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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 11:26 AM   41
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 17:00 PM   42
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We're reading biff chip and kipper here too



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 01:40 AM   43
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 02:02 AM   44
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Went to parents' evening last night - I love her classroom! Its not just a classroom, its a whole complex of rooms just for their class - main class area, play area at the back that can be divided off with concertina doors, little classroom for doing art and group work, another little classroom with a big comfy sofa (called the sofa room...), teacher's office and three toilets just for the class so they don't have to go wandering down corridors looking for the loo. They have a special needs teacher/speech therapist that visits the class once a week and assesses all the children for extra help and works with the ones that need it - she was very interested that Maria is learning to read in English at home and we did an activity matching pictures to the starting letters and she didn't get too confused between English letter sounds and Finnish letter sounds so that's good.

Biff, Chip and Kipper are so boring though - are there any better first level books? I was wondering about Songbirds, anyone know what they are like?



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 02:17 AM   45
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Natsku: im interested in the fact you're teaching Maria to read English at home, I plan to do the same with my two. If you don't mind my asking did Maria speak English or Finnish first and if English when did the second language start? DS speaks a English and understands all Finnish but doesn't speak too much in Finnish yet even to his Dad. He is 3.5.



 
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Old Sep 21st, 2017, 07:46 AM   46
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She spoke Finnish first, didn't start talking English really until she was 3 but picked it up quickly and was quite fluent by 4.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 09:18 AM   47
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We've read some of the songbird books, we borrowed them from our local library as evies school use the biff, chip and kipper books. I loved the songbird books. We've borrowed a few "6 in 1" books, and a few individual ones, and she always seeks them out when we go to the library. They follow the same stages as the biff books, but are a little more interesting



 
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