Water Treatment Plant
This week we took a tour of the water treatment plant here at UNIS. Mr. Carl took us underground to view the treatment tanks, the holding tanks, the big pipes and the water control panel. We learned that some of our water comes from the bore well that is 40 meters below ground and the rest is purchased from Vietnam Water. The children learned that the water from the two sources is used for different purposes around the campus and that our drinking water is actually treated two different ways to make it clean enough to drink. It was quite interesting and some really good questions were asked. This was a fantastic connection to our current unit of inquiry as well as SDG #6 – Clean Water & Sanitation.
After our water plant visit we took a walk through the stationary shop where we get some of the consumable supplies for our classroom. The children are becoming very thoughtful about not wasting materials (paper, markers, glue, tape, etc). Visiting the stationary shop gave them a better understanding that our supplies are not unlimited and we need to take care of what we have.
Yesterday, K1C joined the entire ECC to perform in a special Nutcracker assembly. The children not only enjoyed performing, but also enjoyed watching the performances from the other grade levels. Please look on Seesaw for a video of the performance. Well done K1!
Ms. Thu and I have had an amazing year so far teaching your children. They are so full of joy, love and laughter and we are very thankful. It makes coming to work fun! Please enjoy a well deserved holiday relaxing, having fun and connecting with them.
While on holiday, even if you are staying in Vietnam, please collect some type of artifact for your child to bring back to the classroom. This could be something you find on the beach or something small you buy along the way to remind you of your trip. We are going to start learning about descriptive language when we come back in January and an artifact will be a good way to start this process.
Pictures from the week
Take care of yourselves and we will see you in the new year!
Deborah & Thu