Growing and Learning Together in The Doolette Community Room 02! We are a class of 23 children in our first year of school. We love to keep busy and learn new things each day. We hope that you visit our blog regularly to find out about all of our learning.
Wow what a super busy term we have all had. The children are very tired and will be in need of a well earned rest come Friday afternoon.
Here is some information to help families be organised for the last week.
Please read the seesaw post regarding our sharing topic for the coming week. We will be focusing on this topic throughout the week, with lots of oral language and writing. Please help your child to be organised for Monday.
We will be supporting Karen’s year one class on Friday at Assembly. We will be presenting our Bollywood Dance. As this is a whole school assembly it will begin at 12:15. All welcome, however, if you are planning on attending please be punctual to ensure a seat. If your child doesn’t have a scarf for the dance, please send one as soon as possible.
Please return all Library books on Thursday. There will be no borrowing over the holiday period.
I will collect readers at the end of the week for the holiday period.
Over the coming week and holidays we are asking parents to collect tins again. This time we would like clean 400 ml or 400gm tins that have had their labels removed. Again we will need 46 tins, so if you have more than one that would help us out. We will need these tins for a project early next term. So I hope you enjoy tinned tomatoes, red kidney beans, chick peas or some baked beans, some coconut milk is sold in 400ml tins. We hope you can help us out so that all children can participate.
What a great week we all had celebrating Book Week. Phil Cummings was an amazing presenter and the children were captivated by his storytelling, come to think of it so were the adults.
He talked about how every story needs to be added to or changed in some way before it is published into the books that we purchase. He shared his original drafts with us which he always writes by hand, usually on any bit of paper that is available at the time when an idea pops into his head.
Many children also enjoyed visiting the Library at lunch time for Treasure Hunts and activities. Well done to our fabulous Library staff who made the Library look like a treasure trove.
The children also enjoyed the interactive Book Week incursion.
The Book Week Parade was a great success, it was nice to see so many parents attending.
There is no Show and Tell topic this week.
Room 01 and 02 are presenting the Junior Primary Assembly in the Hall this Friday morning.
All are welcome to attend.
Start time is 11:10.
We now have enough Milo tins thank you.
Please return your Sports Day lunch orders to the classroom before the due date. Late orders will not be accepted by the canteen.
The first week back and the children were all very settled. It was great to see that everyone came back refreshed and ready for learning, remembering morning jobs from day one. I was super impressed.
After a week of school, we are all hopefully back into our routine of early mornings and early nights. This Term will consist of lots of new learning and of course plenty of revision of our previous learning. This is the term where we can showcase our skills learned so far, putting all of our skills to good use.
It was also great to see everyone Organised and Independent on Friday morning, for our first Independence Day this term. Well done to all! Independence Day will now be every Friday in Doolette.
Dare I say it yet again, this is going to be a very busy term!
Please see my seesaw post for news of Nature Play.
Here is some important information to help us all be organised for the next couple of weeks;
Week 2- Thursday, 2-3:00 R/1 Disco. The cost is $3 and includes entry, chips and drink. Please give me your money on Thursday morning. Children can bring along a favourite piece of clothing to add to their uniform for the disco only. They must be able to put it on by themselves. Please put your child’s name in anything they bring to school. This is not a casual day.
We are continuing to collect formula/Milo tins. We have almost reached our target. Hope you can help us with a few more. Hats are back this term, please remind your child to pack his/her hat each day so they can participate in all outside activities fully.
Hopefully, you have read the blurb that came home with the large sheet of paper for our Show and Tell topic in Week 3. There is no Show and Tell in Week 2.
So that we can appreciate the hard work that everyone does in readiness for this topic, please ensure that your child is organised and brings his/her poster on their allocated day.
Sharing days have not changed and your child should know his/her day by now. I am really excited to see what your child creates and to learn more about him/her and I hope that you have fun together designing their poster.
Thank you to the people who have sent along some soap on tap, however, we are in desperate need of more soap. Thanks in advance.
Important events coming up.
Book week is Week 5. There will be an incursion and a Dress Up Parade during this week. All welcome. We will be presenting the Assembly in Week 6, Friday 11:10. We will be supported on stage by our friends in 01. All welcome. Stay tuned for more details about both of these events.
I am in need of 6 parents who are available to help us on Friday mornings with our Social Skills Program. Helpers will be required from 9-9:30 on Friday in Weeks 5, 7, and 9. You will be working with a set group of children and for continuity, we ask that you commit to attending all sessions. As this is part of our learning program, no toddlers or babies please. If you are interested, please email me.
I hope that everyone is well rested after our very busy end to term two.
I don’t think I will surprise anyone when I tell you that term three is going to be just as busy.
Here are a few important bits and pieces to kick the term off:
Just a quick reminder that term three begins on Tuesday for CLG students. The staff will be working on our Whole School Literacy Agreement on Monday.
I hope that families have been able to collect their photographs in readiness for our learning in Geography and History this term. Please refer to my Seesaw post if you are not sure what we want. History and Geography will form a major part of our learning this term, so please get your photographs to school by Friday of week one at the latest. Be sure to put your child’s’ name on the back of all photographs and send them in an envelope that also has your child’s name on it.
You have a few days to locate your school hat. Hats must be worn again this term and next term, until the end of the year.
Here is a heads up about a few of this terms upcoming events;
We are rostered to use the Nature Garden at school twice this term and we will be running our first assembly. There is a disco on the 2nd of August and we will be celebrating Bookweek with fun activities and a parade in week five. Stay tuned for further details about all of these things and more!
Show and Tell days will remain the same this term, however, it will no longer take place each week. Our Show and Tell program will now run in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. You will be notified of topics throughout the term. Please help your child to remember to be prepared on his/her day to avoid missing out. Our topic for week one is holiday news. If your child is rostered to share on Monday, they will have their turn on Tuesday of the coming week.
I will check sight words on Tuesday morning of this week due to the Pupil Free Day on Monday.
Our specialist subjects will remain the same for the term unless otherwise notified.
A reminder that our Library day is Thursday. Please do not return books before the day.
Can you help?
We are in desperate need of donations of soap on tap pump bottles or refills. We have food breaks three times a day and practice safe food hygiene, washing our hands before each break. That is a lot of hand washing and a lot of soap!