Literacy Learning Experiences

This morning we read our Big Book Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see?

We used our prediction skills to help us read the story. We know that each page will start with the animal we see.

We also located our focus word “what” in the text by clapping each time we saw it in the sentence.

We were very clever locating “what” on each page.

Then we started our Literacy Learning experiences.

Today we played the memory card game with High frequency words.

We were doctors at our story table trying to put organs back into the patient.

We were locating different things using magnifying glasses and writing and drawing what we see.

Some of us were matching Upper and Lowercase letters and sounds.

We were also taking pizza orders on the phone.

Specks of Gold

What was your speck of gold today?

Porsha: My speck of gold was going to the hall for the mass practice

Arjan: My speck of gold was being nice with my friends

Declan: My speck of gold was at Investigations when we were playing Bey Blades with Lego

Raavi: My speck of gold was playing with the dolls during Investigations

Massa: My speck of gold was making a mouse in Investigations

Derek: My speck of gold was reading the book with Miss Roberts

Ivy: My speck of gold was making a book during Investigations

Oliver: My speck of gold was playing with the Lego

Scarlett: My speck of gold was going to mass practice

Bodhi: My speck of gold was playing with my friends

Yasmin: My speck of gold was reading Brown Bear

 

Patterns, patterns, patterns!

We love making patterns, today we used circle, rectangle and square shapes to make our patterns around.

We are readers and we are writers

This week our Shared Reading Text is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Before we read the book we had a chat about the information we could see on the front cover.

What could you do to help you know what the book is about?

Declan: Look at the pictures

What do you think this book will be about?

Raavi: a big bear

The Writer of this story is Bill Martin Jr. – What’s the writer of the story called?

Zac: The author

When we read stories we can use ideas from that story to write our own stories. What kind of story could you write?

Massa: Brown pig, brown pig, what do you see?

Porsha: Black snake, black snake, what do you see?

Nyok: Blue spider, blue spider, what do you see?

Yasmin: Yellow duck, yellow duck, what do you see?

Zac: Brown dog, brown dog, what do you see?

On Tuesday we found the letter B in the Brown Bear book. This is our focus letter for the week. We made a list of words that we know that start with B and recorded some in our Literacy books…

On Wednesday we looked for the word “see” in the Shared Reading text. This is our focus word for the week. When it gets to Friday and we are really familiar with the word we will take out our library books and see if we can find the word see in our books. Maybe this is an activity that you can try with us at home while we are reading to you in the evening.

This week, for our Literacy Learning Experiences we explored;

  • Oral language using the phones
  • Making high frequency words with magnetic letters
  • Writing silly sentences
  • Matching lower case letters with their capitals
  • Making bears for the letter B
  • “What do you see” with magnifying glasses
  • Literacy game

Have a look at how we have engaged in the Literacy Learning Experiences so far this week…

 

 

 

Sausage Sizzle!

The school will be holding a Sausage Sizzle at Recess on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week unless otherwise sold out.

Sausage on bread will be $1.50 each for purchase by students with payment by cash only.  They will be available from the area near the table tennis table.

Come Read with me

Come Read with me is a special time we enjoy books together. We love having you stay and enjoying books with us.

Declan “I like it when I read Simon and Derek books.”

Massa “I like it when I read books with Porsha.”

Arjan “I like reading books with my friends.”

Scarelett “I like it when I read with Ethan.”

Zac “I like it when I read with Arjan and Nyok.”

Yasmin “I like reading with my friend Ivy.”

Literacy Learning

This week we are continuing to read our Shared Reading book “I Like it When” by Mary Murphy.

This week we will be focusing on the word “when”. Every time we saw the word “when” we touched our noses. Throughout the week we will also be looking at Capital Letters and where we use them in our writing. We spoke about how we are all able to read this book together so we are all successful readers!

Our focus word this week is when

Our focus letter this week is W

After reading our Shared Reading book together we explored this weeks “Literacy Learning Experiences”. This week we will be exploring;

  • Oral language using the phones
  • Making high frequency words with magnetic letters
  • Writing silly sentences
  • Matching lower case letters with their capitals
  • Making witches and other words that start with W
  • Literacy games

We explore the same Literacy Learning Experiences every morning of the week, this gives us an opportunity to build confidence by learning through repetition and to consolidate our word and letter knowledge for our reading and writing.

Have a look at how we engaged in Literacy this morning;

After our Literacy Learning Experiences, we helped Ms Angilletta match capital and lower case letters together.

Keep an eye out in your child’s reading bag, over the next few weeks we will be sending home a small memo book with high frequency words from the children’s readers. While you are reading with them at night you could ask them to locate them in their stories. Please leave these books in their reading folders and bring them to school every day in the case that we may need to add a word.

Specks of Gold

A “Speck of Gold” is small positive thing that has brightened our day. At the end of each day we sit together and reflect on what our specks of gold from the day were. By ending the day by focusing on our speck of gold we are promoting optimism and a positive outlook on life. Here are our specks of gold from today;

Emily: My speck of gold was playing Sharks with Kuch and Awan

Addison: My speck of gold was playing in the kitchen in Investigations

Will: My speck of gold was playing with the marbles and making a marble run

Raavi: My speck of gold was making the patterns

Declan: My speck of gold was at lunchtime playing Dinos with Zac

Massa: My speck of gold was playing at the oval at lunch time

Brodie: My speck of gold was playing with the Lions in the doll house, we were playing with everyone so we could have fun

Porsha: My speck of gold was the literacy learning

Celina: My speck of gold was going to sports

Bodhi: My speck of gold was when I was playing survivor at lunch

Yasmin: My speck of gold was seeing my friends at lunch

Specks of Gold are also a great thing to chat about as a family, it gets the conversation going about everyone’s day and focusing on the positives can help brighten even the gloomiest day. Try asking each other around the dinner table tonight;

“What was your Speck of Gold today?”

World Read Aloud Day

Today is “World Read Aloud Day”.To celebrate this day we joined the other classes in the courtyard to share our books together. It was great to see children young and old sharing stories together,

This, along with Come Read with Me and sharing stories everyday helps us to develop positive strategies to help us with our reading and helps us foster a life long love of reading.

Literacy Mornings

Every day we’re going to be focusing on our Literacy Capabilities. This morning we started the morning slowly by sharing books and stories with our friends, families and teachers during Come Read with Me. After Come Read with Me we sat together and read our Shared Reading book “I Like it When” by Mary Murphy.

We will be reading this book every day this week. The book follows a repetitive pattern which focuses on the words “I like it when”.

After reading the book together we explored some Literacy Learning Experiences. This week we are focusing on the words “I like”. We found the words in magazines, wrote the words on whiteboards and used magnetic letters to make the words. Some of us explored silly sentences and practiced our writing. Others of us played literacy games.