We had a great week at school. It started off with marking the International Day of Peace and finished with a celebration of Vietnamese culture and the Moon Festival. Please find some updates, requests, and a few photos below.
- Next Week is Week A
- No School next Thursday, October 1 for our Learning Conversations
- Fall Break October 12-16, no school
- The SCO needs a few more Class Parents to help coordinate parents for activities that the teachers may need help with – for example, the teacher may ask the Class Parent to help recruit volunteers to accompany kids on a field trip, or organize an end of the year party. Being a class parent is a great and fun way to get involved with the school, support your child’s teacher and connect with other parents in your child’s class. Please do know that SCO is there for you to support. Because we are Stronger Together!If you’re interested in any of these roles, have any questions, and want to know more, please email email@example.com. Thank you for considering volunteering your time this year!
This week we unpacked the central idea of our unit of inquiry: choices that digital citizens make impact the global community. We talked about how pausing and thinking when we are online can help us to stay balanced and safe when we use the internet. We also used our UOI time to reflect for our learning conversations next week.
The lessons that we are teaching at school come from these online resources. Please check out the links below if you are interested in supporting digital citizenship at home.
How can you stay safe, responsible and respectful outside of school? (in the real world)
How can pausing and thinking help you when you are using the internet?
On Friday, Grade 2 students went on a field trip to find the internet at UNIS Hanoi. We were given a presentation and a tour of our school’s server room. Very impressive! And very cold!
How is the internet connected around the world?
Where is the internet at UNIS?
Why was the server room so cold?
This week we continued to learn about place value through a game called I Spy a Number. Students have to guess a number from 0-99 using their knowledge of digits and places to find the correct number. We are also learning to compare numbers using greater than and less than.
What does greater than and less than mean? How do you use it to compare two numbers?
What are the 10 digits used to show numbers? (0-9)
Students continued to practice giving a complete retell of a story including all 5 elements. They also learned about the “description bubble” and how to use it to add adjectives and description language to their writing.
What is the description bubble? How do you use it to improve your writing?
What was your monster like? Can you describe it?
Can you retell the story you just read to me?
Moon Festival Photos