This week we concluded our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme How the world works with the central idea: water is a natural resource that can be explored. We visited the “water cave” at UNIS to learn about where our water comes from at school and how it is cleaned and distributed. Mr. Carl, our Senior Manager of Operations, led the tour for us and answered some questions. On our way back to class we visited the UNIS shop to see the recycled and plastic free items that are available. Please see See Saw for your child’s final assessment for this unit. Looking at all of the students’ responses, it is clear that the students connected most with the idea of responsibility in this unit. I’m very proud of the children’s grasp of this concept and the action that they have taken to reduce waste at UNIS.
Ms. Kris, our counsellor, helped us to learn more about the Zones of Regulation. The children are thinking about what it means to them to be in the “green zone.”
On Thursday all of the classes from Discovery to Grade 1 performed a short piece from The Nutcracker. The music department was responsible for these wonderful performances. Please enjoy K1B’s dance performance on your child’s See Saw account and in this week’s media folder.
Thursday was Luqman’s last day at UNIS. He is moving to Brunei. We will miss Luqman very much. We marked this occasion with a special story, some gifts from the class, and cupcakes from his mom.
I hope that you enjoy the winter holidays with your family. Please help your child choose one item from the holidays (a photo, a souvenir, a drawing, an article of clothing, a story…) to share with the class in the first week back. This will help us to reconnect as a community and to launch our next unit of inquiry – How we express ourselves!
Please follow this link to see photos from last week and this week: K1B Media
- Mon Jan 7: First day back to school