We continue to do daily reads on significant people in the world. A special thank you to Tanner and Zoe for their inspiring presentation and sharing with us how they have contributed to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Way to go!
In addition to being exposed to factual recounts, students also read a variety of imaginative recounts including the Dot. Inspired by the book written by Peter Reynolds, the children were tasked with creating a drawing, simply by starting with a gold dot on their piece of paper. Here are some of the imaginative pieces created by the artists in 2D!
This week we focused on writing personal recounts. Students first organized their ideas using both an orientation map (who, what, when, where, why) and a recount text map. Then, they described one specific event that happened over the weekend. The children also had a chance to peer-assess others’ work, looking closely for:
-ideas are in chronological order
Over the next couple of weeks, Mrs. Lovegrove will be coming in to teach students about locating main ideas and supporting ideas in texts. This week, students were exposed to a selection of photos and worked in small groups to find the “main idea”. Students had a lot of fun, were thoroughly engaged and look forward to seeing Mrs. Lovegrove again next Thursday!
This week, we examined addition and subtraction strategies and how they are connected using the part-part-whole strategy. Students practiced formulating various addition and subtraction equations using part-part-whole. As a class, we also practiced subtraction with and without regrouping. Some of us are focusing on two-digit subtraction while others are working on multi-digit (3 or more) subtraction.
Swimming (starting next Tuesday!)
For more information: 2D Letter to Parents.doc
The Book Swap for Pre-Grade 2 will be Thursday, March 30th before school in the 12th floor cafeteria. Students can bring in books to swap one-for-one. If they don’t have any books to exchange, they can pay $10 for a used book. Kids can also use their leftover Flower Fair tokens at a rate of 2 tokens for 1 book. There will also be a selection of brand new books at reduced prices. So many easy, affordable ways to get “new-to-you” books! So please come to the 12th floor cafeteria before school on Thursday 30th March for the Book Swap!
A note from the Lower School Admin Team:
Dear Lower School Parents,
We would like to share a few gentle reminders to parents for when they visit our school. While we strongly encourage and value parent involvement in our classrooms and at the school, there area few things we’d like parents to keep in mind in order to facilitate an optimal learning environment for students during the school day.
- The 9/F playground is a huge hit with students, and it is becoming an increasingly popular place for parents to watch their kids. We ask that parents please observe their children from the 9/F foyer and not from the playground itself. The 11/F playground is also not a place to observe your children.
- Students are not allowed to use the lift/elevator. Please remind your children the lifts are for adults only (parents and helpers welcome), unless the student has a lift pass or is being accompanied to the nurse. This “adults only in the lifts” rule also applies when children are late, not feeling well and when with their parents/helper.
- In line with our school’s policies and procedures, please refrain from disciplining other people’s children. If parents witness a disagreement or misunderstanding between children at school, please inform a teacher, EA or Vice Principal. Also in accordance with our Parent Code of Conduct, please respect confidentiality by not speaking or messaging about other children, and instead reporting any concerns to a teacher or administrator.
- The 8/F, 9/F and 10/F hallways are learning spaces; please wait for your children in the 9/F foyer and not in these other hallways or elevator areas.
- All parents love taking pictures/videos of their children and capturing the special moments at school. Be it during a Spotlight performance, weekly assembly, on the sports pitch, our parents love to catch their child in action and sometimes share the pictures/videos they have taken on social media or with various WhatsApp groups. But please be mindful when snapping pictures of your child that other parents may not wish to have their child photographed/videotaped and their image shared around the world. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Thank you for your consideration and respect of the learning environment in these matters. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to touch base with a Lower School Vice Principal.
Lower School Admin Team
- Week of Mar 27th: Booking for SLLR Appointments
- Thurs. Mar 30th: Book Swap (before school in the 12th floor cafeteria)
- Fri. Mar 31st: Dress Down Day
- Tues. Apr 4th: Public Holiday (school closed)
- Apr 8th-17th: Spring Break (school closed)
- Tues. Apr 18th: Professional Day (no students)
Thurs. Apr 27th-Fri. 28th ONLY: Student-led Learning Reviews (SLLRs)
- Mon. May 1st: Labour Day (school closed)
- Wed. May 3th: Buddha’s birthday (school closed)