
At the completion of the Learning Journey session you will be asked to fill in a Two Stars and a Wish sheet which will provide your child with feedback about how you are feeling about their learning. Two positive comments and one constructive one.
It is expected that all children and a family representative will attend this session.

Calendar Art

Your child's calendar art is on display in the green folder next to the fruit bowl. Please view the art.  If you wish to purchase the calendar or have cards made then please put your order form into the folder with your child's art work.  Include the correct payment.  Forms were sent home a couple of weeks ago. If you have lost yours then please see the lovely ladies in the office. 

Olden Days. 

This week for news the children will be telling us about things that mum and dad did or had when they were little. (Toys, lollies, clothing, etc.)
Next week we will have an Olden Days day. A note will go home shortly but just to prep you.... Your child will have to dress up in olden days clothes.  This can be from any era. 
If you have any interesting things from the olden days then please send them in for us to view and discuss. Today we looked at pictures of transport, clothing and towns from 100 years ago.  It was really interesting  and provoked some great discussions.   Recyclops is visiting our classroom.  Have a look at him.  He is made of many 'Olden Days" things (that really aren't so old I am sure..because I have used them all!). 
I will need 4 parent helpers for the morning... next Wednesday the 14th of September.  Please let me know if you can help. 

Thanks again. 
Julie Birch 

Here are some photos of us at work and play...

Olympic Games.               Archery


                                         Obstacle course.
                                        Sand castle building competition.


 Mathematics.  Learning about addition number sentences.

 Playing addition games.

 Wild life report.