A brand new year means a brand new library! The new library is now open and our students are exploring all the new books on the shelves. We received about 3,000 books over the holidays and would like to thank the community for all their contributions. The library team is working with parents to get everything catalogued. A cosy space will be created so that students can read and expand their imaginations without interruption.
Each class will visit the library on a weekly basis. Please help your child returning books to the library once they have finished their books. Since we are still in the cataloguing process, we kindly ask to not bring any books out of the library. We appreciate the entire community’s support on this!
Glimpse into the classroom
Year 7's current IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) unit of work is centred on the idea of balance. The idea behind balance is that things are more stable when different elements are in the correct or best possible proportions. To explore this big idea, students undertook a series of challenges requiring 'balancing acts', from giant Jenga to balance beam challenges. Students discussed and analysed when balance was hard, what caused balance to be lost, and what enabled balance to be secured.
Students also recognised how difficult it was to sustain the right conditions for perfect balance. The exercise, literally and figuratively, was great fun and a challenging experience!
After School Club - Tiger Tennis
There are still spots left for the Monday after school Tiger Tennis class for ages 3-6 and 6-12 years old. Attached is the flier. You can sign up directly on the Bookeo website linked below:
For any questions about the Tiger Tennis academy call 646-339-6450.
Kensuke's Kingdom in Year 5
Year 5 students are enjoying their new class book, Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The book is about a young boy, Michael, who washes up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, the Peggy Sue. Michael realises that a mysterious someone, Kensuke, is also on the island. They become friends and Michael learns more about his world after becoming friends. Students who are reading the novel have started a new wall project which include plotting the journey of the sail boat using atlases and evidence from the text.