Sunday, February 24, 2013
Andy the Postman came and visited LC6. He showed us the bike he rides to deliver the mail.
Did you know there are 32 posties in Palmerston North? Each postie delivers about 1000 letters a day.
Each morning Andy gets to the Manawatu Mail Centre at 7am so he can sort the mail. He has to sort it all to make sure he knows where it all has to go. Once it’s sorted he can head off on his bike and deliver it all.
If someone has put an incorrect address on their letter, or forgotten to put a stamp on the letter, he has to stamp it and send it back to the person who posted it. But if there is no return address on the letter it is sent to Wellington. It is kept in Auckland for 1 year in case anyone tries to find the letter.
We learnt a lot about what happens to our mail from Andy. Now we are going to write him a letter to thank him for coming to see us.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
You could help at home by talking to your child about what is being read. This is a wonderful opportunity to make connections with his or her life, develop concepts and understandings and develop an awareness of what the black squiggles on the page mean.
You may start your conversation with questions such as:
• Do you remember when you …?
• Who do you know that has a ……… (dog) like the one in this story?
• What do you think this story is about (just by looking at the cover)?
• What do you think will happen next?
• Which characters do you like best?
Pausing for discussions should be a natural part of the reading process. Sometimes your child will stop and ask you questions, and other times you may ask the questions and direct your child’s attention to specific aspects of the story. This should always be a fun way to explore the story/information.