We have spent the week getting to know our friends, teachers and routines here in K2C. We talked about what made a happy class, and what we wanted to learn this year. Ask your child what are our 3 Essential Agreements and why are they important?
Students were visited by several mystery readers and guests. Ms. Angela came in on Monday to read us a funny story called We don’t eat our classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. Ms. Beth came in on Tuesday and we did our first math talk. We started to learn how to think and act like a mathematician. Ask us what is the same and what is different in the picture below?
What is the same in the photo? What is different?
Thursday we got to see both Ms. Nitasha AND Ms. Kris! Ms. Nitasha read us a story called “Alma and How She Got Her Name” by Juana Martinez-Neal. Ms. Nitasha then asked us very important questions: Where does your name come from? What does your name mean? Share with your child the story of their name, so they can share it with us.
Ms. Nitasha read us a story
Ms. Kris read a story about feelings
Ms. Beth with a Math Talk
On Thursday we also had our very first Discovery to Grade 1 Assembly. Ask us what our favourite part of the assembly was?
From the Teacher’s Desk:
As we move into our new Unit Of Inquiry, we ask that you please either email or send in a family photograph. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please return Poetry Books every Monday
Every Monday K2 will be learning a new poem. On Friday the poems will be going home in students’ Poetry Books. Please make sure to return these books every Monday. Over the weekend have your child teach you the poem and actions they created.
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” -Norwegian Proverb
During this wet weather season, we would love for you to send in wet weather gear so the children can play out in the rain. Splashing in puddles is so much fun! If the children are wearing gumboots and a raincoat- they can be out in the playground enjoying the weather. Please note- children will not be allowed out during thunder and lightning.
Please send in a set of named headphones for your child to use in the classroom. We will use them for our literacy program.
Wear an Ao Dai for the Moon Festival Assembly Day
Moon Festival- Every year at UNIS Hanoi we celebrate the Moon Festival with an Assembly. This year we will observe the Moon Festival on Thursday September 12th.We will celebrate this Vietnamese festival together. For our new families, please be aware that all children wear traditional dress on this day. You can purchase Ao Dai in the Old Quarter on Silk Street.
- Wednesday August 28th: Picture Day
- Thursday August 29th: Practice Evacuation Drill at 9am- There is nothing you need to do for this, just know that your child might come home talking about it.
- Monday September 2nd: No School
- Thursday September 5th: Back to School Night
- Friday September 13th: No School, Professional Development day for Teachers.
- Saturday September 14th: SOC Sparkly Social- Don’t miss this fun event (Adults only)