4C Families and Friends,
Your amazing children have gotten into a nice groove with daily routines, sharing thinking together, growing ideas as readers, and telling small moment stories as writers. Thursday we got to know our new partners by playing Mirror Me, a way to communicate through dance. Check it out, and we encourage you to try it with your kids: Mirror Me in action!
Taking Action for Peace
This week 4C kids are excited to send a message of peace. They’ve been teaching one another how to fold Origami paper cranes in order to help out our UNIS library. The goal is to fold 1000 cranes (for luck!) that will be on display in our learning commons.
We’re bridging our Unit of Inquiry and this week launched our inquiry into How the World Works. 4C Learners will be taking on the roles of geologists as we investigate long-term changes to the earth and landforms. As you travel throughout Hanoi (and the planet), please be sure to help your children notice hills, slopes, geological wonders, and examples of erosion in their world. More details to follow!
Mathematicians: Making Sense of Dice Sums Data
Please ask your child to explain what we did today with our dice using the photo below. We were wondering why 7 appeared more often than other sums in our data when two dice are rolled. Students were looking for patterns, talking math, and showing perseverance to make sense of data.
The Mood Meter: Practicing Self Care and Empathy
Here’s our Mood Meter, a tool to check in and monitor our feelings. We use it to set the tone for the day and build awareness of our emotions, and it gives partners a chance to offer support for each other when needed.
Finally, a couple quick reminders:
- Peace Day: Monday, September 21st (Please have your child dress in white or blue).
- Moon Festival: Thursday, September 24th (Please wear your Ao Dai).
- Learning Conversations: Wednesday October 1st (Save the date, details to follow).
Enjoy a restful weekend, and stay dry! 🙂
Darren and Team