November 8, 2019

Dear Families, 

Important Information

  • No school on Monday-Professional Development Day for teachers.
  • If your child is in Youth Soccer, he or she will be traveling to St. Paul’s on Tuesday. Please make sure she or he has a packed lunch and understands his or her transportation situation after the event.
  • On Saturday November 16th UNIS service learning has organized a visit to the Blue Dragon Garden. It is an optional activity for community members wanting to learn more. If there are 15 people, then the trip will happen with a bus organized to and from school. If you would like more information please email EC Counselor Kris Bezzerides kbezzerides@unishanoi.org     WELCOME TO DRAGON VALLEY
  • Auditions for the Grade 4 and 5 Musical, Annie are coming up! Audition sign ups start Wednesday, November 13th.

Explorations This Week

Our Week in Pictures November 4-8

  • As we explored the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child, this led us to inquire about how children’s rights might be met or denied around the world. We used Padlet as a tool to share thoughts and deepen thinking. Check it out.
  • We began thinking about “Thick” and “Thin” questions relating to problem solving in math. Students then went on to write their own questions to then pursue during a problem solving station.
  • Mr. Clark came in to teach us more about effectively using iMovie as a tool to share our thought process. 
  • Our book clubs about Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes have come to an end. New book conversation groups will begin next week with varying titles.

Something to Try at Home

  • We will begin reflecting upon our first round of goals on Tuesday. Students will then begin setting new goals that will extend to December break. While these are student directed, if you would like me to help nudge your child to continue his or her goal or if you think a certain goal is pertinent, please let me know. 

Warmly, 

Ms. Maggie

mmagowan2@unishanoi.org

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