Week 3 – grab a coffee – it’s a long one!

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Posted by mrsmoncrieff | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 25, 2019

We have had another terrific week, beginning with our award winners announced at Prep assembly. We are focusing on Persistence this term, being introduced to Pete Persistence who helps us all to stay strong, try new things and keep on going when things get a bit tough. Well done to our Jogging Club Award winners and to Chloe for her Term 3 Acknowledgement Award.

The “sh” digraph has been on our radar this week and some very weird sheep have appeared outside the classroom! Harry Potter sheep, Car Sheep and Rainbow Unicorn Sheep to name just a few…

We have our own time machine (really just a box with time words in it) and have had some wonderful discussions about quite complex ideas – you should have heard Mrs Moncrieff’s attempt at describing the difference between a solstice and an equinox! We have been looking more closely at analogue clocks and made our own to learn about the numbers and hands.

Our inquiry unit has been ticking along, with each child choosing a minibeast and taking home an A3 home project sheet for this term. We are all making a page for what will become our class book about minibeasts. We have been looking closely at the ways information books show us new ideas and are making a poster about this. The children are encouraged to try to include some of these ideas on their project. It is due back by next Friday, 1st November.

Our visit to the Life Education Van was informative and fun. The Harold’s Friendship lesson reiterated much of our social and emotional learning – with a particular focus on being kind, recognizing emotions and being safe. Harold was very cheeky!

A HUGE thank you to all of our families who supported Pink Day today with your coin donations and purchase of a sausage after school! It is such a wonderful cause and it has been terrific to also support the local community’s efforts as well. The children all looked great in pink!

Well done to Chloe and Connor who confidently modeled the school uniform to a room full of 2020 Prep parents! You were amazing!

Finally a very special thank you for being such a supportive and generous parent group. To receive my special card and gifts this morning for World Teachers’ Day was humbling and emotional. To quote the well known line – “it takes a village to raise a child”, I think we all need to pause at times and marvel at the little people to whom we are responsible and be thankful for our place in their lives. Thanks again, enjoy your weekend! (PS Two blocks of chocolate down now!)

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