Finally, April 19 arrived and Earth Week began! With each day of Earth Week themed for plants, animals or people, K4E offered a range of daily lunchtime activities for the community to join.
The DRAGON'S DEN
2020-2021 14TH ISSUE (30 APRIL)
Grade 1's latest Unit of Inquiry has been Sharing the Planet. The focus has been on understanding the impact that humans have on the environment.
The coordination of this event is a testament to how well our school community of teachers, parents, and students work together.
At SSIS we believe and place equal importance on “Student Agency” where children are partners in their learning. When children voice opinions, ask questions and communicate their understanding we know they are displaying “agency”.
As we tune into our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit of inquiry, the PreK students have been investigating our school playground environment.
Grade 1’s current Unit of Inquiry is Sharing the Planet. We have been learning about different living things in the environment and the different habitats.
This week the Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) classes became the storytellers while their families became the audience in our Pre-K storytellers culminating activity for our Unit of Inquiry –‘How We Express Ourselves’.
After identifying the ongoing issue of rubbish and waste and noticing that the local park behind the neighbourhood centre is often filled with trash, Grade 4 decided to act on this and organized themselves with trash bags and gloves and set towards cleaning up the park.
This weekend a group of PYP staff joined together to take part in an IB in-school workshop, Making the PYP Happen: Implementing Agency.
It will soon be time to celebrate Chinese New Year and with it the beginning of the Second Semester. We have been working hard on a number of exciting and important Second Semester initiatives that will support Elementary students and families.