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.

EY1 team


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