Sawadee Pee Mai!
Kindergarten will be taking part in Songkran activities during Thai class at the end of the day on Thursday and are welcome to wear Thai dress on that day. Swimming classes will be taking place as usual, so please send their swim bags as well.
On Friday morning, KG will join EY1 and EY2 for some water play and are again welcome to wear swim clothes (or play clothes that they can get wet). Please feel free to send colourful, Songkran clothing for your child to wear after the water play.
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World Book Week is coming soon…
We have lots of activities during the week and also we encourage parents to come read with us.
If you would like to join KG teachers for Book Character Dress Up, we will be dressing as crayons from the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. It’s a simple costume by wearing your favorite colour and we will make cone hats to match in class. Just let us know if your child would like to join the teachers.
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KG Guest Readers
Last week, KG students got to listen to these stories from our guest readers.
On Tuesday, Ganta’s parents came to read the story Paper Bag Princess b in both Thai and English.
“When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?” (Amazon.UK)
On Thursday, Rainie’s dad read us
This book illustrates the remarkable ways the human body works. We learned about a giant skeleton, how the heart pumps blood, what’s inside our heads and what happens to the food we eat.
On Friday morning, Mark’s mum read us a poem in Russian, then 2 stories: Dinosaurs Don’t Draw, by by Elli Woollard and Steven Lenton, and
Dinosaurs Don’t Draw
“Dinosaurs aren’t known for their drawing – they’re known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can’t seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art – much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur!
A vibrant and uplifting story about the joy and the power of art – and daring to be different.” (Amazon.UK)
Be Careful, Barney
“Barney thinks being daring is great fun…but when Barney’s class go on a school trip, the little fox discovers just how dangerous his behaviour is. Despite being told not to go near the river, Barney tries to cross it, falls in and is carried away! Barney’s friend Trevor finds a branch and manages to save a very scared Barney .
The next day, while at the park, Barney is tempted to hang upside down as usual, but then he remembers how scared he felt when he fell in the river and how worried his mummy had been. He runs to find his friends and soon discovers that he can have just as much fun without taking so many risks.” (Amazon.UK)
On Friday afternoon, Jett’s dad read
This is a story of a brave rabbit and a very strange pair of underwear.
“Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!” (Amazon.UK)
A big thank you to these parents for taking the time to come share with us. We look forward to Nadine’s mum, Bella’s mum, and Suniya’s parents who have volunteered to come read for us this week.
If there are any more parents who would like to sign up to come read to KG, please click on the link below, choose an available time slot, and send us an email to let us know when you can come.
You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
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Students will not be bringing home books this week.
Our regular library visits will recommence after the Songkran break. Thank you.
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|Ongoing…||KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)|
|Thurs. 4th Apr.||Songkran Celebration (in Thai class)|
|Fri. 5th Apr.||Water Play with EY1 & EY2; Songkran Assembly|
|Songkran Holiday||April 6th – 21st (NO SCHOOL)|
|Mon. 22nd Apr.||Start of Term 3|
|Tue. 23rd Apr.||World Book Day (Book Character Dress-Up Day)
|Mon. 29th Apr.||KG Coffee Meeting #3 at 8:10 am in the KG classroom|
|Wed. 1st May||Labour Day (NO SCHOOL)|
|Mon. 6th May||H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)|
|Wed. 8th May||KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World …details coming soon