Farewell, Kindergarten!

KG Graduation

To the Kindergarten Class of 2019…
Congratulations on your completion of KG!

It has been a pleasure having you with us this past year and we look forward to seeing your continued progress. For those that are leaving KIS, we hope you enjoyed your time with us and wish you well at your new school. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

We encourage you to do a little bit of reading every day, wherever you may be. Online resources will continue to be accessible to all students using their login information from this year.

www.kidsa-z.com

We wish you all a wonderful summer and all the best next year.

The KG Team
Mr. Ashley, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Rachel, Ms. Nok, Ms. Pik, Ms. Lek

 

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A few friendly reminders…

Week #38

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Week #38: June 10th – 14th, 2019

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We’ve made it to our final week of Kindergarten!
(NOTE: Friday dismissal will be at 11:30 AM)

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Farewell, Ms. Sally!
Last Friday we attended the Teacher Talentless assembly in the auditorium. This assembly was a special farewell assembly for Ms. Sally Holloway, our Head of School.

Ms. Sally will be moving on to her next post as the Deputy Director General of the IB.
Congratulations, Ms. Sally! And thank you for starting this phenomenal school.
We will miss you.

A message from KG…

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Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires (Construction Project)
We have now completed our projects and no longer need materials.
Thank you for all of your contributions.

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Library Books
All library folders have been returned. Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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KG Class Party

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We look forward to seeing you all there.Thanks to those who have signed up already.
Party Food & Drinks

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End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) – Friday 14th June, 2019
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We are busy with rehearsals and getting ready for Friday’s performance. Each student will have a T-shirt (see below) and are free to wear whatever bottom they choose (shorts, pants, skirts/skorts, etc.)

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Thank you to those who have already been practicing at home.
And thank you for your RSVPs. We are pleased to know that we will have
close to full attendance for the concert.

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Important Dates

 Wed. 12th June KG Class Party  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Party Food & Drinks
 Thu. 13th June Regular school hours (dismissal at 2:30 pm)
Dress rehearsal for End-of-Year concert
Fri. 14th June
End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) Thank you for your RSVPs.
Half day: Dismissal at 11:30 am

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There will be a KISPA meeting on Wednesday 5th June.
See flyer below for details.
KISPA Meeting - June 2019

Here is the PYP calendar for our final week of school.
May June 2019 FF

 

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Week #37: June 3rd – 7th, 2019

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Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires (Construction Project)
Thank you, parents, for all of your building material donations. The students have been very busy putting together their inventions and explaining how they connect to nature.

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Literacy
Library Books

This will be students’ final week to bring home library books this term.
Please return all library folders on Friday morning. Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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Numeracy
Students are continuing to make connections to a variety of 2D shapes and exploring lines of symmetry.

Here are some new shapes that we will be exploring this week and next week.

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KG Class Party
Our party will be on Wed. 12th June @ 1:30 pm in the KG classroom.

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We’ve got some tasty treats coming our way. Thanks to those who have signed up already.
Sign-up sheet for drinks and treats can be found at the following link: Party Food & Drinks

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End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) – Friday 14th June, 2019
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By today you will have received music and lyrics for your child’s performance for our end-of-year concert.
KGA: What Does the Frog Say?
KGB: What I Am
KGC: Count On Me

Thank you to those who have already been practicing at home.
And thank you for your RSVPs. We are pleased to know that we will have
close to full attendance for the concert.

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Wed. 5th June Awards Assembly
Parents of participating students will be notified.
 Wed. 12th June KG Class Party  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Party Food & Drinks
 Thu. 13th June Regular school hours (dismissal at 2:30 pm)
Dress rehearsal for End-of-Year concert
Fri. 14th June
End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) Thank you for your RSVPs.
Half day: Dismissal at 11:30 am

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There will be a KISPA meeting on Wednesday 5th June.
See flyer below for details.
KISPA Meeting - June 2019

Here is the PYP calendar for our final weeks of school.
May June 2019 FF

 

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Under construction

KG are constructing and we need your help. We need donations of boxes, old scrap materials, plastic bottles – anything that you think the students could use to construct a machine with. Send them into KG now as construction has begun…

Thank you for your support.

KG Team

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Week #36: May 27th – 31st, 2019

Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires (Construction Project)
We’re looking for scrap materials
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If you have old boxes, fabric, plastic bottles, egg cartons, bottle caps, or any other safe scrap materials that we could use for our construction project, please send them in.
We’ll be happy for the donations.

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Literacy: KG Guest Readers
On Monday morning, A-na’s dad read us the book  Angela’s Airplane, by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, a newly designed Classic Munsch picture book that introduces a junior pilot to a new generation of young readers.

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“When Angela’s father gets lost at the airport, she looks for him everywhere, even inside an airplane. But when Angela’s love of button-pressing proves too great, she finds herself in charge of flying the plane. Can Angela make it back down to the runway?”

