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I trust everyone had a wonderful Chuseok holiday with loved ones and friends. K-4 came back rested and ready for more great learning!

We will soon finish our first math unit of colors and sorting. It’s never a dull moment watching friends marvel at colors -especially the colors they create themselves! We created a ‘color wheel’ with all the colors of the rainbow. We talked about the different shades of colors and how they are different, yet the same. We will begin exploring with shapes. Stay tuned!

In language arts, we are still focusing on letter recognition. This is something we will return to again and again -with the year-end goal of having your child master recognizing all 26 letters, and associating some sounds too. We are doing many literacy games and embedding these lessons in everything we do. Help your child at home by noticing different letters when you read together.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at PTC next Friday to talk all about your smarties. See you soon!

Here’s to more learning opportunities coming soon!

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:

Old McDonald had a Farm

Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O

And on his farm he had a PIG, E I E I O

With an OINK OINK here, and an OINK OINK there

Here an OINK, there an OINK, everywhere an OINK OINK

Old McDonald had a farm E I E I O

**What other animals did Old McDonald have?**

Cow, Horse, Sheep, Cat, Dog, Chicken


K-4 Schedule 

8:20 Arrival

8:30 Morning Play

8:45 Morning Meeting

9:15 Snack

9:30 Project Time

10:40 Music

11:10 Lunch

11:40 Recess

12:20 Nap / Rest

1:40 Wake up – Wash up – Snack

2:00 PE

2:45 Exploration

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 happy to start another learning journey with friends at BFS. It is a privilege to be your child’s teacher this year alongside Ms. Sujin, 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 three years, I was teaching in the Philippines in the PK-3 classrooms. 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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