G1 update 26th November

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Term 1 Week 16

Week 16 the PE team will be holding Sports Day on Wednesday. Grade 1 will hold a Grade Morning Meeting 7.50am to connect with students and explain the day ahead. Students are expected to wear house shirts. There will be no Grade 1 Seesaw learning engagements this day.

Inquiry

This week, students will continue to explore and reflect on Kelso’s Choices and how to develop and manage personal relationships. We will then explore mindsets within stories and how we can create a positive mindset.

Literacy

In reading we continue recognising sounds to assist with reading and spelling unknown words. In writing we will re-look at creating plans and writing stories based on our ideas.

Maths

Data collection continues as we introduce graphs. The students will also create their own table or diagram to display information. As well as, collect information from oral data. December Daily data booklet will be sent home W15 for Group 2 and W16 for Group 1. Group 3, if you would like to arrange a collection from the KIS car park, please notify Ms Lisa (lisa.di@kis.ac.th)

G1 Weekly Plan W16 T1 November 29 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) no links

Changes to Timetable

Aimmy, BM and JiaJia, Mohana Guided Reading will move to Tuesday 12.00pm Amy, Chanya, Penplerm, Nisha, Tate, Teya, & Mika’s Reading Group Wednesday will move this week to Tuesday 12.00pm (due to Sports Day)

This week in G1

Some snapshots of us at work in school:

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Upcoming dates

1st December Sports Day

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th December – 7th January. End of Term 1 Break

10th January – First day of Term 2

Have a wonderful weekend

Grade 1

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G1 update 19th November

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Term 1 Week 15

Week two of the hybrid learning has not turned out as we had hoped, however, it does highlight the successful Covid 19 protocols in place. We are respecting the privacy of those concerned and hope to return to hybrid teaching next Tuesday. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher or Ms June (june.va@kis.ac.th).

Monday Changes

7.50am Morning meeting All students
8.50am Group 1  Small Group Aleema, Charlotte, Pann, Aki, Pun, Lynn Lynn, Miller, Parami, Prim, Trin, Aiden, Third, Mickey
8.50am Group 2  Small Group Nini, William, Paul, Thanwa, Charn, Mirin, Tynn, Mat, Thee, Tupp, Arvid, JiaJia, BM
9.50am Group 3   Small Group Mohana, Aimmy, Nisha, Amy, Chanya, Mika, Penplerm, Tate, Teya

Thursday Changes (Group 3 only)

9.50am Group 3 

Mohana, Aimmy, Nisha, Amy, Chanya, Mika, Penplerm, Tate, Teya (all remote Group 3 students)

Inquiry

Inquiry this week will support the students to reflect on how they relax, stay calm and problem solve situations where conflict may be present. We will tune-in to Kelso’s Choices and begin to explore the strategies promoted by Kelso and how they can be used. 

Literacy

We will be introducing personal narrative writing to connect with our new inquiry of Mindset. Reading will develop our understanding that sometimes fiction stories can teach us something.

Maths

We will continue to collect, classify and sort data that we collect from G1 students and linked to our knowledge of place value number and number operations.

G1 Weekly Plan W15 T1 November 22 2021

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G1 Student Council Lego Competition.

An optional lego competition is taking place. On Tuesday 23rd at 3PM until Wednesday 8:30AM an activity will be posted for those who wish to take part to post a video of a tower that has been made to tell us about it. There is a 20 point prize for the tallest and a 20 point prize for the most beautiful tower. There are 2 house points for participation. If your child wishes to have the tallest tower please help them to measure it in cms. The G1 Student Council has asked for students to make the tower individually with no support from family. We hope that those who wish to participate have the chance to get busy on their projects over the weekend.

Student Council Lego Competition

This week in G1

We have started our Who we are unit about Mindsets and have begun to find out what the students know about this topic. The students have reported on their strengths and goals for changes that they want to make.

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They have also started to think about thinking.

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Students have been busy at home and in school. We had a dress up day on Wednesday.

In Literacy we have been combining sentences to extend our writing and have been recording diaries in order to complete personal narratives next week –

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Thank you from the G1 team.

Take care and we wish hou a happy LOY KHRATONG.

Upcoming dates

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th Dec. – 7th Jan. December Break 

10th January – First day of Term 2

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G1 update 12th November

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Term 1 Week 14

Thank you to all of our families for adjusting so well into new routines, especially with meeting changes that have happened with short notice. Your support for us has been greatly appreciated. We apologise for the change in timetable today that was due to a clash for the Thai team.

In school, we have enjoyed meeting each other and being interactive in our inquiries. For those students who are still at home, they too have shown commitment to their learning and followed new routines. We are enjoying the spirit of community that is coming through as we mix as A,B and C classes and grow into a spirited and enthusiastic G1. 

