We’ll begin this afternoon’s PS Programme out on the grass field at 2:45pm for some team building. Afterwards we’ll return to our TLCs and Lit By Design groups, until we reconvene for some reflection time at 4:00pm in the Faculty Lounge.
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We will start in the Green Gym at 2:45pm with a fun Team Building Energizer, and then move on into our PD groups at 3:00pm. We’ll close together in the Faculty Lounge at 4:00pm.
Junlah and Adam are away today at the PYP EAST Network meeting in Suzhou.
Thursday Carousel: Please indicate to Integration Specialist which rooms you will be meeting in for UOI planning.
We are looking forward to this morning’s Grade 1 Performances in the PAC at 8:10am.
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will be leading a fun Primary School game as well as offering the gift of music in the foyer tomorrow. The performances will be delivered at the second half of lunch ( at around 1:20pm) and the ‘raketeers’ performing for us are as follows:
For those participating in the Gift Swap, we’ll see you in the Staff Lounge at 3:45pm!
Enjoy your day!
Come join us at 7:45am for some delightful Music in the Foyer! (Thank you Heidi!)
House Math Challenge: Brought to you by Taiping
- Start Time 8:10am
- Please have students bring their math notebook and a pencil (clipboard optional)
- Please ask your students to wear their house colors
- Students have the option of working alone, in pairs or in a group of 3… please have this organized prior to arriving
- On arrival to the Green Gym, students will sit in house groups for brief instructions before starting
- Scorekeepers (see below) will move to their stations and be given clipboards with tally charts for points
- If you are not a scorekeeper (see below), then you are floating and managing traffic and behavior
Math Challenges (G1 – G5)
Station 1 – Calculation – Scorekeepers: Amanda Xie, Alex, SusanStation 2 – Which One Doesn’t Belong? – Scorekeepers: Junlah, Sunny, MelStation 3 – Estimation – Scorekeepers: Lee, Diana, EchoStation 4 – Would You Rather? – Scorekeepers: Betina, Heika, SethStation 5 – Patterns – Scorekeepers: Kelli, IanStation 6 – Squares – Scorekeepers: Angie Romero, Lucia, TomStation 7 – 100s Chart – Scorekeepers: Cal, Anna K, TyeStation 8 – Area – Scorekeepers: Adam, Ray, HeidiStation 9 – Parts of a Whole – Scorekeepers: Julie, Anouk, MelodyStation 10 – Missing Digits – Scorekeepers: Zach, Lily, Steven
Station 1 – Which One Doesn’t Belong?Station 2 – TangramsStation 3 – Number Tracing (or Number Tracing Addition)
‘Tis the season…Staff, friends, families, students, and even pets can sense the approaching holidays. For some this time might mean a major transition for a family. For others, it may mean being bored stiff at home with no friends to play with. For most, it is an exciting time to relax or be adventurous with friends and family. Either way their tends to be a lot of emotion about this time of year. We can help each other and our students during the next two and a half weeks by:
- Revisiting common agreements in the classroom and around campus.
- Taking time to check-in and talk with students.
- Do diligence by keeping students accountable for their behavior.
- Breathe, smile, and patiently wait for students to meet your expectations.
They will love you all the more for it!
PS Programme Meeting
2:45 in the Music Large Group Room
Bob B. hosting Dyslexia workshop for returning teachers (Amanda Baumann’s room)
Rick F, will be hosting a workshop about Autism MS/US Large Group Room
Please be advised that we will be closing the gym for 2nd lunch on Thursday for a full rehearsal.
Grade 3 & 5 – Please remind students that the gym will be closed on these two days. Should it rain we will just use half the gym.
Grade 2 & 4 – Can you please remind your students to come to the gym straight after 1st lunch (Angie and I will be in the Cafeteria to collect them)
If you have any queries about the assembly, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lee and Angie.
Get ready for our first PS House Tech Challenge starts today at 8:10am.
See Tye’s email about grade level groupings.
Also, THANK YOU ALL for your good work preparing Q1 Reports. They will go out at 4:00pm along with open sign-ups for the 3-Way Conferences.
Thank you for a great start to our full week, and your efforts preparing Q1 Progress Reports.
A reminder we will be meeting for the PS Programme in the Large Music Room at 2:45pm.
Agenda: 1. Tuning in to practice of inclusion via Instructional Coaches and ELL. 2. Skilling-up with Seesaw
Happy 25 Years NIS!
8:05am in the Library Foyer:
Everyone is invited for the Last Day Countdown with Laurie and the longest attending student at NIS!
Schedule: (See Kasson’s Final Email)
- Break: 10am – 10:25am
- PK-K1 Lunch 1: 11:30 (in the EY Centre) K2 12:00pm (In the EY Centre)
- Lunch 1: 12noon – 12:30pm
- Lunch 2: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Have a great day making history, and a fabulous October Break!
Music In The Foyer:
7:45am Come and enjoy the talents of our year’s first performers in front of the Library.
3:15 in the EY Centre we will have time to reflect on closing UOI, and look ahead to the next Unit before we head off for break.
Assembly Fun and Mooncake Delight:
Please be sure your class is seated and ready by 8:10am in the PAC for our first PS Assembly. At the end of our programme, we will follow directions for our evacuation from the PAC.
Thank you for your adjustments to the rest of the day’s Mandarin schedule so that all our students can enjoy making their very own mooncakes as part of their Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in the Hutong! Xiexie Mandarin Team!
Pause for Progress Reports:
We will push “pause” with Collaboration Carousel to allow teachers time to focus on progress report writing this afternoon.
You can find all the resources for Q1 Progress Reports in the Staff Folder- Primary School Folder-Progress Reports. See Adam and Junlah for further support.
Tuesday’s PS Programme Agenda is:
2:45: PS Programme
- Grade Level Teams 1-5, ELL: Common Writing Assessment Calibration (Large Music Room)
- Early Years: Maths in the Early Years with Craig in the EY Center
- Specialist Integrators: Seesaw UpSkilling in PS Performing Arts Class with Stephanie (Please Bring iPads, most updated version of SeeSaw)
3:30 Strategy Session
Wednesday- Q1 Progress Report Support:
3:15pm Cindy and Adam will be available to walk you through “tips and tricks” for successful report writing. (Location TBD)
Thursday– We will take a pause from Carousel Collaboration to allow teachers to work on their progress reports.
Good luck to all the houses, especially Taiping, during this morning’s Tunnel Ball House competition.
See you out on the Quad at 8:10am!