This week the students enjoyed sharing and celebrating English language learning with their families! After the past six months of practising English reading, writing, listening, and speaking, it was very special for students to share what they do at school with the people they love. Many parents were able to join us for an open English lessons, and to watch the school musical Cinderella! Thank you for taking the time to come and share in the learning that takes place every day at ShangYin. Congratulations to all the children for doing such a great job of sharing!
The Year One students read “Winter Lullaby” and did a worksheet to share their knowledge about winter habitats. They also practiced their new reading skills by reading with their parents.
The Grade One students practised manipulating their tone, pitch and pace in order to convey emotion and expression while reading. After the lesson, the students had fun practising reading with expression with their parents.
In Grade 2, the students shared their daily reading routines with their parents. The students independently worked their way through literacy centres, practising multiple different reading and writing activities. Everyone was impressed to see how independent and self-motivated the Grade Two students have become!
The Grade Three activities were the ultimate celebration of reading! The students and parents rotated through three different stations, performing Reader’s Theatre, practicing Buddy Reading, and taking on a Tongue Twister Challenge! Grade Three students showed us all how to get the most fun out of Reading Month!
The Grade Four had a festive morning! The kids enjoyed sharing reading activities pertaining to the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. After reading, the groups did an assortment of activities with their parents to solidify their learning.
In Grade Five, the students presented at an Inquiry Club forum! In Inquiry Club, the students select and research a topic of their interest. Then they find their own unique way of presenting about that topic for the group. The entire meeting was student-led, with a student chairperson welcoming the parents and introducing their fellow classmates, and a student secretary giving a summary of the meeting at the end. It was an exciting way to share the students’ interests and learning with their parents and peers.
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to join us this week. Making connections between school and home helps bring meaning to the learning we do here at Shang Yin. Our school musical was so successful, it deserves an article of its own! We will send pictures and an update about the show soon.