Maths

We will begin to look at different forms of data management beginning with venn diagrams and graphs. We will look at the structures of these systems and then start to collate data from our daily lives in the coming weeks as part of the  Who We Are unit.

Literacy

In writing, we will combine sentences to make them interesting, as well as, starting personal writing through diaries.

Inquiry

In inquiry we are moving on to our Transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’. Students will be tuning in to our new inquiry ‘Mindsets’ which is an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values. For this first week we will tune in to what the students know about mindsets and themselves. 

G1 Weekly Plan W14 T1 November 15 2021

G1 W14 T1 Week 14 resources 

Group 3 Reading and Small Group timings

Reading – Group 3 Wednesday
Reading Tuesday 12PM with Ms. Lisa Mohana
Reading Wednesday 12PM with Ms. Helen Amy, Chanya, Penplerm, Nisha, Tate, Teya, Mika
Reading Friday 10:30 with  Ms. Lisa Aimmy
Small groups – Group 3 (Art & Music only)
Small Group 1 Tuesday 9:50AM with Ms. Lisa Amy, Chanya, Penplerm, Nisha, William
Small Group 2 Thursday 9:50AM with Mr. Ashley Tate, Teya, Mika, Aimmy, Mohana

Morning meetings 7:50AM

Monday, Tuesday – Group 2 and Group 3 with Ms. Lisa

Thursday and Friday – Group 1 and group 3 with Ms. Lisa

Wednesday 1A with Ms. Helen, 1B with Ms. Lisa and 1C with Mr. Ashley

Thai and TAL on Friday

Thai and TAL will be at 12PM on Fridays.

Library books

Library books for Group 1 should be returned on Monday 15th and for Group 2 on Thursday  18th November. New Library books will be sent on Tuesday and Friday. 

G1 Assembly with Ms. Tania

On Wednesday, the G1 meeting will be with Ms. Tania as a special assembly. This will take place every fortnight and alternate between this and the G1 Kahoot meeting.

Dress up – Wednesday 17th November

Next week, G1 Student Council have initiated a ‘Wear Your Favourite Clothes’ Wednesday for when we meet as a grade for the kahoot and morning meetings. Photos of outfits can be shared on the morning message.

This week in G1

Firstly, we have begun to design a symbol for G1. This is in the initial stages but we can see clearly how we feel here:

There was a great deal of excitement about coming back. So much so that we hardly had time to take photos so more will happen next week. We still valure those that are staying home and the opportunities to mix in different groups were exciting.

Upcoming dates

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th Dec. – 7th Jan December Break 

10th January – First day of Term 2

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G1 update 4th November

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Good afternoon Grade 1 Community

It is very exciting to see children next week in our KIS hybrid model. We are emailing parents this week ahead of time so that you can review the changes to how our program will look and be delivered. We will hold a parent forum Q & A tomorrow 11.30am to answer any questions you may have regarding the return to school and what it will look like for your child.

Parent Q & A Friday 5th November at 11.30am

Grade 1 school day starts at 8.10am finish 2.40pm

With the change from remote learning to hybrid learning, Grade 1 will continue the current program of learning engagements. Students will be allocated Seesaw engagements everyday, however, those in school will receive direct instruction from the Grade teachers. Students will be allocated into three groups: Groups 1, 2 and 3.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Group 1

In School

In School

Remote

@ home

For all

Remote

Remote

Group 2

Remote

Remote

In School

In School

Group 3

Fully Remote

In you student’s bag every day:

  • 3 spare masks (they do get wet and messy)

  • Spare set of clothes (in case the uniform gets dirty or wet)

  • Lunch (if you are bringing in a home lunch)

To return

  • 4 ORT reading books

  • 1 library book

  • Art sketchbook

For Grade 1, everything else can remain at home as we will provide an extra set of learning materials at school so that it is easier to return each week without remembering to bring in lots of items. (Literacy book, math book, daily data and handwriting)

Laminated signs for cars

When your child returns to school, laminated signs will be put in student backpacks along with any uniform that has been ordered. The laminated signs need to be displayed in the car window when you pick up and drop off your child.

Reading and small groups

Groups 1 and 2: Will read at school live with teachers so there will be no reading groups online.

Group 3: Will be split into two groups and join art and music once a week. Guided reading will be on Wednesday.

Library books

Group 1 (Monday and Tuesday) : Students bring their books to return on Monday and choose the new ones.

Group 2 (Thursday and Friday) : Students bring their books to return on Thursday and choose the new ones.

Group 3 (Remote learning) : Students send the request on Monday and Tuesday, then wait for the confirmation from Ms Earth by Wednesday to collect the books on Thursday or Friday.

