Archives for 2009/10


The final grade 2 unit - "Celebrations" is underway. The children quickly began to wonder just what exactly a celebration is. So we spent last week investigating and researching celebrations from around the world. Traditional favourites such as New Year and Halloween have featured but some also chose some very unusual celebrations such as La Tomatina Festival near Valencia in Spain. This Read full article »

International Day

Friday April 30th marked International Day at ISM. It was a great way to launch the final grade 2 unit of the year "Celebrations" by celebrating and showcasing the international diversity amongst our community. In many ways every day can be International Day at our school. Aswell as books and I.T based applications children in our class have been becoming more Read full article »

The Wump World- Making Connections.

In literacy our class enjoyed investigating this story. In centres around a fictitious green, natural planet called Wump world which is inhabited by peaceful creatures called Wumps. However the natural sense of harmony is shattered one day when the Pollutions arrive looking for a new planet to live on having just polluted and destroyed their own planet. The book inspired us Read full article »

Making use of the Community Garden.

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Grade 2 Manila Planetarium Visit.

The Planetarium -The children worked together to find answers to the mysteries of space. On February 2nd, the Grade Two children blasted off to the Manila Planetarium in search for answers to their burning questions.  It was a wonderful experience to be able to sit back and watch the night sky explode with satellites, stars and planets.  Many of their wonderings were Read full article »

ISM Community Garden Up and Running!

The school's Eco commitee are delighted to confirm the long awaited opening of the school's first community garden. The project has been a joint venture amongst Elementary, Middle and High School students. It is hoped that the garden will help to foster a shared sense of connection with the growing of plants and natural phenomenon in our world. Read full article »

Grade 2 Homework February 2010.

Grade 2 Homework for January/February 2010             1.  The Lunar Cycle      Students are bringing home a Moon Calendar to fill in. They will need your help remembering to observe the moon each night (if possible) and record or chart the picture that it shows. Each day, we will talk about the moon phase we saw the night before and try to Read full article »

Solar Eclipse.

Conveniently for us in Manila we will be able to watch a partial eclipse of the sun this Friday 15th January 2010!! In the Philippines, this event will be observed as a partial solar eclipse and will be the longest since 1992. It will be visible along a track stretching across Central Africa, the Indian Ocean and Eastern Asia. The Eclipse is expected to be Read full article »


Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays. I have sent the parent/grandparent interview questions that the children created, home over the holidays.They are writing a magazine type article about change over the generations and are sourcing information by interviewing relatives. We have just started to make the Magazine Covers. They will be writing the rest of the article early next Read full article »

Our Class Party!!!! 12/15/09

A big thank you to everyone involved for a very enjoyable and fun afternoon.     Read full article »

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