I am soooooooo looking forward to meeting and getting to know the new ISS Kindergarten class of 2017 -2018 and their families!
Our amazing staff have been busy working hard over the summer holidays to provide us with an awesome classroom and learning environment- take a sneak peak at some of the progress pictures below!
What to expect on the first day:
Is your child likely to cry on the first day of school? Don't worry, this is completely normal!
Visit the class blog on how to help your child on the first day of school
Good Read For Parents: Preparing for kindergarten
For many of our kindergarten friends this year, the first day of school is just another day at ISS but in a new classroom. For some, it is is a life-changing event not only for the child, but also for parents. Click on the title below to read tips on how to help smooth the way for an easy transition Is Your Child About To Start Kindergarten? Best Tips For Parents Preparing Their Kids For The First Day Of Kindergarden
Week 1 homework: Send a summer Vacation photo!
During the first week of school I would like all parents to email me 1 or 2 photos from your child's summer vacation.
Students love seeing themselves displayed on the big interactive screen and sharing a fun summer experience is nice way for the students to get to know each other. Having a visual cue helps them answer the who, what, where, when, how and why questions as well as trigger emotions and thoughts of the day.
Please email the pictures to email@example.com before Friday 25th August.
Let your child select the photo they would like to share and take a moment to reflect with your child (or jog their memory- the summer was loooooong!) of some of the cool things they did.
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia but also attended school in Northern Ireland where my parents and family are from. Being exposed to two different cultures was a unique experience and not only opened my eyes to travel but makes me who I am today. Now I get to live in the tropical Dominican Republic with my own international family, my husband Mr. Brown (Canadian), and my daughters Keira (born in China) and Maya (born in Guatemala). Working at ISS means I get to meet and teach awesome new students from all over the world; instilling roots so they know where they come from but giving them wings to fly! I believe that respectful, caring bonds with children and their families are the vital foundation for a wonderful kindergarten experience.
Click to read my professional biography.
The following links provide great educational games to promote learning at home. Click the links and have your child learn and play! A Digital Kindergarten also provides more educational games that kids can play on the iPad or iPhone to keep learning on-going at home.
National Geographic Kids
Get Ready to Read
Kindergarten Math Games
Sight Word Game
Treasure Chest Subtraction