Friday, July 12, 2013

Ms. Janet final letter

Dear Parents, 

Wow, what a year! To better state that- what a GREAT year! We have covered a lot of material and participated in many fun and exciting projects. We started to develop skills needed Year 3. We made many new friends along the way too. 

Each of your children has brought such joy and happiness to our classroom. I was so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this past year.  They all have touched my life and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways.

It has been my pleasure getting to know not only your child, but you as well. Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of any successful school year. Thank you for all you have done to make our year so fulfilling and memorable. 

As your child moves from Year 2 to Year 3, there are some very important things you can do to help them succeed. Engage in meaningful conversations with your child everyday. Take time (if only a few minutes a day) to really listen to what they have to say. Read to and listen to your child read. Ask questions, make predictions, make life to text connections as you read. Practice those addition and subtraction facts as a way to really be ready for Year 3. Help your child develop a sense of working and solving problems independently. Talk about ways to get organized and stay organized. Encourage your child to keep writing! Writing stories, letters, journal entries, etc. are great ways to get thoughts organized and put onto paper. These little things will lead to big successes next year.

Again, thank you for a wonderful year. Have a fantastic holiday and see you in August!


Ms. Janet


Singapore International School
A candidate for WASC Accreditation
Block C2 (NT III B) Ciputra Hanoi International City, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-4) 3758 2664 Fax:(84-4) 3758 2706
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

swimming carnival

Wednesday 26 June – Prep – Year 2  from 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday, May 31, 2013

shoes for yago... en d of year concert

Dear Parents,

The End of Year Concert is coming. K1A & K1B classes will perform “Trong com” a traditional Vietnamese song. We have prepared costumes and drums for all of the students, but to complete the costume, we would like them to have matching shoes. We are asking that you help us by buying a pair of ballet shoes for your child please.

You can buy these shoes at Hanoi Children Palace, 36No Ly Thai To street, Hoan Kiem district with the price of 40.000VND/1 pair. We would like them to have white coloured ballet shoes.

Thank you very much for your support.

Kind regards,
Ms Mai, Ms Thom, Ms Trang and Ms Thuy.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

pablo 4th week May

Year 1 International Weekly Information
W.A.L.T. (We Are Learning To):
Review Week
This week, we are reviewing for Semester Assessments 2. For English, Units 9 to 15 are covered on the exam. I will send home the review from the homework book. For Math, Units 10 to 17 are covered on the exam. For science, Units 8 – 14 are covered on the exam. We will be doing revision for the next two weeks to get ready for the exams. I will send home the review packets that we will be doing in class for homework.

Spelling – No more spelling words for the rest of the year. We will work on spelling bee words for the spelling bee and reviewing spelling words that students should know in first grade. 

Year 1 International Weekly Agenda Term 4 Week5
Date: 27th-31st, May.
Text book: Chinese Paradise 2A   
Learning Target: what day is today?
Communication subjects: talk about the seven days of a week.
Language point: What day is today?  (Jīntiān  xīngqī  jĭ?)
                              Today is Monday.  (Jīntiān  xīngqī  yī.)
                              What day is tomorrow?   (Míngtiān xīngqī jĭ?)
                              Tomorrow is Tuesday.    (Míngtiān xīngqī èr. )
                               What day was yesterday? (Zuótiān  xīngqī  jĭ?)
                              Yesterday was Sunday.  (Zuótiān  xīngqī tiān.) 
          New words: Monday (xīngqī  yī )  Tuesday (xīngqī èr)   Wednesday(xīngqī sān)   Thursday(xīngqī sì)   Friday(xīngqī wŭ)   Saturday(xīngqī liù)   Sunday(xīngqī tiān )   today(jīntiān)   tomorrow(míngtiān)    yesterday(zuótiān)
Chinese characters: how many
Chinese song: mò lì huā (Jasmine)

May 25 book fair
June 10-14 SA2 Exams
June 19 Swimming carnival

Kids are doing a great job learning their dance for the end of the year concert.
Students have been enjoying Mr. John coming to class to teach art and the kids have been producing some great artwork.
May 31 we are having an in school dance – something for the kids to look forward to.

carmen last week of May

Weekly Information for Parents
Year 2 International
   Term 4 Week 5
W.A.L.T. (We Are Learning To)

English- Sports and the Games We Play


Science-Science Themes

SOSE-The Environment

Text book: Chinese Paradise 2B  
Lesson10 There are trees on the mountain
New words: mountain river flower monkey grass panda on under/down
Language point:
                        Look, there are trees on the mountain.
                       There are flowers under the tree.
                       There are monkeys on the tree.
                       There is grass under the tree.
                       There is a river down the mountain.
Chinese character: (mountain)
Hand making: panda mask

Spelling List:

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to seeing our whole school community celebrate reading tomorrow with our Book Fair from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The Bistro is selling food and we have activities for students so this should be lots of fun.

Kind regards,

yago week 4th may

Friday, January 25, 2013

pablo's week 10

yago's brief week

carmen's week week 10 term 2

The students have finished their exams and have done wonderfully.  I have seen so much growth from the students!  We have started our "B" books for all subjects and everyone dove right into the curriculum with great enthusiasm. 

Homework books will go home today. There is no homework assigned this weekend instead I would love your help at home with Math.  Children are learning a strategy for mental math.  It requires them to know their addition and subtraction facts for 10 really quickly.  I'm finding that many children are still counting on their fingers to figure this out.  An example would be 10-3=7 or 3+7=10.  I know they are able to do three digit addition and subtraction with a pencil and paper but they struggle with mental math facts for single digits.  At home, you can quiz them with all the possible combinations for 10.   Our Math strategy is adding 10 to a double digit number and then subtracting the difference of the addend.  For example, children are given a problem 67+9.  They would add 10 to 67 first and then subtract 1 from that answer.  This Math strategy will get more complicated as we finish this unit next week.  They will be expected to add and subtract three digit numbers mentally.  I would love your help at home reinforcing the concept we learned this week.  I know there are different ways to approach this style of math but reinforcement of the concepts we are learning at school are helpful to the children. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

carmen's week

carmen's exams dates

21 Monday: English Exam (Grammar and Vocabulary)- 8:30-10:00 AM
22Tuesday: Math Exam (All items covered in Semester 1)-8:30-10:00 AM
23 Wednesday: Science Exam (All items covered in Semester 1)-8:30-9:15 AM