Week #20: Jan. 20th – 24th, 2020

 

Important Dates
calendar reminderAfter School Programme Sign-ups –  Jan. 21st – 24th
EY Sports Day
–  Postponed until further notice.
After School Classes 
–  Jan. 27th – May 22nd
Chinese New Year Celebration
–  Mon. 27th Jan.
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. 1st Feb. (see flyer below)
House Shirt Day –  Wed. 5th Feb.
PYP 3-Way Conferences –  Week of Feb. 10th – 14th
School closed for students –  Mon. 17th & Tue. 18th Feb.
Book Week (3 days) –  Wed. 19th to Fri. 21st Feb.
Mother Tongue Day –  Fri. 21st Feb.

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Wai Kru
Last Thursday, students and teachers participated in the ‘Wai Kru’ (Teacher Appreciation Day) ceremony. We just want to say a big THANK YOU to the EY3 students and their parents for all the wonderful gifts of flowers that you bestowed upon us. We feel fortunate to have such a caring group of individuals looking out for us.

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Your thoughtful gestures were very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
The EY3 Team

 

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Week #19: Jan. 13th – 17th, 2020.

Welcome, Nada!
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We would like to extend a warm welcome to Annchisanit Tungwongkit (Nada), who joined class EY3B last Thursday. We are happy to have her with us.

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Literacy
This week, students are using their research skills to look through old newspapers for words containing particular letter sounds.

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They also have the opportunity to play an ORT (Oxford Reading Tree) game that helps familiarize them with the story characters’ names. Students get to practice their social skills and explore different ways to fairly decide who goes first.

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Numeracy
Students are continuing to explore ordinal numbers and using classroom manipulatives to demonstrate their understanding.

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They are also practising their sequencing skills through making connections to the calendar and exploring the order of the months of the year.

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Unit of Inquiry
Next week we will be starting our new unit, How the World Works: Nature Inspires. Once again, we will be asking each student to bring in an artifact for this unit starting next week.


Details coming soon…

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EY3 Garden
We harvested some lettuce from our garden today and enjoyed it at lunchtime.

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House Shirt Day this Friday
Please have your child wear their house shirt this Friday.

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A humble request…
Parents, if you have old child-friendly magazines, broken gadgets or small appliances (anything that can be taken apart), and/or any old tools at home that you do not use and no longer need, we would love to have them.

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Please send in any materials at your convenience.

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Library/Reading Resources
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Students brought home their library folders yesterday.
Please return them on Friday morning.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderWai Kru (Teacher Appreciation) –  Thurs. 16th January
House Shirt Day – 
Fri. 17th January
After School Programme Sign-ups – 
Jan. 21st – 24th
After School Classes – 
Jan. 27th – May 22nd
EY Sports Day
–  Fri. 24th January
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020 (see flyer below)

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Farewell, Jacob!

 Today we said goodbye (for now) to one of our classmates:
Jacob Sleiman
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We want to wish Jacob and his family all the best on their new adventure in the USA. Safe travels and please keep in touch.

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We will miss you.

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Wai Kru Ceremony – Jan. 16th

Wai KruHello Parents.
Please click below to see the Wai Khru (Teacher Appreciation Day) letter from the Thai staff.

Wai Kru Ceremony

Wai kru ceremony

 

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Week #18 – Jan. 6th – 10th, 2020.

Welcome Back!
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We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable winter break. We are happy to be back at school and are looking forward to the challenges and learning opportunities that term 2 has to offer. Next month we will be welcoming a few new students to our EY3 classroom. We look forward to meeting them as well.

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Literacy
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Students are using their thinking and fine motor skills to communicate what they did during the December break. Some students have been practising how and when to use past tense verbs and using it in their writing. We will once again be working on finishing our capital letter formation practice, then we will move on to lowercase letter formation.

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Numeracy
ordinal numbers chartWe have been exploring ordinal numbers and using them in everyday conversations as well as applying the language when making connections to the calendar.
We will be reviewing number skills and applying them to our daily routines.

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Unit of Inquiry – Revisiting our year-long unit: Who We Are – Building Relationships
We are reviewing our essential agreement this week and will be reflecting on how our relationships have grown since the start of the school year.

