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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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