Week #4: Sept. 2nd – 6th

Weekly Blog Posts
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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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CoffeeWe had a wonderful turnout for our Back-to-School Coffee Meeting this morning. Thank you, parents, for joining us.

If you have any questions that we didn’t get to address during the meeting, please post them in the following Google Doc at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14BswVH1jLAsbM49Zzw0yWPgNCQpK9soj9glSwGLkdzg/edit?usp=sharing

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Unit of Inquiry #1 – Who We Are
We had an incredible turnout last week. Our provocation area looks great and the students are very curious about their classmates’ artifacts. We will be spending time this week and next week talking to the students about their artifacts and how they demonstrate their passions/interests.  Thank you, parents, for supporting your children’s learning.

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We are still waiting for a handful of artifacts to come in. If your child hasn’t yet brought in his/her artifact, please do so as soon as possible. It is an important element in our Unit of Inquiry.

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Literacy: Reading Buddies
Last Friday our Grade 10 Reading Buddies came to visit us in EY3 for the first time.

Students enjoyed sharing their library books and listening to stories with our new Grade 10 friends. A big thank you to Ms. Kat and her students: Nadia, Prae, Nana, Henry, Itsuki, Lya, Aaryan, Kym, Tiffany, Angie, Roxy, Fah, Idea, Earth, Ivy, and Tilda, for coming to spend time with us. We look forward to our next visit.

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Numeracy: Data Management in EY3
In addition to our classroom charts for swimming and library folders, students have their own Daily Data Booklets in which they are beginning to document information related to the calendar, the number of days in school, classroom jobs, and our daily attendance.

Using this booklet is one way of collecting and organizing data, and helps students begin to make predictions, recognize patterns, and interpret data.

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

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Please remember to return them on Friday morning.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderEY3 Coffee Meeting – Wed. 4th Sept. at 8:00 am (AudiBox)
House Shirt Day – Fri. 6th Sept.
EY House Activities – Fri. 13th Sept.
PD Day – Thurs. 19th Sept. (school closed for students)
NO SCHOOL –  Fri. 20th Sept.

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Week #3: Aug. 26th – 30th

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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 Save the date
EY3 will be hosting our Back-to-School Coffee Meeting for parents in the AudiBox (4th floor) on Wednesday 4th September, 2019 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all here.

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New EY3 Student
We have a new classmate, Pengpeng, who joined EY3B this week.

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Please join us in welcoming him to Early Years 3.

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Our Essential Agreement
EY3 students had a busy week last week practicing daily routines and getting to know their new classmates.

We also worked together to develop our classroom agreement:

In EY3, we promise to:
– Share ideas and be caring
– Be principled
– Be risk takers and always try our best

We encourage parents to talk to your child about how they can and are demonstrating these behaviours at school and at home.

As teachers, we have also promised the EY3 students that we will keep to the agreements and model actions that make our community better. We thank you for your support in showing the children in such positive ways what a healthy, active and enthusiastic community can be.

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Unit of Inquiry #1 – Who We Are
Artifacts – At the beginning of each unit of inquiry, we will be asking students to bring in artifacts, which help them begin to make connections to what we are learning.

For the first theme, Who We Are, each student is asked to bring in an artifact that demonstrates any of his/her passions/interests (like an object or a photograph). For example, if your child loves baseball, they could bring in a baseball mitt or a photo of them in a baseball outfit.

Your child should be able to tell us a little bit about their artifact.

We will be showcasing students’ artifacts in our Provocation Area (see photo below).
It’s pretty bare at the moment, so we are looking forward to filling it up.

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Please start bringing/sending in artifacts right away.

We would like to have all artifacts in the classroom by this Friday 30th of August.
Thank you for supporting your child’s learning.

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Data Management in EY3
In EY3, we are making connections to mathematical concepts relating to data management through simple graphing (see slideshow).

Each week, students will add a sticker to our swim charts and library charts. These charts are a visual representation of students who went swimming (or who didn’t swim that day), students who returned their library books, or students who were absent on that day. Using these charts is one way of collecting and organizing data, and helps students begin to recognize patterns and interpret data.

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Personal Non-Essential Items
Items such as toys, jewelry (non-religious), stickers, Pokemon cards, Shopkins, etc. are best left at home. Please do not bring them to school. Please check your child’s backpack to make sure they are bringing only what they need during the school day.

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Student Cubbies
From time to time, students bring in items to distribute to their classmates. If you have something to hand out, please let us know ahead of time, and ensure that there is enough for every student in the classroom. On arrival, please give the items to one of the classroom teachers or EAs and we will distribute them at an appropriate time.

Please do not place any items in students’ cubbies.

Any gift-giving that is personal is best done outside of school.

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

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Please remember to return them on Friday morning.

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Important Dates
EY3 Coffee Meeting – Wed. 4th Sept.
EY House Activities – Fri. 13th Sept.
PD Day – Thurs. 19th Sept. (school closed for students)
NO SCHOOL –  Fri. 20th Sept.

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Week #2: Aug. 19th – 23rd

Coffee Meeting for EY3 Parents

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Spirit Day this Friday
Please have your children come to school in their House Shirts this Friday 23rd August for Spirit Day.
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Library folders are due every Friday
Please return all library folders on Friday morning.

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Students’ Personal Items
“Label, label, label…” We cannot emphasize this enough.
Everything that belongs to your child (including swimming supplies) needs to be labeled with his/her name, whether it be written in permanent marker, stitched/embroidered, or a personalized name tag.

