Here at UNIS Hanoi, we respect and value literature from all cultures and encourage children to bring and share books from their mother tongue or home languages with their classmates.
Next year, students in K2 will learn about a variety of topics during their Units of Inquiry (UOI). While you are traveling this summer, please consider getting books about the topics listed below. As students begin each unit, these books and the discussions you have with your child about the UOI topics will help them to understand and participate during Units of Inquiry. Understanding these topics in their Mother Tongue or Home Language will help EAL students to understand them in English, too.
These are the topics we will be learning about.
If you can bring books in your language on any of these ideas, please do.
Who We Are: Books about personal identity (where they come from), families, making friends, sharing, helping each other, cooperation
How the World Works: Books about scientists, scientific process, experiments, movement of objects (forces)
Where We are in Place and Time: Books about houses, buildings, shelters, weather, building materials (wood, metal, stone), construction
Sharing the Planet: Books about recycling, taking care of the planet, the Earth
How We Organize Ourselves: Books about shops, stores, how things are made, money
How We Express Ourselves: Books about art, artists, feelings, emotions, talents, music, dance