Week #34: May 3rd – 7th

We have now completed our 2nd full week of remote learning this term and are looking forward to a well-deserved long weekend ahead. Thank you, EY3 students, for your continued enthusiasm and commitment towards your learning.

This past week’s activities included number sense, parts of a clock and telling time to the hour and half hour, probability, phonics practice, sequencing and retelling stories, and an introduction to exploring author’s purpose in relation to fables.

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Next week we will be continuing to delve into different ways stories are told as well as the kinds of words that help move stories forward. We will also be looking at fact families and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Thank you, EY3 parents, for continuing to support your children throughout this remote learning period. We know that it isn’t easy and we are grateful to have such a wonderful group of students and parents with us during this journey. We are here to support you as well. So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

As of now, our tentative return date to the school campus is Monday the 10th of May. We will keep you updated on any further developments regarding this.

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In recognition of Labor Day (Sat. 1st May) and Coronation Day (Tue. 4th May),
there will be no school next Monday and Tuesday.

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Remote learning will resume on Wednesday 5th May.

We wish you all a safe and restful long weekend.

Kind regards,
The EY3 Team

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Labor Day and Coronation Day

In recognition of Labor Day (Sat. 1st May) and Coronation Day (Tue. 4th May),
there will be no school next Monday and Tuesday.

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Remote learning will resume on Wednesday 5th May.

We wish you all a safe and restful long weekend.

Regards,
The EY3 Team

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Week #33: Apr. 26th – 30th

Congratulations for completing the first week of remote learning this term. We are very proud of all the learning the EY3 students did this week. It was wonderful to see everyone and hear about the holidays, play games, listen to their musical talents, and see all the amazing learning on Seesaw.

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EY3 students shared their learning spaces, and with a revisit to our year-long Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are, reflected on the different roles they play at home and the ways that their choices and actions can keep their relationships strong.

Next week will look very similar to this week, with the addition of small groups consisting of a mix of students from EY3A and EY3B. The students will be placed into groups for different activities connected to literacy as well as our fourth and final Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves. Like this week, the group members’ names and meeting times will be updated and listed on our weekly Google Doc timetable.

On Monday, we invite all parents to join us for our EY3 Parents’ Meeting at 9:50 AM. Next Friday we will once again host our FunZOOMs but with different activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us or visit us on Monday during the parent meeting ZOOM.

Click on the following link to see what you will need in preparation for next week.
Week #2 _ Apr. 26-30 EY3 Week Ahead
Week #2 _ Apr. 26-30 EY3 Week Ahead

Questions about specialist classes? Please contact the specialist teacher:
Art (Ms. Daisy) – daisy.ca@kis.ac.th
Music (Mr. Chris) – chris.pa@kis.ac.th
P.E. (Mr. Vern) – vernon.hu@kis.ac.th
Thai (K. Por) – sanicha.in@kis.ac.th
Thai (K. M) – napaporn.da@edu.kis.ac.th
TAL (K. Pan) – disyapa.si@kis.ac.th

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Below are some things to keep in mind as we go into our second week of remote learning.

ZOOM Ettiquette
In addition to the guidelines shown in the image below (click to enlarge), here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
ZOOM Student Guidelines (custom EY3)– Students should be dressed in their KIS uniform and seated either on a chair at a table/desk, or on the floor (preferably with their back to a wall if possible).

– Whatever device the student is using, it should be positioned in such a way that their hands are free. If necessary, prop up tablets or mobile phones at eye level so that the student’s face is clearly visible.

– Please keep backgrounds simple for instructional ZOOM lessons. Green-screen type VR backgrounds are more suitable for social ZOOMs (for example House Meet-Up ZOOMs and upcoming Spirit Activity Day ZOOMs).

– Students should be aware of how to Mute & Unmute their microphones (and know when it is appropriate to do so) as well as Leave a meeting when it’s over. Your child may need your support on how to to do these until they can do it independently. Cameras should remain ON for the duration of the ZOOM meeting as well.

