EC Global Citizens Parade!

All the students in the ECC have been learning about Chinese New Year over this past 1-2 weeks.  As a final celebration of their learning and to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year a parade was held.  The children all contributed in their classes by making a representation or symbol of their learning about Chinese New Year.

Please click here to see a glimpse of this event.

And weren’t these ladies just amazing!!

Click here for some of their performance.

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EC2 Learn about Chinese New Year!

EC2 classes were privileged to learn from parent experts about Chinese New Year last week.  They were involved in a variety of wonderful activities that allowed them to use all their senses!  A big thank you to all the parent volunteers on this day!

Week @ A Glance 8-12 Sept

With this only being a 3 day week for students you might think “oh what can be done in only 3 days”?  Well, just take a peek below to see how packed 3 days of learning can look!

Oh and don’t forget the usual 5 day week teachers had full of professional learning – see the post here to explain more of what we did.

 

In addition…have you seen…

* How music in Nursery B, Ms Naama’s class benefits future learning.  Click here to see!

* The video Ms Lydia (EC1B) put together to share how her students have been learning about our ‘house, home, family and friends’!  Take a peek here!

* What social time looks like in EC2D, Mrs Neuman’s class.  For a photo snapshot take a look here!

Visit your child’s classroom website to see MORE!!

And all this in only 3…yes 3 days of learning!!

I Have Seen…

The school year has started with a full week already just finished – hard to believe!

What have I seen…so many ESLR’s already developing!

* I have seen many happy children fully engaged in the activities they or the teacher chose.

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* I have seen many children independently taking responsibility for their learning, eating and belongings.

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* I have seen children collaborating with each other, sharing toys, deciding on play scenes together

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* I have seen global citizens who regardless of culture or language ability are playing happily with each other.

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* I have seen communicators sharing their ideas, asking questions and using their expressions to show their feelings

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* I have seen complex thinkers who try to understand how the light shines through a glass bead or how to climb down from the playground.

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and of course I have seen a few tears from some children AND some parents – which I have to reassure you is NORMAL!!!

This is a transition time for all – children, teachers AND parents so of course there is a lot of emotion involved.  This diagram may help you to understand the transition you and your child are going through as they adjust to their new class life.

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As the continuing days come along just remember to allow this transition to work it’s way naturally so that you and your child can settle into school life at SIS.

Please click on these links to learn more about transition to school and separation anxiety..

Separation Anxiety

Transition Tips