G1 update 22nd October

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Term 1 Week 11

Halloween

Next week we will celebrate Halloween. On Thursday we will have a special zoom with Grade 2 during our 9.50 small group zoom times and Friday an optional themed activities day with a choice board. We would love to see your children dressed up for Halloween to help make it an enjoyable day.

Literacy

Literacy will focus on developing endurance in writing. Writing will review our inquiry observations in Week 10, Halloween and Loy Kratong. Reading we will look at how we select a book on the same subject.

Inquiry

Our inquiry will now move on to explore the concept of ‘The Laws of the Natural World’. For the purpose of our inquiry we will investigate Night/Day – Weather – Growing. What the Law actually means and how it affects change and the Natural World generally.

Maths

Weighing mass will be introduced. Students will also look at information tables and share facts about information presented, combining measurement and data handling skills. We will reflect on new knowledge at the end of the week. November’s Daily Data book is attached – students can either use the pages in Seesaw or print the first 5 days to complete off line before we go back into school.

Small Groups

Small Groups Changes

All classes – Thursday 9.50am Zoom will be with Ms Helen and Grade 2

G1A no changes

G1B Monday reading group will move to Thursday 8.50am (Due to holiday)

G1C Monday Reading Group will move to join the Wednesday group at 12.40pm.

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Daily Data T1 2021-22 November

G1 Weekly Plan W11 T1 October 25 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) (2)

G1 Student Council Action

Next week, see activities suggested by our active Student Council group to celebrate and enjoy Halloween included. Following on from this week’s Halloween characters, teachers have incorporated haunted houses, word searches, spooky story telling , quizzes and games and possibly meetups into next week’s plan. We strive to listen to the suggestions and questions of our students and are happy to see that they are taking some ownership of what happens in the community.

The G1 students also made a video to encourage their classmates to take part in Pinktober.

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Upcoming dates

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

6th December In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol’s Birthday  (school and office closed)

17th December last day of Term 1

20th Dec. – 7th Jan. December Break

 

 

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Update from the Head of School

Here is an important message from Mr. Paul for 20th October.

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G1 update 8th October

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Term 1 Week 10 18th-22nd October

Passion Time & Story Time 

Passion time with Ms Cha will be scary portraits ready for Halloween. Ms Nong will be leading story time. 

Inquiry

This week students will be exploring how we can observe change in ‘The Natural World’. For their activity posts students require a little adult support with words to help them explain their observations. Please support if necessary but only with certain words. If your child is not able to observe and identify any change they should post that. 

Maths

We will continue measurement by sorting into different methods of measuring and practice with items at home and through IXL. New vocabulary about measuring will be introduced – it is likely that your child may guess the meaning initially, and that is an important part of the inquiry process. We will continue to use addition and subtraction skills to solve problems about capacity.

Language

Reading will focus on reading new words using the karate chop, base words and illustrations. Writing we will explore how to add more information using adjectives.

G1 W10 T1 Week 10 – Mr Smith guest speaker Thursday

G1 Weekly Plan W10 T1 October 18 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents)

Guest Speaker

We will have a visit from a wildlife photographer who will talk about how nature affects the way he takes photographs.

After school clubs

After school clubs start after the break. Here is the list of the days and times of available clubs. Sign up is here:

After School Sign Up

Primary Clubs Slideshow – 2021

 This week in grade one:

Passion Time was all about icecream and we used our measuring skills to make a batch of icecream on Wednesday. See us at work here:

We are continuing to measure and chose what kind of measuring we wanted to do and devised a way to record our measurements.

We have looked at the natural world around our homes and shared what we have found with each other.

 

We have started to explore writing strong introductions in writing, as you see below.

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G1’s Student Council group is active and planning for Halloween. They wrote an email to the G1 staff team to ask forhelp in planning activities in to Passion, Story and Kahoot Times. They used their strong introduction skills to persuade teachers to help.

Dear wonderful G1 teachers,

Halloween will be coming soon after the holiday. We would like to have a fun few days for Halloween. Do you think we could put some of these activities in Passion Time, Kahoot time and Story Time? We know that you are all good at creating  things so we are asking for your help.
These are the ideas we have that we would like to try:

Video games – kahoots and quizzes – a scary one – Halloween,Scary story time,Games – treasure hunt/hangman,Games with other grades,Dance parties,Halloween crafts,Halloween drawing

Thank you for reading and have a nice day,
G1 Student Council Group

As we hold KIS core values at the centre of our commitment to our community, the teachers have replied with equal enthusiasm.

 

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Next week is a school holiday. We wish you all a restful week to regain energy and enjoy time together. See you on 18th October!

The G1 team.

 

Upcoming dates

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 11th – Friday 15th October: October Break

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

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G1 update 1st October

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Term 1 Week 9 4th- 8th October

Parent Helpdesk

Due to a low need for the weekly parent help desk on Monday we will suspend the meetings until there are changes to our learning environment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your classroom teacher directly.

