Teacher: Gaynor Lincoln / Rose Powley
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Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Term 2 is here. I guess we’re all hoping for better weather than we had at the end of the holidays. It will be a busy term and I hope a lot of fun. The term is 10 weeks long and finishes on 6 July.
I’ve been most impressed with the enthusiasm most of the children have for completing their homework and returning it by Friday. Well done Room Miro! Long may it continue.
This term our focus will be learning research skills. The topic of Endangered Animals will be the medium for learning these skills. It will be a steady process and by the end of the term each child will have produced a Google Slides presentation of their chosen animal.
Until Week 5 we will be learning to use basic skills involved in research. Around week 5 we will begin gathering information to put into our projects. There are many things to learn, including putting research in your own words.
Cornerstone Values and Key
Competencies: Our Cornerstone Value this term is Honestyand Truthfulness. Honesty and Truthfulness
(Hara Kore) – ‘Willingness not to steal, cheat, lie or be unfair. “This means telling the truth”.
Our Key Competency is COMMUNICATION. The key idea of our Endangered Animals Study is communicating, the situation and the needs for an animal’s survival.
In our writing this term we will be working on using vivid verbs and astounding adjectives to create pictures in a reader’s mind. Much of our writing will be about our research topics, but there will also be time for the children to write about their own choices of topic.
To start the term we will practise our addition and subtraction and multiplication strategies. We will add in some measurement as a basis for working out practical problems.
The annual senior school cross country for 8 year olds and over will take place from 9am or Cross Country for under 8 year olds will be 1.30 - 2.30pm.
Mundy The Monkey
We will continue to have the weekly draw to take Mundy the Monkey home.
We’ll have to get our skates on to get through all this. If you need to see me at any time, just let me know and we can arrange a time that suits us both.
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:
The Maths Buddy website is a way to reinforce the concepts that we cover in class. Your child should already have a user’s account. http://www.mathsbuddy.co.nz
For the younger members of our class, Study ladder is also a great resource, covering maths, reading and spelling. http://www.studyladder.co.nz
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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