– If possible, please include your child’s name as the ZOOM display name so we can easily recognize who is in attendance at all times, even if they have to step away from the camera for whatever reason.

– Although it is necessary for EY3 students to have an adult with them in the room during their ZOOM times, it is important that parents/guardians allow students to participate in the activities/discussions independently (without prompts and interruptions from adults). It is perfectly fine for students to make mistakes. Recognizing errors and practicing self-correction is an important part of their learning.

– Please ensure that students eat either before their ZOOM meeting, or wait until it is over.

Thank you for your continued support.

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PYP Library and Other Reading Resources
Ms. Lindsay, our PYP Teacher Librarian, has put together a collection of online resources for students to access during remote learning.

There you will find such things as…

…an April Choice Board (sample image below)
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…a Virtual Makerspace (sample image below)
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…access to eBooks in programs such as Epic, Raz-Kids, Oxford Owl, and more.
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A big THANK YOU to Ms. Lindsay for organizing this for us.

For Term 3, Ms. Lindsay has also arranged for students to be able to reserve and pick books up from the secondary school car park.

(Please check your email for the links.)

  1. Complete the Google Form with details of the book you wish to borrow before 4:30 PM each Monday.

  2. Wait for a confirmation email from Ms. Lindsay on Tuesday (some items may already be reserved).

  3. Pick up your items from the table in the Secondary School parking lot on Wednesday between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Ms. Lindsay will be sending a letter to all parents with this information. If you have questions, please email her at lindsay.zi@kis.ac.th

We hope this helps our students keep reading while at home. Students (parents) are welcome to drop off or return books at any time throughout the week.

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Celebrating Earth Day

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In celebration of Earth Day, PYP staff and students are welcome to dress in green tomorrow, Friday 23rd April.

Green Earth, Clean Earth!

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Welcome Back! [Week #32: April 19th – 23rd]

Welcome Back

Hello parents and students,
We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Songkran break.

First and foremost please join us in welcoming our new EY3 friends.

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Thee will be in EY3A with Ms. Magda, and Arvid and Lynn Lynn will be in EY3B with Ms. Rachel D.

As you all have heard by now, we are starting term 3 online once again with remote learning. Our earliest possible date for returning to campus is Wednesday 5th May (since May 3rd and 4th are holidays). We will keep you informed of any updates on this.

On Monday 19th April, school staff will be preparing home learning packages once again which will be available for parents to pick up starting Tuesday 20th April. We will be posting activities on Seesaw for students on Monday morning.

Remote learning schedules will be emailed to parents on Monday afternoon, and will be similar to the schedule we used during the January 2021 remote learning session (examples shown below). We will confirm with you which group each student is in as we may need to make a few adjustments.

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Remote learning classes will begin starting on Tuesday morning (April 20th).

Please click on the links below to view the following documents from our PYP principal, Ms. June.

Primary School Parent Update – April 18
Primary School Parent Update - April 18

Primary Parent Handbook April 2021

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at magda.wo@kis.ac.th and rachel.dr@kis.ac.th.

Kind regards,
The EY3 Team

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A few friendly reminders…

School Photos
Picture DayKIS will be having our annual school photo sessions from Monday, April 19th to Monday, April 26th. During this period, we will have professional photographers coming in to take photographs of all classes from EY1-G12 in groups as well as individual student photos.

EY3 students are scheduled to have their photos taken on the morning of Wednesday 21st April. Should students wish to bring in their favorite items that represent themselves and help to make them feel proud in their individual photo, they are welcome to do so. Suggested items are books, sports equipment (football, football kits, etc.), certificates, etc.

Please do not send in any inappropriate items such as toy guns, princess/superhero costume, toy sword/weapons, etc.

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Please remember to wear regular school uniforms on Picture Day
(no PE uniform, please).