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EY3 Garden
Students were pleased to see how our garden had changed during the 3 weeks we were away. Thankfully, Ms. Nok was able to come in regularly to make sure the plants stayed watered and the garden was well taken care of.

We’ve got morning glory, broccoli, cabbage, coriander, lettuce, thyme sprouts, rosemary sprouts, watergrass, holy basik, and some fruit seeds are sprouting (pomelo, orange, and avocado).

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Library/Reading Resources
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17We will resume our regular library visits this Thursday.
Students will bring home books again starting next week.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderAfter School Programme Sign-ups –  Jan. 21st – 24th
After School Classes – 
Jan. 27th – May 22nd
EY Sports Day
–  Fri. 24th January
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020 (see flyer below)

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Week #17 – Dec. 9th – 13th

Hour of Code Week
This week is our Hour of Code Week.
Mr. Eric, our ICT facilitator, will be introducing us to coding using Codespark.

CodesparkWhat is ‘Coding’?
Coding is the process of using a programming language to get a computer to behave how you want it to. Every line of code tells the computer to do something, and a document full of lines of code is called a script.

We had our first session today with Mr. Eric and three Grade 4 volunteers: Pim Pim, Dior, and Kiara. The students really enjoyed it. We look forward to our next session.

Holiday Concert: Friday 13th December, 2019
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If you haven’t already done so, please send in your child’s outfit for Friday’s concert.
We will have our dress rehearsal on Thursday.

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Library/Reading Resources
We will resume our regular library visits when we return from Winter Break.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Thank you for returning the folders. If you still have yours at home, please return it ASAP.

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Reading Buddies
On November 29th we got to visit our G10 Reading Buddies in their classroom for the first time. They prepared maps for us to follow and we went over in our house groups.

They had a variety of games and activities ready for us. We had a great time with them.

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EY3 Class Party
We look forward to seeing you all at our class party tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:30 PM.
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Important Dates
calendar reminderHour of Code Week Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th Dec.
Learning Celebration Assembly – Tue. 10th Dec. (Parents of recipients have been notified.)
EY3 Class Party
– Wed. 11th Dec. (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Report Cards Wed. 11th Dec.
Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Concert – Thu. 12th Dec.
EY1-G2 Concert –  Fri. 13th Dec. (11:30 dismissal)

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019
First Day of Term 2 –  Mon. 6th January, 2020
EY Sports Day –  Fri. 24th January
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020 (see flyer below)

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Holiday Calendar 2019 Holiday Calendar 2019

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Week #16: Dec. 2nd – 6th

EY3 Class Party
wwo8_welcomeThank you to Erawan and Hanuman for providing refreshments for our party next week.

Here is the link for the sign-up sheet for foods/drinks.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16mXXYkaWy5yIHFhj_18Q3yVk4nkmchIQOPHpbE_PQE4/edit?usp=sharing

EY3 Garden
Here are some photos of EY3 students in our garden today.

Thank you, parents, for contributing to our Sunflower Sprouts sale this afternoon.

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Friday 6th December is the deadline for holiday gift donations.
A big thank you to those who have already contributed to this worthy cause.
Christmas Giving Letter 2019


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Holiday Concert: Friday 13th December, 2019
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Our concert is fast approaching. Please continue to practice singing the songs at home.
You can find details on Mr. Chris’ Music Blog at the following link:
https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musickg/

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Please return them this Friday 6th December.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderNO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th Dec.
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Parent Workshop –  Fri. 6th Dec. 8:00 – 9:00 AM (see flyer below)
Hour of Code Week Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th Dec.
Learning Celebration Assembly – Tue. 10th Dec. (Parents of recipients will be notified.)
EY3 Class Party
– Wed. 11th Dec. (1:30PM – 2:30PM)
Report Cards Wed. 11th Dec.
Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Concert – Thu. 12th Dec.
EY1-G2 Concert –  Fri. 13th Dec. (11:30 dismissal)

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019
First Day of Term 2 –  Mon. 6th January, 2020
Early Years’ Picnic –  Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020 (see flyer below)

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Holiday Calendar 2019 Holiday Calendar 2019

 

Parent Workshop

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Holiday Giving

Hello Parents,
Thank you for your contributions thus far to the Grade 4 KIS Cares initiative.
Our gift box is looking fuller.

