3C Updates – 7 June

Important Information to discuss with your children

  • 8 June Friday – Move Up Morning 10:10 – 11:20 – Find out who your new classmates will be for Grade 4!
  • 12 June Tuesday – Grade 3 Ice Cream Sundae Building
  • Pattern Card Trick – Can you be as dedicated as your child was to figure out and memorize this card trick?

Multiplication and Division Practice

In math, we recently came up with an activity that helped build our conceptual understanding of multiplication and division. Below is a video of the interactive work we were doing to create and partition arrays. One of the most challenging parts of this activity was to create a multiplication and division problem that matches the arrays we made. In the end, through communication, the students were able to write problems that fit with their equation and arrays and also share their flexibility in their strategies for partitioning their arrays in order to solve the equations.

3C Updates – 31 May

Important Information to discuss with your children

  • Important Message from Grade 3 Teachers – see below.
  • Friday 1 June – 12:30-14:00 – Relay Extravaganza – Please come and support the students!
  • WWA Field Trip

Important Message from Grade 3 Teachers

Recently the grade level team has found out that some students are bringing money to school to purchase slime from each other. Please note that it is not appropriate for students to be buying and selling items or exchanging money with each other unless it is a school supervised event like Healthy Snack Sale, Grade 4 Market Day or the K2 Recycled Market Day. We would appreciate your support in talking to your children about this.

Many thanks, Grade 3 Team

Who We Are Field Trip

We visited the Temple of Literature, Quan Thanh Temple and Cua Bac Church. The students worked extremely hard on their blog posts about the similarities and differences they noticed about these religious places. We discussed the importance of making sure we have capitalized the names of all these places and the religions they represent.

Sam, Lam, Minh Anh, Bobby, Bao Tram, Linh and Anh Thuy especially stepped up and became guides for the class, sharing the experiences they have with their families and in their homes with many of the practices and items they saw at the Temple of Literature and the Quan Thanh Temple. The connections they were making with other belief systems they are learning about, or already know about, were plentiful.

Thursday 7 June – Grade 3 Pool Party

On Thursday, 7 June, in the afternoon, 3C and 3A will get some extra pool time to celebrate the end of the year together. We will have our Build Your Own Sundae Celebration on Tuesday the 12th of June with the rest of Grade 3. The students have worked extremely hard this year and have also worked very well with each other so it will be nice to relax a bit and enjoy each other’s company before heading off to Grade 4.



3C Updates – 24 May – The Grand Walk!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • 25 May Friday – 11:30 Early Dismissal due to Graduation
  • 29 May Tuesday – Who We Are Field Trip
  • 1 June Friday – Swim Relay Extravaganza! 12:00-14:00
  • 7 June Thursday -Grade 3 Pool Party 14:00-15:00
  • 8 June Friday – Move Up Morning 10:10 – 11:20 – Find out who your new classmates will be for Grade 4!
  • 12 June Tuesday – Grade 3 Ice Cream Sundae Building

The Grand Walk

The highlight for this week has to be cheering on the G12 students at the “Grand Walk”, a tradition each year. This morning 3C worked with their K1 Buddies to create some banners and signs to wave at the Grand Walk. The signs are usually then displayed at the Graduation tomorrow.

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3C Updates – 17 May

Topics to Discuss With Your Children

  • Early Dismissal 25 May, Friday – Graduation Day! – 11:30 Dismissal
  • MAP Testing – 15, 16, & 17 of May – How did it go?
  • Read-a-loud – Billionaire Boy by  David Walliams
  • Who We Are – What does your family value?
  • Math Activity – My Strategy, Your Strategy

Early Dismissal on Friday 25 May

Students ill be dismissed next Friday at 11:30am. This is so every staff member can attend the graduation of our 2018 Senior Class!

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3C Updates – 10 May

Topics to Discuss With Your Children

  • MAP Testing – 15, 16, & 17 of May
  • Read-a-loud – Fish Girl by  David Wiesner & Donna Jo Napoli
  • UOI Reflection on HWEO Gallery Walk
  • New Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are
  • Pizza Fraction problem learning outcomes. What big ideas did they walk away with from this experience?
  • What do these phrases mean?
    • look on the line
    • look between the line
    • look beyond the line

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3C Updates – 26 April

Things to discuss with your child:

  • The Grade 5 exhibition 
  • Deadly Reading Assessments
  • Pizza Fraction Problem
  • The Book Drive
  • Narrative Writing – Who did they conference with and how did the conference help make their piece better?

