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Dear XLIS Families and Friends,   First, I want to extend my warm welcome to all our returning and new families and staff joining our XLIS Community!   Please allow me to introduce myself briefly for all the families joining us this year. My name is Maria Zialcita and I am from the Philippines. I…

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EAL & Support Team

Michelle Taylor – Whole School Counselor Mrs. Taylor is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience in mental health care. The Whole School counselor works to support students’ well-being. In secondary, she facilitates sessions on emotional health, meeting with a student individually and listening to their concerns or collaborating with parents…

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Unit of Inquiry   Throughout this unit, we will inquire into How We Express Ourselves. Student will explore the pronunciation and writing rules of Pinyin initials, finals and whole recognition syllables by play-based learning that will enrich the learning content of Pinyin and enhance students’ interest in learning Chinese. They will use Pinyin as a…

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Unit of Inquiry   We will learn about the elements of art and use it to create artwork. During this unit, we will learn about abstract art by using line, shape, color, texture, and form to create abstract paper sculpture art that reflects personality. We will also follow Frank Stella’s art style to do our…

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Unit of Inquiry   Art is one of the earliest forms of communication for children. The creative arts are activities that engage a child’s imagination. Through painting, drawing, and sculpting, students can express feelings. Sharing art with others can create feelings of empathy and unity, which helps students understand that art is also a way…

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Unit of Inquiry   For this 1st unit, students will go to the swimming pool to learn basic skills, swimming styles and games under water. They will understand the importance of safety in sports and develop their swimming ability under the well-designed training. Some specific games and activities have been selected to give out to…

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Unit of Inquiry   Welcome to lower primary PSPE. This first unit will deal with the interconnectedness of skills, strategies and safety measures found within the activity of swimming. Students through practice will begin to eliminate the psychological aspect of fear in relation to water and water sports activities. Students will learn a multitude of…

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Unit of Inquiry   In this unit, students will look at how music is notated and will work on their ability to respond to written music to create what is intended. We will work on our reading and writing skills in music notation. Students will practice playing xylophones and other percussion instruments with the correct…

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Unit of Inquiry   Throughout this unit, students will be experiencing what beat and rhythm are, and we will talk about how beat and rhythm are used in music. Students will play various beat and rhythm with instruments which help them understand how beat and rhythm works in music. We will also talk about where…

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