Year 1 News
Miss Hansson's ELC2 Superstars
Highlights from this Week
- Wednesday: First Day
- Thursday: We have begun a new library skills project for the term, on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl
- Wednesday: Students need their baby photo
Student's Baby Photos Needed
For this terms Health program Ms. Barrett is asking all the students in ELC2 to bring in one of their baby photos for the next health lesson on Wednesday 30 July. The students will be using their photograph and mirrors to analyse how they have changed as they have grown.
- Helper 1: Listen to Reading and comprehension 1-on-1
Sit with the students one at a time. Listen to them read their home readers and ask them comprehension questions to check for understanding.
- Helper 2: Run a Reading Group of 4 students
With the group at the assigned table run a Key Links Reading activity (All scripted questions and activities are in the books)
- Helper 3: Listen to Sight words 1-on-1 and group spelling test
Work 1-on-1 with students on reading their sight words. When working with the whole group show the sight words on flash cards, hide it as the students write it on their white boards. The students then check the flash card and correct their spelling.
To get the full benefit of this program I encourage all students and parent helpers to be at school at 8:20. The students sight word reading and spelling will be tested by me in the afternoons.
ELC2's New Timetable
We have found cross setting has successfully catered for individual students developmental and academic needs. We are continuing with cross setting for literacy and numeracy. As you are aware the students have been fluid between groups. This semester, this now extends to teaching staff instructing a different group. This adjustment utilises teacher’s expertise, interests and curriculum delivery to maximise student’s learning opportunities.
This term for library skills the students will be listening to and doing a project on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl.
This term the students will be learning about and using ipads in conjunction with the year one biological science curriculum content.
As a part of the cross curriculum priorities project this term the focus is on sustainability. The sustainability project is on learning about the importance of water and becoming a water wise school.
Learning Areas for Semester 2:
The students will now experience different teachers expertise in curriculum deliver for science, technology, art and geography. The new timetable is seen below. The students are now going to Mrs Parke in a class swap for geography (Tuesday) and art (Friday) and learning about science (Friday) and technology (Friday) with me.
We will be celebrating Book Week in Week 3 commencing 4 August, this term. There is a permission note attached.
We will have Scholastic books on display in the Library during that week and lots of other book celebrating activities. Scholastic book sales will take place every lunch time and after school until 3.30 from Monday to Thursday and lunchtime only on Friday the 8 August. Children will be given the opportunity to view the books and stationery prior to sales on the Monday afternoon.
Our annual Dress-up Assembly is on Thursday August 7 commencing at 9:35am. So please help your children start thinking about how to dress up as their favourite book character. We'll have lunchtime story telling in the library all week.
On Monday September 1 we have organised a musical incursion “Worlds Apart” celebrating the end of our Book Week activities for 2014. "Worlds Apart" references some wonderful stories including:
Treasure Box by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood, Song for Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt,Silver Buttons by Bob Graham and Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan.
More information on the incursion will follow. There is a $6 fee for the incursion.
Date: Monday 1 September
Years K - 2 11:45 start
Years 3 - 7 1:35 start
Virtue of the Fortnight - Courtesy
Courtesy is to be polite and have good manners. It is a way of acting with people which makes them feel valued, cared for and respected. It is important to show courtesy with friends and family, not just people we are meeting for the first time.
You can practise courtesy at home by:
- Greeting people with a smile
- Treating others as if you value and respect them
- Making requests instead of demands