Here we go again!

🌞Here we go again folk, term four is shaping up to be yet another very busy term. I hope your child is well rested for a term full of fun and learning.

School resumes on Monday as will show and tell. The topic this week is holiday news, I’m looking forward to finding out what everyone has been up to over the last two weeks. Sharing again this term will be on week 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. You will receive the topic via seesaw for upcoming weeks, please take note that sometimes the day your child will need to be organised may change depending on the topic, other events and the format of sharing on any given week. You will be notified in the seesaw post if this is the case.

Here are a few reminders to get the term underway.

🌞 Please remind your child to organise his/her sight words on Monday morning.

🌞 Please remind your child  to bring his/her hat. Hats must be worn again this term at recess an lunch, for PE, and OSHC  outdoor activities.

🌞 As posted last term, it is looking good for our excursion into the city. You will receive relevant  information in the coming weeks.

🌞 Our library day is Thursday.

🌞 Hope you have been able to collect tin cans.

🌞 A heads up, we are presenting our next assembly in week 4. Yes, that’s the Friday after our excursion.

🌞 Staff will begin class placements early this term in readiness for 2019 classes. If you have not given me any information in writing that you feel I need to know, please do so in the next couple of days.

🌞 Kindy transition will begin this term. This means our class will need to be relocated to cater for visitors, of course I will let you know all the details of how this affects your child in good time.

🌞 Please remind your child not to bring toys to school, there were a few issues in the yard last term.

Hope you enjoy the sunshine.

 

End of term news.

Wow what a super busy term we have all had. The children are very tired and will be in need of a well earned rest come Friday afternoon.

Here is some information to help families be organised for the last week.

  • Please read the seesaw post regarding our sharing topic for the coming week. We will be focusing on this topic throughout the week, with lots of oral language and writing. Please help your child to be organised for Monday.
  • We will be supporting Karen’s year one class on Friday at Assembly. We will be presenting our Bollywood Dance. As this is a whole school assembly it will begin at 12:15. All welcome, however, if you are planning on attending please be punctual to ensure a seat. If your child doesn’t have a scarf for the dance, please send one as soon as possible.
  • Please return all Library books on Thursday. There will be no borrowing over the holiday period.
  • I will collect readers at the end of the week for the holiday period.
  • Over the coming week and holidays we are asking parents to collect tins again. This time we would like clean 400 ml or 400gm tins that have had their labels removed. Again we will need 46 tins, so if you have more than one that would help us out. We will need these tins for a project early next term. So I hope you enjoy tinned tomatoes, red kidney beans, chick peas or some baked beans, some coconut milk is sold in 400ml tins. We hope you can help us out so that all children can participate.

Lots of important stuff here!

This will be a rather long post with lost of information about upcoming events.  Hope you can sit back with a cuppa and read it to the end.

Firstly, thanks to those people who came along to watch our first Assembly. I know the children really appreciated it. I’m sure you will agree with me when I say they all did a great job. Of course I’m very proud of everyone!

News of our next presentation!!!

😊 We will be supporting Karen’s year one Assembly in week ten of this term. We will be performing our Bollywood Dance. In readiness for our performance we are in need of lots of scarves. As it is a Bollywood Dance, each child will need a scarf or even a piece of material in bright colours or with sequences or some sparkle on it, keeping in line with our Bollywood theme. You can start sending scarves along as soon as possible. Please remember to name it.

Please refer to Seesaw for our Show and Tell topic for the coming week.

Sports Day is fast approaching. For parents who are new to the school, here is a brief outline.

😊  The day will begin with a whole school health hustle.

😊 We will be outside all day.

😊 We will participate in a variety of activities such as hurdles, long jump, relays etc. in our class group. We will participate in “Come and Try” activities and “Life be in it” activities.

😊 Whole school team relays will be run later in the day. Each year level will compete. Children will sit with their team for the duration of the relays and for the presentations at the end of the day.

😊 Children will be dismissed from the classroom at the end of the day as normal.

😊 Your child should know their team colour. Children are asked to wear a plain Tshirt in their colour, school shorts and school hats, sneakers and sun cream on the day.

😊 A program will be available on the day.

😊 Parents are welcome to attend.

More information will be available in the school newsletter or on this blog in the coming week.

⭐️⭐️ Student Led Conferences are also fast approaching. Be on the lookout for further information. ⭐️⭐️

 

 

 

 

Book Week News.

What a great week we all had celebrating Book Week. Phil Cummings was an amazing presenter and the children were captivated by his storytelling, come to think of it so were the adults.

He talked about how every story needs to be added to or  changed in some way before it is published into the books that we purchase. He shared his original drafts with us which he always writes by hand, usually on any bit of paper that is available at the time when an idea pops into his head.

Many children also enjoyed visiting the Library at lunch time for Treasure Hunts and activities. Well done to our fabulous Library staff who made the Library look like a treasure trove.

The children also enjoyed the interactive Book Week incursion.

The Book Week Parade was a great success, it was nice to see so many parents attending.

DON’T FORGET…..