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On Tuesday afternoon, Suniya’s parents came by to read us a couple of stories:
Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes; and The Very Grumpy Sloth by Nawal Kalra, Mehma Kaur Baja, and  Jeevna Kaur Bajaj (Illustrator).

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Ganesha“This picture book tells of how Ganesha came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humour, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale.”

Grumpy Sloth This story is about Gertie the sloth who was feeling horribly grumpy! She set off to find her smile and her friends join together to help her.

“My smile was lost but now it’s back.
I have you, my friends, to thank for that.”
“Oh, Gertie you silly”, they claimed with big grins.
“Smiles are always easy to find if you look within.”

Thank you, parents, for taking the time to come share these stories with us.

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Numeracy
Students are continuing to explore 3D shapes and the 2D shapes that make up their faces/surfaces.

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KG Class Party
Our party will be on Wed. 12th June @ 1:30 pm in the KG classroom.

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Sign-up sheet for drinks and treats can be found at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H0Bzm4zMrXjSVT8CqkBUb1sSjaCd4Iboty_ued1HzYQ/edit?usp=sharing

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End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) – Friday 14th June, 2019
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Each class will each be doing a performance for this year’s concert.
KGA will be singing, What Does the Frog Say?
KGB will be singing, What I Am
KGC will be singing, Count On Me

Please click on the following link below and let us know if your child will be here for the performance.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/149X11NsC3eElSMMxTVBWqiqxkl_rWJMl07kKBnZ8C-A/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks again to our KISPA reps who are getting our T-shirts organized for this performance.

Please click on the image or link below to view the letter to parents about the end-of-year concert.

Letter to EY1-G2 Parents

Letter to EY1-G2 Parents

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Reminders

Parent Workshops
Friday 31st May in the AP Room: Supporting your child at home and through the holidays

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Library Books
Please return all library folders on Friday morning. Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Wed. 5th June Awards Assembly
Parents of participating students will be notified.
 Wed. 12th June KG Class Party  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
See link above for food/drink sign-ups.
 Thu. 13th June Regular school hours (dismissal at 2:30 pm)
Dress rehearsal for End-of-Year concert
Fri. 14th June (NEW DATE)
End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – Grade 2)
Please RSVP (see link)
Half day: Dismissal at 11:30 am

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Here is the PYP calendar for our final weeks of school.
May June 2019 FF

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Numicon in the Early Years

Thank you to the parents who were able to support the workshop today regarding Numicon in the classroom. Below is a video explaining how numicon is used at KIS from EY1-EY3 (KG). Learning moves from exploring the resources, to beginning to make number connections, to using the resource (with others) to support addition, subtraction and measurement.

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Week #35: May 20th – 24th, 2019

Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires
Finding Connections
This week students are working in small groups to analyse different animals and how they have inspired various creations.

Home Connections
If you child has observations or questions/wonderings about something connected to nature at home, please let us know and send us a photos and/or video so we can share it with the rest of the class.

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KG Class Party
Kindergarten will be hosting our end-of-year class party on Wed. 12th June @ 1:30 pm.

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Sign-up sheet for drinks and treats will be posted closer to the date.

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End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – G2) – Friday 14th June, 2019
KGA, KGB, and KGC will each be doing a performance for this year’s concert.
You will be contacted shortly about what your child will be doing and how you can help them prepare for that day.

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Thank you to our KISPA reps who have been busy getting our T-shirts organized for this performance.

Letter to EY1-G2 Parents

Letter to EY1-G2 Parents

If you already have travel plans and are unable to attend our end-of-year concert on Fri. 14th June (which was originally a holiday), accommodations are being made for you to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday 13th June. Please see the attached letter from Ms. June for details. You can access the RSVP link from the PDF file.

Letter to EY1-G2 Parents

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Numeracy
This week we are learning more about 2D shapes, their names, and finding lines of symmetry for these shapes.

Students have also been exploring prisms. They’re very excited to see how these objects change their perspective when they look through them.

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Reminders

Birthdays…
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Regarding birthday celebrations, if you are bringing in treats for your child to share with his/her classmates, please ensure that they contain NO NUTS or nut oils.

Birthdays are celebrated in the cafeteria during our second snack break. Please let us know at least one day beforehand if you wish for your child to celebrate his/her birthday at school.

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pre-cut and ready to share.

Some birthday treats like doughnuts, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, pizza, fruit etc. are very easy to distribute and are usually an appropriate size for small tummies.

Please bring one flavour of treat. This will help us keep things simple. For example, if you bring cupcakes, bring all one flavor (chocolate OR vanilla). If you bring doughnuts, bring all one kind (glazed OR sprinkle).

Please keep these guidelines in mind for future reference.

***Gifts/Treats for Classmates***
If you wish to hand out gifts to the KG students, please pass them on to us and we will distribute them accordingly. We ask that you please do not place any items in students’ cubbies or backpacks. We will take care of it.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Parent Workshops
Numicon this Friday 24th May. See image for details.

