June 7th

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD WITH AN EXTRA BAG EACH DAY NEXT WEEK TO BRING STUFF HOME! 

  • Monday, June 10th 11:00-12:00: Grade 3 Pot-Luck Lunch! (followed by movie party for kids!)
  • Tuesday, June 11 @1:15-1:45: ES Farewell Assembly
  • Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of School, Early Dismissal

Ask your child to tell you all about MOVING UP MORNING!! They are all so excited and happy! 🙂

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May 24th

Don’t Forget:

  • SWIMMING is on THURSDAYS & FRIDAY now! 
  • High School Graduation, Friday May 31: Early Dismissal @ 11:30!
  • Wednesday, June 5th: Grades 2 & 3 Swim Fun! 
  • Friday. June 7th: Moving Up Morning! Go meet your 4th grade teacher!
  • Monday, June 10th: Grade 3 party—more details coming!
  • Tuesday, June 11 @1:15-1:45: ES Farewell Assembly
  • Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of School, Early Dismissal

Questions to ask your child:

  • How can you use M&M’s to learn math?
  • How can you compare fractions on a number line? What are 3 different ways you can ‘see’ fractions?
  • What story are you working on? Can you tell me about it? What are some important details that you will add?
  • What are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What ‘mission’ are you working on in UOI?
  • What goals do you have for the rest of this school year?

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May 17

Don’t Forget:

  • SWIMMING is on THURSDAYS & FRIDAY now! 
  • High School Graduation, Friday May 31: Early Dismissal! 
  • Wednesday, June 5th: Grades 2 & 3 Swim Fun! 
  • Tuesday, June 11 @1:15-1:45: ES Farewell Assembly
  • Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of School, Early Dismissal

Questions to ask your child:

  • How can you compare fractions on a number line? What are 3 different ways you can ‘see’ fractions?
  • What story are you working on? Can you tell me about it? What are some important details that you will add?
  • What are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What have you learned about the solar system so far? How can you remember the planet names? What research have you done so far? What questions do you have?
  • How big is the solar system?
  • How does night and day work? Why are there seasons?
  • What is a Mars Rover?
  • What math is part of planning your trip to space?
  • What goals do you have for the rest of this school year?

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May 3rd

Don’t Forget:

  •  Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday:  MAPS testing…eat a good breakfast! 
  • SWIMMING is on THURSDAYS & FRIDAY now! 

Questions to ask your child:

  • What did you do for your art piece about your values? Can we review your reflection on See Saw together?
  • ]What are fractions? How can you describe them? What do you know about them already? What are you hoping to learn about them?
  • How did we celebrate book week?
  • Who is Phạm Tuân? Why was his visit so special?

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Important Information and Dates:

  • All next week: Please send in your pre-loved but now mostly ignored books for our used book sale!! (English, foreign language, children’s or adults!)
  • 29th-May 1st- No school, Vietnamese Holiday
  • Thursday, May 2nd: Book week- character parade! Come dressed as a favorite book character!
  • Friday, May 3rd: SCO Used Book Sale: Bring money to buy books!

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are the 7 elements of art? Can we look at a piece of art and discuss using these?
  • What are differences between ‘likes’ and values? How are you expressing your values through art?
  • What are fractions? How can you describe them? What do you know about them already? What are you hoping to learn about them?
  • Why do we cheer on other teams when they come to visit UNIS? What does that say about what we, as a school, value?
  • What are different strategies for division? Show me 3 ways to divide 50 by 5
  • How can you add more descriptive details in writing? How have you improved your retelling of Gopher Broke?
  • What is 378 – 91?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • Who are some artists that have visited our classroom? What have you learned from them?
  • How did you prepare for Student-Led Conferences? How can we work on your learning goals together?
  • Can you teach me how to play some multiplication games? How do games help you practice, and eventually, know your facts?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
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March 22

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 29 (Friday) Sports Morning! Wear House Shirt, Trainers/Runners & Hat. Bring Water Bottle with a name & snack
  • April 1-5th: Spring Break- No School
  • April 15 (Monday)- No School, Vietnamese Holiday
  • April 29th-May 1st- No school, Vietnamese Holiday

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are different spelling patterns for long vowel sounds?
  • What kinds of interesting words have you found to improve your writing?
  • What are you most proud of about the concert? How long did you practice for? What was easy and hard?
  • What was your favorite part of the field trip?
  • What are different strategies for division? Show me 3 ways to divide 96 by 6.
  • What style is Keith Haring famous for? What did you do to ‘try out’ his style?’
  • What is 479-81?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What was your favorite painting or style in the Van Gogh exhibition. How were the paintings organized in each slide show? What were some themes?
  • What did you notice about the street art we observed? If there was a message, what might it be?
  • Can you teach me how to play some multiplication games? (5’s and 10’s, Landgrab, Array Bingo, etc.) How do games help you practice, and eventually, know your facts?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?

