With only three weeks to go, each and every week has been action packed in our wonderful Prep building. Our little preps have nearly made it and really are the heroes of this year. They are still coming in each and every day with beaming smiles and eager to learn. Some lovely friendships are being formed and it’s such an honor that we have been part of their special journey.
We continued reading fiction texts with the theme of dinosaurs and a focus on what we know before we read then we know after we finish reading. We went on a virtual tour of the Dinosaur Walk at the Melbourne Museum and drew and wrote about all the amazing things we saw. Please visit Seesaw for pictures of our work samples.
Below is the link if you would like to take a look. https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.8031541,144.9711828,2a,75y,3.86h,95.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swJ1dU3mekRj9xbdjDcGK8w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
We investigated subtraction and all the mathematical language we need to help us understand. We had to create number sentences and work out that we subtract the smaller number. Many of us modelled using blocks, counters and tens frames to help understand this concept.
Week 9 we are starting a new topic of Volume and Capacity. We will investigate using water, playdough, blocks and various another materials. Volume and Capacity is always lots of fun!
This week we began Advent. We had our first Advent liturgy via google meet with our school community and this will continue every Monday, where we light the next Advent candle on our wreath. We have been learning what each candle represents and that Advent is time of waiting. You can view Seesaw for pictures of our Advent wreaths.
Show & Tell
It was lovely to see the children share something they have had to wait for and the emotions they feel. We had waiting to see Grandparents, meeting baby sisters, holidays and Christmas. Their pictures and explanations were wonderful and heart felt.
Week 9 Show and Tell will be “My favourite dinosaur is…….”. please discuss with your child a dinosaur they like and why. If they have a model dinosaur they are welcome to bring it in to share.
Thing to note:
- Home readers: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The home readers are meant to be easy for your child to read. They should read a page more than once which helps with fluency and comprehension. Ensuring they read all the words, use the pictures and initial sounds to help work out unknown words
- If your child does not come home with their jumpers etc… we always endeavor to find them and give them to children to put into their bags. Please ensure your child’s belongs are clearly named to ensure they receive them promptly
- Please check Seesaw regularly as this is where we post the children’s work and videos
- At the end of the Term 3 holidays we posted some goals on Seesaw for each child. Please go back and take a look as these goals were set based on our observations.
Work at Home
Some families are wanting to do additional work at home. Some extra activities you can do are but not limited to:
- continue working on High Frequency Words. Children need to know their High Frequency Words out of order. They can write them, write them in a sentence, orally say them in a sentence, recognise them with in texts
- numbers: recognise numbers, count forwards and backwards from any number given, know numbers before and after
- Letter sounds
- Continue using StuddyLadder
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sian & Marcelle