G3 25.02.22

Good afternoon G3 Parents and Families, 

Welcome back after a restful holiday. It has been lovely to hear all the wonderful and fun things the students have been up to in the holiday. It has  also been lovely to see some of the G3 families return to Thailand after being away.  Sadly we had to say goodbye to Isa, Ahmad and family who have returned to Pakistan. We wish them well on their new adventures back home.  

For those of our students who remain learning remotely, thank you for your continued patience. We are striving to ensure learning outcomes are consistent regardless of whether students are learning in the classroom or at home. Ms Rachel will continue to provide additional opportunities for remote learning students to engage in live lessons with the class in school. 

Next Monday please check you emails on Monday as we will be sending home G3 sign up sheets for Parent conferences.

This week we didn’t hold back and resumed our normal school routines. We were super impressed how all the students have settled back into school routines and expectations after the holidays. The students were especially delighted to hear on Monday they would be able to choose their own meals in the school canteen like they used to.

G3 students really enjoyed exploring the uniqueness of Twosday February 22.02.22. Students learned about Palindrome and Ambigram numbers. Palindrome numbers, being able to read numbers forwards and backward. Ambigram numbers being able to read the same number upside down.

UOI

We have had a wonderful start tuning into our new unit of inquiry How The World Works. Central Idea – The Earth’s geographical features are constantly changing.’

Monday students had to think about what was under their feet. It posed some interesting conversations and some great pictures.

On Tuesday we explored how what we call our home Earth evolved. 

Thursday the students were treated to a hands-on morning learning and exploring the layers of the Earth. Students  enjoyed tuning in and sorting out of their ideas around the concepts. 

Language 

In language this we decided to deviate from the normal recount to get the children to write their own personal narrative about their February break. The students enjoyed writing a story where they were the main character and were able to take something fun/interesting that happened last week and turn it into a story.  Once finished, edited and published students have they stories made into a class book.

Math 

This week, students were introduced to multiplying by 10/100/1000. With the first session we wanted to find out what students already know and connections that can be made: Throughout the week the students built on their initial knowledge and understandings through a range of activities.

Reading

Students continue 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  

Vocabulary Acquisition – students focusing on reading for meaning and noticing any new or unfamiliar vocabulary as they read. Using tools such as a thesaurus and dictionary to extend and develop understanding of a text. Asking and answering questions about texts they are reading to build comprehension skills and understanding. Students will use a range of reading platforms (ORT, library books, Raz , Epic and Newslea) to read for pleasure at an instructional level. Students will apply and use reading strategies when reading complete both independently and with an adult..

Every Friday, remote learners will join Ms Ronyii  from 12 – 12:40 pm for a reading lesson.

Friday was a fun day where students got to wear their house shirts and be super creative with their hairstyles as it was Crazy Hair Day! Lots of happy house points were earned today!

Please see some photos below of this weeks learning.

Looking ahead: 

Please find the planner for Term 2 Week 7– February 25th-4th March – at this link.

UOI

Students will begin the week by unpacking the central idea and find definitions for any unfamiliar vocabulary. Students will gain a deeper  understanding of the properties of each of the 4 different layers which form the Earth. By working in small groups to research each layer, where each person will become an expert on a particular layer.  Students will then present their information to the class. Students will gain an understanding of convection currents and how heat rises by carrying out and observing and recording an experiment. 

Language

Students will Identify key features of non-fiction texts and explain their purpose. (heading, sub-headings, glossaries, diagrams, captions etc.)  Students will use skills in non-fiction texts to find key facts  through research. Students will use these key facts to write informational text about their layer of the earth.

Maths

Students will continue learning and understanding the concepts of multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000. Learning engagements will continue exploring:

  • When we multiply by 10, 100 and a 1000 we shift all the digits to the left. 
  • One place left for 10
  • two places left for 100 
  • three places left for 1000 
  • When we divide by 10, 100 and a 1000 we do the opposite and shift all to the right instead.

Thank you for your ongoing support with the transitions back to school 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

 

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