Friday 11th June

 Such an eventful year!

Well that is another year over and the Grade 5’s have now graduated to become Grade 6 next term. We thank everyone who attended the zoom meeting on Wednesday. Even with the occasional hiccup it was still a lovely time with the highlight most certainly being the speeches by Divyen G5A, LucasG5B and  Shuang ShuangG5C.  You can now witness these at the end of the slideshow. If you could not attend the meeting or  want to see all of the photographs again the slideshow  including the graduation Gallery photos can be accessed here.

Sad farewells

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Today we said a sad farewell to G5A Bea and PimPim, G5B Lucas and Ananya, G5C Pim Pe. Also to Ms Rachel who is returning with her family to New Zealand but who will definitely be keeping up on the progress of KIS and letting us know her news. We wish them all well in their new adventures.

Thank you

As teachers we would just like to say how impressed we have been with the students resilience, enthusiasm for their learning and their good humour during a difficult year. We wish them all the best wherever they are next year but hope that those who are still at KIS will drop in and say Hi, on occasions.

We would also like to say thank you to all of the parents for your support during this year, it is always brilliant to work in a team and this year we feel we have done.

Summer activities

We know that moving around to take holidays maybe a little bit difficult this year so just incase you find yourself wanting something to fill your time check out the activites below.

IXL accounts will still be active- try to concentrate on the areas you are unsure of.

Raz kids accounts are still active so make sure you read, read, read.

News – Keep up to date with news so that you have a good understanding of what is happening in the world around you.

A message from Ms. Lindsay:

As we start our summer holiday, I’d like to share a few resources available to you.

If you follow this link you will arrive at our Summer Holidays Activities page. Here you will find the links to:

-Summer Story Time with Ms. Lisa (Mondays at 10am on Zoom, featuring special guest teachers each week)

-Library Fun with Ms. Lindsay

-Super Summer Sports with Mr. Ben

-Music, ICT, Art and more

Please take your time and explore! There are plenty of resources and activities to support our learning throughout this summer holiday. Don’t forget, you can also visit my webpage here and check out the parent resources section as well.

I hope you have a happy summer holiday!

-Ms. Lindsay

Library summer reading camp

Summer Camp Adventure 2021 Monday Story Time

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Friday 4th June

Weekly planner 07,06,21

What you will need 07,06,21

Who can believe that we are nearly in the last week of this academic year? 

What a year it has been and we still have important events happening next week. Obviously graduation on Wednesday (details below )and also saying goodbye to a few students and to Ms Rachel on Friday. After 6 years at KIS, Ms Rachel is returning with her family to New Zealand. We wish her all the best in her new adventure.

Library day

I think we all appreciate our Library a little bit more after the lovely actitivites, readalouds and the opportunity to just read that today’s day has given us. Thanks to Ms Lindsay and all to others who were involved in today’s event!

Important dates for the diary

Friday 4th June-Entries for talent show, due in today. Talent show We are so looking forward to seeing all of your talents at the end of term show.

Wednesday 9th June 12.00- Grade 5 Graduation

This will take approximately 4o minutes and will feature speeches and a slideshow presentation. Following the graduation the students will be invited to share a game together as a grade reviewing all that they have learnt.  This a special day it would be lovely if you could dress up and have a celebratory dinner to congratulate the students on their achievement.

There will be no parent meeting in the morning as we hope to see you all with your children in the afternoon session.

Friday 11th June – End of term 3,  Gallery walk

UOI- Guest speakers

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The students participated in a wonderful question and answer session with Alexandre and Bay from Grade 8 who gave very honest and thoughtful answers to Grade 5’s questions about moving onto MYP. We thank them both for doing such an awesome job and sharing both their time and knowledge.

Literacy

The students have now virtually finished their performance poem videos which will be available to watch in the Gallery walk next Friday morning.

Maths 

This week the students have been using their knowledge of probability and calculations to solve real life problem solving. We will continue with this next week.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.

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Friday 28th May

Weekly planner

What you will need

Grade 5 would like to say a big thank you to  Mr. Michael, Mr Mechum, Ms Alison for the Parent meeting on Wednesday.

It was very informative, if you did not manage to attend please see theMr Mike’s video here. If you have any questions please contact any of the above teachers  or ofc ourse the grade 5 teachers as usual.

