March 23, 2020 – Week 3 of Home Learning

Another week of home learning is finished!

We want to say thank you to the students (and parents) for doing such amazing work. We were really impressed by all of the videos that the students sent us of them cooking and doing chores at home. Most of the students also finished their stories and drew covers for them and shared them with us.

The Padlet for the word problems turned out much better than we had hoped.

Overall, I think we are all still trying to find the perfect balance of the right amount (and types) of work to do each day and each week, and we really appreciate the effort that everyone is showing.

Here are some fun links to browse, courtesy of Ms. Ronyii from G1.

Live Cams
If you click on this link you can watch live footage from around the world of different animals it’s amazing!!! Ms Ronyii is addicted to watching the gorillas!
https://explore.org/livecams
Math Website
Distance Learning with Zearn Math
https://about.zearn.org/distance-learning?utm_campaign=distance-learning&utm_medium=native&utm_source=homepage
Reading Websites
Audible.com have just opened up huge swathes of their library for free. There are all sorts of things on the site and there is no pay wall and one doesn’t have to put in any credit card details.
The address is as follows: stories.audible.com
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Virtual Field Trips
https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/

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March 23, 2020 – Week 2 of Home Learning

Dear G2 Parents,

First of all, we want to thank all of you for your hard work this past week. We understand how difficult it is to have your children home all day and all week, and that we really appreciate everything that you are doing to try and keep them on task.

For us, home learning seems to be progressing pretty well. Almost all of the students have engaged with us through Google classrooms and Seesaw, and the students seem to be trying to do most of the assignments.

That’s the important thing that we want you to understand – the students do not have to do everything! 

It would be great if they could, but we know that they’re busy and it’s hard to keep them focused for so long, and that some things may require more of an explanation than we have provided.

It’s okay. Don’t stress about it. Below is a schedule of the work that we will be doing this week. But to put it simply –

0) Students should check in on Google Classroom at least once a day to see what’s happening and maybe leave comments and interact with their classmates/teacher, and see what the assignments are.

1) The students should try to finish writing their story and share it on Seesaw.

2) The students need to spend 20 minutes a day or so working on their addition or subtraction. They can do it through the activities that we provide, or by doing other activities that you may have found.

3) They should spend at least 30 minutes a day reading in English. Whether it’s RAZ kids, Readworks, or just reading an English book that they like, it’s important that they continue to improve at reading.

4) For our UOI, we are focusing on staying healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually, so we are asking the students to some zenden yoga, or make a healthy food at home, or exercise. If you have time, try to encourage them to get out and play and be active.

 

March 23 schedule

 

We will try to share links in a couple of days to websites and apps that are offering free activities/stuff for the children to be doing.

 

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Home Learning 3/16

Dear all,

Over the next 2 weeks we will be posting home learning on your google classrooms (First posts tomorrow at 9:00 am). You are expected to check in twice every day; we suggest at 9am and 3pm but that is up to you.

For specialist activities, please visit Seesaw. Check the Activities link in Seesaw to find them!  Also check Ms Linday’s blog for loads of fun activities. Be a balanced learner and make sure every day includes every lesson from Art to Maths!

All updates regarding Home Learning will be on the Home Learning Page.

Any questions? Email your homeroom teacher and we’ll get back to you asap. Stay safe!

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Monday, March 9, 2020

This week we will begin unpacking our new unit, How We Organize Ourselves, while also finishing up our visual and performance art pieces that we have been working on over the last couple of weeks.

The students seem excited about moving on and had a very lively discussion about the different events that we have at KIS throughout the school year, and what exactly needs to be done in order to prepare each one.

We will be looking forward to having several guest speakers this week who will share their experience with setting up events.

In math, we have begun to learn how read time using analog clocks (with hour and minute hands), while also continuing to improve our addition and subtraction skills.

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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Monday, March 2, 2020

Last week, we began to consider which types of performance and visual arts we want to create for the exhibition that we will be doing at the end of March. This will connect with our newest unit, Exciting Events.

We also had a coffee meeting. You can see from below what was covered. It was a great opportunity for parents to actually experience how assessment takes place in the PYP. It seemed like everyone had a lot of fun and we were quite impressed with the work they created, which they shared on Seesaw.

Grade 2 Term 2 Coffee Meeting

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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Home Learning for Self- Quarantined Students

Please click on the following link if your child is home due to the self-quarantine regulations.

http://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/g2/home-learning-emergencies/

Please feel free to email/contact any of the G2 teachers if you ever have any questions or need more work assigned.

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Tuesday, February 25

Last week we had a wonderful week with lots of reading activities. The tongue twister challenge, the poem in the pocket, the parents coming in and reading in their native languages, the book fair! All of these different activities will surely help our students develop a deeper love and appreciation for reading and the different forms that it can talk.

We also had the most amazing time during character dress-up day and we want to thank all of the parents for their amazing efforts in helping their children participate.

Please be reminded that there are no after-school classes this week, except for Chinese class and the normal coaching (swimming, football, basketball).

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 –

 

March 11th – Battle of the bands

April 3rd– Songkran celebrations

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Coffee Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 25

Just a reminder –

We are having our G2 Coffee Meeting next Tuesday, February 25, from 8am – 9am.  Be prepared to do some creative thinking!

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Book Week!

Book Week Flyer (1)

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Monday, February 10

Last week we continued going further in our exploration of art forms and the create/design process that artists use. We spent a couple of days investigating how artists express themselves using graffiti and each student came up with their own tag- a special way of writing their own names.

We also are tuning into how different cultures have different forms of art and we began the process of making a pinata, which comes from Mexico.

Also, on February 19th, we will celebrate International Mother Tongue Day. If any parents would like to come and read stories to us in their native language (besides English), then please read the following letter and contact one the G2 homeroom teachers.

International Mother Tongue Day

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

Please take note of the following dates –

February 17th-18th – School closed

February 19th-21st – Book week/creativity  week

Wednesday 19th – Poetry Writing & Lunchtime Tongue Twister Competition

Thursday 20th Feb – Cat Illustrations: Live link-up with Greek Illustrator, Katie Sabry.

– Friday 21st Feb –Book Character Costume Dress-up. Prizes for the best effort & imagination.

Tuesday, 25th Feb  – G2 Coffee Meeting

March 11th – Battle of the bands

April 3rd– Songkran celebrations

 

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