Goodbye and Thank You

Dear Parents,

Thank you for an amazing year. It is a great honor for me to work alongside you to support your child. Thank you for entrusting your children to my care. It is especially meaningful to me this year since I have known some of your children since discovery or even younger. Thank you for all of your support. You have amazing kids.

Dear 4D students,

What an amazing year it has been. You have all grown so much. I am very proud of the kind, caring community we created this year and all of the successes you had as students. Thank you for all of the laughter throughout the year as well. Go in to Grade 5 knowing you are ready for it. You know how to manage your work, you know how to take on challenges you know how to get the best out of yourself and you know how to support your classmates. Enjoy your summer and then enjoy Grade 5.  I will miss you all. Luckily I have a whole list of recommended places to visit that you have given me. So I will remember you all along my trip.  Below is our class We Are From Poem.  All the best.


Ms. Mindy

We are from

We are from sitting on  comfortable sofas and lovely carpets

We are from disappearing pencils and the sound of the keyboard typing

We are  from the nicest classroom and the huge green field.

The smell of coffee and the ding of a chime

We are from “the person who got the magic scarp is…”  

And “that’s a dot”

We’re from Ms. Mindy and Ms. Thao

from Market day and Heritage museum  

We’re from golden time and must do tasks

From dancing Fridays and Silent Ball games

We are from blob trees and circle time

From number lines and arrays

Workshops and reflections

From work and

Friends and laughter

We are from all over the world

From everywhere and together here

We’re from Hanoi, Vietnam


From 4D

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4D Summer Reading Suggestions

As we are winding down our school year we spent some time this week reflecting on our favorite books of the year and giving each other recommendations. The students have recorded their top book recommendations of the year below. The class also voted on their top ten books, Their top picks are:

1. Wonder by RJ Palacio                                           6. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

2.Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis                            7. Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer

3.Sisters by Raina Telgemeier                                   8. Tom Gates a Tiny Bit Lucky

4. Dork Diary by Rachel Renee Russell                      9. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

5 Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown             10. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

If you are looking for good books to read over the summer our class list is a good place to start. Another great place to look is in the UNIS Hanoi Libguides 

Here you can find links to free online resources where you can access thousands of books over the summer. You will also see a link to The Million Minutes Reading Challenge, where students log their reading all summer long.  The students and classes that read the most minutes over the summer will earn prizes. Our goal is to have students read 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  You can access these resources all summer long, even if you are moving on to a new school at the end of the year.

Upcoming Dates:

June 11: Class Party and Farewell Assembly

June 12: Last Day of School and half day

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