Last Weekly Update!

  • We are celebrating the end of Grade One with a class celebration on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:00pm. All parents are welcome and invited!
  • A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Na Hyeons’s mom, Jen, for being our amazing Room Parent this year and organizing our class celebrations! Thank you so much for your help this year!
  • I will be making a slideshow to share at our celebration. If you would like a copy of the slideshow, please send in a USB/memory stick (labeled with your name) for me to upload the show onto. I will not be able to upload the video during the celebration. You can also leave the USB stick Wednesday and I will send it home with your child on Thursday.
  • Please remember to EMAIL Transportation if your child will not ride the bus after our class celebration.
  • A final reminder that our classroom website and digital portfolio websites will be active until June 28. After this date the website will be closed down. Please remember to download any photos or videos you want before then.
  • Thank you so much for an amazing school year! Your support from home makes all the difference in the classroom. I could not have asked for a better group of kids and families this school year! I am looking forward to seeing the children on the main campus when they are in Grade Two!

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, June 14 – Last Day of School! (students dismissed at 11:30am)

Weekly Update- June 4-8

  • All leveled books (sent home in the blue book bag) should be returned to school ASAP. 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 as well.
  • Spring concert video: View the spring concert here!
  • Student blogs: Your child’s digit portfolio/blog will expire on June 28. If you would like to keep any of the posts, please download them before then.
  • Character Day: We will have a reading celebration on Monday, June 11 (See below for more info).
  • Field Day: Our annual Field Day will be held on Friday June 8 (rain date is on Monday, June 11).  This is a day where your child will join a team of other students from other classes and go to 10 stations around the school to participate in fun (and sometimes wet) activities. Please remember the following on Friday June 8:
    • Send your child with a water bottle (most students will not be on my team so label your child’s water bottle with their name and room number- A207)
    • Apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent on your child at home if needed
    • The kids will get wet so send in an extra change of clothes (socks, underwear, top and bottom – does not have to be school uniform)
    • See below for team color list
  • Hope to see you at our of year celebration on Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00pm! Please remember to contact transportation if you plan on taking your child home after the celebration. 
  • If you plan to leave for the summer before the last day on June 14, please inform me.

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, June 14- Last Day of School! 11:30 dismissal
  • Thursday, June 14- Student reports go live at 3:00pm

Weekly Update- May 28-June 1

  • Field day is Friday, June 8th! Please have your child wear a shirt that is their team color (see below). They should also bring a change of clothes on this day because they will get wet during the activities.
  • 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. If you have not already done so, please send in an empty cereal box with your child to use as their ‘box’. Extra boxes are appreciated!
  • 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:
  • Friday, June 1- All school books due back
  • Friday, June 8 – Field Day
  • Wednesday, June 13 – End of Year Party 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, June 14- Last Day of School! 11:30 dismissal
  • Thursday, June 14- Student reports go live at 3:00pm

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