What’s Happening…

Learning At Home

While your child is unable to be at school, here are a few ideas of things they can do at home to continue their learning….

Practice Maths on IXL. Sign in at http://nz.ixl.com/signin/tokomaru

Your child should know their login details, but if they don’t, please email your child’s teacher.

Keep a Daily Diary; write a story and draw a picture, make a list of things you have done (or want to do) while you are at home, have a go at one of the story starters below, email your teacher or your friends.…. the possibilities are endless!

Story Starters:

“If I was Principal I would…”

“If I could travel to school any way I wanted, it would be by….”

“When I grow up I want to be a…”

Have a go at something new for Writing.  Try Pobble 365 -cool writing prompts (picture prompts with a range of activities and a story starter below the picture). 

OR Once upon a picture– cool writing prompts with questions (this has collections to select such as: inference, non-fiction, character)

Have a go at Handwriting. You could practise writing your first, middle and last name, the whole alphabet, and this sentence, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” As it uses all of the letters of the alphabet (parents, can you please help with correct letter formation for the younger ones). Try writing in cursive or use a fancy calligraphy pen.

Read the books in your Holiday Reading Bag if you have one, and enjoy the Library Books you currently have out, or read from your bookshelf at home.  Write a book review or do an illustration of your favourite story (if you are a senior student this could be a digital book trailer– check our Brian Falkner’s website for ideas https://brianfalkner.com/).  Make sure you continue filling in your Home Reading Diary or Reading Log too! If you haven’t taken it home, create a new reading log on an empty page or on a scrap piece of paper.

Listen to a Story https://www.storylineonline.net/

Read current events for kids at DogoNews.

Keep practising your Mindfulness – you could go onto Go Noodle https://family.gonoodle.com/ and follow a few of the videos like we do at school.

Room 3 and Room 4 students work will be posted solely online via google classroom and Gmail. Miss Armstrong (AKA Miss A) and Mrs Frost will be in touch with students via their school email through GMail. Students, please check your gmail regularly.

We challenge our children to learn the National Anthem in sign language before they come back to school. Have a look at this link!

Take care and email one of us if you have any questions.

Smiles, Mrs Mudgway 

 

 

 

 

 

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