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Monday 1st of March

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Good afternoon G3 parents and families, 

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend and were able to enjoy some time together to rest and recharge. The students enjoyed sharing some stories about their adventures and activities over the weekend with their peers today and wrote some great recounts about their memorable moments.

The week ahead:

Student Learning Goals:

Your child has been working hard to reflect and think about their current strengths and areas for growth across their learning which we will be discussing at Parent teacher conferences next week. They used the acronym ‘SMART’ to help them construct these.

The acronym SMART stands for:
Specific: Your goal is clear and involves a specific end objective (like mastering a skill or completing a project).
Measurable: You can easily track your progress on the goal and when you have reached it.
Agreed: Your goal has been agreed upon by everyone involved.
Reasonable: Your goal is challenging, yet within reason to meet during the goal period.
Time-bound: You have set a deadline to reach the goal by.will be bringing home a paper copy of their learning goals for discussion as part of their homework this week.

Please take some time to listen to your child sharing their goals this week and ask any questions you may have. We will follow up by discussing how we can support students to reach these in the Parent Teacher conferences next week. We’ve had a great sign up so far, please contact your homeroom teacher if you have had any trouble finding a convenient conference time on the sign-up sheet.

Math:

This week we will recap learning so far on multiplication and division by revisiting the key concepts and checking in with current understanding of multiplication using manipulatives (numicon). Students will be applying multiplication strategies to solve word problems, introducing larger numbers and working collaboratively to solve more complex problems.

Language:

Students started off the week with a recount of their long weekend. Focusing on strengths and next steps identified last week in students goal setting. Our new focus for writing to accompany the new unit is persuasive writing. We will be looking at lots of different examples of persuasive writing to be able to determine its purpose and identify its main features & structure.

UOI:

This week students will be tuning into the central idea for our new unit ‘Sharing the Planet’. Students will be unpacking the definitions of key terms from our central idea as a word study and going further through exploration of questions such as

  • What is a resource? 
  • Where do they come from?
  • What are they used for?

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

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Monday 22nd February

G3 Present Poetry

We would like to start this week by saying a huge thank you for all of those who were able to make it to see the G3 Presents Poetry event, live on Youtube, last Thursday. I believe the link is still showing the recording so please follow the link sent in the email last week and check it out if you haven’t had a chance to do so already. All the students did a really wonderful job, using poetry as a way to share personal expression.

Sharing our Passions

We were also busy last week, recording short presentations using a green screen, and editing using iMovies. Students loved experimenting with the different effects and backgrounds that can be added. Students went on to reflect on why visuals are often used alongside sound to engage an audience. Please take some time to have a look at these on Seesaw.

3-Way Conferences

Thank you for your patience as we have been rethinking how we can undertake the 3-way conferences due to the current restrictions of adults on campus. The sign up sheets will be sent out this week, please look for this email.
The 3-way conferences will look slightly different this year. We are currently working with all students on the goal setting process. Students will be bring them home next week and will take the time (allocated as homework for next week) to talk through their goals with parents and families. Following this, the conference will take place on Zoom with the homeroom teacher and parent(s). The purpose of this meeting will be to further discuss the goals set by the students and explore ways of supporting them to achieve these both at home and in school.
The parent/teacher conference on zoom will be around 15 minutes, when you recieve the sign up sheet online, please select a time that is suitable for yourself on the given day of your child’s class:

G3A: Monday 8th March
G3B: Tuesday 9th March
G3C: Wednesday 10th March

Any problems, questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Final Note: Fundraiser totals
The Chinese New Year fundraising total was B27,290, this included B14,090 from the CNY tree and the remainder donated from the KISPA holiday Marketplace. This money has already been donated to the Hub who are very grateful for our help. Thank you to all for your generosity and kindness. 

Upcoming Dates to Note:

Thursday 25th February: No Class (Teachers PD day)
Friday 26th February: Holiday (Makha Bucha day)
Monday 15th March: No Class (March Break)

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend,

G3 Team

 

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Monday 15th Feb: Express Yourself!

Since Christmas, we have been working on our new unit How We Express Ourselves exploring ‘Digital media changes the way we communicate’. Students have been comparing how digital platforms change how we communicate and who we communicate with. In addition to this, we have been learning all about poetry and how we can use word choice to express our feelings, ideas and experiences. 

