Have a Wonderful Summer!

We all deserve a good rest over the summer but don’t forget that you can always use your school gmail to log in to IXL diagnostic (Guide if you need reminding) and your RAZ kids and Epic access will continue over the summer too. Epic is only available from 8am – 3pm.

Holiday Learning –

The library has a bunch of wonderful activities here  and here to keep you thinking and learning.

 

Here’s another exciting opportunity for you, a summer story time!

Monday Story Time

A message from Ms. Lindsay:

As we start our summer holiday, I’d like to share a few resources available to you.

If you follow this link you will arrive at our Summer Holidays Activities page. Here you will find the links to:

-Summer Story Time with Ms. Lisa (Mondays at 10am on Zoom, featuring special guest teachers each week)

-Library Fun with Ms. Lindsay

-Super Summer Sports with Mr. Ben

-Music, ICT, Art and more

Please take your time and explore! There are plenty of resources and activities to support our learning throughout this summer holiday. Don’t forget, you can also visit my webpage here and check out the parent resources section as well.

I hope you have a happy summer holiday!

-Ms. Lindsay
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We also have Tumblebooks which you might want to explore as well. Tumblebooks can be accessed through the Online Resources page of the library site.
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Most importantly, Miss Lindsay is in the process of finalizing a Summer Holiday Resource Site. Here’s the Summer Reading Adventure Camp on the library section of the summer learning site. Students will have free access to over 100 eBooks through the camp posted at the top of the page. The books and activities are fitting for all grades, with EY students
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Here is Week 1 & 2 of the biweekly camp. <— Please check it out! It’s awesome!!
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From all of us in the Grade 2 team, we thank you for all your support and enthusiasm and we look forward to seeing you around school in August.
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Summertime Story time Online

Monday Story Time

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Friday, June 4th, 2021

 

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

We made it to the final week of the school year, and the last week of this remote learning period. To all the parents who have spent time supporting your child for the past few months, thank you!! We know how difficult it can be. Here’s to one more enjoyable week, followed by a nice long break.

Attached to this post is our Weekly Overview for next week. For this final week we will be continuing with the Math and Literacy Choice Grids and choosing one math and two literacy activities to complete each day. For our unit of inquiry activities our students’ job is to complete their final end of unit visual and performing art pieces. When they are complete students will upload them to padlets that have been created for all the students to share their work together. Students will also complete a short reflection about their creative process.

Final Day of School: Next Friday will be our final day to celebrate as a class together. Each class will have their morning meeting together and then take some time to go to the padlet with all of the art pieces the students created. They will get a chance to view and comment on all of their classmates’ work, and view the KIS Talent Show entries. Afterwards we will come together as an entire grade level on a Zoom call at 11:00 am where teachers and students will get their chance to say goodbye and farewell for the summer. On the last day of school, parents will also get the chance to visit a website with examples of wonderful work from all of our KIS Grade levels, as well as Thai and Specialist classes.

Thanks again everyone! We hope you appreciate all the hard work and sacrifice that has gone into the remote learning your child has been doing this past few months. It hasn’t been easy, but we feel that all of our Grade 2 students have benefited from it and developed skills that will help them next year in Grade 3.

Have a wonderful summer break,

Jordan, Marc, John and your Grade 2 Teaching Team

Weekly Overview for June 7-11 (1)

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Virtual Talent Show

This is the information for our Virtual Talent Show.  Submissions are due by Friday, June 4th.

We will set up an online submission spot where it’ll be easy to upload your videos.

For now, just try to think of what you would like to share with the rest of our PYP community,

 

Talent show

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Week Commencing May 24, 2021

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

We hope you are doing well. Thanks as always for your support. It’s been a very fun week in Grade 2. We’ve enjoyed seeing all of the great work our students have done while inquiring into rhyming poetry, 3D shapes and drama. Today’s book day was also a lot of fun!

In the week ahead we have more fun learning experiences planned. Our students will be inquiring into the art forms of mime, street art and dance. They will also experiment with writing dialogues in script form, much like the ones they read this past week, and use their reading and thinking skills to solve word based math problems. It should be a good week!

Attached below is our regular weekly overview planning document. We hope you and your family have a safe and restful weekend.

Best regards,

Jordan, Marc, John and our Grade 2 teaching team.

 

Grade 2 Remote Learning Weekly Overview (1)

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Friday, May 21st – Book Day – Heroes and Superheroes

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We are celebrating books online this year. Our theme is to recognise not only superheroes in books and comics, but those around us. Heroes could be mums and dads, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, Moana, Else/ Ana, Superman, Batman, IronMan…

Students will not attend regular online classes, but instead live the life of a superhero through creative writing, books, music, art and movement. Your child will attend the zoom session based on their grade level.

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative hero costume for

  • one student per class and

  • two family group awards

for the most creative family photo of heroes. Photos can be uploaded into Padlet (link provided Monday 17th May) between Monday 17th-21st May. Don’t forget to include the book in the photograph and your child’s name and class.

The day will provide three opportunities to celebrate books and heroes.

  1. Students will begin the day online completing a creative writing task about Heroes and Superheroes. The task will be uploaded onto Seesaw or Google Classroom next Friday for students to complete.

  2. Following, students will be able to join the following zoom sessions based on their Grade level. (Links will sent next week)

  3. Listen to pre-recorded storytime with KIS teachers and staff.

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Weekly Update, May 14, 2021

 

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

Thanks for all your support again this week! It’s been another fun, busy and productive week of learning in Grade 2. Next week should be more of the same as our students will begin inquiring into 3D shapes, rhyming poetry, drama and more. Also next Friday will be our KIS PYP Book Day, which should be a lot of fun for all of our students.

