Welcome to Term 2, 2019 in 1/2F, 1/2K and 1/2M!
Term 2 has well and truly started and all our students have settled in after the holidays.
Our reading program is well established now with whole class sessions addressing comprehension and daily small group targeted sessions with a teacher. Your students will all now have their own goal they are working on and will be talking about improving their Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency or Expanding their vocabulary (CAFÉ).
Our students have started planning and thinking through their ideas in their Writer’s Notebook which is a new addition to the 1/ 2 area this year. They are developing their ideas in their writing book and we are beginning to see more published pieces being completed and placed in their Writer’s Gift. We are working on adding more detail, writing in sequence and using full stops and capital letters correctly throughout our work.
Lots is happening in our classrooms with students spending a lesson a week on developing their skills in telling the time. Open Learning has begun and all students are aware of what they need to work on. There is a range of activities being used as a part of our lessons, included games, hands on materials, digital technology and real life problem solving. Be sure to ask your students what they are learning at the moment.
This term, Inquiry has a Biological Science focus and we are learning about Minibeasts. Each student has received their own pet, a mealworm, and are eager to investigate and record the changes that take place as it grows. We are also busy planning our excursion to the Melbourne Zoo which we are all looking forward to at the end of May.
SeeSawBe sure to keep an eye on all of the wonderful work and learning our students are doing in the SeeSaw app. If you are yet to sign in to this app or require assistance, please see your child’s classroom teacher. If there are any issues, they will be more than happy to assist. All students have accumulated quite a collection of their work and learning in their journals. SeeSaw gives you an opportunity to not only read teacher feedback to your students but to also leave feedback for your own child to read.
Our students are constantly learning new skills in these sessions and are working hard to develop their confidence in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint in our weekly laptop sessions. Skills such as changing the style, size and colour of font are a part of each lesson as is inserting and manipulating shapes and objects. Be sure to have a look in your students Digi Tech folder next time you are in their class to see all that they have accomplished so far.
PE (runners needed)
Art (Smock needed)
As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher.
Mrs Feher, Mrs Wendt, Ms Forster & Mr Mason