Wow! What a week! Thank you so much to the parents who have done so much to help your children this week of e-learning. We had some growing pains but we still learned a lot.
In Math we learned about 2D shapes. In Phonics we learned about the letters J and X. Our word of the week was “this”. In IEYC we started our new unit about transportation.
We had video chats and got to see each other. We watched videos to help our learning. It’s been an interesting challenge.
We will now go on break for 2 weeks. The school is set to re-open on Monday the 16th. If there are changes to this schedule parents will be notified by the school.
Have a great break. Stay safe. And we’ll see you soon!
I’d like to begin this update by extending a warm welcome to our newest classmate, Ayaka, in FS 1. We’re so pleased to have him in the class.
This week began with a fun assembly looking at the effects of water pollution. In their mentoring groups, the students read about the journey of Freddie the Fish who swam down the stream encountering one pollutant after another. It was a real hands-on experience as they used safe household products like dish soap, soil, syrup, and raisins to simulate all the toxic pollutants that can enter our water. Environmental awareness is one of our core values and activities like this one always help the students understand the effects their actions have on the environment.
We continued with our Math work looking at comparing numbers. We explored how many more one number is from another number and how many less. We used a lot of hands-on methods. The students also took their second-ever math test (a very short 4 question test at the end of the unit to check on understanding). They did wonderfully both in their ability to show their learning and their understanding of not shouting out the answer. We will be moving on to our new Math unit next week – looking at 100! This is a planned 2 week unit and it’s the perfect time of year to be doing it as we are getting close to our 100th day of school. Today was day 94.
In Phonics we looked at the letters C and U and our word of the week was “we”.
As it is both cold and flu season and with coronavirus being in the news, we took the opportunity to learn about germs and how they spread. We talked about covering our mouth when we cough and sneeze and being sure to wash our hands frequently. We know sharing is good but sharing germs is not!
In IEYC we continued with our superhero exploration. We explored different movements that superheros can do such as fly (like Superman) or plod (like The Hulk). We also wrote some superhero stories in our IEYC books taking the opportunity to use some of those sight words we’ve been learning.
And of course today was Pyjama Day! Thank you to all who participated and sent their 5,000won. The money will be going to support those affected by the Australia wildfires. At the end of the day when it was time to watch our movie and eat popcorn, we had a whole-school competition for best pyjamas and our Elif Ece won! Congratulations!
That’s all for this week. Don’t forget we have the field trip next Thursday. We will be leaving the school at 9:15, eating our snack and lunch at the location, and we are expected to return to school by 2:30.
Have a restful weekend and we’ll see you ready to learn on Monday!
Well we’re back in the swing of things. The students had a great time learning this week.
In Math we finished up our unit on measurement. We used non-standard measures to find the length and weight of many objects in the classroom. Did you know a toy giraffe is weighs 11 counting blocks?
In Phonics we looked at the letters R and K. The students are really coming along in their phonics work and have a strong grasp of initial sounds. Our sight word this week was “like”.
In IEYC we continued on our superheroes theme. We had an introduction to Beginning/Middle/End of a story and tried to write our own stories using a story cube. We rolled the cube and it gave us ideas for the beginning, middle, and end of our stories. You can see these stories displayed on our board outside the classroom. We also revisited our story Supertato and Supertato came to visit us in the classroom. We got a chance to interview him and learned about his feelings during the story. Then the students got to roleplay the Supertato story and learn about the characters feelings. They’re really having fun being superheros.
Don’t forget our Open Day is Monday if you want to come see teaching and learning in action at HFS. Please contact the administration office to register.
Our Seollal celebration will be Tuesday. The whole school has lots in store. Please come join us!
That’s all for this week. Have a happy weekend and we’ll see you next week!
As promised, below is the list of Sight Words that we have worked on this term if you want to do work around these words with your children during the holiday.