What an amazing short week it has been! We have been working hard to finish our Pug Playground measurement project, finishing up our Poetry unit, and creating paku pipid out of coconut leaves which are Balinese decorations for big ceremonies and events. In Bahasa Indonesia, practicing our vocabulary for body parts through Simon Says was a lot of fun too! This would be a really fun memory game to play in the car on the way to school or at home during dinner with the family!
This Week’s Photos:
Animal book research in Green Studies with Pak J-Bear
V-day dance in the field and assembly in Sankep
The many phases of our Pug Playground Measurement and Construction project
Student- Led Conferences:
Just a reminder, the Student-led Conference schedule has been sent out to all families. Please find the schedule below, for your convenience, as well. 🙂 We are very excited to have our students be your guides as they facilitate all of the lessons and learning activities that YOU will get to experience! They are such wonderful teachers and are eager to show you everything that they have learned! *Please note that the focus of this day is your child. If you have any questions that cannot be attended through email or wish to meet to discuss progress, kindly email us to schedule a meeting on a different day. 🙂
Joni and Peni’s
Student Led Conference Schedule
8:30-9:20 am 1. Bo (Audrey 2B 10:30)
2. Lucy (Kayla 3B 9:30)
9:30-10:20 am 1. Emily (Grace 2A 8:30)
10:30-11:20 am 1. Taj (Lucia 2B 9:30)
2. Eugene (Guido 1B 9:30)
11:30-12:20 am 1. Mateo (Pablo 2A 10:30)
2. Nacho (Goofy 3A 1:00)
3. Chloe (Abby 2A 1:00)
1:00-1:50 pm 1. Isla (Frankie 2B 11:30)
2. Islay (Yuzan 1B 11:30)
5. Ella ( Havanna 2A 8:30, Madeline 5B 11:30)
If your child has the last Class SLC of the day (1:00-1:50), you may want to visit some of the Specialists spaces before the Class SLC, as the Specialists Spaces will all close at 15:15.
Marimba is now being offered as an ASA by Ibu Jan, to grades 4-6 after school. Limited to 8-10 kids. Please take a look at the poster attached and get in touch if your child would be interested in joining!
Ensuring our children have fluency and accuracy with their basic facts in addition, subtraction and multiplication will help them succeed in the units to come. Please practice the multiplication facts from 0-12 with your child daily. You will find a variety of resources in the Numeracy> Multiplication folder on the Grade 4 Parents Google Drive or you can use the links that were posted to the previous blog. 🙂
Some great sites for Numeracy challenges and Logic Puzzles are:
Learning apps you might want to download:
This Week’s WAG:
4A’s Week at a Glance
Week of February 19th –February 23th
Please ensure that your child brings their cap, water bottle and snack every day!
During the rainy season, we advise sending a warm sweater, a raincoat and an umbrella each day. You may wish to send a spare set of clothes in a waterproof bag to store in your child’s cubby, as well.
BSSA Basketball after schoolPlease bring Library books
Spelling Checkup (moved from Friday)Tuesday
Please bring running shoes for PE
BSSA BasketballGreen Studies
Swimming Practice 2:10-3:00Please bring running shoes for Sport
Assemblies will be running on a bi-weekly basis for the remainder of the year. We WILL have an assembly on Friday February 23rd, 2018. J
BSSA Swimming 2018 – Practices start this week on THURSDAYS
Swimmers and Parents,
Apologies for the miscommunication earlier.
Swim practice is on Thursdays and both the Bio-Bus and practice times are on a strict schedule, please encourage students to be timely. Swim practice will begin this week Jan 18th.
***Reminder to bring a swimsuit, towel, water, goggles, and a swim cap.***
BSSA Swimming -Thursdays – 2:30 – 3:30
***All students meet at the Green Warung Bale at 2:10***
Depart to Kolam SOKA TIRTA @ 2:15
Practice from 2:30 – 3:30
Return to GS @ 3:45
Arrive GS @4:00
Swim Meet – Monday, April 24th All Day
Team – Practice Day – Coaches
Grades 3 to HS – Thursdays – Edu, Putu Joni, Chris, Sweania
Thank you for your patience and we look forward to a great season.
Special thanks to our community coaches Pak Chris and Ibu Sweania, both accomplished competitive athletes.
Pak Jade and the PE team
Basketball Season is upon us! Practices have already started! See the Schedule below and note the tournament and finals days. All primary and junior teams play games on Wednesdays and please note the dates of the senior tournament and junior finals. Swimmers, please make sure you can attend the swim meet.
Primary students, please sign up through your ASA co-ordinator.
Middle and High School students please attend the first practice on your given day.
***We are looking for more coaches*** If you are interested in coaching please contact Pak Jade email@example.com
BSSA Basketball Practice – 3:30-4:30
Junior Final March 14th
Senior Tournament March 13th
Team – Practice Day – Coaches
9/10 Boys – Tuesday – Desak
9/10 Girls – Monday – Harriett
11/12 Boys – Tuesday – Garrett and Ester
11/12 Girls – Monday – Suzanne
13/14/15 Boys – Thursday – Kiley and Angelo
13/14/15 Girls – Thursday – Jade
+15 Boys – Friday – Mau, Jade, and Leo
+15 Girls – Friday – Kiley and Suzanne
This Week’s Focus:Numeracy– Pug Playground- Reflection
– Measurement wrap-up & review
– Begin the Multiplication of Larger Numbers unitAt Home:· Basic fact practice (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)*** HIGH PRIORITY
· Write the date on a chalkboard each morning using metric notation: dd/mm/yy
· Practice telling time on an analog clock.
· Calculate the time using a 24-hour clock.LiteracySpelling and Vocabulary words.
Writer’s Workshop- Story Writing begins
Oliver Jeffers novel study
Reading strategies- Summarizing using SUM: S-Shorter than the text, U- Use your own words, M- Main ideas only.
Cont. The Dreamer- Reading comprehension in classAt Home:· Spelling and Vocabulary words on Monday’s document. Look Say Cover Write Check daily practice due Friday.
· Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night. Have a dictionary and thesaurus available to use.
· Write word lists at home! Come up with as many adjectives as you can to describe people, places and things. Try to describe the same things using your Bahasa Indonesia vocabulary!
· Write a diary each day or keep a creative writing journal. Add Poetry to daily writing repertoire.
· Try to find more books by Oliver Jeffers. Write stories inspired by his style.ThematicsWriting in Sanskrit, names and numbers. Balinese story: Pan Breyat.At Home:Practice writing family member’s names in Sanskrit. Write the date (in metric notation!) using Sansrit. Look up online resources by searching on the internet. JBahasa IndonesiaContinue discussing body parts and relate that to the physical appearance by describing friends in class cont.At Home:Students can teach and give examples of how to describe their family members’ physical appearance. Review body part vocabulary by playing Simon Says or playing quiz games at home.Indonesian CultureEating Places: Types of warungs and eating places, traditional foods and how to order foodAt Home:Practice ordering at your local warung! Introduce your parents/family to some local foods and describe the ingredients used to make them!