We have started a settled week with our Grade 5-6 students back from camp. It looks like they had so much fun at camp, one student describing the food as "gourmet" and there was wonder at having dessert at both lunch and dinner.
Canteen and Volunteers
We have had numerous volunteeers for our canteen, Katherine Dewhurst has volunteered to take on a manager's role and will co-ordinate the volunteers and have the canteen opening one day a week. Teachers are currently canvasing students to see what they would like the canteen to serve within our Move Well Eat Well guidelines and move towards gold accreditiation. There will be further information home as soon as the details are worked out. The first event run by this group of volunteers will be a sausage sizzle held at the swimming carnival, please have your notes in by the end of today if you wish to order.
In relation to the canteen we now have two volunteers to run the breakfast program. Jess is volunteering on a Monday and Kobi on Friday. If you would like to volunteer another day please let the office know. This is a great way to help the school and get to know the students, they love breakfast club.
If your child has a change of plans during the day in regards to catching the bus home it is very helpful to us if we know this information as soon as possible. Frequent changes to travel arrangements throughout the day have led to some students and staff being confused about end of day travel plans.
There was a minor case of vandalism onsite at Glen Huon Primary last night. There is security footage of two youths and a dog onsite at 10.15-10.17. The police have been informed and would like any further relevant information in regards to this vandalism. If you have witnessed any inappropriate behaviour onsite after hours please contact the Huonville Police.
There will be a Parents & Friends meeting held at school in the Meeting Room at 9am on Monday 16th March.
Please come along to share ideas. If you are unable to attend but still want to get involved please join the Glen Huon Primary Parents & Friends Facebook group to be part of discussions.
Easter Raffle books will be coming home soon. To make this a successful raffle we are asking for donations of Easter Eggs to be brought to the school office.
The more donations the bigger the raffle.
This term in Smarties we have a focus on the sounds and shapes of the letters of the alphabet, finding connections around us and exploring with our senses.
Every week we will have a letter focus table where your child can bring something from home that relates to our letter focus, as well as a name activity to build confidence with the special letters of your child's name, a sensory activity to stimulate the senses, and an "I wonder" table to invite investigation and deeper thinking.
This week we are focussing on the letter Bb. What can you find around the home that begins with b? Perhaps you can find the letter together in print or on signs.
On Wednesday, 9:15-11 in Kinder, we will be playing with bikes, bubbles and balls - we'll make berry muffins, and decorate some beautiful butterflies.
On Thursday, 9-11 in the bush, we will be searching for greetings and bugs, experimenting with mud and roasting apples on our campfire.
On Friday, 9:15-11 in the Hall, we will be singing and dancing, playing with the bats, balls and balloons, reading "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and making a bird craft.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Class 1/2 have become scientists and have been experimenting with changes that happen in everyday life. Changes occur to many substances around us every day. These changes occur because of an input or removal of energy, such as removing heat energy to freeze water or adding mechanical energy to knead dough. Some changes are easily reversible, for example, a melted icy pole can be re-frozen. Others are difficult or impossible to reverse, for example, popcorn cannot be un-popped.
So far, the children have looked at the changes that occur to an icy pole; have followed a procedure to turn flour, salt and dye into playdough; and have experimented with cooked and uncooked spaghetti. What will they find out next?
World Hearing Day - Tuesday 3rd March 2020
World Hearing Week from Sunday 1st March 2020
On World Hearing Day 2020, WHO will highlight that timely and effective intervention, can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential.
Key messages for World Hearing Day 2020:
- At all life stages, communication and good hearing health connect us to each other, our communities, and the world.
- For those who have hearing loss, appropriate and timely interventions can facilitate access to education, employment and communication.
- Early intervention should be made available through the health systems.
- Children with hearing problems often fail to progress well in school.
- If any parent/ carer has any concerns that their child may have a hearing problem, you can refer your child for an assessment. You can contact me via the office or speak to your child’s teacher. Some things to look for in your child if you think they may have a hearing or problem include:
- Has difficulty understanding what people are saying.
- Has speech or language delays or problems articulating things.
- Complains of ear pain, earaches or noises.
- Experience discomfort, fatigue and a short attention span.
I’ve notice some of the classes have been focusing on addition and subtraction strategies and the connections between these Mathematical Operations.
Here’s a puzzle that you may be able to use your strategies on to solve.
“I had 100 nuts to share between 5 bags.
In the first and second bags there were fifty two nuts altogether.
In the second and third bags there were forty three nuts altogether.
In the third and fourth bags there were thirty four nuts altogether.
In the fourth and fifth bags there were thirty nuts altogether.”
Your task is to state how many nuts in Bag 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 separately.
Helps to eat some nuts whilst you are thinking!
Stephanie van der Schans