Week #16: Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th

This is a friendly reminder for parents to please ensure that your child keeps a spare mask and change of clothes in their backpacks. Please check your child’s bag to see that they have both of these when they come to school. Thank you.

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Last week in EY3…
Literacy – Handwriting
EY3 students practiced writing the Starting Corner Capitals: H, K, L, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

Like the Frog Jump capitals, all of these letters start in the Starting Corner.

This week, students will begin practicing the final set of capital letters, the Center Starting Capitals: C, O, Q, G, S, A, T, I, and J.

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Numeracy
Daily Data

Last week, students began making connections to our daily numbers in a more independent manner through documenting our calendar and attendance information in their data booklets. Students are using their thinking, communication, and fine motor skills while doing this.

Shape & Space
Last week, EY3 students were given the opportunity to work together in groups to build an obstacle course and begin to use position words (turn left, turn right, go straight, go over/under/around, etc.) to guide their classmates through the course.

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Unit of Inquiry – Family History Museum
Last Tuesday morning, the EY3 students got to meet Ms. Amy (Ms. Rachel’s 82 year-old mother) on a ZOOM call while Ms. Rachel interviewed her about things she liked to do when she was a child. We learned that she was born in Trinidad, which is an island very close to Venezuela (South America). When she was little, Ms. Amy enjoyed eating cake and ice cream, playing hopscotch and hide-and-seek, and listening to music and stories on the radio (Ms. Amy didn’t have a television when she was growing up in the 1940s).
Students brought home their Family History booklets last Tuesday to document information about one of their own parents. Thank you for returning the booklets to us. We look forward to hearing about our students’ parents when they were little.

Last week, students also got to walk through our Family History museum and ask questions about their classmates’ artifacts. These questions were recorded on sticky notes.

Here are some photos of the questions we have collected so far:

This week, students will be presenting their artifacts to classmates in small groups and asked the following questions (along with their classmates’ questions):
1. What did you bring for your artifact?
2. Who helped you choose the artifact?
3. How does it connect to your family?

We look forward to seeing their presentations.

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

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Holiday Calendar
Please click to view our Holiday Calendar 2020
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Important Dates
calendar reminderIn remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday:
Mon. 7th Dec. (NO SCHOOL)

House Shirt Day –
Fri. 4th Dec.
PS Parent Forum –
Fri. 11th Dec. 8:00 AM (Auditorium)
EY3 Class Party –
Thurs. 17th Dec. (12:40 PM – 2:10 PM)
End of Term 1 –
Fri. 18th Dec. (last day of classes)

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This Friday 4th December will be a House Shirt Day once again.

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Please have your child wear his/her house shirt to school on that day.

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Week #15: Nov. 23rd – 27th

Last week in EY3…
Literacy – Handwriting
EY3 students practiced writing the 10 digits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0.

You’ll notice that numbers 1 to 7 start in the Starting Corner. Number 8 and 0 start in the center, and 9 starts in its own corner. Reviewing numbers reinforces correct start position and formation. Consistent practice promotes good habits and prevents reversals.

Like the Frog Jump capitals, all of the numbers (except number 8) are formed by a combination of 1 or more of the following: a big line, a little line, a big curve, and a little curve.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 07.36.25This week, students will begin practicing writing the
Starting Corner Capitals: H, K, L, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z.

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Numeracy – Data Managament: Venn Diagrams
Last week, students began using the information they collected in the siblings surveys to transfer the information to Venn diagrams. A Venn diagram shows the relationship between a group of different things (a set) in a visual way. Using Venn diagrams allows children to sort data into two or three circles which overlap in the middle. It is a fun way to learn how to classify objects into given categories by comparing and contrasting as we practice sorting.

This week, students will continue explore how we can document information and observations in a variety of ways.

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Unit of Inquiry – Family History
Thank you, parents, for posting all of the information you shared on the Google Sheets document about the artifacts that students brought in.

This week students will be setting up their artifacts in our EY3 Museum where they will have the opportunity to view what their classmates have brought in to share and ask questions about them.

