Thank you so much for the wonderful conversations about your child’s learning. It was so great to hear your child speak of strengths and challenges and ways to meet new goals set for this coming trimester. Please know that you are truly welcomed and encouraged to continue the conversation.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. Last week our entire school joined in on the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, which included more than 100 million students worldwide. Our Hour of Code makes a statement that the International School of Morocco is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. See http://hourofcode.com/ma for details. A celebratory video will be posted on facebook very soon.
Last Friday, we had a fabulous time watching the musical theatre production of Hercules at Le Studio Des Arts Vivant. All of the children were excellent audience members and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the show. The curriculum connections include the obvious music and drama standards, but history standards are also a focus. In this new unit of inquiry the year 5/6 learners will be inquiring into the way of life, beliefs and achievements of the people living in ancient civilizations and the influences of that civilization on the world today (specifically, the traditions, rituals and artefacts).
Monday (tomorrow) is “No Uniform Day”. If your child wants to come to school in our school uniform, no problem! But, if he or she chooses to wear something else to school, Students’ Council is asking for 20 dhs/ person to be put towards the cost of purchasing a new school camera. Remember that the school dress code still applies.
Wednesday is our ISM Winter Workshop Winter. All student-elves will be working at different stations on Wednesday morning to create a variety of Christmas crafts to be either displayed or sold at the Winter Show on Thursday evening.
The Winter Show is certainly going to be an exciting event. The students (and their teachers) have been working very hard on their performances to bring you a heart-warming evening to celebrate this holiday season.
The next day is Pajama Day, an ISM tradition! After a long night at the Winter Show, the entire school community is welcome to come to school on Friday in their P.J.’s. (blankies in tow?). I would like to show the video of “Frindle” (based on the book by Andrew Clements) on Friday. If you have it or can guide me to where I can access it for the class, please be in touch.
Have a fabulous week ahead! Holidays are coming :)