Students working on their Writer’s Notebook as part of the writing program in year 5/ 6.
- 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.
It’s great to see at this time of the year our students being regular readers at home. Modelling the pleasure of reading both at school and also at home is vital for a child’s development in positive attitudes towards reading.
“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” Kate DiCamillo
TODAY WE CELEBRATED THE BEGINNING OF BOOK WEEK.
All grades busily and creatively participated in a number of different art activities linked to some of the shortlisted books.
Our Library and Art monitors have done a great job in producing a display of their interpretation of the theme of Book Week this year, BOOKS LIGHT UP OUR WORLD.
GREAT DISPLAY…WELL DONE GIRLS!
- 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
This year the Book Week theme is -BOOKS LIGHT UP OUR WORLD. Book Week starts on Saturday 22nd August and goes to Friday 28th August. Keep posted to further news related to Book Week at St. Charles which will be advised closer to the date.