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March 15

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert
  • March 22nd (Friday) Field Trip—Bring a packed lunch!
  • April 1-5th: Spring Break- No School
  • April 15 (Monday)- No School, Vietnamese Holiday
  • April 29th-May 1st- No school, Vietnamese Holiday

Questions to ask your child:

  • What kind of writing are you beginning to work on now? What excited you about narrative writing? What makes you nervous? What experience do you already have with it?
  • How can we improve our writing? What kinds of details can we add?
  • How are you preparing for the concert? What can I expect to see? What do you want me to pay special attention to?
  • What did you do during Open Classrooms? What was the purpose?
  • How can we ‘zoom in’ on art? What kinds of things might I notice?
  • What are some of Van Gogh’s famous paintings? What did you do to ‘try out’ his style?’
  • What is 731-81?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What are some ways we can model multiplication? How can we model division? How are they related to each other? How are they connected to addition and subtraction?
  • Can you teach me how to play some multiplication games? How do games help you practice, and eventually, know your facts?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
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March 8th

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 11: No School – Teacher Work Day
  •  March 13-14: Open Classrooms–More details here and down below!
  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert

Questions to ask your child:

  • Where is Antarctica? Why is it special? What are some interesting things you learnt from Ms. Laura as she shared about her Journey?
  • What are gender stereotypes? How are you stereotyped? How are others stereotyped? how does that make you feel?
  • What are you hoping I will notice at Open Classrooms next week?
  • How will you take action in sharing your infographic? Can I help you by sharing on my own social media pages?
  • What are you doing in your specialist classes right now?
  • What does subject-verb agreement mean? How is it related to plurals and tenses?
  • How did your final persuasive piece turn out? What are you proud of in this genre? What do you still want to improve in writing?
  • What is 436-69?  What are some ways we can figure it out?
  • What are some ways we can model multiplication? How can we model division? How are they related to each other? How are they connected to addition and subtraction?
  • What do you think art is? What makes art ‘good’ or ‘bad.’
  • What are you hoping to learn about in your unit on How We Express Ourselves through the arts?
  • Can you teach me how to play Land Grab? How does that help you practice multiplication and learn about area?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
  • What did you enjoy about the Grade 5 Inventor’s Gallery? What impressed or inspired you? What would you like to work more with?

Open Classrooms Next Week:

 

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March 1st

Important Information and Dates:

  • March 3 (Sunday): AQUATHLON 
  • March 11: No School – Teacher Work Day
  •  March 13-14: Open Classrooms–More details to come! 
  • March 21st (Thursday), 9:00am – 10:30am – Music Concert

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are different ways to express multiplication? What is an array?
  • What games and choices do you have in math this week?
  • What does subject-verb agreement mean?
  • What is grammar? What kinds of things does this include?
  • What kinds of choices can we make as consumers that are better for people and the environment?
  • How do you play Splat? Array Bingo?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
  • What are you writing about right now?
  • How are you working to become a better writer?
  • What are some routines we practice in class?

Ask your child to tell you about these pictures! 

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February 15

Important Information and Dates:

Questions to ask your child:

  • What did you learn about Chula on our visit? How does this help us in our Unit of Inquiry?
  • What kinds of choices can we make as consumers that are better for people and the environment?
  • What is a chain story? How did doing one together help you learn about grammar and linking sentences?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are do you need to improve in math? What are some things we can do to help you improve?
  • What are different ways to express multiplication?
  • What is the structure of a persuasive text? How does using emotive language help improve a persuasive piece?
  • What does this mean?: “We rise by lifting each other up.”

Here’s Mr. Garry from the SCO collecting the paper bags that students made during the provocation at the beginning of our current Unit of Inquiry. The SCO will be using the students’ excellent bags for upcoming events including snack sales and the Spring Fair. There were about 300 bags in total so he was delighted at both the quantity and the quality of the students’ efforts.

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Enjoy Tet!

Important Information and Dates:

  • February 4-8:  No School for Tet Holiday!
  • Tuesday, February 12: Field Trip (Tentative)
  • Thursday, Friday, February 14 & 15: ISA testing…Sleep well, eat a big breakfast!
  • March 3 (Sunday): Aquathlon  (More details below)

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are some different ways that people celebrate New Year? How can understanding this help us to become better global citizens?
  • What kinds of choices can we make as consumers that are better for people and the environment?
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are some of your mental math strategies? what games can you play to practice those?
  • What is an array? What is multiplication? What math activities have you done to learn about it?
  • What is the difference between 3×5 and 5×3?
  • What is the structure of a persuasive text? What are some things you are trying to improve upon in your writing?
  • What kind of learning or practice will you do over the break?

