Term 2 – Week 2 (Jan 17th-21st)

Dear EY1 community,

It’s been a challenging and tiring second week for some children this week! After the excitement of the first full week for them last week, many of the children have shown fatigue. The children are still adjusting to their new schedule and routines but are still showing enthusiasm towards school and being with all their EY1 friends and teachers. Please be sure to spend your weekend resting and having some much needed downtime. It is also important to keep up their sleep routines too.

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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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This week, the children continued to practise some familiar routines and songs as well as learned some new ones. They especially enjoyed playing on the playground with our EY2 friends and interacting with each other this week. All the children were incredibly brave and embraced the IB Learning Profile, Risk Taker, to try new things and meet new friends. 

Some highlights of the week have been our very popular Beading Center where the children practised their fine motor and hand eye coordination. They created some amazing pieces of jewelry and were very proud of their work.

 

 

 

We also had so much playing with the parachute for Fun Friday this week. The children were doing a great job at listening, following directions and taking turns during the various games we played together as a whole group. 

 

 

It was great seeing Mr Max in person again and spending time outside for PE classes. Our Music lesson with Mr Chris was online this week but the children really enjoyed seeing him on the big screen as well as themselves! 

Photo Gallery – Week of Jan. 17th – 21st

 

 

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Parenting Corner
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Below are some tips on how to support and understand the importance of letting your child develop at their own pace. The 5 Rules of Introducing Mark Making focuses on how we, as adults, can guide our children in their self expression and mark making experiences. 

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Upcoming Dates & Reminders
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Jan 25th – Remote learning day – more details to follow

*New Students: If you have not yet had the opportunity to connect to our class Seesaw. Please give this a try over the weekend. It is an online platform that we use for communicating with parents, remote learning activities as well as an online learning journal. 

Library – Great news! From next week we will be able to visit our school library. Please be sure to return your library books by Thursday so that your child is able to borrow a new one next week. 

Feb 1st – Chinese New Year: The children have already started preparing some wonderful decorations to hang around the classroom. More information to follow about celebrating this at school. 

Backpacks and Water bottles: Parents please be sure to check backpacks each day for dirty clothes, replace spare masks and refill water bottles every morning.

Thank you for your continued support this week. Wishing you all a restful and rejuvenating weekend! 

Best,

EY1 Team 😀

 

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Term 2 Week 1: January 10th-14th

Congratulations

EY1 Students – Congratulations to you on completing your first week back to school and to our new students for your first week at KIS. Given all the changes that you have had to adjust to, you all did FABULOUSLY! A few of our students are still missing their mommies a bit in the mornings. But let’s face it, mommies are pretty great! 🥰

Congratulations also to you, the parents. Your time and effort spent with your children online these past few months have really helped them to be familiar with us and the routines of the class, which has helped instill in them much confidence and a sense of security about going school. Thank you!

Welcome to New Families

A HUGE welcome to our new families again! Asher, George, Lalin, Mabel, Myra and families, we are happy to have you join KIS and our EY1 Class community. If you haven’t had a chance already, please join the EY1 Class Line Group. We are very lucky to have 3 parent volunteers supporting our class. Thank you K. Vandee (Ty’s Mom), K. Na (Anya’s Mom) and K. Tuk (Proud’s Mom)!

This Week in EY1

As this week is our first week back, adjusting back to school life again may take some time for our EY1 children. They are also coming at an earlier time than before, being with all EY1 classmates in person for the first time as well as having classes with Mr. Max for PE and Mr. Chris for Music in person for the first time. That is a lot for our EY1 children to take in so don’t be surprised if they are very tired by the end of the week. Many shared that they like coming to school but also look forward to “Home Time” because they “miss their mommy.” (Sorry Dads! It’s how things are in the EY1 world. 😜) Below is a video of children at “Home Time,” eagerly waiting for your arrival. So cute!!

 

Another exciting thing that happened this week is that we celebrated Ty’s birthday with him at school! 

This week and next week, we will continue to work on getting to know each other again and getting to know our new friends. We are also learning the routines of the classroom and how to be safe when at school. Another thing that has been very fun this week is seeing our specialist teachers and having lessons with them in person for the first time! We were able to have PE lessons outdoors. Our Music lessons are in the EY1 classroom for now until they are more familiar with the new schedule and routines. Fun Friday this week included fun with Art and a Seesaw activity about being safe at school.

