Can you help?

Enterprise Day is getting closer!

I’d like to say a big thank you to the families who have already made donations towards our lucky dip stall.

We are in need of many more donations. As items will be sold for no more than 50 cents, we are not expecting large, expensive items to be donated. If you have small toys or figurines that often come with a child’s happy meal, unwanted matchbox cars, small books, small teddy bears or dolls, little bits and pieces that often end up at the bottom of the toy box and don’t get played with any more, please send them along. These are the kinds of things that we are seeking. We hope that you can help, the more items we have, the more money our stall will make for our school.

Hopefully, you saw the letter that was sent home last week about becoming our class parent rep. If you are interested please let me know, you can email me or add a comment below. If you require more information about what this entails, please come and see me.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the assembly on Friday morning. The children did a great job once again up on the stage. We were very proud of each and every one of them.

 

 

 

Our busy classroom…

On Friday morning we celebrated another great Independence Day with the children showing us just how fabulous they are at getting themselves organised for the day.

All of the teachers in Doolette were very proud to see such independence.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for coming along to Parent/Teacher interviews this week, it was a nice opportunity for me to chat to you and to learn a little more about your child. I hope that you found it as useful as I did.

Thank you to those families who have connected to and activated their child’s Seesaw account. If you have not done so, you are missing seeing some work done by your child that has already been uploaded.ย Please connect to their journal so you can begin to view, share with your child and comment on their work samples. This is a fantastic way for busy parents to see what your child is learning.

This coming Tuesday we will be celebrating Harmony Day. Children are encouraged to wear orange clothing on this day. If your child chooses not to wear orange to school, they must wear their school uniform.

This coming Friday we are again hosting the junior assembly. All are welcome for an 11:15 start.

I hope that everyone saw the note that came home regarding our stall on Enterprise Day. We are ready to collect donations and do hope that you can help us out. If you’d like a bit more information or guidance on what may be suitable, please don’t hesitate to ask.

See you Monday.

 

Week 6

We are well and truly past the half way mark now!

Here are a few of our learning activities from the week..

๐Ÿ˜Š We are beginning to develop our Literacy Groups with the children in Room 01. Deciding as a group, discussing, copoperating with other members in our group which animal name we’d like to be called. Then children worked ย together as a group to decorate their poster.

๐Ÿ˜Š We have worked hard this week to get daily partner reading up and running smoothly.

๐Ÿ˜Š Sorting and talking about different criteria that could be used to sort objects.

๐Ÿ˜Š Playing with our big buddy class in the park.

๐Ÿ˜Š Library orientation with Simone.

๐Ÿ˜Š Whole school assembly.

๐Ÿ˜Š We hosted a group of visiting teachers from China.

๐Ÿ˜Š The Reception team will be hosting our parent/teacher interviews this week. I hope you found confirmation of your day/time in Communication Books on Thursday. I’m looking forward to chatting to you and gettting to know more about your child.

๐Ÿ˜Š We will also be holding another Independence Day in Doolette again this Friday because we did such a fabulous job of it last time!

 

Wow! Here we are at the end of another busy week.

Thank you to those families who returned their interview sheet with time preferences promptly. You will receive confirmation of your interview time this week.

All Receptions came into the building on Friday morning by themselves for the very first time. Well done everyone! You all managed to remember to do your morning jobs and get yourselves organised for a busy day of learning. We will hold another Independence Day in a fortnight.

On Friday morning I checked sight words. If your child has a word that has been highlighted, it means they need a bit more practice with that word. If your child has a new list of words you can go ahead and make up a new memory game for the new list if you wish. Don’t forget to go back and revisit the previous list throughout the week.

Your child has their very first reader in their blue reader bag. I hope you found it! We have all read the book we have chosen at school and are all excited to be bringing home a book that we know how to read.

Please spend time enjoying this book together.

  • Look at the cover together. Discuss the title and what you think the book may be about.
  • Take time to look at each picture before you begin to read.
  • Make sure your child points to the words when reading. Ask your child to tell you about Wilber. Who is he and what does he do?

Once finished please remember to initial the appropriate column in the communication book. There is no need to write the title of the book or the date, these things have already been done for you.

Please remind your child to put the reader back into the reader bag and bring it to school each day. We will be using these books as part of our daily reading programme.

If you have any questions about readers, please don’t hesitate to ask.

I’d like to thank all of the people who attended the recent reading workshop. It would be useful to receive feedback via an email, let us know if you found it useful, if you need more information and so on. This will assist us when planning further workshops.

That’s right! We have made it halfway. The second half of the term promises to be just as busy as the first. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

Hey, hey, hey it’s Independence Day!

To celebrate 5 weeks of school and how well we have learnt to organise ourselves each morning, the Reception team would like to hold our very first Independence Day!
So what does this mean?
This Friday morning, we ask that you farewell your child with a big hug and kiss at the Doolette doors, letting them come in and get organised for their day all by themselves.This is a great opportunity for your child to showcase organisation and independence skills.
You will be surprised at how well they can do this!

Week 4 news.

๐Ÿ˜Š It’s been another great week in Room 02.

๐Ÿ˜Š Firstly, thank you to the parents who replied to our blog post regarding the reading workshops. Please consider this as your confirmation. I look forward to seeing you either on Tuesday 28th at 9.15am or Wednesday 1st March at 2.30pm in the staff room.

๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you also to those parents who attended our assembly on Friday. ย What a great job the children did after such a short time at school. Well done 01 and 02.

๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you found the sight word book and game that came home on Friday with your child. The children are all very excited to play their game with you and learn their words. Sight words are words that we need to know just by looking at them. I ask that books are placed in a new basket on Friday mornings and I will then check to see whether or ย not your child is ready for a new list of words.

 

 

Week three ends.

 

There is quite a lot of news this time around, I’m hoping that these posts keep you informed about our learning and classroom events.

The end of week three sees us really getting into our routines with the introduction of phonics and show and tell this week. We have loved seeing the different kindy folders and would like to hang on to them for another week. We will be sharing them with our big buddies in the coming week.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Acquaintance Night. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It was great to see the children sharing their learning so far with their families ย and being so excited about doing so. Thanks to everyone who was able to come along. Thank you also to the people who have made helping hand donations during the week. These items will help our classroom run smoothly, please send your helping hand along with your donation.

Sound books also came home this week. It is important that children practice each sound everyday and we ask that parents supervise the finger tracing along the arrows to ensure correct formation. Of course we are writing these sounds at school. Extra tracing at home with help formation to become automatic. New sounds will be added once taught.

There have been lots of paper notes that have been sent home this week again. Please remember to check reader bags and communication books each day to avoid missing important information.

We have been very lucky to have had some caterpillars and a monarch butterfly in our room this week. We started off with one butterfly then there were two. As the butterflies hatch we will are releasing them into nature. The children are loving seeing and talking about the changes each day.

Some exciting news, we will be hosting the junior primary assembly with 01 on Friday morning in the hall, all welcome for an 11:15 start.

We would like to run a reading workshop for 2017 reception parents. This will help parents support their childโ€™s reading at home. We are currently in the process of planning this workshop and would like to know numbers as soon as possible.
The times are Tuesday 28th February, at 9:15 and again on Wednesday, 1st March at 2:30. Sessions will run approximately half an hour.
Please email your class teacher with your preference by Wednesday 22nd. We will then confirm session dates and times via the class blog on Friday 24th February.