Hi Parents and loved ones,
K2A had another exciting week. We began the week visiting ducklings that had hatched two weeks ago in the middle school science center. It was so interesting and fun to watch how these tiny little brothers and sisters feel comfort huddled together but if one is alone, it gets very scared. Many interesting conversations after our visit.
This week we begn our new Unit of Inquiry, ‘Where we are in place and time’. We will be learning to inquire about structures and how they are influenced by environmental factors, resources, and serve a purpose. In order to stimulate their thinking, the kids were challenged to build a structure using only spaghetti, tape, and some string. Each structure must be free standing and able to hold a marshmallow on top. It was exciting to watch how each team took a different approach to their building.
Thursday was the Vietnamese Moon Festival. The Vietnamese staff went out of their way to make this day special with performances, food, and art….and the kids looked amazing in their Ao Dai’s.
For the past two weeks, children have been developing their reading stamina. This is the first part of The Daily Five. The Daily Five is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. As you can see, the children are highly engaged. We are tracking our time with a graph to show kids how much better they are getting everyday. The first day they were able to quietly read to themselves without distraction for one minute. After ten days, they can read silently for 13 minutes!
- Swimming will start next week for K2. Swimming will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Fridays, please send your child wearing their swimsuit to school. Further information will be up on the PE blog/Tin Tuc. Here is the link for further details.
Global Goals WeekNext week is global goals week at UNIS. During this week we put the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals front and centre in our thinking and our learning. As part of Global Goals week we will be having a Nude Food Day on Friday 28 September. Put simply, nude food day means sending your child to school with a snack that contains no disposable packaging. For more information click here
- EAL Parent Coffee Morning: Thursday, Sept. 27th at 8:30am in Turtle Tower
- K2 Math Coffee Morning: Friday, Sept. 28th from 8:30-9:30am in the B9 Creativity Space
- Parent Teacher Conferences: Monday, Oct. 1st. More information to come soon.