Below is the Weekly Overview Planning Document for your reference. Please note the resources needed for some of the learning activities in your child’s specialist classes. Also attached is the print out for the 3D Shape nets that our students will be using in Math lessons at the start of the week. These printouts were included in the first take home pack in April, but in case they have been lost or used since then you can print these out at home if you have printer access.

Thanks again for all your support and feedback. If you have any questions about your child’s learning please feel free to email us. Also, look out for some Grade 2 content on KIS’s social media accounts soon. 😉

We hope you have a safe and restful weekend!

Best regards,

Jordan, Marc, John and the Grade 2 Teaching Team

 

Hero Book Day 2021

 

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Book Day – Heroes and Superheroe

On Friday 21st May, 2021

We are celebrating books online this year. Our theme is to recognise not only superheroes in books and comics, but those around us. Heroes could be mums and dads, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, Moana, Elsa/ Ana, Superman, Batman, IronMan…

Students will not attend regular online classes, but instead live the life of a superhero through creative writing, books, music, art and movement. Your child will attend the zoom session based on their grade level. More detailed information has been sent via email and we will communicate this again with students before Friday.

 

3DNets Grade 2 Remote Learning Weekly Overview

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Weekly Update, May 7, 2021

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

We hope you and your family are well. Thanks as always for supporting your child’s remote learning!  It’s been a short, but productive week in Grade 2.  We have really enjoyed seeing how our students have inquired into the creative use of language, geometric shapes and visual art forms, and have been very impressed by all their hard work!  We look forward to another fun and interesting week of Grade 2 learning experiences. Please note in the overview that there are resources needed for music, art and PE lessons.
Next Wednesday, May 12th there will be a second resource pack pick up. The pick up will happen as it did last time. Please see emails from our school leadership for more details. Also, next week we will schedule a Grade 2 Parent Forum via Zoom for parents to meet with the Grade 2 Teaching Team and ask any questions that you might have, or pass on any useful feedback.  This optional Parent Forum will be scheduled for 11 am on Friday, May 14th.  A Zoom link will be emailed out that morning for those who might like to join.
We hope that you and your family have a safe and relaxing weekend. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email your child’s classroom teacher.
Best regards,
Jordan, Marc, John and the Grade 2 Teaching Team
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Friday, April 30, 2021

Dear Grade 2 Parents,

We hope you and your family are well. Thanks as always for your support during this remote learning period. We continue to be very pleased with all of the learning that the students are demonstrating and the high level of participation throughout the grade level.

This past week, the students seemed quite engaged with the different activities where they could express themselves, especially the symmetry art and the painting that they did with Ms. Cash. We were pleasantly surprised with the high level quality of the Acrostic Poems, and look forward to seeing what the students can produce when we begin exploring free verse poetry next week.

 

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Next week is a short week of school, but it should be another fun one, as our students will continue to inquire into how we express ourselves. Please see the Weekly Remote Learning Overview attached below for details about plans for our students’ learning next week.

Library

We are pleased to share that KIS Primary School Library is lending books that can be reserved. Orders must be submitted by 4:30PM on a Tuesday. If the book is available Ms. Lindsay will email a confirmation and pick up is between 7:30AM and 4:30 PM on Thursday.

You can search for available books here http://klibps.kis.ac.th, or click on Library Catalogue on the Library homepage.

The link to order books is below:

Library book request.

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We wish you a safe and restful weekend. We hope that you and your family enjoy a well-deserved four day break from remote learning. If you have any questions about your child or our remote learning program, please feel free to email your child’s classroom teacher.

Best regards,

Jordan, Marc, John and all of our Grade 2 Teaching Team

 

 

Weekly Remote Learning Overview May 5-7

 

 

 

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Dear Parents,

We hope that the first week of remote learning was not too stressful for everyone’s families, and that you enjoyed the activities that we made each day for the students.

In maths, we  tuned into what 2D shapes are, and then we had the students explain what they already knew about shapes. This will help transition into next week as we learn more about less common 2D shapes.

The holiday recount that we did throughout the week was a good example of how we want the writing process to work. The biggest difficulty at this age is for the students to understand that their planning of the story is just the bare bones, and that the actual narrative will be much more detailed as they try to expand on everything. We were quite pleased with how well the students were able to edit their own work and make improvements on Wednesday and Thursday.

In UOI, we are still tuning in to what art is, and why and how people make art. This was supported by the reading, and we will began creating our own works of art this Friday when we had the students create pictures using only shapes.

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We are so pleased to see the high level of participation and effort from our Grade 2 students! Attached below is the weekly overview of the learning your children will be taking part in for our four homeroom subject areas, and Thai and Specialist classes. We expect it will be a fun week in Grade 2, as our students will be sorting out some of the big ideas from our new unit, learning to read and use language in creative new ways, and continuing to build on their understanding of 2D shapes and other geometric concepts. For a review of this current week, pictures, and a more detailed version of our unit and weekly planning, please visit our KIS PYP Grade 2 blog.

One small addition for next week will be a dedicated student social time where students can use our Google Classroom Meets to catch up with their friends and have some time to socialize in a group. Times and details about this midday social time will be shared with students during the Classroom Morning Meetings next Monday. As always, if you have any questions about your child’s progress or our remote learning program please feel free to email your child’s classroom teacher. In the meantime, please stay safe and have a great weekend.

 

One thing of note – The students will be doing an art lesson with Miss Cash next week. They will need to have access to water color paints at home.

Grade 2 Remote Learning Weekly Plan April 26-30

 

Thanks again,

Jordan, Marc, John and the Grade 2 Teaching Team

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