This week we are combining all things expression and diving deeper into effective communication through the sharing of our own poems. We will be working on communication skills leading up to a presentation of our poems on Thursday morning. Unfortunately, as per the restrictions of COVID, we are unable to invite parents personally, however we are looking into the possibility of sharing this presentation using a Youtube link. Please look out for an email in the next couple of days for more information about this. We will be starting at 8:30am and expect the presentation to last around 30minutes. 

G3 Presents Poetry

Chinese New Year was a great success and thank you to everyone who made donations to our Good Luck Tree, all the money raised will be counted and given to ‘The Hub’ this week who have been looking after children who are less fortunate and always in need of help to do so. The atrium was filled with colour and it was brilliant to see so many students in traditional Chinese clothing or red. 

In other news, we continue working on our decimal numbers in maths and thank you for all your help with finding lots of decimal numbers around the home. It was a pleasure looking through these and reflecting on how decimal numbers around used in everyday life. This week we will begin to work on applying our knowledge of decimal numbers to compare, order and begin simple calculations to problem solve.

We thank you for your support with helping our students understand the importance of staying vigilante with mask wearing, sanitizing and social distancing as we continue to navigate this second wave. Please keep up your efforts, it is a huge help to us.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

Thursday 25th February: No Class (Teachers PD day)
Friday 26th February: Holiday
Monday 15th March: No Class (March Break)

Please look out for the email with more information regarding the live showing of ‘G3 Presents Poetry’ via YouTube and in the meantime if you have and questions or concerns please do no hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,
G3 Team

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Monday 8th February

We are so happy to have our wonderful students back in the classroom and it was a pleasure to see many smiling eyes as we were able to see one another again. 

Last week was a busy week getting back into the swing of learning in the classroom, we reflected on our experiences from remote learning and thought about all of the skills which were developed through this time. 

Our current Unit of Inquiry is exploring how we express ourselves, especially, how digital media has changed the way we communicate. This has been an excellent unit to explore at this time as we are using so many platforms when communicating through remote learning.  Last week, students loved getting hands on with different tools to create music and artwork which portrayed an emotion. 

In maths we are continuing with our learning of fractions, particularly comparing fractions, exploring equivalent fractions and beginning to solve calculations (addition and subtraction) of fractions with the same denominator. It has been great to get hands on with the fractions resources in the classroom to really challenge our thinking and understanding of fractions. This week we will be moving onto the decimal numbers beginning with tenths. 

In language, we have continued to explore different types of poetry which connects with our current unit of inquiry, how we express ourselves, students have enjoyed reading and writing their own poetry including; shape poems, limericks (a favourite), Haiku, persona poems and many more. We are really looking forward to seeing how they turn a memorable experience into a poem and using digital tools to bring those to life.

Just a couple of requests:

  • we are still waiting for a few of the reading books to be returned from the remote learning, please check your home for any KIS reading books and return them at your earliest convenience.
  • Friday 12th February: Chinese New Year
    Please see below a letter which explains all of the exciting events and activities that we will be doing in house to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year Letter To Parents

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, via email.

G3 Team

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Friday 29th January

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It’s wonderful to have the great news that the Covid-19 situation is easing and that we are allowed back on campus. We are so looking forward to celebrating, reflecting and building upon all of our remote learning achievements and of course to be able to see each each other again.

Of course, it is of paramount importance that we all follow the updated guidelines shared in Ms June’s letter. Only by following these guidelines can we remain in school and keep safe and we will be behaving as a caring and inclusive community to remind each other when needed. Please take the time to review the guidelines below:

Primary-School-Parent-Updates-Jan-28

One of these guidelines that is particularly note worthy is that masks MUST be worn at all times whilst on campus, with the only exception being when students are eating and drinking (which will take place at a distance). Therefore, we are asking parents to ensure that all students have a spare mask in their bag at all times in case their mask is damaged throughout the school day.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all once more for all of the hard over the last 3 weeks! We couldn’t have do it without you!

