Monday, 10 December 2018

Term 4 Week 10

















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From the Teacher's Desk:

The end of the year always produces mixed emotions. It is sad to say goodbye and yet an exciting time as we will all begin another journey. What an amazing year 2018 has been! 
The children have all developed, matured and achieved so much in such a short time. No doubt they make parents very proud. They certainly make our job as teachers so rewarding!
Thank you for all the support and assistance you have given us, however small it may seem. It has been greatly appreciated. It made the year run very smoothly.
We would also like to thank you for entrusting us with your children’s education – for allowing us to lay the initial building blocks towards their future learning. It is an awesome job and we have enjoyed every day. We have grown close to every child and will miss each one of them.
We hope everyone has a happy, safe holiday and a fantastic 2019. 
We are sure to see most of you back at Wattle Grove Primary School next year and if not, then we wish each one the best at their new school. 
Have a wonderful break from school, stay safe and keep learning!
School reopens on Monday 4th February 2019. See you all then.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
Celebrating the end of a fantastic year together:

Red Group ......Reading, cooking and craft with our Buddies in Room 28:




Friday, 30 November 2018

Term 4 Week 9



Week 9

The end of the year is fast approaching and all the Kindergarten students are finishing off their programs. We are sending home a phonics continuum with the sounds and words the students have learnt. It is very important to continue to revise these over the holidays so they maintain their knowledge and recall over the 6 week holidays. All folders, brain boxes, library books and home reading books are due back ASAP.

The end of the year Dance Party for the Kindergarten students will be on Monday the 10th of December at Camp Wattle Grove starting at 1.30pm and finishes at 2.30pm. The blue students need to pay $2.50 to cover the cost of the bus. The tickets for families are free however you need to let us know how many tickets you require for numbers. The Blue group students will be going on the bus with teachers and meeting their parents and family members at the venue. Red group will need to make their way to the venue with their parents and will need to be signed in with their classroom teacher at the start of the party. Please arrive at 1.20pm. The blue group will return to school on the bus with the teachers, they can NOT be signed out at the venue. The red group will need to be signed out with their class teacher before leaving.

 We would appreciate if all students could bring a large bag (ie a shopping bag), clearly labelled with their name. We will fill these with their books and other items from the room to return to you.

 End of Year Kindergarten Celebration - Red

 Our class party is on Tuesday 11th December 2018 starting at 12:30pm.  Each child needs to bring a plate of food to share. If you are bringing hot food, please bring it warmed to the classroom, at 12:15pm. Please write your child's name next to your food preference on the noticeboard located outside the classroom and label plates or dishes if you would like them returned. Children do not need to bring regular morning tea or lunch on this day.

End of Year Kindergarten Celebration - Blue

 Our class party is on Wednesday 12th December 2018 starting at 12:30pm.  Each child needs to bring a plate of food to share. If you are bringing hot food, please bring it warmed to the classroom, at 12:15pm. Please write your child's name next to your food preference on the noticeboard located outside the classroom and label plates or dishes if you would like them returned. Children do not need to bring regular morning tea or lunch on this day.






    SHOW & TELL

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Term 4 Week 8




We continue to enjoy learning about many different cultural celebrations that families in our class observe.
                                                                     
Celebrating Birthdays

Christmas Santa

Holi ….. The Festival of Colour.

Delicious samosas!

Baby Naming Ceremony

 Vesak. Buddha's Birthday
Dewali
…….. The Festival of Lights.
Dewali treats.


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Term 4 Week 7



Last week the Kindergarten Red students from Room 2 and Room 4 hosted the Junior Assembly. The students put smiles on the faces of everyone in the audience by opening with an upbeat 'Good Morning' song welcoming parents, students, teachers and peers to the assembly. The students reflected on all of the fun and learning that has happened in Kindergarten this year. They all spoke clearly and confidently into the microphone and their wonderful 'WOW' writing was on display. The second musical item was a performance of 'Kindergarten Happened So Fast', and took inspiration from the hit movie Grease. Thank you to parents and caregivers for your hard work in helping the children with the costumes for the day. The students looked very cool indeed. Congratulations to Ryan and Jessica who received the Science awards, and Jack and Ivana who received the Values awards. Well done to all the merit award recipients.
 Kindergarten went by so fast!!
 Science Awards
 WOW Writing

We have been tasting various 'yummy' cultural foods as we continue our class news about celebrations:
Filipino New Year and tasting Sapin Sapin.
Vishu Festival
Eid
Halloween
Serbian Christmas in January

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Term 4 Week 5





Literacy -The focus letter sound is 'Zz' as in zoo, zebra, zucchini, zip. This is the last letter for the year!

Numeracy - This week we will be reinforcing and revising  numbers 1 to 17….. counting in sequence, identifying numerals, writing and one to one correspondence.

Sharing our individual family celebrations for Show and Tell has been going really well, with many parents getting involved. Thank you for your involvement. 
 Ethiopian Wedding Feast

Christmas

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Term 4 Week 4



Literacy -This week the focus letter is Qq. The initial sound is ‘qu’ as in queen, quick, quiet, quilt. We will be learning the sight word 'will'.

Quill, question mark and ….
 Quilt starts with qu, qu, qu.
 
Numeracy - The number of the week is 17….. counting, identifying and writing.

We are so excited …….Look at our seeds sprouting in our green houses.

Last week the Kindergarten Blue Groups from Room 2 and Room 4 hosted the junior assembly. They dazzled the audience with a song about the weather and a springtime dance. The students have taken turns during the year to be the Weather Wizard. They use their senses to observe the weather each day. The students were dressed to represent each of the four seasons. There were bright flowers, a bumble bee and a rainbow for spring, lots of swimmers for summer, snowflakes and raincoats for winter and lots of reds and brown autumn leaves. Congratulations to Julian and Mitchell who received the Science awards, and Chloe and Saoirse who received the Values awards. The students all spoke beautifully and confidently into the microphone. We are very proud of all the Kindergarten students. Well done to all the merit award recipients.
SHOW and TELL - Sharing our family celebrations
Thank you to Parents and Grandparents who have come in and supported the children with their news
 
Vietnamese Lunar New Year


 Halloween

Italian - Sauce Day
New Year - Dragon Dance





Term 4 Week 10

From the Teacher's Desk: The end of the year always produ...