Welcome to the 5D Blog

Greetings 5D Community,

Welcome to our first blog post of the year. We have had a wonderful time getting to know each other over the past three days. We have played games, undertaken team building activities and developed routines that allow us to work safely and productively.

SeeSaw – The student platform

Our Seesaw page is now ready for parents, and sign up instructions are below. Students in 5D use Seesaw to share and reflect on their learning. Parents are invited to view and comment on posts. Seesaw is private; only people who are invited to view will see posts created by your child.

To Sign Up:

Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/839-482-125

  1. Choose your child from the list
  2. Create your account
  3. Once I approve you, you will be able to 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.

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

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.

Housekeeping Hints

Each day students should bring to school:

  1. A hat to enjoy outside play
  2. A reusable water bottle to keep with them at all times
  3. Personal headphones, preferably with microphone (very important for clear recording). Personal headphones also 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 to change into after PE lessons
  • Air shoes out over the weekends to avoid foot odour

With 22 students in a class, you can imagine the range of smells each person delivers and receives. Please have a discussion with your child to decide on their needs and how they can be implemented.

For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, you can read a short brief about me in the “About Mr Brewster” section of our class blog. Otherwise, I look forward to meeting you at our ‘Back-to-School Night’ on the evening of September 5. You can also drop me an email at the following address dbrewster@unishanoi.org. I do not answer emails while I’m teaching, so if it is important, please contact the ES office.

Save the Date:

September 5 – Back to School Night

Dinner Time Talk

  1. What are you most excited about in Grade Five?
  2. What games did G5 play this week to develop community?
  3. What ASA’s and Youth Sport’s activities might you be interested in this semester?