MUSIC CONCERT DETAILS
The Grade 4 and 5 Music Concert is on Thursday, March 15th at 9am. The students are excited to share with their parents and the UNIS community some of the wonderful music that they have been creating in their classes.
On the morning of the concert, please take your child to their homeroom class as normal wearing their concert clothes (please bring a change of clothes for after the concert). Following student drop off, parents may proceed to the Center for the Arts foyer where tea and coffee will be provided. Doors will open for seating in the theater at 8:50am.
Concert Attire for Grade 4 Students:
- Formal black dress pants or below-the-knee skirt
- Formal white shirt (this should be a blouse or button up collared shirt, no T-shirts please)
- Formal black shoes (no sneakers please)
- ‘A touch of color’ (optional) – for example, a blue scarf, red tie, green belt
Concert Duration: 9 – 10:30am
We will have a full Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, March 14th. We request that your child comes to school wearing their concert clothes and brings a change of clothes to change into following the dress rehearsal. Concert clothes will be sent back home on Wednesday and should be worn to school again on Thursday, March 15th for the Parent Concert.
We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you so much for your support.
ES Music Team
OPEN HOUSE DETAILS
As the Music Concert will take place Thursday morning, 4B’s classroom will be open for you from 10:50 until 11:35, after the students return from a delayed recess. The students will be taking part in Literacy Centres during that time. Languages Class will also be open from 2:15 until 2:55.
On Friday, 4B will participate in the MRISA Soccer Festival Opening Ceremonies in the morning and will then go to Art with Ms. Andrea until morning recess. After morning recess, from 10:10 until 11:35, 4B’s classroom will again be open so that parents can participate in a Multiplication / Division learning engagement as well as working on and discussing our upcoming Market Day.
Further information about the Open House can be found in the message from Ms. Megan below.
Dear Elementary Families,
We warmly invite you to our Elementary School Open Classrooms – next Thursday 15th (8.15am – 3.20pm) and Friday 16th March (8.15am – 11.30am). Please note that there will be no open classrooms on Friday after 11.30am.
What are Open Classrooms?
Have you ever wondered what inquiry-based learning is like for your child? Here is your chance! Open Classrooms showcase learning in action. For two days, at selected times, our classrooms are open for you to observe lessons that put the philosophy and pedagogy of the Primary Years Programme into practice.
Purpose of Open Classrooms
Open Classrooms is for parents to get an insider’s view of what life is like inside the classrooms at UNIS. By opening up our classroom doors we would like to give parents a glimpse of student-centered, constructivist teaching and learning in action. We aim to demonstrate our inquiry based teaching philosophy which is central to our identity as an IB school.
How does it work?
- Classrooms will be designated as ‘open house’ events for certain lessons on Thursday 15th November and Friday 16th March 2018. Classes will be a reflection of our PYP programme: what you will see will be a snapshot of our regular lessons, routines and activities.
- Parents may attend any of their child’s open lessons – both homeroom classes and specialist lessons. Be sure to check your child’s blog to know which lessons are designated as “OPEN”.
- Parents may only visit open lessons in classes that their child attends.
What might I see?
All lessons are different, though you may expect to see:
- Lessons that have a clear learning objective which has been explained to the students
- A variety of lessons and subject areas open for parents to observe (and in some cases, you may be invited to participate). Lessons that showcase students demonstrating the Learner Profile
- Lessons that involve students using a variety of transdisciplinary skills (thinking research problem solving, social and self-management skills)
- Lessons that are based on students’ understanding of broad concepts, in addition to specific content (e.g. the concept of “form” in addition to the content of balanced gymnastics movements in PE).
What is my responsibility as a visitor to an active learning environment?
- Silence and put away all mobile devices.
- Please enter classrooms quietly and be on time. We recommend you stay for at least 20 minutes to see the flow of the lesson.
- Please be aware of not interrupting the flow of a lesson/your child’s learning. Interact with your children only when/if invited to do so. Some classes will be ‘observe only’ while others may be more interactive.
- Please leave younger siblings at home with a caregiver, so that you may give you full attention to your child’s class.
- All parents must wear their UNIS Parent ID badge.
- Photographing students is not permitted.
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March.