Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Week 2 Term 2

The students in Rimu began their Natural Disasters topic this week. I was surprised at the wide range of prior knowledge exhibited in our discussion and brainstorm.

Image result for child presenting speechWe are working on our persuasive speeches and expect to have our hamburger plans completed by the end of this week, before we research for evidence to support our reasoning. While it is a challenging task, children will learn best from doing it themselves so parents, please do not write their speeches for them. Talk about their topics, suggest ideas, point them in the direction of information but please let them make it their own work and be independent. We will be doing the writing in class and they will be given guidance about how to engage the audience, what sort of language to use, sentence starters and so on. I touched base with most children today and have made suggestions and given some ideas for them to develop.

Image result for children playing hockeyWe have hockey and soccer tournaments coming up in week 4 so notices about this went home on Friday.

The Tread Lightly caravan is visiting in week 4 too and we look forward to some interactive lessons with this focusing on caring for our environment by reducing waste.
Check out more about this here.Tread Lightly caravan

Both of these events require permission and a fee to be paid. I would appreciate a prompt return please so numbers can be finalised.  

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