This week has seen 3C investigate another Simple Machine in our amazing Maker Space: the wheel and axle. What does it do? How is it made?
Students also learned about the push and pull forces of tension, friction, gravity and air resistance. They began wondering about how these connect with the simple machines we have been discovering and making. Ask your child to explain these forces to you. Encourage them to look for some examples of them in action at home?
Thursday was Moon Festival and students watched the annual assembly via Zoom in their classroom and got to paint a mask.
There is an expectation in Grade 3 that every child is actively reading at home every day for 30 minutes. That means children are reading for themselves. It is also important to discuss what they have read with an adult or complete quizzes to confirm understanding. This reading can be in English and/or your home language. Students can access books through a number of digital platforms: Razkids (with quiz), EPIC and Tumble Books, in addition to Library books from school. We strongly encourage students to check out books from the library on a weekly basis.
In addition to active reading, the use of audio books is encouraged for being able to hear reading in English, have children engaged and interested and expose them to new vocabulary.
Tumblebooks: Username: unishanoi; Password: unis1234
One final note from the SCO: 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!