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## Happy Holidays

This month was a time for giving thanks, sharing what we have to others and giving love to everyone around us. We celebrated our ‘Christmas Cheer’ with the MoveEd kids and learned to share snacks, toys and presents. We had our Christmas concert where we presented the song ’12 Days of Christmas’ using our hand bells. We ended our celebration by having a party with the Kinder YM class. We played games, had lunch together, exchanged gifts and watched a movie about Christmas.
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Christmas Cheer with the MoveEd Students

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Christmas Concert

Christmas Party

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## Math is Fun!

This second quarter, the Kindergarten students learned about Geometry and Measurement. They learned about 2D and 3D shapes and used different nonstandard tools to measure the length and height of the objects in the classroom.
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They created images using different kinds of 2D shapes

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They sorted the shapes by kinds, size, color and numbers of sides and corners.

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They investigated on the 3D shapes’ attributes. They learned that 3D shapes are solid. It has phases, edges and vertices.

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Using popsicle sticks, they created 3D shapes with their friends.

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Using materials in the classroom, the measured different objects. They learned that one classroom material is the same as 1 unit.

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They measured their classmates’ body parts using nonstandard units

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## October Highlights

The kindergarten students were busy and engaged with a lot of activities and events this October. Culture was one of the greatest topics that we had this month, as we celebrate children’s different nationalities.

To celebrate the students’ diverse nationalities, the children brought and share their own countries’ famous food.
They enjoyed even more as they ate it together like a family.

They made the famous Filipino delicacy, the pastillas. It is made of powdered milk, condensed milk, butter and sugar. They mixed the ingredients up and rolled them into balls.

The children celebrated the United Nations Day by wearing their national costumes and the color of their flag to represent their country. Together with the Early years students, they performed a song and dance number.

They went to different stations as if they were going to the country itself to learn about their culture. They had games, art activities and some food to try.

The students also celebrated Halloween by wearing cute and scary costumes. They went to different stations to do different fun activities. They also had a picnic with the early years and braved different rooms as they go for trick-or-treating.

They played pin the spider, pumpkin bowling and feed the monster.

They also made their own trick-or-treat bags

They made worm cups and ate it during snacks

They got candies during trick-or-treat

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## We’re learning to read and write!

In Kindergarten, we aim to foster children’s love for reading and writing through storytelling, class discussions, group activities and games, shared and independent reading and in answering worksheets.

With these we encourage an awareness of how reading and writing are useful, develop listening comprehension, and explore the process of communicating through oral and written language.

The students read books that interest them

They practiced their comprehension skills as they did activities connected to the story that was told by the teacher.

Students learned the letter-sound recognition to help them read and spell words

They are encouraged to share and present their work in front of the class to boost their self-confidence.

Students apply what they learn as they answer worksheets independently.

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## Welcome to Kindergarten KD!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Kindergarten!
The school year has a lot in store for us. Exciting times ahead! I am looking forward to get to know you and your children. I believe our collaboration will result to an engaging and fruitful learning experience that will benefit the children in Kindergarten KD.

I am Ms. Tin, and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher this year. I Graduated from Miriam College with the degree of Child Development and Education. I had the opportunity to take my practicum at British School Manila and completed my Masters’ Degree on Family Life and Child Development at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I have been teaching for 11 years and this will be my second year in CISM. I am passionate in teaching children and making sure that they are engaged in a meaningful and fun learning environment. This has carried on from my experiences in teaching Pre-school at Casa Montessori Internationale, My First Skool Singapore and Grade 1 at Keys School Manila. I enjoy making arts and crafts, dancing, singing and storytelling with my students. Outside the school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I like travelling, going on beach trips, food trips and adventures.

I am very excited to be part of your child’s holistic development. As I believe that each child is unique, this year will be filled with various activities that will help your child express their individuality and reach their best potential.
In our journey to acquire new sets of knowledge and skills, please be assured that I am here to guide and help your children reach their aspirations and goals. Together, we may communicate through your child’s communications notebook, e-mail kdalisay@cismanila.org or contact our admin office at iresurreccion@cismanila.org Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 116.

Sincerely,
Tin Dalisay
Homeroom Teacher
Kindergarten KD

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As we draw closer to the end of our school year, the class took time to wrap-up the lessons learned and reflect on how they did throughout the year. It has definitely been a fruitful and fulfilling Kindergarten experience for all. The Kindergarten class are surely ready to move up to Grade 1.

