October 31

Reminders: Check out the G3 Learning Space for more details about what we’re working on and ideas how to support your child’s learning at home!

Questions to ask your child:

  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • What are the new Essential Agreements? How were they decided? Do you think the behavior in the classroom has improved?
  • What did Mr. Dylan talk about this week? What does it mean to be in green, red, yellow and blue zones?
  • What happened in A Boy Called Bat this week?
  • What genre of writing have we begun? What did you write about for your pre-assessment?
  • How do we use the G3 Learning Space in class? How can you use it at home? What can be found there?
  • What is our new Unit if Inquiry about? What have you done so far?
  • Did any of your friends dress up on Halloween? What did they dress as?

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • International Outdoor Classroom Day, Thursday, November 8th
    We will be doing several learning activities outside!
  • ES Open Classrooms, November  15-16
    More details will come later!
  • UN Day, November  30th
    Please plan to join us for this amazing celebration…it is not to be missed!

The Grade 3 Team:

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October 26

Reminders: Check out the G3 Learning Space for more details about what we’re working on and ideas how to support your child’s learning at home!

Questions to ask your child:

  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • Why are we reading A Boy Called Bat? What is interesting about the character? What do you think will happen in this book?
  • How did the Makerfaire go? What went well? What surprised you?
  • How did you feel on stage when presenting for assembly? Are you comfortable, shy, etc.?
  • What Procedural Text have you been working on? What would you like to write one about? What are the qualities of a good procedural text?
  • How do we use the G3 Learning Space in class? How can you use it at home? What can be found there?
  • How did you use the design process to improve your simple machine?
  • How do we organize our Literacy and Maths times? (menus, choice, teacher meetings)
  • What did you do in your Reading Group this week? What skill are you working on?
  • How to you play Contig Jr.?
  • What do we mean when we say “it takes 3 to prove it to me?”
  • What strategies do you have for estimating length?
  • What are some different ways you could solve 60-24? How can you show this on an open-number line?

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Snack Sale – Monday, October 29th – bring money! 🙂
  •  Dress Up Day – Wednesday, October 31st 

 Our Elementary Student Council has decided to support the Middle School and High School Spirit Week by participating in a fun dress up day next Wednesday October 31st.

In an effort to enjoy the dress up day at UNIS Hanoi appropriately, respectfully and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:

  1. Costumes should not completely obscure a student’s identity. Staff members must be able to identify students.  Eg.  Full face masks should not be worn.

  2. Students are encouraged to be creative in their choice of costume.  Costumes should not be frightening or gory. Remember that UNIS student ages range from 3-18. Costumes should be appropriate for the full school community.

  3. Fake weapons are not allowed. No military-style costumes.

  4. Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, or religion are not permitted.

  5. Costumes should not hinder a student’s ability to participate in their classes, including P.E. Costumes may not disrupt learning or present issues of safety.

Students wearing questionable costumes will be asked to change into normal school attire. A change of clothing for all students is required.

  • Staff Professional Development Day, November 1-2
    No School! (For kids)
  • ES Open Classrooms, November  15-16
    More details will come later!
  • UN Day, November  30th
    Please plan to join us for this amazing celebration…it is not to be missed!

3C & 3D assembly:

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October 19

Questions to ask your child:

  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • What Procedural Text have you been working on? What would you like to write one about? What are the qualities of a good procedural text?
  • How can you use the G3 Learning Space to continue learning outside of class?
  • What are the qualities of a good sharer? A good listener?
  • What is an open-ended question?
  • What are you designing for your final project? What might challenge you? Who are you working with? What are the expectations?
  • How do you play Close to 100? What strategies do you use?
  • What is Prodigy?
  • What is a 3-act math task? Which one did you do this week?
  • What are different simple machines and forces? How did we review those as a game with Mr David?
  • What kinds of things do we do in Morning Meetings? What is the purpose?
  • What is revising? What is editing? Why are they important?

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Staff Professional Development Day, November 1-2
    No School! (For kids)
  • ES Open Classrooms, November  15-16
    More details will come later!
  • UN Day, November  30th
    Please plan to join us for this amazing celebration…it is not to be missed!

Pictures! Ask your child to tell you about what’s happening!

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October 5th

Questions to ask your child:

  • What did you enjoy most about this Math Menu?
  • What books have you read this week? What books has Ms. Jenny read to you?
  • What Procedural Text have you been working on? What would you like to write one about? What are the qualities of a good procedural text?
  • How can we use the ideas of ‘thought bubbles’ and ‘speech bubbles’ to self-monitor our involvement and attention in class?
  • How can you use the G3 Learning Space over the break to continue your learning?
  • What makes you comfortable and uncomfortable? Is it the same for everyone?
  • What are some ways we have been working to improve our listening skills?
  • What are you designing for your final project? What might challenge you? Who are you working with? What are the expectations?
  • Where are some interesting places you might read over the break? Let’s take a picture for our reading wall!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Autumn Break, October 8-12
    No School!
  • Staff Professional Development Day, November 1-2
    No School! (For kids)
  • ES Open Classrooms, November  15-16
    More details will come later!
  • UN Day, November  30th
    Please plan to join us for this amazing celebration…it is not to be missed!
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