There is no Show and Tell topic this week.

Room 01 and 02 are  presenting the Junior Primary Assembly in the Hall this Friday morning.

All are welcome to attend.

Start time is 11:10.

We now have enough Milo tins thank you.

Please return your Sports Day lunch orders to the classroom before the due date. Late orders will not be accepted by the canteen.

 

End of week 4.

Here we go again folks…..we have another busy week ahead of us!

This week is Book Week. There are lots of exciting things planned to help us all enjoy the celebrations.

 

😊 On Monday, the author Phil Cummings will be speaking to the children in our class about his books. Phil has written lots of great books and has won many awards for his work.

😊 On Thursday we will be seeing a performance in the Hall. If you have not returned your permission slip, please do so as soon as possible.

😊 The Library will host a variety of activities for children at lunchtime during Bookweek. The first 50 children to arrive each day will be admitted.

😊 Children can come to school on Friday dressed as their favourite book character.  Children can wear their costume all day if  they are able to move around safely, participate in learning activities and of course toilet themselves with no assistance. We do not expect parents to go to any expense when organising costumes.

The parade begins at 10:20am on Friday on the netball court.  If the weather is inclement, a decision will be made earlier on Friday morning whether or not we need to relocate to the hall.  

Other news for the week:

😊 We now have plenty of tins. Thank you so much to the people who have been able to donate them. If you have some spare time and could stay behind one morning and take labels off of the tins and make sure that they are all clean inside, we would really appreciate it.

😊 Show and Tell returns this week. Please remind your child to be organised and to bring their poster on their sharing day. Posters will remain at school afterwards.

 

 

Week 3 News.

Hopefully, our Sharing topic for Week 5 made it home with your child on Friday. Please help your child to prepare the new poster.

Thank you, Mrs. Hedger, for holding the fort in my absence. I know that she has done a great job keeping up with the learning that was planned for the week and following our routines.

This coming week is photo week. Our class is scheduled for photographs on Tuesday morning just after 9;30. Here are the instructions that I have received from the photographers and from school Leadership.

  •  Students are to be in the school uniform.
  • Hair does not need to be tied up on photo day.
  • School jackets and jumpers are to be removed for photos.
  • Students need to have their own envelope with them on the day. Although payment can be made online and money can be included in a sibling’s envelope, each child should still have their own envelope to hand to the photographer.
  • Family photographs will be done after lunch for those who have chosen this option.

 

Week two gossip.

What a great week we’ve had in 02. There have been lots of fun activities and lots of learning.

 

Everyone enjoyed the Disco and Nature Play was lovely yet again. We were so pleased to have rain on Friday. While there were a few puddles in the Garden throughout the week, we all got in the creek and had a lovely time jumping and splashing about. Thanks to the parents who remembered to pack a change of clothes for their children.

We are rostered to use the Nature Garden later in the term.

The coming week is going to be just as busy as the last week.

We have been working hard to learn and use a variety of digraphs this week. What is a digraph? A digraph is a combination of two letters representing one sound, as in sh, th and ch.

 

Did you know that we also talk about how to pronounce the sounds that we learn?  It is important that children are able to say a word correctly, making sure their tongue is in the right place for each sound.  Basically, research has proven that children need to say a sound properly in order to be able to write it. If your child cannot articulate a particular sound they may end up writing the word the way they say it, for example, if a child says a ‘v or f’ instead of  ‘th’ they will write ‘wiv or wif” instead of ‘with’.

 

Term 3 means that we are now expecting some basic words to be spelled correctly. I hope you will remind your child that we need to see their tongue when saying the ‘th’ sound during conversations when reading and writing.

Here is the information your family will need to be organised.

  • Show and Tell posters are due this week. I am very excited to learn more about your child from his/her poster. You might like to ask your child to present it to you at home so that they can have a little practice.
  • A reminder that there will be no sharing in Week 4. However, we will send home a task for families to work on together in readiness at the end of  this week.
  • Mrs. Hedger will be in our classroom on Monday morning until recess and again on Wednesday until 12:00, whilst I attend training and development. She will, of course, continue our learning program.  I will check sight words on Tuesday morning of this week instead of Monday, please remind your child to be organised.
  • Fruit sharing will return this Friday.
  • Thanks to the two parents who have offered to help us with our Social Skills Program. I am still in need of four more volunteers to help us out in weeks 5, 7 and 9. If you have a spare half an hour the children and I would really appreciate it. I ask that you commit to all three sessions for continuity.
  • We are still in need of a few more Milo/Formula tins.
  • Photo information went home this week.  You can pay online or pay cash on the day, regardless of payment method, please return your envelope on photo day. Please do not send your envelope with money prior to this day as I unable to store money in the classroom.

Wow! What a great first week for Term 3.

The first week back and the children were all very settled. It was great to see that everyone came back refreshed and ready for learning, remembering morning jobs from day one. I was super impressed.

After a week of school, we are all hopefully back into our routine of early mornings and early nights. This Term will consist of lots of new learning and of course plenty of revision of our previous learning. This is the term where we can showcase our skills learned so far, putting all of our skills to good use.

