ESL Parent Coffee

Many thanks to all parents who attended the ESL coffee morning earlier today. It felt great to see so many friendly faces at the various workshops on offer. In addition, it was particularly encouraging to observe parents demonstrating a willingness to act as role models for their children by accepting the challenge to take a linguistic risk and engage in the collaborative learning exercise ‘Find Someone Who’.

Museum of Change

On June 2nd, all of our wonderful grade 5 students were given the opportunity to showcase their learning at the Museum of Change.

The first session lasted from 8.45 to 9.55 and many of the amazing exhibits which were on show can be seen here:

The final session was held from 11.30 to 12.40 and it too featured some incredible educational displays which well and truly brought the museum to life.

Many thanks to everybody who participated and/or supported our talented grade 5 students today. The Museum of Change certainly enabled them to end what has unquestionably been an awesome year of learning on a real high.

Analyzing Change

As part of our Quarter 4 unit of study on the subject of Change, our wonderful EAP students have been learning about the causes and consequences of the tsunami that devastated north-eastern Japan in March 2011.

In their final summative assessment of this academic year, they will be recording themselves giving an oral report, explaining the impact which the tsunami had on Japan, and how learning about it has changed their thinking.

More information on the tsunami can be found in the video links below.


Book Clubs

It’s been very enriching for me to listen to our wonderful EAP students participating in book club discussions as part of the English and Social Studies Quarter 4 unit on the subject of change.

Our students have been reading about various historical figures who have brought about positive change in the world. These have included icons such as George Washington, Neil Armstrong, Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, Nikola Tesla and the Beatles. As a huge fan of the group’s music, it’s been interesting for me to be asked so many questions by my students about a band who split up 46 years ago, and yet who continue to have such a huge impact on the modern world.

Book clubs and the discussions they foster are a great learning tool to help our students better understand the past and its influence on our lives today.

Using Persuasive Strategies

This week our wonderful EAP students will be learning how to use and incorporate persuasive strategies into their work. After analyzing how to use such strategies as logos, pathos, ethos and kairos, students will then be given the opportunity to create their own multimedia advertisement, encouraging people to visit their home country.

The following film on visiting Great Britain is an example of what their finished product might look like.

 

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessments

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This week our wonderful EAP students have once again begun completing their latest Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments. These reading tests will be on-going for some time and they will provide useful data pinpointing each child’s current reading level, together with the progress they have made. In addition, the assessments provide us with useful data on the exact challenges which students face when reading aloud and how well they are able to analyze the content of a text.

Student Led Conferences

Many thanks to all of our wonderful EAP students and their parents for making Student Led Conferences such a huge success yesterday. Everybody clearly enjoyed looking back at a productive year of learning and a selection of excerpts from the conversations that took place can be seen in the above movie. Happy viewing!

Classroom Without Walls – The Movie

Dear Parents,

Please take this opportunity to watch footage of your children having fun at Subic during CWW last month.

This first film features our students engaging in the various educational activities on offer, as well as relaxing communally on the beach.

The second film shows excerpts from the Talent Show and the dance party that followed.

Happy viewing!