November 11th – November 15th 2019

Dear EY1 families,

Its been a very eventful and exciting week with two birthday celebrations as well as exciting things happening within the school and wider community. 

On Monday we celebrated Kiara’s 4th birthday. Her family brought in not one, but two cakes for us to share together. We then celebrated Ms Sian and Ms Duen’s birthdays on Wednesday and we were lucky enough to have cake again in this day.IMG_0657IMG_0652IMG_0949IMG_0808

Some of you may know Ms Lynn from playgroup at KIS, but she is a women of many talents as also teaches Dance classes at the school. This week KIS was hosting a dance competition called ‘So you think you can dance’ and we went along to support the older students as well checking out all the talented dances across the international school in Bangkok. The children were absolutely mesmerized by the performances and this experienced only inspired us further to pursue our love of music and dance within our classroom.

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During our trip to the library Ms Lindsay spoke to us about the importance of caring for the books and introduced a new term ‘book baby’. We participated in an activity with her by answering questions on choices we would be making when handling our book babies. We then needed to place them on the whiteboard under the headings Good or Bad as she read out scenarios on handling books.

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Thank you very much to all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to come and meet with us last week for your parent teacher conferences. It was really nice talking with you all and we hope they were just as helpful for you as they were for us. 
We had a really great time making our Krathongs in the classroom today. Ms Ran talked a little bit about the history behind the Loy Krathong festival, its traditions and why it is an important part of Thai Culture.
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This has inspired us to investigate the differences between objects that float and sink and why? Which has tied in nicely with our UOI topic on investigations. We are now requesting that each child bring an artifact from home that we can predict and then test out, on whether it will float or sink (again, please no plastic). 

If you have any question please feel free to ask us or send a message on Seesaw.

Have a great week, Happy Loy Krathong!

Best wishes

The EY1 Team!

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