Hi Team 3 Parents,
This week we will be using the brainstorm form last weeks homework to write and publish reports. We will present these as brochures that you will get to see at Student Led Conferencing at the end of this term. Thank you for your help with this, the research can be a challenging aspect... and it is good practice for brainstorming for speeches next term.
Chapter book challenge is progressing well and the sticker chart is starting to fill up. Just a wee reminder that I expect students to be able to summarise their book to me showing that they understand it. It is our job as teachers/parents to support students choices of a chapter books and help them to find topics of interest and books appropriate for their reading age. I have a few chapter books at school that are tailored to a reading age of 6- 8 years if finding the right books is a challenge.
This week we are moving into multiplication/division learning in maths. Thee is a wide range of understanding in this area so the homework may be easy or tricky... it is catered to Year 3 and as I've mentioned before, any extra teaching explaining is extremely beneficial.
I used my release time last week to do some 8 year assessments. Look out for postcards in the mail this week. Mrs Colvin read a lovely book about why we are unique and the children created a piece of art and a statement about what makes them unique. Call into class and read what your child has written, they are very cute.
The gymnastics Festival was a huge success last week. The standard of performances... as well as behavior was outstanding and I am very proud of the way we were able to manage ourselves... great representation for Makauri School.
I am attending the third Incredible Years course this Friday. Mrs Mc PHail will be teaching.
See you all this week
Hi Team 3,I hope you have had a great sunny weekend. Lots of winter sports started this weekend which always makes for a busy weekend for all those involved.
Last week I sent out the notice about the Gymnastic festival, practices of the routines for this are going well and we are looking forward to participating next Wednesday 13th May. Please remember to bring the $2.00 fee into class asap, and start thinking about the black shorts/leggings required for the day.
Just a reminder that I will be away on a Enviroschool/Science Fair workshop this Wednesday and Mrs McPhail will be teaching in Room 3.
See you tomorrow,
Good evening Team 3 parents,
I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend and managed to spend some time giving thought to the ANZAC soldiers who were so courageous 100 years ago.
This week we continue to learn about ANZAC dayand WW1 and will begin to do some report writing. We will be returning the class to 2015 though, living at school in 1915 was a fun experience but I feel we need to return to normality now.
It was great to see such enthusiasm last week for the chapter book challenge. I had some children inform me that they had finished their chapter book already (on the 2nd and 3rd day), I have had to re-emphasise the need for the chapter book to stretch our reading skills and the guideline is that a book should take 1 - 2 weeks to read. This is a fair guideline that ensures there is enough of a challenge for every child and caters for the range of different reading abilities. Please help to emphasise this at home.
Please note a few date changes that are different to my beginning of term email.
Room 3 assembly will now be Week 8 on Friday 12th June.
Student Led conferencing will be Week 10 on Wednesday 24th June
Parnet Interviews will be week 11 on Tuesday 30th of june, and will be one day only starting at 12pm.
I will be sending home a notice about the Gymnastics Festival so look out for this in the bookbags.
Welcome back! I am so fortunate to have some of my students back this year and to welcome our new students from Room 4.