26 April

Earth Day was April 22nd ! Perhaps your family would like to continue taking EarthDay action at home by trying some of these ideas.I hope you enjoyed watching and listening to K2C’s Earth day messages on Seesaw on Monday.

This week, Ms Michelle introduced K2C to the art of film making, using the Green Screen and an app on the iPad! 

At home you might like to discuss the meaning of these concepts: Perspective, Inspiration, and Inspired K2C listened carefully  to the story of Camille and the sunflowers and were curious to know more about Vincent Van Gough. Now Ms Cathie is ‘inspired’ to paint the flowers she sees in the environment! ‘To support our learning about ways we express our thoughts and emotions through The Arts, K2C parents are invited to perform withe their child !

 During the month of May- K2C and their families will be expressing themselves through THE ARTS. Do you and your child enjoy singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, storytelling, puppet shows or have any other creative, artistic special ‘talent’ you would like to perform as a special 2-3 minute performance.. if so, 

Please sign up here. 
This is optional and a fun way for parents to be role-models ( with their children) of how to be courageous, risk-takers !

Thank you to Flora ( Lily’s Mum) for being this week’s Mystery reader and for teaching us how to speak some Chinese! ( Ask your child to teach you how to say: ‘baby’, mother’ and ‘hug’)

This week we started doing some assessment of learning. Its wonderful to see just how much progress each child has made in letter and sound recognition ! At home you might like to help your child practice forming letters, using vocabulary of starting on the ‘sky line, plane line and going down to the grass line or worm line.

Our Math learning today was focussed on the 
ACARA Outcome: Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language. K2C made a family of worms. Each worm is a different length and shape. Some worms are long and some are short. ( You should have seen/heard your child comparing length of snakes on their seesaw. Here are some photos of the snake making in action!

At home, your child might like to find objects ( e.g. pencils, string, shoes, people)

  • compare them by length.
  • describe using vocabulary: longest and longer than, shortest and shorter than

K2C also enjoyed being creative in the maker space and used paper bags to make puppets!

Looking ahead.

We have a 5 day weekend..( I’m off to Luang Prabang)

Don’t forget it’s BOOK WEEK when we return. ES students are asked to come to school on Thursday 2nd May dressed as a book character and if you can, send along the book too.  

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19th April

Thank you for attending your child’s Student Led Conference today. I am wondering what you are thinking and feeling about your child’s learning in K2C. If you would like to have a follow up conversation with me about your child’s progress this year, just let me know and we can arrange a time either before or after school. ( Also, I appreciate an email with your feedback.)

Ask your child to tell you who our Mystery Reader was this week and what was the title of the book? If you haven’t already done so and would like to be a Mystery Reader, please sign up here.

  • April 22nd
    It’s Earth Day on Monday!
    A suggestion from our lovely ES Principal, Megan, is to WEAR GREEN to raise even more awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. 
  • April 29 – May 1, 2019: Celebration of Vietnamese Victory Day & International Labour Day – School Closed

  •  Thursday the 2nd of May Book week Character Parade!! Students come to school dressed as a Book Character.  

  • Friday May 3 – 4, 2019: Used Book Sale
  • Friday May 3- Wear BLUE UNIS Tshirt to support our MRISA Volleyball team.
  • Monday, May 138:10 – 10:05am: ES Snack Sale
  • Thursday, May 239:00 – 10:00am :K2 & Grade 1 Music Concert & Art Exhibition
  • Wednesday, June 12: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Early Dismissal 12:00pm
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12th April

Welcome back after Spring Break. This week your children have been enthusiastic puppeteers, mindful mathematicians, confident communicators, creative illustrators and writers, reflective thinkers and courageous risk-takers.

We are thinking about Who We Are as Learners : What can we do now in April, that we couldn’t do at the beginning of the year? K2C were very surprised to know that teachers and parents are learners too!

We are ‘reflective’. What is the IB Learner Profile? What are the Approaches to Learning? How can the Learner Profile and ATL’s help us find out about strengths and challenges? 

We started a new Unit of Inquiry ! What does ‘creativity’ mean?

In  We enjoyed learning a new math game called Beetle (This is one Ms Cathie remembers fondly from her childhood) Ask your child to teach you how to play.

Thanks for sending your child to school wearing blue yesterday! Ask your child to tell you about the soccer! You can watch 2019 APAC Soccer teams playing live at

UNIS play ⚽️ 10.30 and 15.30 on Friday, and 12 April 10.00 on Sat. 13 April.

15th April- NO SCHOOL (Monday is a Public Holiday)

K2C are busy preparing for next Friday’s STUDENT LED CONFERENCES . Your child will be your ‘tour guide’. Please note: There will be no regular school for Discovery – Grade 4 students on Friday 19th April while conferences are in process (as advertised in the UNIS Calendar).  Regular classes will resume on Monday 22nd April.   

We invite you to sign up for a conference with your child via Veracross – from Wednesday 10th April – Tuesday 16th April.  This is not a time for a parent-teacher conference, which you are welcome to schedule with your child’s teacher at any other time. Below you will see some of the things your child will show/explain to you. 

Where does the money go? How can students access funds for literacy initiatives?

Funds raised from the SCO Book Sale will be used to empower a variety of literacy projects created and led by UNIS Hanoi students through our Service Learning Programme.

Questions? Contact us at: booksale@unishanoi.org


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