Chinese New Year Celebration Monday 27th January

Dear G1 Parents,

Happy Chinese New Year 2020 –  Year of the Rat

As this Friday is the EY House sports morning, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Monday 27th January.

There will be a PYP assembly starting at 8 am in the auditorium. Students may wear Chinese costumes (or red and gold) if they wish.

During first break and lunchtime there will be craft activities in the PYP atrium, for the children to enjoy if they would like to.

Kind regards,

The G1 Team

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Grade 1 weekly update,

 

Dear Grade 1 Parents,

The G1 Learning engagements from 13th – 17th January 2020 below. 

ICT

This week in ICT,  G1B students used Padlet for the first time to connect with another G1 class Allegheny K-5 school, Pennsylvania US.  We sent pictures of ourselves, our names and one thing we enjoyed doing. In the coming weeks we will get to know more about our new pen pals.

Maths

This week the children continued to consolidate focusing on writing numbers in the following ways.

standard form – 47

expanded form – 40 + 7 = 47, 

base 10 drawings IIII xxxxxxx 

word form – forty seven.

The children also worked on a fairy cake make problem where they had to show the different number of  toppings using their cardinal numbers. Please checkout your child’s Seesaw to see an online example that they should be able to explain to you.

Unit and Literacy 

This week we reflected on our Choices unit and thought long and hard about the central idea – People’s actions reflect awareness of community responsibility.

The children were asked the following question.

How can they help within the school community in regards to responsible use of resources – food, playground resources, classroom resources, items from home that they could be added to the red bin donations and recycle bins (paper, plastic).

The children had to come up with a pledge they wanted to make. They had to go further and  explain why the pledge was important for them to take such action?

Reminders

Dear G1 Parents,

This coming Friday (Fri.24-Jan.-2020) is EY Sports day, therefore swimming classes for G1B and G1Cwill need to be rescheduled as follows. 

As for G1A, there is no change but likely to be late by 5-10 minutes.

G1C  : Tuesday 21 Jan, 10.00 – 10.40 am

G1B  : Thursday 23 Jan, 10.00 – 10.40 am

Please remind your child that they will need their swimming kit on the days above this week.

Thank you for all of your support during the G1 Sports Day. The children had a great time and I’m sure they slept really well last Friday!

Please check out the following link to see some Sports Day photos.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_rZOUJqu7tQYlTRbXtTL_8bmBFZw4BoG?usp=sharing

Kind regards,

The G1 Team

 

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Grade 1 and 2 Sports Day 2020

Grade 1 and 2 Sports Day 2020

Date:     Friday January 17th

Time   8-00 am – 9-40 am
Where:  New sports Hall/KIS Football fields

What to bring?

G1 Students are to wear their house shirts and P.E.shorts on sports day!

  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A great sporting Attitude

This year’s Grade 1 and 2 Sports day will see Grade 1 and Grade 2 participating together in mixed grade level teams.

How will it work?

Attendance register will be taken downstairs at 7:50 am on Sports Day.  Students bags need to be left downstairs.

G1 will head straight to the New Sports Hall. Activities will start in the new sports hall and we will head outside for the other activities if the AQI is favourable.

The House Captains will lead the students for a warm up.

At the completion of the warm ups we will start the 8 rotation activities.

Rotation Activities

  • Each team will be participating in 8 activities plus the

final fun water activity.

  • The activities will be in the form of continuous relays which will have a duration of approximately 5-7  minutes each.
  • An announcement will be made to then move on to the next rotation activity. 

At the completion of these activities we will have the distribution of medals for everyone.

We all look forward to seeing you support the G1 students on Friday.

The G1 Team

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Grade 1 weekly update

Dear Grade 1 Parents,

Happy New Year to you all. It was lovely to welcome you all back last week. The children resumed routines quickly and were very keen to work and participate in all Grade 1 activities.

We also welcomed four new families to KIS and G1 this week. Sammy in G1A and Gaily, Namo and Nina in G1B.

The G1 Learning engagements from 6th – 10th January 2020 below. 

ICT

This week in ICT the children familiarized themselves again with touch typing. We use the following link to practice our typing skills . Touch Typing Please feel to continue this at home.

Maths

This week the children focused on writing numbers in standard form – 47, expanded form – 40 + 7 = 47, base 10 drawings IIIIxxxxxxx and in word form – forty seven.

Unit and Literacy 

In literacy this week the children focused on writing about their Winter Break. The children had to make sure they included the following details.

Who?, What?, Where?, When?, The  Five senses, their feelings as well as making sure to add capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

During unit this week  the children created flow charts to show the process of how food waste and recyclable rubbish is taken care of at KIS.  

