Happy # 30 UNIS. It was wonderful to begin a year of celebrations with all of UNIS on Tuesday. It is sure to be an eventful year.
Today we also finished MAP testing. Those students who were absent have the chance to make up whatever sections they missed. The students were focused and put forth a good effort throughout the week
Come and have a look at our new classroom furniture. We arrived Monday to new furniture and the students have enjoyed discovering their best place to learn. It looks fantastic.
Not to forget our celebrations of UN Day for Peace, The World’s Largest Lesson linked to food production and consumption and our class representatives for Blue Dragon and Student Council. There was much to celebrate and so many opportunities for your children to get involved and make a difference in their school.
In English we continued to look at effective narrative writing. We discussed 1st, 2nd and 3rd person as well as possessive apostrophes and looked for them in our own writing. We will finish the week planning a narrative to draft next week.
We also continued on with reading groups where the students engaged in comprehension activities through a variety of texts.
We completed our Inspirational Math lessons, looking at the value of making mistakes and believing in yourself. You can find the students’ summaries of these on their blog by the end of this week. We then moved into Place Value. The students are asked to identify, compare and read increasingly large numbers. You can help support at home by pointing out and naming larger numbers.
We labelled push and pull factors this week and demonstrated a greater understanding of why people migrate. Mapping migration stories helped with this understanding. Please continue to share your family migration stories. Next week we will begin to look at the change that takes place when people migrate.
Thank you to Talya and her family for sharing their culture with us. It is wonderful to see the traditions that migrate with you when you move from place to place. We welcome all families to come and share part of their migration story and their culture with the class.
You should have received various forms and information regarding Trip Week. These included an overview of what your child will be doing, when and where to drop off and pick up your child. A clothing list and Trip Week Essential Agreements. Please ensure you and your child go over the ‘Trip Week Essential Agreements’ together, then sign and return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Monday 25th. It is important to label your child’s belongings so misplaced items can be easily returned. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.