Making a Difference

Global Goals Week
This week was Global Goals Week. UNIS ES community focused on driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals.
Some of our ES Global Goals Events included:
#12 Responsible Consumption and Production – Learning to take care of resources in the classroom in order to promote sustainability e.g. putting lids on pens, making sure all puzzle pieces are returned, separating paper waste, serving your own food, enough for what you need.
#15 Life on Land – nurturing and appreciating plant and animal life in our gardens, noticing how our actions impact nature.
#16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Through play in our learning environment… Learning how to respect others and treat people fairly. Learning to be a responsible member of our class community.
Recognize Peace Day September 21st and promote SDG #16 in the community in the week leading up to peace day. Read peace books. Give out Peace tokens. Peace Day Fliggrid. Peace Day Challenge. Using The Peace Book by Todd Parr you can connect all of the SDG’s.
#16 Focussing empathy, peace & strong institutions on “Be Kind Be Fearless” during Community Time. Using Three Act Empathy Talk , Ruffalo empathy video (Sesame Street) and others, a different one each day and linking to Classroom Agreements. Using Empathy Tool kit
#3, #11, and #12 4C – Nude food week (no wrappers, no processed food)
Grade 4 helping their grade K2 buddies in their food composting activity
Students in Grade 4 taking action directly or indirectly connected to while making careful observations, taking inventory, and having conversations about sustainable actions. They will clean up litter, working towards a cleaner and healthier planet. They will gain and hopefully raise awareness and implement knowledge gained towards ending global waste epidemic.

Trip to Soc Son
Thank you to all parent volunteers who came with us on the Grade 4 Trip to Soc Son. Not only were we all able to develop our understanding of landforms, rocks, and human impact, we also deepened our understanding of our Central Idea: Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and our activity.

We had a HUGE help from KeepHanoiClean Organization. This organization was founded by James Kendall, a passionate activist for a cleaner planet. James came to support our Grade 4 Global Goal action, supplying us with clean-up equipment and devoting his time and effort!
Unfortunately, the tongs that we used for trash collections were stolen from where we left them for James to pick-up during our trip. We are thus asking for a small donation for Keep Hanoi Clean Organization to not only replace the stolen items, but also to support their effort in motivating, inspiring, and educating people about environmental protection.

You can directly contact James at or send donations in with your child. Many thanks in advance.

Fourth graders took action towards Sustainable Development Goals 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, 14 – Life Below Water, 15 – Life on Land, and 3 – Good Health and Well-being. The sustainability of the planet is a big priority for us at UNIS. Please have a conversation with your child about maintaining a healthy, clean environment and actions to take towards achieving the Global Goals.

Check this out!
Investigating the GLOBAL GOALS in our Library integration

Math Tips:
Here is a game War (Variants) for you and your child to have some interesting number talk. It could be about addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Enjoy!

Saturday 29th September – Parent and Staff Sparkly Social (Purchase your ticket at the school shop)
Monday, 1st October – Parent-Teacher Conferences: No school for students (Sign up for a slot on Veracross; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
October 6 – 14 – Autumn Break

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