Prep 2 Newsletter
SJI International Elementary, Singapore
Week 16 Christmas Term : 30th Nov-4th Dec 2015
Dates for the diary
No more ECAs next week - normal home procedures at 2pm.
Moving On Up Day- 8th December- Children will have a chance to meet their Grade 1 teacher for 2016.
Christmas Pantomime (students only) December 8th
Exit Point for 'Seeing the LIght' unit - Monday 7 December from 7-8pm Please come to your child's classroom and bring along a torch.
Friday 11th December- Last day of term- Early Dismissal@ 11.20 pm Please note change of time
Home readers and library books need to be returned next week. There will be no more borrowing of books next week.
Nativity Performances 2015
We are all so proud of our super stars who performed with confidence, courage and excellence!
Well done, Prep Twos!
IPC - Seeing the Light
This week on our Unit of Work we have been using our research skills to find pictures and information about what life is like in countries that experience 24-hour winter darkness (polar night) and also summer daylight. We have looked at countries such as Iceland, northern Scandinavia, northern Canada and Alaska in particular and located these places on a globe. There was much talk about why these countries might experience long periods of daylight or darkness and what it might be like to experience this!
Next week we conclude this unit on Monday with our night time Exit Point!
Please remember to bring your torches! A separate e mail about this will be heading your way via your child's class reps today!
In Writers Workshop, the children used the good and bad characters that they created in their stories. They have also used their juicy words (adjectives) that they had generated in their stories.
The CAFE strategy this week is 'Questioning Owl'. This is another comprehension tool to help children understand what they are reading by asking questions as they read.
The children used different sized containers and explored with filling their containers with water to find out which ones would hold more or less. The children also used non-standard equipment to measure capacity by predicting and investigating how many unifix cubes would different sized containers hold.
Through our investigations, we were able to order objects from the smallest to greatest depending on how much of the amount that objects could contain.
This week we have looked at Generosity.
Next week, we will be practising Thankfulness.
You are practising Thankfulness when:
- You count your blessings every day.
- You appreciate the beauty of this world.
- You appreciate your own abilities instead of envying others.
Your Prep2 Teaching Team
Ms Renuka and Ms Grace
Mrs McCloskey and Ms May Leng
Mrs Garrity and Ms Allison
Mrs Newbery and Ms Alice
Jacqueline McNalty (Head of Early Years)