Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Griffin Reading Group

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Congratulations to the Griffin reading group who presented their play "Three billy goats" to the class today.  Well done girls!  They got some fabulous feedback from the class and we can't wait to see what their next play will be like.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Andy the postman


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.

World Education Games

www.worldeducationgames.com

Every child has their own User Id and Password.  This site can be used at home and will be used in class as part of our maths and reading rotations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Police Dogs Visit Riverdale School

We were very fortunate today to have Brendan and Sam come to Riverdale School with their police dogs.  They showed us how they apprehend (catch) people when they run away from the Police.  It was so much fun.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Reading in LC6


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.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Graph making




We know all about how to read and draw graphs so today we got to make one on the computer.  Some of us didn't follow the instructions and got some funny looking graphs but others of us worked really well together.  They are on the wall in the classroom so take a look at them.  Next we have to learn how to put titles on them.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Assembly clothing

LC6 are presenting assembly on Thursday 14th February.  It would be wonderful if you could attend.  On Wednesday please send your child along with red clothing and/or accessories to wear for our assembly.
Many thanks.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Student Council Representatives

LC6 has voted Mia Tahiwi as the Student Council Representative for 2013.  Isabel Lu will be her back-up.  Congratulations girls.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Class Treaty



Today we finished making our class treaty.  Yesterday Mrs Kenyon put coffee on it for the night to make it go all brown and look old.  Today we went outside and watched her burn the edges.  Now it looks really old.  After we had made the treaty we all had to sign it.  Mrs Kenyon had to sign the teacher treaty.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Brain Box


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Brain Box is already a favourite with the children in LC6.  Take a look at Solomon's invention.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Assembly

LC6 will be presenting school assembly on Thursday 14th February.  We hope all our followers can come along.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The first day of 2013



Wow!  Thank you Mums, Dads and caregivers for allowing me to teach your wonderful children for the year.  Fantastic is one of the words I would use to describe our first day (I hope your children would say the same).  Take a look at the boys in their dress up outfits.