29th May 2020

Dear Grade Two Parents,

Happy Arts and Music Week! Students had a great week getting musical and creative during our daily Arts activities.  They made wonderful music in our Assembly on Thursday! 

Reminders

  • Next week, Grade Two students will continue swimming in PE lessons. Please refer to the email sent home this week for more information or contact Mr. Hamilton at aquaticsmanager@unishanoi.org
  • The sun is out and it is getting hot. Always bring a hat, and a full water bottle to school.
  • Next Friday is Moving Up Morning, where we will celebrate all we have accomplished in grade two and visit our new grade three community (either in the real world or digitally!).  Students moving on from UNIS will have special activities during this morning.
  • Students will need a paper towel roll for next week’s UOI final project.
  • All library books are due back in the library.

UOI

This week we inquired into different forms of cultural expression through workshops learning about and making masks and textiles, creating new hairstyles and dress, and performing plays. Ask us how we expressed our values and creativity during these activities.

Math

Continuing our inquiry into Shapes and Geometry, students explored nets and created 3D shapes.  They divided shapes into equal pieces, and began an exploration of multiplication through arrays.

Literacy

In reading this week, students practiced reading with expression and fluency.  They enjoyed performing Reader’s Theater with their classmates.  Ask them to tell you about the role they played. In writing, inspired by different Arthur stories by Marc Brown, students planned, drafted, revised, and edited realistic fiction stories.

Best regards,

The Grade Two Team

22nd May 2020

Dear Grade Two Parents,

Happy Wellness Week! We had a fantastic week of celebrating health and wellness. Each morning the PE department hosted a morning meeting full of fun, energizing activities. Next week is Art and Music Week and we are looking forward to getting creative and musical. 

Reminders

Swimming.    Next week, Grade Two students start swimming in PE lessons. Please refer to the email sent home this week for more information or contact Mr. Hamilton at aquaticsmanager@unishanoi.org

Paper Towel Rolls Needed.   Grade Two is doing a project and needs paper towel rolls. Please send your rolls to school! Thank you.

Weather   The sun is out and it is getting hot. Always bring a hat, and a full water bottle to school.

UOI

This week we started our last unit of the school year: How We Express Ourselves. Cultures express their creativity in many ways. Students reconnected with the theme and central idea of this unit by thinking about how their values and actions have changed over the school year. Ask us how our values have changed and grown this year!

Math

We started our Shape and Geometry unit this week. Students began to learn the vocabulary to name, describe, and classify 2D and 3D shapes. They may be looking for shapes at home!

Literacy

This week students continued to read and write fiction stories. They drafted their stories and learned how to revise and edit drafts, and make their stories come alive for a reader using active, descriptive language.

Best regards,

The Grade Two Team

Friday 15th May 2020

Dear Grade Two Parents,

The entire grade two team was so happy to welcome students back to the campus, and for some, new digital classrooms. The students have handled the transitions skillfully, calmly, and with flexibility. No of this would have happened without your support. Thank you very much. Now we can, fingers crossed, look ahead to an eventful end of year in grade two.

UOI

This week students chose to take action by preparing a presentation about a resource. Students could choose to make a poster, piece of 2D or 3D art, or write a story, poem, or reader’s theatre. Our Sharing the Planet unit finishes this week. 

Next week we end the year with our last three weeks of How We Express Ourselves. This has been an ongoing unit of inquiry for grade two this year. We have inquired into festivals and learning more about Vietnamese culture and special events. To finish the year we will look at how similar values are expressed uniquely in different cultures. 

Math

This week students solved word problems using addition and subtraction and mental math. They also completed a 3 Act Math Task, number talks, and played math fluency games. 

Next week we start our final math unit of the year, Geometry and Shape.

LIteracy

This week students consolidated their reading and writing skills while recognizing Book Week at UNIS-Hanoi. Students read stories and identified fiction story elements and the author’s message. They also planned a monster themed story using a story map and began to draft a fiction text. 

Best regards,

The Grade Two Team