Preps have been learning about SYLLABLES. Being aware of syllables in words helps young learners to ‘tune in’ to the structure of words. Lots of practice that involves listening and speaking first is important to support reading and writing.
Syllables are sometimes described as the beat in words, claps or chin-drops.
It has been great to see the children independently selecting books and sharing their reading in class, not only from our home reading book boxes but also from our well stocked library during the term.
Over the holidays hopefully you will include a visit to the local Library or just cuddle up with a book or two from your home library.
Our Library has a great collection of books. Have you read any books by the well known Australian author and illustrator Bob Graham? One of Bob’s books is titled..”A bus called HEAVEN”
This moving picture book offers readers a powerful message about hope, acceptance and belonging.
Can you find this book or any other books by Bob Graham in our Library?
You might like to read one of his books and write a review for the blog.
The Student Representatives from Year 3/ 4 classes and six other students from this level represented St. Charles at the local schools’ memorial ceremony, the week prior to ANZAC day.The ceremony was organised by the Templestowe Rotarians, who did a great job.
The Rotary Club had organised for representatives from all the local schools to be picked up by bus and then we travelled a short distance to the Templestowe War Memorial.
There were a lot of schools who participated and it we were very proud to be representing our school at this important event.Each school laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial in memory of the fallen soldiers and although we were nervous, it was a great experience.
Everyone was very respectful and it reminded us of how lucky we are to live in a country like Australia.
- When your children see you read and write, it teaches them that reading and writing are useful skills.
- Reading with your children at home will help them in all areas of their learning at school.
- Read together with your children and have a range of reading material available at home.
- Try not to let television intrude on reading time.
- Be confident that your child will learn to read and develop their reading skills over time
Mrs. McPherson has been opening the Library during the second half of lunchtime on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It’s an opportunity for those children who want to have some quiet reading time or to share books with others. Thank you Mrs. McPherson.
Please fill in our Library Survey by Friday 4th December. Parents are welcome to complete the survey too.
Corinne Fenton’s picture book “Little Dog and the Christmas Wish”, illustrated by Robin Cowcher, published by Black Dog Books (an imprint of Walker Books) was shortlisted for this year’s Crichton Award and has been chosen as the theme for this year’s Myer’s Christmas Windows.
- Does your family have a tradition in visiting the Myer windows at Christmas?
- Love to hear your thoughts about what you think of the Christmas
- windows or this lovely Christmas book.