Week #6 14th – 18th September

Here is a snapshot of lunchtime during the A sitting when G1, 4 and 5 sit down for lunch. Despite the barriers, lunchtime is peaceful and social and has a level of comfort and space that we are enjoying, especially as the weather is so hot.

Presently, we are encouraging G1 students to make healthier choices at the hatch, to include vegetables and fruit as well as rice and noodles.

 

Back to school meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended on Monday. Here is the link for the slideshow to help as a reminder and for those that could not attend to view.

Back to school meeting G1 7th September

 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Sign up sheets for parent meetings will be available from 21st September. Class A is Monday, B on Tuesday and C on Wednesday with some make up time on other days.

Messages from admin

Just a  reminder to all our returning families, you should by now have reviewed and completed the family address form, the health update form, the PYP ICT agreement and the school bus agreement (if applicable). If you haven’t already done so, please go to https://sea.kis.ac.th to complete as soon as possible.

Parent Update from the HOS – Sep 11

Upcoming dates to remember

PD Day Thursday 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students.)
September break  Friday 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences September 28th to October 2nd
School closed October 13th in memory of HM King Bhumibol
October break October 19th to 23rd

 

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Week #5 7th – 11th September

Here is a brief sample of classroom work that was completed last week, including work from Seesaw which helps the students acquire further IT skills alongside other transdisciplinary learning skills.

Some routines changed slightly last week; specialist subjects Music and Art returned to the dedicated classroom with the complete class going together. Thai and TAL still take place in the G1 classrooms each day. Morning snack for G1 is now in the cafeteria though afternoon snack continues to be delivered and eaten in the G1 pod.

Home learning, reading and library books

Thank you for returning these on Friday. Monday is the day that these items will be sent home.

Home learning

We thank out families for supporting the students by sharing experiences of events, both positive and disruptive, that have affected their communities. This kind of direct research is invaluable for us.

BTS Meeting G1

Mr. Paul, Ms. June, Mr. Gerry and all the G1 staff are looking forward to meeting with parents on Monday 7th September. The meeting takes place from 8AM in the school auditorium and we are all asked to follow the codes of behaviour for social distancing requirements at this event.

Messages and letters from admin

Just a  reminder to all our returning families, you should by now have reviewed and completed the family address form, the health update form, the PYP ICT agreement and the school bus agreement (if applicable). If you haven’t already done so, please go to https://sea.kis.ac.th to complete as soon as possible.

Parent Update from the HOS – Sep 4

Upcoming dates to remember

Back to School Meeting G1 Monday 7th September 8AM School auditorium
PD Day Thursday 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students.)
September break  Friday 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences September 28th to October 2nd

 

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#Week 4 31st August – 4th September

Here are the students who are members of the current G1 at KIS including some who are joining us remotely at the moment.

 

Please note that school is open for classes on Friday 4th and Monday 7th September and is not a holiday.

Arrival at school in the morning

Students should remain downstairs until the bell rings at 7:50AM and staff come to collect them from the playground. Bags should not be taken up to the cubbies before this time. All G1 students can leave their bags on the walkway, away from the stairs to collect when they line up. On rainy days they will be given access to the school. Bags should not be placed on tables in the atrium as these are designated for EY lunch and snack.

Spare masks

Students often need to change masks during the day, especially after lunch or playtime. Please place spare masks in bags in your child’s backpack and check if they need replacing regularly.

Home learning

We thank you for returning home learning books, library and reading books last Friday. They will be sent home again on Monday. Oxford Reading Tree levelled books and Reading AtoZ are both an expected part of our home learning routine even though this will not be written every week on the home learning task sheet. Please help our child to read regularly using these reading resources. Home learning is also posted here in the relevant section.

