Friday, October 22, 2021

 

Happy Friday!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful first week back. The students have done a great job getting back into the swing of things, and we are please with the high-level of work and thinking that that they are exhibiting.

We tuned into what ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ really mean, and then transitioned into human rights and the rights of children. Next week, we will be focusing on how our children’s responsibilities are connected to certain rights.

Ms. Lindsey read about Malala’s Magic Pencil during library time and some of the responses to it were quite amazing.

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In math, we are learning about different addition and subtraction strategies. After developing a strong foundation with these number skills, it should be easier for the students to transition to multiplication and division after the winter break.

 

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 11– October 25 – 29 – at this link.

Language – We will read a book about Malala and then develop a character profile for her.

Math – We will begin exploring different strategies for solving addition problems.

UOI – We will be finishing up our Who We Are unit and learning about our responsibilities as they pertain to our rights.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

What we will need for learning next week 25th Oct – 29 Oct 21

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Happy Friday!

We hope everyone has had as much fun with this Unit as we have had. The students seemed quite engaged by the various digital media tools that we explored, and we could see the improvement in their writing from the initial assessment when compared with what they wrote last week.

It’s quite impressive how creative many of the students were when using digital tools to share their narrative stories in a new format, and we will be sharing these with you soon after the break.

Below is information for the next couple of weeks. We hope everyone has a wonderful autumn break and comes back refreshed and ready to go on October 18th!.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 10– October 18 – 22 – at this link.

Language – We will be writing our holiday recount and focusing on grammatical rules.

Math – We will begin exploring different strategies for solving addition problems.

UOI – We will be finishing up our Who We Are unit for the first two weeks back.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

What we will need for learning next week 18th -22nd October8,

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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Friday, September 24, 2021

 

This week has been a big step forward for many of our students where they began to put together the different things that we have been working on during this unit to create their own pieces of work.a

We asked the students to share their passion with us by choosing a digital tool, and then thinking about the audience who they want to connect with. A lot of the students amazed us with some of the things they shared.

 

Get Epic Hours

We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 6 – September 27 – October 1 – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – We will be starting our narrative writing which will continue for the next week and a half.

Math – We will focus on rounding and greater than/less than.

UOI – We will focusing on how to choose the correct digital tool and way of communication depending on the intended audience.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

What we will need for learning next week 27th -30th Sept

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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September 17, 2021

We hope everyone has enjoyed the short week and is looking to having a few days off.

Here is some amazing work that are students created for Dot Day!

 

Narrative Writing Assessment Feedback

All of the students who have submitted the Three Pigs narrative writing will be receiving a rubric and a video with feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. We will be using these as a guide to help the students focus on where they need to improve and where they are excelling and could possibly help other students to improve.

Parent-Teacher Conference – Friday – September 24, 2021

We will be having our first round of parent- teacher conferences next Friday, September 24th. The sign-up links will be sent out in the parent email from Ms. Jen.

Please try to sign up for a 15-minute block on that day. If you cannot make it, please email the homeroom teacher and let them know when you will be available.

Students will still have class on Friday, September 24th. They will have a House Day with numerous activities scheduled by our specialist teachers.

Get Epic Hours

We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.

 

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 6 – September 13-17  – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – We will be learning how to “show, not tell” when describing characters and what they are doing or how they are feeling.

Math – We will continue to focus on building our foundational number skills.

UOI – We will focusing on how to choose the correct digital tool and way of communication depending on the intended audience.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

 

 

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

What we will need for learning next week 20th – 24th Sept 2021

 

 

 

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

 

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Friday, September 10, 2021

This past week we continued to find out more about the different digital media platforms that we can use to express ourselves. On Thursday, we again had a five teacher workshops where students could learn how to use a new digital tool

In math, we continued to build upon what we learned about patterns and began even and odd numbers. The students understanding seemed to grow from “even numbers are 2,4,6, 8” to even numbers can be divided in half into equal groups, while odd numbers will always have an extra one.

In language, we continued building the necessary foundation the students will need to write their own stories later in the unit. We focused on how to be more descriptive in our settings, and the students progressed from identifying adjectives and drawing a described setting to writing their own descriptive setting.

