December 13, 2019

UOI: How We Express Ourselves Overview

This week, we went to see some amazing performances. We were invited to see the high schools students rehearse for their winter concert. We saw some very cool instruments and loved the songs they played on the cellos.  We also went to the canteen to see some grade 5 students celebrate and perform some Christmas songs. Levin’s sister, Noema played the harp and we were so impressed by her performance. Mr. Charlie in grade 5 led a sing a long as well. Ms. Geralda (Thomas’ mother in 1B) came to meet us near the library for a very special story. She came on her bicycle and was playing music. She told us a very interesting and interactive story about a little girl who lost her piggy shoe. The story involved some letters a character named Gingerella received from her family and friends. We were excellent audience members and really enjoyed the story of Gingerella.

When we returned from each performance, we discussed what we enjoyed about the experience. WE used the TAG protocol to share what we enjoyed. It was so interesting to see how people all around UNIS express their feelings and ideas.

T=Tell a Compliment
A=Ask a Question
G=Give something to work on, a suggestion


The story of Gingerella

Grade 5 Musical and Dance Performance

UOI How We Organize Ourselves Overview

UOI Sharing the Planet and Literacy

This week, we learned more about habitats . We looked for digraphs, silent e words, suffixes and prefixes with Ms. Angela our Literacy Coach.  We are learning so much about spelling through word inquiry.

We also started to learn about writing and organizing information to write an Information Report. We picked two animals we really want to learn more about. We are writing interesting facts about all of the animals we are reading about  in guided reading groups and in our UOI book baskets. We also researched features of our clay animals on the internet and added some labels to our feature sculptures.

We celebrated two Birthdays this week! Happy Birthday to Taeung and Ayce. We wish you a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for the delicious cupcakes and yummy cakes! We had so much fun celebrating with you and your families.

Taeung’s Birthday

Ayce’s Birthday

Mystery Reader

Claire’s father, Mr. Anthony came by to be our Mystery Reader. He read a very interesting story about Sharks. Did you know there are over 400 different kinds of sharks? We learned a lot of new and interesting facts about Sharks. Thank you Mr. Anthony!


We talked a lot about shapes this week in 1C. We compared shapes and talked about the differences and similarities in shapes. We made some cool Christmas trees with shape patterns and 3D snowflakes. We will graph our shapes when we return from the break. We played some winter themed dice Math games. We can add two numbers and 1 to those numbers very quickly. Our addition fact recall is getting stronger and quicker. In our math meeting, we are counting by 2’3, 5’s and 10’s. We are also discussing multiple ways to look at and solve problems.

Habitat and Animal Show and Tell

While you are on holiday with your families, please do continue to discuss animals and habitats. If you see or find a cool habitat, please do take some pictures of these animals and habitats. We would love to share your pictures at Show and Tell on the Monday we return from break. Please email any pictures you collect of animals and habitats during your travels. 

National Geographic Kids Habitats

This week’s reminders:

  • Please note that there will be no school from December 14-January 5. 
  • Term 1 ends on January 17th
  • Term 1 reports will be available for viewing on January 23 

We wish you all a wonderful Winter Break. 


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