Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SWIMMING DAY CHANGE

Our swimming day will now be on Friday for the next 3 weeks, followed by the swimming carnival in Week 9.  We will travel to the pool at noon, (commencing this Friday) and return by 1.15pm in time for 2nd break.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Wardie who is the 4F Star of the Week for Week 5. Wardie always strives for personal excellence in the classroom. He also received some great comments from other teachers this week while in the playground and at swimming. Well done Wardie!

Fraction Bucket Game

We had fun during our numeracy session playing the Fraction Bucket game. Students worked hard to identify which fractions were less than one half, equal to  one half, equal to one or great than one. 

Spelling word chains

Well done to those students who brought in their spelling word chains as part of their homework. They look great in our classroom. What a fun way to learn our spelling words!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Art


The students were very excited to finally get their hands on some paint today! Our art unit this semester is focused around Eric Carle and his style of art. Today we spent the afternoon creating 'background' paintings. Students had fun experimenting with household items to create texture in their paint.







Literacy

Just wanted to share some photos from today.

We had some more impressive sketches of Mr and Mrs Twit...




Our spelling activity today was matching our spelling words ('ch' and 'tch') with a definition. 


Some students used whiteboards to write their answers. 





SWIMMING

Just a final reminder that swimming fees must be paid by tomorrow (Thursday 26th February) or your child will be unable to swim.  If you have contacted the office and organised a payment plan that is fine - your child will be able to swim.  Remember your child needs: swimmer, rashee or t-shirt, hair tie or swimming cap for long hair, and goggles (optional).  As we leave for the pool just after 11am we suggest that students do not order tuckshop for first break.  Thanks :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Literacy Rotations

This weeks reading strategy is Questioning. We discussed this strategy and what it entails during our guided reading today. 


One small group came up with some brilliant 'wonderings' that Ms Jill scribed for them. Ms Jill told me they all loved this book! 


Another group completed a character characteristics sheet on one of The Twits. 

 
I loved Violet's sketch to go with her worksheet!







Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Parade item

Today five of the students got up on parade and talked about what makes them proud. 

Charlotte, Ellen and Hayley started by playing Hot Cross Buns on their saxophones / clarinet. Bailey was our 'reporter' asking the others what types of things made them proud. The students mentioned lots of the wonderful things available to them at school - choir, badges (citizenship, academic, sporting), dance troupe and instrumental music. Christian did a great job of answering Bailey without looking at his notes. 

I think it was a bit nerve wracking for the students because we were the first class to do a social skill, but I'm so proud of how well they did. Special mention goes to the rest of 4F who gave really constructive feedback during our practice run through. 

Mrs King even tweeted about us!


 
If you were at Parade today, we'd love to hear what you thought!