Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Welcome back to Term 2

Hello and welcome back to term 2. What a bumpy week we have just had. I think all of the kids bar one child, including myself came down with a horrible bug. I hope everyone is feeling better and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Congratulations to Erica Coady and the family on the arrival of their little baby girl. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon.

This term you may here the words Daily 5, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word work. As a whole school we are implementing the Daily 5 program during our reading groups. The content is the same, however the structure for the reading groups change.  What I am enjoying about the program is that it is allowing me to catch up more often with your children to discuss their reading with them working on areas of need. This occurs sometimes one on one or in a small group.

Reading strategies discussed this week. We want children to do these independently. 
-Attention to Punctuation - full stops, comma, talking marks. When children pay attention to these there reading sounds fluent and phrased.
-Reading needs to make sense.  If it doesn't make sense children need to re-read to gain more meaning.
-We read for enjoyment. How to pick best fit books. Books that interest us and are not to hard.

Sound/Letter blends discussed this term. Please reinforce at home when reading readers.
Words beginning bl, br, cr, cl
Endings including ing, s, er, ed

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