(Photo of Mr. Baird visiting the very famous ‘Long Hair Salon’ of Prep E)
Dear Prep E Parents,
What an incredible week! First of all, it ends on a sad note as we say good-bye to Ramzy. The students were all quite sad today, however they realised that it was more of a ‘see you later’ than a ‘goodbye’ and many of them came up with the solution of visits, Skype or FaceTime and to write letters to each other to stay in contact.
The ‘Long Hair Salon’ has been a huge success and has become quite famous around school. It started as a student driven play time activity about a month ago that this week we tied into our unit of inquiry by looking at the history of barber shops, hair salons and money. The students (and teachers) learned that the negative invention of razors affected the popularity of barber shops as prior to the innovation men use to visit barber shops on a daily basis, but razors allowed men to shave at home. The students also compared a price list from the late 1800’s to their own price list.
During play time the students were given the choice to participate in the salon and used many different academic skills during including writing (phonics), reading and math through addition, subtraction, telling time and money handling. Many teachers and students were the customers and the students explored vocabulary such as goods and services, customer, client, counterfeit and economy.
Also connected to the unit of inquiry and student driven, a student brought in a toy grenade this past week for show and tell. This was directly linked to our third line of inquiry ‘how innovation has changed people’s lives’ and we spoke about the negative impact some innovations could have. Your child may have some connections or questions regarding this.
Hammy over the Summer
If you and your family are interested in taking care of Hammy over the summer for a weekend or a week please let me know. I will be teaching summer school for the first two weeks while Ms. Bhawana will be teaching the last two weeks so we can always help with transport then.
An Article from Mrs. Kipfer
Mrs. Kipfer would like to share this article with you that is written by a parent who lives in Hong Kong. You can find the article here.
Repeat Items and Upcoming Dates
Some students are unable to celebrate their birthdays at school because their birthday falls during summer holidays. If your child has a summer birthday and would like to celebrate it at school we will be having a summer birthday breakfast party on Tuesday June 6 from 8-9 am. Please email me if you would like to bring something healthy to celebrate.
On Monday June 5 we will be having our class party at the AMC. A big thank you to Prep E’s class Moms for organising. The party will be from 11:30-1:30. Ms. Bhawana and I will walk the students down from school for 11:30, however if you would like to volunteer to help us walk down we would greatly appreciate it to ensure safety. Also, please let Ms. Bhawana or I know during the party (or before if you will not be attending) if your child will be going directly home from the party or if he/she will be returning to school.
- May 30: No School
- May 31: Prep End of Year Celebration
- June 1: Transition Day
- June 2: Portfolio and Progress Review Check list home
- June 5: Class Party at the AMC from 11:30-1:30
- June 8: Last Day of School and Dress Down Day
Have a great weekend,