Photo Gallery from Week of Jan. 10th – 14th

 

To Note for Next Week…

  • Library Books – Due back on Mondays
    Please help the children pack and bring back the library books on Mondays. Book checkouts will be on Tuesdays.

  • PE Classes – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    On these 3 days, please have students come to school in their PE uniforms. This will allow them to stay cooler. Students can wear their traditional uniforms on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Outdoor Play
    Students have outdoor play on the playground everyday! This is one of their favorite things to do in the day. Be sure to ask them about it. THANK YOU for sending their water bottles with filled water. They have been very good at drinking their water. We also have water coolers at school that we can help them top up should they need it. They have also been very responsible to carry their bottles themselves to and from the classroom.

  • Snack Time
    Snack Time is between 9:00 – 10:00 each day. Please be sure they have something to eat in the morning so they are not too hungry by that time.

  • Lunch Time
    EY1 Lunch Time is from 11:10 AM each day. Usually by this time, the children are hungry. However, this may be early for some children compared to when they usually eat lunch at home. So the children may be ready for a snack by the time they get home from school.

Thank you again for all your support this week. Your preparation with the children’s backpacks with spare clothes and masks, water bottles, ID cards, etc. have helped them to feel more comfortable while at school. We are grateful for your continued support and partnership! 

Wishing everyone a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing the children again next week!

EY1 Team


 

 
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Week 18: December 12th – 17th

Dear EY1 community,

Congratulations on completing your first Term at KIS. It may not have been the experience we had hoped for but we have made the best of it! We really appreciate that you all kept an open mind and a positive attitude during these challenging times of remote learning and the hybrid model this term. 

Many families took part in the Annual Christmas Giving Tree tradition either by sending in donations for under the tree with their children or donations online via the QR code. We thank you for your generosity. Please continue to have conversations about how lucky we are and how even our smallest actions can make a big difference.

Slideshow of Annual Christmas Giving Tree Photos

 

grace vicky balloons

Happy Birthday to Grace and Vicky who turned 4 years old this week!! Thank you for celebrating your special day with us and we hope you had lots of fun!

Thank you to all of our EY1 friends and families for providing such delicious treats for our end-of-term holiday party. The children looked amazing in their special party clothes showcasing their individuality and personal style. 

 

Slideshow of Group 1 Students

Slideshow of Group 2 Students

We had our last specialists classes for the term with our good friends, Mr Max and Mr Chris. As always, we had lots of fun together. Our WACKY WEDNESDAY call on Wednesday was all about SNOWMAN this week. We learned a new song, listened to a story and engaged in a guided drawing activity. The children were encouraged to draw a snowman on their whiteboards. We reflected and made connections to the story while also revisiting our knowledge or shapes and sizes. Here’s the link to the story and song in case the children would like to listen again:

 

Important Dates – Looking ahead

  • Dec. 20th  –  Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
  • Jan. 10th  –  First Day of Term 2 

Information on the Start of Term 2

Next term, our start and finishing times will be different than what they are currently. Our daily schedule for EY1 will begin at 7:50am and end at 12:20pm. It will be a big change for the children and it would be great if you could help prepare them for this. Having adequate rest can help them to be more resilient at school and have more enjoyable school days. We strongly suggest that families begin to adjust their bedtime and morning routines now and especially during the break. Practising getting up and allowing enough time to prepare for school and to arrive at school on time.

Staggered Start Monday Jan 10th & Tuesday Jan 11th

Ms June will be sending out information over the break in regards to staggered start groups for the first two days of school next term.

To all the parents who have spent time supporting your child for the past few months, THANK YOU!! We understand and appreciate what a challenge it must’ve been to have to take on multiple roles with your children. Here’s to a nice break ahead. You deserve it. Both Parents and Children!

Happy Holidays!

EY1 Team

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Week 17: December 7th – 10th

summer etta balloonsHappy Birthday to Summer and Etta who turned 4 years old this week!! We hope you had so much fun on your birthday!

Congratulations again to our EY1 for participating in their FIRST KIS Sports Day! Well done everyone!

