Sorting Out

Thank you again to the parents who spent their time with us last week. We love having you!

Last week, we began to sort out the information we have on shapes, space, building, and design. We worked on math and reading end of year goals, our UOI unit summative assessment, drawing and painting 3D shapes, as well as preparing for Student Led Conferences! We also had a House Challenge where we got into teams to design our learning space. It was a lot of fun!

 

This week, we will practice being the leaders for our conferences. We will practice looking through our portfolios, leading math games, and explaining The Three Little Pigs house challenge.

Reminders

May 28-30th KIS will be hosting a book fair! Come add to your home book collection and check out some new titles.

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May 30th is Book Character Dress Up Day! Choose your favorite book character and celebrate reading. See the flyer for more information!

End of Year Dates 

Please see the attached letter and flyer from Ms. June  regarding end of year dates, celebrations, and assemblies.

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Have a happy week! – The Grade 1 Team

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Finding Out, Continued

Thank you again to our Friday parent volunteers. We love having you in the classroom to stay connected with our learning. Don’t forget, you can still sign up for a spot! Follow the link to sign up.

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Last week, we continued to find out about spaces and structures all around us. We tested our houses from The Three Little Pigs challenge, worked on art, and finished our writing. It was a busy and fun week!

 

This week, we will begin to think about our summative assessment for this unit. Students will be asked to create a structure that fits with our KIS motto, Knowledge Inspiration and Spirit. We will begin to discuss what that might look like and how we will create our structures.

Reminders 

Homework is on a two week cycle. Students will bring their homework books back today (Monday May 14) and complete additional tasks from the grid. Please return again on Friday May 18.

Have a happy week!

-The G1 Team

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Finding Out

Thank you to parents who attended the Parent Forum on Friday morning. We hope it was informative and all of your questions were answered. Also thank you to our first set of parent volunteers who spent time with us Friday morning! We appreciate your time and support. Please remember that you can sign up at anytime through the link. 

Parent Volunteers

Last week, we began a rotation to help students experience different aspects of our central idea: People design and build structures for a variety of purposes. Students began a STEM challenge with Mr. John where they are asked to design and build a house for characters of the familiar story The Three Little Pigs. Students were put into teams and discussed what items their house should have to withstand wind, water, and weight.The goal is to design and build a structure that would stay intact and protect the little pigs inside of it.

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We will tests the houses later this week!

Students have also been working hard on writing for a specific purpose. Last week, Ms. Helen worked with all students on writing a persuasive letter. This writing will help students plan, revise, and publish writing while also asking them to think about things they want to see at school. This will help support students when they reach their summative assessment and are asked to design a new school structure.

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Ms. Lindsay worked with students last week to learn about painting techniques. Students worked on using appropriate, real life colors for their setting and practiced holding a paintbrush the correct way. Blending and mixing colors was also a key focus, as was identifying different types of paint and knowing how to use each type.

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Once the sunset backgrounds were finished, we discussed different city skyline and unique shapes of buildings. Students then traced shapes or drew their own to make a skyline. They then cut it out and glued it onto their sunset. Students will add windows to their buildings as we begin to discussed arrays and repeated addition. Stay tuned for the final product!

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This week, we will continue to focus on design and purpose of architecture. We will continue to build and create as we finish Mr. John’s STEM challenge, use iPads to research and study unique buildings, revise and edit our writing, and continue to work on our art technique.

Reminders

KIS International School Action and Service Raffle is happening now!

Bring in 50 baht to donate to the Central Thai Mission and be entered to win two tickets to the Ramayana Water Park.

Students can bring 50 baht into their teacher throughout this week and be entered into the raffle. There is no limit to how much you can give.

Help a wonderful cause and win a chance for tickets to a fantastic water park!

No school on Tuesday May 29.

Student Lead Conferences will take place that day. 

More information to come soon!

Have a happy week!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Primary Parent Forum

 

This Friday, May 4th from 8:00 to 9:00, parents are invited to attend a forum hosted by Ms. June in the AP room.

We hope you can make it!

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Parent Volunteers

Dear Parents and Carers of G1,

Following on from the G1 Coffee morning this month, we will open time slots for parents to visit G1. Each time slot will have room for three parents for each class – 1A, 1B and 1C in order for the comfort of the students to be maintained. You are invited to come in with your child at 7:50AM and stay with them until 9:40AM, when we go for snack. If you need to leave before 9:40 that is fine – you do not need to stay for the full period.

In this time, you will work along with your child to see how the unit is developing in class, as well as experiencing other subjects and activities in school.

The sign up document can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. Please fill in your own, or your child’s name in the document. If you can not make the appointment, let us know or delete your name so that someone else can sign in.

If you have questions about the visits, please see Ms. Helen in G1.

 

G1 Parent Volunteer Sign Up

 

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Finding Out

Last week, we continued our work with recognizing shapes and using them in our learning. We went on a walk around school to find different shapes and sketch how they look.

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We have also been continuing to practice our preposition words during literacy centers.

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Other skills we have been practicing include listening, self-management, and following multi-step directions. We have been independently working through centers with iPads, building structures with Lego and blocks, creating 2D and 3D shapes with clay, and using books to draw buildings from around the world.

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This week, we will continue to observe our school structures and learn more about them. We will continue and finish our school walks, continue to make items with 3D recyclables, and begin to discuss what knowledge, inspiration, and spirit mean in the KIS family.

Reminders

No school Tuesday, May 1.

Have a happy week! – The Grade 1 Team

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Holiday Camp

Looking for something to keep your child learning and having fun this holiday break?

Look no further than KIS!

KIS Holiday Camp is June 18 to July 6. The camp offers 2 exciting programs for children ages 3-4 and 5-8 years old. During this camp, children will develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures away from home.

KIS Holiday Camp provides a safe environment where children gain self-confidence while learning new skills. 

The registration is open now! Early Bird rate is on offer until May 4th. Please contact kissummer@kis.ac.th for further information.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Grade 1 students on their way to Grade 2.

Please see flyer for more information!

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Tuning In

Thank you parents for participating in our coffee meeting. We loved having you and hope your visit was informative and fun!

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Last week, we got back to our routines and talked about how to be respectful and responsible as Grade 1 students. We also discussed what a learner looks like, and actions we can take to grow our brains.

This week, we will continue to tune in into our new unit, exploring shape and space all around us. Through new vocabulary, building, and exploring, we will discover the why and how of spatial design. Please help your child at home by having discussions of construction or other changes in your neighborhood, as well as homework in our yellow books.

Reminders

Tuesday April 24 is our Class Picture Day. Please read the letter from SEA regarding specific time schedule, format, and ordering process.

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We hope you have a happy week!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Coffee Meeting

Dear Grade 1 parents,

You are invited to a coffee meeting hosted by the Grade 1 Team on

Friday April 20 from 8:00am to 9:40am. 

Please join us for exploration, play, and discussion. Some topics covered will include the PYP, inquiry, and Grade 1 specific learning.

We will post more information closer to the date.

Thank you!

-The Grade 1 Team

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Swim Gala

On the first Friday after Songkran break,

FRIDAY APRIL 20th, 

Grade 1 will be having a Swim Gala morning from 10:00am to 11:20am. Students will participate in various swim events at the pool with Mr. Vern, Mr. Max, Mr. Ben, and the G1 and G2 teacher teams.

Students need to bring swimming costume, towel, swim hat, water bottle, and should be wearing sunscreen!

It is also house shirt day, so please support your house team by wearing your shirt!

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On your mark, get set, SWIM!

See you after break!

– The G1 Team

 

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