daw.com - September 15
Our first unit in math is also coming to a close. We have had an extensive look at base ten and unit decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of these decimals and also a short session on estimation. I expect to complete the final assessment and project for this unit prior to the fall break.
Our unit on Global Citizen ship is coming to a close as well. The students brainstormed the concepts that Ms. Sayson and Mr. Hurworth could use in hiring new faculty for ISB. We will put these into a large graphic and then present it to the two of them with Mr. Byrne present as well. The students also looked at Difference makers and will be creating a presentation about one of the Difference Makers they wrote about. I used the 4 C's method of studying them (Connection, Challenges, Concepts and Changes) to really help the students dig into what the article was telling them. It will be interesting to see what they come up with as a presentation.
After 5 weeks of school I am pleased to continually tell you how wonderful your students are. They work together well, they are an exciting and excited group of students and most of all, they are wonderful learners in a multitude of ways. I am one of the luckiest people in the world at the moment with such a magnificent group to work with.
In the realm of transparency, I do want all of you to know that I am looking to move on from ISB at the end of this school year. New laws in China have made it not possible for me to stay past the age of 60 which is next school year for me. With that in mind I have already applied for or will be applying for positions at Hong Kong International School, Singapore American School, Seoul Foreign School and the International School of Prague. This was not an easy decision to make but I do think it was made for all the right reasons. I have nothing but the utmost of appreciation for my 8 years here at ISB. It is an amazing school with great students and parents.
As always, if you want to talk to me about something or have a question, please feel free to contact me. I will gladly set up a time or call you at your convenience.
Posted by H.Daw