Wasn’t last Fridays UN Day incredible? It is so wonderful to see all the different nations being represented and celebrated. Thank you for joining and helping on that special day.
On UN Day, before the celebratory assembly, our buddy class, Grade 4, came down to paint and write special goodwill messages on rocks. We then made a beautiful mandala to symbolize unity and harmony.
This week we began the third part of The Daily Five. It is called Work On Writing. We are building stamina for writing.
Last week ended our ten day stamina building of Read To Someone. We ended the two week challenge by reading to our friends in K2C.
As you can see, the children really enjoyed practicing their reading skills with others.
As part of our new Unit, Where We Are In Place And Time, we began with a challenge to provoke their thinking and have have them begin wondering about structures. The provocation is called The Marshmallow Challenge. The rules are simple. In twenty minutes with a few items, build the tallest free standing structure in teams that can hold a marshmallow on top. The activity was challenging and fun. Kids were learning to work in teams, think critically and creatively. It went so well, we are planning on doing it again.
Next week and the following week, the K2 classes will go on two field trips. Both excursions are to help support the new Unit Of Inquiry. The kids are to observe and look critically at different structures, in these cases bridges.
On Friday, November 17th, we will go to the Red Bridge at Hoan Kiem Lake.
On Tuesday, November 21st, we will go to the Red River Bridges (viewed from Tre Place Restaurant).
The Field Trip Information and Consent Form will be sent to you shortly. Please complete and return by Wednesday, November 15. Email me if there are any problems with viewing the Consent Forms. Copy link and paste to search bar.
We will be needing 6 parents total to assist us on the field trips. Three for the first field trip and another three for the second trip. Please contact our Class Parent, Joongwon, if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
–No School: Monday and Tuesday November 13 and 14 (Teacher PD Days)
–Student headphones: for the next part of The Daily Five: Listen to Reading
–Mystery Reader sign up: one spot left