Unit 3 Who We Are

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as retelling the legend of 12 Chinese Zodiac, paper cutting and reading.

We have started our new unit of Who We Are.                                                            Central Idea: Communication enables us to connect and understand more about ourselves and others.                                                                                                           We are learning about the our personal information of our own and our friends at UNIS.  At the end of the unit, Novice 1 students will be able to talk about themselves regarding name, nationality, age, colors and animals they like, as well as activities they like to do, school, grade and class they are in, subjects they like/dislike in comparison to their friends at UNIS. In addition to what Novice 1 can do, Novice 2 students will be able to create a digital book or in other format to compare themselves with their friends regarding birthday, feelings, family, where they live, arranging play date, use of but, because, etc.

Unit 3 Healthy Life Choices

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as information gap about the 12 Chinese Zodiac, learning language through the traditional Chinese games, paper cutting and eating Chinese New Year food.

We have started our new unit of Healthy Life Choices.                                                            Central Idea: The choices people make affect their health and well-being.                        We are learning about making healthy choices regarding vegetables, fruit, drinks and exercises. We visited the school garden to recognize different vegetables, we will make fruit juice and other healthy food.                                                                                          At the end of the unit, students will be able to produce a poster or in other format with their goal for themselves regarding how can they be healthier.

Unit of Celebrations

We are beginning our new Unit of Celebrations. We will be able to understand

Celebrations and traditions are expression of shared beliefs and values.

Inquiry into:

– How people celebrate.

– What traditions people have to celebrate.

At the end of the Unit, students will be able to describe the traditions of the celebrations and understand legends for Chinese New Year, and able to transfer to other celebrations which connects to their identity.

For the detailed learning throughout the unit, please visit students school personal blog.

What we are learning.

Dear Parents,

This year Grade 2 have Chinese Mandarin classes three times a week. They are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Here are the units that we are going to explore throughout the year:

· My Friend and me
· Celebrations: Moon festival, Chinese New Year and other Festivals
· Healthy Choices
· Exploration the Neignbourhood

We have started our first unit of My Friend and Me, which inquiry into getting to know others help maintain friendship. At the end of the unit, students will create a venn diagram to compare the similarities and difference between their friend and themselves

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at ali@unishanoi.org

Back to School Night Presentation

Welcome to World Languages Blog

Dear Parents,
Welcome to our World Languages learning community! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our team and share about how to use this blog to enhance our partnership to support students’ learning.

In our team, we have 3 Vietnamese teachers, 3 French teachers, 1 Chinese Mandarin teacher and 1 Teaching Assistant. All languages teachers are native speakers. More information of individual teacher’s bio can be found in the tab of “About Us” on this blog.

During the first two weeks of school, all of our World Languages classes are focused on Learning to Learn. Students are getting to know their teachers and their new classmates. In order to achieve the school goal towards Excellent Learning, in our classes, we established the class essential agreements and commitments to the actions of being a responsible learner of their own and for others. In the meantime, some basic classroom language is introduced so that students will be able to follow the directions in the target languages in everyday situation.

On the World Languages Blog this year, you will find the curriculum information, language learning information from respective teacher, and it also provides you the opportunity to talk with the children about what we are learning, what we have learned, and what we will learn throughout the year.

We hope you will find this site a useful communication channel between our team and you as parents.