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