Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Holidays!!!!!!

“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” 
                                                                                                                             ― Dr. Seuss

Its just unbelievable how the time has just flown by. We have finished five months in school already, Wow! Time does fly when you are having fun. The last week, before the winter break, school has been busy and fun. We worked hard at completing our stories. We are on the road to becoming successful and famous authors. We are proud of our story books.

We finished our unit by reflecting on what all our friends, teachers, and relatives had to say about us. It was wonderful to hear all our close ones talk about us and share what they think about us. It made us realise what kind of an image we have created for ourselves, through our behaviour and conduct. Thank you to everyone who removed time for us. We truly appreciate it.

We enjoyed listening to our friends from Grade 5 share about what they had learned during their unit. Thank you for inviting us Grade 5. We now understand the learner profiles even more better.

For Grade 3’s UOI - How We Express Ourselves we decided to bring out the X-Factor in each student.
We started by looking at and discussing a singer called Hera who always performs with a unique design painted on her face.We discussed why she and many other singers create an image to be remembered by. In one lesson Ms Amanda performed a song at the piano demonstrating how she expresses herself through a sad sounding song.
After this each student had to pick a song they identified with and rehearse it in their own time and in class. Each student was interviewed, saying why they had chosen that particular song and what it meant for them.
Each student had to think carefully about what image they wanted to portray to the audience, eg how they were to dress, make-up and other accessories. They also practiced putting expression into their performance of the song. The had to think about how they wanted to move, what their facial expressions might be, how they were to connect with their audience.
The final performance was in front of the whole PYP and it was a huge success! See for yourself……...  
----Ms. Amanda

Shawn sir turned out to be our 'Secret Santa' who gifted Grade 3 with a surprise.

Thank you Shawn Sir!

As Christmas is a time of giving and sharing. All the students from Grade 1 - 5 turned secret Santa's for the children of out helping staff. We bought gifts and wrapped them and gifted it to the didi's and bhaiyas's. It was truly a wonderful experience.

Having fun wrapping the gifts with our friends from grade 1. 4 and 5.

Time to be the secret Santa's.

  Merry Christmas to everyone.