söndag 26 april 2015

Newsletter Week 18

Newsletter Week 18
Dear parents,
This week has been great too. We have refrained from more project work to compensate for time lost during the Stockholm book project. The children now engage more time in doing Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Local Traffic
The children were given instructions about how to take precaution while travelling on the Stockholm`s local traffic and what to do when a crisis occurs. This information was very educative and beneficial even to adults who live in Stockholm. It was well appreciated by the children.
The children will continue to work with tables and diagrams. I have monitored the homework side by side with the school work just to make sure they are on the right track. In 3 weeks, I will test their ability to get facts from tables, to understand bar graphs, ability to tabulate information on bar graphs and formulate their own questions about graphs.  The children who will have completed the topic will try out a more challenging work. I am sure they will enjoy it.
Natural Sciences
Technology is still be integrated with physics. The children have continued with the theme Movement and Construction (rörelse och konstruktion). The children tested the effects of weight on movement and measured the distance incurred as weight was increased.  The exercise is to show concretely what force, weight, and acceleration are practically.
We are still enjoying reading Romeo and Juliet. The children have also done some comprehension work. They will get new spelling words for a test on Friday.
The children will train their parts on “ Romeo and Juliet”. For Mathematics they will do page (141-144) Mattebogren 4A.  Please remind the children to bring their mathematics textbooks to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday swhen they have Mathematics lessons.

More information will be in the next Newsletter.

 Kindest Regards

Jacqueline Zettergren

tisdag 7 april 2015

Construction and Movement (Rörelse och Konstruktion)

Tips for Construction Material for Children

Click on the link (Tips for...) to find lots of material for children to extend their construction hobies at home. This is only optional for parents to buy for their children. I am sure that the children love to construct freely and create their own models.
The material from K`nex has a reasonable price. Buying the facilities is to your children is a way to engage both boys and girls in constructing anything they may wish to model including Geometrical shapes. This is the material we use for construction of simple machines and vehicles.

Construction and Movement (Rörelse och Konstruktion)R

Construction and Movement

Newsletter Week 16

Dear Parents

I wish everyone a Happy Easter. I hope the children can have a homework free Easter holiday and relax with parents.
Shack 4
The children performed well in the chess competition. If they were ranked according to percentage and not number of players entered then they had a chance to get a good  rank. I am proud of my class for their achievement. Even the new students in the class performed very well. Many children had 3 wins of the four games. Knut won all games and will continue to participate in the tournament.

 Romeo and Juliet
I have issued a script of Romeo and Juliet which the children can start acquainting themselves with. Some children wish to have the play acted.  We will go through the script so that we can get the right roles for the cast. The children will have an opportunity to reflect over what can bridge a gap between families that hate one another so terribly. They have tried out the script already and they are enthusiastic about acting it.

 Formative Assessment  (IUP)
I have not yet put in any IUPs on the school web page yet. I have the IUPs written anyway for the Spring Term and Autumn Term. I will simply need to transfer the information and I promise to be prompt with it.

Normal school resumes as usual on the 13th of April.

I hope that some parents will volunteer to organise fun activities for the children during the spring.

Once more Happy Easter.

 Kindest Regards

Jacqueline Zettergren