Letters from Admin

Parent Update from the HOS – Aug 28

PS Parent Letter 28082020

KIS International School Mail – Primary Parents – Sport and After School Program Information

 

Upcoming dates to remember

Back to School Meeting G1 Monday 7th September 8AM School auditorium
PD Day Thursday 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students.)
September break  Friday 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences September 28th to October 2nd

 

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#Week 3 24th – 28th August 2020

Our second week went well, with group A and B of each class meeting together successfully for 3 days, taking up the timetable in their groups for Art/ Library and Music/ICT. All students and staff have worked carefully to maintain the new social distancing protocols at all times. Grade 1 classes have accepted the changes with flexibility and care. Here are a few examples of life in G1 with social distancing:

 

Home learning, reading and library books

G1 students will take home 2 reading books, 2 library books and home learning books on Monday 24th August. All the books are due back on Friday each week. New books will be sent home each Monday.

Home learning is explained in the book  on the hard copy that is sent home each week and will be posted on the homework page on the sidebar of the class blog. It has a mix of MUST DO and optional activities to do with your child. Some of the homework will incorporate using Seesaw and other online platforms, such as Reading AtoZ and the task will be explained on the homework. Your child has been using those platforms in school in order to be able to complete activities independently and you will find them posted under home learning. Please complete only home learning tasks at home. Other activities are for class work.

Back to school meeting

The meeting will be held on Monday 7th September at 8AM in the school auditorium. Mr. Paul, followed by Ms. June and Mr. Gerry will speak to parents before the class teachers make their presentation and answer questions.

Arrival in the morning

Morning routine is starting to return to a more normal pattern. Students may go out to the EY playground in the morning. Classes will be picked up by G1 staff from their usual line-up spot at 7:50AM.

Dismissal

Please sign out G1 students on the sign-out sheets which are located on the G1 cubbies on the 3rd floor.

Portraits, family and passion photos

Please upload the photos on Seesaw under the three separate activities. We wish to use the photographs to personalise the G1 classrooms and develop our community.

Dates to remember

Back to School Meeting G1 Monday 7th September 8AM School auditorium
PD Day Thursday 24th September (NO SCHOOL for students.)
September break  Friday 25th September (NO CLASSES)
PYP Parent Teacher Conferences September 28th to October 2nd

 

 

 

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Settling in to routines

We are happy to say that staff, parents and especially our wonderful students are settling into new routines which have run more smoothly on our second round. Wednesday will be an important day as that is when we will come together as a whole class for the first time. Here are a few updates on organisation that will benefit G1 from what we have noticed as the days have progressed and as we introduce new routines to you and your child. Please read through as some have changed significantly due to the regulations we are currently operating under.

Birthdays in G1

Please arrange the date on which you wish to bring cakes with the class teacher in advance. We can only serve individual cakes which will be shared in the classroom at snack time. You can bring cakes for all three classes but they will be shared in separate rooms. Only parents can attend to share the celebration; no siblings will be allowed to come.

The school library still welcomes donations of books on birthdays and this is a special and long lasting way to celebrate your child’s birthday.

Masks

Please send some spare masks in a ziplock bag and keep it in your child’s backpack as some have been lost or broken and we need to have masks at all times.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on Mondays and returned on Fridays. On Mondays you will receive a homework bag that will include a hard copy of the homework, Oxford Reading Tree home reading books and library books that your child has selected from the library. This process will start next week. For this week homework will be to complete the three photo tasks that have been posted on Seesaw.

Seesaw and RaZ Kids

You should have received a letter with details about accessing Seesaw and RaZ Kids from home in your child’s cubby or backpack. We will be using Seesaw for homework this week, as mentioned above, in order to collect information from families and to get to know each other. Both platforms will be important if the school needs to close and we want your children to use both sites to practice skills at home as well as school.

Accessing G1

G1 is accessed from the door at the top of the G1 staircase as we do not use the door that is near the elevator. This is important for the flow of the KIS community.

We thank you for your support and commitment to working for the welfare of the KIS community.

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Welcome to 2020-21

Dear G1 students and families,

We hope that you are all well and have enjoyed a relaxing summer break and are ready for the return back to school this week.

We would firstly like to take this opportunity to welcome all families back to KIS and are looking forward to meeting you all over the next few days. Mr. Danny will be at the classroom cubbies on the 3rd floor to give directions for entry to the classroom on your initial days as we introduce new routines.

Information about resources that need to be sent to school are listed in the welcome letter below along with requirements for PE on Thursday and Friday.

We will see you soon and begin our journey through G1 together.

Welcome to G1

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