It was wonderful to see the pictures of  you with your children during the Student Led Conferences. The kids were so excited to tell me about it and they were all so proud. Here are some photos which Noi took on the day:

 

Next week: Maker Day is next Friday!

 

The Learning Intentions for next week are:

English – Information Report writing

Maths – 3D shapes, name and classify, addition and subtraction

UoI – Inquiry into how light and sound help us

PSEL – Appreciation

Friday April 14th 2017

Please remember that next week Student Led Conferences are on Wednesday the 19th of April. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for a conference time. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to show you what they know and have learned. There will be no regular school that day.

Unfortunately I will be absent for the first part of next week. The class will be in the very capable hands of Ms Stephanie Canada, who you will meet on Wednesday. Please contact Ms Noi with any changes to the pick up routine, and please contact Ms Julia with any other queries. I hope to be back at school on Thursday.

The Learning Intentions for next week are:

English – Information Report writing

Maths – 3D shapes, name and classify. Continue number objectives

UoI – Inquiry into what can be done with light and sound

PSEL – Curiosity

 

Friday 31st March 2017

In Maths this week we learned a new game, Quick Draw (by 1s, 2s, 5s or 10s). The learning objective of the game is fluency in forward & backwards counting sequences. It’s a fun, fast-paced game which requires lots of focus and thinking. Encourage your child to explain the rules! Regular playing cards can be adapted to make this game – maybe an interesting Spring Break project?!

1C also got together this week with our neighbours, 1D,  to teach each other some new Maths games.

Important: I will be absent from school for the week after the holiday (April 10th-14th inclusive). Please contact Ms Noi (ntnoi@unishanoi.org ) with any changes in pick-up routine or to communicate your child’s absence. Please contact Ms Julia (jhatch@unishanoi.org) with any other issues or concerns. Ms Joh Ponson, who is an experienced teacher as well as a UNIS parent, will be substituting the class in my absence.

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK!

The Learning Intentions for 10-14 April are:

English – Information Report writing

Maths – 3D shapes, name and classify, continued number objectives

UoI – Inquiry into what can be done with light and sound

PSEL – Curiosity

Reminder: No school next week as it is Spring Break

Wow – what a performance!!! I was absolutely brimming with pride to see how 1C, and all the K2 and Grade 1 students, performed with such energy and skill today. Thank you so much for coming. Many congratulations to Ms Alexis, Ms Noor and Ms Emma for all their hard work. Here are a few photos I snapped.

Other

Maths: Here is a great video with tips on how to “talk maths” with your kids.

ES Fun Sports Afternoon: Friday March 31st, 2017. 

Please remember to

– pack your child’s house uniform

– provide a full water bottle

– provide an additional afternoon snack

– pack sunscreen

– label everything

 

 

The Learning Intentions for next week:

Maths – 3D shapes, name and classify, continued number objectives.

English – Information reports

UoI -Inquiry into where light and sound come from

PSEL – Integrity, cooperation and empathy
 

Friday March 17th, 2017

This week we started our new unit of inquiry. Our big idea is: “Light and sound affect our lives in many ways.” We had a fun, if but noisy start to the unit with free exploration of our light and sound equipment. The children subsequently came up with many interesting “wonderings” about light and sound such as: “why does the mirror reflect light?”, “how do the drums make a sound?”, “why does a torch need batteries?” and “how do all these things work?”. We will find out! Here are the kids getting busy (watch until the end for a bit of noise!).

In maths this week we’ve been revisiting all our games, including “Saluter” and “Double Compare”. Here are the rules if you’d like to play at home:

DOUBLE COMPARE

SALUTE

The Learning Intentions for next week:

Maths – Practice of addition and subtraction within 20.

Note: By the end of the year children should be able to: skip count by 10’s, 5’s and 2s to 100 and have instant recall of combinations to 10 e.g. 7 & 3, 8 & 2, etc.

English – Information reports, making connections between text and ourselves.

UoI – Inquiry into where light and sound come from.

PSEL – Empathy, cooperation and integrity.

