Danica

This author Danica Lesser has created 12 entries.

22 May

My Island life

This week in 4 Sipi, we were lucky enough to have three kind parents come in to talk to us about their experiences living on different islands. Linking to our IPC unit ‘Island Life’, we asked a lot of questions about geographical features of the islands and also about the culture in Samoa, Hawaii and Reunion Island. Here are a few of the interesting things we found out… Samoa: – In Samoa, women wear a flower in their hair on the right side...

03 Apr

Chocolate Sale

Year 4 children raised money for CORSU, by baking and advertising their chocolate treats and then selling them to members of the Ambrosoli community. The children worked in groups to produce adverts and posters promoting their brands and products. They had a great time selling their treats, after weeks of hard work and lots of learning all about chocolate! ...

14 Mar

Fairtrade Banana Smoothies

We made banana smoothies, while learning all about the challenges of trading and the importance of fair trade. We had to trade items with other groups to get all the ingredients and equipment we needed. We learnt a lot and connected this experience to our learning about fairtrade in our chocolate unit in IPC. ...

12 Feb

Chocolate Workshop

We enjoyed our chocolate workshop with local chocolate producer, Moonbean, yesterday. We learnt about the importance of bean selection before roasting, winnowing and grinding beans and then mixing and refining ingredients. After conching, tempering and molding, we each had chocolate treats we had made to take home! What a wonderful day. ...

01 Feb

Chocolate Planet Stories – 4 Sipi characters

Year 4 Sipi children introduced their characters from the Chocolate Planet stories they are working on, during Open Morning. They had invented their characters through writing, drawing and drama tasks and then brought them to life with props and costumes and some excellent acting! We met these characters from the chocolate planet on Open Morning. They answered questions in their roles very well! 4 ...

03 Dec

Guest Speakers for IPC

We were very lucky to have two guest speakers last week for our IPC ‘Active Planet’ unit, who have experience working for international  organizations helping people after natural disasters. One of our unit objectives is to ‘find out about international groups that respond to natural disasters’ so the best way to do this was to meet real people working in these roles. The children learnt about how important it is for people to have shelter, food, water, and medical assistance after natural disasters....

26 Oct

Inter-School French Day: Journée Française

On 25th October, six other International schools in Kampala brought some of their students to Ambrosoli for the Inter-School French Day. Six of our Year 4 children represented our school, and were the team leaders of the groups as they completed different activities around the school. Our Ambrosoli students described the day in their own words: In the morning we welcomed the other schools and met all the other children. Then we did seven activities – learning about Chad, Canada, Belgium, France,...