How We Organize Ourselves Market Service Day

Dear Parents and Families,

You may have heard the buzz from your child that Market Service Day is approaching. Market Service Day is one of the highlights of grade 4 and for our ES community. Through Market Service Day, students raise money to donate to an organization that links closely with the Children’s Rights they feel most passionate about.
January 14, 2020, is the day!
We will need your support with this project over the next couple of weeks. Here is a rough outline of the happenings:
December 2-7 is a focus on business, looking at profit, market forces, supply and demand, and unique selling points. Students will be looking at the Child Rights they are passionate about and groups will be formed during this time.
December 9-14 is a focus on writing up their business plan, looking at costs, and applying for their loan. Before we head out on the winter holiday students must have their plans finalized with teacher approval.
January 6-10 is finalizing their product or service for Market Service Day, creating a slide/poster for the advertising campaigns and checking equipment needs. There is a very high chance that the weekend of January 11 and 12 groups will want to get together and work on their plans/product/shopping.

Please check the blog each week for any important updates from the homeroom.

Thank you in advance for all of your support,
Grade 4 Team

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Reminder about Open Classrooms

We warmly invite you to our Elementary School Open Classrooms –  Tuesday 19th November.

 What are Open Classrooms?

On the day, at selected times, our classrooms are open for you to observe lessons that put the philosophy and pedagogy of the Primary Years Programme into practice.

 Purpose of Open Classrooms

Open Classrooms is for parents to get an insider’s view of what life is like inside the classrooms at UNIS.  By opening up our classroom doors we would like to give parents a glimpse of student-centered, constructivist teaching and learning in action. We aim to demonstrate our inquiry-based teaching philosophy which is central to our identity as an IB school.

 How does it work?

  • Classrooms across all subject areas in the ES will be designated as ‘open house’ events for certain lessons – 19th November 2019.
  • A minimum of two lessons will be designated as ‘open’ in your child’s homeroom class
  • All specialist lessons will be designated as ‘open’
  • Parents may attend any of their child’s open lessons – both homeroom classes and specialist lessons.
  • Parents may only visit open lessons in classes that their child attends.
  • Please be aware that not all lessons are designated as ‘open’.  Be sure to check the schedule below

 4D Schedule

 The designated lessons for 4D are:

 Class 04                                                                    

Homeroom Teacher – Ms. Christy

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Sharing the Planet- Children’s Rights and Responsibilities

Here are some photos to check out from our week: 4D A Week of Photos

This week we had an amazing provocation that got students thinking about fairness- please ask them to tell you all about it. We also inquired into one of our key concepts of perspective by reading: Voices in the Park

Our new unit is full of important vocabulary and ideas:

We continue to build our understanding of place value with addition and subtraction, working flexibly with different strategies. We are working with numbers in the tens of thousands with a lot of success.

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