Letters and Sounds

In Prep, it is very important that students learn both the names of the letters and the sounds that go with them – called phonemes. We practice cued articulation to help us learn the phonemes.

We love this clip, called Alphablocks, and we watch it and practice the names of the letters, the sounds and the cued articulation action.

Have a watch at home and see if you can say the letters and sounds!

Special Person’s Day

Today we invited some people who are special to us into our classroom for a session. We really enjoyed having them visit us. We took them for a tour of the school, shared some of our work with them, showed them how well we can sign in Auslan and read our take home books to them. We also create some beautiful artwork with them which we hope to display on our blog soon!

Prep JS would like to say a really big THANK YOU to all the special people who took the time to come and be with us. Your kindness is what makes you very special to us! <3

Time

Next week, the Prep students will be learning about time. We start off by learning the days of the week, months of the year, and describing days in sequence, for example yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

You can help at home by discussing what day it is each morning as part of a morning routine, what day the previous day was and what day is coming next. Encourage your child to use this language as part of conversation, for example telling you about something they learned yesterday, or what they are looking forward to the next day.

You can practice saying the days of the week, months of the year and seasons in order regularly. Here are some links to Youtube for some songs you can practice at home together.

Have fun practicing this very important aspect of time! 🙂