Well what a day! We have started and there are sighs of relief occuring all around the school. Thank-you one and all for ensuring we got up and running. I don't think I have ever been so busy! I am sure it will settle as we iron out all the bugs and learn along the way. It is very important to be in touch with your teacher in one way or another everyday.
Do not worry if you are not able to complete the quantity of the work that has been set. We like you are learning and are not sure what is the correct quantity for distance learning. It is vitally important to let your child's teacher know how you are going with the work load so that adjustments can be made. Teachers will learn from you and your guidance as to what is manageable.
The follwing table highlights possible allocated times per learning area.
|Kinder||Up to 2 hours per day||Regularly through day|
|Prep-2||30-40 minutes||30-40 minutes||Regularly through day|
|Year 3-6||45 -60 minutes||30 - 45 minutes||60 - 90 minutes||Up to 1 hour|
The Education Department has created some useful resources to help you with Learning at Home in Term 2. The following link is to a great little video. Learning From Home Video
This document is also a useful guide.Learning from Home
The Education Department website is also a great place to get up to date information, Education Department Website.
In an attempt to keep somethings as normal as possible we will continue to send out our newsletter weekly. We will in the newsletter highlight student achievement that would normally be highlighted in our Tuesday morning assemblies. I have printed off the current certificates for Mathletics. These will be sent out to the students by mail.
Bronze certificates were earned by, Layla B, Rueben, Ally (x2), Harper, Aidan (x3), Sully (x2), Samuel, Poppy, Zach, Pippa, Mikayla, Johannes, Olive, Levi and Ashlegh (x2).
Sully also earned a Silver certificate. Well done to you all.
Keep your reading journals going as rewards for the number of nights you read will still continue. Send a copy of the journal to Jess Black at firstname.lastname@example.org we will keep the class competition going as well so keep the reading up. Results will be posted in our newsletter.
Keep an eye out for the weekly news as we will highlight our achievements and student work as we travel along.
The Premier's Reading Challenge started yesterday 27/04/2020 for Prep to Grade 6. The Premier's Reading Challenge has been simplified so that students can download the reading log and enter the details of the books they have read.
Once completed you can email it back to our Librarian - kate.harvey.@education.tas.gov.au
You have 10 weeks to complete the challenge.
Good luck and happy reading.
We would like to keep our home reader program running, to help keep things as "normal" as we can in this situation. If you can help your child keep track of every day that they read, or you read with them, that would be wonderful. We celebrate reading at Glen Huon Primary!
If you have your Home Reading Record book with you, take a photo of the page when you get to your 25-day milestones and email it to Mrs Black at Jessica.Black2@education.tas.gov.au and you will receive a certificate, a grinner and a small prize in the mail - we hope it brightens your day!
If you don't have a home reading record book at home, feel free to record daily reading in any way you choose - when you get to 25, 50 or 75 days make sure you take a photo and send it to Mrs Black!
We wish all our Smarties families well during this difficult time, we miss your friendly faces and great company very much!
We have started up a Facebook page just for Smarties, where you will find weekly videos of Mrs Black and Mrs Carson singing, reading stories and doing crafts, as well as useful ideas for play, learning and connecting. We hope it is enjoyable and we would love you to join us there!
Mrs Black has been checking in on all our Smarties families by phone and email and it's been great to talk with you. If there is any way we can support you through this, please let us know - you can email Mrs Black on Jessica.Black2@education.tas.gov.au or call the school on 62666240.
Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again soon!
Mrs Black and Mrs Carson
Cooking is such a great way to gain and retain Mathematical knowledge.
Here’s an inspiration to make our mouths water….
Our pâtissier chef had four different fillings – vanilla pastry cream, chocolate pastry cream, vanilla diplomat cream and chocolate diplomat cream. She made a double batch of 48 cases.
One third she double dipped with chocolate topping.
Two thirds she filled with the vanilla creams.
She had enough chocolate pastry cream to fill one quarter of the remaining eclairs, the rest she filled with the chocolate diplomat cream.
What would be your favourite combination, and if you shared ‘equally’ all of those with someone you love, how many of those eclairs would there be for you to eat?
Not all of us are the
but you could still make a batch of muffins with
4 cups SR flour ½ cup oil plus ½ cup butter
1 and ½ cup sugar 1 cup fruit
1 cup milk 2 eggs
and practice your fractions knowledge with your family.
Enjoy, Stephanie van der Schans, AST/Numeracy.
This term at Glen Huon Primary we are pleased to be able to offer students from 7 to 14 years of age to enrol in the Children’s University. This exciting program is the opportunity for students to develop their interests through a variety of learning experiences. Students who commit to the program can choose from a range of activities which are held outside of regular school hours and provide the opportunity for social and intellectual development.
How does it work?
Students who sign up for the program are given a passport. They then choose from a range of activities that interest them. These activities can be chosen from different groups:
Restricted Learning Destination activities; these activities can take place at lunch breaks during school hours. Normally this would include involvement in things such as choir, assisting with breakfast club etc. During our isolation time, there are a range of activities that could happen during daily breaks at home.
In normal times, participation in clubs etc outside school time would also count towards graduation. There would also be Events at the University of Tasmania during school holidays. But even under our current circumstances, there are many exciting opportunities available for you to choose from. Children’s University also provides monthly challenges and online activities.
What does this all add up to?
To graduate for the first time, students need to achieve a minimum of 30 hours. Each activity is allocated a certain time; so when you complete it, I will stamp your passport with that achievement. You can graduate more than once as you reach new milestones and you will be awarded new certificates each year.
What to do
If you are aged between 7 and 14 and are interested in this program you can:
- Go to childrensuniversity.com.au and study the information there carefully.
- Find the Children's University Australasia (Tasmania) page on Facebook and check out the sort of monthly challenges that you could do.
- Read the attached Wonder Weekly for some examples of the sort of things that can get you thinking.
I am really excited about this opportunity for GHP students – yes, as I read the information I am thinking of . . . . you and you and you!!
If you are interested in learning more or even signing up for the program you can contact me by email: email@example.com