Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Seisen Students Share Their Talents at Trust Garden

On May 19th, Seisen's Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 students held a special performance for the residents of Trust Garden to celebrate St. Raphaela Day.  In the spirit of St. Raphaela, we are encouraged to reach out and help others with our gifts and talents.

Students prepared a varied program of music and dance. The First Communion students danced reverently in their white dresses, while the schola sang along.  The Gr. 3-4 choir shared songs from around the globe.  The Gr. 4 students performed on their recorders.  The SASA Monday dancers performed "Singing In The Rain."  The residents joined in for the popular song "Do Re Mi."  Finally, all the students performed their flash mob mash-up while many of the Trust Garden staff danced along.

We are grateful to all who helped us with chaperoning on that day, especially parents who took time out of your schedules to come to school.

The Gr. 3-4 choir sings "Music Alone Shall Live."

The First Communion group shares the song "Table of Plenty."

The Gr. 4 students performed on their recorders.

Residents enjoyed the magical sounds of the SASA girls performing "Singing In the Rain."
The students ended with their flash mob mash-up, Advice to Seisen Seniors.  Even some of the staff members and residents joined us by clapping their hands and dancing.

Seisen International School Grades 3 and 4 presentFlower - Free images on Pixabay
 “Springtime Joy”
St. Raphaela Day of Service concert event
Trust Gardens May 19, 2017  

Jubilate Deo           Michael Praetorious
Grade 3 and 4 choir
Table of Plenty        Dan Schutte  
First Communion dancers
Si Cantemo             Italian folk song
Grade 3 and 4 choir
Ode to Joy              Ludwig van Beethoven  
Recorder:  4A  class
Amazing Grace       Traditional American hymn  
Recorder:   4B  class
Lead Me, Lord          John D. Becker
First Communion dancers
  Music Alone shall live        German folk song
Grade 3 and 4 choir   
Artsa Alinu       Hebrew folk song from Israel
Grade 3 and 4 choir
Music is Fun      David R. Asplund
Grade 3 and 4 choir
Singing In The Rain  Music by Nacio Herb Brown, Words by Arthur Freed
tap dance by SASA Dancers
Sing Along:  Do-Re-Mi   Music by Rogers, Words by Hammerstein
Seisen Elementary Dance Flash Mob Mash-up  “Advice To Our Seisen Seniors”
“Rockabye” ft (Clean Bandit SHAKED remix Sean Paul and Anne-Marie;
“Better When I’m Dancing” Meghan Trainor
“Say Hey (I Love You)” Michael Franti (Kidz Bop version)
“Try Everything” Shakira
“We Are Beautiful” One Billion Rising  Lisa & Marleen

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” Justin Timberlake

Saturday, May 20, 2017

3B Prepare for ES Sports day in Individual pursuits!

The 3B class prepared for ES Sports Day and learned more about running, jumping and throwing techniques. 

Central Idea: Exploring individual pursuits through running, throwing and jumping events. 

Success criteria for running:
1). Eyes focused on where you are running, keep head steady 
2). Arms bend like an L-shape, hands go from hip to nose 
3). Lift your knees and find a good pace depending on whether it is long distance or a sprint 

Success criteria for throwing:
1). Opposite leg forward 
2). Appropriate technique based on which item you are throwing 
             -For overhand throw (koosh ball ) use T, L, Cross my body technique 
             -For frisbee toss, hug the frisbee and fling and release 
             -For foxtail throw, grab at the second color, spin clockwise and release in front 
3). Use your full energy on the throw 

Success criteria for jumping:
1). Use the running technique 
2). See the hurdle and know when to jump
3). When jumping over the hurdle, lift your knees

Friday, May 12, 2017

Upcoming Events

It was wonderful to see so many Grade 3 parents come out to cheer on our students at this year's Sports Day. If you were unable to attend, please check out the highlight reel below, courtesy of Mr. Brittain.

Photos from the event are also available through the Parent's Secure Portal on the Seisen website. 

Instructions for Logging into the Secure Portal:
All Seisen parents can access both the "Parents" and "Students" portal of the Seisen website using the e-mail address registered with the school.

If you are logging in for the first time this year:
  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Parents" button at the top of the page
  3. Click on the "Forgot Username or Password" at the bottom
  4. Enter the email address you have registered with the Records Office
  5. Open the email notification sent to you
  6. Enter a new password that will be easy for you to remember
  7. Allow your browser to remember your password
  9. Email the Records office with any problems
If you have already set up your password on the new website since February and your browser has your password saved, you should be able to enter directly using the link to the photo galleries.

It is a very busy time of year at Seisen. Here is a rundown of some the events happening in the next couple weeks:

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:30pm the students in 3A will present their How We Express Ourselves end-of-unit performance.

On Friday, May 19, 2017 the Seisen community will honor St. Raphaela, the founder of the Order of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with a Day of Service. The third graders will participate in a gardening service project on-campus. To learn more about this important Seisen event, please enjoy the 60 second video below, starring Sister Celementina.

On Tuesday, May 23rd the students in Grade 3 will go on a field trip to the Institute for Nature Study. This field trip will aid the students' Sharing The Planet inquiry into the importance of plant diversity.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

3B How We Express Ourselves Performance

To wrap up our unit on How We Express Ourselves, the third graders are performing in front of an audience in the drama room. 3B performed on Thursday, April 27th. The audience enjoyed seeing acts of magic, kamishibai, singing, dancing, and acting.

The next performance will be 3A on Thursday, May 18th at 1:30 in the drama room. 

We are currently in the middle of our Sharing the Planet unit, so please check back soon for information on what the students have been learning!