- Sports Day Group 1- Sports Day Group 2

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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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This week’s check-in activity challenged the students to draw on their Christmas Tree to show how they are feeling. Students were creative, both in how much details they wanted to share as well as the reasons explaining why they were feeling what they’re feeling.

xmas tree - group 1  xmas tree - group 2

One of the other things we focused on this week was learning about what it means to be kind and what it looks like when we practice kindness with each other. See below for links to the stories we shared with the students this week.

elmo's world - kindnessVideo Link: Elmo’s World – Kindness

pout pout fishStory Link: The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully Shark

Be Kind - by Pat Zietlow
Story Link: Be Kind by Pat Zietlow
Be Kind
Be Kind – Little Choices Make a Big Difference (no links)

kindess book - todd parrStory Link: The Kindness Book by Todd Parr

The slideshows below show the various activities the children engaged in this past week. They explored, interacted with each other, collaborated, communicated and so much more – all while they were playing!

      Slideshow of Group 1 Students

      Slideshow of Group 2 Students

Children continued to be active in our specialist classes – PE, Music, Art and Storytime. On our WACKY WEDNESDAY call this week, we listened to a story about a Christmas Tree who did not want to be just a Christmas tree. Then, as a class, we decorated our EY1 Christmas Tree together online. The children practiced waiting for their turns as well as their listening and speaking skills to describe what decorations they would like to add to the tree. Here’s the link to the story in case the children would like to listen to the story again: Oh, Christmas Tree by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.

      Slideshow of Specialist Classes, Art, Storytime & Wacky Wednesday


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To Note for the Upcoming Week
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  • End-of-Term Parties
    See dates below for your child’s group. Parents are invited to send in a small plate of food for our end-of-term parties. Please note that all food sent in must be individually wrapped per COVID safety guidelines. Parents are welcome to drop the food items off in the morning when bringing the children to school. Children are invited to wear holiday-themed clothes if they would like to on their party day. We are looking forward to celebrating with you. Click here for EY1 Party Food Sign-up Sheet.
      • Dec. 14th  –  Group 1 End-of-Term Celebration
      • Dec. 17th   Group 2 End-of-Term Celebration
  • Important Dates – Looking ahead
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1 – Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times as per usual 
    • Dec. 20th  –  Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Jan. 10th  –  First day of Term 2 
  • EY1 Weekly Schedule – Week 18 (Dec. 13th-17th)
     Group 1 schedule Group 2 schedule
  • Resources to Prepare for Next Week’s Classes
    Week 18 Resources

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Parenting Corner
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7 Types of Rest
Link to Article: 7 Types of Rest Every Person Needs by Saundra Dalton-Smith

We still have a week of school left until the end of this term and then it’s our three weeks break. It’s not too early to think about REST. We often plan for activities. But it is just as important that we plan for REST also. Over the holiday break, have a plan with your child about the rest they need. Rest is not something we can just do in one day. It takes time for our body to recuperate. It is very much like charging our phone batteries. It cannot be done in an instance, but over a period of time. As you have already seen, by the children’s second day of on-campus learning, the children were tired. With plenty of rest built up, the children will be more likely to have successful days at school and better equipped to learn. Good habits start now!

Have a wonderful and restful weekend! We look forward to seeing you again next week for our last week of Term 1.. 

EY1 Team 😀


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KIS’s Annual Christmas Giving Tree 2021

The KIS’s Annual Christmas Giving Tree is a way the KIS Community comes together to support the broader community that we are a part off. It is a wonderful opportunity to have conversations with our children about appreciation for all that we have and ways to practice being generous and kind. Please support this great initiative! See attached flyer for more information.

2021 Holiday Gift Giving Poster.pptx


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Week 16: Nov 29th – Dec 3rd

Dear EY1 community,

It’s been a fun and busy week in EY1. We continue to support our EY1 students as they adjust to challenges of the hybrid model and separating from loved ones. This transition requires children to be brave, open-minded and balanced learners as they adapt to change and develop relationships with both their teachers and peers.

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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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This week we had our Cat friends help us check in online and at school. During Small Group  Calls and Circle Time, the children were invited to greet their friends with different meows sounds. Some friends chose to be LOUD cats, some were quiet and some were sleepy cats! We also made wonderful Cat crafts with Ms Noi at our craft center this week.

In Circle Time this week we introduced a new center of matching upper and lowercase letters and a new song to support our understanding. The children are becoming more familiar with the daily schedule and the playground continues to be the favourite for most.

