Prep 1 Newsletter

SJI International Elementary, Singapore, 26th September 2014

ECAs in Focus

Tennis, Ballet, Gymnastics, Catechism, Drama, Sports 4 Kids, and Football! The Prep 1 children have been very busy participating in all of the different after school activities offered at SJII ES. Extra Curricular Activities can benefit children of all ages by helping them develop lifelong skills and hobbies. The best fit options evolve as children grow. They can discover preferences by trying new activities every year. ECAs allow children to make new friends, be active and develop interests. Thank you for your support of these!

Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem!

The theme of Book Week this year is Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem! On Friday, October 3rd, please send your child dressed as a book character related to this idea. ‘Magic’ is very broad – and could encompass anything from witches and warlocks to fairies!


Please Note – Simple is best! Please do not feel any pressure to buy fancy outfits. A paper-plate mask or a well twisted sheet will suffice! Creativity is the virtue of the week, and we have chatted with the kids about using this skill when thinking about designing their costumes.

What's On Next Week

Virtue: Cooperation

Phonic Focus: /Ww/

Tricky Word: /so/

Dates for your Diary

Friday, October 3rd - Book Week Character Parade

Monday, October 6th - Public Holiday in lieu of Hara Raya Haj

Thursday, October 9th - Celebration of Learning

Friday, October 10th - 1/2 Term Holiday begins

Thursday, October 30th - 'Changes' Entry Point

Entry Point for Changes

Ms. Main and the Prep 1 team are very excited to invite you to our Entry Point for our final IPC unit of the year, 'Changes'. Prep 1’s will be exploring how things can change naturally and how we can make things change ourselves. We will be investigating and questioning how “change” allows us to learn more about the world we live in.



Ms. Main has been working with the children learning beautiful songs about plants growing. We will showcase this on Thursday, October 30th from 8-8:30. Please stop by if you can!

Useful Links

Geraldine the Giraffe /Ww/:

http://safeshare.tv/w/vjPcJfOsqL



Eric Carle

Eric Carle interview for Author Study

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/eric-carle-author-study

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Happy Birthday to Ms. Carole!

On behalf of the entire Prep 1 team, we hope you have an amazing weekend!