Teacher: Rose Powley / Gaynor Lincoln
Class Blog: http://www.mightymiro.blogspot.com
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Dear Parents and Caregivers,
A warm welcome back to everyone after our 2 week July school holiday.
Mr Powley and I drove back through the Desert Road last Friday and Mt Ruapēhu looked stunning - snowcapped in brilliant white!
Thank you so much Miss Lincoln for all your wonderful planning and teaching in Term 2 whilst I was ‘in the office’. I’m looking forward to being back and sharing in Mighty Miro’s learning and teaching with you. This term Mrs Powley will be teaching Monday to Wednesday, and Miss Lincoln will teach Thursday and Friday.
Our Cornerstone Value is this term is CONSIDERATION:
Willingness to be kind and thoughtful, and to consider the interests of others before yourself. This means thinking of others.
As well as being proactive with this at school, in the playground and at home, Mighty Miro will all be taking part in the Christmas Box Operation. A shoebox is filled with gifts and a child from one of the islands will receive, possibly the only presents they will ever receive in their lifetime.
Please see attached form for more information.
Our Key Competencies are: A Kaharoa Kid ‘Can Do’.
They take risks, participate and contribute.
They are ready, willing and able to give new things a go.
To achieve this, a Kaharoa Kid is an important contributor to Kaharoa School life. They have a sense of belonging and actively involve themselves in school, local and wider communities. They contribute to the quality and sustainability of social, physical and economic environments.
Being a Thinker Thinking and reflecting are very important skills and this continues to be an ongoing focus for the entire year.
Life Education: Yay! Harold and Bernie are back. Mighty Miro’s topic is ‘Happy and Healthy’. We have 2 sessions in Harold’s caravan.
Students will explore the ways in which we can contribute to our own health and wellbeing. These include:- Balanced Diet
- Basic Needs and Body Care
- Physical Development and Growth
- Physical Safety
Gosh, the standard of Homework Challenge Presentations have been fabulous! Thank you parents for supporting your child with these. There have been impressive powerpoint displays, actual experiments demonstrated, models made and explained and tastings as well! With 3 challenges now completed there is one due this term and the last one due in Term 4. Regular weekly homework will be given on Monday and is due back to school on Friday along with personalised spelling lists. Children will need to return their readers to school each day to get a new one. If for some reason your child hasn’t read with a teacher that day, they will take home an independent reader one or two levels below the level where they would normally read with the teacher.
Science Being ‘Can Do’ Mighty Miro kids we will be experimenting with some ‘everyday’ substances to see what may (or may not) happen. We will ‘wonder’ about the possibilities and ‘why’ some substances connect and work together and why some do not.
Students will be learning about multiplication strategies with Mrs Powley and about time (digital and analogue) and money with Miss Lincoln.
We will be practising our gymnastics skills - developing further what we have learnt in previous years. We have some children in Mighty Miro who are regular gymnasts so they will be able to help us all with the correct techniques to use.
Electives For some of our Mighty Miro children this will be the first year they participate in Electives. These will be on Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:30pm in Weeks 1,3,5 & 7. An exciting time to learn a new skill or craft or develop further an interest in a particular area.
Art Week -Week 9-17-21 September
We will be creating Robots - all clean cardboard, bottle tops, metal and plastic, nuts and bolts, washers and screws, see through plastic bottles, drink cans, metal cans (e.g. peaches etc required please. We would love some parent help during Week 9 as construction will require tools and supervision.We’ll need drills, pliers, glue guns, blades. We will send out a help sheet closer to the time but the materials can be collected now and sent along throughout the term. Thank you!
Mighty Miro Detectives
Our ‘Detective’ theme continues. Wondering, thinking, analysing, problem-solving are all part of a normal detective’s everyday life. This is also part of your child’s everyday school life in all curriculum areas.
We are looking forward to meeting with you all in our Parent/Teacher Interviews in Week 2 to discuss your child’s progress and moving forward throughout the rest of the year.
Gaynor Lincoln & Rose Powley
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
|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|