Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Teddy Bears Picnic

The Platypus and Kangaroo classes had a wonderful time with their teddy bears.
We talked about our bears, their names and why they were special.
Year 5 buddies came over to our rooms after lunch. The children made teddy bear masks, read teddy bear books together and enjoyed a small packet of Tiny Tots.
Tomorrow we will write about our teddies.
Enjoy the photos.

Kindy Kangaroo Mystery Reader Week 4

This week our Mystery reader shared a really fun book 'Piranhas don't eat Bananas' by Aaron Blabey.
Many of us knew this story but loved hearing it again. It is sooooo funny. Thanks so much for reading this funny story to us.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Oz Opera

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Oz Opera performance today.
The story was a modern day twist on The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Cinderella.
There was a lot of laughter from the audience. 
A wonderful treat to have the Opera visit Inaburra.
Thanks to Mrs Lee our music teacher for organising the experience.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Term 1 Week 5 Reminders

It's that time of the year.... when the teddy bears come to school for the Teddy Bears Picnic! 

We will have a special time with our buddies on Tuesday. Please bring in a teddy bear or favourite soft toy (if your child doesn't have a bear) and a teddy bear book if you have one. The children will be reading their books with their buddies. 

The children will be given a small packet of tiny teddy biscuits as part of our 'picnic'. Let us know if your child is not allowed to eat them. 

Sound of the Week 
Please have a look around your house for something starting with the sound 't' as in tap. (toothpaste, toothbrush, train, toy, Mr Tickle book, tiger, Tyrannosaurus Rex, timer, teddy, ticket, tool etc) 

Sport Shoes On Monday Home Readers Commence Oz Opera Performance On Monday.

Please remember to pop into your child's bag their sports shoes to change into on Monday. 

Your child will have a book and their Home Reader Log book in their yellow bag on Monday. Please try to read the book and return it the next day to swap it for a new one. Record the title of the book in the blue and white Log book. 
There are some tips on the inside cover which can assist parents as they help their child to learn the basics of learning to read. Could the Platypus Class parents please cover the Reading Log book in clear contact. 

 The children will enjoy a wonderful performance on Monday. Ask them about it afterwards. Hopefully they will be able to share some highlights with you.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Platypus Class Mystery Reader

On Friday we had our first grandparent for the year. She read Danny In The Toybox by Richard Tulloch.
It was a lovely story about a little boy who hid in his toybox because something had annoyed him. At the end of the story he couldn't remember why he was in the toybox and came out to enjoy some apricot ice-cream. We had a discussion about why we think he hid and how he resolved his problem.
Thank you to our mystery reader for coming and sharing this book.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Buddy Fun!

This afternoon we had great fun playing games on the field with our Buddies. Check out all the smiles.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Photos for History Lesson

Please remember to send in  4 photos of your child from baby to now. Email to Mrs Blake or Mrs Collins if you can or send in the real photo and we can then scan them. We need them as soon as possible to use in class for a lesson.

Nicole Collins and Leanne Blake

Friday, 17 February 2017

Kindy Kangaroo's Mystery Reader.

On Friday afternoon e had our first Mystery reader come to visit. We had a great time listening to the book 'Do Not Open This Book' by Andy Lee. It is such a funny  book with a monster trying to convince us not to turn each page. He did not succeed as we did reach the end of the book, which had a funny ending. Thanks for coming.

Platypus Class Mystery Reader

Our first Mystery Reader came to our classroom today.
K Platypus enjoyed listening to the story called This Is A Ball by Beck and Matt Stanton.
It was very funny and the children enjoyed all the 'wrong' words in the book.
Enjoy our photos from Friday afternoon.

 We were making monster faces as there was a monster in the book!

Term 1 Week 4 Reminders

Morning Kiss and Drop
We are very proud of the way our Kindergarten children are now walking into school.
Please help us by encouraging your child to walk into school by themselves.
The Year 5 and Year 6 helpers will continue to assist for a few more weeks and buddies will be around to look after their partners as they arrive.
We (Mrs Collins and Mrs Blake) will keep an eye on the bag and courtyard area but won't be coming out to the front car lines from this week.
Afternoon arrangements remain the same.

Mystery Readers
The children love seeing their parents/grandparents/aunty/uncle come as Mystery Readers.
We ensure that the class is ready and well behaved so that our readers have an attentive audience. 
We have one vacancy left in Kangaroo class for this term.
There are two vacancies left in Platypus class.
Go back to Week 3 reminders for the link.

Sound of The Week
Please bring in items for the table that start with 's' as in sun.
(some ideas- spoon, spatula, space rocket, spices, sand, snake, slipper, sandal, sign, superman)
Please avoid any items with the 'sh' sound as we will touch on that sound later on in the year.

Photos For History Lesson
Please email us 4 photos of your child from baby-toddler-preschool-school age ASAP. 

K-6 Assembly in the PAC
Parents are welcome to attend our combined assembly on Friday 24 February. It commences at 11:45am.

Lunch box containers, drink bottles and 'crunch' containers need to be labelled with your child's name.

Parent / Teacher Interviews
Parent Interviews on Tuesday and Thursday. Please check the Parent Portal note for details as the venue for interviews has changed from last year.
If you would like to fill out the Parent Partnership Forms the link is below. 

Click Here

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Car Line Signs

Dear Parents,
Your child was issued with a car line sign to be displayed on your dashboard so that it is visible through the windscreen when you pick up your child.
You may not wish to use it at the moment but please keep it handy for later on in the year. 
Mrs Collins      Mrs Blake

Friday, 10 February 2017

Term 1 Week 3 Reminders

Thank you for covering all the books so promptly. We really appreciate it.

Crunch and Sip is not required on Wednesdays.

There is an email box for you to fill in if you would like to know when the Blog is published each week.
Please find the links below to guide you to forms to fill out.

Mystery Reader
Please sign up for Mystery Reader, we really need more readers.
Kindy Kangaroo - Click Here
Kindy Platypus - Click Here

Pick Up arrangements

Sound of The Week
Have some fun searching for items around the house starting with the sound 'm' as in the word mouse. (monkey, milk, money, marble, mask)

Photo Day is on Tuesday 14, this week. Please send in your completed envelope on Tuesday. Student's must wear/bring their blazers for the photos.

This Friday, February 17, is our first cake day. Cupcakes will be brought in by year 5. They will be for sale at recess for 50c. See the note on the parent portal for more details.

Please remember to send in  4 photos of your child from baby to now. Email to Mrs Blake or Mrs Collins if you can or send in the real photo and we can then scan them.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

KInder Platypus Buddy Time

We had a wonderful time meeting our buddies again. We played games, read books and put together puzzles.

Kindy Kangaroo Buddies

It was great to spend some getting to know our Year 5 buddies better.  We had so much fun playing games, reading and drawing together.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Mystery Reader Sign Up Term 1

Please Click on the links below to sign up for Mystery Reader.

Kindy Kangaroo - Click Here

Kindy Platypus - Click Here

Welcome to Kindergarten's Blog for 2017

Mrs Collins will be teaching Kinder Kangaroos.
Mrs Blake will be teaching Kinder Platypus.

We are looking forward to another great year of learning.

This Kindy Blog will be our main source of communication to parents each week.
We include reminders for the following week and like to share the student's achievements and activities with photos and videos.

Last week was a terrific start for our Kinders despite the heat. They are already learning how to line up and find their own bag.

We hope you enjoy the first of many videos and photos for the year.