This was a really great week where the students really challenged themselves when given tasks that required a bit of thinking. The students did very well with reflecting on their goals and growth mindset, and we saw lot of creative submissions when students were given the freedom on how to share a story with us, and when they were asked to record what they saw outside of their windows.
Here are some examples that the students shared with us about what they saw outside of their windows and how they chose to organize the data.
Learning Package Pickup
A quick reminder that Friday 27th August will be Learning Package pick up day. Details around the exact arrangements will be shared in due course but it will be an opportunity to
(a) collect your child’s Grade 3 learning pack (including new exercise books and reading books) and
(b) return any reading materials that your child might still have from Grade 2.
There is no need to return any old exercise books or other materials, please only return Library Books or books sent home by your child’s homeroom teacher. If you are outside of Bangkok and unable to pick up a learning pack, please contact your child’s teacher.
Help Desk Padlet
As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.
The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.
Weekly Parent Meeting
For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.
If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your homeroom teacher directly.
The Week Ahead
Please find the planner for Week 3 – August 23 – 27 – at this link. Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”
Language – Poetry is one form of language that we can use to express ideas and feelings, and so we will begin by reflecting on examples of poetry and the language features that have been used to express an idea, mood or convey meaning. We will also be inquiring into figurative language and how we can use it more in our own writing.
Math – We are going to be investigating patterns this week. It’s important for students to be able to recognize patterns as many things in math are often more easily understood if we can see the patterns linking different ideas.
UOI – We will be breaking down our central idea and having the students reflect upon what they already know/think about digital media and what it means.
Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.
Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.
Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.