G3 Weekly Update

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

Student Conferences Monday 16th May

It was such a pleasure to finally be able to welcome you all on to campus for SLC on Monday. It was very clear that the students thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with you all. Thank you!

A quick reminder about the after school programs.

Swim Fun – MONDAYS for Grade 3

The first day of this program is Monday, May 23. Please take note that these swimming pool sessions are for fun with friends. This is not a swim training session

Basket Fun – Mondays for Grade 3

The first day of this program is Monday, May 23. Students can wear their school uniform and should have sport shoes. Please take note that these  sessions are for fun with friends. 

Change to ATK testing frequency: No Wednesday ATK testing. KIS community members will only need to submit testing on Sundays as a rule.

UOI

This week in U.O.I we looked at-  What is energy? Where does it come from?

Students got to look at different types of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Then they had to choose one that they were interested in  researching further to better understand how it worked. Then they compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages.

Solar energy was popular across the grade and so we decided to conduct an experiment by creating solar ovens to see if we could melt some cheese in a pita pockets. The students really enjoyed it and we had a wide range of results. 

We visited EY2 who gave us some wonderful tips building and inspiration for our solar ovens.

 

Maths 

This week students learned about collecting and presenting data:

Key questions: What is data? How do we collect it? What are the ways in which we can present it?

  • Coming up with their own questions
  • Collect data of choice in class – how would you present it?
  • Three different alternative ways to present the same data 
    pie/line/bar/pictograph 
  • Which was most effective & why?

Reading

Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult. Students should be reading three Raz books a week. 

D.E.A.R on Fridays.

Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 23rd – 27th May at this link.

U.O.I

Students will revisit the word sustainable as they embark on the early research and planning stages of their final task, designing a sustainable home. 

The first draft of their Sustainable home design will be on paper. Students will then design their sustainable homes using Minecraft illustrating the need to move towards more sustainable living. Students will design and build a sustainable home on sustainable land to withstand the process of climate change. Students will make design changes as they research the connections with the real world related to the creation of environmentally sustainable homes.

Literacy

We will be exploring and finding out about our carbon footprint. Students we be able to analyse and reflect their understanding by answering the questions below:

  1. What is your carbon footprint?
  2. Why do we need to reduce our carbon footprint?
  3. What can you do to reduce carbon footprint?

Reading

Students will continue to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups and D.E.A.R on Fridays.

Maths

Students will continue the learning of collecting and presenting data. All Grade 3 Students will complete a set of questions on a google form. Then they will need to collate information into table of results and then create a chart to represent the data

Upcoming Events

Friday 27th May  – Please wear house shirts for house challenge activities

Friday 10th May – Last day of school finishing at 12:oopm

Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher. 

Enjoy the weekend!

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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G3 Weekly Update

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

We have had such an amazing week of learning and being able to share our work with others and across the grade and throughout the school.

Thank you so much for signing up for SLC this coming Monday. The students are super excited to share their learning with you all! In case you haven’t gotten round to it yet please use this link to sign up. G3_Sign up SLC 2021-22

You have a real treat when you come into school on Monday for G3 SLC conferences next week as there is some wonderful work that has been put on display in the atrium.

Language

Students worked super hard on updating their Learning Portfolio’s ready to share with you all Monday.

Afterwards students continued the learning about Persuasive Writing. The main focus was  completing their first draft and looking how they can improve their work by choosing  two different language devices  to add such as:

  • Alliteration
  • Facts
  • Opinions
  • Repetition 
  • Rhetorical questions 
  • Emotive language
  • Exaggeration
  • statistics

UOI

Students got to grips with learning the meaning of the word sustainability! Students read differentiated passages on the topic of sustainability then had to complete a variety of questions to clarify and extend their understanding on a Jamboard.

Maths 

This students this week did an amazing job in demonstrating their understanding of decimals. We focused on tenths and looked at ways we could order them on a number line and then moved on to adding and subtracting tenths and using logic to solve problems.

Monster Line-Up comparing decimals Three star challenge +:- decimals Two Star Challenge +:- decimals

Reading

Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult. Students should be reading three Raz books a week. 

