Author Archives: krista

The Last Goodbye

Dear KIS Community, It has been my pleasure to be part of the KIS Community for four years. It is now time for me and my family to move on and have more adventures and experiences. We have learned so … Continue reading

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Goodbye with a Book

When saying goodbyes, I like to read the book, The Invisible String by, Patrice Karst  with the students. Here is a link to a Youtube video of a child reading it: This books helps children understand that even if you … Continue reading

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Aloha: Hello and Goodbye

An important part of transitions is having a good-goodbye.  What does that mean?  It means telling people goodbye, telling people the impact they had on your life and leaving a place and feeling settled about the departure. Feeling like loose … Continue reading

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Transitions- Puberty

This time in the school year we look closely at transitions. Transitions include moving from one experience to another.  Older children, grades 4 and 5 and up are starting to experience changes in their bodies and starting puberty. For some, … Continue reading

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10 Questions

Since coming to KIS I have been learning so much about the Third Culture Kid and Expat Families. One very useful site I have found is the Culture Blend, http://www.thecultureblend.com/ The author’s description: My name is Jerry and I write … Continue reading

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Family Time

With all the recent holidays it is possible you had some quality family time. Now back into the routine for the next 6 weeks, you will want to continue those moments. Here is a fun idea, Family Conversation Cards! You … Continue reading

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Kids Taking Action

We talk a lot about taking action in the PYP.  We all have contributed to the donation drives, fundraisers and last year we ate a lot of popcorn for Student Council’s fund raiser. The students over the years have contributed … Continue reading

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Parenting Resources

What if you never knew your infant would grow teeth? Suddenly, your once calm, content little one was crying for no reason, sleeping less, eating less, running a low fever, had diarrhea, was chewing on their hands and overall grumpy … Continue reading

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Reading for Wellbeing

I started this blog in August 2013 when I came to KIS.  I have tried to cover a variety of topics.  Last night as I was thinking about what to write about I asked my son Ace (G3) what topic … Continue reading

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