RECIPE FOR READING SERVES 60 Up to 60 .......... LIS parents and their children (Years 1 to 6 only) 6..........reading areas with expert readers A dash..........of FUN - come dressed in your PJs, pillows and favorite stuffed animals welcome Combine the above in the LIS Primary Library on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 6:30pm. Enjoy great books and company for one hour. Entry fee (to be donated to the children of Casa das Crianças): a pack of NEW colored pencils, markers or writing paper per family. Spaces are limited! To attend Family Reading Night, please complete sign-up HERE. QUESTIONS? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the Primary Library ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RECEITA PARA LEITURA SERVE 60 Até 60..........Pais e alunos da LIS (apenas dos Anos 1 a 6) 6..........áreas de leitura diferentes, com leitores experientes Uma pitada de..........DIVERSÃO - vistam o pijama, tragam uma almofada e o vosso peluche favorito Misturem todos os ingredientes na Biblioteca da Primária da LIS na Quarta-feira, 4 de Outubro de 2017, às 18:30. Deixem(-se) repousar durante uma hora, na companhia de bons livros. Valor da entrada (a ser doado às crianças da Casa das Crianças): uma caixa nova de lápis de cor, marcadores ou papel de escrita por família. Os lugares são limitados! Para participar na Noite de Leitura em Família, preencha por favor esta ficha de inscrição. Dúvidas? Contacte-nos pelo email email@example.com, ou apareça na Biblioteca da Primária
Another busy week in 2.2... We enjoy moving to music - this week we changed our Just Dance Kids to 'Despicable Me'.
MathsIn maths this week we have been exploring pictographs and bar graphs. We have been using them to gain information and we constructed our own.
Literacy StationsWe began our 'literacy stations' this week which included a writing table, word work, iPads using apps to support our learning, and guided reading with Ms. Lisa.
WritingWe continue learning about the communities we belong to and have written about our own community where we live and the LIS community.
Buddy TimeOn Wednesday afternoon we spent time with 6.3 reading and planning for our Peace Day Art...
We explored other roles of people who work at LIS. Mr Dylan came in to share with us his role and responsibilities and so did Aunty Irani our cleaner. Irani speaks Portugese so Ruben translated for Ms Lisa and others. Dei and Alicia asked questions in Portugese. We worked in groups and 'brainstormed' what we thought these LIS worker's roles and responsibilities were: Security Guard, Cleaner, Property Manager, Maintenance Workers and our Librarian.
This week we have been talking about the word 'community' and how we are part of many different communities. We wrote about our 'classroom community' and discussed ways that help make our 'classroom community' a better place. A lot of our ideas are on our Essential Agreement. On Friday the teachers in 2.2 dressed as another 'role' in the LIS Community...
Inspirational Maths Lessons this week...We used square tiles to create rectangles with different dimensions and drew around the rectangles we made. There were many different sized rectangles made. We drew some rectangles on grid paper and recorded the dimensions.
Peace Day discussions with our BuddiesThis week we spent time with our Buddy class 6.3. On September 22 LIS is celebrating 'Peace Day'. Ms. Lisa read a book called, What Does Peace Feel Like? We then talked with our buddy and chose to respond to the Y-Chart with .... What does peace 'feel' like, 'sound' like or 'smell' like.
Writing - PublishingWe had a visit from Mr. Chris and Ms. Jasmine this week. They brought along their puppets to talk about 'making friends' at school. Here is our writing we published.
Headphones please...We have started using iPads to support our learning in the classroom. To reduce the noise of the iPads it would be appreciated if you could bring a set of headphones to school in a ziplock bag to keep in your child's cubby hole.
More 'Inspirational Maths' activities...
Reading...Ms. Lisa has begun to listen to us read to her and she is deciding our 'best fit' reading level to start the year. We have started to bring our reading books home from our group boxes. Each night I will have a new book to read. I can keep the books in my home folder till the following Monday when all books are collected in and a new week begins. This week I will get a 'word list' and I can keep the word list at home so I can practice reading the words on the list. When I can read all the words on the list I can learn to write them.
What makes a good writer?
Here's some of the ideas we came up with...Good Writers...
- Draw a good picture
- They make books
- Writing is about words
- Know how to spell some words
- Sound out the words they are trying to spell
- Use words around the room to help them
- Use a full stop to end a sentence
- Use a capital letter to start the sentent
We start our day with movement...
ReadingFor reading this week we have been choosing books from our group box and reading to a partner or to Ms. Josefina or Ms. Lisa. Next week we will bring a book home every night to read to or with our parents. As I get to know myself, and my teachers get to know me too, my selection of a book will be the 'best fit' for my ability. I will bring home a Reading Log (see picture) where I write the name of the book I have read and together we can decide how many stars the book gets. Ms. Lisa likes to know how I read at home and looks forward to reading comments from parents on the Reading Log.
MathsThis week in Maths we have been learning about 'tally marks' and using these to record information on a Pictograph. We have also been sorting pictures and classroom equipment into groups during our Week of Inspirational Maths activities. To do this we had to decide how some pictures/objects belonged together and why.
WritingWe have writing samples pinned on our Working Wall in the classroom. This week we wrote about the balloon experience in Mr. Enderson's classroom. We published our writing onto a balloon template which is displayed on the wall in the classroom.
Unit of Inquiry
How We Organise OurselvesDuring this unit of inquiry we will be looking at how people in a community contribute to meet common goals. We have started finding out about ourselves in our 'classroom community'. We named the country where we were born and linked ourselves to our birth country on the World Map and traced around our country template.
We read with a partner... We put the numbers from 0-10 in order in a group... We looked at some words to see what words we could read and we played a game where we covered up the word with a counter...
We had a School Tour
We visited Mr. Patrick in his Workshop.We went to visit Mr. Chris in his office. Mr. Chris read one of his favourite books to us about a cuddly penguin.
We are starting to talk about our Unit of Inquiry for this term - How We Organise Ourselveshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8utOm-PZ3xiZHEyMUdlVVBYd0k
- Our main method of communication to parents about learning in 2.2 will be through our class blog. On this blog I will be sharing information about the students’ learning engagements, the curriculum, lots of pictures of the goings on in the class and some recommendations about how you as parents can assist your child’s learning. You will find our class blog at the following address http://blogs.lisluanda.com/2point2. So that you can stay in touch with all the fun learning going on in our class, I recommend that you check the blog regularly. I also recommend that you subscribe to our blog so that you receive a weekly email that will include links to all of the newest postings. To subscribe, find the “Subscribe by Email” section at the bottom right hand of the page and enter the email address where you would like notifications to be sent.
- Please send a small, nutritious snack with your child each day; make sure that your child can manage opening their snack without help, as independence is a big part of our learning.
- Sun safety is a priority at LIS. Please send a labeled hat and reusable water bottle to school; both are required for play during break times.
- On library days, we encourage students to bring a separate bag with them to ensure books are not damaged in their backpacks.
- Please ensure your child wears PE gear (shorts, t-shirt and appropriate shoes) on their 2 scheduled PE days. On swimming days, please pack a swim kit including: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and flip-flops.
- It is crucial that you inform us, or the LIS office, of any changes to your child’s school transportation arrangements: bus, private car, play-dates, etc. Thank you for understanding - your child’s safety is very important to us.
- All families must complete the language profile that has been sent home. Please return it to the classroom as soon as possible.