And thanks to Ms Alex

We also need to thank Mr Mechum and Ms Alex for their presentation to the students on Wednesday. These were both very interesting and alleviated lots of the worries the students had by answering their questions.

Important dates for the diary

Thursday 3rd June – School closed

Friday 4th June-Entries for talent show, due in today. See below

Friday 4th June– Love your Library day ( See below for more details)

Wednesday 9th June 12.00- Grade 5 Moving from PYP Celebration.

More information on this at Wednesday 2nd June parent meeting at 10.30

Please complete the address form sent to you so that plaques and certificates can be sent to your children before this day.

Friday 11th June – End of term 3,  Gallery walk

UOI

The students have now completed the communicating online, part of the unit with many students reflecting on how relevant this has been to their own lives. We are now moving onto investigating  the transition to MYP and the effects that puberty has on ones brain and emotions. After asking questions of the adult next week the students will get the opportunity to ask questions form students who have already made this transition.

Literacy

The students should now have written their poem which they will video themselves performing next week. We are so looking forward to seeing these performances in the coming weeks.

Maths 

Our brief investigation into probability is now coming to a close and the students will then be rounding up the year by revisiting some of the maths topics we have already covered, as a review of skills.

June 4th- Love your Library day

Message from Ms Lindsay below

Dear PYP Community,

On Friday, June 4, the PYP Library will be hosting “Love Your Library Day”. We can’t wait to celebrate all of the wonderful things libraries can help us do like read, create, listen, and explore! There will be live sessions and activities for all grades, following a special timetable listed on the Love Your Library website. The website will be shared with you on Friday morning.

Our hope is that this day highlights the importance of libraries to our community, and gives us all a chance to enjoy some “screen free” time by reading, listening to audiobooks, completing STEM challenges, creating art, and of course, more reading! We will have special read aloud sessions in Mother Tongue languages, with PE and Music connections as well.

To best prepare for the day, you can have a variety of art and craft materials ready like paper, pencils, markers, glue, scissors, and recycled materials, which will allow your child to take part in STEM and creation activities. And, of course, BOOKS!

We can take advice from the beloved Harry Potter series and Hermione Granger who says, “When in doubt, go to the library”.

See you Friday

-Ms. Lindsay

Time

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G1-2

G3-4

G5

8.00am

Morning Meeting with Homeroom Teachers

9.00am

Story Songs with Mr. Chris (Password: kis)

PE with Mr. Vern

G3- PE with Mr. Ben (Google Classroom)

Storytime Thai with Ms. Koong

Cohost:Pam

G4- Storytime with Ms. Marie

10.00am

      Storytime

Thai with Ms. Ploy

Cohost:Lindsay

Storytime with Ms. Marie

G3- Choice Time

Choice Time

G4- PE with Mr. Ben (Google Classroom)

12.00pm

Choice Time

Storytime

Thai with Ms. Ploy

Cohost:Pam

    Storytime Thai with Ms. Koong

Cohost:Lindsay

G5- PE with Mr. Ben (Google Classroom)

1.00pm

Choice Time

Choice Time

Choice Time

Storytime with Ms. Marie

2.00pm

End of Day Storytime with Ms. Lindsay and Mr. Zack

Talent show

We are so looking forward to seeing all of your talents at the end of term show.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.

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Friday 21st May

Weekly planner 24.05.21

What you will need doc 24.05.21

Parent Meeting with Mr. Michael Hirsch – Transitions to Grade 6/MYP

Zoom link

Mr Mike will lead this week’s parent meeting discussing the transition of Grade 5 Students to the MYP. Please have your questions ready for him. The meeting will take place in its usual time slot at 10.30 on Wednesday 26th May. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Important dates for the diary

Wednesday 26th May 10.30 -Parent meeting with Mr Mike

Friday 4th June- Share your child’s portfolio with them

Wednesday 9th June 12.00- Grade 5 Moving from PYP Celebration.

What a fun book day we had!

I am still taking answers for my competition. What superhero/ hero references can you see in my photo? Join together with friends and family to search for them. I count 17!

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UOI- How we express ourselves

The students will be completing their inquiry into online communication and never more important than now, beginning to think about the all important subject of balance. What is an appropriate time to spend on line and what are the strategies we can use to ensure a healthy online presence.

