Last Week Review

Hello G1 Families!

Last week we began to explore our new unit- Where we are in place and time.

Our central idea is that architectural structures reflect purpose, history and available materials.

Mr. Eric supported Grade 1 by taking us on two different virtual reality (VR) field trips! We saw the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Buckingham Palace, the Burj Khalifa, and Chateau de Chambord. During our experience we noticed many similarities and differences between the buildings as we began to discuss what each building was used for and what it is made from. As we move forward, we will begin to notice and compare the buildings at KIS, especially the primary building and the new building, where SEA and the design center are located.

In math this week we will continue to create and identify 2D and 3D shapes, practicing our vocabulary during discussion by using words like vertices, sides, faces, and edges. In language we are continuing to practice reading with fluency and writing our opinions on different topics using descriptive and complete sentences.

Reminders

Conferences

Please sign up for a Student Led Conference time. The sign up sheet is outside of the Grade 1 learning space. Student Led Conferences will be Monday, May 20. Specialists (Music, Art, PE) will be available to visit as well.  Some reminders for conferences:

  • This is not a regular school day. You will come for the conference time and to visit specialists. Your child will lead you through it!
  • Uniform should be worn
  • There will be snacks and coffee/juice available throughout the day
  • If you are a parent of siblings, please leave the sibling(s) in the Library during your G1 student’s conference
  • Give 100% of your attention to your child during their conference (leave mobile phones off).

Free Dress Friday (for a good cause!)

Last Friday we had the pleasure of the Kliptown Youth Program performing for us at an assembly.

To say thank you and connect to our global community, this Friday, May 17 is FREE DRESS DAY.

In order to take part, you must make a donation to our wonderful performers we saw last week, the Kliptown Youth Program. Located in South Africa, this organization provides breakfast and after-school homework clubs for orphaned children as well as skill training and reading programs to help community members gain employment. Please bring the donation on Friday.

Have a happy week!

-The G1 Team

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