Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!
SJI International Elementary, Singapore, 21st August 2015
Dates for your Diary
Thursday, September 3rd - Field Trip to the Singapore Zoo
September 14th-18th – Book Week! Please watch this space for this year's exciting theme
Friday, September 11th (6:00-8:30) - Family Welcome Back BBQ on the Upper Field
September 24th and 25th - Hari Raya Haji Holiday (school closed)
Thursday, October 8th (8:05-8:45)- Exit Point for Amazing Animals! Animal Parade in the ES Hall - parents are welcome to attend!
TBA - Celebration of Learning
Entry Point: Amazing Animals!
This exercise proved an excellent Entry Point for our Amazing Animals! IPC unit. The scene was set for the children to get super excited about their learning - and we followed up this activity exploring the Singapore map and chose a focus animal to research both in the classroom and on our upcoming trip to the zoo. Please take the opportunity over the weekend to ask your child about their own animal of choice!
In Language Arts we focused on the digraph /ie/ and the Magic 100 words, /said/ and /so/. We began writing non-fiction books about animals in writer's workshop and started a letter-writing campaign to the zoo to find more information out about our research animals. For Mathematics we revised numbers from 1-10 and explored understanding the value of numbers up to 20. We also used our virtue of perseverance to represent numbers from 1 to 20 in writing.
What an exciting week!
Virtues Super Hero Day!
Early Years Assembly in Focus: Prep 1 AKo
Next week at a glance....
Magic 100 Word: /they/ and /with/
Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness