Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Writing belts...

Dear Parents,
There has been great excitement in Blue Room this week as the children have each been given a coloured belt to wear during our writing sessions. Each belt represents the punctuation that is being used in their journal writing.
White belt- full stops
White belt with black stripe- full stops and capital letters.
White belt with yellow dot- full stops, capital letters and question marks.
Yellow belt- full stops, capital letters , question marks and commas.
Dark Blue belt- full stops,capital letters,question marks,commas and apostrophes.
Red belt- full stops,capital letters,question marks,commas, apostrophes and exclamation mark
Black belt- full stops,capital letters,question marks,commas, apostrophes,speech marks and ellipsis...

The children are aware of what they need to do to go to the next level to receive their new writing belt. The children need to show that they are using the correct punctuation with 3 pieces of writing. They have shown great enthusiasm towards their writing!

Please check out the photos!

Thank you so much for covering the books for your child or children. They look amazing and we have started using them.

A reminder that if you have not bought your child a T.H.R.A.S.S. Chart from the office, could you please do so A.S.A.P. as we are using them for our writing and also for becoming familiar with the different sounds boxes. If you have one at home from an older sibling just send it in with your child.

RECYCLING: Could you please recycle any wrappers, bottle tops, net bags, foam trays, bread ties etc as we are learning about the world and its oceans? We will be making our own rubbish islands showing how much rubbish is dumped into the sea and learning the importance of caring for our environment through recycling. Your child needs to have a clean small bag of rubbish at school by the beginning of Week 7 (14th March). Thank you.

We need 2 parents as class reps for Blue Room please. Could you let me know A.S.A.P? Thank you.

Kind regards,