Lesson Plan Term 4 Week 5: Monday 6 November and Tuesday 7 November 2017

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Newsletter 3 November 2017
Hello Visitor,


This week's newsletter includes

1) Lesson details for Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November 2017. 
   
2) Dates to Diarise for the final weeks of term - including a get together for all volunteers who work at DCS on Mondays and Tuesday including the Health Group on Monday 13 November at 11:30am at Piatto's in Dainfern.

3) Saturday Buddy Reader Programme - Volunteers needed

4) Wish List for Xmas Party for Grade 3 learners; FEP learners needing assistance; incentives for children to return library books



1) LESSONS THIS COMING WEEK

MONDAY 7TH November 2017 - Grade 3 Lesson


We will meet as usual at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre outside Piatto at 9am on Monday.

One-on-one assessments are to be conducted with each learner. These assessments are the same assessments that were conducted in January and are being repeated for comparison purposes.

Volunteers will be asked to try and assess 6 to 8 learners during the session and won't necessarily be allocated to their usual children.

Most of the Blue Group have already been assessed, so the Blue Group volunteers will be asked to assist the other groups.

It would also be great if you can all plan to finish a bit later than usual on Monday - we would like to push until 10:45 so that we can get through as many assessments as possible.

The assessment sheets and directions on how to do the assessment are attached for your perusal however, I will do a quick demo/refresher at our briefing session on Monday morning. 

THIS WILL BE THE LAST LESSON WITH THE GRADE 3s BEFORE THE FINAL YEAR-END PARTY ON MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER  AND THEREFORE THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO  "SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE" WHERE WE PROVIDE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES AND/OR A BAG OF APPLES FOR THE KIDS AT DCS.  
Click here to find out how we prepare the sandwiches if this is your first time.



Thank you to one of our Volunteers - Radha Khandelwal who provided sandwiches made by her two children Kajal and Ajay on Monday.



TUESDAY 7th November 2017 - Grade 2 Lesson
We meet at at 8:30am on a Tuesday in the parking lot outside Piatto's at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre. We leave a few minutes after 8:30 so that we're able to get to the school for a 9am start.

We will continue to 
  • build (segment); manipulate; read  (blend) words in the Pink and/or Blue levels working with 3 and 4 sound work. We will also discuss the final arrangements for the Grade 2 party scheduled for Tuesday 14 November.



2) "DATES TO DIARISE"

TOMORROW 
Saturday Buddy Reader Programme (see details below)

Monday 6 November 2017
Our last lesson with the Grade 3 learners will take place on Monday before the year-end party the following week. The focus will be on assessment.

Tuesday 7 November
Our last lesson for the term will take place on Tuesday with the Grade 2 learners before the year end party the following week. 


The  Baby Club meets after the Grade 2 lesson on a Tuesday.

They will be having their year-end function and final session on Saturday 18 November 2017

Click here to see what Anthea and the Baby Club are up to.


Monday 13 November - Edu Fun Grade 3 Christmas Party

Volunteer Year-end get together at Piatto's in Dainfern Valley at 11:30am on Monday 13 November.

All volunteers are invited to join us, and will be asked to pay for any food or drinks that they order. Please join us even if you're not part of the Monday group as this is a unique opportunity for everyone to get together and meet each other from the different programmes that Edu Fun is involved with.

Please email info@edufunsa.co.za to indicate whether you will be joining us just so we have an indication of numbers to book the table(s).

Tuesday 14 November for the Grade 2a


Thank you Tracy from AKA Sorority Inc. who will be sponsoring and providing the lunch again.

Thank you to Anton Fuchs, Memuna Williams and Ogechi Nunn who have all made cash donations to the year-end function this week. It is greatly appreciated.

Thank you too to Gayle Ouzman who has helped source some of the gifts and to Rebecca Kemp Pogir who will be donating 50 colouring in books.


If you are in a position to make a small donation towards the year end function our bank account details are listed below. If you can put "Xmas party" as the reference.


Wednesday 29 November - Final Food Distribution for 2017 - unless the school changes this date due to end of term activities.
Click here to see what Meghan and Ngangifisa are up to




3) SATURDAY BUDDY READER PROGRAMME - TOMORROW!

Deepa Rai, has been working with the school and Edu Fun to co-ordinate a Saturday Buddy Reading programme with a group of Grade 3 learners at Diepsloot Combined School for the final term. The learners who have been selected for the programme are those needing quite a boost with their English literacy before the end of year.

We have 3 sessions left this term, as the programme will run until Saturday 18 November 2017.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING EVEN IF ITS JUST FOR ONE  ONE SATURDAY MORNING THIS YEAR. 

Times: 10am (Leave Dainfern at 9:30 and back in Dainfern by 12pm)  

We meet at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9:30am on Saturdays and car pool to the school.


Please email Deepa on deepa_rai@hotmail.com should you want to sign up for this programme. 




4) WISH LIST - possible donations cash or kind

Donations needed towards the Christmas Parties at DCS

The Edu Fun bank details are:
Bank: FNB.  
Branch: Randburg.  
Branch Code:  254005.  
SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ.  
Account Name:  Edu Fun.  
Account Number:  62242345438.

Reference: Xmas Party



Library - incentives for children to return books
Ben - the school librarian has asked Edu Fun to assist him with providing small sweets / lollipops as incentives for the learners to return the books that they have borrowed from the library.

As part of a drive to encourage learners to return these books before the end of the year, we're appealing to volunteers to assist by bringing any of the little sweets/candy that they may have left over from restaurants .... or to keep the ones you may receive over the next two weeks so that we can assist with building up the candy jar in the library for this purpose.


General Needs - FEP students
Smart phones, laptops and toiletries are items that are needed by most students. It is difficult to get second hand lap tops as they are often destroyed to protect confidential data and software. If you're able to access working lap tops where the hard drives have been removed, we will still be able to use them as buying a hard drive is cheaper than buying a new lap top.



Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.


Thank you
Jenny 


082 322 0608

www.edufunsa.co.za
Attachments
directions_for_pg_assessments_and_cue_card.pdf
assessment_sheet_for_volunteers_to_record_responses_on.pdf