Last week, the children enjoyed Book Week. We wore words, come dressed as a favourite book character and ended the week in our pyjamas.
This week, we have been working on patterning. We have been finding patterns in our environment. The children have been copying, extending and creating their own patterns.
Nikhil’s dad, Sujoy, came to share photos of bugs and critters that he and his friends had taken photos of in different areas of India. The children asked questions and were very interested in seeing all the different creatures.
The children have been busy finding cicada skins and collecting bugs in our ECC gardens. They have been observing closely and comparing the different features of the bugs. We have been discussing how we need to be responsible and care for their habitats. Some children have been trying to create safe areas and house for the baby frogs in our back are.
Swimming: NEXT WEEK
Starting on Monday May 14th all students in Discovery, K1, K2, and Grade 1 will be swimming during their PE lessons. Swimming will continue until the end of the school year.
Please make sure your child(ren) is ready to swim by sending to school:
- swimming costume (not bikinis, swim-suits with hoods, rash vests- see this blog post on why rash vests hinder rather than help: Rash Vests
- swim cap (if hair is below shoulders)
For more details on Swimming Expectations please read the Aquatics blog.
If there are any special requirements for, or exclusions from, swimming over the next 5 weeks please inform Martin Hamilton as well as your PE teacher.
On Wednesday, please send in 20,000 for Snack Sale 🙂
International Outdoor Classroom Day
On Friday May 18th Discovery, K1, K2 and Grade 1 will participate in international Outdoor Classroom Day. Weather permitting, the students will be outside from 8:25-10:05. To help make this day successful, please make sure that your child:
-wears sunscreen to school
-has a hat
-has a full water bottle
-has a change of clothes in a labelled bag
K2 Market Day
The K2 children have been learning about goods and services as part of their How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry. As a culminating project, they will be hosting an ECC Market on Tuesday, 15 May. Children will be selling goods they have made themselves, including crafts, books and beverages.
Please send 20,000 VND to school with your child on Tuesday so s/he can enjoy shopping at the K2 market.
All of the money earned will be donated to LifeStraw, an organization that helps provide access to clean water. Along with donations from other ES classes, we are hoping to be able to purchase a community water filter for a local school. This would reduce the number of plastic bottles that community consumes while also providing clean drinking water.
If you have questions, please contact Ms Andrea in K2: email@example.com
Here are some photos from the past two weeks in K1A.
Have a great weekend,
Kristi and Hang