We are Boys and Girls!

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

This week has zoomed by, but believe it when I say that so much learning has taken place in such short amount of time! We have continued to establish our class routines and our morning meetings have offered students and teachers the chance to come together and begin to unpack our Unit of Inquiry’s Central Idea of: ‘Knowing how we are similar to and different from others helps shape our understanding of self’. We used a story entitled ‘All Kinds of People’ to provoke student’s thinking into who they are and how they view themselves as individuals. Interestingly, students used the concept of gender to describe their reasoning. This has been a key initial revelation, that will be further explored as we carry on inquiring into Who We Are.

From myself and Ms. Joana,

Have a lovely weekend!

Who We Are

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

To help us kick start our journey into our first unit of inquiry of Who We Are, I would like to request that  next week you send/bring to school a family portrait as well as baby photograph of your child. This will enable us to begin our inquiries of developing an understanding of who student are as individuals, in addition to looking into how we are similar and different from others.

Kindly be reminded that next week Friday the 1st of September will be a non-teaching day, as parents will be welcomed into our school for our Parent Teacher Connection meeting. You should have all received a sign-up email invitation by now, so please be sure to book your preferred time before the end of next week.

Myself and Ms. Joana look forward to welcoming you all to the conference.

Wishing you a restful weekend.

Best regards,

Ms. C Peterson

 

Learning Overview

Dear Parents,

In the ELC, we spend the first couple of weeks facilitating smooth transitions into school life by focusing on building relationships and bonding with the children. Although we have not yet begun to explore our first unit of inquiry, we would like to share with you an overview of learning for our first UOI, for your future reference.

Kind regards,

The ELC Team

Welcome! Bem-vindos! Benvenuto! Bienvenidos!

Dear Prep 3.1 parents,

Welcome to our class blog! Here you’ll find regular updates of the learning experiences students will engage in and inquire into during their class time throughout the school year, so don’t forget to check our blog whenever you get the chance to.

Although for personal reasons I wasn’t able to be present during the 1st week of school, Ms. Lauren who has worked at our school as a PYP teachers for the past few years was very happy to take the lead and help the students settle into their new class/school environment. I’m excited to welcome students back next week Monday the 21st of August.

Warm regards,
Ms. Peterson