I would like to wish everyone a peaceful and relaxing winter break. The students have been working very hard at school since we began in August and they deserve the down time to play and rest. That being said, I would request that students continue with their reading while on holiday. Every student has a Reading A-Z log in located inside the front cover of the reading log. It is also a great time to pick up books in your mother tongue while you are visiting home, or find yourself in a location with nice book shops. Thank you all for your ongoing support. Happy Holidays!
Ways to Make Connections to School Over the Break
- Where We Are In Place and Time (Exploration)
For several weeks, students in grade two have been inquiring into the central idea: We explore to discover and understand our world. “Exploration” can take place in another city, another country or even right here in Hanoi. Some areas to think about or talk about over the break are:
– What did you need to pack?
– Where did you go? What transportation did you take?
– What interesting discoveries did you make? (landmarks, natural wonders, sights, food, culture)
– How has travel and exploration affected your destination? Are there any positive or negative impacts?
- How We Express Ourselves
In this year-long unit we are exploring how cultures express their creativity. Some things you can discuss with your child over the break are: Are you celebrating anything over the break? What do you do that is special? What traditions do you have? What does your family or culture value?
- 14 January Grade 4 Market Day
- 20 January Grade 2 Field Trip to the Temple of Literature (part of our year-long unit)
- 22 January Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences
- 24 January – 2 February Tet (Lunar New Year) Break
The Design Process in 2D
After a week of learning about how cultures express their creativity through winter celebrations students designed and made an object or decoration that represents a festival. Check out the photos below of us making our ideas a reality.