At last Friday’s International Showcase Assembly, our students did a great job presenting their learning, thus far, in creative and informative ways.
Beyond the cute costumes of Early Years lay the last few weeks of play, practice and learning. It’s hard to believe that some of our learners could not speak English or were terrified to speak in public! Just look at their confidence now. Our older students presented weeks of research in interesting and informative ways that they planned themselves, guided by their teachers.
Look at the Grade 4/5 class, the central idea for their second unit of inquiry was, “Humans strive to understand our place in the universe over time.” As a class, they listed all of the topics they learned about during this unit. Each group chose one of those topics to research further, and then decided how they would share what they have learned with parents and students at the assembly. Two of the groups chose to use props and acting to illustrate what they know about why we have seasons and the importance of the moon. Two other groups decided to create a presentation using PowerPoint about the Voyager 1 spacecraft and recent discoveries about space.
It was very heartening to see so many parents turn up. We’d like to thank all parents for their wonderful show of support for our learners.
A big thank you to our teachers too who did a great job helping them to prepare for the stage. It is no small task to prepare script and props AND prepare students from Nursery to Grade 8 – but they did!
The assembly gives the children the opportunity to develop their speaking and presentation skills and a moment to shine on stage.
We hope to share many more such occasions with you so you can see WHAT your child is learning in school.