Holiday Gift Tree

Dear Parents,

Each year in the Primary School we support charities through the Central Thai Mission by purchasing gifts for children and persons in need. We still have names hung on the Christmas tree of children who are hoping to receive a gift.  The Christmas Party where the gifts will be distributed is this coming Sunday, December 9th.  There is still time if you would like to participate.  Simply choose a child/person from the tree, buy a gift, and return it to be picked up on Friday, Dec. 7th.

Many thanks and Happy Holidays

June and Karl

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Holiday Calendar – Upcoming Dates

Holiday Calendar 18 (SENT OUT)

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Student Learning Nov. 26-30

This was such a fun week with our Assembly and final egg drop experiments.  Students practiced an integrated presentation for the assembly including a demo of the egg drop, how students designed their experiment, a song, interpretive dance, and gymnastics.  It was a really great week of putting it all together.  Students reflected in their learning journals and completed the results section and found the mean/average for their drop times.  What a fun week of science!

In math we worked again with division as it is an area students are finding challenging yet day by day students are growing and learning and we have seen so much progress from the begin of the unit.  Way to go students!

In Language Arts our focus was the report writing with the experiment and finding the topic, main idea, and details in a text.  Here are some of the pictures of the week – enjoy!

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Parent Forum

Parent Forum BTS 3011

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Student Learning Nov. 19-23, 2018

This past week has been so much fun!  We are doing lots of inquiry and investigations with science and started the week with mini inquires into different experiments. The next experiment is the egg drop which everyone is very excited to do.  This will be helping us learn the scientific method, design cycle, and group communication and work skills.  Students will have opportunities to design their egg drop contraption and then test it.  They will then have multiply opportunities to redesign and improve upon their initial design.  The final drop will take place the week of the 26th-30th.

In math we are incorporating a lot with our unit still and working on developing an understanding of division. Some of our classes for the week are being rotated between A/B/C and some will be in our homeroom class.  Different activities will be done at different levels to help students develop from where they are on the continuum in learning.

In Language Arts we are focusing on non-fiction texts and looking at building fluency and comprehension strategies.  We will be doing reading workshops and students will be reading at different times with a teacher during the week.  We are using Readworks, Reading A-Z, ORT books, and fluency passages with students.  Each class is also doing different read aloud books chosen for specific reasons in each class.  Here are some of the pictures for the week – enjoy!

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PYP Grade 4 Christmas Show Details

Costumes and Finale Song Lyrics

Please visit the Music Blog HERE for More details and videos.

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

Finale Song

Costuming:
4A: Arabian Costume
4B: Drab Arabian to clown
4C: Red and white clothing and Santa hats

This is the finale to the show. Please learn it!
[Intro]
Hey now, hey now
Hey now, hey now

Olivia
Have you ever seen such a beautiful night?
I could almost kiss the stars for shining so bright
Elle
When I see you smiling I go, “Oh, oh, oh”
I would never want to miss this
‘Cause in my heart, I know what this is

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams are made of

Najann
Have you ever wondered what life is about?
You could search the world and never figure it out
Mai
You don’t have to sail the oceans
No, no, no
Happiness is no mystery
It’s here and now
It’s you and me, yeah

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams are made of

Olivia
Open your eyes
Everybody
(This is what dreams are made of)
Olivia
Shout to the skies
Everybody
(This is what dreams are made of)
Olivia
When I see you smiling I go, “Oh, oh, oh”
Yesterday my life was duller
Now everything’s technicolor

[Chorus] Everybody
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
Hey now, hey now
This is what dreams are made of
I’ve got somewhere I belong (belong)
I’ve got somebody to love
This is what dreams, dreams
This is what dreams are made of

[Outro]
Hey now, hey now (hey, hey, hey, hey)
Hey now (hey, hey, hey, hey)
This is what dreams

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Upcoming events at-a-glance

Upcoming Events

    • November special days (EY1) Universal Children’s day (20 Nov) EY1 will share more in the coming week.
    • Loy Kratong 22 Nov – Thai Dress day (G3/G5 will make their Kratongs the day before)
    • Assembly Friday 30th November – 8am Auditorium – Grade 4 Leading -House Spirit (T-shirts)

 

  • December 5 – Kings Birthday – no school

 

  • December 10 Professional Development Day for teachers – no school for students
  • Friday December 14th G3 – 5 concert – other students will be invited to watch dress rehearsal at 8:20 am. This is a half day for students only. 
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Student Learning Nov. 12-16, 2018

This week in class has been another fun week of science and learning.  We started to learn how to use the Scientific Method to do an experiment with a pendulum.  Students tried to predict and create a hypothesis of if the length and weight would affect the number of swings of the pendulum.  Students enjoyed testing the pendulums and creating a data table with their results.  They then changed the variable – length or weight – and tested again.  Students then began to learn how to write the results and conclusion.  We will be continuing to work on the scientific method for the next couple of weeks and practice the design process to create our own experiments.

In math this week we looked at long division.  This is proving to be a challenge and we will be covering it a lot more in the coming weeks!  Integrated into our unit we are working with data, mean, measurement, and weight – lots of fun applying these concepts to real science experiments and learning by doing.

In our language arts we are integrating our reading with non-fiction texts and writing reports, procedures, and explanations.  Having it integrated into the unit makes it more authentic for students and they are enjoying doing all of the work together on our forces topics.  Here are the pictures from the week – enjoy!

 

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Aladdin Poster Drawing Contest

Design aposter foraladdin! Design Competition Aladdin (1)

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Swimming with G4C -Above and Below Water

Freestyle Stroke and Underwater Task Breath-Holding

Students had their formative assessments in swimming this past wednesday and some great videos have come up. We have here Class G4C displaying their skills in freestyle stroke and their ability to swim underwater for extended duration to complete a tasks. Here the task was to pick up toy cars from the bottom of the pool.

The first videos are freestyle strokes and the last video is breath-holding by a few students.

A big thank you to the Amazing Mr. Ben and his swim assistant for the great video.

Do ask your children about it.

Enjoy 🙂

Here are the underwater times of G4C for November 2018.

Some additional practices will occur this month and a second underwater assessment will happen before xmas break

chart

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