This week we started to wrap up our inquiry into Who We Are. We’ve been writing to inquire as we created our own interviews and found out more about our friend’s beliefs and values. We’ll be measuring our learning and growth throughout the unit next week with a self-assessment tool.
We continued with our math rotations in the Grade 4 Homerooms this week where we switch classes and get to learn from another teacher. It’s always a blast getting to collaborate with other teachers and classes. We also worked on our math station rotations in class this week to spend more time with addition/subtraction strategies and practice, rounding, place value and comparing and ordering whole numbers.
We came up with multiple solutions to open-ended problems when we looked at what two four digit numbers could possibly add up to 5,000. Students created many different systems and strategies to find multiple possibilities. Ask your child to share their ideas with you!
Parenting the Digital Native- a workshop for parents of students G3-10
CDNIS welcomes Dr Mark Gandolfi from the St. John’s Cathedral Counseling Team Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm-8:30 pm in the LLAC Lobby. This parent workshop will focus on how to parent children in a digital world. The Internet is a vital part of our world and an important tool in education and research shows young people are spending an average 44.5 hours per week online. Do you have the skills to parent against that type of influence? Please RSVP here.
Pancake & Pajama Day
Grade 2 to Grade 6 – $37 (Includes sausage, drink and dessert)
Students in G3 – 6 may pay with cash or Octopus card. Students with school lunch will receive pancakes at no extra cost.
FFF on DDD
What is this? During Lunch Recess your PA teachers and LSSC reps will host an “open mic” in the forum. This is an informal chance for you to let your performing skills shine. You can perform anything! Play the piano, do a magic trick, sing a song, tell a joke! We’ll be hosting an FFF on each DDD this year.
How do I sign up? Use the ipad on the 8th floor to sign up, see Mrs. Butler in LLAC 613, or use the online sign up form in the Flash and on Mrs. Butler’s Blog. Each performance costs 20HKD, must be school appropriate and no more than 2 minutes long. Pay right before you perform. Proceeds from the open mic will go to the charity represented on the DDD.
Grade Level Guides
Parents interested in learning more about grade level expectations, programmes of inquiry, mathematics, literacy, Chinese studies and more are encouraged to check out the Grade Level brochures, available on the main school website under “Brochures“.
3-Way Learning Conversations
Just a reminder that there is no school on September 28-29 next week. You only need to come with your child during their scheduled time for their 3-Way Learning Conversation. Your child needs to wear their formal CDNIS uniform during this time. Please note that this is a time for your child to discuss with you how they’re settling in to Grade 4 this year!
- August 28 – September 29 : PE days change from Thursday P6 to Friday P6 for dance!
- September 26 : Thanksgiving Celebration (please check with your child to see if they’ve signed up to bring any food items and all food donations are due on this day!)
- September 28 – 29 : Three Way Learning Conversations (No school for students – only come during your scheduled time)
- September 29 : Field Trip forms due back to school
- October 2-6 : Fall Break – no school!
- October 9 : No school for students Professional Development for staff