Student Conferences Monday 16th May

Below are a few things to expect.

Remember this is a time where students get to share their work with you. If you want to talk to the class teacher about your child’s progress then you will need to make a separate appointment for another time.

  • Parents will make an hour appointment on the set schedule and bring in their child for that time only
  • Only 2 adults per child (so 8 parents and 4 children in a 1-hour rotation
  • Hourly sessions will be 8:00-9:00, 9:15-10-15, 10:30-11:30, 11:45-12:45 and 1:00-2:00 (There is 15 minutes between rotations to wipe tables and reset)
  • Students only come in for their appointed hour and then leave – it’s a no-school day for them (There will be 4 students each session.)
  • There will be 4 centres in your child’s classroom for parents and students to rotate.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be outside the external classroom door for parents and students
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • ATKs tests are expected for staff, parents, and students the day before 

Ms June, So long & farewell

As you already know Ms June is retiring at the end of the school year. Please take some time to say goodbye to her. Check out the Seesaw Activity where you can be as creative as you can in saying goodbye.

Here is the Student Link: So Long, Farewell Ms June!

Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 27th – 16th – 20th May at this link.

U.O.I/Literacy

  • What is energy? Where does it come from?
  • What are the different types of renewable energy?
  • Introduction to solar ovens and QA with EY2.
  • Students will get to test their own solar ovens. 

Old Pizza boxes & Shoe boxes needed!

In order to carry out the solar ovens experiment this coming Thursday we will need pizza boxes or shoe boxes. If you can send them in before next Thursday that will be amazing. 

Reading

Students will continue to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups.

Maths

We will be moving on to exploring what is data and how do we collect it?

  • Collect data of choice in class – how would you present it?
  • Three different alternative ways to present the same data from yesterday?
    pie/line/bar/pictograph 
  • Which was most effective & why?

Coming events

  • Swimming, All non swimmers are expected to provide a medical note. They can be sent via email or hard copies handed to class teachers.

Link to PE blog – https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/kispyppeswimming/pe-lgs

Students will arrive at school with their swimming costume under the uniform unless they have swimming after lunch (don’t forget to pack underwear in the bags).

ECA’s will continue every Wednesday for G3 Students. Please make sure your child knows on which day and what activity they will be doing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach Ms. Wowchuk (shelley.wo@kis.ac.th) Ms. May (bhusanisa.ra@kis.ac.th). 

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday 16th May Student Led Conferences

Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher. 

Enjoy the weekend!

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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G3 Weekly Blog Update

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

I hope you all enjoyed the two public holidays this week. 

Language

Literacy is not just about the words in a book – an illustrator can write the story with just images. This week, Thursday we celebrated International World  Cartoonists Day. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the artist authors amongst us. Ms Earth had organised for a Zoom call at 12pm with a prominent Thai cartoonist Thanachai Sundaravej. Students enjoyed looking at his books and asking lots of questions about being a cartoonist. 

Character Exhibition: Students/ staff will draw their favourite graphic novel character (Cartoons, manga…) or create their own new character. The submissions will form an exhibition (no competition). Submissions are due May 9th to Ms Earth in the library.

Ms Amanda has made a Google slide with some helpful hints to help you to create your cartoon character. Cartoonist Day slides

Link to Seesaw support –   Seesaw activity with some ideas for drawings

This week, students have been learning about different persuasive devices they can add and use in their persuasive writing about their game being the best game ever. Students need to choose to devices. Below are the different persuasive devices the students explored this week.

UOI

U.O.I this week students have been learning about renewable and non renewable natural resources. 

Maths 

This week students were learning about capacity and volume of shapes. Students enjoyed the hands-on water activities working out the answers to the different capacity activity cards. Then students got to apply their maths skills in solving capacity related word problems. 

 

 

When learning about the volume of shapes, students had to find the volume of different cubes and rectangular prisms. Students were encouraged to apply their number skills to calculate the volume so they worked ‘smarter and not harder’.

 Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 26th – 9th – 13th May at this link.

Student Conferences:

Next week we will be getting ready for Student Led Conferences. Information about sign up for time slots will be going out sometime next week. Student Led Conferences will be taking place Monday 16th May 2022. Below are a few things to expect.