Friday March 10th, 2017

It was so wonderful to see you all at the Wax Museum today. The children worked so hard to prepare: lots of research, note-taking, writing and speaking practice. I’m so proud of them all, as I’m sure you all are! Many, many thanks for your help with the costumes and research!

Here are some photos and our green screen videos.

Click here to see: Sarah, Davide, Angela, Costanza & Maeve

Click here to see: Yukimaru, Ian, Thao, Giang & Abi

Click here to see: Beomjoon, Jasper, Milly, Mirabel & Jaehyuk

Click here to see: Sungwoo, Miley, Amitay, Rei & Addison

 

Our learning intentions for next week are:

English-Begin exploring report writing.

Math- Skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Directional language, Addition and subtraction within 20

UoI-Provocation for new unit, How the World Works

PSEL-Look at Integrity, Cooperation, and Empathy

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Friday March 3rd, 2017

This week in maths we started looking at “coding”. One of the activities consisted in trying to direct our friends around a grid using simple commands.

Important:

The field trip is on Wednesday 8th to the Water Puppet performance.

Our Waxwork Museum will be next Friday at 14.10. Please see the grade 1 blog for more information!

 

Our learning intentions for next week are:

English – Descriptive writing about the wax characters

Maths  – Skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Directional language, Addition and subtraction within 20

PSEL – Inquirer and Risk-Taker linked to Waxwork Museum

UoI – Biographies and research skills

 

Friday February 24th, 2017

Hello!

In UoI this week we have been finding out a little about some famous people including Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln. You can access biographies for these people (and more!) through Brainpopjr using the Username: unishanoi Password: unis1234. At the end of this unit, your child will take part in a Waxwork presentation. Please see the Grade 1 blog for information about this. Here are some pictures of our researchers hard at work!

In Maths this week we learned 3 more games to help strengthen our number sense while continuing our exploration of capacity.

Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Monday!

Our Learning Intentions for next week are:

English – Descriptive writing and adding conjunctions

Maths  – Skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Directional language

PSEL – Inquirer – asking questions about the past

UoI – Biographies and research skills

Friday February 17th, 2017

It was wonderful to see you all this week at the parent-teacher conferences. If you haven’t yet done so, please give your feedback regarding the reporting process here.

We had a wonderful time on Wednesday celebrating the 100th day of school with lots of fun activities. Many thanks for your help with all the 100th Day ideas. Here are some pictures from the day:

Our Learning Intentions for next week are:

English – Descriptive writing and adding conjunctions

Maths  – Skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. Directional language

PSEL – Inquirer – asking questions about the past

UoI – Biographies and research skills

Friday February 10th, 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Tet break. I’ve very much enjoyed reading the students’ recounts of their holiday adventures!

 

As an introduction to our new unit, this week in UoI the students visited a “wax museum”: each teacher became a wax figure of a famous person and, at the press of a button, gave a short speech about the life of that person. The students listened and noted down important information they heard from each character. We will be delving more into the idea of “significant events” over the next week. Please talk to your child about his/her own lives and the significant events that have happened so far.

Important reminders for next week:

  • No school for the children on Tuesday 14th February due to Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • It’s Grade 1’s turn to contribute to the Healthy Snack Sale on Wednesday 15th. Each Grade 1 family is encouraged to bring in 10 individually wrapped, healthy snacks. Please refer to the Grade 1 blog for more details. Also, please give your child 20,000 VND to purchase a snack. If you have any queries, please contact: snacksale@unishanoi.org
  • We will be celebrating the 100th Day of School on Wednesday. The students are encouraged to bring or wear to school something which shows “100”. Please also refer to the Grade 1 blog for more details.

I look forward very much to seeing you all on Tuesday for the Parent-Teacher conferences!

 

Our Learning Intentions for next week are:

English – Descriptive writing

Maths  – Skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to 40.  Continue working on capacity.

PSEL – Inquirer

UoI – Introduce the central idea for our new unit of inquiry. Understand the meaning of “significant”.