Book Week!

Hello Families!

We hope you have a happy Songkran break! Take time to relax, unwind, and PLAY!

When we come back, it will be a very exciting week at KIS.

We will be celebrating Book Week!

Please read the attached letter that explains in more detail what will happen that week.

If you have time, this break would be a wonderful time to create a character costume and take photos reading together.

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See you after break!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Poem

 You Can’t Be That

I told them:

When I grow up

I’m not going to be a scientist

Or someone who reads the news on TV.

No, a million birds will fly through me.

I’M GOING TO BE A TREE.

 

They said,

You can’t be that. No, you can’t be that. 

 

I told them:

When I grow up

I’m not going to be an airline pilot,

A dancer, a lawyer or an MC.

No, huge whales will swim in me.

I’M GOING TO BE AN OCEAN!

 

They said,

You can’t be that. No you can’t be that. 

 

I told them:

I’m not going to be a DJ,

A computer programmer, a musician or beautician.

No, streams will flow through me, I’ll be the home of eagles,

I’ll be full of nooks, crannies, valleys and fountains.

I’M GOING TO BE A RANGE OF MOUNTAINS.

 

They said,

You can’t be that. No, you can’t be that.’

 

I asked them:

Just what do you think I am?

Just a child, they said,

And children always become 

At least one of the things

We want them to be.

 

They do not understand me.

I’ll be a stable if I want, smelling of fresh hay,

I’ll be a lost glade in which unicorns still play.

They do not realize I can fulfill any ambition.

They do not realize among them

Walks a magician.

-Brian Patten

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Coffee Meeting

Thank you all for coming to our coffee meeting! We had so much fun playing together. Here is the slideshow with links to videos and articles that we shared.

It was also so much fun to share with the students our Seesaw page that had your works of art and creations on it. They loved to see their parents play!

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We are reviewing our See Think Wonder activity and will share questions and answers in a future blog.

Thank you again for supporting us! We are so thankful for a parent community full of inspiring and caring individuals.

-The Grade 1 Team

 

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In Case You Missed It…

Hello Parents and Families!

Ms. Lisa and Ms. Kirsten lead a wonderful workshop this morning on supporting reading at home. Please read through the attached information for tips and information on reading habits in the home!

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Have a great weekend!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Last Week Review

Hello Parents and Families!

Last week we had a wonderful time celebrating Artigras, and finding the art in life around us. We made origami, learned a group dance, saw many different performances, and even had a special guest come to make art with us. We also we able to spend time with our buddies. We had a lot of fun last week!

This week we will continue our exploration of art and inspiration. We will begin to notice the steps that artist go through to create art, and how they navigate creating. We are connecting the artistic creation process to our writing as we begin to write personal narratives as well as short poetry. In math we are beginning to explore 2 shapes, using specific vocabulary (like corner and side) to support our descriptions of shapes and their qualities. We are also continuing to note how nature changes in observaable way, spending time with our classroom snails and small plants that Mr. Danny is growing in the art room.

Reminders

Grade 1 is having a Coffee Meeting.

Date- Tuesday, April 2

Time- 8:00am- 9:20

Location- Grade 1 Learning Space

Purpose- To spend time exploring our unit concepts together, relaxing together with coffee and snacks, gain a deeper understanding of play based learning and how it impacts children at this age. We will be having a hands on meeting, putting ourselves in the learner’s shoes.

We hope to see you there!

G1 will be taking class and individual photos on Thursday, March 28. Please see the attached letter for more information.

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Have a happy week!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Let’s Support KG as They Take Action!

WORLD WATER DAY 2019 Friday 22nd March (2)

KG is taking donations of bottled water for World Water Day!

If you bring a bottle of water to donate for the Mercy Centers- Klong Toey, you can wear free dress to school (in the color of blue) on Friday.

Bring your bottle or bottles on Friday and put them in marked boxes in the Atrium.

Thank you for your support!

-The G1 Team

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Last Week Review

Hello Grade 1 Families!

Last week we had a wonderful time exploring art. We noted our first thinking by drawing and discussing the questions, “What do artists look like? What do artists create? What do artists use to make art?”

Here is a look at our answers.

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On Wednesday, we went a bit further and connected art to gymnastics with Mr. Vern, dance and drama with Mr. John, nature and painting with Ms. Helen, as well as writing and sound with Ms. Lindsay. We explored how our bodies can move to show how we feel, and how we can write down the sounds we hear from natural objects. We will continue to grow in our connections to art, nature and inspiration as the unit progresses.

This week, we will begin to explore shape and space in math. We will also continue to work with telling time to the hour and half hour, growing in our independence to manage ourselves and our daily routine. In writing, we will begin to explore descriptive language using nouns, verbs and adjectives. For reading, we will continue to explore story mapping and retelling with a beginning, middle and end.

Have a happy week! 

The Grade 1 Team

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Last Week Review

Hello Parents and Families!

Last week we had a wonderful time learning and creating. We are hard at work finishing our non-fiction writing and artworks. Our final products will be done this week! We have worked hard to learn new information using our research skills, focusing on books as well as internet sites to learn more about our topics. We are also hard at work telling time to the hour and half hour. Some of us can even tell time to the minute!

This week is one of transition, as we introduce our new unit-  How we express ourselves. Our central idea is that…

Artists use inspiration from the natural world to create and innovate. 

We will be discover who artists are, what they do, where they find their ideas, and what they can create. We will also discover who we are as artists, and express our thoughts, feelings and ideas through different art forms.

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Reminders: 

Donate to the Thai Daughters Foundation, through KISPA

Please consider donating daily use items like clothing and household supplies to support girls and young women in Northern Thailand.

Please read the message from KISPA below:

” Good afternoon, we are collecting items for the Friends of Thai Daughters Foundation who helps underprivileged Thai girls in Chiangrai and northern Thailand area. They currently have about 30 girls under the care and they are in need of daily use items such as iron, ironing board, girls’ clothes, and underwear etc. If you would like to help out, please look at the item list and let your class reps know which items you would like to contribute. Please Kindly drop the items off at the donation table in PYP building (near the guards) If you would like more information, please go to their website:
Thank you for your kindness,
KISPA”
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Have a happy week!
-The Grade 1 Team
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KISPA Meeting

Please see the flyer from KISPA about their meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

All parents welcome!

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Last Week Review

Hi Families,

First, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our readers for coming in and sharing your Mother Tongue with us. We heard so many beautiful languages and loved having special guests visit us at school. Thank you so much!

This week we are making our final edits to wonderful non-fiction writing and drawing. We are connecting to our next unit which focuses on art by creating Eric Carle inspired art with painted paper. We are continuing to work on skip counting and telling time to the hour and half our. You can help your child at home by asking them to tell you what time it is using an analog clock.

Reminders

The Charity Club Book Drive has been EXTENDED! Help us earn a pizza party by giving to a good cause! Bring in gently used books and help give the gift of reading to those in need.

To help support our next unit, your child can bring in any art that has been inspired by nature. We are looking at the connections between the natural world and the art world. Some examples could be a picture of a tree, fabric with a floral print, a painting of mountains. Inspiration is all around us! 

Have a happy week!

  • -The Grade 1 Team
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