5A shine in Week 9

Welcome 5A Community

This week’s shout out

This morning during our Library session, Sooa approached me with a suggestion for a great future class read aloud. The book she suggested is The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and she said that she is loving reading it. She also made a connection to SDG#16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. I was really impressed with how Sooa used her initiative and self-advocacy to make this suggestion and look forward to us getting into the book later in the year.

Maths

This week, we continued to work on our understanding of place value and base 10 within the context of a word problem, the Donut Warehouse. Students worked together on the problem in pairs and were tasked with producing a poster that clearly communicated their answers as well as the methods that they had used, difficulties they had encountered and observations they had made. 

We then invited our friends from 5C to come and join us on a Gallery Walk where students carefully studied a number of posters before giving helpful, specific feedback. 

The group worked with focus and energy and produced some excellent evidence of clear mathematical communication. The feedback that they gave and received was excellent and bodes well for future mathematical investigations.

 

Literacy

We have continued to learn more about what makes a good Discussion Essay by looking at the structure of this genre and considering its different elements. Students did a number of sorting activities to discover how a discussion can be built and then looked at an example text in its entirety. We also discussed specific details such as what is a hedging statement and how do you strengthen your argument by including supporting evidence. Next week, we will be deconstructing our example text and focussing on language features that we notice.

Reading

We started working on our Guided Reading Groups this week, setting up our reflective slide show and preparing for some great reads. On Tuesday of next week, all the students will start reading their new books and reflecting on them regularly. Please keep your eyes on SeeSaw posts to see how your child is developing their reading skills.

It has been so great to see so many of our 5A students posting pictures of their Reading Logs in a prominent position in their homes. The hope is that these will help them maintain a healthy reading habit throughout the year. If you haven’t managed to get yours up yet or posted onto SeeSaw, try and get this done sometime next week.

UOI

As part of our preparations for next week’s UN day on Monday, we celebrated SDG week. Students were given an SDG to study in a small group and will be using what they discover to put towards a 5th Grade publication about the SDGs and good news stories associated with them. This is likely to be a year long project, but the students make some good headway and we had the opportunity to talk about some non-fiction reading skills while we were at it!

UN Day Celebrations

We are looking forward to seeing all the students in their traditional dress and sharing lunch with you on Monday 21st, starting at 11:00. By now you should have received an email from our class parents to explain what is needed. A reminder that students are released early that day.

Save the

Monday 21st October – UN Day

Monday 11th November – Professional Development Day – No School

Friday 14th December – First day of winter break – No School

Dinner time chat

  • What is a hedging statement?
  • How could you easily solve the multiplication problem 70 x 99?
  • Which SDG do you think is the most important and why?

We couldn’t W8 for week 8!

Welcome 5A Community

This Week’s Shout out

This week’s shout out goes to three different students who have all demonstrated, in their own way, what it means to be a risk-taker. 

First up, Didi really impressed us during the Grade 5 overnight trip by being a risk-taker and sharing some great jokes during our meal  times with the rest of the G5 group. In addition, he also answered questions with some sensible and insightful comments that really helped our whole G5 community stay on track during our time away. 

Olivia has been demonstrating her growth mindset during our Maths lessons. She has been a risk-taker, answering questions during our number talks and making fantastic connections with our studies into the base 10 number system. Most importantly, she has maintained her positive attitude and is starting to see the fruits of her efforts.

Finally, Kano has been skating on thin ice – quite literally! Having been appointed to the Thailand National Figure Skating Team by the National Federation, for the second consecutive year, Kano has been attending coaching sessions with a former Olympian at the Royal City ice rink. We look forward to hearing about his experiences and to supporting him in his skating endeavors for the future.

Hats off to all three of our shout-out recipients for this week and well done to all of you for embodying what it means to be a risk-taker.

Birthday Shout-Out

Happy Birthday to Kamille who celebrated her 11th Birthday today at school. Thanks for the delicious cookies and we all hope that you have a fantastic day of celebration.

G5 Camp

Wow! What an amazing time we had away on our Grade 5 camp. Members of 5A were fantastic, throwing themselves into all the activities with energy and enthusiasm and looking after each other all the time. I could not have been prouder of them as individuals and as a group. We will be sharing stories, photos and videos from our time away on our return from break. 