  • Parents will make an hour appointment on the set schedule and bring in their child for that time only
  • Parents with more than one child will sign up for consecutive hours.
  • Only 2 adults per child (so 8 parents and 4 children in a 1-hour rotation
  • Hourly sessions will be 8:00-9:00, 9:15-10-15, 10:30-11:30, 11:45-12:45 and 1:00-2:00 (There is 15 minutes between rotations to wipe tables and reset)
  • Students only come in for their appointed hour and then leave – its a no-school day for them (There will be 4 students each session.)
  • There will be 4 centres in your child’s classroom for parents and students to rotate.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be outside the external classroom door for parents and students
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • ATKs tests are expected for staff, parents, and students the day before 
  • Overanxious parents can choose not to come

Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher. 

Enjoy the  weekend!

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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G3 Weekly Update 29.04.22

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

It has been yet another eventful week in G3 this week. Monday G3A & G3C had their individual photos taken.  G3B have been working remotely and will return next Tuesday 3rd of May. 

It’s getting really hot, we suggest that student have a cap to help shield them from the sun. A few students have already started to wear them which is good to see. 

Ms Alex the PYP Counsellor  visited both G3A and G3C classes to talk to them about Body Safety and being the boss of their own bodies and keeping them safe.

Body Safety

Body Safety

Body Safety

Clothes and Toys Drive

The G6 students are organizing a clothes and toys drive for their service campaign/ Earth Day initiative. This will go to Second Chance Bangkok (https://www.scbkk.org/) to benefit the Khlong Toei community. Please bring your used but usable clothes and toys to donate. You can drop them off in the boxes in front of the library staircase in the secondary (D) building. The collection period is the first two weeks of May.

Language

We started the week by recapping what we already knew about our new genre of writing Persuasive writing. Students had to think and plan how they could persuade their friends that their favourite game is the best game ever.  In their planning they had to think of reasons both for and against to support their points of view. 

First using the initial template to get their ideas and reasons.

Next they had to provide evidence and facts to support their views.

Finally using the OREO template to help structure a first draft.

UOI

Aims of U.O.I this week.

  • Understand that every resource comes from natural resources
  • Resources can be separated into natural and man -made resources
  • Research, describe and explain the journey of a resource from source to your resource.

Maths 

This week students were reintroduced to calculating the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. 

Students worked through a series of slides to develop their knowledge and  understanding of area.

Students were given different levels of challenge to take their learning further by completing the following:

  • Area partner game
  • The ‘Cool or Hot’ drawing area challenges. 
  • Revisiting the drawings they did of dream bedroom. For each shape/piece of furniture, write the P = (perimeter) and A = (area) for each one.
  • IXL DD 6 onwards (16 onwards is the challenge)
  • Solving Real World Area and Perimeter Problems

Reading

Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult. Students should be reading three Raz books a week. 

Student Conferences:

Student Led Conferences will be taking place Monday 16th May 2022. Further information and sign up schedule will be given nearer the time. Below are a few things to expect.

  • Parents will make an hour appointment on the set schedule and bring in their child for that time only
  • Parents with more than one child will sign up for consecutive hours.
  • Only 2 adults per child (so 8 parents and 4 children in a 1-hour rotation
  • Hourly sessions will be 8:00-9:00, 9:15-10-15, 10:30-11:30, 11:45-12:45 and 1:00-2:00 (There is 15 minutes between rotations to wipe tables and reset)
  • Students only come in for their appointed hour and then leave – its a no-school day for them (There will be 4 students each session.)
  • There will be 4 centres in your child’s classroom for parents and students to rotate.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be outside the external classroom door for parents and students
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • ATKs tests are expected for staff, parents, and students the day before 
  • Overanxious parents can choose not to come

Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 25th – 3rd – 6th May at this link.

U.O.I/Literacy

Students will continue learning about Persuasive Writing. The main focus will be completing their first draft and looking how they can improve their work by using different language devices such as:

  • Alliteration
  • Facts
  • Opinions
  • Repetition 
  • Rhetorical questions 
  • Emotive language
  • Exaggeration
  • statistics 

Reading

Students will continue to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups.