We are measuring things in the classroom and our classmate’s body parts using nonstandard tools.

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We learned about the earth, sun and moon. We painted the different phases of the moon.

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We wrote an adjective and drew a picture about how we’re feeling.

We have been working hard to practice our lines, songs and dances for our Moving up Day performance. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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## EGG-celent April!

We started the month of April by talking about the different seasons. The children modeled the different outfits for each season with their groupmates.

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The students learned about the 2D and 3D shapes. They went around the school to look for shapes they see around them, created pictures using shapes and used toothpicks to for 2D and 3D shapes.

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April Wouldn’t be complete without an Easter egg hunting..The kids all had treats inside the eggs that they found.

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The Kindergarten went to Museo Pambata for their field trip. They explored the different theme rooms which are Under the Sea, Old Manila, Marketplace, Planet Earth and My Body Works.

The Kindergarten Students showed how it is to be risk-takers by singing and dancing.

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## Marching on to summer!

The class talked about the different problems that we’re experiencing such as air pollution, water pollution and land pollution and how we can take care of our earth.We connected it to what’s happening to the Philippines with the water shortage and brainstormed on the different ways we can conserve water.

Children are learned about the different natural resources and how we can take care of them. Here they are learning about how to reuse, reduce and recycle the natural resources.

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The students made posters on how to solve air, water and land pollution and visited the Grade 2 students to campaign on how to take care of our earth. The class were divided into small groups to make the posters and present them to the Grade 2 students.

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In Math, the children learned about the importance of money in their daily lives. They practiced how to add and subtract and practiced buying things using play money.

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## Short But Sweet February

February was a short month, but it didn’t stop us from having new discoveries and learning new things.

We celebrated the Chinese New Year by watching the Dragon dance performance together with the other students in CISM. We performed a song and dance number for our parents and made a dragon kite by cutting, coloring and painting papers. We capped it off by making our own Milk Tea!

The Lion Dance

Children saying hi to the dragons

Children saying hi to the dragons

Our performance

The Children are painting their dragon kites

The Children are painting their dragon kites

We enjoyed the milk tea that we made!

In Social Studies, we learned about conflict resolution. Here we are given a situation, we act it out and show how we can solve the problem.

“If my friend got upset because I told her that she’s not gonna by my friend anymore, I will give her space and say sorry after.”

“If my friend cries because I didn’t want to share my toys, I will apologize and share my toys with him.”

“If my friend got mad at me because I was teasing him, I will say sorry and give him a hug.”

We learned about 2 digit subtraction. Here we are playing the game “Roll, Build and Solve”

We roll the dice…

Build using the base ten blocks…

…and solve the subtraction problem.

In Science, We learned about the 3 bodies of water: Ocean, river and lakes. We made a 3D representation with our groupmates using cotton, cellophane, clay, paper and paint.

We made a river. A river is a strip of water that flows through another body of water.

We made a lake. A lake is a body of water that is surrounded by land.

We made the biggest body of water: the ocean!

In ELA, We read the book ” The Thank You Book” by Mo Willems. We were divided into small groups to make different tasks to help us develop our general love for reading and critical thinking skills.

“If we were to change the ending it would be.. Piggie will make a thank you card for the readers.”

“Our favorite part of the story is when Piggie forgot to thank Gerald.”

“We showed the important facts in the story”

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## Happy New Year

Another year has come! We welcomed 2019 by being more open-minded in learning and discovering new things.

During Science, Children learned about the different kinds of plants

They went for a walk to see the different kinds of plants in school

They drew the plants that they saw

They also wrote the names of the plants

As the children learn about plants, they had a first hand experience in planting seeds in cotton

They also planted seeds in soil

They got to see the difference on how a seed that was planted in cotton and soil grew.

In Math, we incorporated Science by collecting leaves outdoors

The children collected dried leaves on the school grounds

and placed them inside their plastic bags.

Each group counted 100 leaves..

and stick them on the paper to see their 100 collection of leaves.

The students had different stations to show their understanding in counting and identifying numbers to 100. They used base ten strips to make 100.

They also used dice to make numbers to 100.

and they played bingo

The Early Years students celebrated our 100 days of school by doing different activities.

The children dressed up as their 100 year old self

Together with the other students in Early years, they played with the parachute

They had a picnic outdoors during snacks

They went to different stations and did Chinese calligraphy

They decorated their own hats

and played a game that used 100 items

We are definitely 100 days smarter, brighter and wiser!