Week 4 news…

Math fun…

We have been working hard towards our goals of mastering numbers to 30. Our areas of focus are: Numbers before and after, forwards and backwards counting from any number, combinations of 5 and 10, and building up strategies for adding and subtracting to 20. We will continue to work on being able to clearly show our thinking using pictures, words and numbers. 

New Routines…

We started off this week with our new home reading routine which coincides with our discussions about systems and routines during our Unit of Inquiry lessons. It has taken a few days to get the hang of it but we now feel confident that we know the expectations are before and after we choose a book to read each night. A big thank you to everyone in supporting us in this important routine each evening.

  • We re-read our books each morning before choosing a new one...

Systems and Routines…

We continue to inquire into different systems and routines that exist in our community. We worked collaboratively to complete puzzles that led to much discussion regarding the components that allow systems to function or become dysfunctional. This lesson was followed up with the reading of the story, If Everyone Did by Jo Ann Stover. We created our own class version to highlight what would happen in our school community if systems and routines were ignored.

A Visit from Ms. Deirbhile…

Ms Deirbhile, our learning support teacher, came to visit early in the week to introduce herself and get to know us better. We enjoyed listening to the story that she read to us and had a lot of fun reading to self and sharing connections that we made while reading. We look forward to more visits from Ms. Deirbhile and her support throughout the year.

Buddy time with 5A…

We had a wonderful time connecting with our Grade 5 buddies today. We enjoyed reading their reflections on our last visit and were surprised by how many connections were made in just one visit. We look forward to our next get-together in two weeks time.

Dot Day with our Buddies…

To celebrate World Dot Day, we read the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds together with Grade 5A. Afterwards we joined our buddies and the rest of the school community in “making our mark” together and celebrating our collective creativity. Thank you to our art teacher Ms. Emma for leading this initiative.

A visit from Willy Wonka…

Wednesday, September 13th is Roald Dahl Day and we were very lucky to have Mr. Willy Wonka come to visit! Well done to David for taking action and sharing his favourite Roald Dahl book with us. As a result we have implemented a Golden Ticket system in our class and reflected on the principled actions that we can take as a class to earn a golden ticket. Well done David for inspiring us!

Reminders…

  • New parents of EAL children are invite to join Ms. Sharon for a coffee morning tomorrow, Friday, September 15th from 8:30 – 9:30. It will take place in the Community Room in the Administration Building.
  • Daily Home Readers: Please note that your child’s blue folder, communication booklet and home reader need to be returned each day. Thank you for your support.
  • UNIS 30th Birthday will take place Tuesday, September 19th. We invite you to join us at our celebration assembly at 14:00 in the Sports Centre. Please wear blue if you plan to attend.
  • The first Snack Sale of the year will take place next Wednesday, September 20th. Please support by providing your child 20,000VND to spend on a healthy treat or two!
  • Please send in a set a headphones with your child to support in our Listen to Reading Programme.
  • Swimming during P.E. periods will commence next week. In order to participate your child will need a bathing suit, swim hat, towel and goggles.

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