Week #16 30th November – 4th December

We have started out third unit and have started to inquire into feelings and how they impact mindset. We thank our students’ families for supporting us by reflecting on how they relax and unwind in interviews on Seesaw. These reflections are a valuable tool to help us to start perceiving that developing an open mindset is a lifelong skill that we can all utilise.

This week will be special as our families are able to participate alongside us for Sports Day on 4th December at 8AM. Please join us on the main sports field and wear house colours. Students should wear house shirts, running shoes, caps for the sun and carry a water bottle.  As it is a holiday weekend, you may sign your child out early if you wish. Swimming will take place as usual for Class A and B. Class C will swim on Thursday.

The G1 class party will take place from 1PM to 2:30PM on 16th December. Numbers are limited for this event and you will hear further details about this from the Parent Reps in the next few days.

Messages and letters from admin

Holiday Gift Giving Poster

Parent Update from the HOS – Nov 27


Sports Day letter 2020


Upcoming dates to remember G1 Sports Day December 4th 8AM - 8:45AM Main sports field Remembrance of King Bhumipol's Birthday December 7th School closed Last day for tree donations 10th December PS Parent Forum December 11th 8AM Auditorium Hour of Code December 11th Atrium G1 Class Party December 16th 1PM - 2:30PM Half day for students December 18th School finishes 12PM
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G1 Sports Day

sports

On Friday December 4th 8AM – 8:45AM G1’s socially distanced Sports Day will take place on the main athletics field. Students should wear house shirts and running shoes on this day, as well as a cap to protect from the sun; a bottle of water will also be necessary.

Parents can attend this event as it will be held grade by grade to limit numbers. Please meet us on the field and wear house colours to support your team. In the case of inclement weather or air pollution the event will move to the large sports gym in the SS which can be accessed via the stairs next to the main entrance and car park.

As this is the start of a long weekend in Thailand, you may sign your child out early after the event has taken place.

We look forward to seeing you all.

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Week #15 23rd – 27th November

Last week, we wrapped up the second unit about the changes that we observe in nature. Thank you to all G1 families for helping us to reflect on our learning through Seesaw as a part of home learning tasks. We focussed on what kind of changes are observable  to draw together what had happened in the weeks we had been observing.

Some of the writing and reflection we did is displayed around the G1 classroom. Similarly, the work that we completed during Math Week is also on show. As access to the classroom is restricted at the moment, the slideshow below shows some of the work and thinking you can see in G1 presently.

This week, we are opening our third unit. The central ideas is – Mindset and self awareness can enhance personal growth. The lines of inquiry are –  Self Regulation, Self Development Strategies, Personal Growth. This week we will start unpacking what mindset is and also focus once again on Kelso’s choices as strategies to solve problems to help us maintain balance and a peaceful mind.

Late arrival

If your child arrives at school at 8:10AM or later, they should check in at the school office before making their way to the classroom in order to be checked in for attendance. This is to ensure the safety of your child as the class may not be in the room if they go straight to G1.  If you are dropping your child off at the door, please instruct them to go to the office immediately.

Gift giving

The school Christmas Tree has been put up and decorated in the atrium. The decorations on the tree, some of which were created by G1, have the names and wish lists from various societies and groups in the greater Bangkok area. If you would like to participate in gift giving, remove the decoration of the person you wish to give a present to and use the decoration as a tag for the present when you place it under the tree. This is an annual tradition at the school.  We thank you for your generosity in advance.

KIS face masksy in 

KIS face masks are still available as you can see in the flyer below.

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Messages and letters from admin

Parent Update from the HOS – Nov 20

Letter to parents 23112020

Upcoming dates to remember
House shirt day November 27th, last Friday in November
All about the PYP Parent Forum 27th November 8AM auditorium
G1 Sports Day December 4th 8AM - 8:45AM Main sports field
Rememberance of King Bhumipol's Birthday December 7th School closed
PS Parent Forum December 11th 8AM Auditorium
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Week #14 16th – 20th November

Our inspiration for Math Week last week was The Dot by Peter Reynolds. We used this to sponsor our creativity in math, creating mandalas which we then used to estimate and then count the number of dots that made up the mandalas. We looked at the patterns and symmetry in mandalas too.

