Ducks, ducks and more ducks!!
The middle school science department hatched five baby ducklings and invited us over for a visit. In preparation for this, the children learned about the life cycle of a duck and we have been reading duck stories that they have had lots of fun retelling. And of course our ‘Five Little Ducks’ song is a favorite. Finally the day arrived where we took a walk over to observe the ducklings using our senses. We looked closely at their features, especially their beaks and webbed feet. We listened closely to their peeping. Finally, the children were able to touch the soft feathers on the ducklings. This was all very exciting and the children want to inquire further. We will see where this goes.
Unit of Inquiry
This week we continued our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme Who we are with the central idea: personal choices affect ourselves and the community. We have been talking about what makes us a community and that we all belong and are welcome. The children are beginning to understand that we have a responsibility as an active member of our community and the choices we make affects others.
Outdoor Play Space
It cooled down enough this week that we were able to utilize our K1C outdoor space. The kids took advantage of the sand pit, the water table, picnic benches, balance beam and chalk board. Lots of fun!
International Day of Peace
Next Friday, is the UN International Day of Peace. We have begun reading books about peace to help define the meaning and will be doing some activities leading up to this special day.
During dinnertime this week, It would be helpful if you could discuss what peace and community mean to you. Please email the word peace and community in your home language.
We are making a connection to our host nation culture by preparing for the Tet Trung Thu . We are making paper lanterns, moon cakes with playdough and we are working together to make a dragon. On Thursday, your child is encouraged to wear an AO DAI to school for the celebration.
Yesterday we celebrated International Dot Day with our buddies. We read the story titled ‘The Dot’ written by Peter H. Reynolds with our buddies and then each group participated in a collaborative dot art piece. This story has a special message about believing in yourself. They all worked really well together. This provided an opportunity to practice caring and kindness. This story can be found on Youtube if you don’t already own a copy.
Monday Sept 17: Snack Sale – Please send in 20,000VND for your child to purchase snacks.
Thursday Sept 20: Moon Festival
Here are some photos from the week.
Have a relaxing weekend,
Deborah & Thu
Ducks, ducks, ducks! picture of books, life cycle, visit to middle school
Grade 3 buddies and International Dot Day