Group 3 Remote:

Reading – Group 3 Wednesday

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Amy, Chanya, Penplerm, Nisha, Tate, Teya, Mika

Small groups – Group 3 (Art & Music only)

Small Group 1

Amy, Chanya, Penplerm, Nish, William

Small Group 2

Tate, Teya, Mika, Aimmy, Mohanna

Maths

In maths we will be weighing and measuring height, recording measurements and ordering and organising information. We will also generate and solve subtraction and addition equations.

Language

In reading we will be looking at how to find important information when we are reading a nonfiction text. In writing we will be learning how to write effective conclusions. Small guided reading groups will be in-class for Groups 1 & 2, Group 3 will be reading online on a Wednesday.

Inquiry

For inquiry this week we will be moving on to summarise student understanding. Students will record their connections of their observations of how the Natural World changes and the process of how and why change happens.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have tomorrow at 11.30 and seeing your children next week.

Regards

Grade 1.

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G1 update 29th October

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Term 1 Week 12

Return to School – Hybrid

Week 13 (November 8) we will return to school in a modified environment with three groups of students. The first two groups will come into school for two days a week and the third group will continue in remote learning. 

This will be a new challenge for our Grade. If you have any questions and would like to meet your class teacher online to discuss your child’s needs, please contact your class teacher. We are here to ensure a smooth transition for all children.

Literacy

In reading we will look at skills we need for prediction. Can you be a risk taker and predict what might happen in the story based on the cover of the book? In writing we will continue to develop our transition words to support student skills.

Maths

Students will reflect on areas of enjoyment, strength and targets in measurement. We will order different measurements from narrowest to widest using data. Our measuring focuses this week are weight or mass and width.

Inquiry

Students will research and explore the cause and effect of the process of change in our previous week’s inquiries. Why do we have night and day? How do living things grow? What causes the weather and the Northern Lights?

G1 W12 T1 Week 12 – Resources

G1 Weekly Plan W12 T1 November 1 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents)

This week in G1

Of course, our excitement has been about Halloween. We had a meetup with Mr. Jordan’s G2 class which was wonderful and was organised by our G1 Student Council Group. We wrote with adjectives about Halloween and did Halloween puzzles and Kahoots. On Friday we dressed up.

In inquiry, we viewed the natural world, watching processes and changes and noting what we observed.

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In Maths, we started to match up with literacy and inquiry work by writing facts taken from measurement data, an important part of observing and recording our world.

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As you see, we are using Literacy in everything we do. We used adjectives this week to bring extra details. As well as Halloween we also celebrate the wonderful Thai festival Loy Khratong and we wrote to describe the festivities this week.

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Upcoming dates

1st November G1-5 reopening meeting 9-10AM

4th November KISPA Diwali

8th November School reopens under hybrid model

1st – 5th November Last week of after school clubs

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th Dec. – 7th Jan December Break

 

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G1 update 22nd October

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Message from school counsellor

Please visit the counsellor blog for advice and information or to make contact.

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

Term 1 Week 11

Halloween

Next week we will celebrate Halloween. On Thursday we will have a special zoom with Grade 2 during our 9.50 small group zoom times and Friday an optional themed activities day with a choice board. We would love to see your children dressed up for Halloween to help make it an enjoyable day.

Literacy

Literacy will focus on developing endurance in writing. Writing will review our inquiry observations in Week 10, Halloween and Loy Kratong. Reading we will look at how we select a book on the same subject.

Inquiry

Our inquiry will now move on to explore the concept of ‘The Laws of the Natural World’. For the purpose of our inquiry we will investigate Night/Day – Weather – Growing. What the Law actually means and how it affects change and the Natural World generally.

Maths

Weighing mass will be introduced. Students will also look at information tables and share facts about information presented, combining measurement and data handling skills. We will reflect on new knowledge at the end of the week. November’s Daily Data book is attached – students can either use the pages in Seesaw or print the first 5 days to complete off line before we go back into school.

Small Groups

Small Groups Changes

All classes – Thursday 9.50am Zoom will be with Ms Helen and Grade 2

G1A no changes

G1B Monday reading group will move to Thursday 8.50am (Due to holiday)

G1C Monday Reading Group will move to join the Wednesday group at 12.40pm.

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Daily Data T1 2021-22 November

G1 Weekly Plan W11 T1 October 25 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) (2)

G1 Student Council Action

Next week, see activities suggested by our active Student Council group to celebrate and enjoy Halloween included. Following on from this week’s Halloween characters, teachers have incorporated haunted houses, word searches, spooky story telling , quizzes and games and possibly meetups into next week’s plan. We strive to listen to the suggestions and questions of our students and are happy to see that they are taking some ownership of what happens in the community.

The G1 students also made a video to encourage their classmates to take part in Pinktober.

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Upcoming dates

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th Dec. – 7th Jan. December Break

 

 

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Update from the Head of School

Here is an important message from Mr. Paul for 20th October.

