In Social Studies, students are following their curiosities as they discover and learn about new places on land, in the water, and in space. They are working in research groups to identify fascinating facts and specific places they might want to explore.
In Language Arts, students have brainstormed about topics they are an expert in. Building on their understanding of the structure of an information report, students began to write paragraphs that will serve as the body of the report. Students also checked out library books to learn more about their area of expertise and incorporate new ideas into their writing.
In Math, students continue to explore multiplication by using a variety of strategies. Writing and solving word problems was this week’s focus.
In Community time, students are discussing how they can best use our Essential Agreement (we are kind and caring, we are safe, we respect others and ourselves, we concentrate and focus, we take care of our school) during specialist classes and during social times such as lunch and recess. After brainstorming different activities and places to play at recess, students were challenged to try something new, in a new place, with a new friend. Please ask your student how their recess time has been going this week.
- Today – Thursday 12th April Grade 2 -5 Art Show 5-7pm in the Centre for the Arts Centre
- Wednesday 18th April – Student Led Conference – Sign up for your ALLOCATED time through Veracross. You received an email yesterday explaining the process and how the Student Led Conference is structured. This is not a parent/teacher conference but a time for parents and students to share their learning and progress.
- Wednesday, 25 April – Hung King Day NO SCHOOL
- Please check your student’s goal in their reading log and remind them to read regularly
- Monday, 20 April – Vietnamese Victory Day NO SCHOOL
- BOOK DRIVE: Monday April 9 – Friday April 27
- BOOK SALE: Friday May 4 – Saturday May
- Monday, 30 April and Tuesday, 1 May – NO SCHOOL
A message from a dedicated group of grade 5 students; please consider attending this documentary next Tuesday from 6-8.
We are one of the Grade 5 PYP Exhibition groups called ‘Plastic Ocean’s’. We are screening a documentary called, ‘A Plastic Ocean’, directed by Craig Leeson and Produced by Jo Ruxton and Adam Leipzig.
A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particles that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
Plastic pollution isn’t new. But awareness of just how catastrophic it is for the environment has grown in recent years – especially its impact on the oceans. It may be second only to global warming as a threat to the health of the seas.
Here in Vietnam, we’ve seen very little action. And that’s despite the fact that Vietnam has been identified as one of five countries responsible for more than 60% of the world’s plastic pollution.
We want to invite you to attend the screening at UNIS, on the 17th of April, at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to learn and explore ways you can make a difference. A ticket costs 50,000 VND, Feel free to watch this short video to show you why you should attend this screening.
The ticket proceeds will go towards covering the costs of the screening fee, advertising and 100% of the remainder will go towards the ‘Plastic Pollution Coalition’, which is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #94-2889684), located at: 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704.
With many thanks from us, a group of 10 & 11 year olds trying to make a difference.
Olivia, Lily, Rei and Amara
The Plastics Oceans Group
G5 UNIS Students