August 14, 2019


Dear Parents and Students of 4A, 


It’s here! A new school year filled with possibilities. I am thrilled to be your teacher this year as we unpack those possibilities– wondering and grappling together. What does it mean ‘to grapple’ about something in Grade 4? How can we find out? As we move through this first week, and beyond, we’ll be pushing ourselves to engage with our learning and ourselves in new ways. I encourage you to continue conversations at home by asking each other, “How did today matter to you?”


In thinking about our day-to-day life in 4A, please see our schedule on the back. This schedule is new to all of us in the elementary school, so it’ll take some getting used to. We are now using a ‘Week A’ and a ‘Week B’ schedule, and while the timing is the same except on Wednesdays, our specials will change from week to week. You’ll also notice that school gets out at 3:30- except on Wednesdays when the finish is at 2:30. It is important to put this schedule somewhere special, where everyone can see it and help each other to be prepared. As we move into the upcoming weeks and we get the details of our schedule down, I’ll send home another one and update the blog so that you know when maths is happening, literacy and units of inquiry as well a library book exchange time.


If I haven’t met you yet, please feel free to stop by to say xin chào!” and ask me “How has today mattered to you?” 


Wonderings? Feedback? Note of gratitude? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at mmagowan2@unishanoi.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.



Ms. Maggie