Its Fun to be in Kindergarten KD

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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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“How do you feel about your experience in Kindergarten class?”
We wrote an adjective and drew a picture about how we’re feeling.

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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.

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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!

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The Lion Dance

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Children saying hi to the dragons

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Children saying hi to the dragons

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Our performance

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The Children are painting their dragon kites

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The Children are painting their dragon kites

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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.

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“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.”

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

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“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”

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We roll the dice…

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Build using the base ten blocks…

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…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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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“We showed the important facts in the story”

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We made a character profile.

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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.

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During Science, Children learned about the different kinds of plants

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

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They drew the plants that they saw

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They also wrote the names of the plants

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

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They also planted seeds in soil

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

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In Math, we incorporated Science by collecting leaves outdoors

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The children collected dried leaves on the school grounds

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and placed them inside their plastic bags.

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Each group counted 100 leaves..

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

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

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They also used dice to make numbers to 100.

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and they played bingo

The Early Years students celebrated our 100 days of school by doing different activities.
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The children dressed up as their 100 year old self

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

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They had a picnic outdoors during snacks

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They went to different stations and did Chinese calligraphy

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They decorated their own hats
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and played a game that used 100 items

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We are definitely 100 days smarter, brighter and wiser!

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Thankful for November

November is a month to be thankful for so many things. We are thankful for all the new lessons and activities that we’ve learned in Kindergarten and looking forward to many more to come.

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The children learned that addition means “putting together”. They played Addition Snakes and Ladders where they added the dots in each dice to know how many spaces they will move.

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They played with their small groups.

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They also learned that subtraction means “taking away”. The children played the “Subtraction Take-Away” board game to practice subtraction.

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They roll the dice and subtract the number from 10.

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Children were divided into small groups to play.

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They learned about the difference of Action Words (verbs) and naming Words (Nouns)

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They identified the pictures by writing “A” if it’s an action word and “N” if it’s a naming word.

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They chose 1 naming word and 1 action word from the box..
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Then they used it in a sentence,
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and wrote a story about it.

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Drop everything and read!
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Children enjoyed reading their favorite books.

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Our highlight for this month was the book week where our class chose “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” for the presentation. They definitely worked hard and enjoyed as they performed a skit and a dance number.

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An October to Remember!

October was such a busy month for Kindergartners! It was filled with fun and exciting activities and celebrations. The children had a lot of activities in class from their different subjects where they continued to practice team work as well as working independently. We had our spirit week where children dressed up in costumes everyday for a week based on the different themes.

We also had our United Nations day celebrating our different nationalities by wearing our costumes, performing, attending cultural workshops and eating diverse kinds of food. We ended the month by celebrating Halloween. The Early Years children were able to go to different stations to make masks and paper bags, prepare food and play games. It’s definitely an October to remember!

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The children traced Max’s and Mei’s body and labeled it with the body parts.

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Kindergarten KD learning about sight words

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As they learned about how things change, the students made slime to observe how the different ingredients will change when it’s all mixed up.

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Tropical Tuesday

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Wake Up Wednesday

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Theme Thursday: Emojis

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Children using number bonds as they learn and understand the concept of addition.

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The children performed during United Nations Day

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The children made their mummy juices

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They made spider sandwiches with peanut butter and jelly.

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They also made their halloween masks

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The children were able to meet and greet Ironman during our trick or treating

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It was such a spooktacular day, indeed!

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Happy halloween from Kindergarten KD!

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Super September!

Another month has passed by! September was a time for the kids to get to know each other more and build friendships with the help of the different fun and hands-on activities in class.

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In Math, The Kindergarteners learned about numbers 1-20 with the use of manipulatives such as unifix cubes, counters and pictures cards. They also had games where in they got to work in pairs or groups. This way, they learned how to collaborate with their classmates.

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In Science, the students learned about force and motion. They had a lot of experiments where in they did hands-on activities like rolling balls to see who can go faster, and playing with cars in ramps to understand what friction can do to the speed of things. They also learned about the different simple machines and had the opportunity to create their own simple machines using recycled materials.

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In Social Studies, we focused on showing respect and practicing team work. The students were given different activities so they can learn to help each other during group work.

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In ELA, the students learned about the different letter sounds and were able to apply it as they start choosing and reading books from the classroom. They have also started to put their ideas in drawings and writing.

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Indoor and outdoor play is the time they get to explore different toys and play area. For indoor play, the children enjoyed playing with the cooking items, legos and connect four. During outdoor play, they loved going to the slide and playing with sand and water.

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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 Tin Dalisay, and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher this year. I took my undergraduate studies at Miriam College with the degree in Child Development and Education and I have finished my units in Family Life and Child Development in UP Diliman. I have been teaching for 10 years and had the experience of working with Preschool and Grade 1 children in Casa Montessori Internationale, My First Skool in Singapore and Keys School Manila.

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 assignment notebook, e-mail (kdalisay@cismanila.org) or by setting an appointment with our Executive Secretary, Ms. Kitin Conchu (mconchu@cismanila.org) or at Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 116.

Sincerely,

Tin Dalisay
Teacher
Kindergarten KD

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