During the Significant Persons Showcase, the children had the opportunity to use their oral communication skills to explain to their audience why their individual is a significant person. Please watch some of the highlights:
Action: Please help your child to find his/her favourite fairy tale and bring it to school in preparation for the next fairy tales writing unit.
Harriet is our star of next week.
Spelling Rule: Contractions
Reading Focus: I will be doing individual reading assessment of the children while they read and share some of the fairy tales to be brought in next week. We will also begin our leveled reading “Book Club”. Small groups of students who read on the same level will read together then discuss their responses to books.
The children will plan and write a letter to their next year’s teacher about themselves. This piece of writing will be an indicator to the G3 teacher of your child’s literacy level at the end of G2.
A newsletter will be sent home today about our stand-alone math unit on multiplication and division. We started the math strand with a pre-assessment today and will continue to work on counting in equal groups and in equal rows (arrays). Later in the week, the children will then work on strategies to equalize 2 amounts (division).
To wrap up the unit, the children will complete the unit’s summative and peer assessments, finish their individual oral presentation in class, reflect on the unit and put their portfolios together.
Notes and Reminders:
Lower School Transition Event: Wednesday June 13th, 2012
The Lower School will once again hold a Transition Event for all students in Pre-Reception to Grade 5, to provide students with some orientation to their Grade level next year. This important event has 2 main goals:
• For students to see the faces and places for the 2012/2013 school year
• To learn about the key program features and opportunities that will be new and unique to the grade level.
The event was very successful a year ago, and it provides a positive, forward-looking focus for the students as we close out this year. It will take place on the last day of school, Wednesday June 13th from 8-9:20 am. (Pre-Reception and Reception parents please note the date for this event is still tbd)
Lower School Guidance Counsellor
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Monday: A visit to the LS art gallery. Return library books.
Tuesday: Please remind your child to bring their swim kit for swimming lesson.
Wednesday: Evening spelling test.
Thursday: Rec-G2 Student Showcase Performance in Forum at 1:45. Razkids night