Happy New Year 2019!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fabulous and reinvigorating Winter Break and that you are ready for a productive second semester and a New Year packed with growth and positive memories!
Starting the year off is our Grade 4 Market Day which is coming up on Thursday, 31st of January. Your child has been working in a group to prepare for this Grade 4 big event. Ask your child to talk about how the groups were formed, their focused Sustainable Development, and mostly their Social Enterprise. You can extend your child’s thinking by asking what the group’s purpose is, which organization they are supporting and which child’s right(s) and SDG they are hoping to achieve. There is much to learn from this process.

Just before the break, for your fourth grader to understand the idea of a product, considering market forces, supply and demand, a target market, and a client’s criteria, they engaged in a challenge to design a Multiplication Game for Ms. Mindy and Ms. Ronke. The students followed a design cycle and worked with a partner for the challenge. The outcome of their products was impressive! You are welcome to come in and have a go at playing a multiplication game designed by your child and his/her partner.

Having our Buddy Class on Thursday was a great way to kick off the year! The buddies continued their Child’s Right Superheroes and Super Power stories. Using a software, Comic Life on their iPads, 4C students use features of narrative text to jointly construct a Heroes for Change story, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print elements in their comic. This is an ongoing task. Look forward to reading their published stories soon!

Dates to remember
January 30: ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No Classes or Activities for ES)
Wednesday, January 30⋅10:00am – 6:00pm
During your individual time with the teachers, you will be able to discuss your child’s strengths and challenges, hear how they have settled into class and together set goals for their development. The meeting is between the parents and teachers. Students are not expected to attend.Please note:- There will be no school for ES students – There are no ASAs/Aquatics Academy for ES Students For more details please contact the Elementary school office at elementary@unishanoi.org
January 31: Grade 4 Market Day
February 1: Blue Dragon Walkathon Annual ES Service Learning Event
February 2 – 10: Tet Holiday (Lunar New Year) – School Campus & Offices Closed

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