Week 10 Blog
This week started with our UN Day Assembly and just kept getting better. I want to give a big thank you to Fiona for organizing the food for our classroom. The children were most excited about seeing all of you there and I appreciate that every child had a parent to eat lunch with!
When you are looking through our pictures this week you will see lots of learning going on. The children are continuing to make connections to people and place. We started by looking at connections to the friends in our class.
Why did you connect to those people?
Luy: “Sometimes we play together. Inside and outside. We make connections. Outside and inside. Actually, we do both.”
Elias-“because they are my friends. I choose everybody!”
An: “because I love them.”
The children showed a great interest in the flags from the UN day assembly and we decided to use an app called Flag Face to represent the countries they are from. We then looked at connection to place.
Simone: “my dad is from Vietnam and my mom is from Tennessee”.
Sebi to Jack: “look Hannah has the same flag face as you.”
Jack: “that’s Australia Sebi. I am from New Zealand. We have red stars. Australia has white stars.”
Yuya noticed that no one else had the flag of Japan. I asked if there is anyone else that did not have a connection to the same place. “Lukas” (dutch) and “Cyrus”(Cyprus).
We worked on our classroom agreements, breaking all of their original ideas down to smaller statements which we then sorted under Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible. The children are becoming very comfortable with out think, pair, share routine and it makes me smile to see them discussing their ideas with each other. As a pair they decided under which heading our ideas should go.
Cooking this week was fruit kebabs and we had our first Discovery-K1 sing along circle on the large playground. Hannah said “this is not a circle it’s a love heart!”.
On Friday the children spent a large amount of time in the discovery sand area making “coffee land”. Jack and Luy came up with this name. The thinking, planning and negotiating that went on between the children and their ideas was a joy to watch. Here Is some of the overheard conversations taking place;
Hannah: “that’s a good idea. It will drain and then be easier to move. It will be lighter.”
Jack: “I’m building bridges everywhere”.
Sebi and An: “Emergency, Emergency, coffee land is dying!”
Sebi: “ We need water!”
The children are also using their design books in the Makerspace and being more intentional with their thinking and their design. I have asked them to either draw their inventions before they start building or to draw it when it is complete. This way we have a record of their ideas!
Show and Tell
Show and Tell starts next week. Please see details below. Show & Tell helps to build community, make connections between home and school, and boost language skills such as using descriptive language, public speaking, asking questions, and attentive listening.
- We will have Show & Tell every week unless otherwise noted in the Tin Tuc
- Your child will have the same Show & Tell day every week
- Please help your child choose 1 item only. Each week I will post a note in the Tin Tuc about what the children should bring for Show & Tell the following week. Next week, please help your child bring in a favourite object from home (toy, book, photo….)
- Please do not let your child bring toys or other valuable items to school that are not for Show & Tell
- Please do not send toys and other objects to school on other days of the week
- Tuesdays: Sebi, Emily, An, Yuya
- Wednesdays: Hannah P, Luy, Lukas, Jack
- Thursdays: Jihwan, Simone, Elias, Mimi
- Fridays: Cyrus, Minh An, Hannah S, Eden
Thank you for your support!
We are back to regular PE days. Swimming unit is completed.
Oct 31, Thursday- Dress up day
Nov 11-Monday School closed for students. PD day for Teachers.
Please enjoy this weeks photos Week 10