Numicon

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Library Books
Students brought home library books this week.
Please return all library folders on Friday morning. Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
 Wed. 12th June KG Class Party  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 Thu. 13th June Regular school day (dismissal at 2:30 pm)
Dress rehearsal for End-of-Year concert
Fri. 14th June (NEW DATE)
End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – Grade 2)
Half day: Dismissal at 11:30 am

Parent Meetings and Forums:

  • Fri. May 24th – Grade Level Numicon Workshop
  • Fri. May 31st – Supporting your child at home and through the holidays

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Thank you to Mr. Eric who put together this video from our Swim Gala last week.

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Click on the image below to view the PYP calendar for our final 4 weeks…May June 2019 FF

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Student-Led Conferences: Mon. 20th May, 2019

Thank you, parents, for attending our Student-Led Conferences.
It was a busy day and it was great to have such a full turnout.

Here is a slideshow of our KG students in action. They have come a long way since last August. We are so proud of them.

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Week #34: May 13th – 17th, 2019

Student-Led Conferences – Next Monday 20th May
Signup sheets are now posted outside the KG classroom.
If you haven’t yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible.

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Please click on the parent letter below for further details.
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Here are a few reminders:

  • It’s not a regular school day, that is, not everyone comes in the morning.
    Parents and students come at their specified conference time then visit specialists. Students lead their parents.
  • Students should wear their school uniforms.
  • There will be snacks and coffee/juice available throughout the day for you and your child.
  • Please leave siblings in the Library.
  • Specialist rooms will be available
  • Please avoid mobile phones while conferencing – give 100% to your child – be positive
Note: There will be some P.E. skill based activities set up on conference day.
Blue court    Spatial awareness activites/badminton/short tennis/mini volleyball
MYP gym     Gymnastics/Movement activities

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Literacy
Osmo WORDS
KG students are practicing literacy skills with OSMO Words.
Osmo Words is a puzzle game where players guess and spell out on-screen hidden words by tossing down letter tiles.
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How does OSMO work?
The red reflector allows the iPad to read the environment below and in front of it. The camera can read physical movements and real world environments and translate them into the iPad. The student really enjoy it. If you haven’t yet seen OSMO in action, you will get the opportunity next Monday as it will be one of the centers for our Student-Led Conferences.

KG Guest Readers
Last Thursday, Tinn’s mum came to read us a couple of stories.

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  20190509_092918ToTae Says Sorry is about a dinosaur that always just said ‘sorry’ but she didn’t feel guilty or try to be more careful next time. Then one day she was hurt accidentally by her friend and that friend took very good care of her. Then she truly understood and realized what it means to apologize.

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Thank you to Tinn’s mum for sharing these stories with us.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to come and would still like to, please click on the link below, choose an available time slot (highlighted in yellow), and send us an email to let us know when you can come.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
Thank you.

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Numeracy
Students are exploring addition, subtraction, and 2D and 3D shapes, and illustrating their ideas in their Daily Data booklets.

Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires
KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World
Thanks again to the parents that accompanied us on our field trip last week:
Lynla’s dad, A-na’s mom, Tyler’s mom, and Suniya’s mom.

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The students got to see a variety of animals during our visit. Afterwards, we’ve had the opportunity to have a few discussions about what some of the animals look like, the shapes of their bodies or body parts, how they move, and how these connect to everyday objects we may see around us.

Home Connections
Thank you again, parents, for supporting your child’s learning and sending us photos and videos from home with your children’s observations and questions.
Please keep them coming. We look forward to receiving many more.

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Kliptown Youth Program (KYP)
Last week we had a group of visitors from South Africa from the Kliptown Youth Program, whose mission is  to provide opportunities that will enable young people to rise out of poverty.

We got to see them sing and dance, accompanied by a couple of drummers.

In response to meeting the excellent dancers from Sowetto, seeing their performance and hearing all about their culture and work, members of the Student Council have suggested we hold a Non-Uniform Day this Friday, so they can present the money raised to the group personally on Saturday before they fly back to Johannesburg.

Donations to wear casual clothes will directly help fund:
  • Breakfast and After-School homework Clubs for orphaned children
  • Skills training & reading programmes to help community members get employment and stay away from crime and drugs.

If you want to learn more about the Kliptown Youth Program, please click on the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/kliptownyouthprogram/

Reminders
Parent Forum May 17th 2019
Parent workshop this Friday 17th May. Click on image for details.

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Library Books
Students brought home library books this week.
Please return all library folders on Friday morning. Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Mon. 20th May Student-Led Conferences
Sign-up sheets are now posted outside the KG classroom
Fri. 17th May Non-Uniform Day Fundraiser for the Kliptown Youth Program
Thu. 13th June End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – Grade 2)

Parent Meetings and Forums:

  • Fri. May 17th – Parent Forum (Staffing Model 19-20, upgrades and changes)
  • Fri. May 31st – Supporting your child at home and through the holidays

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Swim Gala

Thank you, parents, for coming out to cheer for and support the students at the Kindergarten Swim Gala this morning.

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We all had a great time.

Click below to view Mr. Eric’s video from that day.

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