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07 December 2017

Grade 4 Energy Study

Grade 4 is studying energy, starting with electricity.  Students gathered different components and were tasked with combining them into circuits, starting with a simple circuit that powered a single light bulb.  This progressed to engineering a parallel circuit that ran two items - like a motor AND a light bulb where the power could be switched between the two.  

Posted in: Elementary, Science

Tagged: Energy Unit

07 December 2017

Grade 4 Energy Study

Grade 4 is studying energy, starting with electricity.  Students gathered different components and were tasked with combining them into circuits, starting with a simple circuit that powered a single light bulb.  This progressed...

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16 November 2017

South African Dancers Share Culture and Hope

The Kliptown Youth Project (KYP) dancing troupe visited Concordia for a full day of traditional South African singing, dancing, and culture sharing. Each Concordia elementary school class had a chance to meet with the dancers individually to learn more about the group’s purpose as well as join in on some great dancing and music.

KYP’s founder, Thulani Madondo, was named by CNN as one of their 2012 ‘Heroes’ of everyday people changing the world, as KYP helps youth of Kilptown, SA rise out of poverty.

“I liked the gumboot dancers because they taught us how to dance. It was cool that they made their own music with their boots, hands and their drum.” - Bella, Grade 3

Posted in: General News, Elementary, music

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16 November 2017

South African Dancers Share Culture and Hope

The Kliptown Youth Project (KYP) dancing troupe visited Concordia for a full day of traditional South African singing, dancing, and culture sharing. Each Concordia elementary school class had a chance to meet with...

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06 November 2017

Fall Festival

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing Concordia parents for pulling off the best Fall Festival yet!

Over 60 of our parents came together to organize a festival to celebrate our diversity, bringing elements of fall festivals from all over the world including our very own host country of Vietnam. A special thanks to Santa Fe Relocation for the use of the bouncy castle at this fun community event.

Posted in: Elementary

Tagged: Parent Support Organization, Elementary School, Fall Festival

06 November 2017

Fall Festival

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing Concordia parents for pulling off the best Fall Festival yet! Over 60 of our parents came together to organize a festival to celebrate our diversity, bringing elements...

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13 October 2017

Country of the Day

Grade 5 students Minh and Preston mentored Mrs. Snider’s 4th grade class to help them introduce her Country Of The Day program.  Each year, Mrs. Snider’s class learns to research and present information about the countries of the world. Minh said, “We researched information on the internet and in books in the Concordia library.”  Preston shared, “We presented to the class information like the population, culture, food, dance, traditions, the government and the people of the country.”

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13 October 2017

Country of the Day

Grade 5 students Minh and Preston mentored Mrs. Snider’s 4th grade class to help them introduce her Country Of The Day program.  Each year, Mrs. Snider’s class learns to research and present information...

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10 October 2017

Interactive Reading

Our Library featured interactive reading with REAL sound effects: Grade 3 listened to 'Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin' written by Chieri Uegaki and read by Randy Stephens while accompanied by violinist, Ms. Mary. Here they are showing us how they would play their own instruments.

Posted in: Elementary, music

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10 October 2017

Interactive Reading

Our Library featured interactive reading with REAL sound effects: Grade 3 listened to 'Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin' written by Chieri Uegaki and read by Randy Stephens while accompanied by violinist, Ms. Mary. Here...

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04 October 2017

Design Thinking

As the start of a five-week project, Grade 3 students have put their imaginations to work as they embark on the Design Thinking process. The idea is to come to a final outcome without thinking about current restrictions and deterrents.  The entire process relies heavily on creating a prototype of what kind of outcomes the creator envisions.  In our students’ case, they visualized what a ‘super-hero’ city might look like and without only a limitation of imagination, built a model of what they thought would work well.

Posted in: Elementary

Tagged: Design Thinking, Grade 3, Interactive Curriculum

04 October 2017

Design Thinking

As the start of a five-week project, Grade 3 students have put their imaginations to work as they embark on the Design Thinking process. The idea is to come to a final outcome...