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January 25

Important Information and Dates:

  • Wednesday, January 30th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, February 1st: Blue Dragon Walkathon: More details below
  • February 4-8:  No School for Tet Holiday!
  • March 3 (Sunday): Aquathlon  (More details below)

Questions to ask your child:

  • What have you learned about Iqbal in your lessons with Mr. Dylan?
  • What is fair trade?
  • How did we use bananas to learn about fair trade?
  • What did you enjoy about the field trip to the Water Puppet Theater? How can we relate that to our Who We Are unit about understanding people’s beliefs and values?
  • What does it mean to be a ‘good buddy?’
  • What are you working on with your reading group?
  • What books are you reading? What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • What are some of your mental math strategies?
  • What is an array? What is multiplication? What math activities have you done to learn about it?
  • What is the structure of a persuasive text? What are some things you are trying to improve upon in your writing?

Friday, February 1st @ 1:15 pmUNIS Hanoi Blue Dragon WALKATHON

We hope you are getting excited to come together and support the Blue Dragon Foundation! 

Blue Dragon is an organization that supports young people in crisis throughout Vietnam. This organization works to help children living on the streets of Hanoi, children with disabilities, children from very poor families, and victims of human trafficking. Blue Dragon’s dedicated staff aid over 1,500 of the most vulnerable girls and boys in Vietnam.

You now have the sponsorship form to support your child as they walk to raise money to help other children in Vietnam. Please use the sponsorship form and send in your donations after the Walkathon. Cash donations can be submitted to your homeroom teacher OR donations can be made directly to Blue Dragon via their website. Students are welcome to invite friends and family abroad to support this worthy organization.

Donate to Blue Dragon

If donations are made directly on the Blue Dragon website, please write “UNIS Walkathon” in the message section (so donations can be tracked). Example:

 

 

 

 

 

Aquathlon, Sunday March 3

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January 18

Important Information:

  • Thursday, January 24th: Field Trip with our K1 buddies to the Water Puppet Theater. We will connect this to our Who We Are unit as we reflect on how learning about other cultures’ traditions can help us become better global citizens.
  • Wednesday, January 30th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, February 1st: Blue Dragon Walkathon: Learn More Below
  • February 4-8:  No School for Tet Holiday!

Questions to ask your child:

  • What is Blue Dragon? How do they help children? How can we support them?
  • What is our new Unit of Inquiry about?
  • Why have you been talking about and doing activities about bananas, paper bags and carpets? What do these have to do with your new Unit of Inquiry?
  • How have you supported your K1 buddies lately?
  • What book are you reading independently?
  • What are you reading in reading groups?
  • What is Ms. Jenny reading to you?
  • Has you reading level changed recently? How? Why?
  • What have we been practicing in math this week? What activities and games have we done? What mental strategies have you improved?
  • How do we round numbers to the nearest decuple or 100?
  • How can we use bar models to solve problems?
  • Why is it important to write every day? What am I good at in writing? What do I need to improve?

Walk-a-Thon for

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

On Friday, February 1st, 2019

1:15 pm- 3:00 pm

“Thanks to the great support of the United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) through the Elementary School Walkathon, many disadvantaged children in rural Bac Ninh were able to attend school in the 2017-2018 school year. With the 17,707 USD raised by the Walkathon, school fees and insurance were paid, and children were supplied with uniforms, books and stationery items.”

See more about Blue Dragon and how this wonderful organization benefits so many children in Vietnam here.  

  • Rescued 810 people from trafficking
  • Represented 73 people in court cases
  • Sent 4,972 kids back to school & training
  • Provided shelter to 667 girls & boys
  • Placed 279 teens in jobs
  • Served 512,560 meals
  • Built 100 homes for families
  • Reunited 520 runaways with their families
  • Obtained legal papers for 11,634 people
  • Played 2,565 games of soccer!

 

This year we’re hoping to raise even more money and help even more children.

You will receive a Sponsorship (pledge) form from your ES child,

So get ready to walk or run for fun and a great cause!

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Enjoy the break!

What does your family value? Are you celebrating anything over the break? What do you do that is special? What traditions do you have? 

  • Please take 3-5 pictures to share as part of our Who We Are unit!

3C READS!!!

  • Do you read on a boat? Do you read near a moat? Do you read in a tree? Do you read by the sea? Please take a picture of your child reading over the holiday…I’ll print and add to our 3C Reads wall!

Farewell to Max and his wonderful family. Please stay in touch. You will be missed! 

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