by nikkipetyanszki on June 11, 2014

It has truly been a pleasure to teach your wonderful child this year. I have seen them grow as learners and individuals and that is by far the most fabulous part of my job!

Today you child has brought home a reflection. Please ask them for it and take some time to look over it together.

I’m off to Morocco next Friday for three weeks of exploring and then I’m heading to Indonesia for a week of diving before meeting my parents in Ubud for some family time. I can’t wait to see and explore a new place and spend quality time with my parents. I hope everyone has a brilliant summer holiday and also have the time to relax, read those books you haven’t got around to and spend time with family. Thank you for your support this year and I hope to see you around CDNIS next year.


Update – Friday June 6th

by nikkipetyanszki on June 6, 2014

While it is always a busy week in 3E when you add in a day at the beach, finishing off a unit, putting the final touches on portfolios and the last lit. circles it certainly was eventful!

I have been asked my many parents for tips on what their child should do in terms of academics over the summer. My advice is to make whatever you do fun and to give your child choice. For example, if you would like your child to continue working on their writing skills they could keep a summer journal and write in it, stick in things from the summer (eg. ticket stubs, boarding passes, business cards from their favorite restaurant etc). Another great way to practice writing skills it to e-mail friends and relatives to tell them about what your child has been up to. One thing that is a necessity is that your child is reading every day, again give them choice over what they read.

Today 3E won the Cup of Good Choices at assembly for the second time this year and that means we get a pizza party! I have scheduled it for Wednesday so your child doesn’t need to bring lunch to school that day.

The last week of school is always bitter sweet! While I’m very much looking forward to exploring Morocco in a few weeks it is sad to say goodbye to 3E. I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days with your children and watch them develop and grow. It has truly been a great year in 3E and I thank you for your support! I look forward to seeing your around CDNIS next year.


Beach day a success!

June 5, 2014

3E parents, Thank you for your flexibility and support today. I apologise again for the multiple change of plans but as I said to a few of you today, our priority was for the children to have a fun day and to ensure they were safe and healthy. Thank you for your help and supervision […]

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Important beach update!

June 4, 2014

Dear Grade 3 Parents, We have changed our G3 Beach Party location to Shek O beach. We have based this decision on information on the Hong Kong Red Tide Database. We are aware that red tide is currently occurring on some beaches in Hong Kong. While the type of algae causing this red tide, Thalassiosira […]

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Beach Party and Home Learning

June 3, 2014

Only two days left until we have a final celebration of all the students hard work in Grade 3! A note about the weather: unless a thunder storm warning is raised we will still go! If we need to cancel we will only do so at the very last minute, probably at 8:00. So even […]

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Update – Friday May 30th

May 30, 2014

Debating was the highlight of our week this week! In groups of six students choose a topic and then divided into two groups, the affirmative and negative side. As students constructed their arguments they attempted to make them convincing by using persuasive language. Then students debated and the rest of us were the audience who […]

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It’s Party Time!!

May 28, 2014

Our Grade 3 Year-End Party is coming up soon! We would appreciate if parents could take some time to outline water safety rules with their children. These may include, sun safety, safe play, hydration, etc. As a whole grade rule, students are not allowed to swim out in the water past their waist. Things to […]

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Home Learning – due Friday 30th of May

May 28, 2014

Thanks for reminding me that I hadn’t posted the home learning, thanks 3E. This week you have three tasks, two given on Monday and one today. 1) P.O.T.W – the last one! 2) Prepare for Lit. Circles on Friday by reading your book and doing your job 3) Finish you bird’s eye view map by […]

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Blog Outage

May 27, 2014

Dear Parents Class and student blogs will not be available over the weekend of May 31 – June 2 due to a necessary upgrade of the school WordPress server which runs these sites. Services will resume by Tuesday 3 June. Thanks for your understanding.

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Update – Friday 23rd of May

May 25, 2014

As part of our math connected to this unit of inquiry students began investigating and creating maps. This is something that you can support at home too! When talking about a country you’re going to for a holiday or that you’re child reads about you can investigate more about that country and support your child’s […]

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