Thank you to all who joined us for conferences last week. It is great to have such a supportive parent community!
While parents and teachers conferred upstairs, the children carried on learning, without missing a beat…
The children attended a concert last Thursday, with visiting performers Quadasi Mac and X2 Group from South Africa. They learned about traditional Maskandi music, and made a guest appearance on stage to sing with our Grade 3 reading buddies.
Our post office has evolved to include opportunities for mathematics as well as language. The children read names on mailboxes to deliver mail, and use the mailbox labels and word wall as references to help them write letters. With price tags and play money, they develop number sense as they role-play buying paper, postcards, and envelopes. Some ‘shopkeepers’ shared their emerging understandings of subtraction, making change for customers. We also began to explore measurement, weighing letters on a balance scale to determine the price of a stamp.
Our journey of self-development and of sharing passions is ongoing. The children continue to make presentations about their families, share favourite stories, and express curiosity about the natural environment. They have also begun to make original 3D art work from recycled materials.
Monday October 22nd – Friday 26th: October Break, school closed
Friday November 2nd: PYP Halloween Celebration
Children are invited to come to school in a costume to participate in special events including a parade in the atrium at 8:00 am, followed by Halloween activities lead by Grade 5. There will also be an after school haunted house fundraiser, for children accompanied by a parent once they are signed out from class.
Monday December 10th: P.D. Day, no school for students