Maths

Out Mathematicians have continued to discover lots of interesting things about our Base 10 system, continuing our construction of the Great Wall of Base 10. We even headed outdoors to examine what a Super Strip (100,000 base 10 blocks) and a Super Mat (1,000,000 base 10 blocks) would look like.

We have also been busy making Base 10 number kits to help us understand how to multiply and divide increasingly large numbers by powers of 10. Look out for these kits at home and watch SeeSaw for a guide on how they work.

When we return after the break, we will continue to use this knowledge to advance our understanding of different multiplication and division strategies.

Literacy

Our 5A readers have done a fantastic job creating their own Reading Logs that are going to go home over the break. The most important job will then be to find a prominent space in your house to display the log. We will start using them from the Monday when we get back from break (Monday 14th October.) Students will then be expected to keep their Reading Logs up-to-date and will post a weekly SeeSaw message to let us know how their reading is going.

On our return from break, we will be starting our first writing unit, where students will learn how to construct a discussion article, including adequate arguments for both sides of a topic, evidence and testimonials to support their thinking and vibrant, emotive language to help convince their readers of their position. 

UOI

On our return from break, we will spend a week investigating various SDGs that our class has been assigned in preparation for the UN day celebrations. Following that, we will continue our investigations into governing systems around the World and will set up our own class governing system. 

3 way Conferences 

Thank you for coming to this important gathering and for sharing your aspirations for your child and listening to your child’s insights and ideas about their learning and time at school. It was great to meet so many of you and to start our rich conversation around your child’s learning, with them at the centre. 

We will return to school in a week’s time, enjoy the coming week as a family; read, relax, reconnect and I Look forward to seeing everyone back safe and sound on Monday, October, 14.

 

Save the 

October 

Monday 7th – 11th – Autumn Break

Monday 14th – 18th – SDG week

Monday 21st – UN Day

Dinner time chat

  • What do you think the rule is about whether or not we double a consonant when adding the suffix -er to a verb?
  • What does it mean to be an Upstander as opposed to a Bystander? (Here is a link to the video we watched in class earlier in the week.)
  • Can you visualise what 1,000,000,000 base 10 cubes would look like? What would you call this shape?

Week 6 in 5A

Welcome 5A Community

This Week’s Shout out

Thank you to LaiBao, Maya, Isabelle and Xander who have agreed to represent 5A next week and escort visiting teachers on a tour around the campus. We know that you will do a great job of showing off our fantastic school and representing the students who make up our wonderful community at UNIS. 

Governance Provocation

This week has been an exciting week for students as they arrived to school each day wondering how their day would unfold. I’m sure there has been some interesting conversations going on at home about the different governing styles students have been exposed to during this week long provocation into their next UOI – Governance.

Tuesday was based on Monarchy. 

G5 Kings and Queens were chosen using the French tradition of the Christian holy day of Epiphany (usually celebrated in January). Hidden inside a galette des rois (a puff pastry pie) was a little figurine called la fève. Blake, who found it, was crowned King Blake I for the day and as such was afforded all the privileges, duties and responsibilities that came with his regal status.

Wednesday was based on Anarchy.

Owing to an unfortunate event with a suspicious donut, our benevolent ruler was no more and 5A descended into anarchy as students experienced what it was like to have no-one govern their day. From the feedback from students, they initially enjoyed this apparent freedom, but as the day unfolded, students found it frustrating and confusing as people’s attitudes and behaviours became increasingly unpredictable.

Thursday was based on Dictatorship.

To restore order to the community, Mr Charlie installed himself as The Mighty Leader, ably supported by General Linh. While order was restored and learning goals achieved with much greater efficiency, students quickly realised that this was at the expense of their own freedoms due to the combination of very strict rules and stern leadership. Students were given no voice in decision making and had their identities stripped, replaced by a numerical identification card. 

Friday was based on Democracy.

Following a civil uprising in response to the overly strict and dictatorial regime of Mr Charlie, power was returned to the people of 5A who learned about the concept of The Majority and set about spending the day voting on all decisions. Considering whether this is a wholly efficient manner to manage a community will be a conversation that we return to on Monday.

Monday will see the G5 students reflect on the week long provocation to see if students can make connections to the world as they know it. In the coming weeks, your child will be inquiring into the governing systems of their family, their country of birth and how the UN sets up their governing system for global sustainability.

Literacy and Math 

This week students completed their beginning of year math and writing assessments. These will be moderated and marked to provide baseline data in order to plan for our upcoming learning goals. 