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Our Christmas tree is now up in the PYP atrium and has been fitted with baubles displaying information about individuals who are less fortunate than we are. If you want to lift someone’s spirit over the holidays, feel free to take one of the baubles and use it as a gift tag on a Christmas present for them.


Christmas Giving Letter 2019

Christmas Giving Letter 2019

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Week #15: Nov. 25th – 29th

Unit of Inquiry
Students are continuing to present their Family Histories artifacts to classmates as well as share family photos. We are learning about each other’s siblings, parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and much more. Thank you for all the wonderful photos that you sent for us to be able to have these class discussions.

A big THANK YOU to Laila’s abuelo (grandfather) who came to visit us and read us a story written by Mexican author, Yuyi Morales.


Family Books with Ms. Lindsay (Library)

EY3 students will be putting together their Family Books with Ms. Lindsay this week. Thank you, parents for sending in your family photos/wefies/selfies.
She will be using them to create the books.

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EY3 Garden
Here are some photos of EY3 students hard at work in our garden last week. It’s always a pleasure to see new children being risk-takers and trying something new.

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PAWS fundraiser
PAWS BangkokThank you, parents, for all your donations towards PAWS charity for last Friday’s non-uniform day.

Because of your generosity, we were able to raise close to 20,000 THB for this organization. Your contributions are highly appreciated.

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KIS Cares
The Christmas tree is now up in the PYP atrium and the KIS Cares project is encouraging us to show our kindness through donations of  school supplies and Thai books this holiday season. We have a collection box inside the EY3 classroom.

KISCARES Donation Flyer

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Grade 4 students came to visit us last week to tell us about their student-led initiative. Details are in the slideshow below.


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After-School Programme
Please click on the images below for information regarding ASP make-up classes and cancellations.

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Holiday Concert: Friday 13th December, 2019
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Our concert is fast approaching. Please practice singing the songs at home.
You can find details on Mr. Chris’ Music Blog at the following link:
https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/musickg/

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Literacy
61rcDTGeoLL._SY403_BO1,204,203,200_Rosie’s walk around the farmyard, pursued by the hungry but clumsy fox, has become a beacon in the world of children’s picture books, an ever-popular classic which generations have enjoyed. Children love the humour of this near-wordless story. One disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, supremely unaware of the danger behind her. [Amazon.UK]

Rosie’s Walk, a story we have been reading in class, gives students the opportunity to practice retelling a simple story, while beginning to understand how to use position words such as across, around, over, past, through, and under.

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You can see a video of this classic story at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8

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Numeracy
Here are a couple of songs that help us make connections to the calendar.

Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Please return them this Friday 29th November.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderNO SCHOOL –  Thurs. 5th Dec.
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Parent Forum –  Fri. 6th Dec. (8:00 – 9:00 AM)
Hour of Code Week Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th Dec.
Learning Celebration Assembly – Tue. 10th Dec.
(Parents of recipients will be notified.)
EY3 Class Party
– Wed. 11th Dec. (1:30PM)
Report Cards Wed. 11th Dec.
EY1-G2 Concert –  Fri. 13th Dec. (11:30 dismissal)

Winter Break –  Dec. 14th – Jan. 5th, 2019

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EY3 Class Party

Hello Parents,
Our end-of-year class party will take place on Wednesday 11th December at 1:30 PM in the EY3 classroom. All parents are welcome to attend.

Parents/students are free to wear traditional dress from any culture that has special meaning for you. It could be clothing from your home country, somewhere you’ve lived before, somewhere you may want to go in the future, etc.

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The sign-up sheet for party food can be found at the following link. We are requesting that parents of students in Erawan and Hanuman provide refreshments for this class party (Naga and Tosakan will have a turn at the end of the school year):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16mXXYkaWy5yIHFhj_18Q3yVk4nkmchIQOPHpbE_PQE4/edit?usp=sharing

There are a few food/drink categories listed in the spreadsheet in case you need some ideas.

Please keep all foods/drinks NUT-FREE.

If any of the foods/drinks you are bringing contain any of the following ingredients, please be sure that it is CLEARLY labeled.

Allergies & Diet Restrictions
Chocolate
Honey
Chicken
Beef
Pork
Any other meat
Fish/Seafood
Beans
Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc.)
Apples
Rice

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