Who we are Choices and circumstances can affect how people live. Impact of circumstances Circumstances affect/influence choice Choice and responsibility Concepts: Causation consequences and impact Responsibility choice Reflection interpretation; how does one person’s choice affect other people’s choices
Parents as PartnersHow parents can help to develop independence
Unpacking/packing own bag
Carrying own bag
Take Home Folders, World Language Folders
Library day, PE days, swimming day
Thinking strategies (e.g. Problem Solving in reading, math, interactions with others)
Just Right Reading Books Monday to Thursday Literature Response One book per week Reading homework set by the class teacher is given each Monday and needs to be turned in by Friday. Reading books borrowed from the class must be kept in the Take Home Folder. Students are responsible for returning these folders to school every day.
Homework - What does it look like?
Spelling Homework (from January) Unit of Inquiry Tasks (set at various times through out the year)
What can parents do to help?
provide structure in the home, including time, place and proper environment for completing homework.
emphasize the importance of responsibility and the need for completing assignments to the best of your child’s abilities
encourage your child to work independently but readily assist when necessary
communicate with the classroom teacher if the homework is not completed for whatever reason
Parents as Partners
Share a special talent or interest
Assist in special projects
Chaperon students on class field trips
Be a special guest reader
NIPTA class parent firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Morning When: Wednesday, 1st September Time: 7.30-8.15am Where: Year 2 classrooms Following the open classrooms Ms Julia will be hosting a coffee morning for Year 2 Parents. Time: 8.15am- 9:00am Venue: Building 4, 3rd Floor, Room 2
NIST Counselors We focus on wellness, growth, development and prevention.. Julia Simens email@example.com