Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Parent Reading Workshop 2 and Decoding Strategies Information

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A huge thank you to all the Year 2 parents who attended our second reading workshop on Thursday 12 October. Please click on the link below to view a copy of the slides.

Reading Reading Workshop Session 2

As we mentioned in the workshop, we will be using this section of the blog to regularly share information about ways you can support your child with the strategies students are learning in school to grow as readers and writers. Please find below a copy of key decoding strategies that was shared at the parent information and links to three parent pipelines from the reading CAFE that provide further details about three of the strategies.

Key Reading Strategies

Check for Understanding Parent Pipeline

Use the Beginning and End Sounds Parent Pipeline

Use Pictures, Illustrations and Diagrams Parent Pipeline

Helping with Learning in the Classroom and Parent Teacher Conferences

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Supporting Learning in Class

From the week beginning Oct 16 we will be starting parent help sessions each week in class. Please click on the links below to sign-up if you are able to help. 

Links:

2CCG Sign-up Sheet for Parent Helpers

2ASD Sign-up Sheet for Parent Helpers

2LRO Sign-up Sheet for Parent Helpers

2CNS Sign-up Sheet for Parent Helpers

DC Guidelines for Parent Helpers

Parent Teacher Conferences

Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are taking place this week. As mentioned in an email from your child’s class teacher, we would very much appreciate it if you can take a few minutes to share some insights about your child using the form below.

You Tell Us – Parent Form

Pattern, Function and Skip Counting

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Pattern and Function

During Term 1 students inquire into Pattern and Function. Students learn to identify, name, extend and show patterns in various ways. We explore patterns around us, make repeating patterns and determine features of patterns. Students translate patterns, creating them in different ways and using a 100 chart to find number patterns.

Our ‘Central Idea’ is:

Patterns have repetitive features that can be identified and described.

Our ‘Lines of Inquiry’ are:

– Characteristics of a pattern

– Different ways to make, describe and record patterns

– How patterns help us to predict

Skip Counting & Patterns

As part of their learning about pattern and number the students have been skip counting with numbers to 100.

  •      Practise skip counting (by 2′s, 5′s and 10′s) with or without a hundred chart. 
  •      Practise locating numbers on and navigating the 100 chart (10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less, etc.) and finding patterns on the hundred chart using Splatt 100. You can also practise these skills by playing Starship Games.
  •     Pattern Mania
  •     Colour Patterns

(Please note you may need to install flash or JAVA on your computer for some of the online games to work)