We estimated in a number of ways and tried to find ways of being accurate about the number of items in the atrium and the G1 classroom. We were mad with math all week and integrated it into other areas of the curriculum such as literacy and art. It was a great week and we enjoyed seeing each other in our math outfits on Friday.

Here is a selection of photos from the week.

 

In the coming week we will round up the ‘Nature Changes’ unit . We are continue to look into different forms of measurement in math as well as recording observations as data.

Messages and letters from admin

Parent Update from the HOS – Nov 13

KIS-Mask-KEY1

Upcoming dates to remember
Diwali in the Primary School Atrium activities 17th November
All about PYP for GS parents November 20th 8AM Auditorium
PS Parent Forum December 11th 8AM Auditorium
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Math week mandalas

Math week is in full swing and the three classes have started creating mandalas. Here is a sample of mandalas created on Seesaw. When asked why a mandala is part of the mathematical world, the children say:

” It has patterns. We use and make different shapes. We used some measuring skills. There’s some symmetry in a mandala. We divided space up.”

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Week #13 9 -13th November

Last week, we continued to research an area of interest in the natural world as part of our UOI learning in alignment with our literacy work – researching using non-fiction texts, using key words, contents and index pages, asking questions and assessing if we were finding answers. Our current unit is coming to an end presently. Math work includes measuring, data collection and general number knowledge.

Math Week

This week is Math Week and you will start to see activities appearing in the atrium, on Seesaw and in the classroom. We want everyone to see that math is everywhere. Remember that Friday 13th November is come dressed as an area of math day. Your child should help to create something to wear that reflects an area of math as part of their home learning assignment this week.

Student devices

Students should not bring devices to school. This includes phones and the watch version of a phone/camera/GPS. These items will be confiscated and taken to Ms. June’s office  to be picked up by a parent with their child.

Messages and letters from admin

PS Parent Letter 06112020

Parent Update from the HOS – Nov 6

HOS Coffee Meeting November 2nd.

Upcoming dates to remember
Math Week 9th - 13th November
Dress as math day Wear spots, stripes, patterns, shapes - November 13th
All about PYP for GS parents November 20th 8AM Auditorium
PS Parent Forum December 11th 8AM Auditorium

 

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Week # 12 2nd – 6th November

Last week was a busy week with Loy Krathong and Halloween celebrations taking up the last two days.

In UoI we continued to make observations of nature, ask questions and start to find answers to what we we wanted to know. In literacy, we wrote and declared facts from out reading and videos and other sources of information. In mathematics we continue to collect date, measure and basic number skills that support us in our daily lives such as skip counting in 10s and 5s.

Next week in Math Week for all PYP and there will be a focus on being created with math and discovering it all around us. On Friday 13th we will dress in patterns, stripes, plus signs or anything mathematical you can find.

Math Week 2020 (3)

Letters and messages from admin

Parent Update from the HOS – Oct 30

 

 

Upcoming dates to remember
Head of School Coffee Meeting November 2nd 8-9AM Change of venue - Event
 Hall 2 on 4th floor of the Art and Design Centre
PYP Parent Forum November 6th 8AM Auditorium
Math Week 9th - 13th November
Dress as math day Wear spots, stripes, patterns, shapes - November 13th
All about PYP for GS parents November 20th 8AM Auditorium
PS PArent Forum December 11th 8AM Auditorium






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Halloween in G1 2020

Thank you to everyone who dressed up today, to KISPA for our treats and the G4 and 5 for the fun entertainment.

Here’s a few snapshots of the day.

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Loy Krathong in G1 2020

The students and teachers in G1 wish you luck and happiness for the coming year.

On Thursday, we enjoyed wearing clothes that were not uniform and enjoyed being creative making our krathongs. Here are some photos of the day.

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Swimming cancelled Friday 30th October

As the Halloween parade will take place at G1 swimming times, there will be no swimming session for G1 on 30th October. There will be a collaborative grade PE session to replace the swimming lesson. Please send PE uniform in your child’s bag if their costume is too tricky to run or be active in and ensure that your child has shoes that are safe to run in.

Thank you for your support.

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