Week #8: Sept. 30th – Oct. 4th

Grade 4 Assembly
Congratulations to Pranvat, Oscar, and Ava.
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Last Friday they were the EY3 recipients of the QLB (Quality Learning Behaviours) certificates. Thank you for being positive role models for your fellow classmates.

We also shared a video from our House Spirit Day which took place a couple of weeks ago.

Reading Buddies: Last Friday our G10 reading buddies visited us once again and we got to spend some time sharing our library books with them. We also got to spend a little time with them outside on the playground.

We are working on building relationships with them and getting to know them better. Many of them wore their house shirts that day, so we were able to connect with them that way. We enjoy spending time with them.

Letter Formation – Students explored patterns in letter formation through practicing the Frog Jump Capitals (F E D P B R N M) in different ways.

They used the WetDryTry app as well as sensory materials to recreate the letters.

Later this week, students will be writing these letters in their Printing Practice Booklets.

Global Read-Aloud:  This week marks the start of our Global Read Aloud (GRA).
This year’s author is Yuyi Morales from Mexico, and the first story of hers that we are reading this week is called Dreamers.

51FnWscsPwL._SX414_BO1,204,203,200_The book Dreamers is about making a home in a new place. Yuyi and her son Kelly’s passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There, book by book, they untangled the language of this strange new land, and learned to make their home within it.

Dreamers is a celebration of what migrantes bring with them when they leave their homes. It’s a story about family. And it’s a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam. (Amazon.uk)

We will be reading a few additional books by this author. If you want to know more about her, please click on the following link:

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EY3 Garden
Last Wednesday morning EY3 students had the opportunity to explore various roles in our garden.

Many of the students enjoyed this and worked hard to help one another and Ms. Nok in getting our garden up and running.

The following day we had a mini-reflection for our morning sign-in:

Thank you, students, for your enthusiasm.

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Unit of Inquiry
One of the ATLs (Approaches To Learning) we’re working on is communication skills. One way you can support this is to practice at home by speaking to your child about what’s going on in school during the day.

seesaw-script-iconIf you sign in to the Seesaw app, the photos and videos there can be used as a provocation to help generate questions about what the students are doing.
Here are a few examples:

“Who are your friends at school?”
“What are you doing in this photo?”
“Did you enjoy this activity? Why (or why not)?”

If you are having any issues accessing Seesaw, please send us an email to let us know and we can help you out.

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Data Management
Last week we began learning about tally marks and how they can be used for collecting information/data. Here is a video we looked at that explained how we use them.

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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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Important Dates
calendar reminderRemembrance Assembly (House Shirt Day) – Fri. 11th Oct. 2019
NO SCHOOL –  Mon. 14th Oct. (In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol)
EY3 Field Trip: KIDZANIA –  Thurs. 17th Oct., 2019
October Break –  Monday Oct. 21st – 25th, 2019
Halloween Celebration – Fri. 1st Nov.
Parent Teacher Conferences –  Nov. 4th – 8th

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Influenza Letter for Parents
Please see the attachment for important information regarding the flu.
All parents InfluenzaA letter
*Please note that we have 1 confirmed case of Influenza A in EY3. Thank you, parents, for keeping us informed.

KIS Outdoor Air Quality Policy

KIS Heat Management Policy and Guidelines

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