Preparations….

Hi parents,

K2A has been preparing for two special events: the Student-Led Conferences and the upcoming K2A Assembly. It was important for us to prepare the students, so that they feel confident in themselves and their abilities.

Friday’s Student-Led Conference photos will be shared next week.  We hope you walked away proud of your son/daughter.  They have learned and grown so much this year.

We not only got ready for Student Led Conferences, we have also been preparing for a special upcoming event….the K2A Assembly.

Please join us on Thursday, April 25th from 9:25-10:05 in the Theatre.  Students will perform a song in sign language.

REMINDERS:

  • K2A Assembly: Thursday, April 25th (9:25-10:05) in the theatre
  • No school: Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1

School Spirit…Go Unis!

This Year, Unis Hanoi is hosting the 2019 Asia Division APAC Boys Soccer Tournament. To show our school spirit, pride, and camaraderie, we went out to the soccer field to cheer on Unis.  The kids, themselves, volunteered to make signs, banners, and flags.  As you can see from the photos below, we were all very excited.

K2A has been hard at work preparing for their upcoming Student-Led Conference which is held on Friday, April 19th.  They are excited to share their learning and growth with you. An email has been sent to all families and further information will be posted on Tin Tuc.  Make sure to sign up on Veracross.

Students have also been practicing for their upcoming Assembly on Thursday, April 25th.  The kids have been learning sign language and will sign a lovely song on that day. Next week a tutorial will be shared so that kids can practice at home.

REMINDERS:

  •   Please support by donating books
  • ES Maker Day for Families: April 13th. For more information click here
  • No school: Monday, April 15th
  • Home reading: Thank you for your continuous support with your child’s reading.  Be sure to return their Contact Folders by Friday so they can choose three new books to share with you.

Spreading joy through our K2 Market Day

Wow…what a success! Students have been preparing for Market Day for weeks.  They thought of ideas, surveyed the kids in the ECC to see if they liked their ideas, created goods and practiced offering their services.  After all that hard work, it is easy to say that the K2 Market Day was an absolute success….smiles, laughter and good cheer all around.  We are so proud of how they took on the responsibility to collect ‘payment’ through stickers, how engaging they were to the customers, and how they themselves created lasting memories for all.

Watch the video below!

Market Day Video

REMINDERS:

No school (Spring Break): April 1-April 7.  School begins again on Monday, April 8th

No school: Monday, April 15th

Student-Led Conferences: Friday, April 19th. More info to come

K2A Assembly: Thursday, April 25th

We are Preparing….

Hi Parents,

This week, children have been busy preparing for the K2 Market Day.  As part of their How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry, K2 children have been learning about goods and services.  As a culminating project, they will be hosting an ECC Market on Tuesday, 26 March.  Children will be selling goods they have made themselves and offering special services.

Please send 20,000 VND to school with your child on Tuesday so s/he can enjoy shopping at the K2 market.  

All of the money earned will be donated to a good cause.

Next week swimming begins.  K2A will swim on Tuesday and Fridays.  On Fridays, children will be dismissed from the pool.  Normal PE class will be on Thursday.

ES Swimming information

ES Swimming Schedule

Sports Day will be held next Friday.  Please click below for further details.
REMINDERS:
Spring Break: April 1-7.  Classes begin again on Monday, April 8th
– Student-led Conferences: Friday, April 19th.  More info at a later date
Special K2A Assembly: Thursday, April 25th. Please come to the Theatre for an a special assembly and performance by K2A

Opening Classroom doors…

Hello Parents,

Everyday in kindergarten feels like a special day, however some days just feel more special than others.  On Thursday and Friday, the ES opened their classroom doors for parents to watch, play, and learn along side their child.  K2A opened our doors for circle time, literacy, and math. Thank you so much to those that were able to come.  It is not easy to take time out of our busy schedules, so I hope it was a valuable and meaningful day for you and your child.

Important note regarding PE and Swimming.  Swimming will begin again on the week of March 25th. K2A will swim on Tuesday and Fridays.  On Fridays, children will be dismissed from the pool.  Normal PE class will be on Thursdays.

Don’t Forget….

REMINDERS:

Mystery Reader sign up: All of April and May is free for anyone to sign up. Please encourage older siblings to come and read as well.

Home Reading: don’t forget to listen to your child read.  Every Friday, they choose 3 new books to take home and practice.  Please return Contact Folders and books by Friday morning.

 

 

 

You are invited…

Hello Parents,

You are invited to next week’s ES Open Classroom on Thursday and Friday, March 14th and 15th.  Look below for further detailed schedule of the day.

On Thursday, K2A will open their doors for a Literacy lesson.  Children will go about their normal routine of Daily Five Choices. On Friday, our doors will be open twice.  Once in the morning, for morning community time (Come see how we start each day) and later in the day for a Math lesson. Both days you are encouraged to join in on your child’s learning and to have fun.

K2 is planning on having our very own Market Day in a few weeks.  In order to begin to organize ourselves, kids need to know if their idea is a popular one.  Along with K2B, students took part in a survey.  They asked each other if they liked their Market Day idea.  Take a look at the photos below.

Mystery Reader continues to be a success! This week we saw moms, Grade 12 students, big sisters and whole families. Thank you to Oliver & Sonya (Grade 12 students), Jae and family (Yuji’s mom, aunt, uncle, and grandmother), Asmaa (Saad’s big sister), and Maria (Noah’s mom).

