Week #6: Sept. 14th – 18th

Weekly Blog Posts
Hello, parents.
Please note that when you receive a notification in your email about our blog posts, sometimes certain media (such as slideshows) will not show up in your email message.

Blog TitleIf you see blank gaps in your email notification message, simply click on the blog title and you will be redirected to our classroom website.

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Last week in EY3…
Literacy
Students participated in various shared reading activities and were given the opportunity to be Risk-Takers while acting out the story I Want My Hat Back in front of their classmates.
Screen Shot 2020-09-14 at 12.49.51A bear has lost his hat and wants it back. He wanders around and asks all the animals he encounters whether they’ve seen it. As soon as the bear starts describing the hat, he remembers where it has seen the hat. The bear jumps up and runs back until he meets the thief and recovers the hat.

Students explored the learner profile attributes of being caring and principled and connected them to this story. This week, students will have to opportunity to revisit the story and begin to compare and contrast it with other stories that we are reading in class.

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Numeracy
Last week we put together our class birthday chart (graph) and continued exploring the daily calendar, making connections to days of the week and months of the year. We’re also continuing to add data to our Library Book Return chart on Monday mornings.

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This week we will begin counting how many days we have been in school, and documenting daily numeracy connections in our Daily Data booklets.

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Unit of Inquiry
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Students began adding their signed photos to our EY3 Essential Agreement.

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Students also completed their ‘School Community’ posters in groups. Children drew, cut out, and added a collection of people and objects that they observe in our school community.

This week we will have our first of a series of school community guest speakers coming to visit EY3. Can you guess who they might be?

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A Note About P.E. Uniforms
EY3A has PE classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
EY3B has PE classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
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Please ensure that your child comes to school in his/her PE uniform on their respective days. Please also check that they are wearing SPORT SHOES WITH SOCKS on those days (no sandals please).

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Important Dates
calendar reminderEY3 BTS Coffee Meeting – Tues. 22nd Sept. 8:00 AM (Auditorium)
PD Day –
Thu. 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students)
Sept. Break
Fri. 25th September (NO CLASSES)
EY3A P/T Conferences –
Mon. 28th September
EY3B P/T Conferences –
Tues. 29th September

 

Letters from Admin
Parent Update from the HOS – Sep 11
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Announcement!

BTS Coffee Mtg #1 (Sept 22, 2020)

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Week #5: Sept. 7th – 11th

Weekly Blog Posts
Hello, parents.
Please note that when you receive a notification in your email about our blog posts, sometimes certain media (such as slideshows) will not show up in your email message.
If you see blank gaps in your email notification message, simply click on the blog title and you will be redirected to our classroom website.

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Last week in EY3…
Literacy
Students participated in various shared reading activities and were given the opportunity to be Risk-Takers while acting out the story The Little Red Hen in front of their classmates.
51xpkhBd-iL._SX470_BO1,204,203,200_A hen living on a farm finds some wheat and decides to make bread with it. She asks the other farmyard animals for help planting it, but they refuse. The hen then harvests and mills the wheat into flour before baking it into bread; at each stage she again asks the animals for help and they refuse. Finally the hen has completed her task and asks who will help her eat the bread. This time the animals accept eagerly, but the hen rebuffs them stating that, just as she made the bread herself, she will eat the bread herself, and runs away with the bread.

This week, students will have to opportunity to revisit the story (as well as the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty from the previous week) and work together using printed images to sequence the events of the story in the order in which they occurred.

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Numeracy
Students investigated measurement using nonstandard units to measure lengths, widths, and heights. Students learned that there are many different ways to measure (without a ruler or tape measure) and that we can use everyday objects to help us do this.

We continued exploring the daily calendar, making connections to days of the week, dates, and birthdays. This week we will be putting together our class birthday chart, counting how many days we have been in school, and beginning to document daily numeracy connections in our Daily Data booklets.

Collecting Group Data
Every Monday, EY3 students participate in their Library Book Return routine and document these returns on a class chart.

This is one example of how we organize data visually, which makes it easy to do any necessary follow-ups with students who may not have returned their books on time. Lists are sorted by house groups.

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Unit of Inquiry

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20200904_145324Through exploration of the learner profile attributes caring and principled, students discussed in small groups what types of behaviours contribute to making EY3 a caring and inclusive environment.

Then we came together as a whole class to put together our EY3 Essential Agreement. This week we will be adding our photos and signatures to the agreement.

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KIS Uniform Guidelines
At KIS, all students are required to wear the school uniform during the school day. Now that the rainy season is upon us, there has been an increase in the number of students wearing sweaters/jackets and hats to school. These items must also reflect the KIS uniform and are available from the school store.

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Please refer to pages 24-26 of the PYP-Family-Handbook-2020 for the Guidelines for Articles of Uniform and Other Combinations.

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Student Absences
absent-rubber-stamp-vector-11309503If your child is absent on any given day, please inform Ms. Aim in the PYP office by either calling or sending her an email: sissadee@edu.kis.ac.th. When a student is absent, Ms. Aim calls home to follow up. If you have travel plans or special appointments and you know your child will not be coming to school, please let her know the dates and times that you expect to be away.
Please CC us on the email: magda.wo@edu.kis.ac.th; rachel.dr@edu.kis.ac.th.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Snack Time
In response to some parents inquiring about morning and afternoon snack, milk is indeed provided for students who wish to drink it.

