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Welcome K-4 Families!

Winter break is soon upon us, but we have many exciting events happening before we leave!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, December 10th for our Winter Concert with Mr. Chapa. We hope to hear loud voices, see awesome dance moves and lots of smiling faces! After our concert, we will create a gingerbread house with our families! We’ve been reading many gingerbread man stories -I hope a sneaky fox doesn’t come to our gingerbread house!

Next Friday, December 14 we will show off our spider knowledge at our STEM science fair. Come by to see our web, test our expertise and enjoy the rest of the elementary science fair projects!

Our literacy brains have GROWN so much over the past semester. Many friends know all 26 letters and are connecting the sounds with the respective letter. Some friends are taking it a step further by trying to write and spell different words. How do you spell “spider?” Hmmm.. I hear “SPDR.” WOW!

We will be wrapping up our pattern unit before we head off on holiday. K-4 has an “exit ticket” before we can leave the room. They are shown a pattern and need to complete it. Even with different pattern variations, ABC, ABBA, AAB, K-4 friends say “it’s too easy Ms. Carr!” Check out those math brains!

I look forward to seeing everyone next week! Cheers!

Friendly Reminders…

  • As the season begins to change and we enter autumn, 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:

Gingerbread Man

Oh where, oh where is my gingerbread man?

Oh where, oh where could he be?

He popped out the oven and ran out the door

Oh where, oh where could he be?

(Ask your child where the gingerbread man went -inside the foxes mouth, in the playground, with PK3 -where?!)

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 (acarr@bfs.or.kr) 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: acarr@bfs.or.kr

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