- School finishes at 1.45 this year. This allows the junior infants a few minutes to get out safely before us. Delivering your children to you safely is my absolute priority. I am very grateful to the parents and child minders for your patience here. If someone else collects your child please take the time to explain this system to them. I take the children over to our line up area BEFORE they are allowed to be taken from the line. They must say goodbye to me before they leave and I have made eye contact with their parent/minder. if that mean the child hanging out of me to get my attention, I really don't mind ?
- Homework. Reading practice is the most important homework you can do with your child each night. I have sent home readers in their folders and on Monday I will send home a reading tracker. If you could fill in the tracker when your child has read and re-read the book and is ready for a new one (they will need to ask me). Be mindful not to rush the readers, enjoy re reading them and asking questions about what they have read. Comprehension and fluency are equally important. I will also include tricky words that the children are to learn by sight. We will be moving onto the yellow set and doing two a week. If any parent of struggling readers wish to have a quick parent/teacher/child reading workshop with me please come talk to me. *Please keep readers and homework sheet in folders and return to their schoolbags everyday* Use pencil for writing activities and colouring pencils for colouring activities. Thank you!
So here's the fun bits...
Visit to the Botanic Gardens
A week of Sculpture
A week with The Little Red Hen