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Candy, soda and junk food are not allowed at school. If sending after school snacks, please promote healthy food and eating habits.

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Library folders are due every Monday
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Please return library folders on Monday mornings.

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Seesaw
Week #4 Seesaw Family IconOur first class post, a Welcome to EY3 slideshow, can now be seen on Seesaw. If you haven’t done so already, please register on Seesaw under the Seesaw FAMILY app (not Seesaw CLASS).  A letter was sent home last Tuesday with students’ library folders with information on how to join. If you need help, please email us.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderEY3 BTS Coffee Meeting – TBA
PD Day –
Thu. 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students)
Sept. Break
Fri. 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences –
Sept. 28th – Oct. 2nd

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A message from Ja (Student Services)
Just a  reminder to all our returning families, you should by now have reviewed and completed the family address form, the health update form, the PYP ICT agreement and the school bus agreement (if applicable). If you haven’t already done so, please go to https://sea.kis.ac.th to complete as soon as possible.

Any questions, please email kisletter@kis.ac.th  attention School Services department. Thank You

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Letters from Admin
Parent Update from the HOS – Sep 4
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A note about absences…

absent-rubber-stamp-vector-11309503Dear Parents,
If your child is absent on any given day, please inform Ms. Aim in the PYP office by either calling or sending her an email: sissadee@edu.kis.ac.th. When a student is absent, Ms. Aim calls home to follow up. If you have travel plans or special appointments and you know your child will not be coming to school, please let her know the dates and times that you expect to be away.
Please CC us on the email: magda.wo@edu.kis.ac.th; rachel.dr@edu.kis.ac.th.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Week #4: Aug. 31st – Sept. 4th

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Please note that this Fri. 4th Sept. and next Mon. 7th Sept. are regular school days. KIS will be open as usual.
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Welcome Back
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We would like to welcome back Shiyuan Lei (YoYo) who was away from KIS but will be joining us once again.
Yo Yo will be in EY3A with Ms. Magda.

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EY3 Class Schedules
Below is a copy of our updated schedules for classes A and B.
Dismissal time remains at 2:10 PM for Early Years students.
  EY3A Schedule (ANNOTATED) EY3B Schedule (ANNOTATED)

* * * Please note that Swim classes have not started yet. * * *
Students will have PE during Swim class times. Please send your child to school in PE uniforms on Tuesdays. We will keep you posted as to when Swim classes resume.

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Kids A-Z Parent Letter
Kids A-ZKids A-Z offers a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for students to enjoy. Please check your child’s library folder (on Tuesday) for the Kids A-Z parent letter which explains how students can log in from home.

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Seesaw Parent Letter
Week #4 Seesaw Family IconIf you haven’t done so already, please register on Seesaw under the Seesaw FAMILY app (not Seesaw CLASS).  A letter will be sent home on Tuesday with students’ library folders with information on how to join. We will begin uploading material later this week.

 

Library folders are due every Monday
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Students will visit the library on a weekly basis to check out books. Book folders will be sent home on Tuesdays and are due back on Mondays. Please return all library folders on Monday mornings.

 

Last week in EY3…
Literacy – Students explored letter and number formation through sensory play and participated in various shared reading activities connected to our current Unit of Inquiry, Who We Are. Students also practised using Kids A-Z to listen to stories or read books independently.

Numeracy – Students began investigating measurement using nonstandard units to measure lengths, widths, and heights, and standard units (days, weeks, months) to measure time. Children used linking cubes to build their own measuring sticks, then used them to measure a variety of classroom objects.

This week we will continue exploring the daily calendar as well as extending our nonstandard unit measurement activities.

Unit of Inquiry – Students began inquiring into the learner profile of being caring and principled through various activities. This week we will be developing our classroom essential agreement based on student learning and ideas.

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EY3 Dismissal
Starting Tuesday 1st September, parents/guardians will resume signing the dismissal book at the end of the day before taking children home. EY3A and EY3B dismissal books will be placed on two separate tables in the atrium outside the EY3 classroom.

Please remember to sign the book before holding up the dismissal card with your child’s name on it. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderEY3 BTS Coffee Meeting – TBA
PD Day –
Thu. 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students)
Sept. Break
Fri. 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences –
Sept. 28th – Oct. 2nd

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Parent Update from the HOS – Aug 28

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PYP Parent Letter (Aug. 28, 2020)
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Week #3: Aug. 24th – 28th

Hello Parents.
We got off to a wonderful start last week with our first three days with all of the students.
It was a pleasure to see them trying their best to stay safe and being mindful of their personal space and that of others.


This week will be our first full week with them all and we will be continuing to practice our classroom routines as well as begin discussions about classroom agreements.

