Thank you to all those parents who made such sacrifices to be at today’s 2Way and/or 3Way meetings and when you arrived, for the interest and gentle encouragement that you gave to your child. To those parents who were not able to make it, we know you would of, if you could of.
All of us do more and do better when we are encouraged and when someone believes in us.
As parents, we have a responsibility to be encouraging to our children of their efforts – no matter how small their achievements are in our own eyes.
Encouragement, support and challenge walk hand in hand – you are doing a great job Mums and Dads, keep it up!
There was much anticipation and excitement in the first weeks of Term 3 as we approached the 100th Day of School. The children in Pre Primary have been counting to the 100th Day of School from the beginning of the year. Each day we would focus on the number of the day, place a gold star on our 100 chart, represent the number with tens and ones, write the number and place a marble in the class marble jar.
On the 100th Day of School we had a celebration! The children all brought in a collection of 100 objects to count.
We engaged in number activities for 100 all day!
We used bingo markers to count by 10’s to 100.
What would you buy if you had $100 to spend?
We played ‘Race to 100’ and had a go at counting and writing numbers past 100!
We made ‘I Am 100 Days Smarter’ crowns and medals to wear.
The children all brought in 100 things to eat and share with their friends. At the end of the day we had a picnic in the sun with Pre Primary Blue and enjoyed eating all our delicious snacks. It was a fun day in Pre Primary and we were all a bit tired from all that counting!
Welcome to Week Four!
In week three and four, we are learning to use scales to measure the mass of classroom objects as part of the Australian Curriculum Mathematics Outcome ‘use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language’.
We read the book called ‘Balancing Act’ by Ellen Stoll Walsh. The concept of balance is introduced in Balancing Act by mice that build and play on scales that are made out of a stick and a rock.
We used real scales to measure objects we found both inside and outside of the classroom. We learnt how to use the terms ‘lighter’, ‘heavier’ and ‘balanced’. We all got very excited when our scales were balanced!
We created our own scales using coloured paper. Firstly, we cut out and glued the scales and the stand, then we searched through magazines to find a heavy and light object. You are welcome to come in our classroom and look at our home-made scales!
Please click on the link to hear your child read along to Balancing Act. Balancing Act
What side of the scales is the heaviest?
What side of the scales is the lightest?
Making our Balancing Scales!
Writing what we found in a magazine.
Please read the following note which asks each family to give some thought to how you might be able to support us in the lead up to the St Emilie’s Inaugural School Fete to be held in Term 1 next year on Sunday 13th March.
In addition to ideas for stalls and a commitment by families to the date, we also are really needing SPONSORS (more information to follow) and DONATIONS that can be used as prizes. So please make some time to fill out the form and return it by Friday week, 12th August.
CLICK HERE: P&F Fete Planning Stall Ideas – form