Dear K1B Parents
I hope you all had a wonderful break. Thank you for sending the photographs, rubbish and swimming kits back to school on Monday. I think the reminders from our Class Parents really helped, thank you Sheri and Na.
This week we have been learning about SDG’s. The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
It has been interesting to listen to the children reflect on what we have been learning about and witness their independent thinking as the week progressed. We enjoyed a free flow on Tuesday between Discovery and K1. Each room represented a different SDG. Gender Equality, Responsible Consumption and Production, Quality Education. In our classroom we looked at Life Below Water. On Tuesday we found our classroom in a big mess which prompted lots of cleaning up. We are still working on what to do with the rubbish “make something new”, said Anderson or “recycle it”, said Teo. Let’s see where we go with this idea. The children also experienced an oil spill during the free flow on Tuesday cleaning feathers and looking at the differences before and after the oil.
Our ‘Mystery Reader’ this week was Anderson’s Grandma who read a wonderful book about a pumpkin called ‘The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin’ by Joe Troiano. The children enjoyed Anderson’s favourite book. These are very special moments that I am grateful you have all wanted to be a part of. They build our community and absolutely delight the children.
We also celebrated another friend turning 5, Anderson. A fabulous chocolate cake was made by the children and gobbled up very quickly on Thursday after we had played a few games for Anderson’s birthday.
We enjoyed Buddies on Thursday when our 3C friends came over and we began to paint our special fish. More about the fish next week.
Ms Lan-Anh a teacher from one of our Vietnamese partnership schools joined us all week. She is a teacher at Sai Dong Kindergarten, I have visited her in her school too. UNIS offers this program to just a handful of schools. The children enjoyed having her around.
UN Day Monday – important information for K1
- children should come to school already wearing their national dress.
- drop off your community lunch contributions in the ECC Gym before the assembly (make sure your tupperware/container is labelled.
- be seated in the Sports Centre by 11am.
- after the assembly, meet your child back at our classroom for lunch and dismissal – please do not take your children from the Sports Centre, nor pull them out of the class line walking back to the ECC.
- each child will be marked off as they are picked up from the classroom. Let Ms. M or Ms. Thu know if you are taking your child home, or if s/he is taking the bus.
- once you collect your child from the classroom s/he is under your care – please help your child with lunch and supervise on the playground.
- dismissal is at 1pm. Children going home on the bus should be brought back to the classroom at 12:50. Thank you!
- Final swimming sessions next week.
- Thursday 31st October: Dress up day – more details will be shared in the Tin Tuc.
- Show and tell will start the last week of October. Please see details in next week’s blog.
- Jaxon has lost his PE shirt please check that you don’t accidentally have this at home. It is labelled. Many thanks.
- We are working on zero waste during our snack times.
Please enjoy these photographs with your child over the weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend enjoying this cooler weather.
With kind regards.
Ms. M and Ms. Thu