Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tuesday art gallery

Dear Parents
Please remember to put your child's morning tea and lunch in a named plastic bag as the 4 adults have to carry 6 lunches each and the bulky plastic containers can make it akward for us to manage.
The water bottles must be named too thanks.
Ingrid Young

Full marks for spelling test List 3! Well done children! Ka pai!

Meerkat artwork

We learnt to draw and paint meerkat. While painting we learnt about tone - starting with white and adding darker tones of yellow and orange.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Great way to learn spelling

Dear Parents and Children
If you go to the spelling city site
you will see Ingrid Young. Click on the name and a number of spelling lists will come up.

Next find the spelling list that your child is currently on.
Get your child to login as a pupil and remember to keep the login details.
Record in these  inside the front cover of their reading log book.

Now they are all set for a great spelling experience.
First there is the pre-test. Then there a variety of games to play, utilising those very words.
Its a lot of fun to go on e.g. Hangmouse!

I will show them on the IWB tomorrow if you are having trouble they should be able to help you.
Its an easy and fun way to learn spelling and they will use the login details at school when we do a rotation of reading, writing and spelling games each week.

Have fun
Ingrid Young

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ash Wednesday 2.15

2.15 Wednesday 9 March 2011
Dear Parents and Friends
Please feel free to join us as our schools starts its Lenten journey on Wednesday with a short liturgy as we are reminded to live the Gospel values.
Mrs Young and Room9


All of the children have a list of 10 words to learn this week from List 1 . They are pasted in their reading books. Please look at the highlighted words which show the words that are tricky (exceptions to phonetic rules).
Ask your child to spell the first 10 words - verbally or written - and then there should only be a couple of words that are challenging - and that means they will only have around 4 words to learn at the most each week.

The whole system is designed for children to feel successful when they achieve full marks.The aim is to be able to spell 100 words by the end of the 10th list. Tests are held on Fridays and next week I will introduce all of them to Spelling City to the lists of words that I have on the Internet. It is a way to play games using the very words they have to learn that week.

Two children have already passed this first level and are currently operating in their spelling exercise books which they have in their bookbag. They also have 10 words to learn. They will work on the exercise on Wednesdays in class and complete the work by Friday. 

Each child will make a graph to plot their progress of (hopefully) full marks throughout the 100 words. Unless they have a sequential memory problem most children should achieve full marks if they revise these words from Monday to Friday. I have found this exercise to be beneficial to both reading and writng. We like to celebrate success in Room 9!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy birthday dear Daniel!

                                                        Hip! Hip! HOORAY!

Responsible workers are proud workers!

                                          Keep up the good work everyone!

Super Spellers!

These boys are Room 9's super spellers! They are in the top four in the class. Great work!