This week we celebrated the Moon Festival at UNIS. It was wonderful to see almost all the children in their beautiful Ao Dai’s. As part of the celebration, they painted masks, enjoyed a special snack and went to see the Moon Festival assembly. Thank you to Bom and Kai’s family for bringing in some lovely mooncakes for us all to share. Here are a few photos of the day.
As the children begin to feel increasingly confident in the Discovery space, they are learning to communicate and connect. During the school day, a child may experience a range of emotions and have interactions with others that both excite and challenge them. They are learning to control physical impulses and develop the vocabulary required to express their feelings to peers and teachers. It has been wonderful to see their connections grow. Developing these times important social and communication skills is a large part of our work in Discovery and they continue to impact their learning throughout their education and beyond.
This week we celebrated Tea’s birthday who turned four. Happy Birthday, Tea!!!!!
Thank you for the responses to being a classroom parent. The first parent who responded was Kai’s mother, she will be our new classroom parent. Thank you so much!!!
Thanks so much for providing your child with money for the snack sale. It was a great success and the children really enjoyed learning about what is involved when buying something from a shop. The best part of all was we got to eat the snack as well. Here are some photos of the sale.
This year our swimming curriculum has changed and the children will be involved in swimming lessons from the start of next week finishing on October the 25th. Please look at the classroom schedule carefully. On days when we have swimming period 1, please send your child to school with their swimming suit already on underneath their clothes. The reason I ask this is that we do not have time to change and then get all the way to the pool once the bell rings. On the days when it is later please bring their swimsuit and towel in their bag and we will change them in the classroom beforehand. Thank you for understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns please email our aquatics director Mr. Martin. email@example.com
To reflect on the moon festival, the children were invited to the Vietnamese classroom and had a chance to make mooncakes. Traditionally these cakes are made from red bean or lotus seed paste, but for Discovery we made them out of rice flour and water. The children enjoyed rolling the dough into traditional dough molds and choosing their own shape out of a circle, square, flower or fish mold. Here are some photos of the children at work.
This week we have been exploring our classroom agreements. These are
We are going to unpack these one at a time and are starting to brainstorm what these three words look like in our classroom.
Day of Peace
On Saturday it is the international day of peace, so on Friday we read the story the peace book by Todd Parr
Lots of discussions occurred around being peaceful and what peace looks like at school and at home. Here are some of our ideas……
This week the children were involved in marble painting. This is a great activity for the children to develop their hand-eye coordination and they’re fine motor skills. Here are some photos of the children’s work.
Visiting the classroom
Just a quick reminder if anyone would like to come and share a passion with the children they are more than welcome to drop by. It might be to read a story or do some baking or singing. You are more than welcome so please let me know if and when you can make it!
Have a great weekend