 

Slideshow of Group 1 Students


 

Slideshow of Group 2 Students

 

 

We also introduced a new transition strategy for tidying up after meal times. The children follow the steps below as they are encouraged to be respectful and choose a quiet activity until all friends have finished eating.

Snack

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Sports Day & Specialists
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The children really enjoyed the online Sports Day this week. They had great fun and engaged in both live sessions and  Seesaw activities to obtain points for their Houses. In small groups this week, we focused on the letter C, the sound and identifying words with the beginning sound. Music and PE continue to be highlighted for some children and we always look forward to seeing our friends Mr Max and Mr Chris online each week.

 

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To Note for the Upcoming Week
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  • Important Dates – Looking ahead
    • Dec. 6th  –  In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL
    • Dec. 8th, 7:45am –  Primary School Q & A [Meeting Link]
    • Dec. 9th, 8am – 9am  HOS Parent Coffee [Meeting Link]
    • Dec. 9th, 5:30-6:30pm –  Social and Emotional Learning Forum
      For more information and to register, please visit:shorturl.at/oBL19.
    • Dec. 10th, 8:00-10:00am –  PS Parent Forum [Meeting Link to follow]
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1  
    • Dec. 20th  – Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Jan. 10th  –  First day of Term 2 
  • EY1 Weekly Schedule – Week 17 (Dec 6th – Dec 10th)
    WK 17 Group 1WK 17 Group 2
  • Resources to Prepare for Next Week’s ClassesWK 17 Resources
       

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Parenting Corner
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We tuned into our next unit of inquiry by sharing home videos of ourselves playing at home via Seesaw. Thank you to all of those who have shared a special family play time. Be sure to look on the Seesaw Blog where you will have the opportunity to observe and comment on other children and their families’ play videos.

It would also be a great idea to revisit Ms Tanis workshop on the Importance of Play to help support your understanding of our next unit. 


 

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Week 15: Nov. 22nd – 26th

Our EY1 children continue to adjust the hybrid schedule. Whether learning in person or remotely, the children check in each day. The friends helping us with our check ins this week are the ROBOTS!

- check in 1      - check in 2
Check in Board at School                                       Check in on Seesaw                                 


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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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The children have really loved being able to socialize and play with each other when they are at school. While some are still struggling with separation from families, they often bounce right back and engage in our various activities, being so brave to make the best of their time at school.

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Daily Schedule                                   Days of the Week

Learning about the days of the week and how many days they are school as well as our schedule for the day have helped many children to manage their emotions of missing home.

Slideshow of Group 1 Students


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Slideshow of Group 2 Students

We continued to have our specialist classes – PE. Music and Storytime throughout the week, some while in person and some during the remote learning portion of the week. The children also enjoyed the Library Time in the classroom where they got to choose the book they wanted to borrow for the week. We love our WACKY WEDNESDAY calls on Wednesdays when we are all learning remotely. Here are the links from this week’s call if they would like to listen to the story or dance like a robot again.

Slideshow
[ Specialist Classes, Library Time, Storytime & Wacky Wednesday ]


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To Note for the Upcoming Week & Looking Ahead
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  • Important Dates
    • Dec. 1st  –  Primary School Virtual Sport Day
    • Dec. 2nd, 8am – 9am   HOS Parent Coffee [Meeting Link]
    • Dec. 6th  –  In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL
    • Dec. 9th, 8am – 9am  HOS Parent Coffee [Meeting Link]
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1  
    • Dec. 20th  – Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Jan. 10th  –  First day of Term 2 
  • EY1 Weekly Schedule – Week 16 (Nov. 29th – Dec. 3rd)

    Wk 16 Group 1 Wk 16 Group 2
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    - Wk 16 Resource

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Parenting Corner
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This quote is a nice reminder and it applies to how we view our children as well. Please don’t compare your child to another, whether it’s with a sibling or another child! Our children will shine in their own time, just like our Sun and Moon. As you know well, our children are all unique and special in their own ways, with their own gifts and struggles. Some struggles might end up being gifts and vice versa where some gifts may turn out to be their struggles later on. It’s all part of our journey of learning and growing. The best we can do is as parents is to honour our children for who they are and where they are at the moment. (Please note that this doesn’t mean that you should give them whatever they want. They still need boundaries and our guidance to help them grow into healthy and happy beings.) This article, 6 Ways to Stop Comparing Your Kid to Others, has some good tips on what to do as parents.

