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February Flew By So Quickly!

February is the shortest month of the year. However, it is also one of our busiest month of the school year.

We kicked off the month by celebrating Chinese New Year.

The students enjoyed watching the lion dance. The dancers went to the classroom, and it was clearly the highlight of their day.

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The students also performed a special dance for the celebration!


They also had activities like dragon art and milk tea making.

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Aside from celebrating, the students of Kindergarten YM also showed independence and desire for learning.

In ELA, They initiated drills on sight words.

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They also had an interesting time writing questions, and using these to know their classmates better.

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In Science, we learned about what makes up our planet. The students observed their surroundings. They also described the different things they found.

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In Social Studies, we learned about our roles in the school and in the community. It made the students aware of their responsibilities. It also encouraged them to be better individuals.

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In Math, we practiced adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. The students showed persistence and hard work when answering drills, word problems and worksheets.

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Time does really fly when you have fun. February has been short but the students were able to learn meaningful lessons. On to the next month for more adventures in learning!

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Happy 2019, Kindergarten YM!

Kindergarten YM welcomed the new year with an enthusiastic start!

We went back to work as soon as possible. The students were so excited to learn new things!

In Science, we kicked off our year with a planting activity. We planted seeds on both cotton and soil. They compared the difference in the growth of their two plants. The kids showed dedication in caring for their plants all throughout the month.

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We practiced counting and using bigger numbers in Math. We had a lot of fun learning because of our hands-on activities!


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In ELA, the students get more independent in reading and writing. They enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas about the books they read!

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We have also been discovering more about our beloved school. We also like getting to know the people we learn and play with.


We celebrated all your achievements this month by having a party for our 100 Days of School!

We started our 100th day by stretching and exercising.

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We rested and ate together in the playground.


We played games and did art activities to commemorate our achievements after 100 days.

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We definitely made our January count. We hope February will be as awesome!


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November to Remember

November was one of the busiest month this year. We had to prepare and practice for Book Week. We also stepped up in our lessons in school.

For our Book Week presentation, we chose the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We sang a song by the Learning Station titled Hungry Caterpillar. The kids had a lot of fun singing and dancing. Their hard work paid off when they were announced the winner of the Book Character Dress-Up competition.

Aside from the students’ exemplary performance, the parents should also be recognized for their enthusiasm and generosity. They worked hard to provide the amazing costumes the kids wore.

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Aside from their performance, the students were also able to practice reading independently. They are becoming more and more confident with their reading skills.

First, they recalled the different kinds of words through relay games. They also had reading drills for simple words and sight words.


Consistent DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Time also encouraged them to read either with their friends or on their own.20181128_085033

The students showed expertise in addition and subtraction. They were able to make their own word problems by the end of November. 20181203_073821

Truly, November is a month to remember. It was a month of a lot of achievements. I wonder what is in store for December? We can’t wait to find out!

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What an October!

October has always been one of the busiest month of the school year!

We kicked the month off by celebrating Spirit Week. We dressed up for Meme Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Wake Up Wednesday and Class Theme Thursday. Our class theme was Flintstones.

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Last October 19, we celebrated UN Day. We dressed up in our traditional national costumes.20181019_074936 20181019_082517

We were able to get to know different countries through awesome Cultural Workshops by the MS/HS students.

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Our last event for the month is the most awaited Halloween celebration. We had a lot of fun going through different stations. We made our Trick or Treat bags, we made masks and we made Halloween snacks! It was capped off by the Trick or Treat activity. We got a little bit scared at first, but we had a great time!20181026_122235 20181026_084332 20181026_090722 20181026_121324

Aside from the celebrations, we learned a lot in our classes.

We practiced reading independently in ELA. 20181023_084123 20181024_084211 20181024_084217


We also practiced planning and writing our own stories!

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We talked about how our families are special in Social Studies.

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In Science, we observed change when we made slime.

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With Math, we learned how to use number bonds in addition.20181022_132319 20181022_132409 20181022_132504 20181022_131702 20181022_131817 20181022_131933 20181022_132052(1) 20181022_132159 20181022_131500 20181022_131322

October was truly an amazing month. We can’t wait to learn more and to have more fun in the future. Looking forward to the next month!

