This Week in 1C…

Thank you to everyone who supported our Poetry Cafe this morning. it was a wonderful celebration of how we have grown as writers and presenters over the course of the year. We hope you enjoyed it!

 

 

Some Reminders as we approach the end of the year:

  • Our class party will take place on Tuesday afternoon, June 4th. Class parents have bene in touch about providing a small snack for the event, thank you for your support. Please ensure that your child bring a change of clothes/swimming costume on the day as we have a water party. Parents are welcome to stop by at 15:00.
  • All work will be sent home on Monday June 10th, bring ensure that your child has a reusable bag to gather their items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week in Grade 1C….

It has been a busy week this week. Thank you to everyone who supported out gymnastics performance, music and art exhibition and today’s outdoor play morning. Here are a few snapshots of the week.

 

 

This week’s reminders:

  • Please join us for our end of unit Poetry Cafe next Friday May  31st from 8:30-9:30. You are welcome to join us for a coffee from 8:10am as we hope to start the poetry presentations at 8:30am.
  • Due to the Grade 12 Graduation  classes finish early next Friday May 31st at 11:30am. 
  • As we approach the end of the school year we will celebrate together as a grade level community on the afternoon of Tuesday June 4th. You are welcome to join us after 15:00. 
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This Week in 1C…

Sharing our learning about Light and Sound

This week we wrapped up our inquiry into light and sound and finalised our research into our chosen questions. As teachers, we were impressed with the depth and range of inquiries that took place. Here are just a few of the areas of interest that our students explored:

  • How do headphones work?
  • What is a motherboard?
  • Comparing natural vs. artificial light sources.
  • Sound and light in weather (lightning and thunder)
  • How specific musical instruments work
  • How sound can travel through a string.

We hope you enjoyed our Seesaw posts demonstrating what we learned. You may have also noticed a photo of a child other than your own on Seesaw today. This is because we paired with buddies to share what we each learned about our areas of interest about light and sound. We met with a partner to hear about what they learned and did our best to report back on one thing that we learned from our peers.

 

This week’s reminders:

  • Swimming only once a week until the end of the year. Mondays only.
  • The P.E. department invites all parents to enjoy a gymnastics performance during your child’s P.E. lesson on Wednesday May 22nd from 12:05-12:45
  • Next Friday May 24th is Outdoor Play Day. Please ensure that your child
    -wears sunscreen to school
    -has a full change of clothes in a reusable, labelled bag
    -has a hat
    -has a full water bottle
  • To celebrate the end of our How We Express Ourselves unit we invite you to join us for a Poetry Cafe event on Friday May 31st from 8:30-9:30am. This is also the day of the Grade 12 graduation and classes will end for all students at 11:30am.
  • The K2/Grade 1 Music concert  and Art Exhibition will take place on the morning of Thursday May 23rd from 8:30-10:30am. See the message below from Ms.Alexis.

K2 and G1 Music Concert and Art Exhibition for the parents

  • Coffee and tea will be available for parents in the CfA from 8.30 – 9am
  • The music concert will run from 9 – 10 am followed by a short comment from Megan and information regarding the art exhibition that begins immediately following the concert
  • The art exhibition will run through break and will finish at approximately 10.30am. If you wish to give students a bit of time to play and unwind, please notify P3 specialists accordingly
  • Please send your child’s clothes for the concert – the Blue Performing Arts Shirt (which you can buy at the school shop) and a pair of black pants/tights by Friday the 17th of May. Thank you!

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How the World Work: Light and Sound

Over the course of the unit we have been learning about the different sources and properties of light as well as how light and sound can be manipulated. Each student has formulated their own research question which we are now investigated in similar interest groups. This week we met in our groups to research our questions and begin to formulate an answer. Next week, we will engage in more hands-on exploration before writing up our findings and sharing our findings.

 

Narrative Writing

This is the final text type that we will cover in Grade 1 this year and its seems so far to be our favourite. We have had a lot of fun brainstorming characters, settings, problems and solution to use in our own imaginative stories. Together as a class we have written a number of entertaining narratives. We are working on embellishing our stories with adjectives and interesting details.

 

This week’s reminders:

  • Swimming only once a week until the end of the year. Mondays only.
  • Snack Sale: Next Monday May 13th. Grade 1 parents are hosting next Monday’s snack sale. Please support by sending in a healthy treat on Monday morning with your child. If you wish for your child to purchase please ensure that have between 10,000- 20,000 VND for one or two treats. 
  • The P.E. department invites all parents to enjoy a gymnastics performance during your child’s P.E. lesson on Wednesday May 22nd from 12:05-12:45
  • The K2/Grade 1 Music concert  and Art Exhibition will take place on the morning of Thursday May 23rd from 8:30-10:30am. See the message below from Ms.Alexis.

K2 and G1 Music Concert and Art Exhibition for the parents

  • Coffee and tea will be available for parents in the CfA from 8.30 – 9am
  • The music concert will run from 9 – 10 am followed by a short comment from Megan and information regarding the art exhibition that begins immediately following the concert
  • The art exhibition will run through break and will finish at approximately 10.30am. If you wish to give students a bit of time to play and unwind, please notify P3 specialists accordingly
  • Please send your child’s clothes for the concert – the Blue Performing Arts Shirt (which you can buy at the school shop) and a pair of black pants/tights by Friday the 17th of May. Thank you!

 

  • To celebrate the end of our How We Express Ourselves unit we invite you to join us for a Poetry Cafe event on Friday May 31st from 8:30-9:30am. This is also the day of the Grade 12 graduation and classes will end for all students at 11:30am.
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This Week in 1C…

Celebrating the Wonderful World of Books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may have been a short week but we sure did make the most of our two days together. On Thursday, we celebrated the wonderful world of books by dressing up as some of our favourite and inspirational book characters. Thank you to everyone who took the time to put together a costume for this great event. After taking part in the book character parade we join our Grade 5 Buddies to partake in some shared reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were also visited by Mystery Reader Mr.Josh who read a personal favourite Stuck! By Oliver Jeffers. We look forward to showcasing the work of Oliver Jeffers as a featured author this month,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, the book festivities continued with a trip to the book fair. Once again we were amazed at the fantastic collection of book donations provided by our school community. We hope you find some time over the weekend to enjoy some reading together.

Perhaps one of the most inspiring events over the last two days was a visit from two Grade 5 students Mana and Ivana who came to read to us. The book they shared was one which they wrote and illustrated as part of their PYPx project connected to SDG 11: Responsible Consumption and Production. Their story challenged us to think about how some animals are stilled being poached for their ivory. It was also an authentic opportunity for us to connect with our current text type, narrative. We discussed the characters, setting, problem and solution in the story and look forward to writing our own stories from now until the end of term.

Reminders:

    • As of Monday, May 6th swimming changes to Mondays only.
    • Save the Date(s)
      • The P.E. department invites all parents to enjoy a gymnastics performance during your child’s P.E. lesson on Wednesday May 22nd from 12:05-12:45
      • The K2/Grade 1 Music concert will take place on the morning of Thursday May 23rd.
      • To celebrate the end of our How We Express Ourselves unit we invite you to join us for a Poetry Cafe event on Friday May 31st from 8:30-9:30am. This is also the day of the Grade 12 graduation and classes will end for all students at 11:30am.
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