Monthly Archives: March 2019

Kindergarten week 23

Kindergarten week 23

The kindergarten children enjoyed going for a short walk to observe the first signs of spring. We collected seeds, and learned about spring flowers. We planted a bean in a jar in the classroom. We read the story Jack and the beanstalk. We learned the giant’s lines, Fe fi fo fum, I can smell the blood of an Englishman… We had fun using corn flakes to make pairs, and count by 2’s and 5’s in maths. We talked about the water cycle in science. In literacy we learned the sound “oa”. We practised the cardinal points on a basic map. The children really enjoyed the trip to the mini-zoo where we got to cuddle the rabbits, and feed the big Belgian rabbit! The most popular animal was the cute little hedgehog.

Pre-K News

Pre-K News

English: In English, we have been working with the sound t, and learning concept words (cactus, desert, dry, rock, sand, sun).

Science: In Science, We have been reviewing about kinds of weather.

Social studies: In Social Studies, we have been reviewing about recycling and reusing.

Math: In math, we have been making numbers 6,7,8,9.

As always have a great week

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1st grade news


In math the 1st graders continue practicing addition and subtraction and discovering patterns. We played some games such as bowling to practice it in a fun way. We also revised the 3D shapes: cylinder, sphere, cube and cuboid.

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Grade 3- End of March

Grade 3- End of March

Dear parents,

As you know all the teachers at IAS had a teachers’ training focused on non-violent communication and mindfulness – we learned a lot of techniques to deal with our and our students’ emotions. As it happens, in Social Studies we are discussing conflicts and how to deal with them and make ourselves heard without disturbing the others and their inner peace.

Alana was congratulated in front of the Assembly and we were all very happy and proud of her!

As you know, we’ve had a live plant or animal in our classroom since the beginning of the school year. Our pet moth has just passed away but not before leaving behind two little larvae. And all under our own eyes – it was pretty incredible to watch the process!
Another addition to our classroom is our new baby avocado grown from a simple avocado seed – from experience it takes about 10 tries to get one to grow <3 hopefully by the end of the year it will have leaves and we’ll be able to plant it in a pot and one of us will be the lucky protector for the summer <3

In Math we’re having a little trouble using information about the Perimeter since it’s the double of two adjacent sides and that’s pretty confusing but the area – not a peep since we talked about when we were practicing multiplication.

In Language Arts we’ve “published” new “self written, printed and illustrated” small books destined to younger audience and many students have enjoyed our new “Hanging Library”. Needless to say all the students had fun! 🙂

This week and the next few weeks we’ll focus on celebrating Earth’s Day by learning about protecting our planet, composting (coffee and tea leaves), planting flowers, making one or two bird feeders – since they are in charge of everything, it might take a while. The want to make one bird feeder made from two used plastic bottles and one made out of wood 🙂 I know – good luck to us all!!

As you know – field trip on Friday – the Illusion Museum – pretty good idea right before April Fool’s Day on Monday – which reminds me – we’re learning about synonyms and antonyms and on Monday we’ll use antonyms of most describing words we’d like to say – for example Math is so hard 🙂 Hopefully it will be fun for everyone! We will do the same at the end of the week but with synonyms so it should be easier 🙂

That’s it from me – this counts for both this and last week!
Have a sunny day!

Simona Arriens

Kindergarten week 22

Kindergarten week 22

The kindergarten children learned 2 sounds this week: j and ia. We practised reading and writing words from the high frequency list, and we practised writing capital letters. In science we learned about seasons. We learned the names of some flowers and learned to draw them. We revised the different bodies of water. In social studies we talked about visually-impaired people and guide dogs. We also looked at the clothes vocabulary connected with different seasons. In maths we continued our work with counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, sums and subtracting.