Maths

Next week will be very practical based, using a range of items such as different size containers, magnetic cubes to estimate, order and compare different volumes. 

Coming events

  • Swimming, All non swimmers are expected to provide a medical note. They can be sent via email or hard copies handed to class teachers.

Link to PE blog – https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/kispyppeswimming/pe-lgs

Students will arrive at school with their swimming costume under the uniform unless they have swimming after lunch (don’t forget to pack underwear in the bags).

ECA’S will continue every Wednesday for G3 Students. Please make sure your child knows on which day and what activity they will be doing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach Ms. Wowchuk (shelley.wo@kis.ac.th) Ms. May (bhusanisa.ra@kis.ac.th). 

Important dates

  • School closed next Monday and Wednesday

    • Monday, May 2nd is Labour Day Substitution, May 1

    • Wednesday, May 4th is Coronation Day

    • Monday, May 16th Student Led Conferences

Thank you for your ongoing support and 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

Enjoy the long weekend!

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House Shirts

Dear G3 Parents,

Just a quick reminder that it is the last Friday of the month and we hope that all G3 students will remember to wear their house shirts tomorrow.

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G3 Cartoonist Day

Cartoonist Day (2)

Dear G3 Parents,

Literacy is not just about the words in a book – an illustrator can write the story with just images. This year we will be celebrating Cartoonists Day on May 5. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the artist authors amongst us.

Why: To celebrate the artist-authors amongst us
When: May 5 (Week 3 – 2 public holidays this week)
What: Illustrations and Conversations
  1. Character Exhibition: Students/ staff will draw their favourite graphic novel character (Cartoons, manga…) or create their own new character. The submissions will form an exhibition (no competition). Submissions are due May 9th to the library.
  2. Graphic Artist Zoom: Ms Earth has organised for Friday 5th May at 12pm and Zoom with a Thai cartoonist Thanachai Sundaravej (http://www.CloudBookClub.com/). All classes will be able to log onto zoom to talk with the artist. Post Questions here

Ms Amanda has made a Google slide with some helpful hints to help you to create your cartoon character. Cartoonist Day slides

Link to Seesaw support –   Seesaw activity with some ideas for drawings

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G3 Weekly Update 22.04.22

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

Welcome back after the Songkran & Easter Break. It has been really lovely to catch up on all the wonderful things the kids have been up to. They seem well rested and ready to work.

I would like to welcome three new families to  Grade 3, I am sure you will make them all feel very welcome.

A huge welcome to G3A Marcus, G3B Sarina & GC Nadee they have been a wonderful addition and have settled in nicely. 

Friday we celebrated World Earth Day.To mark the day KIS we will be starting a semi-meat free Mondays (no pork, beef or chicken), action discussed by the sustainability committee but ultimately initiated by a group of Grade 6 students. They will be helping to educate the KIS community as to the “why” of this action.

Mr Chris put the love of performance and music back in PYP today just before lunch as G2 and G3 gave a wonderful Samba performance. 🥁

It was a pleasure to welcome Chye to KIS this week. She will be the new Head of PYP next academic year.

Language

This week the children were introduced to a new genre of writing which we will focus on, over the following seven weeks – Persuasive writing

Students started by a cold write where we had a brief discussion about how they could persuade someone to do, buy or take them somewhere. We were impressed the following day when they were able to improve their first drafts  as we introduced the features that needed to be included in a persuasive piece of writing. 

UOI

Students tuned into the key words we will be exploring through this Unit of Inquiry. Where they used https://kids.wordsmyth online dictionary, https://www.thesaurus.com/ and class dictionaries and thesauruses to write  definitions and find synonyms. 

Maths 

This week students were reintroduced to calculating the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes and converting the measurements mm – cm and cm – metres. Their task towards the end of the week was to combine these two together to design their dream bedroom and calculate the perimeter of all the furniture and then convert the measurements they used. 

This week  students have been presented with a time table challenge to work on now until the end of the year. Through different maths platforms (Prodigy, IXL,Khan Academy/ interactive games and testing themselves during paired activities all students will have the instant recall of all multiplication facts up to the 12 times tables. We hope that you will help at home too.

