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.
For this year’s winter show please have the students dress in red or green tops with black pants or skirts. Christmas sweaters are also an acceptable top.
Please accept my apologies for this very late update. I was unfortunately very ill on Friday when the updates usually go out.
As we near the end of the term, it doesn’t mean our learning is slowing down. If anything it’s picking up! We learned a lot this week including the letter T in our phonics program and our word of the week, “The”. We worked hard on subitizing numbers to 10 in Math. And as always our Toy Shop was up and running in IEYC. Not to mention our trip to the Ulsan Toy Library.
The students had a blast on our trip to the Toy Library. They got to play with a lot of exciting toys that we don’t have in the classroom and it really helped their social skills regarding sharing and taking turns. To see the full set of photos at the Toy Library, please check out the Google Album (private link) here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UcbKZKLwFgPrcppq6
Our students have been very enterprising with their Toy Shop in the classroom and began exploring money.
But toy shops are not just for selling toys, they’re also for making them. And we made some robots and tried our hand at writing instructions about what we did.
But our robots were naughty and made a mess at the classroom. We practiced instructions some more by telling our robots how to clean up the classroom step by step.
Finally we put all that instruction practice to use and programmed real robots called Bee Bots and gave them directions on how to get from point A to point B on a grid.
That’s it for this week. It’s already Monday so I hope you had a great weekend and are well rested.
On Tuesday, November 19th we will be visiting the Ulsan Toy Library to continue in our exploration of toys in our My Toy Shop IEYC unit. We will leave the school at 10am and return before lunch time. Please pack your child’s snack, lunch, and water bottle as normal for the day. To give permission for your child to attend this trip, please fill out the permission form here: https://forms.gle/VH2Rk8k3yBnjjg1h9 by Friday, November 15th.