Thank you to the families who sent through writing and news this week.
Here is a short video from me and what I've received so far.
Evie, I love the green car you have drawn,
How fast can it go, go, go!?
Luke, that gingerbread man looks awesome, cool colours for the icing. What did it taste like?
Limba, thank you for sharing so much information about Johnny the Gorilla from Sing!
Priscilla showing her groovy dance moves with her mum, and a photo of a garden they made together.
Some of this weeks writing:
I hope you had a lovely long Easter weekend!
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Due to the short week I have given 3 days of Maths activities.
*use your washing or a selection of clothing or even pairs of socks as a prop for this.
*sort clothing based on differences/similarities - length, size, thickness etc. Talk about the things that are the same and the things that are different.
*odd one out
-using objects around the house make groups of objects with one item that doesn't fit in the group - get your child to sort them. Or get a large collection of different things around the house, ask your child to sort them into groups, get them to tell you what is the same about each group, it may be a colour, a shape, what it is made out of etc
*you could also choose to do some follow up worksheets based around the odd one out.
2. Teen Numbers
*talk about teen numbers, what numbers are 'teen numbers' practice writing them.
*make a teen number book by either downloading and printing the worksheets below, or using these as inspiration and creating your own on paper. (This may take some time!)
*take away 1 song
*using small toys or blocks use 'stories' to tell taking away/subtracting sentences. E.g. I made a tower with 7 blocks, but 3 blocks fell off, how many do I have left? The children can then use the blocks or Numicon shapes to solve the problem. Then talk about the number sentence that represents (7-3=4), repeat this with lots of different questions.
*continue to practice subtracting sentences, getting your child to also write down the numbers. You could use the worksheets below, or make up your own questions.
Phonics & Spelling
Please note that each of this week's sounds are diagraphs
(two letters that work together to make one sound).
us, can, get
went, top, sun
*Read the "Gg" book
*Read the story - Can I have a pet Gorilla - Make the colour, cut & paste Gorilla from the developmental activities
*Listen to the story - Gertie Gorilla's Glorious Gift - Write a list of all the 'g' words you remember from the story.
*The Soccer Game
*Go, go, go
*What makes it go?
*Go left or right - Make a treasure hunt
*Toys that can go
*Go fire truck
Get your child to choose their favourite story, take a photo and send it to Mrs Coe.
*Watch the clip - Amazing Animals, Gorillas - write something amazing about a Gorilla
*Go, go, go…
*Look at a picture of a goose, write something about what it looks like.
You could also base writing off something you have read, done or seen that day or during the week. Your child could also write about what they are going to share for news.
*find something at home beginning with the letter Gg. Send a short video sharing your news (by Thursday) with the class and Mrs Coe will post them on the blog on Friday.
Letter of the Week 'Gg' - Activities
Today was a very exciting day - a lot has happened so I am going to write 2 posts!
During writing time we had a visitor come to room 1! It was Mrs Coe's 3 month old kitten.
Below are some pictures as well as the stories that the children wrote today, about meeting Possum!
Possum walked around the circle, purring and sniffing the children to say hello. She was very curious. She showed off playing with one of here toys and Mrs Coe made sure everyone had a chance to pat her.
Then she had a break (in the break-out room) and room 1 used there senses to talk about what she looked like, felt like and sounded like.
They then used their ideas for their writing. Below are their sentences:
Stephan - Possum the kitten is soft.
Faith - Possum the kitten was fluffy and she purred.
Lochie - Possum the kitten was fluffy and furry.
Callan - Possum the kitten was soft and warm and she was looking around the room.
Eden - Possum the kitten is cute.
Heitor - I touched Possum and she was fluffy and cute.
Damon - Possum the kitten was fluffy and it was fun.
Arrie - I want to sleep with Possum the kitten.
Daniel - Possum the kitten is really soft.
Noah - Possum the kitten has soft fur and she is super cute.
Limba - Possum was fluffy, furry and soft.
Boetie - Possum the cat licked me.
Vienna - Possum the kitten was soft and we got to pat her. She purred lots.
Archie - Possum the kitten was soft and she played with her toy mouse.
Gabriella - Possum the kitten felt soft and furry.
In the weekend I went to 'Sparks' in Christchurch with my extended family and told Room 1 about it on Monday. Today we watched a video of one of the songs the Orchestra played as well as some of the end fireworks display. This became a prompt for our writing. The goal was to write something about both the music and the fireworks. Here is the video as well as the shots of their work!
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Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
SS Movement Songs:
At Home Learning
End Of Term Assembly
NZ Sign Language Week
Rest Home Singing
Te Reo Māori
World Nursery Rhyme Week