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.
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Welcome to Term 2
Welcome back after term break! I hope you are all refreshed and ready to go. A special welcome to Charlotte and Oliver who started with us this term, after moving with their families to the area.
Twas a rough start with our junior school hit with a terrible bug - keep vigilant with the hand washing! If your child complains of feeling ill, please keep them home. If they are unwell, please keep them home for 48 hours after the last symptoms. This is the best way to keep it from spreading. Thank you
Our school day will usually flow as I have set below - sometimes this will change with visiting artists and other things that pop up.
When the children are not working with me during guided reading, writing and mathematics time, they will be engaged in Learning through play.
This term I will be basing our topic work around urges and interests I noticed last term. This week will start with Rockets and flowing into space and planets. We will also look a magnets later in the term.
This terms “Key Competency” focus from the NZ curriculum is Communicator COMMUNICATOR Give and receive. A Kaharoa Learner can confidently and clearly communicate, interpret and respond to messages. Literate, numerate and an effective listener.
The Kaharoa School Cornerstone Value is Honesty and Truthfulness Willingness not to steal, cheat, lie or be unfair. It means telling the truth
On Monday mornings we are part of the Go for it programme with Steph who teaches us a variety of motorskills through games. We are also going to be training for our school cross country / fun run which takes place on June 19th in the afternoon.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Week 2 - Thursday 10th May - Junior school mothers day stall
Week 4 - Tuesday 22nd May - Book night at school
JUNE 19TH 1:20 JUNIOR SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
There will be other events that I will keep you informed of, or Mrs Vosse in the office will let you know via email.
Term 2 is usually a busy term and I am sure it will fly by!
I am looking forward to another wonderful year working with my most favourite age group!
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
|23-06||KKT Work Day|
|23-06||KCA Family Fun Games Night|
|26-06||BOP Inter-School Cross Country|
|26-06||Kowhai Trout Hatchery Trip|
|28-06||Teacher's Paid Union Meeting|
|02-07||Mobile Library Service|
|02-07||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|06-07||School Reports Due Home|
|06-07||Term 2 Ends|
|23-07||Life Education Trust 23 - 30 July|
|23-07||Term 3 Starts|
|31-07||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|01-08||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|06-08||PhotoLife School Photos|
|07-08||Rotorua Lakes High School Orientation Day|
|09-08||Rotorua Lakes High School Open Evening|
|11-08||Final Games for Netball Today|
|14-08||Red Riding Robyn Hood|
|15-08||Junior Tough Guy & Gal Challenge|
|20-08||WHHS Year 8 Orientation Day|
|11-09||Homework Challenge Market Day|
|11-09||Immunisation - Y8 HPV 2|
|PTA BBQ Helpers & Bakers Needed||1 hour|
|PTA BBQ Helpers & Bakers Needed||1 hour|
|1/2 Round or 1/4 Round Posts to Donate||1 hour|
|Parking Volunteers Wanted||1 hour, 2 hours|
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