What a busy week! The children are busy compiling their portfolios for the Student Led Conferences next week and rehearsing for the End of Year Concert.
Please remind your child to login to the Blog to practice their song for the concert.
Also, just because we are getting nearer to the end of the school year we could forget that Grade 3 is just around the corner. Remember to get your child logging into IXL and Reading A-Z and making these regular habits.
The children have been creating some Space Art and it is “Out of this World”.
The Grade 2s are starting preparation for the End Of Year Concert. Grade 2A will be performing the song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell and the Grade 2B will be performing Julian Lennon’s song “Saltwater”.
The songs lyrics have been posted in the blog, along with the music for the children to practice. (See ‘pages’ on the right hand side of the blog.)
I received an email from Ms Christine this morning with a thank you note attached. Ms Christine asked me to post it onto the blog so that she could share her wishes and thanks to you all.
Thank you note – Google Docs
We are starting our new UOI Human Impact with our new teacher, Mr Gordon.
Mr Gordon has been sharing some of his stories and background with the children and we have been learning about his country, Canada. This has been interesting as we make connections back to previous UOIs such as Geography and compare the land-forms between Canada and Thailand and discuss the different environments.
These connections will helkp us in our new UOI as we explore ways in which we, as humans, impact the environment in negative and positive ways.
Remember that we are also having our G2 Coffee Morning next Thursday at 0800. This will be quite an informative Coffee Morning as we talk about the G2 Sleepover, Term 3, Grade 3 expectations and also Introduce Mr Gordon to you all.
UOI 5 Event Planning culminated with the Grade 2 Earth Day Experience. This was an opportunity for the children to plan and prepare an event that they could then host across the PYP grades.
It was great seeing the children making links between previous UOIs where they had explored ideas and issues surrounding the environment and create an event that had links to Earth Day.
The activities included such things as musical instrument making, creating jet pack toys out of cardboard, planting seeds, making slime, designing and building toy cars and much more.
There were also some very practical activities such as making a bird feeder from used cardboard rolls and making a pen and pencil desk organizer.