Week of May 21st – May 25th

 Dear Parents, Friends and Families,

We continued to demonstrate a keen interest in learning last week during our unit “Play”. We played cooperatively with our friends and sometimes chose to play alone. 

We also celebrated a birthday.

Happy Birthday Alice !!

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Tuesday May 29th: Student Led Conferences

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Wednesday June 13th – Last day of school (half-day); Primary School Concert

 

 

 

 

 

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Week is May 14 – 18

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Hello Ey1 Families and Friends!

We had such an amazing week!  We started off with the Fun Splash Morning!  Thank you to everyone who came and especially to those who participated!  

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Thank you to all of the grownups that came to the Coffee Meeting about Growing Resilience in the Early Years.  We are glad to share a bit about how we work in EY1 with you and explore the classroom together.  Make sure to check out all of the info that was sent via email.

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We spent the morning on Thursday at the G5 exhibition!  We enjoyed seeing their celebration of learning.  They showed us around and were happy to tell us all about “Sharing the Planet”.  

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We have many eggs in the incubator, and there will be many more!  If you have any interest in taking one home, now or when they hatch please let us know!

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This week we will continue our exploration of Play by looking closer at Games with Rules and also different forms of Dramatic Play.  

Reminders:

Grade 2 is raising money for Thai central Mission by selling raffle tickets for 50baht each.  Please send in money if you would like to purchase raffle tickets, we will have tickets in our classroom. 

Tuesday May 29th: Student Led Conferences

Wednesday June 13th – Last day of school (half-day); Primary School Concert

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May 7th to May 11th

Dear EY1 Parents and Friends,

This week we continued exploring our Unit play. We experimented and learned through different types of play. We enjoyed dramatic, sensory, art and imaginative play.

Dramatic Play – We enthusiastically helped our friends to get a new hair style !

Playing through arts – We continued our bubble painting with Ms. Kaitlin.

Sensory play – Who doesn’t like getting their hands a little dirty? We love getting gooey and messy so we made some Soapy Goo. We mixed together corn starch, dish liquid soap, a bit of water and food coloring. We really enjoyed playing with the smooth texture.

We also enjoyed exploring shaving foam and water beads.

We love to express ourselves through creative play!

Assembly – We were really happy to participate in an Assembly last Friday in the auditorium. We are very proud of our friends Jiro and Putti for receiving an Action Certificate. Well done !

We love swimming with Mr. Max. We have been practicing our swimming skills to be ready for the Swimming Gala !

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Wednesday May 9th: EY1 Coffee Meeting 8:00

Sponsor an Excursion ! On May 30th, children and caregivers from House of Blessing (those born in prisons or abandoned youth) and Thanksgiving Home (developmentally challenged kids) will go to the Ramayana Water Park. To help these children to have a great day, we are selling raffle tickets.

The price is 50 THB per ticket. First prize is 2 X tickets worth more than 2000 THB each for the Ramayana Water Park. Please watch the video below for more details.

 

 

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Week of April 30th – May 4th

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Hello EY1 Community!

We have continued to grow and explore our understanding of our current UOI “Play” in which we talk about how we can express our feelings and ideas through playing!  We are working on taking risks with our play and expressing multiple forms of creativity!

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We grew our understanding of play creatively when we made Bubble Art this week!  We took a mixture of soap, paint and water and blew on it through a straw to make huge bubbles.  We had so much fun  as we made discoveries through our play!

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We continued to explore dramatic play with a vet/dr. office!  We had fun dressing up!  We will develop this further this week when we make the office into a hair salon!

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We were super excited to see that our chickens had laid eggs!  There were three by the start of the week!

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Some of us finished opening our devices from the last unit.  We were interested to see what was inside!  We worked to investigate and grow our understanding further by noticing carefully and testing our predictions of what was inside!

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On Thursday our G3 reading buddies came and played more games with us.  Some they had brought from home and some we had brought from home!  We were enjoying expressing ourselves through playing with our friends!

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We took pictures on Friday!  We all had fun!

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By Friday our chickens had laid 5 eggs!  There are now 7!  We said goodbye to the ducks on Friday.  They are going to live in Farm de lek!  You can go visit them anytime you like!

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This week we will provoke more types of play.  We will explore games with rules, dramatic play, and art. Please remember to bring in Game artifacts.  It DOES NOT have to be a new game that you buy.  Just any age appropriate game you have at home!

Happy Birthday Cesc 🙂

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Reminders!

Tuesday: May 1st: Holiday (No school)

Monday May 7th: EY Rescheduled Fun Splash 8:20-10:00 Parents bring your swim clothes!

Wednesday May 9th: EY1 Coffee Meeting 8:00

 

 

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Week of April 23rd – 27th

Dear Parents, Friends and Families,

Last week we focused on our new Unit of Inquiry “Play”. We enjoyed exploring new toys and centers. We particularly liked to play with the Doctor’s instruments to make sure that everybody in the class  is healthy! We also turned our Doctor’s office into a Vet’s office. We took really good care of our stuffed animals!

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We went to the swimming pool to encourage and support the students from Grade 1 and 2 during their Swimming Gala. We can’t wait to participate to ours next Monday!

Chickens

We were very happy to find out that our hen laid eggs for the first time! We are hoping to have chicks soon.

Literacy and Numeracy

We love to show our Literacy and Numeracy skills ! We are getting very good at counting and telling the sound of each letter.

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We were happy to work with Mr. Eric and to discover new Apps on the iPads.

Happy Birthday Tuna who is now 4 years old!

We are happy to welcome Bella and Leo, our 2 new friends!  Welcome to EY1 Class!!

