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

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!


Grade 3M @ East-West 2014-2015


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Parent-Teacher, School goals, Welcome | Posted on June 19, 2015


Dear Students & Parents,

Thank you for a Fantastic Year! Have a Super Holiday!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


MAPS – Our Treasure Island


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Parent-Teacher, Social studies, Welcome | Posted on March 25, 2015

We are learning about Map Skills in Social Studies. Working with children is amazing for different reasons; seeing how they use their creativity is one of them! They see the world from a different perspective. I just gave them some markers and here are the results… Their Treasure Island Map (with a compass rose, an invisible bridge, a buried treasure, a volcano, a treasure cave… all you can imagine on a Secret Island)

IMG_7396Treasure Island


Hui Sang’s Black Forest


Jessie working on her Treasure Cave


Gavin’s Monkey Land


Malika drawing a Pirate Ship


EJ’s Caravel


Riley’s Invisible River and Bridge


Da Eun’s Buried Treasure


Irene’s Compass Rose

The importance of SPORTS for children


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in School goals, Sport, Welcome | Posted on March 24, 2015

Sport and physical education is fundamental to the early development of children and the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, they learn about the importance of key values such as:
fair play,
respect for themselves and others, and
adherence to rules.

At East-West we highly encourage these values and they are passed on to our students by our enthusiastic P.E. teachers and coaches.

Last Friday I attended our students’ P.E. lesson and I was so gratified to see them learning while having so much fun! All of them were participating, supporting each other and contributing to the game. I thought it would be a good idea to share some photos so you can see your child enjoying his/her P.E. lesson at East-West 🙂


Do you know what your child’s favourite subject is? Well… most of them agree on P.E. being their favourite subject because it’s fun and it makes you feel healthy and stronger!

Is there any subject in particular you would like to see your child participating in? If so, please, let us know! And we will write about it and share some photos in our next post 🙂

Thank you for following us and sharing your ideas and comments.

*Grade 3M*

Welcome to our class blog!


Posted by msmartaPS1 | Posted in Welcome | Posted on December 2, 2014

Welcome to Grade 3M at East-West International School!


We are very excited to be able to share this blog and hope it allows us to share our experiences and learning opportunities with you. This is a class project managed by the teachers, Ms. Marta & Ms. Panha, and shared with our students and their families, from different nationalities, all hoping to bring the best out in each other.

As we make our way through our second semester at Grade 3, we hope you will join us in celebrating our achievements; please post comments to help and support us as we bravely share our work and learn how to improve.

🙂 #eastwestinternationalschool #grade3m #letsgetitstarted


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