Red Bin Collection

Red BIns

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Red Bin Collection

Poster Competition

Please see the following from our PYP Coordinator about an inter-house poster competition.

Poster Competition

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Poster Competition

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We hope everyone enjoyed their 3-day weekend, and are ready for one last week before our October break!

Last week, we synthesized all of the information that we have been learning this unit – biomes, needs and wants, settlement patterns – and we created our own settlements within the biomes that we created using the virtual sandbox.

In math, we finished our maps that we created on a coordinate grid, and we finished writing the directions that would lead people around the map and to the hidden treasure.

In language arts, we continued to deepen our understanding of the use of descriptive language and began typing up our final products on the Chromebooks.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Reflection on what we learned and how well we did throughout the unit.

Math: Addition skills;  Introduction to collecting data and bar graphs.

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

.
UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday – Friday, October 16 -18 – Book Fair

Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25 – Autumn Break

Wednesday, October 30 – Diwali Performance, 8am

Friday, November 1 – Halloween celebration and costume dress-up

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Book Fair!!! October 16 – 18.

poster BF oct

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Book Fair!!! October 16 – 18.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Last week we began to make conclusions about what we have learned from human settlements in different biomes.

We discussed how their are certain similarities between different places where people have settled and where the major cities of the world are. The students began to understand the underlying connection between biomes, human needs, and the different things that are required for humans to survive in the world.

On Friday, we began planning the first stages of our final project for this unit. The students worked in pairs to create a biome which they then made into a physical reality using the virtual sandbox.


This week, the students will use the maps they created and will created a settlement and explain why they chose that location and biome and exactly how the needs of the settlement will be met from that location.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Going further with wants/needs/biomes to understand why people choose to live where they do.

Math: Addition skills;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.
UPCOMING DATES:

Monday, October 14, 2019 – No School.

Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25 – Autumn Break

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monday, October 7, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last week we all had a wonderful time on our field trip on Thursday (see previous blog post).

This week we will go further with our knowledge and try to understand settlement patterns and why people choose to live where they do.

We will then build upon this and the students will create their own worlds using the VR sandbox, and then they will choose where they want to start their own cities, and hopefully they’ll use the knowledge they’ve gained during this UOI to explain their reasoning.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI –Going further with wants/needs/biomes to understand why people choose to live where they do.

Math: Addition skills;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

UOI Settlements: Features and characteristics of Biomes

Grade 2 took a field trip to Sea Life, Paragon to explore different biomes. We saw animals that had adapted to the coral reef, rainforest, tundra and temperate forests, as well as the ocean. Here are a few memories of our trip.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on UOI Settlements: Features and characteristics of Biomes

Tuesday, September 24

We hope that everyone enjoyed enjoyed their 4-day weekend and came back to school feeling refreshed and excited to tune in to our UOI.

This week, we will have a field trip on Thursday. If possible, please wear your house shirts that day as it is easier to keep track of the students when we are in public.

In math this week, we are continuing to build a foundation for our addition skills. We will be trying Math Rockets, which hopefully can help some students get that little extra push that they need to memorize the basic addition facts.  For the UOI-related math, we will be designing our own maps with different biomes and landforms and the students will use coordinate points from the map to guide people to their hidden treasure.

In writing, the students will continue to write using descriptive words, as well as working on their long vowel sounds.

In reading, the students will continue to learn how to read factual books and how to note-take important facts.

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Sorting out what we know about biomes and people’s needs.

Math: Addition skills;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tuesday, September 24

ORT Reading home reading

Grade 2 will begin reading ORT books at home. Each student will be given 1-2 books in a reading folder, along with a focus. This focus will help develop skills to reach the next level in readers.

IMG_2264

The card included in the folder will explain how to assist their reading development. Conversations regarding the book can be in your home language.

Currently half of Grade 2 have received the folder. We are waiting on additional folders and hopefully everyone will have a folder by the end of next week. If your child did not receive a folder today, but you would like to begin reading ORT books at home, please contact Ms Lisa. Folders are to be returned the same day as homework on a Friday and new books will be sent home on a Monday

If you have any questions, please email lisa.di@kis.ac.th.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on ORT Reading home reading

Monday, September 16, 2019

This will be a short week, since we do not have class on Thursday and Friday. Thus, there won’t be any official homework. However, if students would like to stimulate their brains, they could do RAZ kids or IXL at home for fun.

This week was Dot Day.

dot_day_cropped

We celebrate Dot Day in honor of the story, The Dot, where  students explore the story’s powerful themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression.

This year, we had the students collect plastic bottle caps from home, which we used to make an art display.

Eventually, we will give these caps to Precious Plastic, who will use these caps to make art.

Here is a video showing what they do. It’s very inspirational and we hope that everyone uses the opportunity they provide to recycle their plastic tops.

 

This week, we are tuning into the difference between needing something and wanting something. We will then connect it to what we learned about biomes last week, and have students try to figure out how our needs could be met depending on which biome we live in.

In math, we are continuing to develop our foundation of understanding numbers by breaking them down, and figuring out different ways to make the same number. For example, 22 can be – 10 + 10 + 2.  or 10 + 12 ones.  Or 22 ones.

In writing, the students are finding out about new ways and words they can use to describe familiar objects.

In reading, we are working on developing strategies to read and understand non-fiction texts.

 

Learning Engagements for this week:

UOI – Sorting out what we know about biomes and people’s needs.

Math: Place value and ordering of numbers;  Map skills

Writing: Descriptive writing.

Reading: Finding information in non-fiction texts.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monday, September 16, 2019