Final Farewell

We can’t believe it’s already time to write the final blog post of the year! Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support throughout the year. We are so grateful for your commitment. It has been a fantastic year for all and so many fond memories to look back on. Yesterday, the end of year party, was a brilliant way to round off the term, everyone had a great time and thank you parents of 3B for the range of delicious foods.

As we quickly head towards the summer holidays, we would like to remind you that the bank of online resources will be continue to be accessible to all students using the log-in from the year. We strongly encourage students to check in with these over the summer to continue practising math and reading skills using the following:

https://www.raz-kids.com/     (or Epic books online)

https://www.ixl.com/math/

We hope you have a wonderful summer break!
Warm regards,
Grade 3 Team.

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Time to look back and celebrate

As we draw closer to the final week, we have so much to look back on and celebrate. This week and into next, the student are taking time to reflect on their own personal learning journey’s and think about what they have accomplished this year. Checking in with our unit One ‘Who We Are’ has allowed us to explore how we have worked towards:

  • Striving for Understanding
  • Developing Passion in ourselves and others
  • Creating a caring and inclusive community
  • Taking Ethical Action

Our Grade 3 students have all achieved so much this year and as we approach the end of year awards, there is no better time to reflect on that and recognise some students in our community for their noticeable efforts with the Learner Profile, Action and Spirit awards. We had a great time in class reflecting on the nominations for these awards and it was heartwarming to see the appreciation between the students.

Kidzania (Thursday 6th June)

Before we head into the final week, Grade 3 have one more trip to enjoy! Tomorrow we go to Kidzania to explore the interconnecting systems of the working world and discover how independent contributions are vital for the successful operations of the community.

Trip itinerary is as follows:
9:00am Depart from KIS (packed morning snack in the vans)
9:50am Arrive at KidZania Bangkok
10:00am-12:00pm Check-in at KidZania Bangkok and activities time
12:00-12:30pm Lunch inside KidZania (provided by KidZania)
12:30-1:20pm Activities (continued)
1:30ish Check-out and Leave for KIS (packed afternoon snack in the vans)
2:30pm Expected arrival time at KIS

There will be lots of events next week too, please check the calendar shared by Ms June for all the important dates.

End of Year Party and Celebration of Learning:

Next week we have the Grade 3 end of year Party (Wednesday 12th June).
This time, it is the turn of 3B parents to provide food for the party.
We are asking parents to each bring a plate of snacks to be contributed to the food table which will be in 3B classroom . Students will return from the lunch break at 12:10 and the party will run for the afternoon (12:10-14:15) with lots of fun games and events to celebrate the year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.\

MAP

We have had lots of questions regarding the MAP testing results; MAP results will be posted onto Managebac alongside the report cards at the end of term. When viewing the MAP results, we ask you to take time to reflect on these alongside the report card. It is important to remember that MAP is only one of our assessment tools.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards and thank you for your continued support.

Grade 3 Team

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Final weeks

Dear G3 Students and parents.

We are full speed ahead as we go into the final few weeks of term. It is an incredibly busy time of year, with lots of exciting activities, events and completing of the last unit. With so much happening, students can often feel more tired than usual and sometimes forget the choices that they have in a situation.

In class, we will be exploring strategies to help students remain calm, particularly on the playground. If this is an area you are worried about, please access the websites below and discuss the suggested strategies with your child.

https://connectability.ca/2010/09/23/calming-strategies-to-use-with-children/ 

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2017/07/calm-down-strategies-for-kids.html

We have so much to look forward to including our final Grade 3 trip to Kidzania next Thursday along with awards assemblies, end of year parties and celebrations, we would simply like to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the last few weeks.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In other news, homework will be going home this week as normal, and please be reminded that this is the final week for students to borrow library books. Following this, students will be asked to return any outstanding books to the library.

Warm Regards,

G3 Team.

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It’s the final countdown…

Dear students and parents,

Please see below the calendar for the end of term events and activities.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,
G3 Team

May June 2019 FF

 

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Numicon Workshop: Friday 24th May

Please find below information regarding our upcoming Numicon workshop this Friday. We will be looking more closely into how Numicon is used to support mathematical inquiry and understanding and the different grade levels.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Numicon

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Non-Uniform Day: Friday May 17th/ Shelter Building

In response to meeting the excellent dancers from Sowetto, seeing their performance and hearing all about their culture and work, members of the Student Council have suggested we hold a NonUniform Day this Friday, so they can present the money raised to the group personally on Saturday before they fly back to Johannesburg. We ask all students to bring in a donation of 20 baht to wear their own choice of clothes.