Here is some amazing work that are students created and shared using our new digital tools –

 

Online Behavior

In general, our students have been very responsible and respectful when writing online. We’ve noticed the students language and tone progressing to a more professional tone in their comments and messages. While there are still the occasional hiccups, we hope you take the time to ask you child about proper online communication and then praise them for doing so well.

Get Epic Hours

We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.

 

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 6 – September 13-17  – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – We will be learning how to “show, not tell” when describing characters and what they are doing or how they are feeling.

Math – We will continue to focus on building our foundational number skills.

UOI – We will focusing on how to choose the correct digital tool and way of communication depending on the intended audience.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

 

 

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

week 7 speciliasts

 

 

 

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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Friday, September 3, 2021

This past week we began tuning into to different digital media platforms that we can use to express ourselves. This culminated in five teacher-guided workshops where students learned how to use various digital tools. We will have a similar workshop next Thursday for students to learn how to use additional tools to express themselves..

In math, we continued to build upon what we learned about patterns and began focusing on numbers and using tables to help organize the data..

In language, we learned about different literary devices, such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, and similes/metaphors. At the end of the week, the students were asked to write their own poems using these devices.

Here is some amazing work that are students created and shared using our new digital tools –

 

Google Hangoutsa

This past week, Google made several changes to their apps/websites. We can no longer use Google Hangout.  We must now download the Gmail app, and within that app, you will find the different chat rooms that we used to have on Google Hangouts.

Seesaw

We have had several questions about Seesaw. Last year, we used individual home-learning codes, and the students could only see their own work. This year, we are using our Google logins, and as a result, the students can see each other’s work and comment on it.

Seesaw is a place where our community can share and give feedback to one another. In class, students can see other students’ work when it is displayed around the room. They also do peer editing and help one another on their tasks. Learning how to give and receive feedback is a necessary skill that students need to learn how to develop, and using Seesaw to do this is one of the important first steps.

The only people who can see other students’ work are student accounts. And again, this is a good chance for them to give feedback, reflect upon their own work and what they could do better, and to help create a a positive, trusting atmosphere in our G3 community.

Parents who have access to Seesaw should be using their own Family accounts to view Seesaw. When they use their accounts, they can only see their own child’s work.  We cannot stress this enough, but Seesaw is a not a place to compare the work of different children.  We realize that parents can see other students’ work if they are using their child’s account, but even then, we expect our G3 parents to have a positive attitude for anything that is shared by our students in Seesaw.

Get Epic Hours

We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.

 

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 3 – September 6 – 10  – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – We are beginning a 4-week study into narrative writing. We are starting with setting and how to describe it.

Math – We are going to transition to patterns withiin numbers. We will also using the data that we have collected from our formative assessments to help better differentiate our lessons for our students’ needs

UOI – We will looking into how we can express ourselves using digital tools, such as coding and Bitmoji.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

 

 

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

What we will need for learning next week 6th -10 Sept 21

 

 

 

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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Friday, August 27th, 2021

This past week we began unpacking our central idea – Digital Media provides us many ways to express ourselves. The students did an excellent job of breaking down what the different words mean to them and how it all tied together.

We ended the week by showing them how poetry could be expressed using various kinds of digital media, and the students will begin tuning into to different kinds of digital media next week.

We also began finding out what we already know about poetry and asked the students to explain what poetry means to them. Some of their responses were quite poetic. Here are just a few examples of the ideas that they shared.

 

 

Get Epic Hours

We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.

Google Hangouts

Starting this week, the students have access to Google Hangouts. This is a wonderful tool for us to be able to communicate with them more quickly, as well as allow the students to interact with one another and even do work together.  So far, the students seem to be acting very responsibly with this new tool, and some have even been using it to message the teachers for help when are having issues with an assignment or even a technical issue.

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 3 – August 30 – Sept. 3  – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – Poetry is one form of language that we can use to express ideas and feelings, and so we will begin by reflecting on examples of poetry and the language features that have been used to express an idea, mood or convey meaning. We will also be inquiring into figurative language and how we can use it more in our own writing.

