January 17th 2020 Week B next week

January 17

Dear Parents,

On Monday we will go on our field trip to inquire into the Vietnamese New Year. Please help your child to bring sensible walking shoes, a snack, water bottle, hat and small backpack or bag to carry these personal items in.

Next week will be Ippo’s and Jasper’s last days at UNIS. We are so sad to say goodbye and we wish them a wonderful future! Friends forever 2A!

After Tet our curriculum focus will be:

Reading – Narratives – Monitoring meaning, visualization, inferences and author’s message

Writing – Procedural

UOI- New unit – Science – How The World Works – Matter

Math – We have started inquiring into measurement – Length and time


  • January 17: Beginning of Semester 2
  • January 22 (Wednesday), 8.00 – 16:00: Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • January 24 – February 2: Tet Holiday



  • Why do Vietnamese celebrate Kitchen God Day? 
  • What cultural expressions do you see at Tet? What do these expressions mean?
  • What do these words mean: length, width, height?
  • What is a “unit” when we are measuring?
  • Which information report did you decide to publish? What is it about?
  • What did you buy at Grade 4 Market Day this week.
  • What did you create as your final product in the maker space? What problem did it solve for you as an explorer?

Happy New Year 10th January 2020 – Week A

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to everybody.

During this month we will farewell Ippo and Jasper as they leave the UNIS Community. We wish  them a wonderful transition to their new homes and thank them for being such a special part of our class.

We would also like to congratulate Bao who will replace Ippo as our new student council representative. Thank you for taking action to help our class and school Bao.


  • We will be going on a field trip on Monday morning 20th January 2020 as part of our Celebrations unit to inquire into Tet. We will be visiting the Temple of Literature. The permission form will come home Monday and please return by Friday 17th January. We will also need to 2 parents to accompany us. You would need to be available from 8.10 until 12.20, even though we expect to return earlier. Please email me dlucardie@unishanoi.org, if you would like to accompany us and help supervise a group of 2A students. The first 2 parents to email me will be chosen. Thank you for your support.
  • What:Grade 4 Market Day
    When: TUESDAY 14 January 10:45-12:00
    Bring: maximum of 100,000 VND to spend
    The products and services being sold will range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND.  All profits will go to organizations that support Children’s Rights
  • Week A Library is Monday


  • January 14: Grade 4 Market Day
  • January 17: Beginning of Semester 2
  • January 20: Grade 2 Field Trip
  • January 22 (Wednesday), 8:00 – 16:00: Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • January 24 – February 2: Tet Holiday


  • What problems might you encounter on your exploration? What are you designing and building to solve that problem in maker space? 
  • Do you need anything from home to help complete your maker space engineering project?
  • What activities did you do during Literacy Rotations this week?
  • What information report did you publish this week?