Reading – Raz Kids

Please make sure that your child completes all their assignments on Raz Kids e.g. running records and assigned books.

We were able to speak with the Head Chef Mr Bird. On Thursday we asked him questions about what happened to the food and rubbish waste from the canteen. We were also able to speak with one of the cleaners. We asked questions  to find out what happened to the waste in the coloured recycle bins in the hallways of each grade level. This week please get your child to explain to you what happens to this waste. 

Thank you for all the hard work and continued support this term.

The G1 Team

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Children’s Day 11th January

This Saturday, 11th Jan, is Children’s Day in Thailand and so there are many exciting events happening all over the city….

Here’s one that might interest your G1B Students and Parents……
Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre (next to Siam Discovery Centre BTS SIAM) are holding a free Green Power Ranger event (with games and crafts etc)  to promote renewable, cleaner energies.
At the moment there are some great moving art light installations that are all solar powered. 
(The new Renewable Energy resource room & display – for adults, is on the first floor).
The photography exhibition on the top floor is also worth a visit!
Childrensdaybacc
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G1 Sports Day

PYP Sports Day letter 2020

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Dear Grade 1 Parents,

It doesn’t seem quite possible but we made it to Winter Break!

The last week of school was very festive with the lead up to the Winter Concert which was such a huge success. The G1 costumes were amazing and the kids did their teachers and parents proud.

The G1 Learning engagements from 9th – 13th December 2019 below. 

ICT

Our 2019 Hour of Code activities organised on Wednesday 11th December at PS atrium went really well. Special thanks to Mr. Eric and his student tech team.

Please click here to view the Photo Gallery.

Maths

The children finished off different activities and really enjoyed using the following link below.

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Unit and Literacy 

The children finished off various activities.

Thank you for all the hard work and continued support this term.

The G1 Team

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Grade 1 Weekly Update, Week Commencing Monday 9th  December 

Dear G1 Parents,

The G1 Learning engagements from 2nd – 6th December 2019 below. 

Reading

 

  • Raz kids
  • How to Teach your monster to read
  • Reading strategies Eagle eyes, Lips Fish
  • Making words from satpin/mdgock

  • Read to Self 
  • Read to Someone 
  • Guided Reading sessions

 

Maths

 

  • building numbers with Numicon & Base Tens
  • writing numbers in words
  • ordering numbers
  • completing pattern 2s, 5s and 10s
  • odd and even numbers
  • Daily data 
  • addition and subtraction 
  • mental math

 

Literacy

Children were continued learning about procedural writing.We looked at how time connectives can be used to order our steps such as first, then, next, after that, last and finally. They had a go at writing instructions using time connectives and illustrations.

The children were given a picture of yoghurt pots in one of the school bins. They had to answer three questions. Where does it go? How can we find out? What can we do about it?

ICT

This week the children continued their coding sessions. This week they learned to get/collect items using the new function button.

Holiday Concert

Thank you for all your help in making the costumes!

Please go to the following link so you can practice the songs at home. https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musicg1/

The G1 Team

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Library Books

Just a gentle reminder that all library books will need to be returned before the end of term. Students will only be allowed to return their library books during their library sessions.

Thank you.

Regards,
Ms Earth

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Grade 1 Weekly Update, Week Commencing Monday 2nd  December 

Dear G1 Parents,  

The G1 Learning engagements from 25th – 29th November 2019 below. 

Please remember that on Thursday 5th December school will be closed in remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday.

Please check out the flyer below if you are interested in going to see an International Free Puppet.

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Last Friday’s non-uniform day was a great success, as a community we raised 23,000 Baht for PAWS Bangkok. 

Reading

  • Raz kids
  • How to Teach your monster to read
  • Reading strategies Eagle eyes, Lips Fish
  • Making words from SATPIN
  • Read to Self 
  • Read to Someone 
  • Guided Reading sessions

Literacy/UOI

Continued learning about procedural writing.We looked at how time connectives can be used to order our steps/instructions such as first, then, next, after that, last and finally. They had a go at writing instructions using time connectives and illustrations.

In groups children were given different pictures. They then had to write what they Saw, thought and wondered about the pictures. Afterwards we discussed our responses.

ICT

This week the children continued their coding sessions. This week they learned to get/collect items using the new function button.

Maths

  • building numbers with Numicon & Base Tens
  • writing numbers in words
  • ordering numbers
  • completing pattern 2s, 5s and 10s
  • odd and even numbers
  • Daily data 
  • addition and subtraction 
  • mental maths

Holiday Concert

Mr Chris met with Parent Reps last week to clarify what costumes each class needs to wear for the concert.

Please go to the following link so you can practice the songs at home as well. https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musicg1/

The G1 Team

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