Book Week – Escape to Everywhere

This week was all about celebrating books! On Friday all the students and teachers dressed up as their favourite book characters. I absolutely love books and I love to share my love of books. There’s not enough time in the day to read all the books I’d like to read to the kids. Books provide us with a place to escape, with something to connect with and they help our imaginations run wild! It was so great to see the kids dressed up, really showing their love of books.

All the students got to go up on stage and show off their amazing costumes to the entire school. Most kids had the books that their characters were from. Nina and Aaron won the prizes for best dressed! They got to pick out 2 books to live in our class library!

Back in the classroom I took a photo of kids in their costumes. There’s a nice one and it had to be followed by a silly one! You can’t play dress ups without being a little silly!

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Building CCVC words

This weeks spelling focus is ccvc words (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant). We started off with listing all the vowels and consonants. I then gave them an example of a ccvc word on the board. Next, I read the students Mr McGee and the Biting Flea. Their first challenge was to find the ccvc words in the book! They managed to find quite a few, some that even had another consonant on the end. In their reading groups they had either build, match or find ccvc words. They had a ball, they didn’t want to stop!

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Mad about multiplication

We are nearing the end of our multiplication unit but not before we have some more fun! Some students were working on building cities out of arrays while others were working on making equal groups. Either way, we all had a blast. The 1/2 classes have all built arrays on buildings. Our unit is now alive with arrays!

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Arrays, arrays, arrays.

We are learning all about multiplication in maths at the moment. We have done lots of work in groups of objects, now we are moving on to arrays. Our whole class helped to make an array of 4 groups of 3 or 4×3.

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The student had to organise our bookshelf so we could count how many books we had in the most effective way. Hooray for arrays.