Friday, 10 March 2017

Week 6, Term 1

This week in LC1 we have continued to focus on the dispositions courage and collaboration, as well as the concepts of respect and kindness. We finished up our tennis workshops and had our friends from Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre join us for PINs again today. We're still keen to hear from parents or other family members about workshops you could run for PINs. If you have an idea but you're not sure how to make it happen, have a chat to your child's guardian teacher and we will work it out together. If your child would like to run a workshop you can talk to their guardian teacher about this too. We love for our students to lead workshops on the things they're excited about and interested in. 

Here's a video of this week's PINs activities. Enjoy!

This week our school met together to launch our Buddy Bench. A student from LC1 last year came up with the idea of having a buddy bench in the playground so that if students don't have anyone to play with, they can sit on the bench and other students will see them and invite them to play. This student planned and executed the buddy bench as their project learning for the term. Our students all know what it looks like (it is brightly coloured and will be in the school's main play area) so if your child talks about not having someone to play with during break times, please encourage them to use the Buddy Bench. 

Our students are really enjoying their Grasshopper Soccer and Playball sessions. We hope they're telling you all about the skills they're learning. 

Our Take Home Toys have been a wonderful way for our students to share about themselves and some of their favourite things to do at home. On Fridays when our toys come back to school the students who took them home share their adventures with our guardian groups. This develops their oral language and helps them gain confidence when talking to larger groups. Our other students look forward to hearing these stories and during this time they are learning to listen intently and be a respectful audience. Thank you so much for your support with our Take Home Toys at home. We really appreciate the time and effort you've all put into making our toys a member of your family for the week and creating pages for our books. Every child will get a turn to bring home their guardian group's toy so if you haven't had a visit yet, it will happen. 


Anonymous said...

Hi Erin, thanks for the lovely update. Unfortunately I am unable to click on any link for the video.

Erin Hall said...

Thanks for the feedback re. the video. It was a formatting issue, it should be fixed now. Let me know if you still can't see it.