Week of April 1st – 5th

Dear Parents,

We were so excited for Photo Day and we took gorgeous photos! I know you’re all probably just as excited to get them so here’s a sneak peek!

Ms. Lisa and Ms. Kirsten held a Reading at Home Workshop last week, please see the handout below explaining the importance of reading at home.

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This week we are wrapping up out Investigations Unit.  Please review with your child what tool they brought in and the work it does.  We will share them one final time.

Our EY1 Coffee Meeting is on Wednesday, see you all in the EY1 Classroom for our discussion on Building Resilience in the Early Years!

Thursday Students are welcome to wear Thai Traditional Clothes.

On Friday we will have water play with EY2 and KG in the morning.  Please send your child in swim suits and either their uniform or flower songkran shirts over.  Please send a towel as well.  There will be a school wide assembly at 1:00 in the auditorium to celebrate Songkran.  Children will not nap on Friday so that they can be a part of the fun.  We will send bedding home on Thursday this week.

We hope you have a wonderful week leading up to a Happy Songkran Holiday!

Reminders

April 3rd: EY1 Coffee Meeting 8:00 am in the EY1 Classroom

April 4th:  Students may wear Thai Traditional Clothes

April 5th:  Water Play with EY2 and KG Students may swimsuits and Songkran shirts

Tue 23rd April : World Book Day- Book Character Dress Up Day (Please send the book where the character your child is dressed as appears).

Wed 1st May:  Labor Day ( NO SCHOOL)

Mon 6th May:        H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)

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Week of March 25th – 29th

 Hello EY1 Families!

We had a fun filled week of Artigras celebrations and events!  It was lovely to explore things through the arts and experience new things. 

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We started the week off with battle of the bands!  We got to see different groups from schools all over Bangkok sing and dance on stage in the auditorium!

We had a lovely Thai Cultural performance where we got to see many different types of Thai Dancing!  There were some scary parts but we were all very brave!

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When we made origami to put on display in the atrium, Ms. Ran made us wind mills!  We enjoyed running with them outside and making connections to our UOI about how things move.  We enjoyed playing with bubbles, streamers, and the wind mills and watching them move with different environmental forces. 

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On Friday, we participated in a Flash Mob with the entire PYP.  We danced the Triangle dance and had a blast.  Tynn was a risk taker and danced on stage with Ms. Lynn 🙂

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We made cookies for ….

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Our EY1 Coffee Shop!  

We will continue working on our UOI Investigations this week. We have been looking closely at our tools from home and describing the work that they do and what we use them for.  We will be working on movement and objects this week also!

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REMINDERS

March 25-29: School Photos

April 3rd: EY1 Coffee Meeting 8:00am in the EY1 Classroom

Tue 23rd April :   World Book Day (details coming soon)

Wed 1st May:          Labor Day ( NO SCHOOL)

Mon 6th May:         H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)

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Week of March 18th – 22nd

Dear Parents,

We have some exciting activities happening in EY1.  As we continue our UOI, “Investigations” students have been inquiring into motion.  They were asked to get the ball into the hole without touching the ball with their hands.  They has some great ideas!

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We will begin working with ramps this week and explore how we can make carts and balls go further.

our dramatic Play center has turned into a coffee shop! The children are excited to take orders and prepare coffee and treats for you, however as a warning, a cup of coffee can cost up to 15,000USD depending on the employee at the time. 😉

This week we are celebrating Artigras!  Our Baby Bellies kicked off the week with their first performance on stage.  Well done to these risk takers!

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A very Happy Birthday to Mat who celebrated his birthday last week!

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Please support KG in their action and wear blue on Friday and bring in a bottle of water to donate.

WORLD WATER DAY 2019 Friday 22nd March (2)As a reminder please be sure a spare uniform is in your child’s backpack.  Sometimes the children have accidents, whether it be toilet, lunch, extreme water play, or messy play, they may need to be changed.  It’s a good idea to have a spare just in case!

We will have our EY1 Coffee Meeting on April 3rd at 8am in the EY1 Classroom.  We hope to see you all there!

Dates to Remember 

March 18th-22nd: Artigras week:

Tue March 19th: Battle of the Bands

Fri March 22nd: Artigras closing assembly. Wear blue and bring a bottle of water to donate.

March 25-29 School Photos

April 3rd: EY1 Coffee Meeting 8:00am in the EY1 Classroom

Tue 23rd April :   World Book Day (details coming soon)

Wed 1st May:          Labor Day ( NO SCHOOL)

Mon 6th May:         H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)

 

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Week of March 4th-March 8th

Dear Parents,

Charity Club at KIS has organized a book drive and the dates have been extended! Please donate if you can and help EY1 to earn a pizza party for the most books! Books should be gently used, not torn or broken. This is an excellent time to clean out your bookshelves and give to those in need! All books and/or magazines welcomed.  Drop off in the EY1 classroom.

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Please be reminded KISPA will hold a meeting tomorrow and all parents are welcome to attend.

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As we go further into our UOI, Investigations, we are continuing to inquire into the students’ interest in bubbles.  We’ve been using different ingredients to see which makes the best bubbles and what make a bubble “best?”  We also have been using various material to make bubbles like plastic and string.

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Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our EY Sports Day.  We had a great time!

We also celebrated two birthdays last week.

Happy birthday to Penplerm and Parc!

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Week of Feb 25th – March 1st

Hello EY1 Families!

We had a fun week filled with different types of active play in Mr. Max’s absence.  We did dancing, yoga, and extra outside play!  We also had a makeup class on Friday when he came back!

We have been asking questions about technology and have started noticing the computers.  We finally turned them on and have been practicing with using the mouse!

