Book Week Dressups

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Hi Families when talking with the class yesterday many told me that they wanted to dress up so if your child wants to dress up as their favourite book character and bring that book that’s fine.  – they can be dressed up all day – no need to be getting changed.

We will still as a class be FINDING A BOOK IN THE LIBRARY about ANIMALS and making a mask to go with it.

Your child can choose if they want to dress up or just wear a mask for our BOOK WEEK PARADE at our Friday assembly.

Thanks Leanne and Di

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Responsibility Week

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Wow its Week 5 again – so its Responsibility week!  Say goodbye at the door.  🙂

Week 6 is Book week and all you need to do is help your child find their favourite book with an Australian theme to bring along.  We will be making Australian Animal masks to wear for the parade.  This will be at our Friday assembly  (2nd of September Friday Week 6).  See school newsletter for more information.

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A Very Busy Start to Term 3

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rio-2016-olympic-logo-vector-graphic-22013Hi every one and a big welcome back to term 3.

There is so much happening this term and it all begins this weekend.   Please make sure you keep checking Skool Bag app with all the details of school events.

First up is The Almond Blossom Parade is on this Sunday. There is a RIO theme and if your child would like to participate, check the details in the school newsletter.

WEEK 2 is Interview week – appointments are available booked through Skool Bag App please note that on Tuesday Mrs Bradley will be taking the class so that I have all day free to meet with families.  If you choose a Tuesday time please meet me in the wet area and come in via the back door – near the Library

Also on Tuesday 2nd our class will be performing with Mrs Grahams class in the Gym for Almond Blossom lunches.  We will be singing Hickory Dickory Dock – with a twist and we are on at 12.20.  Can your child please wear their sports day teeshirt on this day as we are hoping to have the Olympic colours.

Week 3 we will be concentrating on our big zoo/sleepover excursion.    We will send home reminder notes of what to bring next week.  We know there are some ‘nervous nellies’ out there but please, we are encouraging all children to be brave and to give it a go. Be assured if your child is upset, we will ring – we don’t want negative experiences because  this is all about being able to have a new experience in a very safe way.  You never know what you can do if you don’t give it a go!

Our class RESPONSIBILITY WEEK is again in week 5.     We did this last term and it was a great success with students showing us that they can be very independent and capable class members!

Week 6  is Book Week.  We have a book fair running all week and Friday that week will be our our Book Week Assembly.   The theme for Book week is ” Reading across Australia ” more information abut dressing up for the book week parade later.

Week 8 the Wednesday the 9th September is a School Closure day for the Show

This term’s literacy focus will be, as always, reading, reading, reading and writing our amazing books , singing, dancing and exploring our world through playing.

In maths Mrs Bradley continues to focus is on Number work. counting, recognising and writing numbers up to 10 including combinations, subitising and problem solving. We will also be focusing on days of the week, months of the year and seasons.  Mrs Crockford will be focusing on collecting data and statistics

We continue our Child Protection Curriculum focusing on part 3 ‘recognising and reporting abuse’. This includes body awareness, personal space, naming our body parts with correct terms and recognising safe and unsafe situations and good/bad secrets.

Science, Mrs Bradley will be helping us look at ‘what things are made of’ – the chemical sciences.

Well busy busy busy, so if you have any questions shoot us an email.

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Responsibility Week

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kindergarten-dayOne of Willunga’s school values is Responsibility and we all work every day to develop this skill.  One of the ways we do this at school is by giving our students the responsibility of the morning jobs.  Up until now we have all been helping them with reminders and occasionally doing it for them but now we need to see how much has really been learnt.

We hear/see and often find ourselves in these situations……..

You need to put your reading folder in the right place.   NO you do it

I can’t find my school bag.  Where did you put it?  I didn’t put it any where Mummy put it somewhere!

I haven’t got any lunch. Have you checked your tray? Yes.  Your school bag?  Yes. Do you have a lunch order?  No. – When the canteen orders arrive there it is!

I left my library book/reading bag at home.  Did you put it in your bag?  No, Mummy didn’t do it

We ask students to change their books then get notes saying they have had the same book for a week.

At the end of the day we are amazed to see all the students walk out the class with their bags on their back only to see then throw their bag at their poor parents who then walk away with 3 or 4 school bags.

SO NOW IT IS TIME TO TAKE A BIG STEP BACK.

So every week 5 in terms 2, 3 and 4 I ask all family members to say goodbye outside the class room door to leave and to let your child come in to do their jobs responsibly.

I will be at the door if you need to give us information or if your child is apprehensive.  Please don’t prompt from the door way as it defeats the purpose.  If you arrive late still say goodbye to your child at the door.

I don’t do reading in Week 5 because young children don’t understand why some parents can come in but their parents can’t.

I have been talking about this a lot in class over the past few days to get them ready and it would be great if you could over the weekend too.

Some parents find this week very difficult they believe that their child is too young to be able to do these jobs independently but just look at a child who goes to OSHC in the morning, they come in and do all their jobs with no problems, they ask if they are not sure – a very commendable skill.  I will of course be there to support and guide.

I have been having responsibility weeks now for a few years and it always proves to be a very insightful week!

Thankyou for your support and have a great weekend.  Leanne

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