MAPS – Our Treasure Island


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Parent-Teacher, Social studies, Welcome | Posted on March 25, 2015

We are learning about Map Skills in Social Studies. Working with children is amazing for different reasons; seeing how they use their creativity is one of them! They see the world from a different perspective. I just gave them some markers and here are the results… Their Treasure Island Map (with a compass rose, an invisible bridge, a buried treasure, a volcano, a treasure cave… all you can imagine on a Secret Island)

IMG_7396Treasure Island


Hui Sang’s Black Forest


Jessie working on her Treasure Cave


Gavin’s Monkey Land


Malika drawing a Pirate Ship


EJ’s Caravel


Riley’s Invisible River and Bridge


Da Eun’s Buried Treasure


Irene’s Compass Rose

The importance of SPORTS for children


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in School goals, Sport, Welcome | Posted on March 24, 2015

Sport and physical education is fundamental to the early development of children and the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, they learn about the importance of key values such as:
fair play,
respect for themselves and others, and
adherence to rules.

At East-West we highly encourage these values and they are passed on to our students by our enthusiastic P.E. teachers and coaches.

Last Friday I attended our students’ P.E. lesson and I was so gratified to see them learning while having so much fun! All of them were participating, supporting each other and contributing to the game. I thought it would be a good idea to share some photos so you can see your child enjoying his/her P.E. lesson at East-West 🙂


Do you know what your child’s favourite subject is? Well… most of them agree on P.E. being their favourite subject because it’s fun and it makes you feel healthy and stronger!

Is there any subject in particular you would like to see your child participating in? If so, please, let us know! And we will write about it and share some photos in our next post 🙂

Thank you for following us and sharing your ideas and comments.

*Grade 3M*

Prodigy Math Game


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Homework & home-based activities, Math, Parent-Teacher | Posted on March 13, 2015

Dear Parents, Unknown

We are now using an exciting new educational game called Prodigy. While we will be using the program during school hours, students are encouraged to use it at home as a way of supplementing their practice.

Learn at home!      

Have you ever wished your child was as enthusiastic about learning as they are about video games? With
Prodigy, your child can continue their learning at home, exactly where they left off at school. It takes less than 2 minutes to get started:

  1. Visit and click on the orange “Start Now. Free Forever.” button,
  2. Enter your information to create a free Parent account,
  3. Click on the orange “Add Students” button and select “Add Existing Students”,
  4. Enter your child’s username and password (CONTACT MS. MARTA for this),
  5. Click on the orange “Play Prodigy” button in the top right to access the game.

Real-time Reports

Prodigy provides you rich, real-time reports on what your child is learning. This makes it easy to track what math skills they’ve mastered, and where they may need help. To access reports:

  1. Click on the blue “Teacher/Parent Login” button on to access your parent account (see ‘Learn at Home’ above),
  2. Click on the “Reports” tab and select one of our four reports.


Reading & Maths (e-books, fun games and activities)


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Language Arts, Math, Parent-Teacher | Posted on March 6, 2015

Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website. It’s packed with up-to-date expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so
you can support your child’s reading and Maths at home in  the best possible way.

READING: Oxford Owl Reading

Oxford Owl Reading has 250 free eBooks for you to share with your child as well as simple ideas, top tips, activities and games to help your child with their reading at home.

You’ll also find advice from educational experts on many areas including phonics, motivating boys and how to help a child who is struggling with their reading.

MATHS: Oxford Owl Maths 

Oxford Owl Maths supports you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You’ll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their Maths at home.

There are lots of ways to help to build your child’s confidence in maths. There are many fun games and activities you can do with your child that practise maths skills. Most children love playing games and it’s an easy way to support their learning.

***If you have any problem when joining, Contact Ms. Marta***


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