It’s starting to look a lot like spring! We hope you are finding time to get outside in the beautiful weather, practicing social distancing of course! This week clipped by and students seem more relaxed and accustomed to their new routine. Thank you to all the people who have provided feedback to us in order to help us help your student have the best possible experience through this new medium.
Looking ahead, Ibrahin and Liz will be contacting you via email about a good time to meet for parent teacher conferences (through video chat or phone). We won’t have “student led” conferences due to the remote environment, but your student is more than welcome to attend the conference with you so they can share some of their experiences from the student perspective.
In English, students are exploring the meaning of “culture”. Common responses to our brainstorm of what “culture” is were:”The way we live, what we do and how we do things, traditions, foods, and holidays that are celebrated.” Students then enjoyed thinking about what pieces and parts make up their family culture.
In Spanish, children have been learning about the parts of a sentence and how knowing these parts helps them write more complete and meaningful paragraphs.
In PYP this week we conclude the unit on past civilizations. The children’s jobs have been extraordinary. The final reflections they wrote reflect not only how much they have learned and enjoyed this unit but the increased self-awareness of how their learning process has developed during their transition to remote learning. If you have not already done so, please talk to your child about the reflection they wrote.