Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Homework in Room 7

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your wonderful support with homework in Room 7.  I know from personal experience how much stress homework can cause in a family, with children and adults being so incredibly busy these days!  With this in mind,  homework at our level should not take longer than 20-30 minutes each day.  Homework includes learning ten words a week (and their meanings if the word is unknown); fast basic facts from the back of our homework books and reading independently each night.  Your child is not expected to read out loud to you.  The emphasis at this level is on ENJOYMENT of reading and gaining reading mileage.  Reading out loud each word of a chapter book kills the love of the story for most people! Your child is expected to choose two books from the library each week, plus enjoy books from home or the public libraries.  From time to time journals and other reading material will come home from school.   Later on in the year there will be speeches and some project work expected of your child.

Thank you for your support...keep homework time happy and relatively brief!  Mrs Wright

Joel's art

Joel goes to Mrs Chan's art class on Friday at school. his creativity has gone wild! By Clarence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Caritas stall

Outside room 7 there is a toy store with all the money going to the caritas charity. We are collecting toys for the stall. By Clarence

Room 7 sculling

We have been practicing our sculling for three minutes.By Daniel

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Student update

My name is Imogen I am 8 years old I got chosen to write the room 7 blog.
I like leaning about maths,I like dancing,swimming and learning.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Clarice Bean stories

We have been reading lots of fun and sassy Clarice Bean stories in Room 7 by Lauren Child.  We have started a reading project around these stories.  We are also writing and publishing our own stories.  It is so exciting to see such great writing in Room 7 at the moment!  Our first story we are writing is 'A day in the life of Clarice Bean' where we use the characters from the stories to invent our own day for Clarice Bean...her actual name is Clarice Bean Tuesday so that is pretty original for a name!!!  Look out for our published work!by Brenda 

Clarence reaches gold star

Clarence has been working hard to reach gold star level.He has tried hard to manage himself, his learning and his behavior so he could achieve it.  He believed he could do it. Clarence felt relieved and happy.  BY DANIEL

The Gold Star System

In Room 7 we have a 'Self-Management' system that involves three levels of reward and responsibility.   Children can move from 'White' to 'Silver' to 'Gold' as they show increased levels of self-management in Room 7.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Welcome to Room 7

Room 7 is one of the senior classes of St John Bosco, made up of Year 4 and 5s.

Our teacher is Mrs Brenda Wright.

We are starting off the year looking at our class, ourselves and the way we learn.

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