Week #16: Dec. 2nd – 6th

EY3 Class Party
wwo8_welcomeThank you to Erawan and Hanuman for providing refreshments for our party next week.

Here is the link for the sign-up sheet for foods/drinks.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16mXXYkaWy5yIHFhj_18Q3yVk4nkmchIQOPHpbE_PQE4/edit?usp=sharing

EY3 Garden
Here are some photos of EY3 students in our garden today.

Thank you, parents, for contributing to our Sunflower Sprouts sale this afternoon.

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Friday 6th December is the deadline for holiday gift donations.
A big thank you to those who have already contributed to this worthy cause.
Christmas Giving Letter 2019


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Holiday Concert: Friday 13th December, 2019
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Our concert is fast approaching. Please continue to practice singing the songs at home.
You can find details on Mr. Chris’ Music Blog at the following link:
https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musickg/

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Please return them this Friday 6th December.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderNO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th Dec.
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Parent Workshop –  Fri. 6th Dec. 8:00 – 9:00 AM (see flyer below)
Hour of Code Week Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th Dec.
Learning Celebration Assembly – Tue. 10th Dec. (Parents of recipients will be notified.)
EY3 Class Party
– Wed. 11th Dec. (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Report Cards Wed. 11th Dec.
Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Concert – Thu. 12th Dec.
EY1-G2 Concert –  Fri. 13th Dec. (11:30 dismissal)

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019
First Day of Term 2 –  Mon. 6th January, 2020
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020 (see flyer below)

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Parent Workshop

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Holiday Giving

Hello Parents,
Thank you for your contributions thus far to the Grade 4 KIS Cares initiative.
Our gift box is looking fuller.

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Our Christmas tree is now up in the PYP atrium and has been fitted with baubles displaying information about individuals who are less fortunate than we are. If you want to lift someone’s spirit over the holidays, feel free to take one of the baubles and use it as a gift tag on a Christmas present for them.


Christmas Giving Letter 2019

Christmas Giving Letter 2019

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Week #15: Nov. 25th – 29th

Unit of Inquiry
Students are continuing to present their Family Histories artifacts to classmates as well as share family photos. We are learning about each other’s siblings, parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and much more. Thank you for all the wonderful photos that you sent for us to be able to have these class discussions.

A big THANK YOU to Laila’s abuelo (grandfather) who came to visit us and read us a story written by Mexican author, Yuyi Morales.


Family Books with Ms. Lindsay (Library)

EY3 students will be putting together their Family Books with Ms. Lindsay this week. Thank you, parents for sending in your family photos/wefies/selfies.
She will be using them to create the books.

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EY3 Garden
Here are some photos of EY3 students hard at work in our garden last week. It’s always a pleasure to see new children being risk-takers and trying something new.

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PAWS fundraiser
PAWS BangkokThank you, parents, for all your donations towards PAWS charity for last Friday’s non-uniform day.

Because of your generosity, we were able to raise close to 20,000 THB for this organization. Your contributions are highly appreciated.

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KIS Cares
The Christmas tree is now up in the PYP atrium and the KIS Cares project is encouraging us to show our kindness through donations of  school supplies and Thai books this holiday season. We have a collection box inside the EY3 classroom.

KISCARES Donation Flyer

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Grade 4 students came to visit us last week to tell us about their student-led initiative. Details are in the slideshow below.


KIS CARES

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After-School Programme
Please click on the images below for information regarding ASP make-up classes and cancellations.

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Holiday Concert: Friday 13th December, 2019
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Our concert is fast approaching. Please practice singing the songs at home.
You can find details on Mr. Chris’ Music Blog at the following link:
https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musickg/

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Literacy
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Rosie’s Walk, a story we have been reading in class, gives students the opportunity to practice retelling a simple story, while beginning to understand how to use position words such as across, around, over, past, through, and under.

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You can see a video of this classic story at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8

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Numeracy
Here are a couple of songs that help us make connections to the calendar.

Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Please return them this Friday 29th November.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderNO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th Dec.
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Parent Forum –  Fri. 6th Dec. (8:00 – 9:00 AM)
Hour of Code Week Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th Dec.
Learning Celebration Assembly – Tue. 10th Dec.
(Parents of recipients will be notified.)
EY3 Class Party
– Wed. 11th Dec. (1:30PM)
Report Cards Wed. 11th Dec.
EY1-G2 Concert –  Fri. 13th Dec. (11:30 dismissal)

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019

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EY3 Class Party

Hello Parents,
Our end-of-year class party will take place on Wednesday 11th December at 1:30 PM in the EY3 classroom. All parents are welcome to attend.

Parents/students are free to wear traditional dress from any culture that has special meaning for you. It could be clothing from your home country, somewhere you’ve lived before, somewhere you may want to go in the future, etc.