Reading

Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult.

Students should be reading three Raz books a week. 

Coming events

  • Swimming, All non swimmers are expected to provide a medical note. They can be sent via email or hard copies handed to class teachers.

Link to PE blog – https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/kispyppeswimming/pe-lgs

Students will arrive at school with their swimming costume under the uniform unless they have swimming after lunch (don’t forget to pack underwear in the bags).

ECA’S will continue every Wednesday for G3 Students. Please make sure your child knows on which day and what activity they will be doing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach Ms. Wowchuk (shelley.wo@kis.ac.th) Ms. May (bhusanisa.ra@kis.ac.th). 

  • 25 th April – G3A & G3B individual class photos. Please ensure your child has the proper school attire on.

Thank you for your ongoing support and as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher. Enjoy your weekend!

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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G3 Weekly Update 08.04.22

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

Wow we have all made it to the end of Term 2. It hasn’t always been easy with the increasing numbers of staff and students getting covid.  But thanks to the systems in place and the diligence of all of us constantly monitoring for any symptoms we have managed to stay in school for the majority of Term 2 YAY!

G3 students out did themselves this week in creating their classroom doors in the theme of Songkran. It was fab to see the kids work so productively and creatively together. We didn’t win but we definitely had lots of fun! 

Well done4B PYP  Songkran Door Winners!

UOI/Language

This week UOI and Language were combined as students completed their reports on their chosen landforms. Students were able to share their reports with both  students working remotely and in class in small groups. This was followed up with a final reflection on the unit.  

Thursday & Friday the students were introduced to the rock cycle. We had a VIP aka a very important Parent expert join the grade over Zoom. Mr Indra, Nina’s dad, who is a Geophysicist.  He gave a very informative and engaging presentation on the rock cycle and did a fab job at answering all the children’s questions. Thank You Indra, its always an added bonus when parents can share our learning journey!

Students enjoyed using candies to explore the steps and forces that work on rocks during the rock cycle.

On the Friday students had the opportunity to explore and find out about different types rocks through a range of different activities throughout the grade.

Math 

This week students were introduced to money and what they already know about money. 

Reading

Students continued to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups. There will be a combination of reading and writing activities for the students to do. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz, Epic & Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students are encouraged to apply and use reading strategies when reading both independently and with an adult.

Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 18th – 22nd April at this link.

U.O.I/Literacy

Students will start the week with a Cold Write: where they will need to persuade someone to do/give/buy something for/to you. Through a self/peer review – students will identify what features would make an effective persuasive writing. Then students will use this to add/edit their own writing. 

Reading

Students will continue to work through the units using Wonder Reads in their class reading groups.

Maths

Students will revisit finding the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes and explore converting units of measure. 

Coming events

  • Swimming, All non swimmers are expected to provide a medical note. They can be sent via email or hard copies handed to class teachers.

Link to PE blog https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/kispyppeswimming/pe-lgs

Students will arrive at school with their swimming costume under the uniform unless they have swimming after lunch (don’t forget to pack underwear in the bags).

ECA’S will continue every Wednesday for G3 Students. Please make sure your child knows on which day and what activity they will be doing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach Ms. Wowchuk (shelley.wo@kis.ac.th) Ms. May (bhusanisa.ra@kis.ac.th). 

  • 8th April – End of Term 2
  • 17 April  – Don’t forget to do your ATK 

  • 18th April – Term 3 begins

Thank you for your ongoing support and 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

Have a fun and safe Songkran Break, Happy New Year & Happy Easter!

 

 

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Students can wear their Songkran Shirts tomorrow!

Dear G3 Parents,

We are aware that some students didn’t get an opportunity to wear their Songkran Shirts today. We have said they can wear them for the last day of school, tomorrow if they would like.

 

 

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PYP Songkran Celebrations

Dear G3 Parents,

I just wanted to remind you all that Wednesday is a holiday and the school will be closed. On Thursday & Friday school will resume as usual. On Thursday all PYP students are asked to come in Thai costume or Songkran shirts.

 

 

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