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27 September 2017

Grade 5 Sees the Solar System

The Newest Thing Yet!

Grade 5 students are learning about the solar system and the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, a topical subject given the recent eclipse, and built a scale model of the solar system running through the upper school hallway!

Posted in: Elementary

Tagged: Elementary School, science, Solar System, Grade 5

27 September 2017

Grade 5 Sees the Solar System

The Newest Thing Yet! Grade 5 students are learning about the solar system and the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, a topical subject given the recent eclipse, and built a scale model...

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13 June 2017

Global CodeaThon

On Saturday, May 6th eight 4th & 5th Grade students represented Concordia at the Annual Global Codeathon, sponsored by UNIS Hanoi. Fifteen schools from around the world participated in this exciting event.

The Global Codeathon is a celebratory event open to anyone interested in coding. The main goal is to foster a love of coding and to collaborate with other young coders. The Codeathon provided an opportunity for young coders to meet and learn from one another. Concordia was also lucky to have two seasoned high school coders help in teaching the younger students about programming in both English and Vietnamese!

During the Codeathon, students were challenged to create video games and animations using Scratch. Other students built and programmed robots. The most exciting part was the Coding Slam, where students from each school shared their final projects in a one-minute presentation. Scott Chen, Grade 5, represented Concordia in the Coding Slam.

It was amazing to see such high levels of creativity and critical thinking from students in countries such as Tanzania, Uzbekistan, India and of course, Vietnam! Mr. Elliott and Mrs. Snider were extremely proud of our Concordia coders - 4th Graders: U-Hyeok Kwon, Mai Anh Pham, Thao Pham, Tim Leummens, Preston Badger, Chris Cho and 5th Graders: Scott Chen and Daniel Kim.

A huge thank you to Concordia middle schoolers Linh Pham and Jack Boone. Well done everyone and we are looking forward to another great coding event next year!


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13 June 2017

Global CodeaThon

On Saturday, May 6th eight 4th & 5th Grade students represented Concordia at the Annual Global Codeathon, sponsored by UNIS Hanoi. Fifteen schools from around the world participated in this exciting event. The Global...

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09 June 2017

Elementary Music Concerts

TEN LITTLE LADYBUGS: PRESCHOOL- GRADE 1
Based on the book, “10 Little Ladybugs” by Melanie Gerth, our Concordia Preschool- Grade 1 students showcased their musical talent in this wonderful ‘ladybug’ themed concert.


GRADE 2-5 CONNECTED SHOWCASE
Music has a way of connecting people. In this case, music also made the jump of  connecting different subjects that the students are currently studying. To make this  performance even more intriguing, the rhythms, lyrics, and movements came about through input from the students themselves. This showcase of true creator talent made for a wonderful concert!


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09 June 2017

Elementary Music Concerts

TEN LITTLE LADYBUGS: PRESCHOOL- GRADE 1Based on the book, “10 Little Ladybugs” by Melanie Gerth, our Concordia Preschool- Grade 1 students showcased their musical talent in this wonderful ‘ladybug’ themed concert. GRADE 2-5 CONNECTED SHOWCASEMusic has a...

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15 May 2017

HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW?

What better way to cultivate learning than through actually cultivating crops? Both our elementary and upper school students have  a chance to get their hands dirty in our school community garden.  

Both our preschool classes are  growing a variety of plants including radishes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, melons, house plants, and herbs.  “Can you guess which is their favorite plant in the whole garden?” asks preschool teacher, Mrs. Elliott. “The weeds- some of the kids think they are the most interesting plants!” 

Next time you are on campus, why not take a peek at just how well our garden is growing?

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15 May 2017

HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW?

What better way to cultivate learning than through actually cultivating crops? Both our elementary and upper school students have  a chance to get their hands dirty in our school community garden.   Both our...

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