Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a restful time over the break catching up with family and friends. I had a wonderful time at home in New Zealand with my family. Lots of nature, yummy food and fun family times. It’s been good to hear all the stories from your children about their breaks. They all had a lot of fun!
This week we welcomed Mr Micah into K2B. He will be with us until the end of May as he finishes his teaching degree. Micah will be working closely with Ms Hang and I to plan and teach your children. He has the already added advantage of knowing the children from teaching PE while Ms Clare was away on maternity leave. How wonderful to have an extra adult in the classroom full time!
We were straight back into thinking like scientists this week as we begin to finish up our How The World Works unit. This week the children got to choose an inquiry that they were interested in. These were the activities they could choose from…
- Sound and vibration
- Water and filtration
- Magnet forces
- Chemical change when making ice cream
- Floating and sinking
- Solids and liquids
- Blowing balloons with chemical reactions
We worked in groups to follow the scientific method and do some experiments. Ask your child what group they were in and what they learnt. Next week we will begin to answer further questions that came from the initial experiments.
Next week you will be able to sign up for a parent teacher conference. These conferences will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of January from 8-4. There will be no regular school on that day. Your child’s report will available on Veracross on Tuesday the 21st. Please read it before the conference so you can come with any questions. We will spend the first 10 mins of the conference having an adult to adult conversation about your child’s progress and achievement. In the last 5 mins of the conference your child will share with you something they are proud of and we can all celebrate their success together. Our specialist teachers will also be available on the day but if you feel the report is enough information, then seeing them is not compulsory. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Market Day G4- Our Grade 4 friends are having a market! We will visit. If you would like your child to participate, please see the information below.
What: Grade 4 Market Day
When: TUESDAY 14 January 10:45-12:00
Bring: maximum of 100,000 VND to spend
The products and services being sold will range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND.
All profits will go to organizations that support Children’s’ Rights.