Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SASA girls dance to the Nutcracker!

On December 11th, Grade 2 SASA girls collaborated with several 3rd Graders and performed the Christmas classic "Trepak" from the Nutcracker Ballet. This was one of the many wonderful performances at the ES Carol Night which celebrated peace and unity at Seisen.

Monday, December 14, 2015


Japanese class hosted "Ohanashi-Kai", a story telling group.
Their story telling skills were amazing! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Grade 2 Mathematics

Peak Into Grade 2 Mathematics

Last week, Mr. Hughes and Ms. Sandra visited us in 2A and 2B and taught some fun addition activities for learning addition number bonds.
2A learned how to play an interactive iPad game called "Hit the Button," while 2B learned how to play a game called "Make 20." 

In "Hit the Button," 2A raced against the clock to find the matching number bond to 10, 20 and 100.

"Make 20" was a dueling game in which two players turned around and quickly circled the matching pair.

Many of girls had so much fun in either activity that they continued playing even after the lessons were over!

Join in on the learning!

Try asking your daughter about one of these games and practice number bonds together at home!

Also, feel free to check out the link below for a "behind-the-scenes" of how a lesson like these are planned. At Seisen we follow a Primary Years Programme  guided through a Solo Taxonomy framework.

HTB/ Make 20 Lesson Plan  

So what's next in Grade 2 mathematics?
We will be learning how to...
  • Develop strategies for memorizing addition numbers facts
  • Estimate sums and differences
  • Add numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
  • Use manipulatives, drawings, tools and notations to show strategies and solutions

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Storytelling Time in the Media Centre

Ms Ingrid and Ms Lea told stories today to begin the new UOI How we Express Ourselves. Then the girls retold them to their partners demonstrating how stories communicate meaning. 

Perhaps the girls can remember one of the stories well enough to retell it at home with just some picture clues: