As we head into the holiday I just want to share a couple of thoughts and ideas to continue the learning:
Unit of Inquiry: We will continue with our exploration unit through the holidays and have created a padlet that you can use to share your holiday adventures with the whole of grade 2. Upload a picture, and a little note so we can share in the holiday explorations. Students have been discussing how they can be explorers over Winter Break, and are bringing home the following activity for your family:
If you have the opportunity to take any photos they can be uploaded to your child’s UNIS Hanoi gmail account. Just add a folder to the drive and upload them directly there. We can use the pictures in their presentations when we get back to school.
Mathematics: Continue practicing time, looking at both a digital and analog clock- this could happen in a train station, airport, anywhere! Time is everywhere. Students need to be able to express time using the language of quarter past, half past, and a quarter to the hour. For a challenge, ask about elapsed time (how much time until our flight boards, or between breakfast and lunch) . Also, playing some math games with a deck of cards or a pair of dice are easy to pack along in the suitcase. Keeping those basic facts to 20 in mind, and building towards being fluent in number is key. After the holidays we will venture into fractions, so if you happen to find yourself in the kitchen having some experiences in the kitchen measuring and using fractions would be a great support for your child.
Literacy: There are several great websites that offer free stories online. Students can also read/access Raz-Kids during the holidays to keep up their reading. Storyline online has an amazing amount of stories read by some famous actors in the US. Students were introduced to Epic! (code: qje1501) to have access to thousands of books online- what a great resource! On Epic! books can be read to students, or students can read them. There are also learning videos and a lot of other cool stuff. Another idea is to have a travel journal. Students can keep track of their travels, feelings, and adventures over the holidays. A great way to foster a love of journaling and mindfulness, students can draw or sketch sights, and thoughts as well.
Have a fantastic winter break!