Move It!! Our Unit on Movement

We were very busy the fourth term discovering and experimenting all the many things that can move and how they can move. We discussed and read books about how people, animals and objects move. We wondered about why transportation and movement are important. At the end  of our unit, we talked about the various kinds of transportation/movement  and the purposes of each.

We have acted out movements of animals, we have used recycled materials to create vehicles, we have used movement to create art, we have experimented with ramps, tubes, marbles and other balls, we have learned about gravity, push/pull forces of motion, friction and so much more!!!

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

          

               

 

 

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May and June Birthdays

As we wrapped up the end of the year, we had several birthdays to celebrate. Sandrine turned 4 years old in May and Xinyan turned 5 years old in June. Ms. Nga and I both had May birthdays, turning a bit older than 5! 😉

Happy Birthday Sandrine, Ms. Nga, Ms. Elaine and Xinyan!!!

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Class Visitor

We had a visitor last week!! Larry, the bearded dragon lizard, stopped by our classroom with Mr. Adam to say hello. 🙂 Everyone got a chance to gently pet him and feel his skin. The children commented that it was rough, bumpy, yellow and brown. They enjoyed the little visit.

International Days

This year we celebrated our diverse school population with two days of art activities, dance performances and a food festival. Just in our class we represent over 11 countries!

PTA put on a wonderful Arts Around the World Display in the auditorium. We were able to visit the Korea, Singapore and Philippines booths.

Making and testing our boats

Discovering Philippines’ boat culture

Learning a game from Singapore

Learning about the seasons in Korea

We also participated in the school photo wearing our traditional clothes and colors that represent our countries as well as took a class photo.

 

Many students and parents performed in this year’s International Day assembly. We saw dances from many countries and heard from 1-2 students from every country represented in our school. It was a fantastic assembly!!

 

We ended the day with a delicious Food Festival! There were so many great treats and snacks to try from around the world.

Thanks to all the parents who contributed to the success of our international celebrations!

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Math in the 3rd Term

During the third term, we were involved in lots of activities that helped us increase our math skills. The following skills were the focus for the third term.

  • MD1: Children will begin to develop an understanding of numbers
  • MD3c: Children will participate in creating and using real and pictorial graphs

We developed our math skills during our math small groups, individual play during center time and within routines such as calendar. Here is a peek into some of the activities and games we played to help strengthen our math skills.

Developing an Understanding of Numbers

 

 

          

 

 

Creating and Using Graphs

 

  

  

  

  

 

and a few extra math photos…

  

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March and April Birthdays

In both March and April we celebrated some double birthdays along with a couple other birthday celebrations. Enzhen and Yian turned 5 on March 16! Ms. Kha and Hsi-Yu both shared a birthday in April! We also celebrated Yiling turning 5 in March and Andrew turning 5 in April. We made birthday cards, sang Happy Birthday, enjoyed a little sweet treat and shared our birthday cards with the birthday boy/girl. As always we had wonderful celebrations! 🙂

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Enzhen!

Happy Birthday Yian!

Happy Birthday Yiling!

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Happy Birthday Hsi-Yu!

Happy Birthday Ms. Kha!

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Homes Unit

We have been very busy the last two months exploring the concept of homes. We have discussed homes people live in as well as animals. We have been seeking answers to the following questions:

What types of homes do the people in my community live in?

How are animal homes and people homes alike/different?

How do people and animals make homes?

We have been engaged in many activities to help us explore these questions and the many more that have been raised during the unit.  We have been critical thinkers, builders, creators, readers, artists, story tellers and so much more during this unit. Here is a sneak into some of our hard work over the last two months.

Building Homes with a Variety of Materials

 

   

  

 

 

 

  

  

Drawing A Variety of Houses

  

  

  

 

Making a Display of a Community

   

 

 

  

 

Participating in a Tower Challenge

  

  

 

Creating the Three Little Pigs houses and Retelling the Story

 

 

 

Telling Stories with the Doll House

 

Playing in our Tent Home

 

Building Homes in the Block Area

 

  

  

…and a short video about our unit

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Field Trip to the Tet Display

On the last day before we left for the Tet holiday, we took a field trip to the Tet display put on by the Phu My Hung corporation at the Crescent Mall. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us and help out. We had a wonderful time exploring all of the decorations that were so beautifully set up this year. Because it is the year of the rooster, there were so many chickens to be spotted!

  

  

  

 

   

 

 

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