Week 8 Term 3

Upcoming Events:
Athletics Carnival - Friday 7th September
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox - last day donations and money Friday 7th Sept
Jungle Book Musical - Thursday 13th, Friday 14th September 6pm
Learning Journeys Open Classrooms Evening - Monday 17th September 3.30 to 5pm

Book Week
We had a wonderful day last Thursday celebrating Bookweek at OLC.  The costumes were so creative and different.  We loved learning about the annual celebration of children's literature Australia wide each year.  I have shown the children the CBCA (Children's Book Council) different stickers that can often be found on winning books from previous years and we have already spotted some on our #classroombookoftheday books.  
Look at these crazy kids in character!



Congratulations to our Throws Champions! 




Shoebox Donations - 
There is only a few days left to bring in donations - if you haven't done so yet, can you please send items and also the $2.50 for postage costs in by this Friday 7th September, it would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful OLC tradition that is so worthwhile for our children to think of others.  We encourage students to do extra jobs at home to help collect the money and gift donation for children on the other side of the world.  Please feel free to see us if you have any questions or check the Week 6 blog post for links to the Operation Christmas Child project.

OLC Athletics Carnival  
On Friday the Athletics Carnival will begin at 9.30am and finish approximately at 2pm.  You are more than welcome to take your child home at the end of the day, however you will need to print, sign and return the permission slip found in last week's newsletter before the end of the week. Please see last week's newsletter on the school website for further details.

Learning Journey Please note that the learning Journey afternoon has been moved to the last week of school.  Parents would have received a text last week, about this change of date. Our Open classrooms event is an opportunity for parents to come into their child's classroom after school to look at some of the work that they have done throughout the year so far.

LEARNING TOPICS AND CONCEPTS - Week 8 and 9
Mathematics: reading timetables and schedules, duration of time up to quarter hour, review of number problem solving using mixed operations (x, %, -, +) 
Reading: CAFE focus strategies: COMPREHENSION- text connection (text to text, text to self and text to world) COMPREHENSION-visualisation (make a movie in your head) ACCURACY- first sounds of tricky word, skip the word and go back, VOCABULARY - notice and learn about interesting new words to help us become better readers and writers.  
Writing: New text focus on INFORMATION REPORTS/ DESCRIPTION texts.  We are learning about how an description information report is structured and organised and its special language features.  Varied sentence starters to keep text interesting and reader's attention. 
Grammar: parts of speech - adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs and adverbs.  
Science: Water cycle - collection, evaporation, water vapour, condensation, precipitation

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