Bright Beginnings in 3C

A strong start 🙂

It has been a great start to 3C. We’ve had a lot of ‘getting to know you’ time, chatting, playing games, sharing our favourite books and starting to build our class culture. There are a lot of new routines to get used to and with nine newbies (and a newbie teacher) our buddies have been doing a good job of showing us the ropes. It was lovely to hear so many of the kids say that they were really happy to meet new friends and that they feel comfortable in our new community. That was our goal for the week and so Ms Thuy and I are very happy with that!

The folder I shared on Wednesday includes some more snaps from the week and next week we should get going with Seesaw, which is a really handy platform for the kids to document and share their learning with you themselves.

Today (Friday) the students will bring home a hard copy of our schedule so you can check specialist times, library days etc and here you can find the electronic version. The blank cells represent ‘transdisciplinary learning’, allowing us to have flexibility and best meet student needs at different points of our  inquiries. We also adhere to the school’s guidelines as to the number of minutes spent on each curricular area (the website can provide more info on this). Although not a full week, this week has been Week A, next week (19-23/08/19) will be Week B, etc.

It was great to touch base with those of you who I met yesterday and today, and I look forward to meeting the rest our our community (voted in as our official name on Thursday!) as and when it is convenient. Relationships are a key part of what we do and so please don’t hesitate for a moment if you’d like to pop in and say hello.
Keep a lookout for the weekly “Tin Tuc” news updates which will arrive in your inbox on Fridays. Also, if you’re on Twitter and you’d like to follow the journey from a different perspective, please follow me @DalzellMr, or the school @UNIS_Hanoi or look out for #uniquelyunis. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or wonderings, please don’t hesitate.