Passion Time & Story Time Changes

Passion time will now be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 1.45pm

Storytime will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2.15pm

Inquiry

This week students will continue to tune into ‘The Natural World’. They will be sourcing Artifacts, identifying areas of interest and asked to pose questions that will support us to explore student areas of interest.

Maths

We will continue to explore measurement using inquiry, by asking questions, observing and sharing the children’s own ideas about how to measure in a way of their choice. We will also explore subtraction, as well as using addition and subtraction to solve problems. We are encouraging students to be risk-takers and share thinking and ideas and explain rather than be correct.

Language

In reading we will be looking at finding facts in our reading and in writing continuing to look at fact and fiction. This concept of facts and fiction can be very difficult sometimes as there are often ‘grey’ areas. We have introduced Literacy Planet to offer additional learning opportunities in language development.

Groups

CHANGE: G1A Wednesday reading groups – Fire 12 PM Air 12:40 PM

G1 Weekly Plan W9 T1 October 4 2021

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) (1)

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This week in G1

We are tuning into our new unit about observing change in the natural world by thinking baout what the natural world is. That was the initial quesiton for this unit about how the world works. On Thursday we went looked around our homes to see where the natural world is visible.

 

We wrote our non fiction factual writing this week and started to create an introduction page. Here is a very small sample of our writing.

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In maths we were inquiring into what measurement is and collecting artifacts around our houses. Here is one post that shows this:

It has been a fulfilling week in which we have seen our students asks questions, take risks in developing their own learning by theorising what they think they understand and thinking about thinking.

We are proud of our community’s commitment to each other to grow and change together. We thank our families for their continual support and flexibility.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The G1 Team

Ms. Lisa, Mr. Ashley, Mr. Danny, Ms. Nong, Ms. Cha, Ms. Ploy and Ms. Helen

Upcoming dates to remember

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 11th – Friday 15th October: October Break

Monday 25th October: Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

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Counsellor information

Here is the link for information and contact to our Primary School Counsellor Blog:

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

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G1 Update 24th September

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Next week in G1 W8 T1 27th September – 1st October

Thank you for joining us for Parent / Teacher conferences today. We are loving that with COVID, we are able to meet with families more often online, allowing opportunities to get to know our community better.

Inquiry

This week we begin our new inquiry ‘The Natural World changes in observable ways’. We will be tuning in to what we think the Natural World is and what it means to us all. On Monday please be aware that if your child doesn’t know what the actual vocabulary ‘Natural World’ means or hasn’t got any connections or idea of the concept of the Natural World please let them post this. Parents don’t need to explain it first.

Language

In Reading we will continue exploring text features of non-fiction books and in writing how to plan for non-fiction writing. Lots of practicing to gain confidence is writing (please do not worry about spelling).

Maths

We will start to explore forms of measurement by thinking about what we already know – sharing what we think and finding artifacts that reflect measurement in the real world. SImilarly to Inquiry work, it is not necessary for G1 students to display a clear understanding and questions can be posted too. We will also start adding single digit numbers to double digit numbers in different ways and end the week with inquiry into how numbers get their names.

Reading / Small groups

Class A please check the changes in all reading groups in the table that has been sent out.

G1 W8 T1 Week 8 Resources

G1 Weekly Plan W8 T1 September 27 2021 (1)

Grade 1 Timetable Links (Parents) W8

This week in G1

In literacy we started exploring non-fiction, starting by asking what non-fiction could be. We then looked at fact and opinions and have seed ideas for non-fictional writing in which we have planned four facts that we will detail.

In maths we contiued to organise ways to count. Here is an example of what we did:

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For the end of our current unit of inquiry – HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES – we created our own community and an event that affected that community.

 

On Friday it was house day and here are some of the house challenges we submitted.

Upcoming dates to remember

28th September KISPA PS Class Rep meeting

October KISPA Pinktober

Monday 11th – Friday 15th October – October Break

Monday 25th October – Chulalongkorn Day  (school and office closed)

4th November KISPA Diwali

 

 

 

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International Peace Day

On Tuesday 21st September we reflected in KIS about what peace means to us.

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Grade 1 made cranes after reading about Sadako in Hiroshima. We will bring them to school once we return to campus.

 

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G1 update 15th September

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Next week in G1

Term 1 Week 7

Week 7 Schedule

Please note that next week is a 4 day week (Monday – Thursday) for Grade 1 learning. Friday will be an off schedule day celebrating KIS houses (Naga, Hanuman, Tosakan and Erawan).

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_G1 Weekly Plan W7 T1 September 20 2021

Parent Conferences

Parent conferences will take place on Friday 24th September. Please sign up with your child’s name on the document that will be sent out. If you cannot make one of the times please mail the class teacher to arrange an alternative slot.

