Week #15: Nov. 26th – 30th

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Swimming Class This Week
Mr. Max will be away this Thursday.
KG’s swimming classes have been rescheduled as follows:

KGC – Swimming class on Tuesday 27th November (TOMORROW)
KGA & KGB – Swimming class on Wednesday 28th November

*Note: PE classes will also be taking place as normally scheduled.

Please send your child to school with their swimwear on these days.
Thank you.

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Thank you for “Going Blue” and giving your donations in support of United Nations Universal Children’s Day last week. Below is a message from EY1:

universal-childrens-dayDear All,

Thank you so much for your contributions and support.  We are happy to announce we are donating a total of 14,431 baht to the HUB!
It was lovely to see so many people wearing blue today and to hear the conversations happening in classes about the significance of Universal Children’s Day.

Thank you again.
EY1

   http://www.childlinethailand.org/en/what-we-do/the-hub

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Literacy – Sentence Writing
Students are continuing to develop their fine motor skills while they practice writing sentences in their ‘A Book About Me’ booklets:

Research Skills –
Asking Questions is one of the skills that we are learning about in Kindergarten. It is an important component of our developing Research Skills. Last week, Ms. Lisa introduced KG to a game called ‘Guess Who’ which helps us to practice this very skill.

pic335812Guess Who? is a two-player character guessing game.
Each player starts the game with a board that includes cartoon images of 24 people and their first names with all the images standing up. Each player selects a card from a separate pile of cards containing the same 24 images at random. The object of the game is to be the first to determine which card one’s opponent has selected. Players alternate asking various yes or no questions to eliminate candidates, such as “Does your person wear glasses?” The player will then eliminate candidates (based on the opponent’s response) by flipping those images down until all but one is left. Well-crafted questions allow players to eliminate one or more possible cards. Questions might include:

  • “Does your person wear a hat?”
  • “Does your person wear glasses?”
  • “Does your person have a big nose?”

Students are beginning to construct an understanding of how to ask ‘yes or no’ questions, as well as using that information to figure out which characters to eliminate on their game board. They are enjoying the challenge of figuring out their opponent’s mystery character.

Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves
Last week, groups of students went to visit the HS art room to explore their creativity through creating individual clay tiles. This week they have continued this activity in the KG classroom. This will be a 2-part process. Once their tiles are complete, they will be baked in the kiln, after which the students will have the opportunity to paint them. They will then go back into the kiln for a second baking.

Here are examples of some of the creations our students produced so far:

Loy Kratong
Last Thursday we celabrated Loy Kratong at KIS. Many individuals dressed up in traditional Thai clothing, and some of our classmates performed a Thai dance during the lunch break. Thank you to Betty, Gale, Hina, Rapang, and Pingping for being risk-takers and expressing themselves through their dance performance.

Thank you to those who were able to join in on the kratong making with the students during Thai class on Thursday afternoon. We hope you all had a wonderful evening.

Library Books

Bookbag Bookbag2
Please return library book folders on Friday morning.
Thank you.

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Important Dates

Fri. 30th Nov.: House Spirit Day (Please wear house shirts on this day.)
Erawan Hanuman Tosakan Naga

Fri. 30th Nov.: Parent Forum (8:00 – 9:30am in the AP Room)

Wed. 5th Dec.: SCHOOL CLOSED
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol‘s birthday

Mon. 10th Dec.: PD Day (Professional Development)
SCHOOL CLOSED for students

Wed. 12th Dec.: KG Christmas Party (details coming soon) 1:00 – 2:30pm

Fri. 14th Dec.: G3 – G5 Holiday Concert (End of Term 1)
(Half day for students: Dismissal time to be announced)
KG will not be performing at this concert.
EY – G2 performances will take place at the end of the school year.

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