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All Set for the School Year

Refreshed from the summer vacation, the Kindergarten YM students are ready for school!


They introduced themselves through sharing their self-portraits in class.

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They helped each other learn through pairwork.

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They developed teamwork through fun games and activities!

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Learning abstract ideas became easier through puzzles and experiments.

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Reading books became more interesting with our friends!

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We definitely had a blast! We are looking forward to what we will be doing in October.


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Welcome to Kindergarten YM SY 2018-2019!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Kindergarten!

The school year has a lot in store for us. Exciting times ahead! I look forward to getting 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 YM.

I am Yna Maria U. Mendez and I will be your partner in helping your children learn and develop new skills this school year. I have been teaching for seven years and this is my second year here in Chinese International School Manila. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a specialization in Special Education. I also have credits in Educational Psychology from the same institution.

I have always believed in student-centered learning in my years as an educator. With this in mind, I go for activities that would elicit self discovery, curiosity, and collaboration.

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 ( or by setting an appointment with our Executive Secretary, Ms. Kitin Conchu ( or at Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 116.

Looking forward,

Kindergarten YM

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Awesome April

April was a month of awesome experiences.

First off, we learned how to make slime!

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We also observed the shape of the objects around us and listed down.20180411_100527 20180411_100716 20180411_101516 20180411_100516 20180411_100524

We also made artworks using shapes. We cut different shapes using paper. Yarn was used, too!

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In ELA, the students shared their favorite books by reading it in front of the class.

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In Science, we learned the importance of taking care of our surroundings. We made a promise by making our own trees.

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For Social Studies, we had a special visitor! Mr. Victor Mapua shared how he helps the community by making signs that would help the people in their journey.

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We also had a lot of celebrations this month.

First, we had the English Week celebration. We dressed up as our favorite book characters!


The Anti-Bullying Campaign was also launched this month. We made a Friendship Bench to help us be mindful of each and every one’s feelings.

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To end April with a bang, we had our field trip at Museo Pambata. It was so fun!

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This month was truly a blast! I wonder if the next month will be as awesome, too. Let’s wait and see.

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Marvelous March

March just breezed by, but we surely had a lot of fun playing and learning.

First off, we became confident in writing down our thoughts.

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We loved to invent things using our toys in the classroom.


The students also got very competitive in collecting Tetra Paks! For the third quarter, Trisha won the Tetra Pak Collector Award. Who will win next quarter? Continue  bringing Tetra Paks for a chance to win.


To end our Marvelous March, we celebrated Easter! We had a lot of fun looking for Easter eggs and in playing Easter games.

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It was truly a memorable month. Let’s now continue marching on to April to see what’s in store for us.

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Fun-filled February

February was a busy month for us. We had a number of school events.

First off, we had our 100 Days Party!

What better way to start our 100th day of school with a parachute game.

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All that playing got us very hungry. Good thing, we had our picnic next!



After eating, we had a lot of fun activities in celebration of how much we have learned after 100 days of school.



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We celebrated the Chinese New Year this month. We got scared of the big lions at first. But after they gave us candies, we were not anymore!



We practiced for our presentation really well.




Last but not the least, we had our Kindergarten Class Assembly! We presented the IB Learner Profile, Risk-Taker. While practicing for our different presentations, we learned how to be brave, to try out new things and to be proud of who we are.


February was a blast! We hope March will will be great, too!

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Joyful January

Welcome back to school! We are now entering the second semester.

The second semester is about learning new skills and facing new challenges.

We are learning how to read books on our own!

We are learning how to read books on our own!

Planting seeds and taking care of the plants are hard work. We had a lot of fun doing this in our Science classes.

We first tried to plant seeds in cotton.

We first tried to plant seeds in cotton.

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After practicing with the cotton, we were ready to plant seeds in the soil!



Also, Math has been made more interesting with the use of different manipulatives.

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January was not only about academic lessons. We also had a lot of fun art activities.


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We indeed started our 2018 with a lot of new experiences. We can;t wait for what the next month has to offer!