Thursday 12 September 2019

Kahikatea Newseltter Wk 8 Term 3

South Library Visit
We are off to the South Library and Learning Center on the 18th and 20th of September.
We depart school at 12.30 and return by 3pm. Anna and Jules are going on Friday and Charlotte and Amber are going on Wednesday.
If you are able to assist help please let your child's teacher know.
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 
Our tamariki enjoyed a busy week full of activities to support learning through the Maori language. 
Our Korero Corner this week.
  Games, books and activities 
Can you recognize these shapes? Can you name them in Maori? Can you name the parts of your tinana (body)? 

Bee Boots...are so much fun! 
Check out these clever tamariki programming their Bee Bots

Phonics and Reading
We are currently working with our Resource Teacher of Literacy to best target the reading needs of a number of our students. Through observations, we have noticed that some of our readers have not yet made the firm connection between letters and sounds (the alphabetic code).
This is an essential skill for learning to read. We are therefore strongly focusing on letter-sound relationships during reading lessons with some of our children who need it. In order to reinforce the connection we are using decodable texts. Almost every word in these books can be sounded out if unknown. As the books are not rich in vocabulary or sentence structure, it would be very beneficial if you could read to your child to continue to expose them to age appropriate language.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Other games and activities that would help your child make letter-sound connections are: 
I-Spy (using the letter sound and the letter name)
Snap or Memory using the words from the books on small cards
Play 'name 3 things' that start with/end with...
Our glue stick supply is running very low. If you have a glue stick at home please send to school for our tamariki to use. These will be gratefully received!
Talent Show 
We have been super impressed by the amazing performances by our tamariki. Look at these gorgeous kids...

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