Welcome to Room 12!
Matipo Commonwealth Games
This morning we had a fabulous opening ceremony to our very own Matipo Commonwealth Games. All of the teams looked great and I was so impressed how involved all of the kids got. Check out some of the pictures.
Junior Syndicate Newsletter
Attached is the Term 3 Newsletter. All of Rm 12 were given one on Monday.
ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK!
This week we are hosting the Junior school assembly (last minute change). We would like to share our Aboriginal dot artwork that we finished last term. If possible, can we please have these pieces of art back to school before Friday if you still have them for the kids to share? Thanks and I apologise for the last minute recall.
Welcome back to Term 3! My how the year is flying by! I hope everyone had a great break and is ready to get back into it. This term our inquiry topic is 'Learning to be an Inventor' and as a class we will be deciding what we would like to invent which we will then sell at our market day in Week 6, 27th August.
Matipo's Commonwealth Games
Last term a notice was sent home about the Commonwealth Games coming to Matipo. There will be a parade on Thursday 24th July and our children will represent the countries that they have been selected for. The children are all encouraged to participate and support their countries. At the bottom of this page is an attached file of the teams Rm 12 will be representing.
Cultural Fun Day!!
Friday 27th June Rooms 12 and 13 will be having a Cultural Fun Day to finish off our Inquiry unit this term.
We thought it would be a fun idea to dress up in our national costumes. As you know, we have been learning about Thailand and Australia this term as well as NZ so the children will be involved in a range of cultural activities from not only these countries but others as well.
As a part of this celebration, we will be having a shared lunch. It would be great if all of the children could bring something SMALL to share for lunch, perhaps a special dish from their country or an ethnic dish that they like.
Scholastic Book Club - Last week these were sent home. These need to be returned by the 30/5/14 to the office. Thanks :)
A Junior Syndicate newsletter was sent home yesterday and I certainly hope you all received it.
Spelling - This week there will be no spelling words while we are getting a new and improved spelling programme under way and some testing will be done to see what we need to work on. The big focus with our spelling is to make sure that we can spell them correctly in writing and in any other instances not just in our test on Fridays.
Reading - Don't forget to read your books to someone at home every day! Our focus in reading this year is comprehension, so to help your children progress in their reading ask them questions about what they have read. These questions don't just have to have answers that come directly from their book. They can be questions that get your children thinking between the lines and making connections to their own lives. Getting them to think beyond what they have read will really help with their understanding of what they are reading.
Website - The class website will be updated regularly this term with notices and links to things we have been working on. However, at this point please bear with me as I get this site up and running - it is all new learning for me and I thank you in advance!
Welcome back to Term 2! I hope everyone has had a relaxing holiday and are ready for a new, full on term! We had a fabulous Term 1, creating our own Secret Garden (don't worry, we will still be looking after it to make sure it thrives!) and getting to know one another. This term our Inquiry topic is 'Travelling/Journeys' and as a class we have decided to look at Australia and Thailand. We would love to hear and learn from any 'experts' that may be out there!