Field Day Teams- June 8

Field day is coming soon! Please have your child wear a shirt that is their team color on Friday, June 8. They should also bring a change of clothes on this day because they will get wet during the activities.

Oliver- Purple A
Sacha- Purple A
Lincoln -Purple B
Kaden- Purple B
Eudora- Purple B
Na Hyeon- Purple B
Audrey -Red A
Qiesha -Red A
Thijmen- Red B
Romain- Red B
Bosco- Yellow A
Alex- Yellow A
Evelyn- Yellow B
Wilma- Yellow B
Ale- Yellow B
Loui- Yellow B
Chiara- Yellow B

Weekly Update- May 21-25

  • The kids had a fun time during our Swimming Unit last week! Thank you again to all of the parents who volunteered to help students in the locker rooms. We couldn’t have done it without you! Picture are posted under the May tab.
  • The end of the school year is quickly approaching! We will be celebrating with an End of the Year party that parents are invited to attend on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:00pm. As always, if you plan on taking your child home straight from the party, please remember to email Transportation. More information will be coming soon!
  • In Writing Workshop students are writing realistic fiction series books. We will celebrate the end of the unit by creating boxed sets of our book series. Please send in an empty cereal box with your child to use as their ‘box’.
  • All leveled books (sent home in the blue book bag) should be returned to school by Friday, June 1st. Please note there is a 50RMB replacement fee for any missing books. All library books (sent home in the red book bag) also need to be returned to school by Friday, June 1.
UPCOMING DATES:
  • Tuesday, May 22 – Last Passport Club
  • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus
  • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm

Field Day- Friday, June 8th

Dear Parents,

Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 8th, and we are looking for volunteers to help run some of our fun activities for our Pre-k, Kinder, and Grade 1 Students. If interested, please sign up by clicking on the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45afa92eabfc1-prekgrade

Thanks for your help and support!  Field Day is not possible without you!

The Motor Skills Committee

May Learning

WRITING WORKSHOP: From Scenes to Series (Realistic Fiction)

  • Invent characters that go on small moment adventures
  • Write endings that satisfy readers; make something happen through action, dialogue, or feeling to get characters out of trouble
  • Write series books, including thinking of more than one story for a favorite character
  • Make characters speak in many ways, including speech bubbles, and for different purposes, such as to show a character’s thoughts or feelings
  • Include tiny, realistic details to the stories- show, not tell- to help the readers picture the story in their minds
  • Divide stories into chapters and stretch out each chapter so it includes a beginning, a middle, and an end

 READING WORKSHOPStudying Characters and Their Stories

  • Study character before, during, and after reading
  • Make predictions and read with these in mind, thinking, “what’s going to happen?” “was I right?” “should I change my mind?”
  • Reread the first chapter for fluency. On a second read, smooth out voices- as they already know what their characters are doing and saying, so it’s easier to match voices to what’s happening and read expressively
  • Get to know the personality of a character by paying attention to how the character reacts to the events in the story
  • Pay special attention to the pictures in the book, and read often to make a picture in their mind
  • Use everything they know to solve tricky words, beginning with using the pictures, and thinking about what’s happening in the story to figure out what makes sense. Then, they can look closely through the whole word, looking for all the parts they know to figure out the word

 UNIT OF INQUIRY Where we are in Place and TimeHomes are built in different ways around the world

  • Inquire into different types of homes
  • Look at the similarities and differences of homes around the world
  • Inquire into why homes change based on location

Math: Unit 8

  • Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem
  • Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 – 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2
  • Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral
  • Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks

WORD STUDY & HANDWRITING

  • Continue to practice printing lower case letters and numbers.
  • Continue to practice reading and writing high frequency words and “sight words.”
  • Using ending punctuation
  • Using uppercase letters to start sentences and for people’s names

Weekly Update- May 14-18

  • What a wonderful Spring Concert last week. A big thanks to Ms. Babb for all her hard work and preparing the children so well. They sang their hearts out! Pictures are posted under the May tab.
  • Swimming started this week! Today students’ swimming levels were assessed and they will be swimming in small groups for the rest of this week. Thursday is our last day of swimming and parents are invited to watch. Unfortunately, There are no seats at this swimming pool so if you do come you will be standing. We also ask that you do not call students’ attention for photographs so that they can focus on their lesson. If you have any questions please let me know. Please note that you cannot drive onto the compound with your private vehicle. The pool staff advised that parents park in the business center across the street from the pool compound. It’s called WuZhong Mansion it will cost 10rmb per hour and parents can walk over to the pool from there. Please see here for map: Map to pool 2018
  • Please try to send in a photo of your family home here in Shanghai, plus photos of any homes you have in other countries, if you have not already done so.