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We had a blast at Mother Tongue Day!  We read stories in French, Mandarin, and Bahasa.

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Ms. Ran has been working on investigating through science experiments.  We made different bubble solutions outside and will continue to explore this week!  We also did an experiment with milk and soap!

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What a great week we had!

Fri 1st March:      EY Sport Day – Please wear house shirts!

Sat 2nd March:        Bugs ‘N’ Butterflies Picnic https://www.kis.ac.th/bnb

Tue 23rd April :   World Book Day (details coming soon)

Wed 1st May:          Labor Day ( NO SCHOOL)

Mon 6th May:         H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)

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Week of February 18th – February 22nd

Dear Parents,

We hope you had a great break after our short week last week! This week we will not have PE or Swimming but we are keeping busy doing guided adventure yoga!

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As we continue exploring our UOI, we are reviewing our five senses through a sorting activity.  At home while, cooking, cleaning, eating, playing, etc. you can ask your child which of their senses they are using (see, hear, touch, taste, smell)!

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In our Literacy Center, students are using paintbrushes and glue to write their names and then decorating them with materials of their choice.

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You can see our alphabet wall is complete!  Thank you for doing this activity with your child over the school closure days!

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We are continuing with Numicon activities.  In the next two weeks student will order the Numicon from one to ten and have the opportunity to explore Numicon on their own at a center.

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As a reminder there is no after school classes this week due to Primary School Residential Trips.  Any make up classes will take place the week after the program ends.

 

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Dear Families,

On Thurs. 21st Feb., KIS will be recognizing International Mother Tongue Day. We will celebrate by reading books and telling stories to the students in different languages. We are asking for your support to come into KIS and read or tell a story to a group of students in your first language.

If you sign up, you will be reading or telling stories for about 10 minutes to a range of students from EY1 to Grade 2 in the AudiBox. These students may or may not include your own children. Each session lasts for 40 minutes and will be shared by 4 adults – so about 10 minutes each. Please refer to the schedule at this link to sign up. Translation into English is not necessary. We will have a computer and projector available if you would like to share a story on a screen.

If you do want to read to the EY 1 class, please speak to your child’s teacher and we can organize it in the classroom.

Reminders

Thu 21st Feb.:      International Mother Tongue Day

Fri 1st March:      EY Sport Day

Tue 23rd April :   World Book Day (details coming soon)

 

 

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Week of February 11th – 13th

 Hello EY1 Community!

Last week was a very busy week!  We enjoyed meeting with you all for conferences.  It was nice to show you all your children can do!

We also celebrated the 100th day of school.  We had fun activities through out the day!

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We also celebrated Chinese New Year!

 

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Thank you to Kevin’s dad for coming to read us a story!

Please remember to bring in your bag of 100 things as well as the home learning packet.  We will be looking at tools and toys this week in class.  Please also remember to bring on your tool from home!

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School Closure

Hello EY1 Families!

Please visit the “Home Learning” tab on the side of the blog for some activities/homework for you to do while KIS is closed.

Looking forward to seeing you when the air is a bit cleaner!  Please email us if you have any questions!

EY1 Team

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Week of January 28th – Feb 1st

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Hello EY1 Families and Friends!

We have been continuing our investigations of the world around us by asking questions and exploring.  Our artifacts from home have been an area of much interest.  Please remember to bring a “tool” in from home!

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We noticed that if we took a flashlight and held it up next to a slide we could see the image on the wall.  We then turned out the lights to see better.  All of these discoveries and questions came from our artifacts!

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We finished working on our colour mixing with Ms. Nicole.  We are using some of the things we learned for our assessments for three way conferences!  We are looking forward to sharing what we know 🙂

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We have been furthering our understanding of ourselves by looking at our faces and then discussing the five senses.  We have been using the senses to investigate and ask questions.  

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We spent several mornings mostly indoors because of the poor air quality.  We understand the procedures and also monitor the air quality as it changes.  We make all decisions based on the safety and well being of ALL children.  

Reminders

Saturday February 2nd: Early Years Picnic

Monday February 4th: 100th Day of School Celebration – Sign up outside classroom starting today!

  • We will also celebrate Chinese New Year on the 100th day of school.  Children are invited to wear free dress or CNY outfit.  KIS may do another CNY event, so be prepared to wear CNY attire more than once.
  • As an activity to celebrate the 100th day of school, please bring a small ziplock bag with 100 small things inside.  Please count with your child!1216-100-day-bags-body

Tuesday February 5th: 3-Way Conferences Class B

Wednesday February 6th: 3- Way Conferences Class A

Thursday February 14th: P.D. Day, no school for students

Friday February 15th: School holiday, no class

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January 21st – January 25th

Dear Parents,

As we delve further into our UOI, “Investigations,” we are learning about color mixing and how we can make new colors.  Incorporating math, we looked at the symbols for addition and equals and discussed what two colors we need to add together to make a new color.

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We will continue discussing and observing color mixing this week.

Last week we sorted our Numicon by colors.  This week in math we will be going further by matching the Numicon by shape and pairing each with its corresponding numeral.

We are working on our second self- portrait, observational drawing.  Students are using a mirror to notice all their beautiful features and then drawing what they observe.

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We are also working with loose parts to see how things work.

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Reminders

Saturday February 2nd: Early Years Picnic

Monday February 4th: 100th Day of School Celebration (Sign up next week to bring food to share).

Tuesday February 5th: 3-Way Conferences Class B

Wednesday February 6th: 3- Way Conferences Class A

Thursday February 14th: P.D. Day, no school for students

Friday February 15th: School holiday, no class

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