Celebrating SDG Week
Across the Elementary school this week we engaged in many learning experiences connected to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Each morning we were treated to “teaspoon of change” announcements over the intercom. This initiative was run by our SDG guardians who provided practical advice on ways we can take action and make a change. In our class we learned a lot from Thomas & Friends who recently launched a series of informative videos aimed at promoting awareness of the SDG’s. As we watched each video we reflected on key vocabulary terms. We studied these words further to find out if they had prefixes or suffixes. Some examples include recycle, reuse, repair (all of which contain the prefix: re-) other examples include pollution (suffix -ion) and wasteful (suffix -ful). We also embraced the Nude Food initiative by bring in package-free snacks on Friday. Thank you to everyone for supporting this worthwhile initiative. Perhaps this can make this a regular action!
Our Current Unit: Balance in our lives can promote Health and Wellbeing
Thank you so much to Jacob for leading the way with our learning this week. Jacob took action by bringing in a food that connects wonderfully with our current inquiry. We revisited our food groupings from last week and re-organised them using the food categories such as carbohydrates, protein, dairy, fruit, vegetable and sugar. We will continue to explore what balance means in terms of a healthy diet and life style habits over the coming weeks. We welcome and encourage all forms of students action, please send in a photo of any action that you identify your child partaking in at home.
As we inquire into health and wellbeing we will be conducting a number of experiments. This week we explored the concept of bacteria and how germs can be transmitted through contact with things in our environment. Nurse Susan provided us with the tools to conduct a fun experiment using Glo Germ solution. After applying the liquid to our hands we set to work cover the classroom in our real and “glowing” germs. We then used a UV light to identify the contaminated areas!
We conducted a second experiment using bread to emphasize the ease at which germs can be transferred when we don’t wash our hands throughly. We look forward to observing changes to our bread slices over the coming weeks!
Thank you for supporting your child with organising their swimming gear this week. Please note that swimming will run until October 26.
- If you have not done so already please sign up for parent conferences taking place next Monday, October 1st.
- Please note that due to the upcoming Autumn Break there will be no school for the week of October 8th-12th.
- Calling all Mystery Readers! Each Wednesday from 14:00-14:15, please sign up here to read to us in your home language. Thank you Thao for being the first to sign up!
- Field Trip Form: If you wish for your child to take part in our field trip to Vivimart on Monday, October 22nd please return a signed copy of the permission form. We are also looking for up to 5 parent volunteers for this event to escort students (small groups of 3-4 children) walking to and from Vivimart near Ciputra. Please email me, email@example.com, if you are free to join.
- Math Coffee Morning with Ms Beth will take place Wednesday October 31st at 8:30am.