Well we’ve almost made it. It’s the end of Week 9 and we’re preparing for the school dance tonight.
Just a reminder that reports went home with your children today. You can sign up for parent teacher conferences using the sign up sheet in the main office. I’m so excited to talk about your child’s progress this year.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to open day. We had an exciting time. The students certainly did love making their bubble art. Learning that’s authentic and, well, messy, is hard to take pictures of so I hope you all have good images in your memories of that day.
Continuing our IPC unit about things that float in the sky we made model hot air balloons today.
We’re continuing with our Phase 2 phonics this week diving in to “Magic E” or “Silent E”. We practiced making the long A and long I sounds by adding E onto the end of words.
In writing we did some more guided writing and we attempted an ambitious writing project where we rolled a die to determine our story elements and then tried to construct a story with them.
In Math we did a scavenger hunt to find “friends of 10” to review our addition before begining on subtraction. We looked at ways to use manipulatives to subtract and also how to count it out on our fingers.
In PE we used the time to center ourselves from all the year-end energy and did some yoga.
And we most certainly cannot forget that we started off the week by leading our very own assembly on the topic of Curiosity!
I hope everyone had a great time at the dance. Have a restful weekend. And we’ll see you ready for a jam-packed final week!!
We have been doing an exploration of bubbles in IPC this week and we’d like to cap off the week by going outside and playing with bubbles.
If your child has a bubble-making toy, please send it to school with them on Friday so we can go out to the pitch and watch our bubbles float in the air.
This educational use of toys in in accordance with our personal property policy. Please send only one toy.
I will have some bubble making supplies for those students who don’t have a toy of their own so no one will be left out. There is no need to purchase a toy for this purpose.
Dear Parents and Children,
In linking with our recent IPC learning units “Green Fingers” the F1/2 Year 1/2/3 students will have a school trip to the fantastic Gyeongju Botanical Gardens and Bird Park on Thursday 30 May. It promises to be a fun and rewarding learning experience for our students. Since the Hanmaeum center will be closed for the day it will be a full-day trip returning by 3:30 pm. Please note that since we will not have access to the building on Thursday 30 May the school bus will collect children and proceed directly to the bird park in Gyeongju. It is vital that students are at their respective collection points at least 5 minutes before the bus arrives since, should a child miss the bus, there will be no way to return to collect that child and there will not be anyone in the office to field calls due to restricted access. The School mobile phone number is 010-9742-2945 should you wish to contact us urgently. Please see the list below for your child’s pick-up and drop off point and the time that they should be there.
Children who do not usually take the bus to school must be dropped at the Sangteville gate of the old compound by 08:35 am. Below is a picture and Here is a Google Maps link to the Sangteville pick-up location. The bus will drop them off at the same place by 3:30 pm in the afternoon. There will be no art club on that day.
Parents must ensure that your child uses the restroom before getting on the bus since the trip to Gyeongju is a little far although we will have a restroom stop if necessary. The cost for the trip is 10 000 Won. Please send that fee to school with your child and complete the online permission form by clicking here by no later than Monday 27 May. if you do not want want your child to attend the trip they will have to stay at home for the day. Remember to pack only a snack, lunch and water bottle for the day and ensure that your child is wearing their blue HFS uniform on the day. Please contact the admin office should you have any queries. Thank you for your support and cooperation with this enjoyable learning endeavor.