Writing Celebration with Grade 4 Buddies
An interactive Persuasive Writing celebration with our Grade 4 buddies. Kindergartners presented their posters to Grade 4 buddies and many Grade 4 buddies mentioned their Kindergartners buddies were pretty convincing to address their audience to change their personal world or our Earth for better. We also sang a song together, encouraging one another to have a courage to change our world, “Together We Can Change Our World!”
Learning Vowels Sounds and Gestures with Ms. Sybil
KKS friends and Ms. Sybil had a hands on session where kindergartners practiced the sounds of 5 short vowels with gestures. The purpose of this session was to give kindergartners skills to transfer the understanding of vowel sounds in their writing. They used three strategies:
Short Vowel SoundAction for each short vowel soundExample of each short Vowel sound
Ask your child, the name of 5 vowels, short vowel sound they make and what is the gesture for each one and example of each vowel sound. ( P A T has short vowel a, P E T has short vowel e, P O T has short vowel o, P I T has short vowel i and C U T has short vowel u). Hopefully the should be able to give you an example of each.
Thank you Ms. Sybil!
- I have short hair
- I have two boys and the bigger one is going to middle school this year
- The first name of my boy who is in KKS starts with “ E”
KKS friends guessed on the second clue who the mystery reader was!
Shelly read a traditional fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs and A Big Bad Wolf” with a twist where the roles have been switched. It was called “The Three Little Wolves and A Big Bad Pig”. This hilarious book kept me and children laughing out loud! Children seem to love the twist on this story and the drama and action that occurs through out. There is also a moral about behaviour at the end, as the pig changes his ways, but not by being forced, but through experiencing something that he found beautiful.
It is a twist on a classic tale, as the name suggests, about three little wolves that leave their mother to build a house. The first house built of bricks gets knocked down by the BIG BAD PIG who uses a sledge hammer. The second house built of concrete, gets knocked down by a pneumatic drill. The third house, built of the strongest materials imaginable, gets blown up by dynamite. The final house is built with flowers, and when the BIG BAD PIG comes along to blow down the house, he breathes in the beautiful sent of the flowers, realises the error or his ways, becomes a nice pig, and ends up living and playing with the little wolves.
Read A-Loud with Ms. Teri Lynn
Ms. Terri Lynn read “The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear” and along with KKS friend she charted down the character strengths of the Little Mouse like strong, fast, clever, worried and so on.
“The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear” is a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear…How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry.
Students have been growing number sense by comparing lengths, weights, and capacity of containers. They worked in groups for this learning engagements. Please show pictures to your child and ask him/her about some of the things they compared.
Using 3 D shapes to design Creations
Sharing KKS Garden with Buddies and Ms. Teri Lynn
Real Life Experiences
And the gardening continues….please come by and check KKS garden, its brimming with life!
Ansh’s Turtles Norma and Rosie visited KKS Classroom
Rosie and Norman were truly the stars of the day. Ansh mentioned that after their visit to KKS Community, they had a long nap. They were exhausted after all that poking, nudging, tapping from the students along with listening to excited squeals and screams from the kids all day long.
Enjoying New Play Equipment in Indoor Covered Court
A generous parent has donated Radio Flyer Play equipments for PK and kindergarten students. Enjoy the beautiful pics of KKS friends!
Shanghai American School Elementary China Alive Week
Please check the following message from Ms. Mao.
On the week of May 3rd to May 6th, the Elementary School will be participating in our seventh China Alive experience. The purpose of China Alive is to integrate the rich, diverse Chinese culture with SAS student learning.
Instead of going out a day trip for upper grades and a carnival day for lower grades, we are going to use the whole week Chinese time to have a new tryout for students’ cultural learning experience, inviting expert teachers to come share and demonstrate their wonderful expertise to our students.
Here is the schedule for the week:
May. 3rd (Tuesday) Chinese Fan Painting
May. 4th (Wednesday) Sugar Painting
(Experts are invited to each Chinese classroom)
May. 5th (Thursday) Dough Modeling
(Experts are invited to each Chinese classroom)
May. 6th (Friday) Chinese Fun Game Day
(Chopstick fun, brush writing, Tangrams and shuttlecock kicking)
We are very excited about offering this new experience to our students. If, as a parent, you are interested in helping with our China Alive experience, please let your child’s Chinese teacher know. Thanks in advance for your help!
Please mark the 7 swimming days on your calendar. Please note that swimming will be in lieu of P.E. on Mondays and Thursdays, starting from May 11th.
Please attend upcoming Math Talks (check KKS May June Calendar).
If you have older kid/s in Middle School and High School, please attend the Math Talk on May 5th. Also, please attend the one on May 17th for Pk-Grade 2 Students (Principal’s Coffee).
Thanks Parents for all your support!
Ms. Koshika and Mr. Glenn