We made it!

 

Dear G1 parents,

We’ve made it to the end of the year. We would like to especially thank you all for all your patience, adaptability and dedication during this challenging time. This will definitely be a year we will never forget, and we have been super lucky to have experienced it with you all. 

Take care, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in August!

G1 Team

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Summer StoryTime Live – every Monday at 10am

“Summer Story Time”

Each Monday during the holidays KIS Primary teachers will be reading their favourite stories. 

Connect on Zoom to hear a new story read live each Monday at 10 am (June 15th – August 3rd).

Zoom link; https://zoom.us/j/91096221090?pwd=VklzYjllWXNEdC9CcFAzMWhlRmphUT09″
storytime

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Home Reading OXFORD OWL resouce

Dear G1 Parents,
A letter recently went home regarding Oxford Owl. This online resource has a collection of eBooks at each ORT level (from 1 to 20) as well as different ORT series. Students can read ORT books online, practicing their reading skills throughout the summer. 
Check out Ms Lindsay’s blog for more information.  my blog.
Here is the login information for your reference: 
Grade:  G1   Login: g1kis Password: KIS1

Dear G1 Parents,

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Downloading your child’s Seesaw portfolio

Dear G1 parents,

Ms Lisa has created a Loom video to take you through the steps of downloading your child’s Seesaw Portfolio. 

https://www.loom.com/share/1cc09959ed194f919ba3ca457f04c95a  

Probably best to wait until all your child’s activities have been approved so you have everything. 

Best wishes,

G1 Team

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Week #38 Final Week – June 8th – 12th 2020

Dear G1 Parents,

Can you believe we’re heading into our  last week of school for this academic year?! We hope you all had a wonderful  weekend and found some time to relax. 

For our final week of zoom meetings, we thought it would be nice for all Grade 1 to have the chance to see each and chat with friends across the 3 classes. So we have organised  whole grade zooms for Tuesday onwards. Monday will be the final chance for the students to meet with their own class. For your convenience, all zooms will begin at 10:00 o’clock, with the exception of Friday because we are waiting to hear what time the talent show will finish before we can set the time.

Here is the schedule:

 Monday 10:00 – Zoom with your own class for a final time.

G1A:  https://zoom.us/j/96441179657

G1B: https://zoom.us/j/6078262842?pwd=K1o1WHNpTUJidG9wN3N2TWl6M29Mdz09

G1C:  https://zoom.us/j/96277863958?pwd=dFRmbGIyYktuN1prb2pIUndLNzIxUT09

Tuesday 10:00 all G1Pajama Party Zoom for all G1: https://zoom.us/j/97988372565

 Wednesday 10:00 all G1Picnic Brunch Zoom for all G1 at 12:00: https://zoom.us/j/96067495550

 Thursday 10:00 all G1 Kahoot Quiz for all G1: https://zoom.us/j/96653403489

Friday (awaiting confirmation of talent show time) – Funny Award presentations after the talent show for all G1: https://zoom.us/j/99309904761

Best wishes,

The Grade 1 Team

 

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Week #36 June 1st – 5th 2020

Dear G1 Parents,

Can you believe it’s the first day of June today and that we’re heading into our second to last week of school for this academic year! Hope you all had a wonderful  weekend and found some time to relax. This week is a short week due to Wednesday being a public holiday.

House Spirit Day

We loved seeing the KIS community engagement in our final house spirit day for the term on Friday. The wacky hairstyles were wonderful and very creative.

Kis Virtual Talent Show

Mr Chris has extended the deadline for talent show submissions until Thursday 4th. So you have 3 more days to submit videos. There are some amazing entries and it’s definitely going to be an amazing showcase of KIS spirit!

Links

Virtual Talent Show Site

Virtual Talent Show Folders

Parent. Letter. VTS

EY1-G1 Explorations Day Friday 5th June

PYP Exploration Day Info

Important Dates for your Diaries

G1 Coffee Meeting – Mondays @ 14:00 pm

  • HM Queen Suthida’s Birthday – Wed. 3rd June (NO SCHOOL)
  • Grade 5 Graduation – Thursday . 4th June  
  • EY1-G1 PYP Exploration Day – Fri. 5th June
  • Last Day of School (+ Talent Show) – Fri. 12th June

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Take care,

G1 Team

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Primary Town Hall Letter 27.05.20

Primary Town Hall letter_27052020

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Week #36 – May 25th – 29th 2020

Dear G1 Parents,

We hope you all had a great weekend and managed to find some time to relax and recharge your batteries.

Spirit Day 

Checkout the slideshow link below. 

Link: Spirit Day Slideshow

PYPX

Last Friday G5 got to showcase their amazing learning, based upon the central idea  ‘Self expression can empower people to create change’. This allowed students to make connections  with their own passions. The online platform was well received, generating a tremendous amount of support from the KIS community.  Awesome job G5!    

Link: PYPX

Zoom Update

Just a reminder that Zoom has made some additional safety and security updates. If you are prompted to add a password before joining any Zoom meetings (specialist, support and homeroom) please use KIS. We believe we have made all the changes required, but please bear with us if there are any small hiccups. Please contact Ms Kirsten kirsten.du@kis.ac.th if there are any issues with specialist zoom links.

After School Activities

Last week KIS After School Activities (ASA) was launched. To give our PYP community a boost in the last four weeks of term.  We hope the children will enjoy them and perhaps it gives some parents and carers a short break too! ASA will take place at 2:30 pm. The rooms will be closed for joining as from 2:35 pm.

Here is the link for these activities:  KIS Virtual ASA 2:30 Social Times

Dates for your diary

G1 Mini Coffee Meeting – Every Monday 2PM

HM Queen Suthida’s Birthday – Wed. 3rd June (NO SCHOOL)

(LGS) Virtual Field Trip Day – Fri. 5th June

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

G1 Team

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Week #35 – May 18th – 22nd 2020

Dear G1 Parents,

We hope you are all well rested after the weekend. Feeling more hopeful with the easing of  even more restrictions of the Nationwide lockdown!

ZOOM Etiquette

Please take a  look at the guidelines guidelines shown in the image below (click to enlarge), here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

Zoom video conference guidelines

– Students should be seated, either on a chair at a table/desk, or on the floor (preferably with their back to a wall)

– 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 (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 do these until they can do it independently.

– Please ensure that students eat either before their ZOOM meeting, or wait until it is over.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Grade 1 Team

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Week #34 – May 11th – 15th 2020

Dear G1 Parents,

We hope you are all well rested after the weekend.

Hopefully you were able to pick up your child’s work books and pencil cases last Thursday and Friday. Just to clarify the books collected are the students books that we were using in the classroom before the lockdown. There is no new work to be collected. Work will continue to be posted on Seesaw. Parents now have the option to complete Seesaw activities offline and then photograph the work and add the photo to the seesaw post (in any of the books that were collected from school or on any other paper that you may already have at home). In fact, some parents took the initiative to have their child complete the tasks offline already, and post photos of the work on Seesaw.

Parents and students now have the option to do whichever suits them best:

  1. A) Complete the Seesaw activity online

or

  1. B) Complete the Seesaw activity offline and then add a photo of the work to Seesaw.

Zoom has been updating all its privacy settings so the specialists teachers have had to update their Zoom accounts. You should have received an updated Zoom Schedule from your class teacher. Please bear with us, as over the coming weeks I am sure there will be some more changes. Best to use the Google Doc that we provided as this will be the most accurate. 

Best wishes,

Grade 1 Team

 

 

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