First week of May

First week of May

Dear parents and students,

We ended April with a very important celebration – Earth Day. Grade 3 students prepared… many!! short movies encouraging everyone to use less plastic, recycle, do more for our planet! Should you want to watch them please send me an email and I’ll send them to you. One of these movies involved John and Gul Sheza pretending to be teachers and they thought it was a LOT of fun! Therefore I cracked and promised them they could be the teacher for one lesson – it is not mandatory (but everyone wants to do it!!) and they can teach any subject! I promised to help them come up with the lesson plan, etc.

We do not have a lot of time left until the end of the school year that will end with a big show – Grade 3 need to play the flute (please make sure they have their recorders on Tuesday and Thursday when they have Music). They need some bags to keep some props and I might be able to help by sewing them – don’t have any white simple fabric left – if you have some bedsheets that you no longer need, please bring it to school. Also, if you have another idea to have 8 bags in which they can put a small electric candle and a recorder, please let us know!

Among other things I still have in store for them – I always organise a Spelling Bee contest – they adored their Spelling test this year – the harder the words, the more fun they had! We’ll be discussing similes and other writing and other figures of speech to further improve their writing.

This month we’ll talk about two IB learner’s profiles: risk takers and balanced – since I’m quite risk-averse it is quite challenging for ME to encourage them to take more risks but i’m doing my best 🙂 Types of risk : to help others (brave professions such as firefighters or policemen) or just to have fun or be the first to achieve something.
They thought of performing as taking risks, doing a back flip or confessing feelings that might not be returned. On the practical side – we talked about risk assessment and minimising it ( hehe my expertise) for example bunjee jumping or parachuting as well as calculated risks and having trust in others and themselves. Your children enjoyed falling backwards on their friends’ arms and they seem to have a lot of fun.

This month we’ll talk about two IB learner’s profiles: risk takers and balanced – since I’m quite risk-averse it is quite challenging for ME to encourage them to take more risks but i’m doing my best 🙂 Types of risk : to help others (brave professions such as firefighters or policemen) or just to have fun or be the first to achieve something.
They thought of performing as taking risks, doing a back flip or confessing feelings that might not be returned. On the practical side – we talked about risk assessment and minimising it ( hehe my expertise) for example bunjee jumping or parachuting as well as calculated risks and having trust in others and themselves. Your children enjoyed falling backwards on their friends’ arms and they seem to have a lot of fun.

That’s it from me for now! Welcome back to school! <3

SImona Arriens

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