22nd Feb

Math Minds Monday- Mathematicians are readers!

K2C enjoyed acting out and singing this song: 5 currant buns in the Bakers shop !

Talking Tuesday- Show and Tell 

Thanks for supporting your child’s Home reading- Books are changed on Tuesdays. As well as listening to your child read, please continue to read aloud daily to your child, especially books in your home language. Also, you might to encourage your child to find ‘high frequency’ sight words in these books.  Maybe your child can teach you how to play sight words B-I-N-G-O!

The field trip to Donkey Bakery on Wednesday morning was a definite highlight this week. Look on Seesaw to hear/see your child’s recount of this field trip. As Donkey Bakery is a social enterprise we were also fortunate to see a business that employs people with disabilities. We learned some sign language and could communicate our hellos and thank you with the staff.

K2C also have a bakery! Today they enjoyed role play being producers and consumers. Chefs, bakers  waiters, delivery people and customers.

Thank you to Hans’ Grandparents for being this week’s Mystery Reader. Click Here to sign up if you haven’t done so already.

Thursday was UN Mother Tongue Language Day – How many ways different can you say good morning / hello?

  • Looking ahead
  • SCO FUNd Run (and Walk!)
    Tomorrow- Saturday, February 232:30 – 5:30pm
  • Faculty/ Staff Professional Development – No Classes or Activities for Students
    Monday, March 11
  •  Open Classrooms (Classes & ASAs etc as normal)
    Thursday, March 14 and Friday March 158:00am – 3:30pm
    Parents are invited to observe their child at work in classroom lessons. Come and find out about how inquiry based learning works in the PYP. Detailed Schedule available soon
  • Spring Fair
    Sunday, March 1711:00am – 3:00pm
  • International Day of Happiness
    Wednesday, March 20
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15th February

We are writers! Thank you for sending in a photo from your child’s Tet holiday. 

We are mathematicians. We can count to 100 !

We are readers. Home Reading has started! The books coming home have been self-selected by your child, so please do not think about ‘the level’. My aim is to help children find their own’ just -right’ reading books, to feel confident as a reader and to ensure she/he has strong understanding of the concepts of print.

When reading with your child, you might like to ask : Can you show me:

  • a letter?
  • a word?
  • a sentence?
  • the end of a sentence (punctuation mark)?
  • the front of the book?
  • the back of the book?
  • where I should start reading the story?
  • spaces between words?
  • the title of the book?
  • how many words are in this sentence?

(We are trying to reduce the amount of plastic we use at school, so if your child has misplaced the green folder given at the beginning of the year, instead of giving a new one, you are welcome to use a folder from home or use the library bag. )

Raffie’s Mum Lori was our very first Mystery Reader. Thank you to the families who have already signed up to be a Mystery Reader

Handwriting: K2C are also thinking more carefully about letter formation. If your child chooses to write at home, you might like to talk about the starting points ( sky line or plane line) and correct direction when forming letters.

Did you know next week is Random Acts of Kindness week – Let’s help our children understand the concept of ‘community service’ and discover ways to be kind and help others at school, at home and in the local community. If you notice your child independently chooses to ‘take action’, please let me know! 

Looking ahead: 

K2C and K2D will be walking to Donkey Bakery next Wednesday morning. Thank you for returning the permission slip.

  • February 15 – March 1: Amazing Arts – Community Exhibition & Auction
  • Monday, February 18: ES Snack Sale students bring 10,000 to 20,000VND to school purchase snacks 
  • Tuesday, February 19: Community Meeting with the Head of School: 8:15 – 9:15am
  • Saturday, February 232:30 – 5:30pm  SCO FUNd Run (and Walk!)
  • Thursday, March 14: ES Open Classrooms (Classes & ASAs etc as normal)
  • Monday, March 11 Faculty/ Staff Professional Development – No Classes
  • Sunday, March 17Spring Fair 11:00am – 3:00pm
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1st February

Dear K2C families,

A highlight for me this week were the Parent Teacher conferences. I hope you found them informative. I am very proud of the progress each child has made in just 98 days of school ! Thank you so much for your time. If you have any further questions, or any feedback feel free to arrange another meeting time or send me an email.

This week we celebrated a birthday!  Happy 6th birthday Hans.

To help us learn about good and services and community helpers we had a Visit to the UNIS shop

We also had a visit to the Maker-space. Its wonderful to watch children’s creativity in action!

Children are enjoying our ‘Show and Tell’ routine on Talking Tuesday! (Its important to remember  eye contact when being a ‘ whole body’ respectful listener and a clear, confident speaker.)

At the conferences yesterday, we discussed the amount of sleep young children need.Thank you for ensuring your child has enough sleep each night.

Here’s the link to the full article Sleep for newsletters 1-2nvm1r9
Please contact Kris Bezzerides (D-G2 Counselor) with any questions kbezzerides@unishanoi.org.

Chuc Mung Nam Moi – What a wonderful Tet assembly! 

Yesterday’s Grade 4 Market Day was lots of fun ! K2C are becoming very good at spending money! Thank you for supporting the Walk-a-thon today.

Did you know today was “World Read aloud day“? A big Thank you to our Grade 4 buddies for reading to us.

K2C Mystery Reader will start after Tet. Please pick one day to come in as our Mystery Reader.  It will be scheduled for 2:55 to 3:10 on Thursday afternoons. On your chosen day, come to school with one of your child’s favorite books (in any language).  Please DO NOT tell your child you will be coming.  Surprises are fun! We’ll be playing a guessing game to try to figure out who the reader is each day.  You can wait near the ECC Staff Room (so we don’t see you) and we’ll come get you when it’s time for you to read.  Here’s a link to Mystery Reader sign up

Home reading will start after TET.. ( Your child will need to bring her/his GREEN FOLDER to school) Our primary goal is for your child to enjoy reading ! The purpose for reading at home is reading for pleasure. We want the children to read books of interest to them and they need you, the parents, to be  a role model and share in their excitement of reading. ( More details will be given after Tet)

I wish you and your family a very happy and safe Tet holiday and hope the Year of the Pig brings you health, wealth and lots of joy!

Looking ahead:

  • Mon 11th February- Back to school ( Can you please email me ONE holiday photo, so when we return to school on 11th February, your child can talk and write about one holiday moment!)
  • Tues 12th February: 100th Day of school
  • Wed 20th February ( Walking Field trip to Donkey Bakery) details after Tet.



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