Last week I sent you an email that said I would include details and pictures of Book Week on this weeks blog so I could capture the entire three days. As you know, every day had a different theme and we had Mystery Readers throughout the week. Wear a Word Day, Character Parade Day, and Pajama Day were all a big hit! We were also joined by many mystery readers which included both parents and staff.
Now that the children have bugs on the brain, they have been collecting and observing, or just observing, everything from the smallest spiders, the most colorful beetles and the biggest toads. It has made them much more aware of our outdoor environment and how we share it responsibly with all of these animals.
The children have also created some awesome big bugs for our classroom. They made a gigantic paper mache dragonfly and practiced their weaving skills while making a big buzzing bee.
We were also lucky enough to have Nikhil’s Dad share some photos of bugs he found in the jungle of India. The kids were so excited to count and compare all of the different characteristics..
The children have been working hard to copy, create and extend patterns. They do this every day in our environment, but this week have been working on some very special bracelets, headbands and backpack decorations to practice this skill.
TWO IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
International Outdoor Classroom Day
On Friday May 18th Discovery, K1, K2 and Grade 1 will participate in international Outdoor Classroom Day. Weather permitting, the students will be outside from 8:25-10:05. To help make this day successful, please make sure that your child:
The K2 children have been learning about goods and services as part of their How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry. As a culminating project, they will be hosting an ECC Market on Tuesday, 15 May. Children will be selling goods they have made themselves, including crafts, books and beverages.
Please send 20,000 VND to school with your child on Tuesday so s/he can enjoy shopping at the K2 market.
All of the money earned will be donated to LifeStraw, an organization that helps provide access to clean water. Along with donations from other ES classes, we are hoping to be able to purchase a community water filter for a local school. This would reduce the number of plastic bottles that community consumes while also providing clean drinking water.
Have a lovely weekend!
Deborah & Thu