Week of November 19th – 23rd

 Hello EY1 Families!

We have continued to grow our understanding of our current UOI “Sharing the Planet”.  We have been inquiring into plants and animals and finding lots of connections outside!

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We found a nest of termites and had lots of questions about why there were there and what they eat!

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We worked with Ms. Nicole to name the parts of plants.  We have talked about the Stem, Leaves, Flower, and Roots.  Please encourage these types of questions about plants at home!

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We are slowly adding to our unit, the idea of being responsible for living things and our planet.  We have noticed the amount of plastic that we use daily with our snacks and lunches.  Ms. Ran purchased reusable bins for the canteen and now our snack will be given to us by using less plastic waste.  Thank you EY1 and Ms. Ran for inspiring this in our school!

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We celebrated Diwali the Hindu festival of lights on Friday!  We listened to stories from families about Rama and Ravana, as well as got some beautiful Henna tattoos!

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On November 20th, we will celebrate Universal Children’s Day.  This is a day where we recognize the needs of children all over the world.  We are having a Free Dress Day.  Each child is asked to make a donation of at least 20 bht to be given to The HUB, a local organization that many KIS teachers volunteer for.  The HUB aims to provide a safe space for adolescents and teens in Bangkok.  The theme this year is “Go Blue” so please try to wear Blue on Tuesday!

http://www.childlinethailand.org/en/what-we-do/the-hub

REMINDERS:

Tuesday, November 20th: Universal Children’s Day – Children can pay at least 20 bht to wear anything blue to benefit The Hub.

Thursday November 22nd: Loy Kratong – children are invited to wear traditional Thai Dress

Wednesday December 5th: Father’s Day – no school for students

Monday December 10th: P.D. Day – no school for students

Friday December 14th: Last day of Term 1 – half-day for students

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