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Primary school assembly calendar 2018-19


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Posted 11/28/2018 12:36PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY2 will be representing the colour yellow. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any yellow clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have been busy practicing the songs and lines.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted 11/26/2018 01:00PM

In the classroom

Last week for math we reviewed place value with base 10 blocks. We represented 2 digits and 3 digit numbers with base 10 blocks. For language we have been working on editing our stories. This week we will be working on the final copy of our narrative writing. We will be finishing up with our story unit this week.

Guest Storyteller

Thank you to Mr Winander for coming into our classroom last week and being our guest storyteller. The students listened to a story read aloud in Swedish. Afterwards the students shared what they understood about the story. The students were able to pick up many parts of the story and were pleasantly surprised that they were able to understand some Swedish.

Sharing

This week's sharing students are André, Max W, Max A and K.L.

Seesaw

I will be finishing up our class blog on the school website this week. Communication will now be done through the Seesaw app. A letter will be sent out on how to download the app. You will be able to access the blog and your child's portfolio through the Seesaw app. I am new to Seesaw, so please be patient as I learn how to navigate and sort through any problems with this new platform.

Reminders

Please make sure your child has indoor shoes and appropriate winter clothing for school. Some students are still without indoor shoes. Thank you.

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Posted 11/19/2018 01:00PM

The students complete the first stage of their castle drawing for art with Ms Syvertsen.

In the class

For language we will continue to work on our story writing through revising and editing our work. The students have been learning about adjectives and this week will do some character trait work in class. Please remember that students will only be issued new readers once the old one has been returned. In Math we have been continuing to work on our addition and subtraction strategies in class.

Guest Storyteller

This week Max's dad Niklas will come in to be our guest story teller. He will read a story from Sweden to the students.

Sharing

Eva H, Jakub, Mia and Isabela

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Posted 11/13/2018 12:00PM

In the class

For language we have been exploring nouns in class. Please continue to work on your child's individually assigned sight words that were sent home. This week the students will bring home a sight word and fluency phrase booklet to practice with. Please have your child read booklet one with you and return to the school the following Monday. We have also been reviewing and editing our stories for writing. For reading we been comparing and contrasting fairytales through a Venn diagram.

Please make sure to return old readers for new ones. For math the students have been revisiting number stories and exploring the turn -around rule for addition and subtraction. We have also been using dominos to help us explore this rule.

PY2 Storyteller

Thank you Martha (Andreas' mum) for coming in and being our PY2 storyteller! We have Ms Helgesen coming in next to read to the class.

Book order

Scholastic book catalogues have been sent home, please return order form and money to the class. Thank you.

Sharing

Xavier, Oscar, Andres and Sofie

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Posted 11/05/2018 01:00PM

In the class

For language we are working on narrative writing. We have been looking at the different elements that makes up a story. Some of the students were very enthusiastic about reading their stories at last week's assembly. The students have been exploring the writing process in class. We will continue to revise and edit our work this week. For math we will continue to review near- doubles strategy and the turn around rule for addition this week.

For our unit, we will be having Andreas' mum come into our classroom as our guest storyteller this week! She will be reading a story from Columbia. We look forward to listening to her read to us. If you would like to come in and read a story to the students, please contact me by email to find a suitable day and time. We would love to have to come in and be our PY2 storyteller!

The students have been bringing in their favourite story to share with the class. We have set up a book table for all the PY2s to display their favourite books. Please help your child to find a favourite book to share. We would like to keep the books in class for part of our unit.

Sharing this week

Jacqueline, Walter, Eva M and Christian

Clothing

Please make sure that your child has a set of indoor shoes and the appropriate clothing for this cold weather. Some students were without rain clothes last week. Thank you.

Reminders

P.D. day for teachers on Friday. There will be no classes.

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Posted 10/29/2018 01:00PM

For language we have started to explore the pre-writing stage in the writing process. The students have been constructing and making booklets for story writing during their work on writing task. The class has explored the elements of a story and have participated in making a collaborative story on the computer.

For math, the students are using near doubles to solve addition facts. The students have been using the double facts to develop strategies to solve facts that they don't know. Domino will be used to explore the turn-around rule for addition.

We have started our new How We Express Ourselves unit about storytelling with a I See, I think, I wonder thinking routine. The students carefully viewed a series of illustrations from well- known stories and shared their observations with each other afterwards. For our unit, we are exploring the purposes of storytelling; how stories have been told through time & around the world and why we like stories.

The students have been bringing in their favourite stories from home to share. We are also interested in stories from around the world, as well as mother-tongue books. If you would like to come in and read a story to the class, please email me, we would love to have you come into our class and be our storyteller! Last week the student explored using drama to tell a well-known story.

Sharing: André, Max W, Max A, K.L.

Goodbye

We are sad to say goodbye to Amadeus and his family. This will be his last week in PY2. We wish him all the best, and will miss him.

Reminders

Friday 2nd November is the school assembly, come and see the PY2s perform!

Friday 9th November is Professional Development day for teachers. No school for students.

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Posted 10/23/2018 10:29AM

Fantasy Night, November 1st

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Posted 10/22/2018 01:00PM

Goal Setting

Thank you for attending the parent conferences last week! I will start to send home student goals and materials discussed at the meeting next week.

In the class

For math the students have been solving and working on addition number stories. We will continue with double facts and finding combinations of 10 this week.

For language the students will be focussing on a particular writing goal each week to improve their writing. We have also been looking at poster making. The students have been working in pairs last week to create a healthy living poster which they presented. This week some of the students will present their posters to PY3.

We will begin a new unit: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea

People around the world have created and told stories for many different purposes.

Lines of inquiry

  • Purposes for storytelling
  • How stories have been told through time and around the world
  • Our favourite stories and why we like them

For our unit, we would like the students to bring in their favourite stories to share for reading in class.

Sharing this week

Eva H, Amadeus, Mia and Isabella

Student Council

Congratulations to Oscar Didierjean and Eva Juhart who were elected as the PY2 Student Council representatives!

The Student Council will be having a Spirit Day on Thursday. Each class will compete in a decorating pumpkin competition . The students can wear house team colours to earn points!

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Posted 09/26/2018 05:04PM

Parent Conferences October 17th. Classes cancelled.

All classes (PY1-DP2) will be cancelled on Wednesday October 17th due to Parent Conferences that are scheduled for all three sections of the school – Primary, Middle and High School. In addition, SFO and after-school clubs are cancelled as well.

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Posted 08/21/2018 04:47PM

Skagerak Day Volunteers

Skagerak Day is September 2nd and the Parent Council Event Committee is looking for volunteers to provide baked goods, and to assist in the cafeteria and grilling station. Please click on the link below for more information.


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Welcome to PY2

Tru Andersen

Contact teacher


Jeanett Clausen

Norwegian teacher

Sarah Sommerschield

Music teacher

Patrick Holmes

PE teacher

Bente Syvertsen

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