This week was full of art! We began the week by visiting some middle school and high school classes to find out about their Passion Projects. The older students were very welcoming and happy to explain their projects to the K2 children. Some of us even got to try playing instruments and making rhythms. We were also invited to attend a High School concert and a High School Dance Performance. K2D was a very supportive audience. We were impressed by how many different kinds of art classes and projects are happening at UNIS every day!
Two books inspired us to write poems this week. My Blue is Happy and Red is a Dragon are both about the feelings and objects people associate with different colors. The children wrote their poems and painted them using water colors. They’ll be on display in our classroom soon. Ask your child which color s/he chose and how s/he connected it to feelings and objects.
We have been acting out our narratives using the Green Screen app. Here’s a story written by Loewen and Aadi and acted out by Uha, Phuc Hien and Maisey:
Here’s a story written by Tate and Leo and acted out with Felix’s help.
And here’s one written by Maisey and Uha and acted out by Maisey, Uha, Seoeun and Trisha.
We’ve also been enjoying making up our own musical arrangements. Notice how well the musicians are communicating with one another in these video clips:
On Thursday morning, we had a special going-away assembly for Dr Barder. ECC children shared poems and songs to honor Dr Barder and thank him for his 10 years of service. Seoeun represented K2D by reading our poem! We also gave our grade 1 friends flowers to wish them well as they head off to be part of the Elementary School next year.
A few reminders about the final week (!) of school:
- The K2 End of Year celebration will begin at 11:30 on Friday morning in the ECC gym. Please plan to meet us in the gym (not the classroom). You’re welcome to drop food in the morning or bring it when you come for lunch. Thanks to Konstantina for helping to organize this and to everyone who has volunteered to contribute food.
- We have many notebooks, binders and other treasures to send home, so please send a reusable shopping bag to school with your child by next Tuesday.
- Next Thursday is our last day of school. Children will be dismissed at 12:00.