Gallery Walk

Super Cycling Man

We were very lucky to receive a visit from Super Cycling Man. Here is a little video about him for some background information.

   Book Drive

Tomorrow is the last day to send in books for the annual Book Drive. This is held in conjunction with the Book Sale. Let’s not allow 3B to win this thing! Bring as many books to school as you can tomorrow! Thank you all so much for supporting this project.

Day of Service

Our school will be celebrating it’s 30th anniversary next Weekend with a Day of Service. Our whole school community is encouraged to join in by joining a local service project. It is hoped that families will sign up and take part in some meaningful action that supports the work of one of our school service learning groups. More information can be found here.

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3C Happenings – 19 April

Topics to discuss with your child

  • Narrative writing piece deadline: 27 April
  • HWEO artwork – continue to bring in materials
  • Grade 5 PYPX – 26 April
  • No school on 25 of April!

Thank you 3C parents for participating in your child’s conference yesterday. We had a great turn out and the students were so excited to share their learning. They are blogging about their experiences on their Easy Blog websites and they would love to hear your thoughts about yesterday’s event. Please share your comments with them on their blogs!

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Please support a Grade 5 PYP Exhibition group

Dear Parents,

We are one of the Grade 5 PYP Exhibition groups called ‘Plastic Ocean’s’. We are screening a documentary called, ‘A Plastic Ocean’, directed by Craig Leeson and Produced by Jo Ruxton and Adam Leipzig.

A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particles that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Plastic pollution isn’t new. But awareness of just how catastrophic it is for the environment has grown in recent years – especially its impact on the oceans. It may be second only to global warming as a threat to the health of the seas.

Here in Vietnam, we’ve seen very little action. And that’s despite the fact that Vietnam has been identified as one of five countries responsible for more than 60% of the world’s plastic pollution.

We want to invite you to attend the screening at UNIS, on the 17th of April, at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to learn and explore ways you can make a difference. A ticket costs 50,000 VND, Feel free to watch this short video to show you why you should attend this screening.

The ticket proceeds will go towards covering the costs of the screening fee, advertising and 100% of the remainder will go towards the ‘Plastic Pollution Coalition’, which is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #94-2889684), located at: 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704.

With many thanks from us, a group of 10 & 11 year olds trying to make a difference.

Olivia, Lily, Rei and Amara

The Plastics Oceans Group

G5 UNIS Students

3C Happenings – 12 April

Topics to Discuss With Your Child

  • Elementary Art Exhibition (grades 2-5)! (Opens tonight 12 April from 5:00-7:00pm)
  • UOI – How We Express Ourselves – What materials from home can they use in their art project?
  • 3C/3D Assembly Sharing
  • Student Led Conferences
  • Book Collection Drive!!!!! (Please consider donating your old books. We want to win the book drive)
  • Grade 5 PYP Exhibition group – Documentary Screening 17th of April, at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a pleasant and restful Spring Break holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you next week, Wednesday, 18 April, for the Student-Led Conferences. I am excited to see the learning the students plan to share with you that day. Please remember to sign up for a time. More detailed information can be found at the Elementary News Home.

3C/3D Assembly Sharing

3C and 3D combined forces this morning during the Grades 2-5 Assembly to share what they have been learning about fractions and multiplication. They came together with some great ideas given a very short amount of time. Kudos to Ayaan for taking a leadership roll and writing the majority of the script with some help and input from fellow classmates.


The students have been working on writing narratives lately. We have focused a lot of our time and effort on the following narrative writing elements.

These are good things to discuss with your child. For example, talk about and locate Complications (problems) and Resolutions (solutions) you see in books, stories and movies.

  • “I wonder what the complication in this story/movie is?
  • “Where does the story take place?”
  • “Who are the main characters?”
  • “When is this happening?” (year, era, time of day)
  • “What is happening?”

Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves

The students are using the following planning sheet to help them think about a message they want to express using one of the techniques and art forms we have been researching. You can support them by asking them about some of the messages they are thinking about expressing and what kind of materials they plan to use. I have encouraged them to bring any items from home they would like to use to create their art. The deadline to finish the artwork is Friday, 27 of April.