Thank you all for attending our Learning Conversations this week. It was a great time to catch up with you, especially if your child is a bus student and I don’t see you often! We are still just at the beginning of the year, learning routines, developing community and relationships and a kind, safe and responsible place for learning. I have also introduced the ‘Golden Rule’ which means treat others the way you want to be treated.
At the end of your conversations on Monday, I gave you each a leaf to fill out, with or without your child, describing the hopes and dreams you have for your child this year in Discovery. PLEASE send these back to school as soon as possible so we can talk about them in class and then hang them from a tree that we will be creating together and referring back to frequently.
As you know, we have been working on greetings. This includes saying ‘good morning’ to each other at the beginning of the day and ‘goodbye’ at the end of the day. Now, we are beginning to really focus on ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. For example, if someone holds the door for us, we say thank you. If we want food passed to us at the table we say please and then thank you. The children have also learned how to say ‘thank you’ in sign language and have been practicing this in a large group. Please ask you child to show you the sign!
We celebrated a birthday this week! Congratulations Kenda on turning four! We were lucky enough to sing the Happy Birthday song in both English and Arabic.
Mr. Neil from our IT department has agreed to come to Discovery every two weeks with some tinkering materials for the children to experience. Yesterday was the first day and it was quite successful. We look forward to the different materials and skills he will be able to expose the children to as the year unfolds.
A holiday request! Please send in a picture of your holiday as an exciting talking point when we get back. Also, if you are traveling in Vietnam or even staying in Hanoi, please send in pictures of some sights and the environment and people. This will help us to connect the idea of the community outside of the walls of UNIS.
Lastly, If you have not logged onto Seesaw and commented on how to say hello and peace in your home language, please do so. We really would like to add this to documentation in our classroom showing contributions from every family. Thank you!
Please enjoy these pictures of the week!
Have a great October Holiday full of rest, relaxation and fun!