We are approaching the end of our first class read-aloud, Mr Stink and will start a new book once back from our G5 field trip. Students will also be starting reading in guided book groups to help them engage in more specific reading skills.

Our first genre based writing unit will also be starting next week, when students start to unpack what makes a strong discussion piece and will have the opportunity to deconstruct examples and then apply their learning to their own writing.

In mathematics, students will be strengthening their knowledge of whole-number operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, looking for flexible ways to solve word problems involving these calculations and experimenting with different ways to communicate their findings. 

Working with our Buddies

3 Way Conferences

Continuing with your child’s learning needs and goals, this year we are requesting that students join the conferences with teachers and parents. It will be an opportunity for all of us, students included, to share our hopes and dreams for the year. You can sign up for a 15-minute meeting conference on Veracross between 10am and 6pm on Monday, September 30. (No School or ASAs for ES)

G5 Overnight Excursion

By now you should have completed the permission and health forms on Veracross for the overnight excursion. Your child should have brought home their gear list of items they will need at camp. 

There are a couple of important notes that need to be shared:

  1. If your child takes daily medications, please ensure these are given to our school nurse before 8am on Wednesday 25th. These should be clearly named with instructions on how to and when to administer them. No medication from home will be administered without the above information and medication should not be kept in a students bag during the overnight excursion.
  2. Mobile phones are not permitted. Students will have access to a mobile phone should they need to phone home. In case you need to contact your child whilst they are away, you can call the ES office during school hours and our DP (Stephen Lush) after hours on . 
  3. Please label all your child’s belongings. It makes all our lives easier if we can return lost items to their owners.
  4. Parents will receive updates at the end of each day. The platform for this is yet to be decided. Either email or Seesaw. We will let you know as soon as a decision has been made.

5A Class Parents

A huge thank you to Yuju Moon, mother of Sooa, who has agreed to be our class parent for 5A this year. Welcome aboard and we all look forward to working with you over the upcoming year.

 

Save the 

September

Wednesday 25th – 27th – G5 Overnight Excursion (Camp)

Monday 30th –  3 Way Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)

October

Monday 7th – 11th – Autumn Break

Monday 21st – UN Day

Dinner Time Talk

Which governing system did you feel was the most successful and why? Which did you feel was the least successful and why?

What excites you about the overnight camp and what concerns might you have?

Why is learning about writing a discussion a useful skill for life?

A happy Week 5 for 5A.

Welcome 5A Community

This Week’s Shout out

Thank you to both Blake and Xander who really made an extra effort to support Ms Linh while I was away for much of this week on Maths PD. The boys took steps to look after Ms Linh who was not feeling well, helping to protect her voice by giving instructions to others in the class and generally helping out where needed. Well done boys and Thank you to all of 5A for being so fantastic while I was away. 

Hooray for Ms Linh

Ms Linh has been a star this week, taking the reins as the primary teacher in 5A and helping the students in countless ways. I am also going to be out for two days next week for further PD on Structured Word Inquiry and luckily the class will once again be in safe hands with Ms Linh. 

While Ms Linh’s primary experience lies in the area of EAL support, she is able to use her teaching skills to support all students across the breadth of our subjects. She also has a great knowledge of how UNIS works and really keeps the classroom running behind the scenes. 

I wanted to take the opportunity to extend my heart-felt gratitude to Ms Linh who has made my own transition to UNIS so much smoother. She cares deeply about all the students in the class and has made fabulous connections with them all in the short time that we have been at school this year. 

We are lucky to have you Ms Linh and Thank you!

Moon Festival

On Thursday, the ES came to school dressed in their finest Ao Dais to celebrate the Vietnamese Moon Festival. Students started the day with a fantastic assembly where we watched members of the Vietnamese language program performing songs, short skits and traditional dances. A large number of 5A members were performing and huge congratulations should go out to all of them – well done to Didi, Hai Yen, Nguyen, Thy, Phu An, Hami and Jihong. 

In the afternoon, students painted lanterns and enjoyed some tasty local treats. What a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our host country and thanks to everyone who made the day possible. 

Our Weekly Maths Game

The great thing about this game is that it is so adaptable and allows students to practice different Maths skills with a super simple game.

Take a deck of cards and remove all the picture cards, but keep the Aces – these are worth 1. Share the cards equally between two players.

Each player takes their cards and turns them face down on the table. On the count of three, both players turn over the top card. The first player to add both card values together correctly wins both cards. 

