Friday, April 3, 2009

KD students are too clever!!!

The students in KD have become very clever this term! So far we have learnt 9 sounds and letters and can now use these letters to make tons of CVC words. We are also getting to know quite a few sight words and can use these in short sentences. We have been writing information reports this term and have some written some interesting reports about cats. Isn't it amazing to think that at the beginning of the term, most of us could only write our name, and now only 9 weeks later we are writing sentences and learning to use handwriting lines!
Ms Dafter was very pleased to speak to all the parents during Three Way Interviews, because she had such pleasing reports to give about every child in KD and could show parents such fantastic work samples, proving what hard workers KD are! Thank you to all the parents who have attended an interview as it means a lot to your child to know how interested you are in their progress at school.
In week 10, KD teamed up with 5/6F to complete the final assessment for our COGS unit, Our Place. The task involved the children designing a home environment that would be suitable for a storybook family and creating a diorama. KD chose The Three Bears and decided that the house would need 3 chairs, 3 beds, 3 bowls of porridge plus many more homely items. So far the homes look very inviting and comfortable and there has been lots of creativity flowing during this task! The finished dioramas will be on display in KD's classroom when we have our open day on Thursday, 9th of April.
In the past few weeks we have all been working hard practising our poems and songs for the Eisteddfod which is coming up in Term 2. We have also been working on a special class entry for the Narrabri Show where we have created a large wall hanging showing where we live in our environment. The children are very excited about this and are looking forward to seeing their work displayed at the show.
It's not long now until the Easter bunny visits and KD is now counting down to this exciting event. This week we will be making some Easter baskets in the hope that the Easter Bunny pays us a visit before the end of term!
Thank you once again to all of the parents who continue to help out in our classroom each day. It is such a great help and the children really enjoy having you there.

Ms Dafter & KD