Swimming is almost over for another year. My deepest thanks for getting your little ones organised and ready with their swimming bags, sip and crunch and fresh clothes to change back into. I know washing bathers and towels can be a tedious task, but we love you for it!
Please have a read of some important information over the next week:
If you have not yet brought your child's homework folder in from last year, please do so and we will continue to use it throughout Year One. If you do not have a folder from last year, please let us know, so that we can use one of the clear plastic folders we have at school.
Parent Information Evening
Stay tuned for this week's Newsletter which will outline further details about our whole school Parent Information Evening next Tuesday 13th February starting at 5.00pm and concluding by 6.15pm.
Readers and Sight Words
I am in the process of testing the children on their knowledge of both reading and writing a series of sight words. We will begin sending home sight word flash card rings from week 4 onward. We will also commence home reading from week 4. The children should have two different readers go home each week on either a Mon/Wed exchange roster, or a Tue/Thu exchange. The reason we have readers over two nights is to build their fluency on the first day and then comprehension on the second day. We would ask that your child bring their reading file everyday because we may test their sight words or have people they read their home reader to at school.
Parent Help Roster
I have placed a Parent Help Roster outside the classroom for those of you who may be able to assist at school during our Literacy blocks in the mornings. The roster will commence from week 5. If you have any special gifts or talents that may be useful in our class this year(eg. cooking, sewing, singing or dancing) please let us know! We would love to have you come in and help us, or teach us something!
The News roster, as pictured below will go home at our parent information session next Tuesday. As we begin News from week 3, please refer to this copy of the roster. News ideas are suggested ideas only and the children definitely have a choice in what they would like to share with their classmates. I will endeavour to send the News bags home the night before to allow you some time to help your child prepare.
Have a restful night