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K-4’s countdown to summer is ON! Our first week brought animals, bubbles, cupcakes -oh my! What a fun way to end the school year with friends. This week we will enjoy dinosaurs, experiments, our favorite books and going green by recycling. So many things to look forward to!

Aside from the many exciting activities, K-4’s math brain will focus on graphs: making graphs, reading graphs and interpreting their data. I am asking questions like “Which group has the most, which group has the least?” “How many does (X) have?” and so forth. In language arts, K-4’s reading brains will focus on sight words to finish the school year. Again, sight words are words that are seen again and again. Each morning, friends are helping ME read the message to them. WOW. We are clapping, stomping, and shouting the letters of each word: T-H-E, S-E-E, C-A-N. We are readers!

Friendly Reminders…

  • As the season begins to change, please have your child dressed appropriately. We want to spend as much time outside as we can -jackets are important!
  • Please be sure to have your child bring a water bottle to school every day.
  • We have P.E every day; remember your running shoes!
  • We have Library every Friday. Make sure to return your books before then.

Songs We Are Singing:

The Sharks in the Sea 

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp

Chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp


More verses:

Lobsters go pinch, pinch, pinch,

Fish go swim, swim, swim

Clams go open and shut

Seahorses rock back and forth

Kids in the waves jump up and down

(**Does this song sound familiar to you? It’s inspired by a beloved song “The Wheels on the Bus”**)

K-4 Schedule 

8:20 Arrival

8:30 Morning Meeting

8:45 Story and Song

9:00 Exploration and Play

9:30 Morning Snack and Recess

10:00 Music

10:30 Project Time

11:00 Lunch

11:30 Recess

12:20 Nap / Rest

1:40 Wake up – Wash up – Snack

2:00 PE

2:45 Project Time

3:30 Dismissal

Early Childhood Classroom Supply List

If you have any problems finding the listed supplies, please let your child’s teacher know.

Required Personal Items: (Please label these items with your child’s name)  

  • One backpack large enough to hold an A4 size folder
  • One toothbrush
  • One tube of toothpaste
  • One cup to rinse after brushing teeth
  • Reusable water bottle
  • One blanket
  • One small pillow
  • One pair of headphones (preferably the type that go over ears, not ear buds)
  • One set of extra clothing, including pants, shirt, underwear, and socks (Seasonally appropriate)
  • One copy of a family photo

Hello K4 Parents and Families

Welcome to Busan Foreign School and welcome to Kinder-4! My name is Ariana Carr and I am excited to join the BFS community this year. It is a privilege to be your child’s teacher this year alongside Ms. Son, our K4 Teaching Assistant. Thank-you for entrusting us with your child to learn and grow together.  I know if we work together, it will be the best year yet!

I am originally from Pennsylvania, USA. I received my Bachelors of Education from Westminster College. For the past three years, I was teaching at Brent International School Manila in the Philippines. It was difficult to leave the tropical beauty of the Philippines, but I am thrilled to be surrounded by the beaches and mountains here in Busan. Your child is at a great age of curiosity and discovery. It is my goal and hope this year to  foster this exploration and to create a love of learning. Our early childhood approach  at BFS is inspired by Reggio Emilia. This approach believes by creating a purposeful  environment, children are free to explore, experiment and discovery through play.  Your child’s ideas and risks will be celebrated!

I look forward to working closely with you. It is important to me that your child comes home from school happy and with many new and exciting experiences and stories to share with you. The student information form attached will help prepare me with some of the goals and desires you have for your child this year and will give me insight into valuable information regarding your child’s individual needs and personality. Please complete the form at your earliest convenience and it will remain with me confidentially.

Please also find the attached classroom supply list. It would be appreciated if you are able to send in the supplies no later than Wednesday, August 15. Please do not hesitate to contact me ( when you have a question or concern. I will always be happy to hear from you. Ms. Son and I are looking forward to a wonderful year together with you and your child!

Happy Learning!

Ms. Ariana Carr

Ms. Carr’s email:

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