Math – We are going to transition to patterns in numbers. We will also be doing a foundational assessment on IXL, using the Diagnostic tool, to find out what our students strengths and weaknesses are so that we better meet their needs moving forward.

UOI – We will be learning about different tools that we can use to express ourselves online in various formats.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

Music – In Grade 3, students learn how to play the recorder with Mr. Chris. Due to safety precautions, it’s best if each student has their own. They can be ordered online at Shopee or Lazada.

Yamaha รุ่นYRS-24B Soprano Recorder Baroque System ยามาฮ่า รีคอร์เดอร์ | Shopee Thailand

 

 

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

Week 4 – what we need

 

 

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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A message from Ms Tania (PYP Coordinator) all about assessments

G1 – G5 Parent Letter_ Re_ Baseline Assessments.docx

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Friday, August 20, 2021

This was a really great week where the students really challenged themselves when given tasks that required a bit of thinking. The students did very well with reflecting on their goals and growth mindset, and we saw lot of creative submissions when students were given the freedom on how to share a story with us, and when they were asked to record what they saw outside of their windows. 

Here are some examples that the students shared with us about what they saw outside of their windows and how they chose to organize the data.

 

Learning Package Pickup

A quick reminder that Friday 27th August will be Learning Package pick up day. Details around the exact arrangements will be shared in due course but it will be an opportunity to

(a) collect your child’s Grade 3 learning pack (including new exercise books and reading books) and

(b) return any reading materials that your child might still have from Grade 2.

There is no need to return any old exercise books or other materials, please only return Library Books or books sent home by your child’s homeroom teacher. If you are outside of Bangkok and unable to pick up a learning pack, please contact your child’s teacher.

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do. 

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 3 – August 23 – 27  – at this link.  Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”

Language – Poetry is one form of language that we can use to express ideas and feelings, and so we will begin by reflecting on examples of poetry and the language features that have been used to express an idea, mood or convey meaning. We will also be inquiring into figurative language and how we can use it more in our own writing.


Math – We are going to be investigating patterns this week. It’s important for students to be able to recognize patterns as many things in math are often more easily understood if we can see the patterns linking different ideas. 

UOI – We will be breaking down our central idea and having the students reflect upon what they already know/think about digital media and what it means.

Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.

 

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

 

What you will need for next week WK3

 

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, Aug 13, 2021

Wow, what a great first week. The new Grade 3 students joined us with enthusiasm and passion and excellent communication skills. We all had a lot of fun getting to know each other, and the teachers and EA’s have been impressed with the quality of work that we are already seeing. 

Here are some examples that the students shared with us about their learning spaces and why they like them on Seesaw.

A reminder that it is a school-wide expectation, as part of a caring and inclusive learning community, that cameras must be turned on during all Meets. If you have any questions about this expectation please email your homeroom teacher.

Help Desk Padlet

As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do. 

The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.

Weekly Parent Meeting

For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your  homeroom teacher directly.

The Week Ahead

Please find the planner for Week 2 – August 16 – 20  – at this link.

Reading – We will be doing reading assessments with each student over the following week during Reading time. We will be posting the assessment schedules into our Google Classroom streams, so it’s important that students always check it each morning.

If students are not being assessed, they will have independent reading activities on various platforms.

Math – We will continue to think about what it means to be a good mathematician, as well as working on our mental math skills. We will be using the next couple of weeks to get our brains thinking about what we learned last year and focusing on which foundational math skills we need to work on next.

UOI – This week will require a bit of reflection on our students’ part. They will reflect on their strengths and weaknesses as learners and think about what they need to do to improve. We will also be looking at the learner profiles and what they look like in real life.

Language – This will build on last week’s lesson about planning out our writing as students plan how to write a letter to their teacher. This will connect to the UOI as students will need to share what they have reflected on. Students will also be writing a story or a comic strip that shows a character(s) exhibiting a learner profile.

Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.

WK2 what you will need

Daily Schedules

Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

 

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.

Ms. Jen – jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th
Mr. Marc – marc.fi@kis.ac.th
Ms. Ronyii – ronyii.gi@kis.ac.th

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