Social Emotional learning- What makes our Preps happy?
For our social emotional learning last week- we thought about the positive things in our lives that make us happy. We spoke about how important this is to remember when sometimes you become a little sad- remembering the things that make you happy can help bring your back to the green zone (ready to learn, happy and calm). We were so proud with what the preps came up with. Watch the video to see some of the Preps share their work!
This week the Preps At Home Learning activities and P.E activities have been based around the Olympics as they were scheduled to be taking place between 23rd July – 8th August. The Preps have enjoyed activities like creating their own Olympic medals, making their own Olympics obstacle course and creating an Olympic torch craft.
Our Preps Go on a Bear Hunt!
In class this week we read ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. As a way of practising retelling the story, we went on our very own Bear Hunt around KPPS! Watch to see what a great job our Preps did!
Preps go on a bear hunt from KingsleyParkPS on Vimeo.
This term we have been learning about different cultures and how families have different cultural backgrounds. This week we read ‘My Culture and Me’ by Greg Dreise and it spoke about aboriginal culture and their connection to the land. On Friday we made our own rain stick instruments as a way of learning about aboriginal music. The students also made their own interpretations of aboriginal dot paintings on their rain sticks. They loved this activity and thoroughly enjoyed learning about this amazing culture here in Australia.
rainsticks- prep from KingsleyParkPS on Vimeo.
Decodable Readers SPELD- free online resource
Sometimes home reading books can become repetitive and we would love our students to be practising their letter sounds as much when they can when they are beginning to learn how to read. For this reason, we highly recommend that students read these great online books from SPELD South Australia. Each book is based around a set of letter sounds and are highly decodable. They also include suggestions on how parents can get the most out of each book. These can be read on a tablet or iPad and can quickly be downloaded when you go to start your home reading routine with your child. Please feel free to add these to their home reading log books and let us know how you go! Happy reading!