Events Coming Up
Monday 24th April; Free DDD Green Day; Wear Green. To promote Green Week and environmental issues.
Friday 28th April; Student Led Learning Review. No school that day, parents accompany children to learning review at an allotted time.
Monday 1st May; Public Holiday. No school
Wednesday 3rd May; Public Holliday; No School.
Monday 8th May; GRADE 1A and 1C SPOTLIGHT: LLAC. Please click here to take you to Ms Banusa’s Blog for more information. There will be no swimming that day
Wednesday, 17 May: Gr 1 Sports Day, 12 pm to 2:20 pm in the large gym on the 3rd floor. Parents are welcome to come and watch the event from the 4th-floor gym.
Events This Short Week.
In maths, we continued to work on maths word problems as well as reviewing some of the strategies that we use to solve addition and subtraction problems. We also have been reviewing our maths skills on mathletics and splash maths.
In literacy, we wrote another poem for our poetry book. This time it was a Cinquain Poem. A cinquain – which, is pronounced “sin-cane,” not “sin-kwane” – is a form of verse that is very popular because of its simplicity. It is easy and fun for children to write. With just 11 words and five short lines, a cinquain is compact and loaded with descriptive language.
In UOI, we continued to look at art, and this week the focus was appreciation and interpretation of the artist’s message. We used our senses to experience jumping into a painting and describe what was there and then wrote a postcard to describe those experiences. We also turned this experience into a free verse poem with some beautiful results. Mr G also visited 1a to explain how photography is also art and looked at composition in landscape and portrait photography.
I sent out an email to your CDNIS email with a link to a survey about the One to one iPad programme. Please check your email and it would be a huge help if you could respond.
Happy Birthday to Mathea and Timeo