I’m sure you will agree that your little people gave spectacular performances in Animal Rumble Grumble last week. They danced; they sang; they followed directions; they followed new directions when the old ones didn’t work out; they put up with costumes when they got uncomfortable; they moved around quietly backstage; they survived late nights; and they still came to school with smiles on their faces. They taught everyone a thing or two about resilience. And, of course…they were incredibly cute and performed so very well! We also must acknowledge the Herculean effort made by Ms McDonald, Ms Ho and Ms Cridland (those giraffes and elephants were a visual feast). There were also many other teachers involved in extra roles who know that we appreciate their efforts. Finally, a huge thank you to all of the parents who came in to help. In particular, we want to acknowledge the class parents and say how much we appreciate all of the time and effort they put in. As we always say, it would not be possible to carry it off so well without you and it is appreciated.
What’s Coming Up?
We have lots coming up this term. There is a visit to Ocean Park, Year 2 Assembly and our Christmas Jingle and Mingle on the field.
Week 3 – Early Childhood Assembly. Mindfulness, run by our school counsellor, Meg Jones
Week 5 – Box of Hope Collection, Monday – Friday on the Sports Terrace
Week 6 – Y2 Dental visits (ONLY IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR SCHOOL DENTAL), Wednesday 15 November
– Y2 Ocean Park Excursion, Friday 17 November
Week 7 – Y2 Assembly, Friday 24 November
Week 9 – Y1 Assembly, Friday 8 December
Week 10 – Monday 11 December, Christmas Jingle and Mingle on the field
– Tuesday 12 December, Speech Day
– Wednesday 13 December, last day of term (mufti and 12.00 finish)
What’s Going on in Class?
This term will see us doing lots of revision of concepts in maths to support and consolidate concepts. We will also be looking to extend all of those students who have a solid understanding of concepts with word problems and challenges. In English, our focus is on Appreciation; we will be investigating what that actually means in literacy and literature and doing reviews of books, movies and documentaries. In Integrated Studies we will be asking Why is the Ocean Sad? Watch out for lots of questions about why we use plastic!
Box of Hope
It is Box of Hope time again. For anyone who is unsure about what that is, it is a fantastic organisation that distributes boxes of useful/educational gifts made up by children for underprivileged kids in Hong Kong and further afield in Asia. Children decorate a shoe box and put inside it little gifts for kids. We have been asking our students to contribute to this for a few years now. This is a lovely way for kids and families to get involved in giving and making them a bit more aware of difficulties in society. However, it is completely VOLUNTARY. We will set it as optional homework, but of course this is not a required task. We are providing a label for each student to bring home, so that you can see the gifts that are recommended. The gifts can be suitable for any age and gender, or you can customise it so that it is suitable for a specific age and gender. Please note that there are certain items that should not be included, such as food, clothing or liquids. The boxes should not be sealed. For more information go to www.boxofhope.org