We will then move onto the immediate changes that the students will be going through, that of moving to MYP. Inquiring into the fears the students may have and trying answer some of their questions.

Literacy

This week we will continue our investigation into performance poetry. What makes a poem easy to perform and what are the techniques which successful performance poets use. This will culminate in the students performing their own poem using the techniques they have learnt.

Maths

The student’s are starting their final unit of the year based around ratio and probability. They will also be doing a round up of many of the units we have focussed on during the year.

Grade 5 Books

 Lucas

21 May 2021 – Lucas Choong

Breaking News: Second Malamander Egg Sighted

Erie On Sea: The mystery surrounding the beast called Malamander has resurfaced. Townsfolk of Erie on Sea, a popular vacation site have reported sightings of a ruby red egg washed ashore the beach. This has shocked the local community. What lies ahead is unknown. Is this a friend or foe for The Malamander? Stay tuned…

Grade 5 are currently obsessed by two books by Thomas Taylor. Both books are set in the sleepy but creepy English seeside town of Eerie -on-sea.  In the first book Malamander, foggy sightings of a monster like creature provoke our heroes Herbert Lemon and Voilet Parma to investigate with lots of adventure and cliff hangers which G5B and C are currently enjoying greatly, see their pictures below.

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G5A however enjoyed the book so much that they voted to have the second book Gargantis as their class read book. Continuing this online the students have been reviewing the book and giving their predictions as to what will happen next. So without giving away too many spoilers for G5B and C see some of the comments below.

Coffee-Currently, in Gargantis, Violet and Herbie were cornered by fishermen, and their only way out was to go on Blaze Westly’s boat.

Divyen-A random hooded guy comes to the Grand Nautilus Hotel and drops off a weird item at lost and found.

Prae-I really enjoyed this chapter, it’s not that scary for me. I find it interesting by the fact that it’s mysterious and sounds adventurous. I’m excited for the next chapter and what will happen, it’s also really intimidating on how there’s a cliffhanger but I do wonder what will happen next in the next chapter.  I can’t wait to find out.

Library Book Reservations

Here’s the link for next week’s library book reservations:
The Google Form is embedded at the top of this page.
Just to let you know that all books are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized upon check in. Library staff are diligent with all safeguarding procedures such as mask wearing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing.
With proper cleaning of materials, the risk of transmission on surfaces is low. You can read more here from the CDC.
 If however you have any questions before that time please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Thank you for your continued support. Please contact your class teacher if you have any concerns.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.

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Week 17th-21st May

Weekly plan 17.05.21

What do we need 17.05.21

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What a sleepy time we had on Friday 14th May

As you can see lots of fun was had on Friday with some students really getting into the Pyjama day idea.

Next Friday 21st May will be book day based upon heroes and superheroes so start designing your costumes now!

Book Day – Heroes and Superheroes Friday 21st May, 2021

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We are celebrating books online this year. Our theme is to recognise not only superheroes in books and comics, but those around us. Heroes could be mums and dads, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, Moana, Else/ Ana, Superman, Batman, IronMan…

Students will not attend regular online classes, but instead live the life of a superhero through creative writing, books, music, art and movement. Your child will attend the zoom session based on their grade level.

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative hero costume for

  • one student per class and

  • two family group awards

  • for the most creative family photo of heroes.

Photos can be uploaded into Padlet on the Book Day Website. Don’t forget to include the book in the photograph and your child’s name and class.

The day will provide three opportunities to celebrate books and heroes.

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For art, we will be taking inspiration from the unusual trend of artists recreating artworks in food on a slice of bread! Please have ready for the day the photo of your chosen hero; a piece of bread and all the food ingredients you need to recreate your heroes on the bread, including child-friendly knives for slicing.

UOI

Our unit on transitions is now well on its way. The students have so far created personal timelines, information charts based upon the major religions of the world and together created a padlet to share their information of ceremonies and events to mark the passage of time in a variety of cultures. Please have a look at this on this link.

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Next week the students will be returning to the subject of online identity investigating gender stereotyping, safe communication on social media and cyberbulling.

Literacy

This week sees the start of a two week investigation into performance poetry. What makes a poem easy to perform and what are the techniques which successful performance poets use. This will culminate in the students performing their own poem in the coming weeks.

