Prep 1

SJI International Elementary, Singapore

Easter Term: 1-5 February 2016

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Dates for your Diary

February 8th-12th - Chinese New Year Holiday

February 15th - ECA Block 1 begins

February 17th- Prep 1 Maths Workshop 8am

February 19th - Chinese New Year (Dress Up Day)

February 19th - Chinese New Year Celebration (evening event)

February 22nd - 'Beyond the Haze' contest submissions due

February 25th - Global Family Festival (Dress Up day)

March 3rd - Prep 1 Reading Workshop 8am

March 14th - Easter Bonnet Parade and Celebration of Learning- 8am start

March 18th - April - Easter Holiday

May 2nd - Labor Day/National Holiday (school is closed)

May 13th - Founder's Day: 1/2 day for students

May 25th - Prep 1 Sports Day

June 17th - Last day of Summer Term; holidays begin

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This Week in Prep 1

It was another wonderful week of learning 'All About Me' in the Prep 1 classrooms. Our focus this week was looking inside our bodies and learning about our skeletal system, internal organs and how they 'make us work'! If you have x-rays at home you would like to share with the classroom, please send them in after the holiday as we will continue to learn more about our bodies.

In Language Arts we learned our Jolly Phonic /Tt/ and our Cafe strategy, 'Spinner the Spider'. We also explored our writing corner, and began writing notes and letters to our friends and teachers (just in time for Valentine's Day)! In Mathematics we worked on counting and writing our numbers from 1-10. We had a fantastic time learning using such 'hands-on' resources such as play-dough, number tiles, numbers cards and teddy bear counters! The Chinese New Year puppet show was also a huge hit. The children enjoyed the visual feast as the master puppeteers weaved wonderful tales for the children during our Prep Assembly.

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend the 'Year Ahead' meeting on Tuesday. We hope you found it informative and helped you to better understand the Early Years curriculum at SJIIES. We are very excited for a wonderful year of celebrating the children's learning and creating a strong school-parent relationship. Please have a wonderful Chinese New Year holiday!

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Next Week a Glance

Jolly Phonic Focus: /Ii/

Virtue of the Week: Kindness

Magic 100 tricky words and home readers launching after the Chinese New Year holiday!

Shout Out for Baby and Hospital Items

As part of our 'All About Me' unit, the Prep 1 classes have been busy setting up a 'baby ward/hospital' in the role play area of our respective rooms. If you have any items from home such as:

  • doctor's kits
  • doctor's coats
  • bandages and wrapping kits
  • measuring tape
  • scales
  • nurses hats
  • baby strollers
  • baby blankets
  • baby beds or moses baskets
  • baby bottles
  • baby clothes

or even pre-loved dolls ..or anything else you might think would be suitable, we would love to add them to our collection. Thank you for your time and help!

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