Week #19: Jan. 14th – 18th, 2019

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What’s Happening in KG
In KG, students continue to make connections to mathematical concepts such as shape and space, number, and patterns, through play centers.

Students have also begun adding data about themselves on a classroom graph showing what fruits they like to eat.

In Kindergarten we have been exploring our creativity and fine motor skills through literacy activities.

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We are writing stories and illustrating ideas in our own booklets.

It’s been wonderful to see students being open-minded and playing with new friends, challenging themselves, and trying new centers.

Unit of Inquiry #3 – Family Histories
One of the stories we have been reading this week is I Love Saturdays Y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada.

Book Cover Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for the child in this story. On Saturdays, she visits Grandma and Grandpa, who come from a European-American background, and on Sundays — los domingos — she visits Abuelito y Abuelita, who are Mexican-American. While the two sets of grandparents are different in many ways, they also have a great deal in common — in particular, their love for their granddaughter.
While we follow our narrator to the circus and the pier, share stories from her grandparents’ pasts, and celebrate her birthday, the depth and joy of both cultures are conveyed in Spanish and English. This affirmation of both heritages will speak to all children who want to know more about their own families and ethnic backgrounds.”

KG Cultural Showcase
As a lead-in to our third Unit of Inquiry, Family Histories, KG parents are invited to take part in our Cultural Showcase which will be taking place next week Tuesday 22nd January in the morning (8:00 am – 9:30 am).

If you wish to take part, please contact our KG Parent Representatives if you haven’t already done so:

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fern_nice@hotmail.com (Rapang’s Mom)
bimbi123@gmail.com (Nadine’s Mom)
ivanyupassion@gmail.com (Betty’s Mom)

 

Wai Kru (AKA Teacher Appreciation Day)
We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day this Wednesday 16th January. Please click on the attachment/link below for further details.
Wai Kru (PS) Letter 2019
Wai Kru (PS) Letter 2018

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Air Quality Procedures
Here is some important information for you regarding the air quality policy, procedures, and explanations. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with them.
Air Quality Policy
KIS Air quality procedures letter

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Influenza Letter from the SEA
Please click on the following link for an update on the latest confirmed cases of Influenza A as well as details regarding the Sick Student Protocol.
Influenza Letter 14Jan19

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Library Books

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Please return library book folders every Friday morning.
Thank you.

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Important Dates

Tue. 15th Jan., 3pm. – Fri. 18th Jan. 12pm.: Sign-ups for After School Activities (online)

Wed. 16th Jan.: Wai Kru (AKA Teacher Appreciation Day)

Tue. 22nd Jan.: KG Cultural Showcase (in the KG classroom)

Feb. 4th – 8th: PYP 3-Way Conferences

Feb. 13th: Grade School Sports Day

Feb. 14th: Professional Development Day

Feb. 15th: February Long Weekend (NO SCHOOL)

Mar. 1st: EY Sports Day

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