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.
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.
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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
Questions about specialist classes? Please contact the specialist teacher:
Art (Ms. Daisy) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Music (Mr. Chris) – email@example.com
P.E. (Mr. Vern) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thai (K. Por) – email@example.com
Thai (K. M) – firstname.lastname@example.org
TAL (K. Pan) – email@example.com
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Below are some things to keep in mind as we go into our second week of remote learning.
In addition to the guidelines shown in the image below (click to enlarge), here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
– 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)
…a Virtual Makerspace (sample image below)
…access to eBooks in programs such as Epic, Raz-Kids, Oxford Owl, and more.
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.)
Complete the Google Form with details of the book you wish to borrow before 4:30 PM each Monday.
Wait for a confirmation email from Ms. Lindsay on Tuesday (some items may already be reserved).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.