Students will also be bringing home their ‘Family History’ booklet for a few days to document the information they gather from interviewing either mum or dad about things that they used to do when they were children.

This video contains all the information you need to support your child in collecting this information.

Please return the booklets to us on Thursday 26th November. Thank you.

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Divali Celebration
Last Tuesday, parents from our Hindu community came to share some of their Divali customs/traditions with us. Students had the opportunity to make deyas, get a ‘henna’-style drawing on their hands, and help decorate a rangoli. Rangoli is an art form, originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured rice, coloured sand, quartz powder or flower petals.

Thank you to those parents for sharing this cultural celebration with us.

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

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Important Dates
calendar reminderPYP for EY Parents – Fri. 27th Nov. 8:00 (Auditorium)
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Mon. 7th Dec. (NO SCHOOL)
PS Parent Forum –
Fri. 11th Dec. 8:00 AM (Auditorium)
End of Term 1 –
Fri. 18th Dec. (last day of classes) HALF-DAY DISMISSAL

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Morning Arrival & Afternoon Dismissal

Mornings

  • Morning playground supervision begins at 7:30 AM and goes until the morning bell at 7:50 AM.
  • Students should arrive at school between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM.
  • Students arriving after 8:00 AM should pass by the PYP office to pick up a Late Pass before coming to class. Late passes are not a punishment but a safety measure, as we take daily attendance to know whether a child is in school.

Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time so that they are able to participate in our daily morning routines.

Afternoons

  • Afternoon dismissal for Early Years students remains at 2:10 PM. If this changes we will let you know.

Thank you for your cooperation.
The EY3 Team

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Parent Letter (Nov. 23, 2020)
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Week #14: Nov. 16th – 20th

Last week in EY3…
Literacy – Handwriting
EY3 students began practicing writing their names using a capital letter followed by lowercase letters, as well as our first set of capital letters:
The Frog-Jump Capitals (F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M).

These letters are called Frog Jump Capitals because of their stroke order: They all begin at the starting corner with a big line down, then jump back up to the starting corner to continue the other parts of the letter. All of these letters are formed by a combination of 2 or more of the following: a big line, a little line, a big curve, and a little curve.

This week, students will be practicing writing the 10 digits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0.
Coming soon…the Starting Corner Capitals

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Numeracy – Patterns
Last week, students continued their exploration of patterns through constructing their own using a variety of materials and media and sharing their understanding of what constitutes a pattern.

This week, students will be taking the patterns they created and transferring their understanding to represent these patterns in different ways (e.g. using movement, sound, etc.)

Math Week
During Math Week last week, students had the opportunity to guess the number of objects in each of 4 Estimation Jars in the atrium.

The results were as follows!
Naga had 393 items (many tiny beads you may have noticed!)
Erawan had 129 items
Hanuman had 118 items
and the biggest box with the smallest amount of objects was
Tosakan with 55 items.

THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WHOLE PYP TO GUESS THE EXACT NUMBER OF ANY BOX WAS…
AIMMY C. of EY3B who guessed 55 for Tosakan
Her guess was spot on!  Well done Aimmy.
She earned a whopping 100 points for her house!

Other EY3 students who also got points for guesses that were very, very close were Mohanna and Nimo. Congratulations to you all.

Here are a few pics from the dress up day on Friday.

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Unit of Inquiry – Artifacts
We are still waiting on a few more artifacts to be brought in for our Family History unit. Students will be presenting these artifacts to their classmates soon, so please remember to send in yours if you haven’t already done so, as well as filling in the details on the Google Doc spreadsheet (the link will be re-sent to those who haven’t yet added their information).

Thank you so much for the ones we have received thus far. We look forward to hearing the students tell us about them.

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EY3 Garden
Last week we had the opportunity to harvest the very first banana stem from our garden. The stem had 9 bunches of bananas, totaling more than 100 bananas altogether.

