The growth and progress of a child cannot be separated from the joint efforts of parents and the school. To further promote the parents-school cooperation, strengthen the relationship between children and parents, we have invited parents of Grade 1 to spend an afternoon learning side-by-side with their children.
The first stop is the primary library where our librarians gave parents a tour of the library, as well as a description of students’ routine when they come during their library time. Parents browsed through the library collection and were encouraged to borrow some books that they could bring home for bedtime reading.
Soon after, our PSPE teacher awaited our parents to join our Grade 1 class on the soccer pitch. Initially, our families thought they were coming to observe our PSPE class, yet they quickly realized that they too were there to participate! Family members began playing the classic game of Builders vs. Bulldozers against all of our Grade 1 students. We continued with two more adventure challenge activities, particular to this PYP Unit of Inquiry. Dads and Moms had to team up with their children to be successful in both solving how to “Cross the River” and cooperate with the Parachute! The pitch was brimming with laughter, excitement, and collaborative learning!
The day ended with a collaborative reflection between parents and students regarding what they have learned on how we can preserve traditions and celebrations.