2B is participating in the 2017 Global Read-Aloud, which is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our digital global community around books that we love. We will be reading books by Mem Fox with 2A and other new friends around the world. This week, we listened to Koala Lou, then tweeted our thoughts. We enjoyed reading other tweets about the Global Read Aloud, as well as tweets by other teachers and staff from UNIS. Using the skills we are building in our Response writing unit, we shared our thoughts about the story with our friends next door in 2A. Finally, we created our own digital communities by reflecting on friends, family, and other people we connect with online.
Digital Citizenship – An inquiry into “How We Organize Ourselves”.
The concepts below will be taught in class, however, it would be of great
assistance to help your child become familiar with the main unit components and
vocabulary in order to maximize their learning experiences and make
connections in class.
This is especially important for non mother-tongue English speaking students.
Please translate the following into your child’s mother tongue in order to develop
their linguistic abilities and foster their conceptual development.
Any extra reading, websites, DVD’s or learning experiences you may give your
child in their mother tongue to compliment this unit, would be extremely valuable.
Choices that digital citizens make impact the global community.
● What is a digital citizen?
● What are the purposes and forms of technology?
● How do we use digital technology safely?
● What are our responsibilities as digital citizens?
citizen, computer virus, digital, digital citizen, digital footprint, download, email,
internet, media, message, offline, online, private, technology, URL, website, World
Wide Web (WWW)
The Grade 2 Team
In Math, our focus is numberless word problems and sharing problem-solving strategies as mathematicians. Just like selecting a just-right book, students are beginning to identify what are broccoli, dinner, and dessert numbers for them. As we add activities to our math workshop routines, students will have choice in selecting numbers that are at a just-right level for them to grow as mathematicians.
It was wonderful to meet you all on Parent-Teacher conference day. Our home-school partnership is essential in supporting our students’ growth as learners. Thank you for your time and I look our partnership this school year.
Reminders and important information.
- No School October Break – 7th October to 15th October
- Photo orders have gone home today. The deadline for submitting photo orders is Friday October 20.
- Friday 3rd October – UNIS United Nations Day Celebrations
- End of Unit Digital Citizenship Learning Celebration – early notice of a parent invite.
- Digital Citizenship Fair – 16th November 2017 8.45am -9.30 am – Parents are welcome to attend.
- We still do not have a class parent, please email Nathalia Grun at email@example.com if you are able to fill this role for our 2B community.
- UNIS Hanoi Elementary Recommended Booklist – Please click here for ideas to read.
Here’s a glimpse of what your students enjoy when the rain keeps us indoors for recess:
Have a wonderful October break!