NEW on the Counselor’s Blog this week is information about the Virtual Parent Book Club 2021 that will be run by Ms. Alex. See link for more information. 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend! We look forward to seeing you again next week. 

EY1 Team 😀

 


 

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Week 14 November 15th – 19th

Dear EY1 community,

It’s been another exciting week in EY1! The children have adjusted remarkably to the new hybrid schedule and showed great enthusiasm towards their second week of in-school learning. We also had a wonderful time celebrating Loy Krathong this week and the children were invited to dress up in traditional Thai costumes. 

Loy Krathong Photos

We also welcomed Ms Annie to EY1 this week who is our new classroom Nanny. She is a very kind, gentle person and is wonderful with the children. She is from Samutprakarn province and she has over 15 years experience of working with this age group. She loves the colour pink, cats and her favourite food is noodles! We feel very lucky to have her as part of the EY1 Team this year.

Annie Annie (2)

We continued with our remote learning with Small Group Calls, PE, and Music throughout the week. For our WACKY WEDNESDAY call on Wednesday, we inquired into the History of Loy Krathong and Ms Ran led us in some traditional Thai dancing. Our Owl friends helped us with our daily check-ins too at home AND at school!

Photos from Remote Learning

The EY1’s were perfect examples of Inspiring individuals and Nurturing Passion in Ourselves and Others as they engaged in our Art activities this week. They all displayed their individuality and creativity when creating their Owls and Krathongs as they carefully made choices on what colours and resources they would like to use to display their unique personalities! 

Owl Art

 

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To Note for the Upcoming Week:
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Important Dates – Looking ahead

    • Wed. Nov. 24th – 7:45am – Primary School Q & A – [Meeting Link]
    • Fri. Nov. 26th – 8:00am – Explaining the PYP – [Meeting Link]
    • Dec. 6th  –  In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1  
    • Dec. 20th  – Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL

Weekly Schedule – Week 15 

EY1 STUDENTS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022 (1) EY1 STUDENTS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022

Resources needed for next week

EY1 STUDENTS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022 (2)

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Parenting Corner
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We want to say a big thank you to all of the families that took the time to fill out the survey we sent out last week. It was wonderful to see from your perspective how well your child transitioned and how prepared you felt as parents. The results were overwhelmingly positive with over 93% saying they felt very prepared. The children have settled into their new learning environments and hybrid model amazingly well and that all comes down to you as parents supporting them through this exciting yet nerve racking experience. Thank you again for your continued support! 

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Thank you for all your amazing support as the children made their transition to school. We are so thankful for our continued support and partnership and it has been so nice getting that face-to-face contact with all of you too!

Happy Loy Krathong day and we hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Best,
EY1 team


 

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Week 13: November 8th – 12th

 1 Welcome to EY1

What an exciting week it has been!

We had a lot of fun welcoming our Group 1 and Group 2 students to campus and to actually play in our EY1 Classroom!! Many friends were familiar with many of our songs and routines. They especially loved seeing photos of themselves and of their friends from the past months of activities on Seesaw.

2 EY1 Friends board

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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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This week, our focus was on supporting the children’s transition to in-person learning two days a week in our hybrid learning model. The children practiced some familiar routines and songs as well as learned some new ones. They especially enjoyed playing on the playground and interacting with classmates they’ve only seen online. All the children were incredibly brave and embraced the IB Learning Profile, Risk Taker, to try new things and meet new friends. Group 1 joined us on Monday and Tuesday.

Slideshow of Group 1 Students on Campus This Week

We welcomed Group 2 students on Thursday and Friday. They were more than ecstatic to set foot in the EY1 Classroom! As teachers, being able to see their smiles and experience their energy in person were the magic we’ve been missing during these past months of remote learning.

Slideshow of Group 2 Students on Campus This Week

We continued to have our specialist classes – PE, Music, Art and Library – throughout the week, some while in person and some during the remote learning portion of the week. We also had our FIRST WACKY WEDNESDAY call on Wednesday when we were all learning remotely. Ninja friends helped us with our daily check-ins all week, so during this call we got to learn more about what ninjas wear and read a story about a bunny who wants to be a ninja (link: Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson).

