I hope you all had a fantastic holiday. The students shared some of their holiday adventures today and it sounds like you went to some lovely places. Students are learning how to write a recount of their travels using a new framework and paying attention to language features such as action verbs and the past tense. We noticed something interesting today. Why do you write 'playing', but 'shopping' with a double consonant? Why do you write slide but it becomes sliding? We're inquiring into this and seeing if we can work out what happens when you add the suffix 'ing' to verbs. We also noticed that the word recount starts with the prefix 're' which we also use in retell, reflect and replay. This started us thinking about what the 're' could mean.
Today students came home with a new Reading Log. I would like students to record the fiction and non-fiction titles they are reading from now onwards. We also looked briefly at the different genres they can choose reading material from. As part of our Personal Connections work this week I would like students to read through the explanation of different genres. Students should then record the genres on their reading log too. Please help students remember to have their reading bags in school each day.
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Tomorrow I am beginning to look at number operations and calculations in maths. Like last time I'll start with a series of diagnostic tests that will help uncover student understanding. This will then inform my mathematics planning.
Thursday (tomorrow) is swimming for the Seniors
Please have Cham library books in school on Monday
New Unit of Inquiry begins on Monday
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