Donations to wearr casual clothes will directly help fund:
  • Breakfast and After-School homework Clubs for orphaned children
  • Skills training & reading programmes to help community members get employment and stay away from crime and drugs.

The student council will be making posters and visiting classes later today to explain more.

In addition to the non-uniform day, as part of our current organisations unit, we are setting the Grade 3 students the challenge of working together to create a shelter that is waterproof (beware, they will be tested). Students are working together to design a shelter today and may be asking for any bits found at home that may be able to help them.

The aim is to be able to work together as a team to achieve their mission just as…Organisations use individual contributions and interdependent systems to achieved their mission’. 

Many thanks for your support and we look forward to a fun Friday!

G3 Team.

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Happy Monday!

Dear Grade 3 students and parents,

We are at a very  busy time of the year with the end of year MAP testing upon us (more information can be found below) and the student led conferences which will take place on Monday 20th May. Please be reminded this is NOT a normal school day and to only bring your child with you to the time slot you have signed up for.

More information regarding student led conferences, sent from Mr Gerry, can be found here:

PS_SLC May 20th 2019

We are continuing with our new unit of How we Organise Ourselves exploring the central idea: Organisations use individual contribution and interdependent systems to achieve their mission. 

This week we will be looking into different organisation, finding out their mission and how they organise themselves, working collaboratively to do so.

Homework will be sent home as normal this week, if you have any questions regarding MAP, student led conferences or anything else, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,

G3 Team.

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MAP tests and Student Led Conferences

Dear Parents,

We have acouple of important events happening over the next two weeks. Firstly we begin our Grade 3-5 MAP test for the Spring 19 session this week. Testing goes from May 13-MAy 24th. The students are well prepared and ready having practiced and discussed the process at school. You can help at home by ensuring:

  • Your child is well rested
  • They have a healthy breakfast ready for learning
  • Are at school on time so as not to be over anxious
  • That the topic is not over discussed, yuour child will dotheir best and that’s all we are wanting from them.

For the schedule and further information please follow this link

Thanks The G3 Team

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Home Learning Thursday 2nd May & Friday 3rd May

Dear Grade 3 students and parents,

Following the unfortunate event of a burst pipe which has lead to a school closure, we have put together some work that we would like to be completed at home. These will mostly be based around our current learning in UOI, Language and Math.

UOI:

How We Express Ourselves
We would like you to complete a reflection of your learning in this unit using the template that is now available on Google Classroom: Please go to Grade 3 classroom > Classwork (at the top) > UOI: How We Express Ourselves. Don’t forget to submit once completed. We will be sharing these on Tuesday and printing a copy for your portfolios.

Math:

Shape: IXL Please complete the shape activities (CC,DD,EE & start FF). We will be checking that how you are getting on through the day with these.

Timestables: Keep practising your timestables facts how you would like, here is a fun activity you can try. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Language:

We have been working really hard on narrative writing.

Have a go at writing your own story which is inspired by this image…

space-genetics-is-essential-making-life-in-space-work

Think carefully about the structure of your story, does it have a clear beginning, middle and end?
Have you included lots of descriptive language using exciting adjectives and interesting adverbs?
Have you used varied sentence openers?
Remember to check for punctuation (full stops and capital letters)

EAL Students

Continue to work on assignments set by Ms Pam.

Teachers will be available throughout the day, if you have any questions or queries. We will be checking in to see how you are getting on and are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Warm regards,

Grade 3 Team.

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Visitors from Greenpeace Thailand

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G3 were lucky to receive a participatory workshop from Greenpeace to help tune them in to their new unit on Organisations. We learnt about why and how the NGO was founded and their key aims and mission. Then they focused on their current local campaign about reducing and refusing plastics.

Students enjoyed playing a Kahoot quiz to recap what the student already knew about the dangers facing our environment and a giant snakes n ladders game. They also carried out an activity to to sort plastics into their different types and then into those produced by different corporations. This was interesting as the students started to reflect on how companies, especially those which manufacturer packaging, have a responsibility to ensure we are keeping our environments and habitats clean and safe. The Greenpeace volunteers explained how they approach multi-nationals and large companies with data to make them aware of their practises and influence change.

Students were very reflective on the information shared during the workshop and made fascinating connections to their understanding from our previous sustainability unit. Furthermore, starting to explore how an organisation can be more effective when working together towards the same goal and mission.

Upcoming events: 

Wednesday 1st May: SCHOOL CLOSED (Labour Day)

Friday 3rd May:  Please be reminded that this week Grade 3 will be taking part in the PYP swimming Gala on Friday between 10:00-11:20. Please remind students to bring the following:

  • KIS swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen 

Monday 6th May: SCHOOL CLOSED

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,
G3 Team

 

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