Have a wonderful weekend and we so look forward to seeing you on Monday,

 G3 Team

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Friday 22nd January

Dear G3 parents and families,
As we head towards to end of another week, we look back and reflect on all of the different things happening at the moment. We have been so impressed with the students motivation and determination to stick with the remote learning programme. They are showing great commitment and resilience throughout this challenging time and are becoming experts at navigating the daily timetables and making sure they are where they need to be at the correct time. 

We have seen some amazing pieces of work emerge this week, including from our specialist classes, see examples from the padlet below:

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As well as celebrating the many achievements of our students, it is important to recognise that this is a difficult time for many and the mental health of our community members is of the utmost importance which is why I would like to take a moment to share Ms Alex’s counsellor blog page with you. It has a number of resources for parents on how to support your child at home during remote learning, and how to manage parenting stress during a lockdown. 

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

Now we look ahead to the next week, please find below the ‘What you will need for your learning next week’ with learning outcomes and any resources you may require. 

What you will need week 3

You can also find the updated planning here. 

Just a few quick reminders which we are discussing with the students but would appreciate your support with include: 

  • Encouraging students to wear school uniforms for classes (school shirt only) and PE kit during PE lessons, we have found this to help students tune into the right mindset for a day of learning. 
  • When starting a live lesson, cameras are to be turned on, many of our activities require us to be able to see everyone. 

Finally, a reminder that we had our first lunch time club, a time when students can socialise with others from across the grade in a short 20 minute slot on zoom. The first session yesterday was a great success and the students enjoyed playing games with each other. We will be continuing to run this social time every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:40-12 if any other students which to join. The link can be found on the daily timetable on that day. 

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and support, especially at this challenging time. If you have any questions or queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact us:

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th

ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th

toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Wishing you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 

G3 Team

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Friday 15th January

Wow! What a week! I’d like to start by saying a huge congratulations to all our students and also their families. It was the first week starting with the full timetable and schedule and the students have managed their time really well and completed tasks to a high level which is excellent to see.

We feel the timetable is working really well to motivate and engage the students throughout the school day, please see below a copy of the weekly timetable for your reference. Please note this timetable does not change week to week.

Remote-Learning-Grade-3-Timetable-Student_Parent

As always, the weekly planning will be posted on a Friday and next week’s planning can be found here. In addition, we will be sharing a ‘What you will need for next week’ which includes information about any resources that will be required for the following week’s lessons.

You can find the document for next week here:

Wk3_ What you will need for learning next week

Please note that for maths, there is a ‘fraction wall’ attached to this document that, if you have a printer, it would be useful for the students to have a hard copy of, however, a printed copy is not essential.

Fractions wall and number line

Thank you also for those of you who were able to make it to the parent meeting on Wednesday morning, your feedback was very helpful and we are looking into organsing some social times for the students, exploring the possibility of doing this as a lunch club. We will be hosting the next parent meeting on Wednesday, please see the email sent this week for more information and the zoom link (which remains the same). We know that none of this is possible without your support so thank you very much for everything you are doing. If you have any questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th
ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th
toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Have a wonderful and restful weekend,
G3 Team

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Friday 8th January

Dear Grade 3 students and families, 

We would like to start by saying a huge thank you for all of your support over the past 3 days and patience as we make the final preparations for beginning our full program from Monday. 

This update will outline necessary information regarding remote learning in Grade 3 and give you an insight into what a typical school day would look like for our students.

As you are aware we will be moving to a full schedule inline with the timetable of a typical day in school. Class timetables for G3A, B & C can all be found below for your reference. I would suggest printing a copy and having this visible in your child’s learning environment. 

Remote Learning Grade 3 Timetable Student_Parent

A daily timetable will also be shared with all students, via Google Classroom at 7:50 each morning. This outlines the day’s tasks and also the times at which they will take place, again we are aiming to keep the remote learning as close to a nominal school day timetable as possible. Therefore, when the students would normally have PE, they will attend a remote learning PE class. Alongside the daily timetable, students will also see a video, from their homeroom teacher explaining what will be happening on that day. Please encourage your child to watch the video each morning and if they have any questions to bring those to the homeroom session from 7:50-8:10 each morning. 

You can find an blank template below for your reference: 

Example

It is important that students are reminded that ALL specialist classes will commence with a Google Meet Video Call regardless of whether the class will be taught fully on video or partly synchronous and partly asynchronous. We will be reminding the students of this as we go. Therefore when it is time for a specialist class, students will enter the Google Classroom of that subject and click on the link at the top to join the Google Meet Video Call. 

