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#226 caninestorm

Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:19 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 21 February 2020 - 03:15 PM, said:

Crombek, one thing our teacher emphasized is that loys of children can read to a high level, but they don’t have the comprehension ability to understand what is actually happening.

Teachers do tend to emphasise this, but most early readers I know have excellent comprehension.

#227 Crombek

Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:28 PM

It depends on the type of comprehension too. Literal comprehension tends to be high in early readers, but inferential comprehension (using text to determine deeper meaning than explicitly stated) can lag.  Often because the kids don't yet have the world experience or are not developmentally able to make sense of it.

#228 Riotproof

Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:10 PM

Exactly, Crombek. They say it so people don’t get obsessive over reading levels, but they still do.

#229 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:14 PM

DS missed the last two days of school cause he is sick. That didn’t take long. Thought he might catch a few things when he started school. Poor guy was so sad at missing school, he really wanted to go.

I have no idea what reading level my son is. Is that something only certain states test? No idea whether they have tested my son. He has done a lot of testing, but they don’t tell us what it’s for or what they scored yet. Maybe we never get to know.

#230 Riotproof

Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:33 PM

Lm the readers all have a level. Different brands have different numbers, I remember that being confusing, but there are conversion charts around. My school seems to do it in a very different way in that they group levels together by colour. So, DD’s reader has a red dot on it. It’s alpha kids plus level 1. I don’t know if there is another level covered in red, possibly not.

#231 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:41 PM

Ah, we have coloured dogs on the pack? Maybe that’s code for something. I just assumed all the kids had the same, but maybe not.

Really must help DS read this weeks ones before Monday! Oops. Hope DS is better with keeping track of homework than I am.

#232 Catzilla

Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:31 PM

DD only got her first reader at the beginning of the week, and she's still on level 1; but she'll get there in her own time.  She's on to her third pack of five "tricky" words to learn though.  Homework at this stage is just working on the reading and the "tricky" words.  Next week I think they'll add back in revising or learning new letter sounds.

#233 Riotproof

Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:37 PM

View Post~LemonMyrtle~, on 21 February 2020 - 04:41 PM, said:

Ah, we have coloured dogs on the pack? Maybe that’s code for something. I just assumed all the kids had the same, but maybe not.

Really must help DS read this weeks ones before Monday! Oops. Hope DS is better with keeping track of homework than I am.

It’s likely they are in the first few weeks anyway. Ime, it’s unusual to be reading before going to school. It does change at an individual pace later on.

#234 caninestorm

Posted 03 March 2020 - 12:11 PM

How is everyone going?

#235 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 03 March 2020 - 01:22 PM

View Postcaninestorm, on 03 March 2020 - 12:11 PM, said:

How is everyone going?

I’m exhausted! And tired and no idea what day it is or what I’m meant to be doing.

DS is fine, loves school, loves everything about school. Loves sport and music and library and icypole Fridays, and just everything is amazing and fun for him.

#236 Catzilla

Posted 03 March 2020 - 01:57 PM

DD is enjoying school.  She reckons her favourite subjects are maths, music, art, sport and "tablet time" (information and communication technologies).  She just this morning was put up a level on her readers, and is progressing nicely with learning her "tricky words".

#237 MissBehaving

Posted 03 March 2020 - 06:54 PM

DD is doing really well, loving class and OOSHC. The Grosby school shoes have come apart and need replacing, maybe I should have gone with $100+ shoes!

#238 Hands Up

Posted 03 March 2020 - 07:46 PM

DS is loving it. Wants to know why he can’t go to oosh with all his friends. Ummm Daddy didn’t take a massive pay cut to work school hours so that you can go to oosh buddy!

#239 sandshoes

Posted 03 March 2020 - 08:30 PM

My DS likes school and talks about his day walking out of school. The first 10minutes everyday is a meltdown crying match. Bothered me that much ive cut short my annual leave and going back to work early.

I hope it gets better. Took 2 terms at kindy to just stop crying.

#240 Crombek

Posted 03 March 2020 - 08:34 PM

Ds2 is d.o.n.e. I thinks it's really settled in that this is it for a very long time. And he wants canteen money and doesn't understand why he can't have it every day. And doesn't understand why we can't have our Tuesday sushi lunch dste anymore. He's fine when he's at school but he was certainly not the only kid lying down for a bit at Aussie Hoops training this afternoon 😂

#241 Riotproof

Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:57 AM

It’s 9 am and she is still asleep.

#242 Hands Up

Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:02 AM

Yeah my DS is having catch up naps on Saturday and Sunday each weekend. Friday nights are ugly and we are reduced to nuggets, chips, tv and bed to make it as painless as possible for us all!

He is still loving it though, and is starting to make some new friends beyond his daycare buddies.

#243 Riotproof

Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:08 AM

I’ve started feeding her early, because shower time and bedtime is a like just a roller coaster of emotions. She finds it hard to get to sleep but if I leave it any later she is just overcome.

#244 newmumandexcited

Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:52 PM

Is anyone so upset that the schools are likely to close? I feel sad about it - he was just starting to enjoy it and there were all these events coming up..

I know in the scheme of things but I’m so disappointed.

#245 PuddingPlease

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:31 PM

View Postnewmumandexcited, on 15 March 2020 - 07:52 PM, said:

Is anyone so upset that the schools are likely to close? I feel sad about it - he was just starting to enjoy it and there were all these events coming up..

I know in the scheme of things but I’m so disappointed.

Yeah I'm right there with you. I suspect it is the right decision but I'm very disappointed for my daughter who loves going to school and only started doing full weeks a few weeks ago.

#246 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:36 PM

View Postnewmumandexcited, on 15 March 2020 - 07:52 PM, said:

Is anyone so upset that the schools are likely to close? I feel sad about it - he was just starting to enjoy it and there were all these events coming up..

I know in the scheme of things but I’m so disappointed.

Yes. DS has a snotty nose (just a cold) so I said he may have to stay home tomorrow, and he was so sad! He said “but I need to get my readers, and my new sentence!” He doesn’t want to miss anything. He will be so sad if school closes. And even worse, we probably won’t even be able to have play dates with his friends.

#247 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:38 PM

View PostPuddingPlease, on 15 March 2020 - 08:31 PM, said:



Yeah I'm right there with you. I suspect it is the right decision but I'm very disappointed for my daughter who loves going to school and only started doing full weeks a few weeks ago.

In Victoria it’s been such a short term for the preps too. They only just started full weeks and it’s only 2 weeks until holidays. It would be such a shame to have more disruption.

Can’t be helped, I know, but it’s sad

#248 PuddingPlease

Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:03 AM

I know it's ridiculous but I've been really struggling with all of this in the last few days. My daughter has missed most of the last two weeks with a chest infection and with everything swirling around I have not idea when she will get to settle back into school, particularly since the holidays start in a week.

I keep getting teary about it, which I do understand is a bit silly but I really wanted to be able to give her a good start to her schooling and suddenly it's a time of massive change and I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up.

#249 Riotproof

Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:57 AM

Can you send an email to her teacher?

I know it feels a bit overwhelming but it’s better to be home when she’s sick.
Do they have a reading eggs subscription? Mathletics? Maybe you could do some of those with her.

My dd was home yesterday and she watched alpha locks and number jacks on you tube.

#250 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:28 AM

They just annoiunced a curriculum day for friday, so DS only has 4 days of school left!  That makes me want to cry.  I just cant see term 2 hapening.  And he has made so many friends.

ill have to work out some way for him to face time his friends.




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