Grade One Teachers for 2019 are:
1G - Andree Gloury (Room 13)
1D - Britt Daffy (Room 14)
1P - Brett Pattison (Room 17)
1G/N - Mandy Gladman & Zoe Needham (Room 18)
Some important dates and upcoming events throughout Semester One include:
Reading in Grade 1
Once your child's new class has settled in, your child's teacher will invite you to come along to reading sessions. A note will be sent home in the coming weeks.
Throughout the year your children will be learning learning about the decoding strategies detailed below, along with others strategies for improving comprehension and fluency. When reading at home they may be demonstrating these strategies to you... and sometimes even explaining them to you!
Homework Expectations in Grade 1
Once students begin taking home readers from school each day they will be expected to complete reading at home 5 times per week. An entry is to be recorded in the student's Home Reading Journal and parents/carers are to sign it off by initialling the entry.
Mother's Day (and Special Friends) Morning
Thursday the 9th of May saw heaps of mothers, grandparents and special friends attending their child's classroom to participate in a fun-filled morning for the junior school's Mother's Day (and Special Friends) Morning.
Guests were treating to some lovely reading and some wonderful massages. Some truly artistic and magnificent floral bouquets were created by the students, together with their mother, grandmother or special friend. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the morning so enjoyable and special for your children.
Below are some photos from the day. Enjoy!
Dash Into Robotics
On Monday the 20th of May each of the grade 1 classes got to experience a special incursion called Dash Into Robotics..
Luke and Brett from Earth Ed in Ballarat came to our school to teach us about robots. The children cycled through five different activities in which they had to instruct robots to do certain things in different ways. It was very interesting and the children enjoyed this hands-on approach to their learning.
Please find below some photos from the day (more pics from the other classes to come soon)...