Charity Club – Book Drive

Red Yellow Blue Book Drive Fundraising Flyer (2)

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Monday, February 18, 2019

The big event last week was Sports Day. All of the students had a lot of fun working on their teamwork and developing their physical skills as they competed in quite a few of the 12 different stations that Mr. Vern set up for us.

 

Learning Engagements

This week’s learning engagements include:

UOI – Finding Out – How we scientifically manipulate states of matter

Language Arts – Procedural Writing; Poetry

Math – Telling time; Addition strategies

 

Upcoming dates

March 18-22 – ArtiGras!

March 19 – Battle of the Bands

 

March 25-29 – School Photos

April 8 – 19 –  Spring Break

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International Mother Tongue Day – Jan. 21, 2019

Dear families,

On Thursday, the 21st of February, KIS will be recognising International Mother Tongue Day. We will celebrate by reading books and telling stories to the students in different languages. We are asking for your support, to come into KIS and read or tell a story to a group of students in your first language.

If you sign up, you will be reading or telling stories for about 10 minutes to a range of students from EY1 to Grade 2 in the Audibox. These students may or may not include your own children. Each session lasts for 40 minutes and will be shared by 4 adults – so about 10 minutes each. Please refer to the schedule at this link to sign up. Translation into English is not necessary. We will have a computer and projector available if you would like to share a story on a screen.

If you do want to read to your own child’s class in their classroom, please speak to your child’s teacher in addition to signing up in the schedule.

 

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Weekly Update

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Mr Marc had a little baby girl over the weekend and is at home with his partner. We are all so happy for him and we showed the children a picture of the happy family.

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There is no homework as it is a very short week for the children.

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On Wednesday we have the Sports Day Carnival. This will run from 0800 – 0940. Once the events are finished you may, if you want, sign your children out and get an early ‘head start’ on the long weekend.

 

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Monday, February, 4, 2019

Welcome back!  Last week was a bit different, but we wanted say how much we appreciated so many students taking the time on Thursday and Friday to try their home-learning assignment. The teachers really enjoyed interacting with the students online and we were impressed with the quality of work that came in.

We spent a couple of days last week getting ready for our 3-way conferences. This ties in really well with our first UOI – Who We Are – and so it’s been very productive for the students to take this time to reflect on their progress and to set personal goals and action plans for the rest of this term.

The students continued to learn about different kinds of scientists, and here are a couple of different groups of students acting as paleontologists during their break times.


This week, we will continue to focus on Who We Are as we do our 3-way conferences, while the students will sort out what they’ve been learning in regards to States of Matter.

Learning Engagements

This week’s learning engagements include:

UOI – Finding Out – How the states of matter change

Language Arts – Procedural Writing; Poetry

Math – Measuring

 

Upcoming dates

February 4-8 – 3-way conferences

Thursday, February 7 – Chinese NY celebrations, Lion dance performance for all  students to watch. Students can wear Traditional Chinese Costume or red on this day too.

Wednesday, February 13 – Primary School Sports Day

February 14- 15 –  February Break – No School Day!

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School Closure – January 31 – February 1

Dear students and families,

As you will know the school will be closed tomorrow and Friday – please visit the ‘Home learning (emergencies) link on the right hand side of this page to find all information regarding the expected home learning and how to share it with us.

We will be available via email for the next couple of days, should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for all your support.

Mr. Karl, Ms. Siera, & Mr. Marc

Home Learning Page

 

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January 28, 2019

This past week, we continued our exploration into what the three different states of matter are, and what the characteristics are of each one. The students have begun to help guide our UOI as they learn more about the scientific method, and they have started to do their own experiments.

This is a huge step for our students. They are completely in charge of deciding which experiment they want to do that relates to states of matter. The students then bring in their supplies, explain to their classmates what they are doing and why, and then become risk-taking scientists as they do the experiment in front of everyone.

Here is just the first of many images of our students leading experiments.

In Language Arts, the students continue to read and analyze the different components of poetry. They also finished up their research about different scientists and shared with their class about what they had learned.

In Math, the students continued to explore different kinds of measurement. They will also begin getting into addition strategies this week.

Learning Engagements

This week’s learning engagements include:

UOI – Finding Out – How the states of matter change

Language Arts – Procedural Writing; Poetry

Math – Measuring

 

Upcoming dates

February 4-8 – 3-way conferences

February 13 – Primary School Sports Day

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January 21, 2019

Last week we did our provocation for our new unit, Matter Changes. The students were given three balloons to examine, one filled with air, one with water, and one with ice, and they shared and discussed their observations with one another. The students were also given a piece of chocolate which they had to hold in their hands until it melted. This provocation led them to understand how our next unit is about States of Matter, and the different changes that can occur.

 

On Friday, the students were introduced to the scientific method, where they need to come up with a hypothesis before doing an experiment, and then they have to write down what they observe and what they learned. This week, we had two beakers, one with cold water and the other with hot water, and a plastic bottle with a balloon attached to the top of it. The students then put the bottle into each beaker and recorded what happened.

 

In Language Arts, the students were introduced to poetry and they spent most of the week reading and analyzing different kinds of poems. They also researched different scientists and wrote about what kind of scientist they would like to learn more about.

In Math, the students developed a deeper understanding of measurement, and how it can be used to measure any object.

 

 

Learning Engagements

This week’s learning engagements include:

UOI – Turning in – States of Matter

Language Arts – Procedural Writing; Poetry

Math – Measuring

 

Upcoming dates

February 4-8 – 3-way conferences

February 13 – Primary School Sports Day

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January 14, 2019

We spent most of our first week back focusing on our Who We Are UOI, which is running throughout the year.  Using the Central Idea – Self-development engages people in meaningful action – to guide us, we did a number of STEAM activities involving teamwork and planning.

The students had to work together to build lego bridges and towers, paper chains and structures, and some students even worked together to measure most of the G2 area and the every day objects that we can find therein.

 

 

 

Starting this week, we will begin to tune in to our new UOI about States of Matter.

 

Learning Engagements

This week’s learning engagements include:

UOI – Turning in – States of Matter

Language Arts – Procedural Writing; Poetry

Math – Measuring

 

Upcoming dates

February 4-8 – 3-way conferences

February 13 – Primary School Sports Day

 

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January 7, 2019 – Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

Sawasdee Pi Mai – Happy new year! We hope your break was restful and enjoyable.

We would like for the children to get back into the routine/habit of working on their IXL and their RAZ Kids at home. This week, we are asking the students to logon every day for 20 minutes of IXL and 20 minutes of RAZ kids.

In IXL, the children are doing Grade 2 – Mixed Operations (L1 – L17).

In Raz Kids, they need to click on the “Level Up” reading link and read a story and answer the questions that come after it.

Have a great week from the Grade 2 team!

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