The photographer’s team will strictly follow the time stated on the photo schedule. If a student is late or absent for their class photo as per the schedule, it will not be possible to have the whole class retake the photograph again. However, the student will be able to have their individual photograph taken.

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Week #30: Mar. 22nd – 26th

Gardening in EY3
Check it out…we’re famous!

Many thanks to Ms. Nok for all her hard work and dedication, and to the EY3 students for their enthusiasm and commitment.

Below is a screenshot of the Facebook post about our garden.
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Last week in EY3…
Unit of InquiryPeople design and create using observations from nature.
EY3 students have spent the last few weeks inquiring into how nature inspires us. Students were given the challenge to design something of their own. Some students worked on this project with a partner while others chose to do it independently. Once completed, these were displayed in the classroom and students got the chance to look at their classmates’ creations and share their thoughts on what they were and what from nature inspired them.

Last week, EY3 students presented their  Nature Inspired Designs/Creations.
These are now on display in the Atrium on top of the EY3 students. cubbies.

We are very proud of the students’ perseverance and commitment towards this project, as well as demonstrating their thinking, social, and self-management skills throughout it. Well done, EY3.

This week, we are tuning into our 4th and final unit:
How We Express Ourselves (Storytelling)

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Numeracy
Space & Shape
Students have begun inquiring into 3D shapes and discussing how they both differ from and are connected to 2D shapes.

In addition to learning the names of different 3D shapes, students are beginning to explore the properties of these shapes as well as learning to describe them using mathematical terms such as faces, edges, and vertices.

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Literacy

BOOK BINGO Newsletter
Starting today and continuing for the next couple of weeks, PYP students will be taking part in a Book Bingo House Challenge.

Please click on the flyer for details.

BOOK BINGO Newsletter

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Library folders are due every Monday
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 1.03.17Students visit the library on a weekly basis to check out books. EY3 book folders are sent home on Tuesdays and are due back on Mondays.
Please return library folders on Monday mornings.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderHouse Shirt Day – Fri. 26th March
Songkran Break:
Apr. 3rd – 18th (NO SCHOOL)
First Day Back to School:
Mon 19th April

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EY3 Sports Day 2021 – Photos and Video

Hello Parents,
Here is a slideshow of photos taken at last Friday’s EY3 Sports Day.

The following is a video of EY3 students taking part in the relay races. Students used their gross motor skills to complete these activities along with a combination of balance, agility, speed, and teamwork. Way to go, EY3!

The video is in 5 parts as listed below:
0:00 – Hanuman videos
5:03 – Erawan videos
14:23 – Naga videos
23:50 – Tosakan videos
30:55 – EY3 students enjoying some ice pops

 

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Swim Classes Next Week

Hello Parents.
Splash SwimmingSwimming classes will begin once again on Tuesday 16th March.
If your child hasn’t brought a pair of swim shoes (flip-flops/Crocs, etc.), please send in a pair on Tuesday.
Please note that these shoes will be kept at school until the end of the school year. 

Shoes should be clearly marked with the student’s name (in permanent marker).

EY3 Swim Shoes

In addition to the shoes, please make sure your child has:
– KIS swimwear (suit and cap)
– goggles
– a towel
– a separate bag suitable for carrying wet clothes home

Also, it is not uncommon for students’ other personal items to get mixed up with their classmates during change times. PLEASE ensure that all of your child’s belongings are labelled clearly with their names.

Thank you.

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EY3 Sports Day

Hello Parents,
On Friday 12th March, EY students will be having their Sports Day activities.
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Please ensure that your child comes to school on Friday with the following:
  1.  Wearing their house shirts
  2.  Running shoes with socks
  3.  Water bottle

Due to current restrictions, this will be a students-only event as we are unable to invite the parents on campus. We will however be sure to let our photographer know so that he may capture some images/videos that we can share with you.

Looking forward to a fun Friday
The EY3 Team

 

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