Our Learning in 4C

News from Library:  As you know, Library is  being scheduled differently this year than in the past. Intead of having a fixed library day to return books, the library has a more flexible schedule. Our class goes to the library during our reading times in small groups.  Students therefore, can choose to go to the library on Monday, Thursday or Friday each week.  Starting this week they are required to bring a seperate bag to carry home the books.

News from PE:  Please check out the new grade 4 PE post to see what 4C has been up to in PE.

What we have been up to:

September 19-23 Learning Intentions :

UOI: Use blogs to express our identity and document our growing understanding of our identity.

Reading: Use a variety of strategies to improve our reading comprehension.

Math: Use the most effecient strategy to solve the problem. (Choose the right tool)

Writing: Structure a narrative correctly.

Use descriptive writing techniques (show not tell) to improve our writing.

Earlier in Sepetember the students celebrated Moon Festival. Not only did the students dress up in lovely looking Ao  Dai’s but they also enjoyed Moon Festival snacks and toy making.  The highlight of the day was the Moon Festival assembly, in which several of our class members starred in the show!


Math Games

As you may remember from back to school night, we are not sending home homework this year but we are encouraging your child to read at home for 20 minutes and to do a 10 minute Math game every night. In order to support this, our class created video explanations of some of the Math activities we have been doing at school that can easily be played at home. To see more games please look in our Grade 4 Learning Space.

Updates from 4C

We had a great time with our buddies this week completing tower building challenges. Our buddies are learning about working together and we are learning to use design thinking, therefore our grade 4 class came up with the idea of having design challenges.


We are practicing place value and number sense. The students are beginning to look at landmark numbers and how to visualize addition and subtraction problems to 1,000.


The students are working on the reading skills of questioning and connecting as they read.  In writing they were introduced to how to “fast forward” past the boring parts of a story and “slow down” to describe the interesting part of a story.


The students are continuing to learn about how we express ourselves in many ways.

It was wonderful to meet many of you this week at the back to school night. In case you missed the night or if you want to refer to the slideshow for any reason, I have embedded it below.


This Wednesday our class is the providing class for Snack sale

Here are some details from the SCO


As a Nut and Allergy Aware campus we require all snacks to include a list of ingredients. When it is your turn to be a contributing class, we encourage that each family supports the ES Snack Sale by providing:

  • 10 individually wrapped homemade healthy snacks (the value of each treat should be at least 10,000VND)
  • A labeled container/dish with your child’s class and name
  • On the morning of the snack sale, please deliver the snacks BEFORE 8.10amto the designated tables in the ECC or ES Courtyard


Both savory and sweet snacks are welcome (i.e. fresh fruit bowl, lightly salted/sweetened popcorn, rice balls, homemade muesli bars, muffins, samosas, etc.), below are a few example of snacks provided in previous snack sales.


If parents are interested in volunteering, they can just come by the Snack Sale table in the morning, we need as much help as possible to sell snacks to the students! There will be refreshments available to keep you warm while you help sell snacks.

If you have any questions about what snacks to bring, please contact the Snack Sale Coordinators and snacksale@unishanoi.org