Important Information

  • May 14-17 – PE Swimming Unit
  • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night – 5:30pm ECE Campus
  • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
  • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus
  • Friday, June 8 – Field Day

Weekly Update- May 7-11

  • Swimming starts next week! Please be sure to send in the following with your child Monday-Thursday: bathing suit, swim cap, towel, goggles, flip flips, bag for wet things. Parents are welcome to watch the swimming on Thursday.
  • Our Spring Concert is this week on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00pm at the Main Campus. Please drop off students at 5:45pm in the hallways beside the theater. See you there!
  • We are beginning our final unit of inquiry focusing on the central idea of Homes are built in different ways around the world. Please send in a photo of your family home here in Shanghai, plus photos of any homes you have in other countries.
  • A reminder that the SCIS ECE Art Auction is this Saturday, hope to see you there!

Important Information

  • Thursday, May 10 – K/1 Spring Concert – Main Campus 6pm (students dropped off at 5:45)
  • Saturday, May 12 – Art Auction – 7pm ECE Campus
  • May 14-17 – PE Swimming Unit
  • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night – 5:30pm ECE Campus
  • Tuesday, May 22 – Passport Club
  • Saturday, May 26 – SCIS Spring Picnic – Main Campus

Weekly Update- April 30-May 4

  • Swimming is beginning soon! Our class will be swimming the week of 5/14-5/17. We will be in the pool from 10:45-11:30. We will need 2 volunteers per day to assist in the locker rooms. I will be sending out a sign up genius link early next week. Swim Letter 2018
  • ‘Just right’ books: As we near the end of the school year, please remember to continue returning book on Mondays. Each unreturned book costs 50rmb. If you have any questions about this, please email me.
  • Summer Camp: Interested in a FUN summer break for your child? See flyer below…

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 1 – NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, May 10 – Spring concert, Main Campus, 6:00pm – MORE INFORMATION
  • Saturday, May 12 – Art Auction (parents only 7:00-10:00pm)
  • May 14-17- Swimming
  • Friday, May 18 – PAFA Movie Night
  • Tuesday, May 22 – Final Passport Club
  • Saturday, May 26 – Spring Picnic, main campus

April Learning

WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing Reviews

  • Write reviews to persuade others.
  • Explain judgments in convincing ways.
  • Write catchy introductions and conclusions.
  • Include lots of reasons, details, comparisons, and “sparkly” words.

 READING WORKSHOPMeeting Characters and Learning Lessons

  • Going on “reading adventures” by previewing the story, predicting, retelling, and revisiting books to notice more.
  • Studying characters in books by learning about the main character, noticing characters’ relationships, rereading to learn more, and “becoming the character” through reading aloud.
  • Practicing fluency by adapting reading voice, rereading to make voice smooth, and showing big feelings when reading.
  • Learning important lessons from characters by paying attention to what the character learns, keeping life lessons in mind from the start of a book, making comparisons, and grouping stories with similar lessons.
  • Sharing opinions about books with others and rehearsing what to say in order to make speaking voices smoother.

 UNIT OF INQUIRY Sharing the PlanetHumans Have an Impact on the Earth’s Resources

  • Inquire into what the Earth’s resources are.
  • Identify and sort different natural resources found around the school.
  • Observe and record the properties of natural resources.
  • Inquire into how the Earth’s resources are used by living things.
  • Inquire into negative and positive impacts from the use of different natural resources.
  • Investigate into how we can take action to take care of the Earth’s resources.
  • Make a plan to conserve and create a persuasive project.

MATH: Unit 6 (March)

  • Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and onesdigits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
  • Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

Math: Unit 7 (April and May)

  • Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
  • Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
  • Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

 WORD STUDY & HANDWRITING

  • Continue to practice printing lower case letters and numbers.
  • Continue to practice reading and writing high frequency words and “sight words.”
  • Learning new spelling patterns.