As always, the weekly planning will be posted on a Friday and next week’s planning can be found here. In addition, we will be sharing a ‘What you will need for next week’ which includes information about any resources that will be required for the following week’s lessons.

You can find the document for next week here: 

What you will need Wk1

We understand that this is a lot of information however we are confident that the students will soon know exactly what they need to do. If they are stuck at any time, they can post onto our G3 Padlet helpdesk: https://padlet.com/jennifer_ja/ao2v3ayktvdzmqst 

Comment on Google Classroom Posts or email your homeroom teacher: 

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th
ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th
toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Don’t worry about anything, we are here to help you and will go through everything together. 

Reminders to help you be successful in remote learning. 

  1. Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
  2. School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Have a healthy breakfast.
  4. Get ready for school – wear a school shirt. 
  5. Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
  6. Log into google classroom and Check the schedule for the day, post questions in the comments. 
  7. Watch the morning video. Post question or comments. 
  8. Join the G3 morning help desk (padlet) if you have questions about the learning activities for the day. (There will also be a daily homeroom Google Meet where you can ask any questions you may have for the day ahead).

For parents, we will be hosting a weekly parent meeting on a Wednesday @ 8:10am-8:50am, please feel free to join us at this time to ask any questions that you may have or share your experiences. A zoom link will be emailed out to you before this meeting.

A huge thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to working with you through this time.

Warm regards and have an enjoyable weekend,

G3 Team

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Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

Dear Parents, students and families,

We know that we would all rather be in school and be all together, but until that is possible we are going to be continuing our Grade 3 learning journey from our homes. This week we will be focusing on tuning back into who we are as learners and revising strategies to support effective learning at home, specifically setting up a learning environment for the next three weeks. We will be creating classroom agreements for our remote learning and making sure that everyone is clear on how to find tasks, activities and where you can find help as and when you need it. 

Starting on Monday we will begin to follow our daily schedule which outlines lesson times including specialist classes. The schedule will also include all of the links you will need for online, video lessons. On Friday afternoon you will receive your schedule for the following week and an outline of the week’s learning, including any materials you may need. We will be using a combination of Google Meet, with homeroom teachers and zoom for specialist classes. Google meets is very easy to access, it is on the front page of our google classroom, when it is time for your lesson to start, you will see a link, simply click on that and you are good to go. We will go through this together so don’t worry. 

We would love to welcome you all back starting with our first Google Meet as a homeroom class at 12:30pm today. It would be great to see all the students then and we can talk through what to expect, and how to get support.

For Today (Wednesday 6th January)

Task 1 @10am: Visit Seesaw from 10am for the first activity (Where will you work during remote learning?) Please make sure you watch the loom video by clicking on the link this will explain everything you need to know to complete the task. 

Homeroom Google Meet @12:30pm: As 12:30 head to Google Classroom and click on the Google Meet Link at the top, this will take you to join our video meeting to welcome everyone back to the new term and discuss what to expect over the next couple of weeks. 

Task 2 @ 1pm: Visit Seesaw from 1pm for today’s second activity (Winter Holiday Recount) read the instructions carefully and complete the two pages on the template. 

What to do If you are stuck:

If you are stuck at any time, you can post onto our G3 Padlet helpdesk: https://padlet.com/jennifer_ja/ao2v3ayktvdzmqst

You can also comment on Google Classroom Posts or email your homeroom teacher: 

jennifer.ja@edu.kis.ac.th

ronyii.gi@edu.kis.ac.th

toni.lo@edu.kis.ac.th

Don’t worry about anything, we are here to help you and will go through everything together. 

Reminders to help you be successful. 

  1. Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
  2. School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Have a healthy breakfast.
  4. Get ready for school – wear a school shirt. 
  5. Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
  6. Log into google classroom and Check the schedule for the day, post questions in the comments. 
  7. Watch the morning video. Post question or comments. 
  8. Join the G3 morning help desk (padlet) if you have questions about the learning activities for the day. (There will also be a daily homeroom Google Meet where you can ask any questions you may have for the day ahead). 
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