Space is still available. Please sign up. Mystery Reader Sign-up

REMINDERS:

No school: Monday, March 11th

ES Open Classrooms: Thursday & Friday, March 14 & 15

Field Trip and Good Feelings…

Hi Parents and loved ones,

This week, K2A and K2B went on a field trip to Donkey Bakery.  We walked over to the shop in Ciputra.  Donkey Bakery is a socially responsible company.  They provide jobs for disabled people and make yummy food.  They also make goods from recycled materials, many of which come from UNIS.  The UNIS shop then sells these recycled items. This shop is an excellent link to our Unit of Inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves.  As we look at how people organize themselves to create goods and services for the community, this store is the perfect example of how a shop can not only provide goods but provide important services to the community.

Mystery Reader has officially began!  Years ago, this was started in order to promote the love of reading by inviting family and community friends to read to the class.  It has been a success every since.

Our first Mystery Reader was Lily, Ella’s big sister.  As you can see below, there is absolute joy on her little sister’s face. This is why we do what we do…to create lasting memories, inspire our little ones and to share the joy of reading.

   Mystery Reader Sign Up

REMINDERS:

  • On Thursday and Friday of next week (Feb. 28 & Mar 1), I will be away on Professional Development and out of school.
  • March 14th & 15th: Open Classrooms. More info to come.

Welcome Yulysis to K2A!

Dear Parents,

K2A has a new friend! His name is Yulysis and comes from Korea. We welcome him and his family to our UNIS community.

On the Friday before Tet break, we were part of the ES Blue Dragon Walkathon.  An event that was not only fun but for a good cause. Thank you for raising money and helping to support the Blue Dragon organization that rescues kids from crisis.  Your donations and efforts are greatly appreciated.

In Kindergarten counting and numbers are important.  Last Tuesday was the 100th day of school!  So, to promote the love of math, counting and all things 100, the K2 classes got together and celebrated in style. Each class hosted activities related to the number 100. As you can see below, it was a fabulous day.

Each new day is a new opportunity.  To start the day off right, every morning since the beginning of the school year the class stretches, practices yoga, and focuses on being mindful of the day ahead.  We have been adding different animal yoga poses every few weeks. Ask your child to show you.

 Mystery Reader Sign Up

 

REMINDERS:

Donkey Bakery Field Trip: Tuesday, February 19th. We need parent volunteers! Please email Ms. Ania if you would like to join us (8:30-10am)

Home Reading: Your child will receive a folder with home reading books every Friday.  There are also a paper to record the reading, ‘bookmark’ questions to ask your child,  and an informational note. Please be sure to read with your child and return the folder and books by the following Friday. Happy Reading!

Snack Sale: Monday, Feb 18th: Please bring 10,000 to 20,000 VND to school purchase snacks. More info   ES Snack Sale

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

Let me start off with a Thank you. Thank you for joining me for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday.  It is such a wonderful opportunity to sit down with all of you to discuss your child.

Tet is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival.  It is the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. To celebrate this event, the Vietnamese staff worked hard to put together a special day that included an incredible Assembly and Dragon dance, to teach the UNIS community of the significance of Tet.

This week, in order to have a deeper meaning and connection to our new Unit of Inquiry, ‘How we organize ourselves’, the class participated in two special activities.

On Monday, the class visited the UNIS Campus Shop.  They were shown the goods that the Shop sell as well as the services that they provide to the community.

On Thursday, Grade 4 held their ‘Market Day’.  This fun event was a great experience where children can learn hands-on about goods, services and community needs.  As you can see in the photos below, there were smiles and learning all around.

REMINDERS:

  • After Tet break, K2 will be sending home books for your children to practice reading. These books are to be read independently and to their families.  Two books will be sent home on Fridays in their Contact Folders.  Please make sure to return those books by the following Friday in order to get two new books.
  • Field Trip to Donkey Bakery, Tuesday, Feb 19.  Volunteers will be needed. Stay tuned…
  • Mystery Readers will begin after Tet break.  Sign up here
  • A new student, Yulysis from S. Korea, will be joining our class on the Tuesday after break. Let’s make him and his family feel welcome.

We are Readers…

Hi parents,

Every other week Ms. Kris, our ES Counsellor, visits our class to give a lesson on social and emotional topics.  This week, she came and talked about how ‘It’s Not OK to Leave Someone Out On Purpose’. A discussion about inclusive play.

Our buddy class (Grade 3A) came down for a visit this week.  As proud new readers, all the K2A kids chose a book at their level and read to their buddies.  It was an amazing and proud moment to see our new readers in action.

A big THANK YOU to Ms. Vu.  This week, she taught the class about the meaning of TET and why this is the year of the pig.  After our lesson, we made beautiful drawings for our bamboo wall.

There is a lot happening next week.  Take a look below.

-On Wednesday, Jan 30th is Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences from 10-6pm.  More information

-On Thursday, Jan 31st is the Grade 4 Market Day.  K2 will use this special event to inspire and excite our students for their very own future K2 Market Day. Please provide your child with a maximum of 60.000 dong.  Grade 4 Market Day

-Friday, Feb. 1st is the Blue Dragon Walk-a-thon. For more information, look here: Walk-a-thon Flyer

REMINDERS:

  • Tet break: Feb. 2 – 10th. Classes resume on Monday the 11th.
  • Hanoi Aquathon: Sunday, March 3rd (1-5pm). A fun swimming and running event.  More information