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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