The Grade 3’s are currently busy with the transdisciplinary theme:
“How We Express Ourselves.”
For the past few weeks, we have been discussing the Central idea:
People recognize important events through celebrations and traditions.
The students were very interested in learning about Dia De Los Muertos, better known as Day of The Dead. Mr. Aldo, our P.E teacher, shared how his family celebrates the festival in Mexico. He shared some unforgettable memories of his family and the importance of Dia De Las Muertos. The students soon made a connection between Qing Ming and Dia de Las Muertos and started comparing these two festivals.
Our students from India celebrated Diwali and shared pictures and videos with the students virtually. The classes had discussions about the history, purpose, and traditions of Diwali. The students were open-minded about the festival and the Indian culture. They eagerly asked questions and shared their opinions.
During this unit, we are focusing on Research skills. Mrs. Amy, our Librarian, came and helped our students with their Research. She gave them great tools to use to be successful. The students then had to apply what they have learned by researching any festival worldwide to gather essential information about the festival. The students had to use the information and present it on a poster.
To integrate Chinese culture, the Grade 3 students had the chance to try Chinese Calligraphy. All of our students were risk-takers, and they tried their best. The students enjoyed the challenge.
On Thursday, 26 November 2020, we celebrated Thanksgiving. The students had the chance to taste Pumpkin Pie, a Thanksgiving tradition, and share what they are most thankful for in their life. It was beautiful to hear what our students had to say.
And finally, Literacy is an essential part of education. We continue our literacy promotion to students by asking our parents to read a book or two to our students (in English or Chinese).
The students enjoyed the experience. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Homeroom teacher.