September 28

Questions to ask your child:

  • What is a Math Menu?
  • How does a pulley work?
  • What is a machine? What ideas do you have for making your own machine?
  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • What are SDG’s? How can we help to achieve them?
  • What are some of our behavior goals as a class? What ideas do you have to make our classroom a better place to learn for everyone?
  • What are some of your learning goals?
  • How does iMovie work? What was challenging? What do you want to learn more about?
  • What are some different things we measure? How do we measure angles? What have we learned about measuring distance/length, mass, and capacity? What do they have in common?
  • What is a Procedural Text? What Procedural Text might you write about next week?
  • What is empathy? How can we practice it?
  • What is Readworks? How is it similar and different to Newsela?
  • What did you enjoy most about your gymnastics performance? Can we watch it together? (Please read PE blog post for the videos!)


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, October 1
    Times are quick, so please come on time and prepared with any questions or information you would like me to know about your child. Students are welcome to attend! 
  • Math Coffee Morning,8:30-9:30 Friday, October 5 (Creativity Space)
    Join us for an informal and interactive conversation about the mathematics’ development at your child’s grade level. We will discuss the what and why’s about mathematics instruction and how learning can be supported outside of school.
  • Autumn Break, October 8-12
    No School!

Some photos from this week…ask your child what’s happening! (Sorry, embed link not working…please click the links to the folder.)

Measurement Activities

Reading Buddies

Making Pulleys






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September 21

Questions to ask your child:

  • What math games did you play this week?
  • How are you practicing your typing skills? Why is this important?
  • What do you do on Storyline and RAZ Kids?
  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • What kinds of assessments have you done with Ms. Jenny so she can learn about you as a reader, writer and mathematician?
  • What were some of your choices on your math menu this week?
  • Why do we celebrate Moon Festival? How did we celebrate at school?
  • What have you learned about forces, motions and simple machines? What did you do to learn about these things?
  • What is the Design Cycle?
  • What was challenging about building a catapult? How did you improve your design after testing it?
  • How can you make a wheel and axel?


  • Global Goals Week

    Next week is global goals week at UNIS.  During this week we put the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals front and centre in our thinking and our learning. As part of our Who We Are inquiry into values and beliefs, we will focus on Goal #16, which promotes peace.

  • Nude Food Friday, September 28
    As part of Global Goals week we will be having a Nude Food Day. Put simply, nude food day means sending your child to school with a snack that contains no disposable packaging. For more information click here
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, October 1
    You will be contacted soon about setting up an appointment. Times are quick, so please come on time and prepared with any questions or information you would like me to know about your child.
 Some photos from this week…ask your child what’s happening!
Moon Festival

Catapult Challenge using the Design Cycle

Editing Practice with Mr. David & Ms. Jenny

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September 14

Questions to ask your child:

  • What did you learn about word families this week? What do words have to share to be in the same family?
  • What is Biblionasium? What is it used for? How will you use it?
  • Can you teach me how to play Salute? What are some ways we can play? (Addition, subtraction, multiplication)
  • How can we use Thinking Blocks to model word problems?
  • What is Dot Day? What is The Dot about? How did we celebrate?
  • What did you enjoy in Literacy this week?
  • What is the RD2W strategy for solving problems in math?
  • What is a MakerSpace? What is in it? What are you hoping to do there?
  • What is Newsela?
  • What is a simple machine?

Snack Sale next Monday, September 17- It’s our turn to BRING SNACKS

Moon Festival Next Thursday
  • We will celebrate in school with a special assembly and a cultural activity. Please have your child were their Ao Dai!
 Some photos from this week…ask your child what’s happening! 


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September 7

Greetings! Upon requests from parents, I will try to be succinct as possible. More information will come every week and if you have specific points you would like me to address, please let me know.

Things To Ask Your Child About:

  • What books have they been reading? What books have been read to them?
  • What is a simple machine?
  • What simple machine did they learn about? What challenges did they face upon initially trying to put it together with no guidance?
  • What is a ‘Literacy Menu?”
  • How is a ‘problem-solver’ different from a ‘problem performer?’
  • What do we do in morning meetings?

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, Sep. 20th: Moon Festival (Students encouraged to wear Ao Dai
  • Monday, Sep 27th: EAL Coffee Morning
  • Monday, October 1st: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 5th: G3 Maths Coffee Morning

Room Parent Needed! 

Please let me know if you’re interested in volunteering. Working with the SCO is very rewarding and your help would be very appreciated!

UOI Photos:

We introduced our new unit on Forces and Motion this week. For this activity, students were put into 5 different groups with parts to build a different simple machine. There were 3 rounds:

Round 1: Here are the parts. Build a machine. What does it do?

Round 2: Here is the type of a machine that you can build with these parts. (Ex: Wheel and Axel) Here is a video explaining in general what this machine can do. Try to build it.

Round 3: Here are the instructions on how to build your machine. Build it. Read about it. Explain how it works.


Thank you for coming out last night! A lot of information was packed in, so please check it out below and let me know if you have any questions.


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