Families & School = Perfect Partners!


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, School goals, Welcome | Posted on March 11, 2016

2009ParentVisitationLogoDear parents, 

Thank you for attending our parent teacher conferences this week! We think they’ve been very positive. Most of you have attended and we’ve been able to talk about your child and share ideas. We are very lucky to have such amazing students and parents at PS1! We are working well together, communicating weekly and doing home-based activities 🙂 All this work can be seen in your child’s positive attitude and progress both at home and at school. This is very rewarding for us as teachers and we hope you are enjoying this project too. Thank you again for participating and being so open to share and collaborate. Have a nice weekend with these wonderful children 😉


Happy Friday! Zoo-Phonics


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Arts & Crafts, Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, Phonics, Welcome, Zoo-phonics | Posted on March 4, 2016

Our students’ favourite Zoo-phonics Letter & Sound:  “f-f-f…” FRANCY FISH

Z0o-phonics is a creative program that involves your child’s eyes, ears, mouth, mind and body. You can have a look at the Zoo-phonics website and practice with your child with “The Zoo-phonics at Home System”

Enjoy these pictures taken during our Happy Friday Activity!

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All About Me and My Family


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, School goals, Social studies, Welcome | Posted on February 26, 2016

This activity has been WONDERFUL in helping to create self-esteem and confidence in these young children. They loved getting to stand up in front of the class and telling about their family trees and family pictures. They liked having the other children ask questions about the pictures and sharing their own thoughts and memories of their pictures. This is one of our HOME-BASED ACTIVITIES as part of our “All About Me and My Family” Unit. THANK YOU for helping your child to create your family tree! We hope you enjoy this pictures, taken during their “presentations” 🙂




Fruits & Vegetables are FUN!


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Arts & Crafts, English, Homework & home-based activities, School goals, Science | Posted on February 25, 2016

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“My Family Tree”


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Homework & home-based activities | Posted on February 19, 2016

Dear parents,


Please, help your child to create your family tree using the worksheet we sent home last Tuesday. Most of you have already done it. Thanks for your help! We are planning to do this activity next week. Please, send it back next Tuesday if you haven’t done it yet so your child can do our FAMILY TREE ACTIVITY!

Some examples of how you can do it: 



Ms. Marta & Ms. Roth

Parent-Teacher Communication


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Homework & home-based activities, Welcome | Posted on February 2, 2016

Dear parents,

Thank you for your collaboration by commenting on your child’s Communication Book. This has been very rewarding and useful to understand your child’s behaviour and specific needs. Most of you have been very supportive and this has been really positive for your child’s educational, social and bilingual progress.

Starting this week, we will communicate via this EDUBLOG. If you have individual questions, you can write your comments on this blog or send us a private e-mail to msmartag3@gmail.com

We would appreciate you continue supporting us and collaborating on our weekly EDUBLOG.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Marta & Ms. Roth 



Zoo-Phonics, loving letters and sounds!


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, Phonics, School goals, Welcome, Zoo-phonics | Posted on September 10, 2015

At PreSchool1, The Alphabetical Sound is taught with the ZOO-PHONICS CURRICULUM, one letter per week.

We use Zoo-Phonics to teach the sounds and shapes of the entire 26 letters of the alphabet. The secret is the creative Animal Letters and the Body Signals or Movements that go with them!

We then reinforce this instruction with fun games, music and activities. Preschoolers are in constant motion and they love to make noise. So we use what is natural for them and channel it for learning. If they are moving, they have fun and they are processing information through this important movement and sound production.

You can also use and enjoy Zoo-Phonics at home with your child. 

Any questions, just let us know! 🙂

This week we are introducing letter D and  “d” sound… “DEEDEE DEER” 🙂


Have a good day,

Ms. Marta

Communication BOOKS: Parent-Teacher Communication


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, School goals, Welcome | Posted on September 7, 2015

Dear parents, 

Thank you for your participation by writing comments on our communication books and sharing your ideas and suggestions. We  really appreciate your collaboration. We believe Learning is a family affair. We look forward to getting to know your child and you in a more personal way as we begin this new academic year.


We are using Communication Books to better communicate with parents. This way we can get to know you and your child in a more personal way and this will result in your child’s best adaptation to school, class and teachers and a positive progress in the second language (English). They will be sent home every Friday in your child’s schoolbag and must be returned on Monday.


• Parental involvement enhances academic/language performance. The more intensely the parent is involved, the greater chance of success.

• Parental involvement leads to better classroom behavior.

• A parent’s interest/encouragement can affect a child’s attitude towards school, classroom conduct, self-esteem, and motivation.

• Parent’s should stay involved in their children’s education from preschool through high school.

  • Training and resources can help parents get involved.
  • Reading together at home greatly improves reading skills.

Significant involvement most likely develops when schools actively seek out ways for parents to get involved.

• Parental involvement lifts teacher morale.

• Parental involvement benefits both children and parents. Parents will gain a better understanding of school curriculum and activities and communicate better with their children.

• Time constraints are the greatest barrier to parental involvement. The use of a Communication Book will help with time constraints as well as with language barriers. Parents can either write in English or Khmer 🙂 


“Effective dialogue develops out of a growing trust, a mutuality of concern, and an appreciation of contrasting perspectives” (Lawrence-Lightfoot, 2004).


 *Would you like to share your opinion about this new communication tool?

Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated!

Have a good week,

Ms. Marta 


Welcome to Preschool 1 @ EWIS


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Homework & home-based activities, Parent-Teacher, School goals, Welcome | Posted on September 4, 2015



Welcome 2015-2016 – Tutoring


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in English, Homework & home-based activities, Language Arts, Math, Parent-Teacher, School goals, Social studies, We are reading…, Welcome | Posted on August 20, 2015

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a great summer and your child is enjoying his/her new classes and teachers at East-West.

This blog will now focus on another grade/class. I’ll continue teaching part-time at East-West and tutoring students from all grades.

If you feel your child needs a private tutor, feel free to contact me!


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