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The sign-up sheet for party food can be found at the following link. We are requesting that parents of students in Erawan and Hanuman provide refreshments for this class party (Naga and Tosakan will have a turn at the end of the school year):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16mXXYkaWy5yIHFhj_18Q3yVk4nkmchIQOPHpbE_PQE4/edit?usp=sharing

There are a few food/drink categories listed in the spreadsheet in case you need some ideas.

Please keep all foods/drinks NUT-FREE.

If any of the foods/drinks you are bringing contain any of the following ingredients, please be sure that it is CLEARLY labeled.

Allergies & Diet Restrictions
Chocolate
Honey
Chicken
Beef
Pork
Any other meat
Fish/Seafood
Beans
Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc.)
Apples
Rice

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Non-Uniform Day Fundraiser this Friday

Please see the flyer below for details about this Friday.

PAWS Non-Uniform Day

PAWS Non-Uniform Day

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Week #14: Nov. 18th – 22nd

 

Holiday Concert
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Information about EY3’s costumes for this year’s holiday concert can be found on Mr. Chris’ music blog: https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/music/
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Each EY3 class will be singing their own song (as listed above), and then they will all sing a song together. You can find the details at the following link:
https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musickg/

Literacy
Students are practicing sequencing events through retelling what they do during their day at school as well as retelling stories, using transition words such as in the morning/afternoon/evening, yesterday/today/tomorrow, last week, this week, next week,  first, next, then, finally, etc.

One of our stories, Rosie’s Walk, also gives us the opportunity to begin understanding position words such as across, around, over, past, through, and under.

Numeracy
Students are continuing to make connections to the number ten through exploration of Numicon resources and documenting it.

They are also exploring symbolism using the plus sign to connect the components.

Unit of Inquiry
For our current Unit of Inquiry, we will be looking at maps. Students are beginning to tune in to elements of maps by building their own ‘cities’ using roads, trees, houses, lakes, etc.

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We have also begun adding our students’ relatives’ photos to our world map. Thank you so much, parents, for sending in your family photos as well as artifacts for this unit.

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EY3 Garden
It was great to see some new faces coming to explore our garden and to help tend to our plants and crops.

Students are getting hands-on experience with many of the processes involved in making a garden grow.

Loose Parts Play
Thank you so much for all of your contributions to our loose parts play area.
We don’t need any more materials at the moment.

Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

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Important Dates
calendar reminder
Dress Down Day Fundraiser – Fri. 22nd November
(see details in flyer below)
NO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th December

Holiday Concert –  Fri. 13th December
Parent Forum – Fri. 15th November

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019

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KISCARES Donation Flyer

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Books for Birthdays

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Fundraiser Non-Uniform Day this Friday

Non - Uniform Day Information

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Week #13: Nov. 11th – 15th

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher-Conferences-01Due to the EY3 class closure last Monday-Wednesday, we will continue conducting our Parent-Teacher Conferences this week.
You may view the schedule at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19VGwjEgSfa30UrtS-TrSpWEKAhC-LlBQp8Gpx5rTiSI/edit?usp=sharing

We look forward to meeting with you all.

Home Learning Activities
Thank you students for taking action to participate in the Home Learning activities last week during our class closure. It was a treat for us to see you in your home environments and sharing your learning with us.

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EY3 Garden
Students helped Ms. Nok re-plant our cabbage seedlings into larger pots last week.

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We had also discovered many small caterpillars in our choy sum garden bed where they were having a feast.

We now have a few of these caterpillars in containers where we can observe how they are changing. We have see something that look like small eggs as well as structures resembling a spider web. We think that they may be changing into cocoons.

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Outdoor Play
Last week, some students got together to design and create an obstacle course outside on the basketball court.

Students had fun exploring the course, challenging themselves, and timing one another.

The previous week, EY3 students also created an obstacle course in the construction play area. The video below shows a demonstration.

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The Learner Profile Song
Last Friday afternoon, Ms. Nicholas and his G5 class came to EY3 to teach us a song about the Learner Profile. There are 10 attributes in the learner profile, and this song is a great way to help us remember them all.

First, the G5 students taught us the lyrics and actions as a whole group. Then the EY3 students split up into small groups and practiced with one of the G5 students.

A big thank you to Mr. Nicholas and his students for taking time to share this with us.

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Literacy
This week, EY3 students will be learning about their teachers’ family histories and using their listening, thinking, and fine motor skills to document what they have learned.

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Numeracy
Number
This week, students are working on documenting ways of making the number 10 using Numicon resources.

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders on Monday. The stamped return date is last Friday (Nov. 08) as these are the books students were meant to take home last week.

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Important Dates
calendar reminder
NO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th December
Holiday Concert –  Fri. 13th December
Parent Forum – Fri. 15th November

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019

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Loy Krathong Celebration at KIS

We will be celebrating Loy Krathong on Monday 11th November.

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Please see the attached letter for details from the Thai department.