Collage 2020-11-17 20_51_5320201116_072837These banana trees were planted 2 years ago by Lucas and Mark who are now in grade two at KIS. Lucas and Mark decided to share the bananas with their grade 2 classmates, the EY3 students, and anyone else who wanted some were able to help themselves from the bunches placed in the atrium. Thank you so much, Lucas and Mark.

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

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Important Dates
calendar reminderDivali Celebration  – Tues. 17th November
PYP for G1-G5 Parents –
Fri. 20th Nov. 8:00 (Auditorium)
PYP for EY Parents –
Fri. 27th Nov. 8:00 (Auditorium)
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Mon. 7th Dec. (NO SCHOOL)
PS Parent Forum –
Fri. 11th Dec. 8:00 AM (Auditorium)
End of Term 1 –
Fri. 18th Dec. (last day of classes)

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We will be celebrating Divali on Tues 17th Nov.

Students are welcome to dress up in traditional Divali clothing if they wish to do so.

Please remember to bring your swim bags too.

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Week #13: Nov. 9th – 13th

MathWeekImageThis week we will be exploring a variety of math activities, including the introduction of CODING using Code Spark. Friday will be our dress-up day for Math Week. Feel free to come in math-style dress (numbers, shapes, patterns, etc.). You can make your outfit as simple or as wacky as you wish.

We look forward to seeing your ideas come to life this Friday.

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Last week in EY3…
Literacy
Students participated in various shared reading activities and were given the opportunity to be Risk-Takers while acting out the story Little Red Riding Hood in front of their classmates.
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Little Red Riding Hood is uneasy when her grandmother looks suspiciously like a sly wolf that she met along the way. Children will eagerly continue reading to see what will happen when the wolf shows how big and sharp his teeth are!

This week, students will have to opportunity to revisit the story during center time, using their communication and social skills to act it out with their classmates.

220369BD-52A1-4632-9F8A-486936CF4631Last week students also began practising early reading skills by making connections to letter sounds while meeting in smaller phonics groups. Students also began practising writing their names, using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, using their fine motor skills to write letters that were tall, short, or went below the line.

This week students will continue developing both reading and writing skills through practice and building upon prior knowledge.

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Numeracy
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Students began exploring shape and space through games involving communicating using position words such as above, below, next to, and between. Students were given the opportunity to build a structure, then describe this structure to a classmate using position words to see if they could build the same structure.
This week, students will continue to constructing an understanding of how to use position words to describe everyday objects.

9FB11892-1BAE-4276-A434-51C254CB1F86Last week, students began constructing an understanding of what a pattern is by exploring a variety of objects such as a collection of textiles as well as looking for patterns around our classroom and garden area.
This week, students will have the opportunity to continue to identify and extend existing patterns as well as create their own.

 

AB7C2B6E-1028-444A-B59A-B0691CA4CDB0Last week, students also explored data handling through taking a survey of their fellow house-classmates by asking the question, “How many brothers and sisters do you have?”. Students recorded the information in a table. This week, we will revisit this data to see how it can be represented visually in different ways.

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Unit of Inquiry
BABY Pic ONLINEThank you, parents, for the artifacts that we have received so far as well as the baby photos of your child as well as your childhood photos. If you haven’t already done so, please send them to us ASAP.

For the Family History artifacts, please remember to add the details in the Google Sheets document (link sent via email to the addresses that we have on file for you) if you haven’t already done so.

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Swim Classes
As stated in the Early Years Family Handbook 2020
Splash Swimming“Swimming is an important life skill and is therefore a part of the KIS curriculum, all our children are required to take swimming classes as a part of your child’s holistic education. If your child is sick and is unable to swim they will need a note from the doctor. However, if your child is sick they should stay home until they are well enough to participate in all aspects of the programme.”

