This Week in 1A, May 29th

Friendship Friday Zoom Call

Since we have been back at school, we have invited Olivia and Rionne to join our class each Friday afternoon for Friendship Friday since they are both out of the country. We have LOVED seeing both of them and they have enjoyed seeing all of the students. Today, we welcomed Saad to join us because he has recently traveled outside the country. We laugh, say lots of hellos and tell each other some stories. It has been so valuable for all of our students to have some closure with each other during this time. Today we tried a new thing and put the students into breakout rooms so they could chat with each other. It was so much fun!



Math this week has been an opportunity to show what we know about place value, counting forwards and backwards, and practicing our understanding of the number line to solve addition and subtraction questions. We are revisiting standard and non-standard measurement, and time to consolidate our skills at telling time to the hour and half hour.


We continue to work through our 100 Magic High Frequency words and this week we focussed on our penultimate list: Indigo Magic Words. We analyzed each of the words by looking at both the meaning and structure of each word in order to help us better read and write these important words. Don’t forget to practice reading and writing these words at home as well as looking out for them during Home Reading each day.


Narrative Writing

This week we continued to express ourselves as authors by constructing narratives. We are reviewing and making edits as we work towards being ready to share stories through a medium of our choice. Next week, we will choose a platform to showcase our stories. We can’t wait to see which one each student picks and then see their stories come to life. 


We were so excited to return to the swimming pool during our PE lessons this week. It made for a welcome break from the hot weather and another chance to build our skills and confidence as swimmers before the summer holidays. Well done to everyone for remembering to bring in their own goggles and swimming gear each day. Remember next week is Week A. We will have swimming on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Arts Week

To celebrate Arts Week in the Elementary School the Arts Team put together a fantastic variety of Art and Music-related activities for us to enjoy during each Morning Meeting. On Monday, we began the process of creating an Abstract Art Drawing by exploring geometric and organic shapes, straight lines and curved lines. On Tuesday, we joined Ms Liz, Ms Noor and Ms Abella for some fun singing activities. On Wednesday, we returned to our Abstract Art Drawings and added color. Thursday’s celebration involved the whole ES in an Arts-themed assembly. Thank you to the Arts team for these wonderful learning experiences and for challenging us to consider the many ways that we can express ourselves.

Making Predictions

In literacy, we also started to learn about making predictions in stories. The students were able to look at a picture and be creative with how the story might continue or end. Making predictions helps us to understand that the students are comprehending the stories.

Grand Walk

On Thursday afternoon we gathered as a whole school community throughout the campus to wish our Grade 12 Graduates the very best on their future endeavours.

Farewell UNIS Hanoi!

Friends across the entire school who are leaving us this year are invited to tell us about their favorite place in the school and why it is so special to them. If you are not joining us in Grade 2 next year we would love to hear from you.  Share your favorite place here on Flipgrid.


  • Moving Up Morning, Friday, June 5th: Moving Up Morning will look a little differently this year.  Instead of meeting our new class group and teacher, we will have the opportunity to visit our partner class in Grade 2 (Grade 1A will visit Grade 2A) to learn about some of the great things that await us next year. The leaving students will have a special morning during this time as well. 
  • Monday, June 8th: Reports made available on Veracross
  • Week of June 8-10: Bring in book bags to carry extra items such as journals and art work home. Please return all outstanding library books
  • Wednesday, June 10th: Final Day of First Grade, early dismissal for students at 12:00pm (no lunch at school)
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