It’s amazing how quickly everyone has settled back in. By quarter past nine Monday morning we’d finished Brain Gym and were sitting in small groups talking about the holidays. This was a great lesson in listening as well as speaking; the children learnt different ways to respond to others, to ask questions and show interest. After a good chat the children headed off to their tables to write. We started by making a list on the whiteboard – and well done to Connor who quickly worked out how we should spell ‘circus’ by thinking about the spelling rules he’d learnt. After making an extensive list of holiday outings and experiences we got stuck into some wonderful detailed writing.
A few reminders about things coming up this term: we’re having a ‘School Pride Day’ on Friday the 30th of July. ‘School Pride Day’ involves all the children outside working to make our school look great. We GREATLY value parent help for this – we have many enthusiastic helpers but need some directors so that energy is used well! There’ll be more details about this soon.
The term planner will be coming home this week. Our theme this term is called ‘Let’s Look at a Book’. We’ll be talking about lots of books and authors including Mem Fox, Dr Seuss and Pamela Allen. The children will also make their own book and you’ll be invited to the book launch towards the end of the term. We’ve also got the Fun Friends Program starting soon, this is an excellent program which works in conjunction with the ‘You Can Do It!’ program. Lots of good fun coming up.