House Captains Leading Community Events
Come and read how our House Captains have been displaying their leadership skills over the past few weeks.
It has been a big week for our ES House Captains!
First of all, they braved the icy and snowy conditions last Saturday to take part in the Dogwood Tree Planting Ceremony. This was to celebrate the friendship between the USA and Japan.
In 1912, cherry trees were gifted to the United States to symbolize the two countries' friendship. For over 100 years the trees have been carefully protected and they still bloom every spring in Washington DC. To return the favor, the US government sent dogwood trees to Japan in 1915. One of the original trees is still alive at the Metropolitan Engel HS in Setagaya.
The House Captains presented to a large audience at the Setagaya Art Museum, where they made connections between Seisen and Eliza Scidmore, the lead character in 'Miss Scidmore and the 100 Years Dream', a story published to tell children about the friendship and to carry it on into the future.
After the presentation, the girls walked to Okura Dai Undo Kouen where they planted the dogwood trees. We hope these will be around for many many years!
Then on Monday, during our Open House Day for prospective new parents at Seisen, the House Captains planned and led tours of the Elementary School to communicate what learning looks like at the school. We would like to thank the House captains for their commitment to Seisen and the community - we are very proud of you!
On Friday 15th November, parents explored how they can support children in the development of the 'Approaches to Learning', specifically focusing on social skills and self management skills.
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
On the 16th October we hosted our first Morning Tea & PYP Parent Workshop.
Grade Six Shrine Visit
On Friday 27th September, our EAL teachers Ms Ingrid and Ms Katie facilitated a Parent Workshop about WIDA assessment, how the program runs and how to support your child at home with English development.
The presentation for an 'Introduction to the PYP' for parents new to the programme, 2019 - 2020.
This post provides a summary of the possible assessment criteria for each Grade Level's Unit of Inquiry.
How the students and teachers are engaging with the enhancements of the PYP. Through a self-reflection activity on the dispositions of inquiry teachers and inquiry students we acknowledge strengths and set goals.
Grade 5 & 6 fun activities run every Wednesday from 14:40-15:00.
A PYP Coffee Morning to demonstrate how we are unpacking the Approaches to Learning (ATLs) in the Enhanced PYP.