Ways to adapt the game:

  • Instead of adding the values, subtract the smaller value from the larger to find the difference.
  • Instead of adding or subtracting, multiply the values of the two cards to find the product. 
  • Return the picture cards, where the Jack = 11, Queen = 12 and King = 13 for more complex calculations.
  • Add further challenge by adding more players so that you have to calculate with three or four values. 

“Pure mathematics is the world’s best game. It is more absorbing than chess, more of a gamble than poker, and lasts longer than Monopoly. It’s free. It can be played anywhere – Archimedes did it in a bathtub.” —Richard J. Trudeau

Save the

  • Wed, 25th to 27th September – G5 Overnight Excursion

Dinner time talk

  • Why is an Iceberg a good image to describe our identity?
  • What questions do you have about the upcoming 5th Grade Field-trip?
  • How do you predict the story of Mr Stink is going to end?

Final Thoughts

 

The Score for Week 4 is a 10!

Welcome 5A Community

This Week’s Shout out

Thank you to Maya, Hami and Ariana who spent one of their break times this week organizing our class library. It is sorted into our Fiction books and our Non Fiction books and is far more inviting and easy to use. Thank you girls for taking the time to help make our classroom a better place. 

5A Student Councillors 

Congratulations to Nguyen and Sooa who will be 5A’s student Councillors for semester one. It is great to know that the voices of our class community will be represented at a wider school level and we look forward to hearing how 5A can take part in wider community activities. Remember that we will be looking for new Student Council representatives for our second semester so if you are keen to be part of the changes that you want to see at our school, be sure to put your name forward for then. 

Maths

Our 5A Mathematicians have continued to build up their knowledge and understanding of What Mathematicians Do and are starting to exhibit many of the characteristics of successful and efficient practitioners. 

Some of our discoveries include:

  • Mathematicians value depth over speed.
  • Mathematicians recognize the value of mistakes – in fact mistakes actually help our brains to grow!
  • Mathematicians engage in accountable talk, using precise mathematical language to communicate their thinking. 
  • Mathematicians enjoy challenging problems that they can really get their teeth into!

Our weekly Maths Game

One of the best ways to support your child’s mathematical learning at home is through playing Maths Games, something that we are already doing a lot of in class. A new weekly section to our blog will be the introduction of a new Maths Game for you to play as a family at home. 

This week, the Game is Pig which involves two dice and a steely nerve! Your children are already experts in the game, so beware and have fun!

Back to School Night

Thank you to all the families that attended our annual Back to School Night on Thursday evening. It was a pleasure to spend time sharing what the year ahead looks like for your child and to answer any questions that you have. I have attached the slide show in PDF form for you to view and use any of the links. We are still looking for someone to volunteer to be our Class Parent so please let me know if you are interested. 

Save the 

Wed, 11 September – ES Snack Sale

Fri, 13th September – No school for students – Professional Development Day

Wed, 25th to 27th September – G5 Overnight Excursion

Dinner time talk

  • What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
  • How is it possible that mistakes can actually help our brains to grow?
  • What has been happening to Mr Stink?

Yipeeee for week 3!

Welcome back to 5A!

A full house

We are delighted that all students of 5A are now on board this week and it was truly heart-warming to see how warmly class-mates welcomed our final member to the fold. Duong, it is great to have you in the 5A team!  

Highlights from this week’s learning in 5A. 

 

5A and 2A are Buddies

This Thursday was the first time we met our new buddies as we travelled upstairs to visit new friends in 2A. Students spent time getting to know each other before heading outside to the playground to play together and learn some new games. We finished off our time together in 5A where groups settled down to a good book.  It was fantastic to see how naturally members of 5A took to being role models for their younger peers and it set the tone for what promises to be a very happy year ahead. We look forward to meeting with our buddies regularly over the school year to develop and support our school values of community, learning and responsibility while having lots of fun together. 

Read all about it!

We made our way across campus on Friday morning to the peace and calm of the library for our first official class visit of the year. 5A have a library session every Friday for the entire year and we are blessed with a fantastic space and wonderful library teachers who can help us find those Just Right Books. Today, we had a brief tour before exploring and looking for great reads. Every student was tasked with and successfully met the challenge of finding at least one chapter book to take out and read over the coming week/s. We are looking forward to many more visits as we continue to develop into brilliant bibliophiles, rip-roaring readers and gatherers of genres!

Exploring our Maths Tools

Having spent some time grappling with questions such as What is Maths? and What do Mathematicians do? we started this week contemplating how we as mathematicians can use tools in our classroom effectively. Students embarked on a week long investigation of a number of different manipulatives and tools that we have in class, playing, building, discovering and being challenged, before capturing their experiences in a reflective slideshow. Next week, we will be talking about the importance of engaging in accountable mathematical discussion, using mathematically precise language and practicing active listening while stretching our maths brains with some challenging Number Talks and Three Act Maths activities. 

Poetry in motion

This week, we have been standing on the shoulders of poetic giants, reading works by William Blake and William Carlos Williams to give us inspiration for our own poetic masterpieces. Lessons have focussed on different subject matters including describing ordinary things as in beautiful terms and making apologies for things we are secretly delighted to have done as well as using similes and metaphors to add depth and charm to our descriptions. Next week, we will consider how hip-hop and poetry are closely related art-forms and how alliteration can add rhythm and texture to our writing. 

UOI

The focus of our week’s investigations had us considering how an iceberg is a useful analogy for our own identity – how there are aspects of who we are that are visible for all to see (our height, hair colour, behaviours etc), while there are other parts of our being that are not immediately obvious to the naked eye (beliefs and values, thought processes and traditions.) Next week we will look at how music, fashion and language influence our understanding of identity.  

Back to School Night

I am thoroughly looking forward to the upcoming opportunity to meet you and share all that is new and exciting in Grade 5 at our upcoming Back to School Night. As well as giving you a brief insight into the learning for the year, I will be sharing with you who your child’s other teachers are and what ways you can support your child at home? If for any chance you are unable to attend, I will post the slide show on next week’s blog and naturally please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Save the Date
Mon, 2nd September – No school – Vietnamese National Day

Tue, 3rd September – After School Activities and Youth Sports begin

Thurs, 5th September – Back to School Night (Meet the Teacher)

Wed, 11 September – ES Snack Sale

Fri, 13th September – No school for students – Professional Development Day

Wed, 25th to 27th September – G5 Overnight Excursion

“Nothing of me is original.

I am the combined effort 

of everyone I’ve ever known”

 

Chuck Palahniuk

A Sensational Second Week for 5A.

 

Welcome back to the 5A Learning Blog.

This week, we have continued to work together to develop our community of thinkers, listeners and supporters. The students have brought their energy and enthusiasm to all the activities and we have had a lot of fun and laughter to complement the learning.  Our week started with presentations about ‘Tool Box Time’ and ‘Maker Space Challenges’ and ended with ‘Grade Five Rotations’ and ‘G5 Community Shoutouts’. 

Our aim, as a G5 cohort, is to learn to work together, celebrate and appreciate differences and support learning for everyone. This was evident with the efforts of our Phoenix Buddies supporting our new students this week and the many shout outs G5 students shared at our Friday community time.

 

We also consolidated our 5A learning agreements which will ensure that we can have the very best year possible.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maker Space

This week Mr Clark invited 5A into the new and improved Maker space. We found out lots of new and interesting things about Mr Clark; he has two singing dogs, loves burgers and basketball and used to dress up as Barney the Dinosaur for kids’ parties. We worked together to stack cups and direct electrical currents through our bodies to create sound. We had an awesome time and 5A are looking forward to having more fun with Mr C soon.

UOI

Next week students will inquire into our new UOI;

Identity

  • Factors that influence identity
  • Sharing and expressing our identity and
  • How our identity connects us with the global community

Students will be inquiring into the ways in which they discover and express ideas, feelings, culture, beliefs and values. 

Math

In Maths this week, we have delved into numerous questions trying to unlock some understanding about what Maths is, where we find Maths and what Mathematicians do.  We also considered some work that Jo Boaler has been doing around the concept of Growth Mindset, recognising that mistakes are a vital part of learning and should be celebrated rather than avoided. Students had a chance to complete their first 3-Act Maths activity of the year and built pattern block triangles to test their creativity and problem solving skills. 

Literacy

5A have been practicing the art of writing through free writing sessions as well as more directed poetry creation. We will continue to explore the world of poetry next week and will continue to read examples of what great poets have written to inspire us further. 

Our class read-aloud is ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams. We have been enjoying following the growing friendship between Chloe and a rather wiffy yet kind tramp know by all as Mr Stink. Feel free to ask your children about the story. 