Splash SwimmingStudents should bring their swimming supplies (towel, goggles, swim cap, underwear) in a separate bag, preferably something plastic/waterproof to put their wet stuff into afterwards.
A student’s towel should be large enough to dry off completely and wrap around his/her body.

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Kids A-Z Reading
We are currently assessing students’ reading levels. Kids A-ZOnce that is done, you will receive your child’s personal Kids A-Z login information. Stay tuned…

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An important note about birthdays…

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

Birthdays are celebrated in the cafeteria during our second snack break. Please let us know at least one day beforehand if you wish for your child to celebrate his/her birthday at school.

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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Morning Arrival/Late Arrival/Absences
Students who arrive to school early (before 7:30am) should remain in the PYP atrium until supervision begins.

At 7:30am, students are to head outside for their morning play time.

Students who arrive at school between 7:30am should put their belongings in their cubbies, water bottles in the basket, and head outside to the playground straight away.

When the morning bell rings at 7:50am, students should already be outside.

Any student who arrives after 8:00am should first head to the elementary office to pick up a late slip before coming to the classroom. If someone other than a parent is dropping of your child, please be sure to tell them this.

If you know that your child will be absent on any given day, please send an email to Ms. Aim in the PYP office at sissadee@kis.ac.th to let her know the reason. Please CC us on your message.

Thank you for your support.

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Parent Forum on Friday Morning
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Welcome to EY3

Welcome to the new school year!
This year in EY3 we have 35 returning students and 14 new students.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following students who are new to KIS:
EY3A – Jasmine, Kacy, Pete, and Pranvat
EY3B – Ada, Janvi, Motto, Sky, and Zeina
EY3C – Ava, Justin, Kin, Paris, and Penne

By now you should have received a copy of our class schedules.
If not, you can find them at the following link: EY3 Schedule (annotated)

NOTE: No swimming classes on the first day of school (Tues. 13th Aug.).
EY3A and EY3B students should wear their PE uniforms on Tuesday 13th.
EY3C students are to wear their regular school uniform.

Arrival
When students arrive in the morning, they put their backpacks in their cubbies and their water bottles in the crates (each of which is marked with Class A, B, or C) on the table outside our classroom door. They then head outside to the playground. Morning supervision starts at 7:30am and the children have outside play time until 7:50am when the bell rings. We then line up by class outside before heading into the classroom.

NOTE: Students are to go to their classrooms at 7:30 AM on the first day of school. If your child arrives after 7:30, please bring them straight to EY3.

Dismissal
Children are dismissed at 2:30pm and are signed out by parents/guardians and remain with that adult until they leave school premises. At 2:45pm, remaining students are taken to the library for supervision and are signed out from there.

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Water Bottles
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Please send in a reusable water bottle labeled with your child’s name. Bottles should be an appropriate size that is easy for your child to carry around. They can refill their bottles at school.

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Toothbrushes
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Please send in a toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, and a small cup for your child. Please label with their name in permanent marker.

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PE Classes
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Class A: PE on Thursdays and Fridays.

Class B: PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Class C: PE on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please send your child to school in their PE uniform on those days.

Note from the SEA:
Students can no longer wear the old PE uniform. If students arrive wearing the old uniform, parents will be reminded to get a new one from the school shop. No mixing and matching of other tops or bottoms that are not part of the overall PE attire. Thank you.

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Swimming
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EY3 students will have swimming classes on Tuesdays starting the week of Aug. 20th. Please send in a pair of labeled slippers for your child to wear on swim days at your earliest convenience. We will keep these in the classroom.

Students may wear their swimsuits underneath their uniforms on swim days (please remember to send a pair of underwear for them to change into).

Students should also bring a towel, goggles, and swim cap each week. These should also be labeled with their name.

Note: Swimming is a required part of the programme.
If your child is unable to participate, a doctor’s note is required to specify the reason.

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Library
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Students will visit the library on a weekly basis. Book folders will be sent home on Mondays and are due back on Fridays.

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Snack/Lunch
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The school cafeteria provides milk for students to drink if they choose to do so during morning and afternoon snack times.

There is no need to send milk to school unless your child has special dietary needs.

Birthdays (NO NUTS please)
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Birthday celebrations take place during afternoon snack time in the cafeteria.

Please contact us in advance via email.

Please ensure that anything that is sent in does not contain nuts.

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Change of Clothes
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Please send in a change of clothes (shirt, shorts, and underwear) for us to keep in class for your child in case of emergency.

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Coffee Meeting
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There will be a ‘Back-to-School’ coffee meeting for parents taking place in the upcoming weeks. Once the date is confirmed we will let you know.

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Houses
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New students will be assigned to one of four houses:
Erawan, Hanuman, Naga, or Tosakan.

Students will receive a house shirt, which they will be able to wear on special days. Parents will be informed about when House Shirt Days will take place.

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Primary After School Programme
After school activities will begin the week of August 26th and will run until November 22nd. Parents may begin signing up the week before (Aug. 20th -23rd). Details are available at the following link: PS Sports Coaching and After School Programme Letter
Activities normally run from 3:00pm – 4:00pm (except for special classes which may run for 30- or 45-minute intervals).

If you have any questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us:
EY3A Ms. Magda – magda.wo@kis.ac.th
EY3B Ms. Helen – helen.mc@kis.ac.th
EY3C Ms. Rachel – rachel.dr@kis.ac.th

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Once again, we wish you a warm welcome.
From the EY3 Team…

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Ms. Magda, Ms. Helen, Ms. Lek, Ms. Pensri, Ms. Nok, and Ms. Rachel D.

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Please see the links below for letters from Admin:

Head of School Welcome Letter to Parents

Parking & Taxi Calling Service Notification

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Welcome Back

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