Our Term 1 topic on Appreciation continues and we turn our focus on making connections between characters and the events in a story with those in our own lives. Students have begun reading Hattie and the Fox (another tale by Mem Fox) and are investigating alliteration, repetition, as well as, rewriting parts of the story.
Local author Sarah Brenner entertained the children last Wednesday with a special reading of her latest book, Desmond the Dog. The children enjoyed the history of Hong Kong’s most notorious pirate and were lucky enough to take home a complimentary bookmark.
We continue with our first set of camera words:
want, many, some, love, one, has
and the phoneme /ee/, for words with the spelling ae, e, ee, & y.
Students are looking at identifying, naming and describing 2D shapes by their corners and sides. They are also continuing their investigations in number patterns, counting to 50 forwards and backwards. You can practice this at home too, as well as asking “What number comes before ___ or What number comes after ___? ”
We have turned our attention to families and are looking at the many ways families are made up and the similarities they share. Along with beginning to look at dates that are celebrated by all, we look at those special and unique to us. Students will be asking you to learn about dates of significance in your family, such as: birthdays, Hanukkah, Diwali, wedding anniversaries, Ramadan, Children’s Day, etc.
Many thanks for the support from all Eucalypt families and children. Everyone had a fun-filled day with wonderful superhero garb and lots of green. The money raised helps support Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
Begins Week 7. Please refer to individual class emails regarding timetabling and uniforms. Also note, that the swimming program temporary replaces both PE and PMP in the timetable.
During year one, students develop greater independence which supports their self-confidence and self-worth.
Key areas to practise independence include:
- Packing and unpacking their own school bag – it is expected the children show you their diary bags at the end of each day for you to sign, receive new notices and remove old ones.
- Before 7:50am children should wait downstairs on Level 1. When the bell rings, they carry their own bag upstairs to class.
- Dress and undress for school and swimming lessons.
Assembly Year One hosting the Early Childhood assembly on 9 March (Week 7) 8:30am in the auditorium.
Uniform Shop Open Mondays and Thursdays 8:00am – 3:30pm
Parent Teacher Interview Finishing end of Week 7
Guest Speaker – Dental Health Talk Tuesday 20 March (Week 9)
Swimming Beginning Week 7 and ends Term 2 Week 4
School Photos Week 9
Last Day of Term 12:00pm Thursday 29 March (Mufti Day)
Miss Beange, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Smith and Mrs Toufeili