Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families and Happy Loy Kratong.
It has been so wonderful to see such amazing colours and outfits this week ranging from traditional Thai costume to bright and vibrant shirts. Below you can see a collection of photos celebrating the festival, in the classroom.
It has been another busy week as we dive deeper into our unit of inquiry and begin finding out about the purpose, vision and mission of organisations within our community. We would like to once again thank Ms Pui and Mr Rob for taking the time to share their story of ‘More Than a Board Game’ as an organisation, where the inspiration came from and their journey. Next week students will be carrying out their own interviews to find out about an organisation that a family member or friend of the family is a part of. Students will be coming home with their own questions to ask about vision, mission and purpose (to give you a heads up).
This week, we have seen the students settle into learning routines both at home and in the classroom as we continue with our hybrid learning model. Students are building relationships with their peers and adults across the three classes and are enjoying the social aspects of that. Dodgeball was a particular favourite from this week (photos below).
Have a wonderful weekend ahead and Happy Loy Kratong!
Check out our photos from the week:
Here you can find the overview for next week and resources: Here
Please find the planner for Week 13– November 8 – 12 – at this link.
UOI – This week we will be using some of our UOI time to Introduce format for Portfolio’s for Term 1. With all groups next week.
We will also be exploring and addressing the following question:
If you were to start your own organization, what would it be? Why? What would the purpose be?
Building on from last week students will get into similar interest groups to begin to decide on a collective what and why for their organisations. Each idea/group will be represented on the organisation padlet. Students will connect and collaborate with others to form groups. Students will need to establish goals for their groups.
Following on from this students will work towards creating a name and writing a mission statement.
Students will continue to think about and reflect on the following questions.
- What do organisations do?
- What is their purpose?
- How do you know this?
- How does an organisation tell you what they do? How do they communicate this?
- What structures are in place in these organisations?
- What makes an organisation effective?
- Why do organisations have mission statements? Why are they needed?
- What is your mission statement?
- What makes a great entrepreneur?
Resources & Inspirations from last week;
- Information learned from Ganta’s parents’ presentation.
- Mikaila – bees
- Maddie Rae – Slime
- Young entrepreneurs
Last week’s focus was on what makes a great question and using that knowledge to create questions in anticipation for Mr Rob and Ms Pui’s presentation ‘More than a game cafe’ along with practising our active listening skills when participating in a conversation or interview scenario.
This week we want to continue our work on creating questions to prepare to interview students’ parents/grandparents about the different organizations that they work for.
Students will then have to summarise, present and share their findings via video e.g. Seesaw/Flipgrid etc
Key Questions inquiring into :
What makes a good question?
What do you want to find out?
Which questions are going to help you to get there?
Students will revisit questions starters
- Students will consider the benefits of posing the following types of questions. open ended questions
- Closed questions
- Multiple Choice Questions.
Math – Students will check in with their understanding of the +/- strategies explored so far by applying these to solve a range of problems, this will help us to assess where the students are and support next steps moving into repeated addition an multiplication.
Maths Focus informally moving towards multiplication.
Students will be given several provocations and activities to complete to build on their number sense and thinking towards multiplication.
Provocations will include.
- Can students make connections to arrays and number sentences to represent their rectangles?
Reading – Flight Checks Raz Kids – All students will have a reading assessment on Raz Kids to complete. Groups 1 & 2 will have one session with an adult and the other to complete their flight check. (This maybe done individually with Class teacher)
Vocabulary Acquisition – students focusing on reading for meaning and noticing any new or unfamiliar vocabulary as they read. Using tools such as a thesaurus and dictionary to extend and develop understanding of a text.Asking and answering questions about texts they are reading to build comprehension skills and understanding. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz and Epic) to read for pleasure at an instructional level.
Here you can find both the remote learning and the in class learning schedules that we will be starting from Monday. Please note that all specialist classes, apart from Thai, will take place when students are at home. Please see the schedule and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.
Ms. Jen – email@example.com
Mr. Marc – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ronyii – email@example.com