Each child will need the following items for their swim days:
EY3 Swim Shoes● A KIS swim uniform
● A toweling bathrobe and/or towel
● A swim hat
● A pair of non-slip flip flops/slip-on shoes
Note: These will be kept at school all year.
● Goggles (optional)
● Hairbrush or comb (optional)

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Student Devices
SmartWatchStudents should not bring devices to school. This includes phones as well as wristwatch versions of a phone/camera/GPS.
If a student is found in possession of such items at school, they will be confiscated and brought to the office where parent and child can pick them up from Ms. June.
Please leave these items at home.

Letter to Parents Regarding Smart Watches
Letter to Parents (SmartWatches) 10_11_2020

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KIS Face Masks
KIS-Mask-KEY1KIS International School is remaining committed to supporting BCTFN (British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy) through the sale of official KIS face masks. They are now on sale for 99฿ at the KIS Shop, the Finance Office, the Primary School Office and the Marketing & Admissions Office.

For every mask sold, 49฿ will be donated to BCTFN.

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Student Absences
absent-rubber-stamp-vector-11309503If your child is absent on any given day, please inform Ms. Aim in the PYP office by either calling or sending her an email: sissadee@edu.kis.ac.th. When a student is absent, Ms. Aim calls home to follow up. If you have travel plans or special appointments and you know your child will not be coming to school, please let her know the dates and times that you expect to be away.
Please CC us on the email: magda.wo@edu.kis.ac.th; rachel.dr@edu.kis.ac.th.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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

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Important Dates
calendar reminderDress-Up Day for Math Week  – Fri. 13th Nov.
All Aboard the Adventure Train!
EY Picnic
Sat. 14th Nov. (9:00-12:00)
Divali Celebration  –
Tues. 17th November
All About PYP for EY Parents –
Fri. 27th Nov. 8:00 (Auditorium)
In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday
Mon. 7th Dec. (NO SCHOOL)
                          End of Term 1 –
Fri. 18th Dec. (last day of classes)

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Please see the links below for information from
Mr. Paul (Head of School) and Ms. June (PYP Principal)

Parent Update from the HOS – Nov 6

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Next week is Math Week!

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Next Friday 13th November will be a dress-up day.

Please see the flyer for details.

Have a great weekend.

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Week #12: Nov. 2nd – 6th

Weekly Blog Posts
Hello, parents.
Please note that when you receive a notification in your email about our blog posts, sometimes certain media (such as slideshows) will not show up in your email message.

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Welcome Back!
We’d like to wish a warm welcome to Otto who has joined us once again at KIS.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOtto is in EY3B with Ms. Rachel D. We’re happy to have you with us.

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We had a busy first week back after the October break last week with regular classroom activities as well as 2 celebrations.

Literacy: Reading at Home
EY3 students are now bringing home their library folders containing 2 self-selected books from the PYP library along with 1 ORT (Oxford Reading Tree) book.

Here is a brief slideshow introducing the characters you will see in the ORT books:

This letter explains how you could use the ORT book to help your child learn to read, or if your child is already reading, practice telling the story using only the pictures.
Here’s what to do:
Choose a quiet time to share the story.
Look at the cover. Talk about what the story might be about.
Look at the pictures in the storybook. Talk about them and tell the story together.
If the storybook has sentences on the page, cover them up while you do a ‘picture walk’ through the book before reading the story with your child.
Remember! Reading should be fun and you don’t have to follow every step every time.
 
At this stage…
Your child will use the pictures as a clue. Don’t cover them up.
Your child may guess the sentences. Don’t try to stop this.
Your child may learn the sentences off-by-heart. Don’t worry if this happens.
The stories are fun to read with humorous drawings that adults usually like as much as
children. I hope you will enjoy reading them with your child, and helping him/her to become a confident reader.
This week we will begin exploring phonics and handwriting activities in small groups.
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Library folders are due every Monday

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

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Numeracy
095E1C6D-21B8-4685-8700-BC2C03C63B3FLast week we continued exploring number using a variety of classroom manipulatives as well as base ten blocks. We also began using a base ten visual representation of our daily attendance to deepen students’ understanding of how we can represent data in different ways. We have also begun exploring the form and function of tally marks.

This week we will continue exploring mathematical concepts through activities involving patterns and data management.

