Welcome to the Parent VolunteerInformation session
AgendaLearning CentersWritingReadingBehaviour ManagementConﬁdentialityBus PassesSpeciﬁc class information
Learning CentresLearning centres are used while the teacher takes asmall guided reading or reciprocal reading group.Students are grouped according to like needs, not likelevels. For example, students who need to developexpression when reading.Students have learning engagements to suit theirlearning needs- learning centres are not activityrotations.
Expectations for during Learning CentresStudents work quietly and help each other asneeded.Students work independently.Students know that they are not to interrupt theGuided Reading session with the teacher.
What will you be doingduring learning centres? Maybe...Guide a text discussionListen to students readLead a reading or writing learning engagementSupport students while they play a gameSupport students during writing
Writing 3 Steps and move on to the next child:1. Look for something they have done well (according tothe lesson focus) eg. Lesson focus is Narrative TextFeatures, look for where they have used pronouns orsimiles appropriately2. Find something that is nearly correct and support/question them while they ﬁx it.3. Find something that is incorrect and show them how toﬁx it.
During writing, children are thinking about:• How to grip the pencil • Punctuation• How to form letters • Grammar• What information to include • Idea generation• Structure/ Genre features • Spelling• Audience
Spelling tips• Spelling: Do not ﬁx each incorrect spelling word.• “How do I spell....?”• Kids are encouraged to use their best spelling during a ﬁrst draft• Spelling focus during editing using classroom resources
How to... Conduct a text introduction before reading
How to... Help a child who is unsure of a word when reading Pause, Prompt, Praise
How to... Help a child develop Fluency and Expression when reading
Behaviour Management When working with a group of speciﬁc students,ensure the students follow our Essential Agreement.Keep students on task by asking questions like:"What should you be doing now?""Where should you be?""Tell me about what you are up to."Encourage the students by praising good behaviours anduse the class management strategies.
ConﬁdentialityThe privacy of both parents and child must be respected at all times.Children can easily be hurt by apparently harmless remarks from theirpeers or other children.There is an expectation that information we share with you andobservations you make of student ability and behavior in theclassroom will be kept conﬁdentialIf another parent approaches you about their own or another child’sprogress please direct them to speak to us
Bus PassesCurrently you need to email email@example.com request a seat on the bus, indicating that youare volunteering for a school activity.Changes to be made from October 31
Bus pass changes to be made from October 31If you require a bus pass, you will need to let yourteacher know at least one week before you starthelping in the classroom. The teacher will then organize for you to have a‘regular helpers’ pass, so that you can catch thebus.The pass states which months, days and times youwill be helping.