UOI: Wax Museum
We were so incredibly proud of the children last week at the wax museum. I’m sure you were as blown away as we were by the research skills, writing skills, the organization of costumes and props, all the practicing of their script with parents and parents, presentation skills and the confidence that you saw from all of our students on the day of the Wax Museum. All of their hard work paid off and they were also so proud of their work. Thank you to all of the parents that attended and for all of your support with the entire process. Here are a few pictures from our special day.
After the Wax Museum, it was time to reflect. Mr Josh, PYP Coordinator, asked each class to bring in 2 students to the office to reflect. Stella and Marcos were our 1B representatives. Mr Josh asked them lots of questions about our Wax Museum. Some of the questions included:
- What did you enjoy most about this unit?
- What are the important things that you learned?
- What did this unit help you become really good at?
- Why was this unit important?
- What tips do you have for the K2 students that might do this unit next year?
Reflecting on our units is an integral part of the learning journey. After Stella and Marcos shared with Mr Josh, we came back to the class and had a whole group reflection. Here are some of our responses:
After the Wax Museum…
- Rozie- I felt proud of myself because I did so much work for it.
- Marcos-I felt tired because I stood up a lot.
- Sarah-I felt happy because my mom and dad came.
- Leo-I felt happy because the audience liked my wax museum. I also felt sad because we are not going to the wax museum again.
- Kevin-I felt good because my grandpa came to see me.
- Jasper-I felt tired because so many people came to my speech (like 50 or 60 people) and my voice was tired and my legs hurt.
- Haydon-I felt happy because I liked how people were listening to me.
- Koji-I felt happy because everyone came and everyone clapped.
- Stella-I felt funny and crazy because I was thinking about doing it again.
- Sammy-I felt normal because it was over and no one else is coming.
- Hwanhee-I felt good because I got to wear Cristian Ronaldo’s soccer shirt.
- Korbin-I felt happy because everybody was clapping.
- Reina-I felt proud because so many people came.
- Emma-I felt excited because my mom came.
I was a clear communicator…
- Minh Huyen-when I was looking at the audience.
- Uha-when I read my script.
- Lexie-when I spoke slowly and loudly.
- JuEun-when I was speaking clearly.
- Rozie-when I read with a lot of expression.
- Haydon-when I focused.
- Marcos-when I spoke loudly.
We ended our reflection on the students writing and drawing this final reflection in their UOI books. They were very thoughtful and intentional about how they are going to help change the world. In the future, I would like to be significant by being…
New UOI Unit: How the World Works; Sound and Light Affect our Lives in Many Ways
We kicked this unit off with a fun provocation in the theatre. We gathered together as a grade and experienced lots of different sounds and lights. We had to think about how they made us feel and what effect they had on us. Ask your child what sounds they heard and what lights they saw. Here is one example of a ‘Rock and Roll’ song and how our students reacted to it.
UOI and Math
This week, we finished our Significant Person timeline. After we drew our significant person, the students wrote the date and then had to figure out which year their person was born in comparison to the other significant people in our class. We made a human timeline and then had to place it on the timeline. It was a wonderful lesson that involved a lot of discussions, comparisons, negotiating and math skills. Please come take a look at our timeline in our class.
UN World Poetry Day
On Thursday, we celebrated UN World Poetry Day with our buddies. We wrote ‘I WIsh’ poems dedicated to the SDG’s. Here is a sample of one of the poems that we wrote.
- March 25-Swimming begins during PE classes. Swimming will be on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next 5 weeks. Regular PE classes will be on Tuesdays.
- April 19-Save the Date: Student-Led Conferences will take place on Friday, April 19th. Conferences are normally from 10am-6pm, however, the G1 teaching team will be presenting at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City and are flying out Friday night. So the G1 conferences will be held from 8am-4pm. All other grades will be from 10am-6pm. More details to come soon.