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November, 2013

  1. Walk-a-thon to Support the Philippines

    November 23, 2013 by ahomi1


  2. PE Clothing Reminder

    November 21, 2013 by ahomi1

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Now we are in the middle of November and the weather is getting colder, we would like to remind you that there are clothing expectations for students in PE classes, as some students are not arriving prepared for PE.

    We value your continued support in this area, as we aim to teach your child about safety and good hygiene. Students who are not wearing correct clothing will be asked to sit out. They are still actively involved in the class by using the iPads filming or taking photographs.

    If you would like your child to change into PE sports clothes, we would actively encourage this by giving time at the start of our PE lessons.

    Please make sure that on each day of PE, your son/daughter wears the clothing listed below:

    1) SPORTS SNEAKERS – No Crocs, No sandals, No slip on shoes, No flip flops etc.
    2) SPORTS SHORTS or SPORTS PANTS – No jeans, No cargo shorts, No heavy materials, No skirts or dresses.
    3) SPORTS T SHIRT – Preferably an SIS Athletics T-shirt, or another T-shirt will be acceptable.
    4) ESSENTIALS – Water bottle, sun screen, baseball cap and insect spray.
    5) NO JEWELRY – asked to remove , placed in valuables basket in the SPAH. (If forgotten in the PE office)

    Further information about this is in the PE blog

    Thank you again for your understanding, as the health and safety of your child is our primary concern. If you have any questions please contact us.

    Kind regards,

    Esther Wright
    Pawel Barwicki

  3. Creative Consultants

    November 18, 2013 by ahomi1

    Dear Creative Consultancy Presenters,


    After a day full of successful presentations, which informed the nomads about their need to join or form a civilization, it is important for us to take some time to reflect on your learning journey. After taking some time to look at the feedback you received from your peers, you will create a blog post where you will reflect on your strengths, areas for improvement and ideas for next time for each of the four steps of your presentation. The steps that you took to create your presentation were:

    1. Research
    2. Planning (Slide outline)
    3. Keynote Creation
    4. Presentation


    For each of these steps, identify one strength and one area for improvement. Then use this to plan how you would do this step next time. Your post should be written using complete sentences, and organized in a way that is easy to read. Please remember to use the blogging guidelines that we have been practicing in class and with Ms. B.



    Grade 5 Teachers

  4. Mystery Monday

    November 13, 2013 by ahomi1

    “Mystery Monday” began our amazing Book Week organized and presented by a bevy of people led by our amazing librarian, Mrs. Livingston. The students from K-5 were asked to use clues to discover and name numerous book characters that were “hidden” in our gardens, sports’ field, library and other areas. The characters played their parts so well that we were able to identify them quickly. Rapunzel in her tower was the hardest to see from a distance, but we knew we found her when her warm wave welcomed us. Ahab was the most difficult as Moby decided to take a swim in the bay by our highschool for the morning. Our class is excited about the events that are coming the rest of the week.





  5. How to Lead and How to End

    November 1, 2013 by ahomi1

    Our class joined together with Mrs. huiet’s for two writing sessions. One focused on leads, and the other focused on endings for narratives. We began by reading several leads or endings from student work and mentor texts to discover the various types that writers use. The students were randomly paired and were asked to read the lead or ending of mentor texts and decide what technique the author used. After reviewing and analyzing several, they created new leads and endings for their personal narratives as part of the revision process.



  6. Design!

    November 1, 2013 by ahomi1

    This afternoon, grade 4 and 5 learners focused on Design! Our eLearning Director, John Burns, shared with all of us the many factors that go into designing a presentation that truly inspires the audience. This is very timely as all of our young designers are either finalizing or beginning a presentation to share key information. The students were able to immediately apply many of the key learnings. We all look forward to some amazing thoughtfully designed creations.


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