Slideshow of Photos from Specialist Classes & Wacky Wednesday

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To Note for the Upcoming Week
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  • Important Dates – Looking ahead
    • Dec. 6th  –  In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1  
    • Dec. 20th  – Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Jan. 10th  –  First day of Term 2 
  • EY1 Weekly Schedule – Week 14 (Nov. 15th – 18th)
    Week 14 Group 1 Week 14 Group 2
  • Resources to Prepare for Next Week’s Classes
    Week 14 Resources

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Parenting Corner
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Did you know that your EY1 student is very capable? When we allow them to do things that they can do for themselves, we are giving them the message, “Hey! You can do it. I believe in you.” You are also giving them opportunities to develop skills and self-confidence! Some things that our EY1 students can do include:

  • Carry their own backpack 👍
  • Walk to class and walk to car by themselves (they DON’T need to be carried) 👍
  • Carry and hold their own water bottles 👍

As always, our school counselor, Ms. Alex, also has many wonderful resources on her Counselor’s Blog to support parents. The most recent are some wonderful resources and research on the importance of play.

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Thank you for continued support! It’s an exciting and tiring week for all with all the new experiences we’ve had. All the children were great with all of our safety measures, especially wearing their masks all day and frequently handwashing. Have a wonderful and restful weekend! We look forward to seeing you again next week. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us at dinnhe.kr@kis.ac.th or sian.py@kis.ac.th.

EY1 Team 😀


 

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Week 12: November 1st – 5th

Dear EY1 Community,

It has been a very busy but exciting week with preparations underway for the return of students to campus. Thank you to all the families who attended our EY1 returning to school parent meeting this morning. It was nice to see everyone and share some important strategies to support both parents and students with this transition and family milestone. If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit this we have attached the slides from the presentation below in our Parenting Corner. 

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This Week’s Learning & Fun
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In small group calls this week, we took the time to talk about our feelings towards the school reopening next week. We practised our early literacy skills by listening to stories about different animals starting school. We focused on the story, ‘The Kissing Hand,’ which follows the story of Chester, a racoon who is worried about starting school for the first time. His mum helps ease his worries by sharing a family secret called the kissing hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. The children were then invited to share their own feelings about starting school and practised the kissing hand strategy with their loved ones at home. 

We had a new theme for art and check-in this week of MONSTERS! The children LOVED making their monsters with Ms Noi and were very proud and eager to share these with their teachers and friends. 

In our Fun Friday call we had a monster bash! The children listened to a story about monsters called Monsters like us and we learned a new song and dance ‘Monster Dance, Monster Freeze. We also revisited our popular game in EY1 of hide and seek but this time our monster friends had a turn to hide. The children practised using positioning words such as under or behind as well as important social skills of taking turns, waiting and listening carefully to others. 

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Specialist classes continue to be a highlight for some students. The children really enjoyed story time with Ms Ran this afternoon as it’s always a lovely way to wrap up the week.
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To Note for the Upcoming Week
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Important Dates

    • Nov. 8th  –  Primary School Hybrid Model Begins
    • Dec. 6th  –  In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday – NO SCHOOL
    • Dec. 17th  –  Last day of Term 1  
    • Dec. 20th  – Jan. 7th – December Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Jan. 10th  –  First day of Term 2  

EY1 Weekly Schedule – Week of Nov 8th – 12th

As we discussed in the meeting this morning we have a new weekly schedule starting from next week. There will be 3 different groups and we have shared the link to the file with you via email. 

EY1 TEACHERS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022EY1 TEACHERS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022 (1)EY1 TEACHERS Hybrid Schedule 2021-2022 (2)

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Parenting Corner
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Please revisit our ‘Reopening of School’ parent presentation where we shared information about how to get to the EY1 classroom, the EY1 classroom environment and strategies for a successful drop off and pick up as well as what parents and teachers can do to help make this a positive experience for our EY1 children. 

Copy of 2021-2022 - EY1 School Reopening & Drop Off StrategiesLink to Presentation

Be sure to check out the school Counselor’s Blog as Ms. Alex, our counselor, has also shared some resources on talking to your child about returning to school.

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Thank you for all your amazing support. We are so thankful for our continued support and partnership and we are very excited to meet you all in person next week!

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Best,
EY1 team


 

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