Sunday, 28 February 2016

week 5 term 1 2016

Week 5 term 1 2016

letter g

Decorate your feet on Thursday for Movin March
Ride walk  bike or scooter to school and go in the draw for a new bike and helmet by gathering signatures on your passport.

Sunsmart...please ensure we keep thinking about sun safety and 5 plus a day in lunch boxes with nude food. Mediators will be looking this week at our lunch box contents for spot whanau points.

Our class whakatauki

Kia rere au ki nga rangi tuhaha kia tau atu au ki toku taumata- Let me soar to the heavens so I may reach my potential.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Week 4 term 1 2016

week 4
news of the day...maybe your children have told you I am having some hip surgery....they are right! I am going for surgery 17 March and will be away for the rest of the term. My cover while away is the BEST! Rose Graham will take on Friday and Monday while Sue Hall will take Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.Sue is a very experienced junior teacher and the children will most certainly enjoy her company.I will return in term 2. If you have any concerns please be in touch.

Swimming sports are on Thursday this week....we will go down in classes at around 12 midday and have our swim from 12.30. 

Sausages and juicies will be available on the day ...$2 for a sausage and $1 for  a juicy. The money and orders can be taken on the day in the classroom.

pick up today ....monday is from room 16.

Letter d This week!

Road to the apartment

apartment and garage

How many sticks to make my name?

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Week 3 term 1 2016

Week 3

letter a for amelia ant!
Number trains with Jordan

Welcome Riley.......

Stella matching her train to a number story

Our new starter from week 2 Riley....welcome

On Wednesday night at 7 pm the Discoverers syndicate are meeting with the parents in the staffroom and then in the classroom for parent information.
Please feel welcome to come along and find out about our syndicate and classrooms.

Just a note for parents and caregivers .....pick up time is 3pm and children will only be released to parents caregivers or siblings. I hope this is ok for you and if not ...please let me know an arrangement that will work for you and for the safety of our children.


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Week 2 term 1 2016

Week 2 term 1 2016

We have a DISCOVERER'S PICNIC on WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY at 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at school.This is an opportunity to meet each other and your teachers with  an informal evening picnic. Bring your family and enjoy. 

Welcome to Eli,Cameron and have had a super first week at school.
2016 Room 15
welcome everyone

Our Three new boys in room 15
Aidan   Eli    Cameron

Supporting Children with Reading at Home

  • Choose a comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted.  Sit beside your child so you can both see the text.
  • Regular 15 minute sessions, 4 to 5 times a week would be ideal.
                   The Golden Rule …….  Reading should be enjoyable

How to Begin
  • Talk about the title of the book and look at the pictures.
  • Predict what the story will be about.

  • When your child stops at a difficult word wait, for 5 seconds, for them to have an attempt at the word by themselves.  It is important that they use their own strategies to try to work out the word.
  • Encourage your child to go back and try the word again.

If your child is having difficulty…wait and then prompt
Choose from one of the following:
1. Try that again.
2. “Does that make sense?”  OR
3. “Does it look right? - matching sounds to letters or chunks of words OR
4. “Can you say it that way?”
5. “Let’s work it out together” - sounding out the word

Tell your child the word if it is getting too difficult.

Praise the Reading  Children need encouragement
  • Praise when the child is partly right
e.g “Good you’ve had a go at those sounds—it’s a tricky word.”
  • Praise when the child gets a word right after prompting  
e.g. “Well done, you worked it out by yourself.”
  • Praise for self-correction
e.g. “That’s great how you fixed up your own mistake without any help.”
At the end of the story spend a few minutes discussing the story.  You can see how well your child has understood the main ideas.

Thank you and if there’s any problem please see me.
Kind regards

Wendy Pearson