Teacher: Kathy Snodgrass
Class Blog: http://kaurikidsofkaharoa.blogspot.co.nz/
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During these sessions, run alongside the classroom programme in Room Kauri, children become familiar with the school environment, classroom routines and etiquette, as well as meet other children who will be in the same classroom as them.
While children are involved with the teacher, our Principal, Mr Moyle will discuss with parents various aspects as set out below. This is an opportunity for parents to be fully informed of the school’s expectations, current education philosophies and to ask questions.
Children also have two class visits prior to starting school from 8.50– 12.20am. The children will become involved in the morning class programme, please bring morning tea. You will be welcome to stay with your child, or leave them depending on your preference.
The 2018 Kaharoa School class stationery lists for 2018 are available http://www.myschool.co.nz online and in store.
Parents are able to order online (www.myschool.co.nz) with OfficeMax or pop into their store on Fenton Street as they have our school class lists available. Mention Kaharoa School at the store so our school can earn rewards for every order through OfficeMax. Order online and they deliver to your door.
Welcome to Term 3!
Hope you all had a great break and are fresh and ready to go.
I would like to welcome Bronson, Ryan and their families to the Room Kauri family. We are looking forward to getting to know each other - if you have any questions please ask! We also welcome back Mr Warwick Moyle from his sabbatical leave - he will have lots of exciting things to share I am sure
This term the Key Competency we will focus on is being a Can Do kid. This means being motivated, a risk taker and enterprising in their learning. Our Cornerstone value is Consideration (Whai Whakaarotanga) This means showing a willingness to be kind, thoughtful and consider the interest of others before self ‘ - in other words Thinking of others.
For our topic this term, we will be looking at Minibeasts, Bumble bees and the life cycle of a chicken later in the term, as well as following interests and urges of our tamariki .
We will also be welcoming Harold the Giraffe and Bernie in the Life Education team during the first two weeks of the term. We will be learning about friendships and relationships in the cool caravan!
We will also be learning gymnastic skills using the amazing equipment we have here at Kaharoa. Lots of fun and learning going on!!!!
We will have another busy term!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE TERM
Week 1: Life Education
Week 2: Parent interviews - book online, I would love to see you all
Week 3: School Photos Monday
Week 5: Whanau Hui - Learning through Play - all welcome and encouraged to attend. This will be talking about why we are moving into this philosophy and what it looks like in the classroom.
Week 8: Market day (Senior students homework challenge) - children can bring some money to purchase items (proceeds to charity)
Week 9: Art week - children creating special pieces for next week’s exhibition.
Week 10: Art exhibition - for all friends and whanau to come and view.
From week 6 we will also be welcoming Denver who is a student from Western Heights High school. She is part of the Gateway programme and was a former student at Kaharoa. She will be working with children under my guidance and supervision.
I am looking forward to another wonderful term with our wonderful little people.
Suggestions to Help Increase Understanding
· Give your child time to work out words (5 seconds or more is reasonable)
· After 10 seconds ENCOURAGE your child to use the following strategies when they come across an unknown word:
Correcting Mistakes Your Child Makes
· If the mistake makes sense, as in a misreading of house for home, let your child continue to the end of the sentence. Then go back and ask, ”What word is this?”
· If the mistake does not make sense, lead your child to correct the mistake by allowing time to self correct
· Reread what your child has said and ask’ “Does it make sense?”
· Finally, if the meaning is still not clear, look at the word and find familiar sounds such as ’s’ at the beginning and ’ing’ at the end.
What to Read?
One way of getting your child to understand what they are reading or listening to is to get your child to ask questions.
When you are involved with reading with your child try the following:
Blends and Contractions
As conventions of print come up in your child’s reading, refer to them and ask your child about them.
Contractions - eg: don’t-do not can’t-can not etc
Consonant blends - eg: dr, cl, pr etc
Word endings - eg: s, ed, ing, er etc
Compound words - eg: today (to day), something, etc
As your child progresses the following strategies can be used:
Pause: The First P
The first thing to do after a child makes a mistake is to refrain from doing anything, pause.
This means :
This allows time for your child to do his/her own thinking. Being able to problem solve is an important part of reading.
Prompt: The Second P
If a word is not attempted, go looking for more clues.
- “Read on”
-”Try that again”
-”Go back to the beginning
If a word does not make sense, give a meaning prompt. Ask a question about the meaning
If the word makes sense but is incorrect, give a visual or sound prompt. Direct attention to what the word looks or sounds like
Praise: The Third P
Praise can and should be given for:
-Prompted self corrections
Give time to work the word out.
If unable to work it out try some of the following:
Junior learning sites
|18-08||Final Junior Hockey Games|
|21-08||WHHS Year 8 Orientation Day|
|21-08||Rm Kowhai Redwoods Treewalk Trip|
|22-08||Play-Based Learning & Te Reo Hui|
|22-08||WHHS Open Night for Year 8s|
|23-08||Chess Power Tournament|
|24-08||Final Intermediate Hockey Games|
|27-08||Mobile Library Service|
|27-08||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|29-08||Teacher's Only Day - No School|
|29-08||Rotorua Girls Open Day|
|30-08||Rotorua Boys High School Open Day|
|31-08||MIGS Intermediate Gymnastics Competition|
|03-09||Immunisation - Y8 HPV 2|
|06-09||Matai Class Trip|
|09-09||Aims Games 2018|
|10-09||Mobile Library Service|
|10-09||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|11-09||Homework Challenge Market Day|
|19-09||Final Basketball Game Tonight|
|20-09||More FM Spelling Bee|
|21-09||Primary Gymnastics Competition|
|24-09||Mobile Library Service|
|24-09||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|25-09||CBOP Winter Sports Field Day|
|28-09||Celebrate Red Nose Day|
|28-09||Term 3 Ends|
|28-09||Friday Assembly - Winter Sports Prizegiving|
|15-10||Term 4 Starts|
|16-10||Lamb,Chicken & Kid Day|
|22-10||Labour Day - No School Today|
|09-11||Kaharoa School Athletics Day|
|14-11||Rotorua Boys High School Orientation Day|
|14-11||RGHS Orientation Day - Enrolled Students Only|