Class A Sign-up

Class B Sign-up

Class C Sign-up

Parent Teacher Conferences 2021

Language

We will be introducing non-fiction reading and writing.These skills will support their investigations in our new inquiry of Nature Changes.

Math

We will be counting groups of toys or maths resources by making groups of 10 and filling a table with totals. We will introduce odd and even by grouping in pairs or two equal groups to understand that concept.

Inquiry

Next week we will be using a number of different engagements to assess student understanding of our inquiry. During Seesaw engagements if your child has a lot of connections but it is taking time for them to write them please scribe their ideas. We want to assess understanding, not writing in this instance.

Reading / Small groups

The list and timings of the groups has been sent via email. Please contact the class teacher if you have not received the update.

  • Class A no changes to groups times or students
  • Class B no changes to groups times or students
  • Class C no changes to groups times or students

This week in G1

It was a short but very busy week. Everyone was involved in flight checks and story writing as well as reflecting about ISH written by Peter Reynolds, thinking about the affect that Marisol had on Ramon’s mindset. We wrote our stories and did a self reflection about how we felt we had done. As you can tell, reflection is a huge part of our thinking in G1, for both adults and students.

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Happily, in a great connection, Dot Day fell on the 15th. As THE DOT was also written by Peter Reynolds it was an exciting week for us.

Upcoming dates to remember

24th September Parent/Teacher Confereences

24th September House Activity Day

24th September HOS Parent Coffee Meeting

28th September KISPA PS Class Rep meeting

October KISPA Pinktober

4th November KISPA Diwali

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G1 update 10th September

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The week ahead in G1

Term 1 Week 6

Week 6 Schedule

Please note that next week is a 3 day week (Monday – Wednesday). Due to the reduced week the following zoom calls have changed:

  • Class A no changes to groups times or students
  • Class B elephant reading group (Thursday) will be Monday 8.50am (Week 6 only)
  • Class C Communicator/ Balanced (Thursday) will be Tuesday 12.40pm (Week 6 only)
  • No student council on Thursday (Week 6 only)

Maths

We will continue to count larger groups of objects by sorting on to groups of 10s. Your child can practice this at home with smaller toys like LEGO. Daily Date is ongoing. There will be some further work on number lines to 50. A choice board will be available from Friday 10th that is optional inquiry work for your child. 

 

Literacy

Our assessment this week will be reading. Students will record their reading using RAZ Kids. This will be the only reading learning engagement next week. Writing will focus on writing a story using plans created in week 5.

Inquiry

This week we will be researching the change and causation of change in the story ‘Ish’ By Peter. H Reynolds. Students will be asked to read the story and reflect on their perspectives during their small group interactions with their teacher.

G1 W6 T1 Week 6  Resources needed

G1 Weekly Plan W6 T1 September 13 2021

 

This week in G1 – 6th – 10th September

In writing, it has been all about narrative stories. We have been learning how to grow seed ideas and choose one that we wish to work on. We have then planned beginnings, middles and ends and tried to furnish more details before writing.

Here are a few samples of our story plans:

 

Inquiry has moved to considering changes firstly in a story about a lynx in the forest, next through a video about deforestation and finally by considering the evolution of Earth through a non-fiction text. This reflects a range of ways of researching, as well as leading our students to consider and share their viewpoint. Here is a sample of the ways in which students responded:

 

In maths, the students have been busy with assessment activities. Once again, Ms. Helen needed support to be able to organise her counting. The students helped her organise marbles into subsets to help her count. We can see that students are connecting ideas and finding their own recording systems – tally marks, colour coding, checking off and other methods for counting accurately. See their suggestions below:

 

And it’s not all about work! G1 were so enthusiastic about Student Council that 11 people applied to be reps. In order to support each other in being heard and creating a caring and inclusive community (a core value at KIS), those candidates met to organise info for our 3 reps to take to the first meeting. Here is the question the students are asking this week:

Student G1 survey for Council

We also changed Helpdesk to Passion Time this week. Another core value, and one we treasure, is to nurture passion in self and others. Ms. Nong shared her passion for printing and art this week. Look at the glorious creations that were shared:

 

We wish our families and G1 community a happy weekend away from devices to renew our energy. Thank you for your commitment and support this week.

The G1 team.

Dates to Remember:

16th and 17th September School Holiday
24th September Parent / Teacher Conferences 
24th September HOS Parent Coffee
28 September KISPA PS Class Rep Meeting 
October – KISPA Pinktober
4 November KISPA Diwali
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Back To School Coffee Meeting 6th September

It was our pleasure to meet you all today. Thank you for such a great turnout – helping us to create a caring and inclusive community – we are always here to support you.

Here is the information that was provided during the meeting.

Grade 1 Back to School 2021

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