It was also great to see everyone Organised and Independent on Friday morning, for our first Independence Day this term. Well done to all! Independence Day will now be every Friday in Doolette.

Dare I say it yet again, this is going to be a very busy term!

Please see my seesaw post for news of Nature Play.

Here is some important information to help us all be organised for the next couple of weeks;

Week 2- Thursday, 2-3:00 R/1 Disco. The cost is $3 and includes entry, chips and drink. Please give me your money on Thursday morning. Children can bring along a favourite piece of clothing to add to their uniform for the disco only. They must be able to put it on by themselves. Please put your child’s name in anything they bring to school. This is not a casual day.

We are continuing to collect formula/Milo tins. We have almost reached our target. Hope you can help us with a few more. Hats are back this term, please remind your child to pack his/her hat each day so they can participate in all outside activities fully. 

Hopefully, you have read the blurb that came home with the large sheet of paper for our Show and Tell topic in Week 3. There is no Show and Tell in Week 2.

So that we can appreciate the hard work that everyone does in readiness for this topic, please ensure that your child is organised and brings his/her poster on their allocated day. 

Sharing days have not changed and your child should know his/her day by now. I am really excited to see what your child creates and to learn more about him/her and I hope that you have fun together designing their poster.


 

Thank you to the people who have sent along some soap on tap, however, we are in desperate need of more soap. Thanks in advance.

Important events coming up.

Book week is Week 5. There will be an incursion and a Dress Up Parade during this week.  All welcome. We will be presenting the Assembly in Week 6, Friday 11:10.  We will be supported on stage by our friends in 01. All welcome. Stay tuned for more details about both of these events.

 

I am in need of 6 parents who are available to help us on Friday mornings with our Social Skills Program. Helpers will be required from 9-9:30 on Friday in Weeks 5, 7, and 9.  You will be working with a set group of children and for continuity, we ask that you commit to attending all sessions. As this is part of our learning program, no toddlers or babies please. If you are interested, please email me.

Hope you enjoy the sunshine over weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Already for a brand new term?

I hope that everyone is well rested after our very busy end to term two.

I don’t think I will surprise anyone when I tell you that term three is going to be just as busy.

Here are a few important bits and pieces to kick the term off:

Just a quick reminder that term three begins on Tuesday for CLG students. The staff will be working on our Whole School Literacy Agreement on Monday.

I hope that families have been able to collect their photographs in readiness for our learning in Geography and History this term. Please refer to my Seesaw post if you are not sure what we want. History and Geography will form a major part of our learning this term, so please get your photographs to school by Friday of week one at the latest. Be sure to put your child’s’ name on the back of all photographs and send them in an envelope that also has your child’s name on it.

You have a few days to locate your school hat. Hats must be worn again this term and next term, until the end of the year.

Here is a heads up about a few of this terms upcoming events;

We are rostered to use the Nature Garden at school twice this term and we will be running our first assembly. There is a disco on the 2nd of August and we will be celebrating Bookweek with fun activities and a parade in week five. Stay tuned for further details about all of these things and more!

Show and Tell days will remain the same this term, however, it will no longer take place each week.  Our Show and Tell program will now run in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. You will be notified of topics throughout the term. Please help your child to remember to be prepared on his/her day to avoid missing out. Our topic for week one is holiday news. If your child is rostered to share on Monday, they will have their turn on Tuesday of the coming week.

I will check sight words on Tuesday morning of this week due to the Pupil Free Day on Monday.

Our specialist subjects will remain the same for the term unless otherwise notified.

A reminder that our Library day is Thursday. Please do not return books before the day.

 

Can you help?

We are in desperate need of donations of soap on tap pump bottles or refills. We have food breaks three times a day and practice safe food hygiene, washing our hands before each break. That is a lot of hand washing and a lot of soap!

 

 

 

 

What a great week!!

 

What a great week of swimming we have just had. I imagine that there were some very tired children on Friday night after our busy week. Congratulations to my beautiful class who were extremely well behaved on the bus and at the pool, all did a great job dressing and undressing before and after lessons.

All parents will be pleased to know that their child did it by themselves…of course, some were quicker than others. With the holidays coming up, dressing yourself is a great skill that you can ask your child to get better at if they don’t already do this for him/herself at home on a regular basis.

This is it, folks! We have reached the last week of school. We are all in need of some R and R after such a big term. The final week promises to be a busy one too.

On Friday I sent home a note about the upcoming excursion, what to bring and an outline of our day. Please find it in your child’s blue reader bag. If you have any questions for me please do not hesitate to ask.

I will check sight words on Monday morning and again on Friday (for holiday words).

Mrs. Hedger will be in class for me on Tuesday.

Thursday is excursion day 9-3pm.

No library on Thursday as a result, please return your books as soon as possible.

There will be no borrowing for the holidays.

Friday will be our final Independence Day for the term.

I will collect readers on Friday, sight words will come home for practice during the holidays.

Early dismissal on Friday, we go home at 2:10 on Friday.