Week #26: Mar. 2nd – 6th

Literacy
Guest Readers
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Ms. Stacey (Gianna’s mom) and Mr. John (Jack’s dad) for coming to EY3 to share a poem and a story with us during Book Week.

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Story Sequencing
Students have begun to explore sequencing familiar and non-familiar stories using only the story images. They are working with a partner and using their thinking and research skills to make connections between a series of story images to determine which ones they believe go together. Next they will be deciding which order in which the images go and telling the story in their own words.

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Numeracy
In addition to making connections to the calendar and days of school, students have been exploring symmetry in 2D shapes as well as learning to identify symmetry in everyday objects. EY3 students got to work collaboratively in their house teams to try to source symmetrical objects around the classroom and collect them to see how many they could find.

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Students also began exploring water play in groups in class. Water play helps children develop eye-hand coordination, math and science concepts, enhances social skills, and encourages cooperation. They learn to work with one or several children, to take turns and share the space and accessories with their friends.

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Bread Experiment
With the current heightened awareness of cleanliness and hand-washing, our bread experiment has been an incredible illustration of how germs can linger on unclean surfaces. Below are some BEFORE and AFTER photos how our slices of bread have changed over the last few weeks.

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Unit of Inquiry: Nature Inspires
People design and create using observations from nature.
Students have begun exploring features of animals and other natural objects and comparing these to items that have been made by humans.

We will continue to explore these features and begin to make connections between objects that were made by people and how, if at all, their design may have been inspired by nature.

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Swimming
EY3 students should come prepared to swim every Tuesday. If for some reason the AQI reading is too high for students to go outside, Mr. Max will take them for PE class in the gym during swim time.
Please ensure that, in addition to bringing/wearing their KIS swimsuits, students should also have the following items:
– Swim Cap
– Goggles
– Towel
– Swim shoes (flip flops, CROCs, etc.) to be kept at school

Please ensure that all belongings are labelled with your child’s name in permanent marker (or any other permanent form). It saves a lot of time when an item is misplaced for it to be returned to its rightful owner when it is clearly marked.

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This week…
EY3 students will be continuing to make connections between class artifacts and nature, the features of natural objects and their functions, and beginning to think about how nature inspires design. We are also expecting a couple of parent guest speakers/experts this week and next week.

Parents, if you have interesting ideas to share about how nature inspires design and would like to be a guest speaker/expert, please send us an email to let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

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Library/Reading Resources
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Please return library folders to us every Friday morning.
If for some reason your child does not return their folder on time, please return it to the EY3 classroom (not to the PYP library) at your earliest convenience. We keep a record in class of library book returns, and students are part of this process.
Thank you for your support.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderEY3 Parent Coffee Meeting –  Fri. 20th Mar. (8:10 – 9:10 AM)
Songkran Celebration
– Fri. 3rd April
Songkran Break – April 4th – 19th

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KISPA meeting March p.1 KISPA meeting March p.2

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Good afternoon, Parents.
Please click on the link below for the latest update from our Head of School, Mr. Paul Johnson:

COVID letter from Paul
COVID letter from Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below is also a child-friendly resource that explains some details about the Coronavirus.
We shared it with the EY3 students today.

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Author and illustrator: Malaka Gharib

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