3/4KC is ‘thoughtful’ and ‘boastful’!

In spelling this week, 3/4KC students have been learning about the suffix ‘ful’ added to base words. They have been writing short paragraphs describing their dads, grandparents, cousins, friends and pets, etc. using these special words. They hope you enjoy reading them.

I am grateful to have my wonderful Pop. He is very kind, thoughtful and helpful. My Pop is kind-hearted and funny!

I am very grateful to have three wonderful friends in my life. The first is Chloe. She is a very cheerful, beautiful and wonderful person. The next is Indi. She is a kind hearted, thankful, wishful and faithful person. Last but not least is Mia. She is a sweet, thoughtful, trustful and joyful person. I love my friends and they are the best!

I have a thoughtful and wonderful father. I hear his joyful and faithful name, Paul, and I feel a beautiful spark set off in my body. His helpful coaching makes me a cheerful basketball player. I am so grateful to have such a meaningful Dad!


I have a wonderful, beautiful and cheerful new parrot named Prince. He’s youthful and joyful. I am very happy to have him.

I’m thankful for my mum and dad and grateful for all my things. When I go to school, I’m joyful if I’ve been successful of what I have done. My mum’s very thoughtful because she always cleans up my mess. My dad’s very respectful because he’s always respectful to everyone he knows.

Learning Lots in Prep

Preps are always busy learning! This week, we have loved our ‘rotations’ for literacy.

We are learning to log in to Reading Eggs ourselves, to learn all about letters and words for reading.

We used the ipads to practise writing and played a game of sound bingo.


We have talked about what we like to do at the beach, then worked with our teacher to write about it and read it back.


We used the beginning sound to read some sentences, and then illustrated each sentence.


    What story is this character from?images      Reading with your child at home

  • 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

Sharing our creative writing on the iPad



In 1/2 this term, we have been learning about a range of text types from Exposition and Explanation to revision of our creative writing. This week, student’s planned and composed their own creative stories that started from a ‘seed’ (one idea) and grew from there. I had the pleasure of hearing one child read me the beginning of their story about looking for treasure in the desert! Go 1/2’s!!

3/4 Writer’s Notebook

The 3/4’s had a great day using this image for creative writing. We looked at the picture together and had a brainstorm about different ‘describing’ words which help to ‘paint a picture’. Students then had to write a creative narrative using at least 10 describing words from the brainstorm.

Sam’s Organic Universe

Here are some words we came up with:

beautiful, unexpected, cheerful, silhouette, exquisite, magnificent, impressive, vibrant and spectacular.

Can you think of a word to describe the image?

Opportunities to Write at Home

kids-writingLike reading, writing becomes an everyday activity at home. Let your child see you writing. Try some of these writing ideas at home:

  • Write a shopping list or add items to the list and tick off the items as you buy or unpack them.
  • Keep a board to write and read family messages.
  • Give your child a pad of sticky notes to write reminders for themselves.
  • Plan and write your weekly menu together.
  • Write captions for photographs in your family photo albums.
  • Write labels for your child’s art works and creations.
  • Make words using magnetic letters and stick them on the fridge.
  • Make and write greeting cards, birthday cards, and thank you notes.
  • Keep a family calendar on display and write down family events.
  • Talk about upcoming events with your child, for example, where, when, and who will be there.

Reference: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development