Grade 1 - Term 1
What a wonderful start to Term 1 we have had. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and learning lots of new things in Grade 1.
We would now like to start inviting reading helpers into our rooms. We really appreciate and enjoy having parents in our classrooms. Our reading program incorporates:
- 15 minutes of instructed teaching where we introduce our Café strategy for the day.
-10 minutes of the children independent reading. We would love for you to listen to the children read during this time.
- 10 minutes of listening to reading where the children will listen to you read them a story.
Each fortnight your child will have a reading conference with their classroom teacher. They will be given a reading goal to work on until their next reading conference.
To assist your child please ensure you're reading with your child every night and practicing their reading goal. It really does make a huge difference.
The Grade 1 Team
1Grandparent's and Special Friend's Day 1L and 1G
Grandparent's and Special Friend's Day 1S and 1P
Last Friday my Nan and Pop came to school and I played Boom with them. I read them some books. After that we went to the oval and ate lunch together. I felt that it was the best day ever because my Nan and Pop spent time with me. Lexi
Last Friday Rylie came to my school. It was the best day ever. We did lots of things, it was so much fun. We played grab the dinosaur. I felt super because we did so many things! Lily
On Friday is was Grandparent’s Day. My Grandpa came. We played games. After that we went to the oval for lunch. I felt happy because he came to school. Mayu
We hope you are enjoying the benefits of Class Dojo. If you are having any problems using Class Dojo, please contact your class teacher and check the Class Dojo Parent Troubleshooting page by following the link https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185365-For-parents.
Grade 1 Staff
The whole school is working towards changing our literacy program to implement CAFE. The program works towards engaging children in reading by enabling them to have more choice in their reading material and incorporating fun and engaging strategies to assist with their understanding of the books they are reading.
CAFE stands for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary. These are four areas of reading skills that our students work on throughout the year. During CAFÉ Reading teachers teach whole class lessons, small group lessons and lessons with individuals to work on these reading skills. Children will have fortnightly conferences with their teacher to discuss their reading goal. Their goals will come under the areas of Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary. When children have achieved their goal they will receive a new goal to work on. We hope that you can assist your child with achieving their goal.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact your classroom teacher.