In the event of an Emergency Closure
Emergency closures can happen any time throughout the academic year with little or no advanced warning. In the event of an emergency school closure, the safety and well being of all community members are a priority. It is recognized that emergency closure only happens during the crisis and that format, responses, and staff/student availability will depend on the reason for the closure.
The school will endeavor to provide the most up to date information for all families in relation to the emergency situation/closure. In the event of a closure, the school will provide opportunities for home learning to minimize the impact the closure may have on student’s learning.
March 16th, 2020
We hope you all can come and pick up your Home Learning packet today by 2 pm. If you cannot, we will post things on SeeSaw for you to do! If you have already been quarantine, there is another book for you!
Teachers and EAs will try to post in the mornings at 10 am with an update, video, activity, etc. Please send us videos and pictures of you completing the online learning for documentation purposes.
We will be available via SeeSaw to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We are all working hard to stay safe at this time.
Thank you for your help, support, and patience as we pilot Online Learning
Love, EY1 Team
Good Morning EY1!
Welcome to Day 1 of Online Learning! Ms. Sian, Ms. Kaitlin, Ms. Ran, and Ms. Noi will be keeping online hours from 9 am – 10 am and also 1 pm – 2 pm every day via SeeSaw. We will also try to post videos by 10 am.
One activity per day in the blue book is recommended, as well as reading stories, doing activities (such as cooking, puzzles, lego, arts and crafts, etc), playing, and most importantly, staying safe!
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions and please try to document home learning as much as possible.
- What does online learning look like for EY1?
-We are trying to call it online/home learning because we are limiting screen time and we have provided journals to supplement online time.
-The online app or communication platform we are using is Seesaw. We will be posting videos, links to educational apps or websites as the two weeks progress.
-Seesaw is also a two-way communication tool between teachers and families where you are welcome to send through documentation of learning (photos or videos) as well as any questions you may have.
- Do families need to be online at 9 am and 1 pm every day?
-No. It is up to you to complete the daily tasks and activities, these times are “office hours” for you to communicate with the teachers (this is also an attempt to limit screen time for teachers as well)
-A balance between online, outdoor play, art, fine and gross motor activities (like we do every day at KIS) is what we will try to help support you with at home.
- Do I still need to check the blog?
–Yes. We will be posting weekly updates with a summary of home learning and what to look forward to with the week ahead.
Good Afternoon EY1! We hope that you had a great day of home learning. We have enjoyed seeing all of the videos and pictures that you are sending us, please keep them coming!
The mother fish in the tank continues to lay eggs! We are excited to see what happens 🙂
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 9 am
Hello EY1 Families!
Welcome to day two of Home Learning! As a reminder Ms. Kaitlin, Ms. Sian, Ms. Noi and Ms. Ran will be available through SeeSaw every day from 9am to 10am and also from 1pm to 2pm.
Here is a link to Ms. Lindsays online library resources! She has posted some lovely read alouds, maker space ideas, etc. Some of the websites are only available if you make accounts, but most resources that we will send you are free.
Today’s activity in the blue book is “Try to draw a nonliving thing.” as yesterday’s activity was “Try to draw a living thing.”
Please remember that these tasks are meant to be open-ended questions that do not require you to force your child to complete. At school, teachers use positive words such as “come play with me” or “let’s play with nonliving things together”
Our drawings do not need to be perfect, they can be “living thing ish” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DffTqF9t4Hk
We would like to give you a fun task today of trying to make playdough. There is also a print out activity where you can make the letters of the alphabet with the playdough, right on the website 🙂 Sensory activities are extremely important for your fine motor development, as well as getting ourselves used to different textures and feels 🙂
This morning Ms. Noi read a story for us in Thai. We hope you enjoy it and are looking forward to hearing from you as you complete the books today. Another reminder, please send us pictures of you completing the blue books, planting seeds, doing home learning activities. This is how we will document that you are doing the home learning!