Maths

The student’s are continuing their learning of geometry looking into the properties of 3d shapes and nets.

Grade 5 Books

Grade 5 are currently obsessed by two books by Thomas Taylor. Both books are set in the sleepy but creepy English seeside town of Eerie -on-sea.  In the first book Malamander, foggy sightings of a monster like creature provoke our heroes Herbert Lemon and Voilet Parma to investigate with lots of adventure and cliff hangers which G5B and C are currently enjoying greatly, see their pictures below.

Vin Ota Shenali

G5A however enjoyed the book so much that they voted to have the second book Gargantis as their class read book. Continuing this online the students have been reviewing the book and giving their predictions as to what will happen next. So without giving away too many spoilers for G5B and C see some of the comments below.

Coffee-Currently, in Gargantis, Violet and Herbie were cornered by fishermen, and their only way out was to go on Blaze Westly’s boat.

Divyen-A random hooded guy comes to the Grand Nautilus Hotel and drops off a weird item at lost and found.

Prae-I really enjoyed this chapter, it’s not that scary for me. I find it interesting by the fact that it’s mysterious and sounds adventurous. I’m excited for the next chapter and what will happen, it’s also really intimidating on how there’s a cliffhanger but I do wonder what will happen next in the next chapter.  I can’t wait to find out.

Library Book Reservations

Here’s the link for next week’s library book reservations:
The Google Form is embedded at the top of this page.
Just to let you know that all books are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized upon check in. Library staff are diligent with all safeguarding procedures such as mask wearing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing.
With proper cleaning of materials, the risk of transmission on surfaces is low. You can read more here from the CDC.

Parent forum with Ms Alex

Please see the link to the slideshow Ms Alex shared at her parent forum today.

Parent Forum- Parent and Student Well-being

 

Parent Meetings

Thank you for all of you who attended the meeting last Wednesday. Another meeting will take place on 19th May at 10.30. A zoom link will be sent to you.

If however you have any questions before that time please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.

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Week 10-14th May

Weekly Planner 10th May

What you will need 10th May

UOI

Our new unit based on the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves and identity has now started. The central idea is

Changes people experience affect their sense of self.

This unit will focus on rights of passage ceremonies, online identities and the transition from PYP to MYP and the emotional changes which happen at this time. The physical changes will not be covered whilst we are learning online.

This week the students were asked to investigate into their personal histories finding out the key events of their lives so far, putting these on a timeline. They also delved into the types of information which should be shared on line and which should not and created a survival map to help to direct them through the transition to MYP.

Literacy

The students are continuing their investigation into different types of poetical structure and next week will begin a mini study of a particular poet with the help of Ms Lindsay.

Maths

The student’s are continuing their learning of geometry looking into symmetry and tessellations.

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Library Book Reservations

Here’s the link for next week’s library book reservations:
The Google Form is embedded at the top of this page.
Just to let you know that all books are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized upon check in. Library staff are diligent with all safeguarding procedures such as mask wearing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing.
With proper cleaning of materials, the risk of transmission on surfaces is low. You can read more here from the CDC.

Parent Meetings

Thank you for all of you who attended the meeting last Wednesday. Another meeting will take place on 12th May at 10.30. A zoom link will be sent to you.

If however you have any questions before that time please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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3rd – 7th May

Weekly Planner 5th-7th May

What you will need for the week ahead 5th-7th May

Holiday 

School is on holiday on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th May. We hope that you have a safe and relaxing time.

Grade 10 Guests

Grade 10

G5A were so lucky this week to have four Grade 10 students visit the class meeting room to share their knowledge on Climate change, plastic pollution and recycling.  The Grade 5 student’s feedback included

“I like their slides and how they explained, it was clear and simple to understand, they must have spent so much time on research. They did amazing, I’m inspired.”

“I think they were very passionate about what they were talking about. I think it was very clear that they researched this topic.”

Whereas the Grade 10’s reflections were equally as complimentary

“But, the best part of our project was being able to have a meeting with Grade 5 students in PYP and teach them about climate change, its causes, effects and solutions we can provide. We also taught them how to recycle some objects at home and they asked us astounding unexpected questions on the issue.”