Kids A-Z Reading
Kids A-Z
This week we will begin assessing students’ reading levels. Once that is done, you will receive your child’s personal Kids A-Z login information. Stay tuned…

Library folders are due every Monday
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Students will visit the library on a weekly basis to check out books. Book folders will be sent home on Tuesdays and are due back on Mondays.
Please return all library folders on Monday mornings.

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House Shirt Day this Friday
Please have your children come to school in their House Shirts this Friday 28th August for House Shirt Day.
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An important note about birthdays…

NoNutsRegarding birthday celebrations, if you want to bring in treats for your child to share with his/her classmates, please ensure that they contain NO NUTS or nut oils.

Birthdays will be celebrated in the classroom during our second snack break. Please let us know a few days in advance if you wish for your child to celebrate his/her birthday at school so that we can plan accordingly.

Birthday treats are easily distributed when they are pre-cut and ready to share.
Birthday TreatsSome birthday treats like doughnuts, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, pizza, fruit etc. are very easy to distribute and are usually an appropriate size for small tummies.

Please bring one flavour of treat. This will help us keep things simple. For example, if you bring cupcakes, bring all one flavor (chocolate OR vanilla). If you bring doughnuts, bring all one kind (glazed OR sprinkle).

Please keep these guidelines in mind for future reference.

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Mosquito-Repellant Patches
This week we noticed a number of students wearing adhesive mosquito-repellant patches on their school uniforms. It may be beneficial to consider doing this as well if you haven’t already done so as we’ve noticed a number of students scratching what looks like bug bites (usually on their legs).

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Students’ Personal Supplies/Items
Students have been provided with individual bins/drawers inside the EY3 classroom.

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In these drawers students will store their personal pencil cases with their own supplies (pencils, coloured pencils, markers, etc.) in an attempt to limit the sharing of materials due to the current COVID-19 situation. If you haven’t done so already, please provide a pencil case with personal supplies for your child to keep in class.

Students should also have a spare set of clothing (school uniform) in their backpacks in case they need to change during the day.

Back-to-School
Our Back-to-School Coffee Meetings will begin next week. We will let you know when EY3’s will take place.

Dismissal
There is a dismissal card with your child’s name on it placed in each student’s cubby.


Parents/guardians who come to pick up students are asked to show this card at dismissal time so that the child’s name is visible to us in the classroom. When we see the name, we will call the student to let them know their pick-up person has arrived. We will check off students’ names as they are dismissed to confirm that they have been collected.

NOTE: Bus students do not have dismissal cards in their cubbies.

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We look forward to another great week with the students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us at:
EY3Amagda.wo@edu.kis.ac.th
EY3Brachel.dr@edu.kis.ac.th

Important Dates
calendar reminderHouse Shirt Day – Fri. 28th August
PYP Back-to-School Coffee Meetings –
Aug. 31 – Sep. 4th
PD Day
Thu. 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students)
Sept. break
Fri. 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences
Sept. 28th – Oct. 2nd

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Please click on the following link to access the KIS Calendar 2020-21

Letters from Admin
Parent Update from the HOS – Aug 21

 

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Returning Students

Good afternoon!

We would like to welcome back Jia Jia and Charlie who were away from KIS but have now joined us once again.
Charlie will be in EY3A with Ms. Magda, and Jia Jia will join EY3B with Ms. Rachel.

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Welcome back.

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Welcome to 2020-21!

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Welcome to the new school year!
This year in EY3 we have 25 returning students and 4 new students.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following students who are new to KIS:
EY3A – Aki & Nisha
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 EY3B – Minjun & Paula
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Please note:
Morning drop-off time for EY3 students is from 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM
Afternoon pick-up time is at 2:10 PM (no after-school supervision at the moment)
Drop-off and pick-up will take place outside the EY3 classroom (Room A 102)

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By now you should have received a copy of our class schedules (via email).
If not, you can find them at the following link: EY3 schedule 20-21 (Annotated)

New PE UniformSwim classes will not be taking place at the moment. Students will have PE classes with Mr. Max until swim classes resume. Therefore, please send your child to school in his/her PE uniform on Tuesdays (EY3’s swim class days) until further notice.

EY3A – PE on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
EY3B – PE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

On Monday 1oth August, Ms. June sent out an EY3 Parent Letter via email as well as class lists and groupings. You may access these at the following links:
EY3 Parent Letter 
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Please be sure to read through these documents as they contain important information regarding personal safety procedures and social distancing protocols.
There is also a list of items that should be brought to school, which include:

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A small wipeable bag/backpack containing:
– a few spare masks (and a mask strap) in sealed packaging
– a toothbrush & toothpaste kit (stored in a labelled ziplock bag)
– a personal hairbrush/comb
– a small tube of hand sanitizer or pack of alcohol wipes
– a spare uniform (clearly labeled with your child’s name)
– a personal water bottle

and a small pencil case with personal stationary items (to be kept in class).

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If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email:
EY3A Ms. Magda: magda.wo@edu.kis.ac.th
EY3B Ms. Rachel D: rachel.dr@edu.kis.ac.th

We look forward to meeting you all in the next few days.

Sincerely,
The EY3 Team – Ms. Magda, Ms. Lek, Ms. Pensri, Ms. Nok, and Ms. Rachel D.

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