For Kindergarten and Prekindergarten we have decided to recognize the whole family as our students are not yet completely independent and rely on parents’ help to succeed with schoolwork.
For the month of May, I have chosen Neel and the Bhojwani family. This month Neel has attended every single virtual lesson and was always actively participating. He was motivated to work, even when the activities were challenging. Each day his voice was shining through his schoolwork and the additional projects that I received from him and his parents. He has also made incredible progress since the beginning of virtual learning. It’s been pure joy to work with him and see him blossom!
This week we’ve had our monthly cooking adventure and it turned out to be a lesson on failure 🙂 We made devilled eggs and they didn’t look exactly like chicks 🙂 We also took the opportunity to talk about various Easter celebrations in the world.
This week, Grade 3 have had their best Spelling test results up to now – which reminds me I’d like to organise a Spelling Bee Contest – I used to organise one every year and I usually add a fun twist to it (for example- all the words are divided into : easy, hard, impossible to spell) and they have to pick the group of words (one year I had a spinning wheel) This way there’s a luck variable involved so they don’t feel too bad about losing. The words used will be from our 25+ Spelling tests and it will probably take place in June – only for grade 3
Next week we’ll have a Math and Science test both on Monday – my students insisted 🙂 New unit in Science about Space Science – cycles in nature / moon phases. Third graders love the crosswords, fill in gap exercises etc❤️As you know, we’ve finished the Math book – this week we’ve started learning about division with remainders and even though they understand the concept they need to practice, practice, practice 🙂 we will also cover 2 digit multiplication and long division – I will bring my number blocks so they can experience and better understand how it works. As we start having more worksheets a binder or just a folder would come in handy.
I’m so happy to report that my students have already picked the subjects they would like to teach to their peers. Lili – Social Studies (of course) Avy – PE (of course) – but she changed her mind in the meantime Alana – Art (of course) Prutha – LA (of course) Yukta and Roger – Projects (of course) John – Math (of course) Gul Sheza – Science (of course) Of course!!! is of course, a quote from them 😊 It was lovely to discover their favourite lessons and to see how enthusiastic they are to be teachers even if only for just one lesson – of course I will help them but if you want, you can help them out as well.
Prutha was the first one to be the Language Arts teacher – she read a story to Kg and pre-kg students and started a new unit with grade 3.
If you have plans to leave Warsaw before June 18th (the last day of school and day when you can see a show prepared by each class )please let us know if you know for sure you will not attend so to not disturb choreography etc. Have a lovely weekend! Kind regards, SImona Arriens