Grade Five Overnight Excursion

One exciting event that is on the horizon is the G5 two-night, three-day excursion which is rapidly approaching. We will be sending more information home closer to the date. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know each other and develop independence, resilience and respect for the environment. We are looking forward to getting to know all the G5 students during this time.

Save the Date

Mon, 26th August –  Fri, 30 August – Individual portraits and class photos

Mon, 2nd September – No school – Vietnamese National Day

Tue, 3rd September – After School Activities and Youth Sports begin

Thurs, 5th September – Back to School Night (Meet the Teacher)

Wed, 11 September – ES Snack Sale

Fri, 13th September – No school for students – Professional Development

Wed, 25th to 27th September – G5 Overnight Excursion

Dinner Time Talk

  • What rotation activities you did with the other fifth grade teachers this week?
  • Who is known at school as ‘Mr C’ or ‘Mr KFC’? (Mr Clark)
  • What questions do you have about Mr Stink? 

Quote

“Identity is something that 

you are constantly earning. 

It is not just who you are. 

It is a process that you must be active in.

It’s not just parroting your parents or 

the thoughts of your learned teachers. 

It is now more than ever about understanding yourself 

so you can become yourself.”

Joss Whedon

A Warm Welcome to 5A!

Greetings 5A Community,

Welcome to our first blog post of the year. We have had a wonderful time this week getting to know each other by engaging in team-building activities and developing routines that allow us to work safely and productively. I feel very privileged to be working with your children who have already demonstrated that they are a kind, enthusiastic and energetic group of learners. 

This blog is the main form of communication between 5A and home. Each week I will post what we have been up to during the week and preview what to expect the following week. Reminders of important dates to save will be posted and updated. At the bottom of the post are some dinner time talk questions which are a great way to engage conversations with your child about school.

Additional I like to post photos of 5B students hard at work and your feedback via the comments section below each post is valued and appreciated.

Tin Tuc Weekly News

Our primary communication platform at UNIS Hanoi is the Tin Tuc weekly email.  Every Friday afternoon, you will receive Tin Tuc in your inbox, which contains information that is curated especially for you.  The Tin Tuc weekly news will contain links to news and blogs from the following: 

  • Your child’s homeroom and specialist blogs.  If you have more than one child, you will receive ONE email, with news from each of your child’s teachers. 
  • Your child’s school division (Elementary, Middle or High school)
  • Whole school news 

If you do not receive Tin Tuc this week, please send an email directly to tintuc@unishanoi.org. 

SeeSaw – The student platform

This year students are using ‘Seesaw’ to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Seesaw is private; only people who are invited to view will see posts created by your child. It is also a great way for other members of your child’s extended family to share in what they are up to at school.

Please Sign Up Now

  1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/289-556-638 
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.

P.s. If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the ‘Sign in’ tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.

Housekeeping Hints

The following are a few reminders to ensure your child is able to participate fully in class.

Each day students should bring.  

  1. A hat to enjoy outside play
  2. A reusable water bottle. I can’t stress enough the importance of hydration in this hot humid weather.
  3. Personal headphones (a mic is optional, but important for clear recording). Personal headphones reduce the risk of ear and hair issues being shared amongst students.
  4. Inform the transport office should you need to make changes to your child’s bus travel plans.
  5. A pencil case.

G5 Activities and Physical Education Requirements

Your child is a pre-teen and with this comes the responsibility of organising their needs. As the weather continues to be hot and sticky, all G5 students need to think about their hygiene requirements. Some suggestions are as follows:

  • Use an antiperspirant each day
  • Bring a change of clothes, for after lunch play on the soccer fields
  • Have a change of clothes to change into after PE lessons
  • Air shoes out over the weekends 

For those of you whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, you can read a short brief, in the “about Mr Charie” section of our class blog. Otherwise, I look forward to meeting you at our ‘Back-to-School Night’ on the evening of September 6th. You can also drop me an email at the following address cmoore@unishanoi.org  During the day, I rarely have the chance to follow up on emails, so if it is an urgent matter, please contact the ES office directly.

Save the Date:

September 6th – Back to School Night

Dinner Time Talk

  1. What games did you play this week during class time?
  2. What ASA’s and Youth Sport’s activities are happening this semester?
  3. What are you looking forward to doing next week?

“Without a sense of caring,

There can be no sense of community”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Have a very happy and safe weekend.

Mr Charlie