We hope to have more meetings like this in the future.

UOI

The governance unit completed this week with the students all turning in their slideshows, model pictures and their rubrics.

Our new unit based on the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves and identity will start on Wednesday 5th May. the central idea is

Changes people experience affect their sense of self.

This unit will focus on rights of passage ceremonies, online identities and the transition from PYP to MYP.

Literacy

The students are continuing their investigation into different types of poetical structure and next week will begin a mini study of a particular poet with the help of Ms Lindsay.

Maths

The student’s are continuing their learning of geometric shapes with a focussed study on the language of shape.

Library Book Reservations

Here’s the link for next week’s library book reservations:
The Google Form is embedded at the top of this page.
Just to let you know that all books are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized upon check in. Library staff are diligent with all safeguarding procedures such as mask wearing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing.
With proper cleaning of materials, the risk of transmission on surfaces is low. You can read more here from the CDC.

Parent Meetings

Thank you for all of you who attended the meeting on Wednesday. Another meeting will take place on 5th May at 10.30. A zoom link will be sent to you.

If however you have any questions before that time please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 26th- 30th April

 Parent meeting Friday 30th at 9am with Ms June

Weekly Planner 26.04.21

What you will need for the week ahead 26.04.21

 

What a great start!

We might be learning remotely but Grade 5 have shown their adaptability once again and had a great week 1 of Term 3.

Earth Day

The highlight of the week has been the student’s interest in Earth day, taking action including creating thought provoking poems, designing images and adapting their lifestyles to improve the world. Have a look through the pictures here and through the student’s Padlet to get an idea of all of the different ways the students have become involved.

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Maths

The students have been finishing off their unit on measurement all ready to begin their next invbestigation into Geometry.

Governance

The studen’s are now well on their way with their models depicting two government systems. There have also been working on the research need to complete their slideshows on these governmental systems. Both are due on Friday 30th of this week.

Resource Bags

Thank you for picking these up so quickly.

Parent Meetings

These will start this Wednesday 28th April at 10.30. A zoom link will be sent to you.

If however you have any questions before that time please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Welcoming Treasure

We welcome Treasure to G5B we hope that we can all meet her in person soon.

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Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Term 3. Week 19th-23rd April

Welcome back to Term 3 

Remote learning schedule

Things you will need

Weekly schedule

We hope that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Due to the rise in cases of Covid 19 the start of term 3 will take place online.

Monday 19th April– Students to set up a learning centre. Please remember that this should be somewhere quiet where you can focus with room to use both a computer and write/ draw on paper. Try to organise to work on a laptop or desktop computer, remember the problems that some of you had trying to use an ipad in January for the tasks you were given.

Your tasks  for today include the IXL measurement  activities you started last term. You may also visit Ms Lindsay’s Library blog for activities. Read, read and more reading.

Also check out your classroom for messages from your teachers

Tuesday 20th April – all classes including specialists will start as usual online. Please look out for the daily planner with links for the rest of the week.

Resource Bags

These are now ready to be picked up from the carpark today.

Parent Meetings

These will start next Wednesday 28th April at 10.30. A zoom link will be sent to you. If however you have any questions please use the emails below and contact your class teacher directly.

Welcoming Treasure

We welcome Treasure to G5B we hope that we can all meet her in person soon.

Square Simple

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 29th-2nd April part 2

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End of Term 2

Time is rushing by in Grade 5. Term 2 is at an end, it has been a busy, long but very productive term. With exhibition being the focal point of this term it is easy to forget all the other great things which have happened. Check out the photos below to see if you can remember them.

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UOI- Governance

The students are now deep into their inquiries of how goverment systems are organised across the world. This week has focussed on democracy, how democratic governments are selected, the decisions that are made and where these systems might appear around the world. We will be continuing with this unit after the break, looking into other forms of government.

Maths

The students have been investigating measurement and applying these skills to real life tasks. A study of coordinates  has been linked to the unit.

Literacy

Literacy  has been linked to the unit as the students investigated manifestos and created their own.

Swimming 

Please read Ms June’s letter about swimming.

Parent Conferences

Thank you very much for attending these on the zoom platform this week. We hope that you found them informative and that you gained from the experience in both discussing your child’s goals with them and with your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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