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KG2 Weekly Newsletter

29/05/16 – 02/06/16
Please read below to see what we are doing in KG2 this week. You can discuss and revise the topics
with your child. This will help reinforce what we are doing in class.

SUBJECT

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT
Theme Unit: We are performers. TPs: Music and movement What’s in a song? Exploring music and dancing
response. Developing a listening ear. Arts and Painting: What’s in a painting? Where do we find art? How to
become an artist! Artists often turn to their environment to find inspiration for their artworks. Exploring
rhythms and tempos and developing rhythmic awareness.
Stories/videos related to our TPs:
Matisse’s Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sz8Ptvmqlk
Eric Carle shows how he made the artwork for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCaFkD5xrXI
A PAINTER Children's Art Audio Book
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMWyDj5rvq8&list=PL6gSbjb9g5RA8xQmYkbtzfV2h4Byiu5BQ
Little Blue and Little Yellow Claymation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7eVMXEzQi4
Mix it up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-jPNqQzc2Q
Harold and the purple crayon: Harold the Artiste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1UBKr9xX5g
Mouse Paint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF_CAsEEF4I
The Dot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS5YU66s5tc
Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xScqoekMK40
The Art Lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDA1Jybm2bo
Sesame Street: Everyone’s An Artist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lRgP902eE

THEME
(Science/
Social
Studies)

Sesame Street: Sand Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9DkBlMfsY
Sesame Street: Art supplies on a mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eNLutpNR1U
Sesame Street: Three Primary Colors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu44JRTIxSQ&list=PL8TioFHubWFseyVPhCwhFQlplzsh7o8Xq&index=15
Sesame Street: Picasso's Mom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raSyim6s4To&list=PL8TioFHubWFseyVPhCwhFQlplzsh7o8Xq&index=20
Sesame Street: Renoir Exercise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWMgRWKr8Ts&index=25&list=PL8TioFHubWFseyVPhCwhFQlplzsh7o8Xq
Sesame Street: Self Portrait of Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=groARKSKySU&list=PL8TioFHubWFseyVPhCwhFQlplzsh7o8Xq&index=23
Art With Mati & Dada – VanGogh (painter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGEvm1Lve0
Art with Mati and Dada – Jackson Pollock (painter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSYo-98fO1Y
Art with Mati and Dada - George Seurat (painter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDW4wSTm-V4
Art with Mati and Dada – Paul Klee (painter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHJ9gDLkL8
Art with Mati and Dada – Dorthea Lange (photographer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3szIMbltPc
Art with Mati and Dada – Antoni Gaudì (architect) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9u7nkjFOyM
Preschool Learn to Dance: Rainforest explorer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIDfXEvDK9o&list=PLib4ZwQ9LVonhitJI6t3Uw0eCEqN75PG8&index=5
Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp: Dance-A-Long Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhi98dHa5w&list=PLib4ZwQ9LVonhitJI6t3Uw0eCEqN75PG8&index=9
Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Awesome Rainbows: Dance-A-Long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbPGvZDNoY0&list=PLib4Z wQ9LVonhitJI6t3Uw0eCEqN75PG8&index=11
I Am the Music Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kqia2ibVU

MATH

This week, students will be revising this term’s Math topics and introducing subtraction from 5.
Songs/Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkPa9V2wtZs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW14jOElUrI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDypyS_5zE&list=PLVqP_JVfKTRHMfy4MvOfVMJxrQbM45sOX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxxDJm1kL54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfgCBn6Dazc
Interactive Games:
http://www.turtlediary.com/game/subtract-numbers-up-to-10.html
http://www.abcya.com/subtraction_game.htm
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_subtraction.htm
http://www.math4children.com/games-k-to-6/Kindergarten/subtraction/index.html
Preschool printable Activities for subtraction:
http://www.k5learning.com/free-preschool-kindergarten-worksheets/subtraction
http://www.tlsbooks.com/mathsubtractionworksheets.htm (click on: Subtraction worksheets and Beginning
picture subtraction)
http://www.worksheetfun.com/2013/02/19/picture-subtraction/

READING &
WRITING

In Reading, students will engage in imaginative play, enacting simple characters or situations. They will
express feelings, thoughts and opinions, and attempt to use complete sentences.
In Writing, students will visualize a picture before drawing it and think of an idea and share it (turn and talk).
They will practice sounding out words to write a simple sentence that tells what is happening in a picture.

PHONICS

In Phonics, students will complete their Alphabet Days: Letters Zz
Letter Zz sound videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLu-bccANRg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR6N3jwfCXg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXVEwkS8SyQ

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
Sunday, May 29th – Letter Z – Zoo Day. Students may dress up as their favorite animal. This will complete our Alphabet Days.
Sunday, June 5th – 11:00 – 12:00 - End of the School Year Program in the EMS Gymnasium. KG2 classes have paired up
with a buddy class and will be presenting a variety of songs, poems, and dances. Students need to wear their school uniform
for the performance. (PE kits must be brought to school to change into if your child has PE on that day. That would include:
Eagles, Flamingos, Hoopoes, Hummingbirds, Owls, Swans). Due to space constraints, this performance is for parents only - No
siblings, nannies, drivers, or other family members. Thanks so much for your understanding! Children must be picked up from
their classroom after the performance. You may not take your child from the gym. An early out slip will not be necessary to
collect your child.
Summer school hours begin on Sunday, May 29th. Class will run from 8:05 – 12:25. Please make note of the times and tell
your drivers and nannies as well. The gate for ECC will open at 7:20. Students will not be allowed inside the campus before
7:20a.m. The ECC building doors will open at 7:45a.m. Parents and students may wait in the cafeteria or under the bus shelter
before school begins. Please do not come into the building before 7:45a.m. as teachers will not be in their classrooms
before then. Please pick up your child by 12:25. Thanks so much for your help in this change!
Photo Order – Parents, please take your photo orders and money to the Administration building for collection.
Please make sure to send extra water and a hat labeled with your child’s name to wear during recess.
Thank you!
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