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May 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

I hope you and your family are doing well. It seemed that we just started online learning, but now we are down to our last few weeks of school. All your support is greatly appreciated in these trying times; we wouldn’t have made it without you. 

Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, our final assessments are underway. These will be mostly performance and project-based tasks that will be submitted through the learning platforms we are currently using (Google Classroom, Seesaw, Raz Kids, ThinkCentral). You may help students by teaching them to prioritise important tasks, by explaining instructions, and by encouraging them to do their best work. You may also reach out to the teachers to discuss any concerns or requests, and we will be eager to support you.

The clearance process will be starting in the next week. Our librarians, Teacher Russia and Teacher Pau, will be sending through email the list of materials that your child needs to be returned to the library. You may start compiling materials to be returned so that we are ready when we are given the chance to physically return them to school. 

Also, you may now reserve your child’s/ward’s spot at Brent Baguio for the next school year, 2020-2021. Kindly check the announcement on our school website for the details. 

May we continue to be safe and strong. Let’s take it one day at a time, and cherish these final days of school.

Ms. Kim Arganda
Lower School Head Teacher

March 2020

Ms. Adamey Peniano
Pre-K and K Homeroom

Pre-K and K

Eleven days left in the school year, eleven days left to be a Kindergartener, and eleven days left to be a Pre-Kindergartener. This journey has been difficult but amazing as we approached a new way of learning. Moreover, I want to thank my Kinder and Pre-Kinder parents for the support and unending help you gave to me and the class this year. It has been extraordinary. 

This month will also be dedicated for final assessments so please expect after school one-on-one sessions. The following are the lessons we wish to finish this month:

Language Arts: For Pre-K, they will finalise with letter sounds. Kinder will continue with snap words and digraphs. Together, we will review again on rhyming words to be ready for the final assessment. 

Math: Pre-K and K will continue with patterns (2-way and 3-way). Kinder will move to a short lesson on Fractions (whole and halves) and simple measurement. 

Science: Concept of shadows.

Once again, thank you for everything. This experience will definitely be unforgettable. God Bless and stay safe, always!

Teacher Angeline Curameng
Pre-K and K Substitute Teacher

Ms. Kim Arganda
Lower School Head Teacher
Grade 3 Homeroom

Grade 3

This May, all our units are connected under the theme of Solar System and Space. For Language Arts and Science, our research clubs will focus on finding a planet humans can build a colony on. This ties in with our Geometry unit in Math, where we will use area and perimeter to design and build a space station. After these units, we will be having a virtual field trip which will deepen their understanding of our place and our responsibility in the universe.

Here are some general guidelines on helping your child with the work at home: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html

If you have other concerns, please feel free to let me know so we can arrange better learning opportunities for your child.

For final assessments, students will be completing the following:

Math

Performance tasks that show problem solving skills

-Measurement

-Geometry

Language Arts

Research and Persuasive Essay: Building a Colony on Another Planet

Science

Performance task: discussions, illustrations, written work, or presentation to show what they learned about the Solar System (to be scheduled with the teacher)

Lastly, I am grateful and honored to have taught your children and to have seen their growth for these past two years. Thank you for trusting and supporting our class since Day One. Let’s continue to enjoy these last weeks of the school year! ❤️❤️❤️

Ms. Elaine Ferrer
Grade 1 Homeroom

Grade 1

We are nearing the end of SY 2019-2020 now. This year has been exceptional and we have learned many new things from this experience. I missed seeing you in person for the remainder of our class time, but at least we saw each other online and those sessions will be etched in my memory for years.

Next week, I will start to assess (Reading, Writing, Math) each of you separately, so please allow me to have an hour or two with you. I will email you a day before your scheduled time. I will be requiring you to wear your headset or earphone, as I need your full attention during that time.

Language Arts

Phonics – r-Controlled Vowels, Base Words and Endings –er, -est

Comprehension – Making Predictions, Sequence of Events, Cause and Effect

Grammar – More Describing Words

Math

Chapter 12 (Two-Dimensional Shapes)

Science

Balance and Motion

Social Studies

Community

Thank you for the wonderful year with you!

Good luck and much love to you all! ☺

Teacher Elaine

Ms. Geraldine Reyes
Grade 4 Homeroom

Grade 4

The year has gone by so fast and I’m proud of the work that the 4th graders have done. With only a few more weeks left in this school year, I would like to thank you for all your support most especially in the last two months during our Online Learning. I would have loved to end this school year in the regular way, but because of the circumstances, we could not. We will be having our summative assessments in the next few weeks.

In our virtual classroom this month of May…

Math: Chapter 11 Angles

Language Arts: Historical Fiction Book Clubs

Science: Circulatory System

Social Studies: Trash Management Unit

Again, thank you for all your support and active involvement in all our activities. God bless and stay safe!

 

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

Ms. Katrina Moredo
Grade 2 Homeroom

GRADE 2

It’s the last leg of our journey and it has been interesting to say the least. I want to take the time to thank you for a wonderful year. I wish I could have ended with your kids in the traditional way, but unfortunately, circumstances dictate otherwise. Here are the following units/lessons that we hope to complete for the month of May.

Math: Chapter 10 Data and Chapter 11 Geometry and Fraction Concepts

Science: Finish up our experiments and discussions on Matter

Language Arts: Finish up Alvin Ho and our Series Book study.

Cheers to you and your wonderful children!

Ms. Deboarah Roberts
Grade 5 Homeroom

Grade 5

We have arrived at the end of the school year. Your student has been a trooper throughout this home learning experience. I wish we could have an end of the year party and say goodbye in a proper way, but we must be safe. As we close out this school year, we will continue learning until the end.

Math: Chapter 11 Geometry, Chapter Test on Friday, May 15. The end of the year summative assessment will be on Monday-Tuesday, May 18 & 19.

Language Arts: Island of the Blue Dolphins will take us right up to the end of the school year. We may be continuing on with some grammar (prepositions) but we may not get to that. 

Science: We will be finishing up Chapter 10, Physical and Chemical Change. We will also be working through Unit 3 in Actively Learn.

Social Studies: We have finished instruction for the year. All social studies will be finalized on Wednesday, June 6. Students may make up unfinished work or redo an assignment until that date.

Thank you all for a wonderful first year at Brent. I have LOVED teaching your student(s).