The month has been filled with so many different activities. Starting with Spirit Week, the students did an awesome job of coming to school wearing their Meme Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Wake Up Wednesday, and our Sport attire for Thursday. Friday was very active as we had Sports day and students were able to show how to be good sports and collaborate with their house teammates.
We also celebrated UN day where students were able to show the national attires from their countries. They enjoyed the performances from the parents, teachers, and students. They were able to use their skills with the recorder for the amazing musical performance. After students went to many different workshops to learn about traditions of other countries from the Upper School Students. They also enjoyed having a feast of all the different food from all the regions.
The students had a Frightful Friday indeed as they went trick or treating around the school and saw many different rooms that were transformed into the Halloween theme.
In Social Studies students haven been introduced to the Ancient Philippines through geography, videos, and mini-lessons. They enjoyed using the epic app to help them learn more about their home country, the Philippines. They also learned about the different influences that create the melting pot that we now know as the Philippines.
For ELA students worked on finally publishing their Personal Narratives. They struggled with their writing but we practiced many different techniques to help them throughout the process and it really showed in their final products. They were very proud to share what they had worked so hard on for a few weeks and it showed how much they improved and practiced using the whole writing process.
In Math students used their multiplication skills in order to understand and learn different strategies to help solve division problems. They also moved into solving word problems for both multiplication and division using different visuals and strategies like making groups, arrays, and number lines. They eventually worked on understanding two step world problems which are definitely a huge challenge but nonetheless with more practice and perseverance they will learn to apply all the skills they know in Math to help them find the solutions.
For Science the students were excited to make their own electromagnets although not all of them worked the first time they learned that through trial and error they can achieve the goal for their experiment. Not only is doing the experiment important but also learning how to write down their observations and findings were practiced. They also learned about the plant life cycle, seeds, and flowers where they had to find out which varieties of certain fruits or vegetables were grouped together based on their appearance, insides, and seeds through a card game.