Thank you so much for attending Parent Conferences on Tuesday. It was great to meet so many of you and learn more about your children. I am so pleased that we can work together this year to celebrate your children’s successes and help them achieve their goals.
Following up from last week, we have a wonderful time away. It was a pleasure to get to know your children outside of school. They were truly a pleasure to be around and we look forward to many more shared experiences. We hope they had as good of a time as we did!
Enjoy some photos from our last day at camp together.
We reflected on our time at camp by using strong questioning words to ask others about their experiences. Using a variety of question and answer words and the correct punctuation and formatting, we wrote up these interviews. The hope is that the students translate their new knowledge of how to include speech into their writing into the narrative drafts they are working on.
We continue to engage with Long Walk to Water and other texts in our reading groups with a focus on predicting, questioning and making connections.
We are exploring migration data. This has involved examining different types of graphs, carefully categorising data and looking at magnitude of numbers into the millions. We have also ensured that we are able to properly say numbers above 1000. Help to model this at home by identifying and naming large numbers in both English and your Home Language.
The effects of migration are all around us. This week we looked more carefully at how people and environments change because of migration. We did this through stories but also by looking at our own cafeteria menus at the influences of food from other countries. As you spend time together over the next week point out any things you may see that are a result of migration; restaurants, architecture, words, clothing.
No School: There is no school next week. We look forward to seeing you return on Monday, October 16. Safe travels!
Recommended Books: Under the resource tab on each blog you will find a recommended reading list. Use this to help your child choose books that are age appropriate, enjoyable and loved by the teachers at UNIS.