Greetings! Welcome to KG2 Falcons class page. I am Renee Koval class teacher from America. I have been teaching internationally for almost 10 years. I have taught in Prague, Czech Republic; Seoul, South Korea; Moscow, Russia, and I am on my fourth year at EMS. Ms. Jonna my teaching partner is from the Philippines and has been working at EMS for 7 years. Together, we are a creative team that is committed to creating a loving and safe learning environment.
Please make sure your child eats breakfast in the morning.
April Important Dates and Information
- April 1-5 NO SCHOOL
- Alphabet Days have begun: April 8-12 will be Crazy Hair, Dress Up, Earth Day, Father's Day & Glasses Day (Crazy hair wear crazy hair, Dress Up- wear nice clothes to school, Earth Day we will learn ways to be kind to our earth, Father's Day we will make a craft for dads, & Glasses day you can wear fun glasses to school.
- April 15-19: Alphabet Days: H -wear a hat day, I- insect day, J-wear jeans to school day, K- bring/ make a kite at school, L- make lemonade at school (please bring lemons and sugar to school.
- April 22-26- Science Week ( We will be talking about the Scientific Process and conducting many different experiments throughout the week. If you would like to come and work with us, or do an experiment in class, please let me know and I can arrange a time for you.)
- April 22-26- Alphabet Day Activities: M-wear a mask to school, N-wear neon colors to school, O-Ocean day we will talk about ocean life, P-Picnic Day- we will have a picnic at school, Q- Quilt day- we will make quilt in class.
Week of April 22-26
Last week we began to discuss a new Big Idea about What Can I Do? The Falcons and Owls had several discussions together to find out what we can do, we made a list, and then sorted our ideas into 4 categories: Food, Art, Engineering, and Science. Science was by far the most popular group. The students then decided what they would like to discover more about. This week, the teachers will begin to with individual groups and dive deeper into what interests your child and decide what kinds of things we want to try and learn about and what kinds of activities we will do. This is also Science week, so we will do some fun experiments that correlate to the alphabet days (m for magnets, o for optical illusion, p for prism etc.). For our activity on Thursday, we need oreos for class. We will also continue to have Alphabet Days, please click here to see the full list of alphabet days activities.
Dear KG2 Falcon Parents:
Welcome to KG2 Falcons! There is an exciting year awaiting, designed to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development. This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging.
The structure of daily activities is carefully planned to encourage independence, self confidence and group cooperation through large group, small group and one-on-one participation in a variety of hands-on, interactive experiences. The activities will incorporate instruction and skill reinforcement in reading readiness, mathematics, writing, science and social studies, art, fine and gross motor skills, social/emotional skills and language development.
This year the students will be learning through inquiry and play based learning practices. This means that the students have more of a hands on role in their education and are able to use their knowledge to ask questions. We are placing student questions and ideas at the center of the learning process. Students are encouraged to ask questions and then investigate their own queries about the world. In this process we will also be cooking frequently and I will be asking for help from parents with supplies to cook.
I am so looking forward to our working together to make this a most successful school year! Please feel free to contact me at school or by email email@example.com, should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child.
Renee Koval class teacher
Jonna Francisco teaching partner
•We are a nut free school! And we are especially a nut free class, as we do have a student with nut allergies. Please do not send anything with nuts or peanut butter as well.
•PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING THAT COMES TO SCHOOL , if you need a marker I have one in class. (This includes, water bottles, backpacks, snack bags, food containers, sweaters)
•Please send healthy snacks (please no oreos, chips, or sweets), also please be sure to send spoons and forks
•Please send food containers that your child is able to open themselves. You can help them practice at home.
•Please send plenty of water each day as it is very hot.
•Please send extra clothes in your child’s bag in case of emergency.
•P.E. is on Sunday and Wednesday
•Arabic is Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (everyday except Wednesday)
•Class starts at 7 am and pick up is 12 noon! Please be on time for drop off and pick up.