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Unit of Inquiry
Last week we began wrapping up our first unit Who We Are. Students got together in groups to begin presenting to their classmates what they learned about the KIS community members that they interviewed. This week we will be finishing up these presentations and reflecting on the unit.

For our next Unit of Inquiry, we will be exploring family histories as well as talking about the past, the present, and the future.
We are asking that parents send in or email us the following 4 (or more) photos:
– 1 or 2 photos of your child as a newborn

– 1 or 2 photos of your child around 2 years old
– 1 or 2 photos of mom around age 5 or 6 (or anything close to that age)
– 1 or 2 photos of dad around age 5 or 6 (or anything close to that age)

We would also like each student to bring in an artifact that connects to our new unit:
Where We Are in Place and Time: Family History

Please start sending in your artifacts as soon as possible.
We would like to have an artifact from each student by this Thursday 5th November.

An artifact can be anything that connects to your family or your family’s history.
Some examples are storybooks, traditional clothing, copies of old letters/birth certificates, country flags, traditional toys and/or art, old photos, etc. Students are welcome to bring in more than one artifact. Please note that artifacts will remain in the classroom until the end of the unit (mid-December). Please ensure that students are involved in choosing the artifact(s). Students should be able to tell their classmates what their artifact is, who helped them choose it, and how it connects to their family.

In the next few weeks, we will be asking for guest speakers to come talk to our students about your childhood: what school was like, the games you played, etc. More details coming soon.

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Letters from Admin
Parent Update from the HOS – Oct 30

Loy Krathong Photos


Halloween Photos

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A few friendly reminders…

Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong 2020 copy
PYP students will be celebrating Loy Krathong this Thursday 29th October. Please see the PYP Loy Krathong Letter for further details from the Thai/TAL teachers.

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Week #10: Oct. 12th – 16th

Last week in EY3…

Literacy (and Kelso’s Choices)
Screen Shot 2020-10-12 at 15.56.52Last week one of our read-aloud stories entitled  A Visitor, gave students the opportunity to see what we can do when we encounter a big problem. Click on the story title to view the PDF.
In this story, a marsh hawk threatens the animals at Willow Pond and Lily learns to report the danger to a trusted adult.

Do you have a small problem? Try 2 of Kelso’s Choices.
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Students are beginning to share their experiences with using Kelso’s Choices and reflecting on whether or not it has worked for them. We will continue to support the students as they develop these social, self-management, and communications skills that come into play when solving small problems. Thank you, parents, for keeping the Kelso’s Choices poster visible to you children at home (some students have told us that it is on their refrigerators).

If your child is making connections to Kelso’s Choices at home, please share these experiences with us. We would love to hear about them.

This week we will continue with our read-alouds and giving the students opportunities to share their ideas about how to deal with big and small problems as they arise.

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Numeracy
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EY3 students have been using a variety of strategies to solve math problems related to our daily attendance. With currently 32 individuals in our class (when everyone is present), students are counting on, counting backwards, and using manipulatives to figure out the number of students who arrived to school on time (P), given the number of students who were late (L) and absent (A).

We are also continuing to count how many days we have been in EY3 so far and representing these numbers using base ten blocks.

This week we will continue to explore number using base ten blocks and making connections to our daily attendance.

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Unit of Inquiry
KIS Community Members
banner STRIPES - CROPPEDLast week, EY3 students voted for their house captains by filling out a ballot by checking off the candidate of their choice. They then placed their ballots into the KIS tower ballot box.

We would like to congratulate the following candidates who were chosen.

Students also got to formulate questions to ask to some of the KIS community members that we’ve met over the past few weeks and interview some of these individuals.

This week we will be delving further into the actions and choices that these individuals make and how it impact our school community.

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Parent Update from the HOS – Oct 9
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Week #9: Oct. 5th – 9th

Weekly Blog Posts

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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher-Conferences-01Thank you, parents, for attending our P/T conferences last week. It was great getting to know you all a little better and to share perspectives on your children’s learning journey thus far.