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  • EY1/2 Swim Gala – Monday April 30th – Parents are asked to come and participate in swimming with their children.  Of you cannot attend, please let us know.  If you do not want to swim, you will be asked to keep a close eye on your child in the pool.
  • EY1 Coffee Meeting – Wednesday, May 9th – The topic will be Growing Resilience in the Early Years.  Parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Artifacts: Please send to school a game that your child like to play at home.  It can be something easy like a board or card game.
  • School photos will be this Friday April 27th from 8:10 to 9:30 am. Kindly send your child wearing their school uniforms.

KIS Holiday Camp

KIS Holiday Camp is during 18th June to 6th July 2018The camp offers 2 exciting programmes for children ages 3-4 and 5-8 years old. During this camp children will develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures away from home. KIS Holiday Camp provides a safe environment where children gain self-confidence while learning new skills.

The registration is opened now! The Early Bird rate is on offer until 4th May. Please contact kissummer@kis.ac.th for further information.

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Week of April 18th – 20th

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Welcome Back EY1 Friends and Families!!!

We hope you all had a lovely Songkran Break and that you managed to stay dry!  

Last week, even though we only had 2 days, they were packed with fun activities!  We brought our unit “Investigations” to a close with exploring the inside of our devices from home.  We were amazed at what we found inside!  When we opened them slowly, some of the devices still worked.  We took our time to notice carefully and see if what we wondered was inside, actually was!

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We also finished our unit by flying the kites we made when discussing movement.  Most of the kites didn’t actually fly, but we had a great time running outside and playing anyway!  If you fixed them at home and made them work, let us know!

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One friend was able to get their kite to fly inside after school had ended 🙂

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On Monday we celebrated Songkran by wearing our flower shirts and playing with the water.  We had such a good time with our EY2 friends!  We also washed some of the school equipment and toys while we were playing!

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On Tuesday we celebrated Songkran by putting flowers on sticks and putting them on display in the atrium of the school.  We respect all cultures and gave children the opportunity to participate.

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This week we will start provoking learning for our new unit “Play” in which we talk about how through different types of play we discover new ideas.  Our artifacts for this unit will be for children to being in a game that they like to play at home.  Something easy like a board or card game.

Reminders:

  • House Shirt Day – Friday, April 20th 
  • EY1/2 Swim Gala – Monday April 30th – Parents are asked to come and participate in swimming with their children.  Of you cannot attend, please let us know.  If you do not want to swim, you will be asked to keep a close eye on your child in the pool.
  • EY1 Coffee Meeting – Wednedsay, May 9th – The topic will be Growing Resilience in the Early Years.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  
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Week of April 2-3

Hello EY1 Families,

We had a busy week in EY1.  We finished our kites with Ms. Marie and discussed how they will move outside with air.  We tried them and perfected them and will take them to the big field to see what happens next week!

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We went on an adventure to G3 to see Mr. Marc’s class.  They played games with us, made us juice, and gave us snacks!  They helped us prepare for our next unit “Play” in which we will discuss the different ways we can empower our learning through playing!

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We finished imagining what was inside our devices and thinking about what we do to make things happen.  We are looking forward to opening them next week.

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We enjoyed playing with the sensory bin outside the classroom.  We played with the string and the other objects.  We mixed things together and tried to untangle the string!

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To celebrate Ms. Marie’s birthday, we made cake balls that were very delicious!  We celebrated with Ms. Somjit whose birthday was in December!

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Reminders

April 4th – 17th- Songkran Break

EY Swim Gala – Monday April 30th

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Update!

Hello Friends!

Just a few updates!  

This Friday will be a house shirt day!  

We will have an EY Fun Splash Morning with Mr. Max on Monday, April 30th at 8:20 am.  We would like each child to have a parent present, but if you are unavailable we understand.  Please let us know in advance if you are able to attend!

We are planning a coffee meeting for after Songkran break!  We would like feedback on what topics you all as parents would like to chat about as an EY Community.  Email us with ideas please!

THANK YOU!
EY Team 🙂

 

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March 26th to 30th

Dear EY1 Friends and Families,

Artigras; We had an amazing week last week celebrating the Arts around the world through an array of activities. We watched the Battle of the Bands at the Auditorium and participated in 2 great assemblies where we danced and watched shows. We also really enjoyed the KISPA Cultural Showcase on Thursday. We had fun visiting the different stations and to learn how other countries celebrate Arts. Thank you to all the parents for all the fun activities on that day!

 

We also showed our creativity by coloring Popsicle sticks. The colorful sticks will be placed in a nice frame for our school art project.

We have many opportunities to show our Numeracy and Literacy skills during the day. We are very proud of ourselves!

We celebrated Peem’s birthday last week. Happy birthday Peem!!

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A message from Ms. Earth: Friday was the last day for returning your Book Club order form, if the students forgot to bring the order/money, they can do until Monday. 

Songkran Holiday – from April 4th to April 17th (incl)

 

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Week of March 19th to 23rd

Dear EY1 Families and Friends,

Last week we did another fun science experiment using colors.  We added food coloring and water to a glass and put a white flower in it. When we came back to class the day after, our flowers had changed colors!  How does it work? The flower absorbed the colored water up through its stem, and the flower changes color. By watching the journey of harmless food coloring, we can see all the places water goes in a plant!

We discussed about our artifacts and tried to imagine what is inside.

We really enjoyed painting a big branch that Ms. Kaitlin brought to school. We used colorful paint and glitter!

We are very creative and knowledgeable!

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  • Artigras – March 19-23

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  • Songkran Holiday – from April 4th to April 17th (incl)

 

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