"He will be a gingerbread man! Oh what a wonderful plan!
Two little legs!"
On Wednesday night it was finally time for the Winter Concert. We have been practicing our gingerbread man song 'Two Little Legs' for a long time so the children were very excited to finally be performing it with full costumes and a big audience! Everyone did a great job of remembering the actions and to sing at the same time. Well done Kindergarten 1! Everyone loved your performance!
Visit the ISS International School (Singapore) Facebook page to see a short video of our performance or see the video below.
Yesterday Kindergarten 1 celebrated the end of our first semester with a grade level party. Thanks to all the families who sent in food for us to share. We had a lot of fun! Here are some photos from our time together:
Happy holidays from Kindergarten 1.2! See you in January! :)
For the last two weeks our Star Name has been Caileigh. As we pieced together the letters of her name we realized it was much longer than some of the other names we have studied. 8 letters long in fact! Someone wondered: "Could there even be a name with 10 letters?" So we worked as a group to think of long names that we knew. We discovered that Cinderella is 10 letters long! Even longer than Caileigh!
Some children then became interested in created their own menus using the blank and lined paper available in their play area. Special menu papers were then presented as a provocation and soon all the children were interested in creating menus. We worked hard to sound out the food items we wanted to add to our menus and some of us even discovered the books in the class library as resources we could use to find menu ideas and correct spelling!
At this point, all children have created a menu with different food items and restaurant names. Some menus are for kids and some menus are for adults. Some children even added prices to their menus!
Here is our digital programme for the Winter Concert. We hope you enjoy tonight's show! :)
Kindergarten 2 hosted the Christmas celebrations in the Elementary School this year. They came and talked to us about how Christmas means loving and giving and peace and asked us to participate in a couple of projects in celebration of Christmas.
This week we have been revisiting one of our favourite poems and songs 'Five Little Ducks' as we study and sort the letters F, D, and H.
Since the beginning of the school year, Kindergarten 1.2 has been participating in 'Discovery Time'. These sessions, which happen several times each week, allow us time to pursue independent projects and activities based around our personal interests. This experience supports us in taking control of our own learning and develops our skills in reflection, self-awareness and assessment. We learn how to initiate projects and make decisions (as well as take suggestions) on how to extend them.
Some of the projects that we initiated between August and October, included:
Though many of our Discovery Time projects are initiated independently, we have opportunities to connect with other children by sharing our work during class meetings. We also view photographs and videos of our processes and listening to what has been documented by Ms. Alison in her notes.
We currently have some time between our planned units of inquiry so for the last two weeks we have been using this space to support a full-time inquiry. We've been busy cooking, baking, selling food in the shop, and creating a restaurant complete with table settings and menus. New ideas are emerging every day and it is always very exciting to see how our play is evolving and extending as we work as a group!
Some of the things we are learning authentically through this inquiry:
We are all working towards individual goals in numeracy. Every week or two we are presented with new math baskets which contain activities that help us to work towards our 'next steps' in skills and understandings. Here are some photos from our work this week:
Currants for his eyes!
A cherry for his nose!
Peel for his mouth!
For the last two weeks our Star Name has been Isaiah. He has two letters in his name which we haven't explored yet as a class: S and H. We practiced the sounds and actions for the letters and formed them in different ways, including with stones.
We also practiced forming Isaiah's special letter I with our bodies like we saw in the Sesame Street podcast for the letter I.
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