Week of 6th-10th September

Dear EY3 Children and Families, 

Well done to you all on another week of learning and fun. It has been wonderful to see students being engaged during morning meetings and enthusiastic when completing Seesaw Activities.

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This week we celebrated International Literacy Day so students enjoyed fun activities linked to reading and writing. Students used their thinking skills to build their names. They showed how knowledgeable they were by identifying the letters and sounds in their names. They also chose their favourite book and explained why they liked this story. 

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We are encouraging students to explore books using the digital reading platform ‘Epic’. This fun, interactive reading platform fuels curiosity and reading confidence by letting kids freely explore their interests, with instant, anytime access to a library of thousands of books, audiobooks, learning videos, and more. Each class has its class code which was shared on Seesaw on Monday. It has been great to see students exploring Epic this week. They read the book ‘One Good Deed’ and were able to identify their favourite part of the book. 

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Setting up learning centers at home is important so students can have fun learning through play. They all did a fabulous job with setting up water play centers last week. We encourage students to play in the water center as this helps to develop and strengthen gross and fine motor skills. Children will enhance their gross motor skills, coordination, and physical fitness through lifting, pouring, carrying, running, and splashing. This week they enjoyed exploring volume and capacity and estimating how many scoops were needed in different containers. 

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Maths learning included recognizing and forming numbers. Students were able to choose how they would show the numbers. It was great to see a variety of different creative ways which students chose to use.

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We continued to inquire into our unit of inquiry. Relationships were explored and linked to communities that we belong to. The learner profile ‘Principled’ was introduced and students reflected about they can be principled. Finally, we consolidated the EY3 essential agreements. The children were asked to sign the agreement and we will be referring to it regularly as the year progresses.

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Next Week: 13th – 15th September

We will continue to inquire into our current Unit of Inquiry, “Community Relationships,” with a closer look at the concept of responsibility and students will make connections to the PYP learner profile attributes. The focus will be on how they are caring and principled and this will link to how they make choices and take responsibility. We will also expand our understanding of numbers by exploring a variety of ways to form numbers. Language arts will be integrated during UOI activities and lessons. Students will send messages to their friends or family in the form of a picture, letters, or words.


Week Ahead:

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Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 14th, 10:30 am –  EY3 Back to School Coffee Meeting – Parent event; Zoom link to be included on the class schedule; recording will be available for parents unable to attend

Thursday, September 16th: Professional Development Day – no classes for students

Friday, September 17th: September Break – holiday, no classes for students

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