Growing and Learning in Kindergarten

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TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

Kindergarteners Work As A Team

Kindergarteners do not only learn about facts and information. We also learn how to work together, make friends, and relate with others. We work together in creating our own stories: (Click on the picture to view the image) IMG_4511 IMG_4512IMG_4513 IMG_4514IMG_2867IMG_2869IMG_2870IMG_2871IMG_2872IMG_2873IMG_2874IMG_2875IMG_2956IMG_2957IMG_2958IMG_2959IMG_2962IMG_2965IMG_2971IMG_2972IMG_2973IMG_2974IMG_2975IMG_2976IMG_2977IMG_2978

 …and practice our spelling and phonics.

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We help each other in solving problems in Math: 

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We figured out our NEEDS versus WANTS :

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We also talked about what to do on how to work out a problem on our own…

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We also find time to simply chill and hang-out, and celebrate our successes. 


Creative play

Creative play

Shhhhh... it's nap time.

Shhhhh… it’s nap time.

Outdoor play

Outdoor play

Pizza Party!!!!!

Pizza Party!!!!!

We are learning together, growing together, and loving every minute we spent together.

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Speak-up Minute Series: What do we get from plants?

Celebrating the World of Plants and Taking Action to Conserve Them

Why plants are important?

“Plants are the backbone of all life on Earth and an essential resource for human well-being. Just think about how your everyday life depends on plants.”

In school, we talked about how important plants are in our existence. We looked into different items we use that come from plants.

We took turns in speaking in front and sharing what we know.

We get FOOD from plants.

“Everything we eat comes directly or indirectly from plants. Throughout human history, approximately 7,000 different plant species have been used as food by people. “

We get OXYGEN from plants.

“Oxygen is brought to you by plants, as a byproduct of photosynthesis.”

We get CLOTHES from plants.


We get MEDICINE from plants.

“One-quarter of all prescription drugs come directly from or are derivatives of plants. Additionally, four out of five people around the world today rely on plants for primary health care.”


Habitat: “Of course, aside from humans’ myriad uses, plants make up the backbone of all habitats. Other species of fish and wildlife also depend on plants for food and shelter.”


Climate: “Plants store carbon, and have helped keep much of the carbon dioxide produced from the burning of fossil fuels out of the atmosphere.”


Source: Why are plants important?

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Exploring the World of Plants

In school, we talked about our environment and explored the world of plants.

We practiced our observing and recording skills – we went for a nature walk and took a closer look at the plants in our school. We observed the various parts and how each plant is unique, and how they are the same and yet different from one another.







We also planted our very own bean plant and conducted an experiment. We wanted to know which part of the plant grows out of the seed first. Most of us thought it would be the leaves that grow first. We were wrong! The roots came out of the seed first, then the stem stretched out, and finally the leaves sprouted. 





We had an art activity as well and made leaf impressions. We made beautiful and colorful leaf patterns!





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Celebrating 100 days of School

We are 100 days SMARTER, WISER, and BRIGHTER.


We have reached 100th Day in school! And we are celebrated this day with all the Early Years classes – Nursery and Pre-K.


Days before the day, we worked together to make our 100 Days chain. We designed each piece and put them all together. Then we hung them as our decorations. Each piece is unique and colorful as a symbol of each vibrant day we’ve had in school.














































To celebrate the day, we did various fun-filled activities:

We came to school and dressed-up as our 100-old self.

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Parachute Play



Picnic Fun

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We listened to a story about the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

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We decorated our own 1ooth Day Crown.

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We worked on our counting skills and counted 100 Cheerios. Nomnomnom…

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Water-Color Bombs!!!

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And who would ever forget dancing!

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It was such great we will forever remember.  So much love.

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What is LOVE?

Kindergarteners are THINKERS!

Being a thinker means: We think of answers to questions.

During Valentine’s day, the Kindergarteners were asked what love means to them.

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“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

Being a thinker means: We think about the world, and we want to learn.

We learned how to say I LOVE YOU in different languages:

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Whether we celebrate Valentine’s day or not, we express love and affection in our own way – for LOVE is universal.

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Gong xi fa cai!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

CISM welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Kindergarten students kicked off our Spring Festival celebration by decorating the classroom with dragon artworks, paper lanterns, and colorful fans.  

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CISM students also enjoyed the Lion Dance, cultural activities and  program that were brought to us by the Chinese Department.

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We couldn’t wait for the Lion to visit our room! IMG_4415IMG_2999 IMG_3004

We also performed a dance – Gong Xi, Gong Xi.IMG_3174 IMG_3165 IMG_3166 IMG_3167 IMG_3168 IMG_3169 IMG_3170 IMG_3171 IMG_3172 IMG_3173

It was such a great day of festivities!

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We work in school.

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Let’s play a game! Learning about numbers before and after. (Independent practice)

img_1214 img_1215 img_1216 Writing a letter to Ms. Karen.img_1218 img_1219 img_1220 img_1221 Making changes. We can mold, bend, cut, shape clay into figures and models.img_1245 img_1246 img_1248 img_1249 img_1251 img_1253 img_1254 img_1255 img_1257 img_1258 img_1259 img_1260 img_1261img_1247

Talking about our Families. img_1385 img_1386 img_1387

Let’s play a game: Who has more? (Independent practice)img_1388 img_1389 img_1390 img_1391img_1418img_1417Things are made of different materials: paper, wood, cloth, metal, plastic… (Recording)
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We can use a ruler: Making straight lines and drawing shapesimg_1469 img_1470 img_1471

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Working on addition: Adding means putting together.img_2026 img_2027 img_2028

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Jolly Holidays with You

Peace, love, and Harmony! The Kindergarten wishes you a warm and happy Holiday Season.

The Kindergarten’s performance of The Nutcracker during the CISM Christmas Carols 2016 will surely get you into the spirit of the season.


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Who doesn’t love parties? We all love parties, young and old. The Kindergarteners enjoyed partying with their friends, sharing a meal together, playing games and dancing. All of this was possible thanks to our supportive Kindergarten parents who prepared everything!

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Click this link to watch the video of the Kids dancing to Jingle Bell rock

Click this link to watch the video as they dance to Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen

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Spreading the Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer 2016 is an Early Years and Elementary School Service Learning Program. Children from CISM mingled with children from MovEd Foundation – Molding Optimism and Values through Education.  This organization provides early childhood education to very poor and marginalized communities.  

Our Kindergarteners interacted with the children from MoveEd. They partnered with their buddies, spent time to get to know them, played together, made sandwiches, shared a meal, decorated a Christmas tree paper art, read books in the library, and more.

It was a great opportunity to spread love and happiness, and demonstrate the spirit of giving  and sharing during Christmas.

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