Today we are sending home the ISA reports with your child for them to share with you. The International School’s Assessment is a test that measures your child’s reading, writing, and math skills compared to other students your age. Students from around the world participate in this exam. It is important to understand that this is only one measurement of your child’s abilities. We also check regularly each student’s progress through classroom activities, formative tasks, and unit work.
NOTE: Some students will not receive a report because they did not participate in the exam. There is no make-up exam.
Often, when we use the computers, there isn’t any battery left. That is because some people who use them aren’t charging the computers after they are using it. Fernando and I have put signs on the computer trolley but some people STILL don’t charge them. It makes people (including the people who use it) frustrated. Some people have done a good job of charging the computers. The people who have been so — please continue doing that.
Thank you and please charge the computers!
Just after the Student Led Conferences, the portfolios were given back to the families for them to see our learning. The parent(s) or family member had to sign a form. After they signed the form, the students were supposed to bring the portfolios back to school. If you haven’t brought the portfolios back, could you do that next week? We will need the portfolios.
Yesterday we worked with grade 10. We taught them about our games. We also had them interview us about our different projects. Our projects are in a media that has a message. We also talked about our country and our names and stuff like that. (Media means a type of demonstration) when we did the games most of us did rocket. – Henry
We have bgun tuning in and exploring our final unit of the year- HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES.
We are just past the half way mark with our swimming sessions for G1,2,3, and 4.
Our intention at this stage is that your child is becoming more aware of their
– Strengths and weaknesses within the water
– Progress thus far within the 3 strokes and survival skills
– Specific areas that they need to improve in within the 3 strokes
We encourage you to have a conversation with them by asking open ended inquiry questions – Some examples of questions to engage in conversation are –
– What did the coach tell you that you were doing well in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
– Which swimming technique/style do you use when swimming under water?
– What is your favorite stroke in swimming – why?
– What do the arms do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
– What do the legs do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)
Don’t forget that next week is our open swim week. We invite all parents to come along and see what we do in swimming. All visitors must remain on the viewing deck and no photos are allowed to be taken.
Regards – Kit and Karen
Student Led Conferences:
I’m sure you have not forgotten tomorrow – Saturday 11th May- is SLC’s. As it a ‘school’ day students do need to wear their uniforms.
The class has been working hard on their SLC plan. Some of it is brainstormed together but then selected and organised individually. Below is part of what we worked on together. Please note the middle column.
Each students SLC will look different and be following a different plan. They have each chosen what they want to show and explain to highlight themselves as a learner.
Wow what and afternoon- unit- that was. Again thank you so much for those who were able to attend.
Each student presented their own idea, learning and understanding and I was so proud of them children They really developed as young scientists through-out the unit. I have attached a few pictures and the slide show from before the fair. I have also included the presentation I gave at the beginning for those who wanted it.
G3 Science_ SSIS Keynote WWAIPAT CHI Keynote WWAIPAT
Grade 3 artists have started printing their hand cut symbol designs to create a rotational pattern on a background that represents their symbol’s meaning. We had so much fun testing out our stamps!