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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!

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Delightful December

December was such a short but definitely sweet month. Our days were filled with fun and meaningful activities.

We kicked off the month by practicing for our Christmas Concert. Together with Mr. Vinnie, we learned how to groove and move with the song “It’s Christmas Time Again” by the Backstreet Boys.

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Aside from that, we also had our Service Learning Activity the the MovEd kids. It was a lot of fun to do different centers with them. The students enjoyed helping out and sharing food and gifts with our guests.

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It definitely made us feel the spirit of Christmas. It is indeed a time for giving and helping.

Looking forward to more activities like this in the coming months!


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Thirteen Days of November

November has been a month full of class suspensions and national holidays. Nonetheless, it has still been a month full of fun and learning with the Kindergarten YM students. We had the chance to apply what we learned about animals when we encountered a cat at the playground.

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Aside from that, we also had a chance to make wonderful stories with our groups.

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We read one of our favorite books, and did fantastic artworks inspired by the stories we read.

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We also had our Book week celebration last November. We had the chance to know more about the Indian culture by listening to the stories of Ms. Madhu Saini.


We had plenty of time to read on our own, too!


We performed a book blurb in front of the Early Years community. We recited a poem to summarize the book “The Kissing hand” by Audrey Penn.

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We practiced really hard to make sure our performance was great and memorable!

November went by so quickly. I wonder what’s in store for us this December? Let’s wait and see. It is bound to be a great month, too!

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Outrageous October

October has been such a busy month for our Kindergarten students.

First off, they enjoyed learning new information and skills through fun games and activities.

Sorting activities are so much fun with friends!

Yes to teamwork!

Yes to teamwork!

Working with a partner was  stimulating!

Working with a partner was stimulating!

Making ten is enjoyable with manipulatives!



Making ten is enjoyable with manipulatives!

I can also make ten with shapes!


We can also make ten with shapes.

We can also make ten with shapes.

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Observing what will happen to the ice when removed from the freezer.

Observing what will happen to the ice when removed from the freezer.

Aside from our classroom activities, we had a blast celebrating United Nations Day.


Photo from Mrs. Gie Mapua


Photo from Mrs. Gie Mapua


Photo from Mrs. Gie Mapua


We ended October with our Halloween festivities! Special thanks to Mrs. Mapua for our classroom decors.


What a month! We’re definitely looking forward to the coming months.