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Read the text to ‘We explore, hand in hand, the budding springtime.’

Now look at this double page spread with the girl crouching down with the seeds.

Explore this illustration and compare it to the illustrations you've seen at the start of the book. Discuss these questions with your family and see if there's a connection to the picture and the story.

How is this illustration different to the ones at the beginning of the book?

There is very little white space. How does this make you feel?

Look at the perspective used in the illustration, from the way we see it, the flowers tower over her and it almost looks as though the snails, bugs and butterflies in the garden are as big as the girl. How does this make us view her?

Look at her facial expression and body position in this illustration and compare this with the previous illustrations. How does she look here? How do you think she might be feeling? 

How do you feel about the text? What do you they think the girl means by ‘replant my grandad’s birthdays so he would never get old?’. How does this connect with the spring theme?

What do you think she is really thinking? What might her worries and fears be?

Why do you think she is alone on this page and not sharing this with grandad, who she has shared all her other moments with?

Illustration means a picture or drawing.
Perspective means point of view (what she would be thinking and feeling).
Facial expression and body language means what emotions she is showing by the way her face and body look.




This week we will be learning more about apostrophes.

For the last two weeks we have learnt that when two words are squished together to make one word, it's called a contraction. When we take letters away after squishing the two words together, we use an apostrophe to replace them.

Did you know we use apostrophes for different things?

This week we will be learning how to use apostrophes for possession. When we possess something, that means we own it and it's ours.

Here are some examples:
That is Sienna's rainbow dream catcher.
Which is Zuun's football?
Isabella's hair is beautiful.
It is Aadi's gold medal!

Can you see my red apostrophes?

Can you tell the difference between using an apostrophe for a contraction and for possession?



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We are learning time! Time is used to measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even sequence events.

This week we are learning to tell the time in 5 minute intervals. I know that lots of you having been learning how to tell the time, remember to keep practicing!! Here is a video to help you tell the time to 5-minute intervals.


Special Task

Bubble Painting

Bubble painting is a fun way to create art without a paintbrush! With just a few basic supplies, these colorful paintings are easy to make have ago with your family.

Supplies Needed for Bubble Painting

  • non-toxic tempera paint
  • bubble solution
  • bubble wands or plastic straws
  • cups or small bowls
  • construction paper or cardstock
  • tablespoon

Directions for Bubble Painting

  • Add three tablespoons of bubble solution and two tablespoons of paint to a cup.
  • Mix the paint and bubble solution together.
  • Place a piece of paper on the grass or a table.
  • Dip the bubble wand or straw into the bubble paint and then blow out bubbles so they land on the paper.
  • Allow to dry before hanging up the colorful bubble paintings.

Send me your pictures or videos !