Sunday, July 2, 2017

Term 2 Week 10

Highlights of Last week.

  • VLC Assembly on Friday. We performed the first verse of last week's poem.  We did very well. Two more of our L2 children received ORCA awards.  
  • We have been working on self managing and working quietly in our classroom so as to be respectful to others.
  • Art- experimenting with weaving, crayon and paint.
  • We critiqued the Matariki stories we have been studying.  
  • Played an interesting relay game related to volume and filling up milk bottles with water, however it proved to be a better activity for understanding how to work collaboratively and fairly with others.

This Week

We are nearly at the end of our first term at school.  This week we will be finishing off the Anton program.  Some children will continue and catch up on the letters they missed with the rest starting handwriting in their books and continuing with sounds like fun.

In art we will experiment with collage and begin to put together our individual calendar art piece. 

Monday I will be released from teaching, with Ms Bridger teaching L2 while I do assessment.

Friday will be a whole school assembly before we break for the school holidays.

Please return your sold raffle tickets and send in your recipes for the PFA.

School reports will be sent home on Friday for those children in L2 who started in weeks 1 & 2 of this term.

Things you can do with your children over the holidays

  • Read to them and listen to them read.  Go to the library.  Whangaparaoa and Orewa libraries often have special events over the holidays for the children.  They have a great selection of readers at all levels and the children love the freedom of being able to choose a selection of books and to take them home.
  • We are lucky to have lots of free activities in our area. Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre is a good place to go to swim for free for children.  The small pool is often booked out in the morning with lessons, so check first. We are lucky to also have lots of beaches and parks to choose from.
  • Motat was always a favourite in our family. Fairly low cost especially if you join for the year and always interesting activities each school holidays.
  • Play board and card games that involve matching and counting.  Play eye spy colours, numbers and letter sounds. Identify letter sounds at the beginning end and middle of words.
  • Let them help with chores and preparing meals.
Most importantly, if you can, spend time together over the holidays.

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