January 20, 2020

Last week, we spent a lot of time talking about what art is and the different kinds of art, which we categorized as “Performance Art” and “Visual Art”.

The students then worked collaboratively on creating a dot painting of any topic of their choice.

 

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Last week ended on a high note as we spent all of Friday morning on Sports Day, where the students worked together as teams to complete as many challenges as possible.

 

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

 

Please take note of the following dates –

January 27th – Chinese New Year celebrations

February 10th -14th 3 way conferences

February 17th-18th – School closed

February 19th-21st – Bookweek/creativity  week

March 11th – Battle of the bands

April 3rd– Songkran celebrations

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January 13, 2020

Last week we continued our team-building and communication activities by having the students complete several tasks in groups throughout the week. We also wrote our New Year’s resolutions and discussed about what we would like to get better at and what new things we would like to try.

This week, we will be starting our new unit, How We Express Ourselves.  For our provocation, the students have already tried to express different emotions using various mediums of art, which we have uploaded onto Seesaw.

The rest of this week, we will be inquiring into different forms of art and trying to answer the questions “What is art?” and “Why do people create art?”

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

This term there is so much happening as below

Friday, January 17th–   Sports Day – 8am – 9:40am in the New Sports Hall.

January 27th – Chinese New Year celebrations

February 10th -14th 3 way conferences

February 17th-18th – School closed

February 19th-21st – Bookweek/creativity  week

March 11th – Battle of the bands

April 3rd– Songkran celebrations

 

 

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January 6, 2019

Welcome back for Term 2!  We hope that everyone had an amazingly restful holiday and are ready to begin our next UOI.

This week we are getting back into our routines and setting our New Year’s resolutions for the year. This will help the students begin to prepare for the three-way conferences that we are having later on in February.

We are also doing several team-building activities this week. These are excellent opportunities for the students to work on their communication and critical thinking skills. Here are some photos from the first one that we did on Monday. The students were put into teams and give a certain amount newspaper and tape and they competed to see which team could build the tallest standing structure.

 

Next week we will get into our new UOI about Artistic Expression. If any of our parents have any artistic abilities that they would like to share with our class, please contact any of the homeroom teachers and let them know.

 

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

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Calendar

Holiday Calendar 2019

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Monday, December 9th, 2019

We’ve made it!!!!!

Well….almost.

This week, we still have a lot to do. The students are finishing up their research about the pollution in Thailand and are constructing persuasive arguments about what we need to do to help make a difference. They will be uploading these to Seesaw this week and a few students will be sharing their speeches with the rest of the school in an assembly in January.

This week, we have rehearsals every day as we get ready for our big show on Friday. A HUGE THANK YOU  to the class reps who have helped organize the costumes and have made everything run smoothly.

Our class party is this Thursday at 1:30pm. The sign-up sheet for bringing food and drinks is outside of the G2 door.

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

Upcoming Dates –

  • Dec 9-13 – ‘Hour of code’ week
  • Dec 10th – Celebration of learning certificate assemblies
  • Thursday, Dec. 12th – G2 Class Party – 1:30 – 2:30
  • Dec. 13th – last day of term, EY1-Grade 2 Concert (students finish 11:30)
  • Dec. 13 –  KISPA holiday Fair finishes at 1:00ish

 

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Last week we found out more about our third line of inquiry – human responsibility to nature. The students learned about different ways that we are trying to help prevent and/or fix the damage that humans have done to the Earth.

This week, the students will go further and think about the pollution that’s affecting Thailand – air pollution, water pollution, and land pollution. They will then work in pairs and try to figure out what are some factors contributing to the pollution, and then what are some steps that WE (or they) can take to help make a small difference.

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

Upcoming Dates –

  • Dec 5th  -School Closed
  • Dec 6th – Parent workshop QLBs- Parent Rights and responsibilities.
  • Dec 9-13 – ‘Hour of code’ week
  • Dec 10th – Celebration of learning certificate assemblies
  • Thursday, Dec. 12th – G2 Class Party – 1:30 – 2:30
  • Dec. 13th – last day of term, EY1-Grade 2 Concert (students finish 11:30)
  • Dec. 13 –  KISPA holiday Fair finishes at 1:00ish

 

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Caring Through Giving

Christmas Giving Letter 2019

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Last week, the students worked in groups as they went further to try and expand their thinking about our second line of inquiry, Human Impact on Nature.

Working together, the researched about how humans are negatively impacting on environment. Deforestation is happening due to the need for grazing land, and/or wood to make things. Coral reefs are being destroyed due to the oceans warming and pollution. Desertification is spreading into the savannas due to overgrazing and global warming. And animals are being poached and pushed towards extinction for a number of reasons.

However, this week, we will begin tuning into our thgir line of inquiry – Human Responsibility to Nature, where we look into what people are doing – and what WE can do – in order to help make this world a better place. It will be a more positive and uplifting message than last week’s where we saw all of the damage that we were causing.

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

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Grade 2 Cares – making bath salts

During our inquiry “Living Planet” we have been looking at the human impact on our biomes. We watched a video on the plastic in the ocean that is destroying our coral reef. Part of that plastic is micro beads that are in cleaning products and skin care. Tara (G2A) decided that we should make our own soaps without the micro beads and sell to parents. The money raised could then be used to help our environment, animals or people in need.

So we need your help. During passion time next week we will be making our own bath salts using natural ingredients. We will use recycled glass jars and then sell after school the following week.

We need any small glass jars with lids that could be used to hold bath salts and any flowers that could be dried to add. Send them to school before Friday 29th November. If you would like to come and help Tara’s cause, please email lisa.di@kis.ac.th.

We love it when students want to take action!

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Last week, the students worked in groups as they went further to try and expand their thinking about our first line of inquiry, the interconnectedness of nature.

Working together, the students chose an animal to start with, and then used their research skills to determine its predators and prey, and then continued expanding the food web until it encompassed animals from almost every biome.

When they were finished, the students then drew the animals and labeled them as producers, decomposers, or consumers, and herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.

This week, we will begin tuning into our second line of inquiry – Human Impact on Nature. The information that we delve into will be mostly dealing with how humans are hurting the Earth, but in the third line of inquiry, we will focus on what can we do to make things better.

As always, as we continue inquiring into our new unit, you can visit this page to find out more about our learning outcomes and to see how we create transdisciplinary integration.

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