This week's letter of the week is the letter Jj. There are so many ideas and activities that I have included throughout the reading, writing and maths section that are hands-on or also relate to this week's letter. But there are also heaps of extra Jj developmental activity ideas at the bottom of the page.
It's the end of yet another week! You've made it!! I hope you are enjoying time together as a family, finding new and creative ways to learn, keep busy and relax. Have a good weekend.
This week's developmental activities based around the letter "Ii" include a variety of scavenger hunts. An INDOOR hunt, an INVENTORS hunt and Sleepy Sloths challenge of looking for INSECTS outside.
Board games and card games are great ways to bring in maths skills in fun and family friendly ways. Counting forward and backwards, number recognition and adding are just the start of skills that take place. There are plenty more card and dice game ideas on the At Home Learning page. But any card and board games you know and enjoy as a family are great learning tools at this time.
Another app or online option that can help with reading is 'Epic! reading' The children have used this a little bit in class during reading time. Stories can be read aloud to the children as well as some books I have assigned to them personally that they can have a go reading themselves. Download the app or go to www.getepic.com and login by clicking 'parent' and using your email and password - emails to set this up were sent on Friday 27 March.
Yum! In the weekend Mrs Coe and Sleepy Sloth made ANZAC Biscuits. What do you get up to for the long weekend?
Do a fun activity together - like building a hut out of blankets and sheets in the lounge, then read books, play games and puzzles inside - then write a sentence or story about the experience!
Reading should be enjoyable!! As well as having your child read to you, make sure you are reading books to them that they want to hear too. As they develop their reading skills they will start reading along with you with their eyes trying to match words they know.
As your child drives around the cars, makes up stories and uses their imagination they can practice saying their sight words by saying which word they have 'parked' on.
Use words your child knows already or those they are still learning and get them to say the word before writing it down.
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
Ensure you check your child's home communication book each night and sign any notes. Also use this book to write any notes or information useful for me to know regarding your child, alternatively email me using the link below.
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