We hope that you found them valuable and that we can continue to work together to make this year a rewarding experience for the students.

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Last week in EY3…

Welcome back, Leon!
Last Friday saw the return of our friend Leon who made it back to Bangkok from Hong Kong with his family.
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The students are happy to have him back and we are pleased to finally meet him in person.

Literacy (and Kelso’s Choices)
Screen Shot 2020-10-08 at 18.36.42Last week one of our read-aloud stories entitled Willow Pond, gave students the opportunity to begin making connections to different ways that we can solve small problems using Kelso’s Choices.
Click on the story title to view the PDF.
In this story, Kelso helps a friend to resolve small conflicts the peaceful way.

The video below, Kelso in Action, helps students begin to learn the difference between big problems and small problems and shows examples of how to solve them.

Students have also been using their creativity and thinking skills to recreate images from stories using loose parts.

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Numeracy
One of the new terms EY3 students heard from our guest speakers Ms. June (PYP Principal) and Mr. Mike (MYP/DP Principal) was the word ‘budget‘. Both of these guest speakers talked about how they are given a budget which they use to buy resources for the classrooms/subjects. Last week, EY3 students got to experience first-hand what it’s like to have their own budget.

20191028_160141On Monday, each student was given an allowance of 10 units (using Numicon pieces) which they could choose to use at various new centers if they wanted to, or save their allowance for another day.

20191028_160247A new ball of playdough cost 3 Numicons.
The ball and stick construction center cost 5 Numicons.
The Junior Engineer center cost 6 Numicons.

Students got to experience changing their Numicon 10-piece into smaller units at our Numicon Bank and were given the opportunity to construct an understanding of the different possible combinations of numbers that can make ten.

Data Handling
80F5AEC6-E3FD-41BC-957C-254E407C0724_1_105_cWith the recommencement of swimming classes, students have begun adding data to our Swimming Charts. Like our Library Book Returns chart, this is one way to collect and organize data in the classroom, as well as practice simple graphing skills.

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Unit of Inquiry
KIS Community Members
Students got to meet and chat with some more members of the KIS community (ones that work in our very own PYP building) and ask them questions about their role at our school.

Ms. Aim (PYP office), Ms. Cassi (PYP Coordinator), Mr. Gerry (PYP Vice Principal),
Ms. May (PA to Ms. June), Ms. Pla (Cleaning Staff), Mr. Sake (Security), Mr. Dum (Gardener),
and Mr. Sanan (Facilities/Guard)

This week the PYP students will be voting for another group of valuable members of our PYP community: House Captains.
banner STRIPES - CROPPEDEach student will fill in a ballot, checking off the candidate of their choice. We wish all candidates the best of luck and thank them for their enthusiasm and leadership.

EY3 students are welcome to wear their house shirts this Friday 9th October.

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EY3 Garden
F8D4A02E-9C67-45C5-AC81-6325F93F8CA9_1_105_cLast week, students got to choose one of four new crops to plant in our garden: corn, green onions, holy basil, and cantaloupe (melon). Students also got to sow some avocado seeds.

 


This week, Ms. Nok will be working with the EY3 students to plant 4 new crops: sweet potato, eggplant, basil, and orange chili peppers.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderIn remembrance of HM King Bhumibol: Tue. 13th Oct. (NO SCHOOL)
Boomball House Activity:
Thu. 15th Oct. (house shirt day)
October Break
: Mon. 19th – Fri. 23rd October (NO CLASSES)
Chulalongkorn Day:
Fri. 23rd October (KIS Office Closed)
All Aboard the Adventure Train! Early Years Picnic: Sat. 14th Nov. 9:00 – 12:00

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A few friendly reminders…

Hello Parents.
Splash SwimmingTuesday 6th October will be EY3’s second swim class this term. Thank you to those who sent in swim shoes (flip-flops/Crocs, etc.) last week. If you haven’t yet sent in a pair, please do so by 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.

Parent Update from the HOS – Oct 2

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