Parent Helpers!

We are well into reading now in the Prep room! Keep practising your magic words (just start on golden word page only) and practise these words by sight. When you know all your Golden words you will receive an award on Parade and there will be a colour certificate to obtain every colour page you achieve right up until 300 words! Wow!

Many of the boys and girls in our class are already on Green SSP colour level. Please help your child to know the sounds, how to write them and how to read simple words made from the sounds on this level. e.g. sat, tap, pin, pants, Santa, sip, tin, it, in, is, sit, tip, pit, nip, spin, pants. You can see how already children can read and write sentences using these speech sound combinations to make words and simple sentences.

Today we were creating sentences like “She is in the tin” and “The ant sat on the pan.” Encourage your child to write words and simple sentences everyday using the speech sounds they know. Practise writing and reading your sentences!

We need more helpers every day! Especially on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 9-10 for our reading and spelling group sessions. The more adult helpers the better ratio of support we can provide to students. Come in and learn yourself and assist your child’s learning journey.

Also we have a massive amount of laminating and binding of books to complete to set up our new home reader system. If you are free anytime to help with this please see Mrs P. Each Friday afternoon between 1:30 – 3pm, Mrs Bruce works in the library covering books, accessioning, returning and upkeeping our library. If you have some time to spare during a Friday afternoon we would love a group of helpers to come and work in the library helping with books and working though our laminating for the new reader system.

Finally I am seeking volunteers who can sew, garden and cook for some upcoming events later in the term. Please let me know if you are interested/available to do either.

Please send in any used magazines that would be suitable for our Preps to cut and paste when playing speech sound detective each day – we need lots.

Other items we are searching for:  *A couch for our reading corner     *Compost bin with lid     *Raised garden beds     *Worms and soil for a worm garden       *Fish tank accessories      *Safe, climbing playground equipment to add to our playground area    – perhaps you have one of these items at home that you don’t use anymore and  could be donated to our class. Dads, we need you to come in for some gardening fun!

“Many hands make light work” – John Heywood

Mrs P


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