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G1 update 8th October

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Term 1 Week 10 18th-22nd October

Passion Time & Story Time 

Passion time with Ms Cha will be scary portraits ready for Halloween. Ms Nong will be leading story time. 

Inquiry

This week students will be exploring how we can observe change in ‘The Natural World’. For their activity posts students require a little adult support with words to help them explain their observations. Please support if necessary but only with certain words. If your child is not able to observe and identify any change they should post that. 

Maths

We will continue measurement by sorting into different methods of measuring and practice with items at home and through IXL. New vocabulary about measuring will be introduced – it is likely that your child may guess the meaning initially, and that is an important part of the inquiry process. We will continue to use addition and subtraction skills to solve problems about capacity.

Language

Reading will focus on reading new words using the karate chop, base words and illustrations. Writing we will explore how to add more information using adjectives.

G1 W10 T1 Week 10 – Mr Smith guest speaker Thursday

G1 Weekly Plan W10 T1 October 18 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents)

Guest Speaker

We will have a visit from a wildlife photographer who will talk about how nature affects the way he takes photographs.

After school clubs

After school clubs start after the break. Here is the list of the days and times of available clubs. Sign up is here:

After School Sign Up

Primary Clubs Slideshow – 2021

 This week in grade one:

Passion Time was all about icecream and we used our measuring skills to make a batch of icecream on Wednesday. See us at work here:

We are continuing to measure and chose what kind of measuring we wanted to do and devised a way to record our measurements.

We have looked at the natural world around our homes and shared what we have found with each other.

 

We have started to explore writing strong introductions in writing, as you see below.

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G1’s Student Council group is active and planning for Halloween. They wrote an email to the G1 staff team to ask forhelp in planning activities in to Passion, Story and Kahoot Times. They used their strong introduction skills to persuade teachers to help.

Dear wonderful G1 teachers,

Halloween will be coming soon after the holiday. We would like to have a fun few days for Halloween. Do you think we could put some of these activities in Passion Time, Kahoot time and Story Time? We know that you are all good at creating  things so we are asking for your help.
These are the ideas we have that we would like to try:

Video games – kahoots and quizzes – a scary one – Halloween,Scary story time,Games – treasure hunt/hangman,Games with other grades,Dance parties,Halloween crafts,Halloween drawing

Thank you for reading and have a nice day,
G1 Student Council Group

As we hold KIS core values at the centre of our commitment to our community, the teachers have replied with equal enthusiasm.

 

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Next week is a school holiday. We wish you all a restful week to regain energy and enjoy time together. See you on 18th October!

The G1 team.

 

Upcoming dates

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 11th – Friday 15th October: October Break

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

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G1 update 1st October

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Term 1 Week 9 4th- 8th October

Parent Helpdesk

Due to a low need for the weekly parent help desk on Monday we will suspend the meetings until there are changes to our learning environment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your classroom teacher directly.

Passion Time & Story Time Changes

Passion time will now be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 1.45pm

Storytime will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2.15pm

Inquiry

This week students will continue to tune into ‘The Natural World’. They will be sourcing Artifacts, identifying areas of interest and asked to pose questions that will support us to explore student areas of interest.

Maths

We will continue to explore measurement using inquiry, by asking questions, observing and sharing the children’s own ideas about how to measure in a way of their choice. We will also explore subtraction, as well as using addition and subtraction to solve problems. We are encouraging students to be risk-takers and share thinking and ideas and explain rather than be correct.

Language

In reading we will be looking at finding facts in our reading and in writing continuing to look at fact and fiction. This concept of facts and fiction can be very difficult sometimes as there are often ‘grey’ areas. We have introduced Literacy Planet to offer additional learning opportunities in language development.

Groups

CHANGE: G1A Wednesday reading groups – Fire 12 PM Air 12:40 PM

G1 Weekly Plan W9 T1 October 4 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) (1)

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This week in G1

We are tuning into our new unit about observing change in the natural world by thinking baout what the natural world is. That was the initial quesiton for this unit about how the world works. On Thursday we went looked around our homes to see where the natural world is visible.

 

We wrote our non fiction factual writing this week and started to create an introduction page. Here is a very small sample of our writing.

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In maths we were inquiring into what measurement is and collecting artifacts around our houses. Here is one post that shows this:

It has been a fulfilling week in which we have seen our students asks questions, take risks in developing their own learning by theorising what they think they understand and thinking about thinking.

We are proud of our community’s commitment to each other to grow and change together. We thank our families for their continual support and flexibility.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The G1 Team

Ms. Lisa, Mr. Ashley, Mr. Danny, Ms. Nong, Ms. Cha, Ms. Ploy and Ms. Helen

Upcoming dates to remember

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 11th – Friday 15th October: October Break

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

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Counsellor information

Here is the link for information and contact to our Primary School Counsellor Blog:

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

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