Pixelhouse Readers

Week 6 Term 3 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Box
  Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
Let’s talk about boxes.
What sorts of boxes can we find around the house?
What could we make with them?
We are exploring making and creating with boxes in class. At home you could make something out of a box with me. I could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about what I made at school.
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!

This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 5, Term 3, 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Paint
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Read and Discuss
Make
Read the story and talk about paintings you make. What can you  use to make them?  What kind of paintings do you like to make?

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We are exploring paint in class. At home you could explore with paint. I could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about the painting I made.
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 4, Term 3, 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Robots
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
This story is all about making a robot  Discuss what you would make a robot out of and what your robot would do.


Use some reusable materials to make your own robot or alternatively draw your own robot.
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! We could search for them in the newspaper or other stories we have at home!
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “a is for apple” on youtube to hear the song. Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 7, Term 2, 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Hats
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
Let’s talk about some hats: What kind of hats are there? How many hats do I have? What do they look like? When do I wear my different hats? If I had a special hat, what would be on it? Follow the link to the book and create your own log in. Then you can read the stories each week at home with us. Here is the link: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/
We are creating our own hats in class.  At home let’s draw a picture of a fancy hat, or even make another new hat. I could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about the hat I made.1952
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! We could search for them in the newspaper or other stories we have at home!tubes 2
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This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!


This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “A is for Apple” on youtube or click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 4, Term 2
The story I am reading this week is called:Earthquakes
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Read and Discuss
Make


Read the story and discuss what it feels like in an earthquake and what you do.  Have a practise! http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/
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Have a go at building something and testing how strong it is when you shake nearby.  See what you can do to make it stronger!
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is a picture of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 3 Term 2
The story I am reading this week is called: Going Out
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Read and Discuss
Make


Read the story and talk about paintings you make. What can you  use to make them?  What kind of paintings do you like to make?
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We are exploring directions.  Have a go at creating little obstacle courses or drawing your own maps using instructions on how to go!Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.37.03 PM.png
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Week 2 Term 2
The story I am reading this week is called: My Kite
  Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
Let’s talk about kites
What makes kites fly? What are they made of? Why do people fly kites?
We are exploring making and creating our own kites. At home you could make your own kites or go out and fly your own if you have one!
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!

This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. We could write about flying our kite!
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
TERM 2 WEEK 1 Shared Reading
The story I am reading this week is called: Lines
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Read and Discuss
Make
Read the story and talk about paintings you make. What can you  use to make them?  What kind of paintings do you like to make?
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We are exploring lines in class. At home you could explore some lines too. You could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about the lines I made. We are also exploring position and direction language like, “under, over, around.”
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Term 1 Week 10
The story I am reading this week is called: Robots
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!
Discuss
Make
This story is all about making a robot  Discuss what you would make a robot out of and what your robot would do.


Use some reusable materials to make your own robot or alternatively draw your own robot.
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! We could search for them in the newspaper or other stories we have at home!
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “a is for apple” on youtube to hear the song. Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!

Term 1 Week 9
The story I am reading this week is called: Weather
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
This story is all about what you can hear. Talk about what you can hear in different types of weather. What is you favourite sound?
Follow the link to the book and create your own log in. Then you can read the stories each week at home with us. Here is the link: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/
Make a rainmaker. Follow the picture prompts online to make your own musical instrument at home. You could paint it and test putting different things inside to see if it makes different sounds.  
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can also use the write section online if you like.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words and alphabet in my rocket.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “A is for Apple” on youtube or click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Term 1 Week 8
The story I am reading this week is called: Look at Me  You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
This story is all about dressing up as different characters.  Discuss what you would do if you were a pirate, king, queen, clown, tiger, or astronaut.  What would you be if you could be ANYTHING? Follow the link to the story at: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/title page8
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Use cardboard to make a scene for the character you’d like to be! Then make your character!
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! We could search for them in the newspaper or other stories we have at home!thumb Look Words
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘a is for apple’ on youtube. Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Term 1 Week 7
The story I am reading this week is called: Box
  Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Discuss
Make
Let’s talk about boxes.
What sorts of boxes can we find around the house?
What could we make with them?
We are exploring making and creating with boxes in class. At home you could make something out of a box with me. I could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about what I made at school.
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!


This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Term 1 Week 6 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Butterfly
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!

Read and Discuss
Make


Read the story and go on a butterfly hunt. Are there butterflies near your house? What kinds?
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Have a go at making symmetrical butterfly paintings.  What colours can you make by mixing?
Word Practise
Make up my own story


Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words or ABCs.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!
Term 1 Week 5 2017
The story I am reading this week is called: Red
You can read the story here: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!
Read and Discuss
Make


Read the story and go on a red hunt around the room! What can you see that is red? What is your favourite colour?
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We are exploring the colour red. At home you could make red pictures by collage, painting or drawing. I could write some labels or you could write them for me! Ask me about the painting I made.
Word Practise
Make up my own story


Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of! You can practise them online too.
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can write a story on the online templates and share them with us.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words or ABCs.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!

This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search ‘A is for apple’ on youtube or here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs  Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!


Week 6 Reading for those new to School

The story I am reading this week is called: Weather
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick
and choose and remember to keep it fun!
Discuss
Make
This story is all about what you can hear. Talk about what you can hear in different types of weather. What is you favourite sound?
Follow the link to the book and create your own log in. Then you can read the stories each week at home with us. Here is the link: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/
Make a rainmaker. Follow the picture prompts online to make your own musical instrument at home. You could paint it and test putting different things inside to see if it makes different sounds.  
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can also use the write section online if you like.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words and alphabet in my rocket.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!


This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “A is for Apple” on youtube or click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!



Week 5 Reader for those new to school is called Summer.

The story I am reading this week is called: Summer
Here are some suggested activities you can do with me at home. There is no specific order.  Pick and choose and remember to keep it fun!
Discuss
Make
This story is all about Summer. Talk about what your family likes to do during Summer. What is you favourite activity?
Follow the link to the book and create your own log in. Then you can read the stories each week at home with us. Here is the link: http://www.pixelhouseonline.com/20-20-literacy-programme/
Grab a piece of paper and see what you create. These are all things that remind us of Summer: fans, twirling swirls and sunbursts. What can you make?
Word Practise
Make up my own story
Here are the words in my book this week. Let’s practise making them in different ways. We could draw them, read them, colour them, make them with playdough, magnet letters or any other creative way you can think of!
This is the cover of the story I am reading this week.  Let’s make up our own story to go along with it and we can tell it to each other.  You can help me write it if I want it written down. You can also use the write section online if you like.
Rocket Words
ABC’s
   Let’s practise my rocket words and alphabet in my rocket.  We can find them in stories, write them with chalk, draw them with our fingers in flour, build them with Lego.  Let’s make it fun!


This is the ABC song we sing at school.  We are learning the names of the letters, the capitals and lower cases, the sounds they make and a word that starts with that letter. Search “A is for Apple” on youtube or click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
Let’s practise by singing, finding letters, writing and decorating them, finding pictures of things that start with those letters or any other fun way you can think of!




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