Week 28: Mar 20-24

by sunhaeparker on March 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

Unit of Inquiry: During the week, we continued to read aloud as a group, as well as independently biographies about different individuals. We reflected on whether these people are famous, celebrities or significant individuals.

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We further analyzed the unit’s central idea to find out what it means to “make contributions to society and changed lives.” The class determined that it means “someone who have made a difference for someone else.” We are beginning to understand that some people are significant to a few (personallly or locally) while others are significant nationally or globally.

Guest Speakers: Entela came and talked to the class about helping underprivileged children in the Philippines. Her message to students wasn’t about her contribution to them but more about the concept of hope. She talked about how it can fuel motivation to strive for their dreams and empower themselves to become significant individuals and make contributions.

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Ratika also came to the class to talk about “Maid for You” a domestic agency in HK who supports helpers, at no fee, so that they can find employment based on fair wages and suitable work conditions. At the end of the presentation students reflected and brainstormed ways to make a difference in the lives of their helpers. The children came up with lots of meaningful ways to make a positive contribution.

Thank you Entela and Ratika for your presentations. I know that it gave children examples of how individuals can change lives.

Mathematics: We worked on creating our own personal timelines this week. We collected information about important events in our lives and sequenced them in chronological order. Many children brought in small photos to accompany their written work. Thank you parents for your support with this project. Most timelines are completed and are on display.

Important Reminders:

  • Mar 30: Session 2 of swimming starts (bring your swim kit!); Prep-G2 Book Swap
  • Apr 4: Public Holiday (school closed)
  • Apr 8-17: Spring Break (school closed)
  • Apr 18: Professional Day (no students)
  • Apr 28: Student-led Learning Reviews (SLLRs)
  • May 1: Labour Day (school closed)
  • May 3: Buddha’s birthday (school closed)
  • May 19: 2E Assembly

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Sunny Parker

 

 

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A Note from the Lower School Admin Team:

by sunhaeparker on March 22, 2017

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.

Sincerely,

Lower School Admin Team

 

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Prep-G2 Book Swap – Mar 30th

March 22, 2017

The Book Swap for Pre Rec-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 […]

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Week 27: Mar 13-17

March 17, 2017

Dear Parents, HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES Unit of Inquiry: Please click on the parent brochure for the WWAPT – Parent Overview 2017 for more insight. As we began our new unit “Where We Are in Place and Time,” by thinking about people we consider to be significant, and why. Students grouped the names and began to […]

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2E NEEDS YOU!

March 11, 2017

Have you met someone who has changed your life? Do you know someone who has changed other people’s lives and made it better? Are YOU making the world a better place? If you answer YES to any of these questions, then 2E NEEDS YOU! We are just starting our new unit on Where We Are […]

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Week 26: Mar 6-10

March 10, 2017

Dear Parents, HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES Unit of Inquiry: This week students were encouraged think about how they would use their earnings during this last week of the class economy to plan for the final sale on Wednesday. For some students this meant that they needed to reflect on what choices they had as a […]

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Parent Workshop

March 10, 2017

Dear Parents, Attached is a handout from Dr Dogan from the parent workshop that was held the 23rd February.  The handout is related to the topic of Executive Function and Attention Issues.

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CISPA Literacy Guest Speaker – Mar 13

March 7, 2017

Diane Frankenstein, US based author of Reading Together:  Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read, will be talking to parents about how to have meaningful conversations with children, helping them develop their capacity for empathy, compassion, and perspective. The workshop is on Monday, March 13th at 8:30am in the library […]

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Week 25: Feb 27 – Mar 3

March 3, 2017

Dear Parents, HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES: Unit of Inquiry: This week students continued to try to earn extra money through bonuses and make decisions about how to use their money. Some decided to spend their money, and others made decision to save their money. Field trip to Stanley Market: The field trip to Stanley Market […]

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Lower School Website: Eyes on Learning

March 3, 2017

In this week’s post to Eyes on Learning, Lower School VP Rob Grantham writes about building student leadership and community engagement through the LEAP program and in-house activities designed and facilitated by student leaders.

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