April 2020 Edition
From the Director
Dear AISL Community,
We are finishing week 5 of our online learning experience. It seems a long time ago that we were on our beloved AISL campus. From talking to students and staff, we all want to be there right now. However, we have possibly a few more weeks to go before we can go back to our playground, field, and classrooms.
Over the next few pages, I have put some images of the different classes doing some Zoom sessions. The one below shows adults in group meetings. This is a Zoom meeting that I do each Friday for the heads of small schools in Africa within the AISA organisation. AISL is very lucky that we have the facilities and opportunity to do online learning. There are schools here in Lesotho and other parts of the world where this is not the case and students have been at home with limited access to learning opportunities. Over the next few pages, you will see how our students are connecting with their peers, teachers and the class on a daily basis to continue on their journey to learning.
American International School of Lesotho
Our classes in action
Middle school students are able to do their school work at home and using online opportunities to show their products and class work.
Obviously at a time like this, students, teachers and parents are needing to get creative as to how they can demonstrate what they are doing.
Rixy showing us the flag that she designed for her "create a country" project. Students worked on creating their own countries. Students were required to create a government, a national anthem, deciding what the country exported and imported, and much more.
Wenxi showing off his advertisement for a new cereal box that has more cereal but uses less packaging than your typical box of cereal.
Ofentse modeling how his marble run works. This project asked students to build a contraption that would take at least five seconds for the marble to complete its journey, three spots that had potential energy, and a place at the bottom to catch the marble.
Student Council Dance Party
For something different, the middle school Student Council decided to host a dance party for the students.
This was a different sort of dance party as people were at home and in different parts of Maseru, Lesotho, Africa and the rest of the world.
Remote Learning – Grade 2
The second graders have been busy working on a variety of activities.
The students did an amazing job synthesizing all their information about animals and creating a new animal.
Students have also been working on challenge activities.
Mr. Brookes was our guest reader.
Reading Month: Read in your Sunglasses
Reading Month's Remote Celebration
Dear AISL Community,
Thank you for your participation during Reading Month. I am overwhelmed by your support; you're so kind!
Pajama Day still continues to be our favorite reading activity, and being at home only made it simpler! Reading in our sunglasses was the second most popular event for this month. I also loved how students got creative and combined reading in their forts and sunglasses! In the following pages, we have shared all the photos we received from parents. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have putting it all together.
Keep reading and I'll see you in the Library Zoom calls!
Reading in our Sunglasses and Forts
Reading: Build a Fort and Read in It
Read with a Flashlight; Read with a Pet
Read with a Stuffed Toy or a Figurine
Read with a Stuffed Toy
Read after Chores!
Pick a Chore to Help with; then Read
Read in your Pajamas