Building our 2B Community

What a fabulous week in 2B. I have so much enjoyed getting to know your children. We have been exploring and inquiring into our learning space and becoming a connected community.

Important for Monday as this is helping us to start our first unit of inquiry:  Paper Bag Activity for this weekend. Check your child’s  bag after school on Friday. All instructions are included in the bag. Please place objects that your child wishes to share that tell us about themselves in the bag and return to school by Monday 20th August.

Some helpful information to get the year started.

  • Lunchtime:  remember to send ID card with money credited to your child’s account or send a home packed lunch.

  • Buses: If you child is not going home on the bus you need to contact the transport coordinator and cc me into the email.

  • Hats are required during recess breaks and PE.  Please send water bottles every day.

  • We have a snack time in the morning at around 9.50am inside the classroom. In the afternoon there is no snack time provided in class but children may eat during during recess if needed.  Please send a healthy snack that will help your child be focused and ready to learn.

  • A class schedule was sent home Wednesday. Here is a more detailed schedule that includes homeroom subject areas.  I am not sure  when library will be yet. I will keep you notified.

  • The UNIS Calendar was sent home on Thursday.
  • If you need to contact me specifically about your child, my email is kgiller@unishanoi.org. During the school day I do not regularly check email; for urgent matters please contact the E.S. office elementary@unishanoi.org.

Our school year started out with the dazzling Dragon Dance:

Throughout the week, students explored our 2B classroom, identifying the purpose of and then naming different parts of our space:

Becoming familiar with our environment is an important part of building community,  Here are some of the resource areas in 2B:

Students explored our reading, writing, and math areas further as we begin to establish what we would like our workshops to look, sound, and feel like.  Here’s a glimpse of our first reading workshop:

Have a wonderful weekend.