Dear Grade Two Parents,
Happy Transitions Week! Students enjoyed celebrating all they have accomplished this year in grade two and are excited for their move to grade three, whether it is at UNIS Hanoi or a different school around the world. Students staying at UNIS visited one of the grade three classrooms and learned about the highlights of grade three. Students moving on celebrated their time here in Hanoi by decorating ribbons and creating a beautiful banner.
I want to say thank you very much to all of the parents in 2D for the lovely gifts that Ms. Hang and I were given today. We appreciate them very much. The photography of Hanoi is absolutely fantastic. 2D spent the day completing many end of year events. The students had their first taste of grade three during Move Up Morning today. After that we reflected on the experience and finished our last unit of inquiry by posting about our unique totem poles on Seesaw. This afternoon we celebrated our year by watching the democratically chosen film Night At the Museum 3 and eating popcorn. This has been a special and memorable school year for us all and I sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support. Have a wonderful weekend.
- Tuesday, June 9 is the last day of swimming for Grade Two
- The sun is out and it is getting hot. Always bring a hat, and a full water bottle to school.
- All library books are due back in the library.
For our final week of inquiry into How We Express Ourselves, students learned about Native American totem poles as a form of cultural expression. Throughout the week, students viewed, read, and discussed how and why totem poles are made, and what they mean. Students then created their own totem poles based on their values and personal iceberg.
In math, students investigated arrays and repeated addition as building blocks for multiplication. They created a birds eye view map of a zoo, using arrays to design rectangular enclosures for their favorite animals.
In reading this week, students continued to practice reading with expression and fluency as they enjoyed performing fairy tales through Reader’s Theater. Ask them to tell you about the role they played. In writing, students learned about and wrote different types of poetry.
The Grade Two Team