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For more information about this celebration, click on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loi_Krathong
http://www.bangkok.com/whats-on-events/loy-krathong.htm

 

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Week #12: Nov. 4th – 8th

Weekly Blog Posts
If you see blank gaps in your email notification message about a weekly blog post, simply click on the blog title and you will be redirected to our classroom website.

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EY3 Closure

EY3 closure updatePlease click on the link to read the letter regarding the EY3 closure this week.
EY3 closure update

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Divali
Last Wednesday we celebrated Divali/Diwali at KIS. We attended an assembly in the morning in which Janvi and Pranvat were risk takers and performed on stage, along with Ms. Helen who took part in some traditional Indian dancing.

In class, some students made paper deyas. Students also had the opportunity to get henna/mendhi decorations on their hands courtesy of parent volunteers (including Janvi’s mother).

Halloween
Last week, students decorated our classroom and had the opportunity to dress up for Halloween and take part in the parade.

Congratulations to Xan Xan, Xi Xi, and Ava who were voted best costumes for our grade level.

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Ms. Nicole also came to read us the story Los Gatos Black on Halloween (illustrated by our read-aloud author Yuyi Morales).

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We also met some of our new Grade 10 Reading Buddies last Friday, who then joined us for our visit to Grade 5 who was hosting Halloween Games.

Thank you to the parents who helped out with the Bake Sale last Friday as well. Your support is very much appreciated.

EY3 Garden
Our class garden is coming along beautifully. Students spent time tending to the plants as well as sowing sunflower seeds, onion seeds, and morning glory. Our corn kernels that were planted just before the October break have sprouted and are also growing well.

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Literacy
Teach Your Monster to Read
Students are beginning reading/phonics activities using the Teach Your Monster to Read app. Some of of the students are already familiar with the program from EY2. For those of you that are new to it, here is a short video that highlights the features.

EY3 students’ login and password information will be shared with parents this week via email.

Writing
Students used their thinking and fine motor skills while writing about what they did during October break. Students are beginning to explore using past tense verbs in their speech as well as their writing.

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Numeracy
Number
Students have begun exploring different ways to make the number 10 using Numicon pieces.

Going forward, we will be working on different ways to document these combinations.

Measurement
We are continuing to explore time through making connections to the calendar. Students are having discussions about what kind of information we get from calendars, and learning to differentiate between days, dates, months, and years.

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Loose Parts Play
Thank you parents for sending in materials for our loose parts play. Students have been busy using them to create different types of families, making instruments, and building structures.

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Library/Reading Resources
Students will resume bringing home their library folders next week.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderPT Conferences – to be rescheduled due to EY3 closure
Parent Forum – Monday 11th November
NO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th December
Holiday Concert –  Fri. 13th December
Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019

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Week #11: Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st

KIDZANIA Field Trip
Thank you to Mr. Joshua and Mr. Tarun for being the parent volunteers on our field trip to KidZania a couple of weeks ago. Students had fun dressing up in different outfits, role-playing, and exploring a variety of jobs. The students’ courteous behaviour throughout the day was a testament to their commitment to citizenship and community.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

FB85C879-E771-4DDB-A4CE-83B2E801C2F5Sign-up sheets are now posted outside the EY3 classroom. Please check the top of the page to find your child’s class, then choose a time that best suits you. If the available times are difficult for you to come, please send us an email or speak with us in person to arrange an alternative time and/or date for your conference.

 

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Unit #2 – Where We Are in Place and Time: Family Histories

Central Idea: Family history can connect people to the past, present, and the future.

For our next Unit of Inquiry, we will be exploring family histories as well as talking about the past, the present, and the future. We are asking that students bring in a photo of someone (or more than one person) in your family who is not at KIS. Students should be able to explain briefly who is in the photo and how they are related.

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DivaliThis Wednesday 30th October, we will be celebrating Divali. Students are welcome to wear Indian dress if they wish to do so. They may also bring a change of clothes if they don’t wish to wear it for the whole day.

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HalloweenOn Friday 1st November we will be celebrating Halloween. Students are welcome to dress-up in a costume if they wish to do so (and also bring a change of clothes if they don’t wish to wear it for the whole day).

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Loose Parts Play
We are in need of loose parts (https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/loose-parts-play-kids.html and would love your help. If you happen to have any of the following items at home, please can your child bring them to school:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Boxes (all sizes)
  • Cardboard scraps
  • Paper rolls
  • Wrapping paper
  • Painters tape
  • Egg carton
  • Ribbon wheel
  • Cereal boxes
  • Reels
  • Empty spice containers
  • Curtain rings
  • Game pieces
  • Sticks
  • Rocks
  • Dried flowers
  • Seeds
  • Pine Cones
  • Wood chips
  • Shells
  • Acorns
  • Feathers
  • Nutmeg
  • Anise stars

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders today.

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Please return all folders on Friday morning.
Thank you.

 

 

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