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Posted Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 12:33:34 PM

Are you interested in joining the school's Board of Trustees?

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Posted Monday, Feb 4, 2019 9:55:05 PM

Chess Tournament starting Feb. 7th

MY3 student and leader of the after-school chess club, Murad Valiev, is hosting a fun 5-week-long chess tournament for all Primary School students who are interested in playing chess.




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Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Our piano player, Sebastian Carl

MY3 student Sebastian Carl is the celebrated guest in Dagens navn in Sandefjords Blad. Sebastian has always listened to music and has been taking piano lessons since the second grade.

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 11:37:00 AM

The Skagerak Cookbook


Anna Tsypkina, a student in Year 11 in the high school has created a cookbook for her personal project for the MYP diploma. Cooking is one of her favourite hobbies and she wanted to create a collection of simple and healthy recipes geared towards fellow students.

Enjoy browsing through her collection of international recipes and be inspired to create a meal after a day of classes at Skagerak International School!

The Skagerak Cookbook by Anna Tsypkina

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 5:18:00 PM

Information meeting for new high school students, Tuesday 12 February, 6 pm


Please join us and find out what makes Skagerak International School different and how we can inspire you to attain an international IB education, opening doors to future higher educational institutions. Our programme will be presented by our principal Kjeld Jørgen Glittenberg in the Lars Ask Auditorium in our high school building at Framnesveien 7.

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 5:07:26 PM

TaUtdanningsmessen 17-18 January 2019


Visit our stand in Jotunhallen at the education fair TaUtdanningsmessen on Thursday and Friday, 17-18 January between 9 am and 2 pm. High school principal Kjeld-Jørgen Glittenberg will also hold a presentation at SVGS in room A335 on Thursday 17th January from 10:00 to 10:45. Come and find out what the school can do for you!

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 1:01:00 PM

MYP Personal Project exhibition - 22 January, 6 pm


As part of their formal completion for the Middle Years Programme, our Y11 MYP certificate students have been working on their Personal Projects over the past few months. Please join us in supporting them at their exhibition for their products next Tuesday 22 January at kl.1800 in the high school building. This will give you good insight into this independent project and the many ways our students decide to inquire.

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 4:38:42 PM

Support our bottle drive!

Save your extra bottles from the holidays to support Doctors Without Borders. This organization brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion. Collections can be dropped off inside the red building until January 18th, 2019 and middle school students will be returning the bottles for pant to support this NGO. Thank you for your support!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 1:23:28 PM

Winter Performance Bake Sale

Primary students are holding a bake sale outside the Lars Ask auditorium 13 December at 6 pm. Please support us raising money to help pay for mailing our kits for kids in Cambodia.

You can pay by cash or VIPPS - thank you!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 9:56:00 AM

Last day of school notices

Wednesday 19 December is a half school day and all students will be dismissed at 12 noon. There will be no SFO in the afternoon that day. Parents and students should collect all cloakroom items (boots, hats, coats etc.) so that that the school can be cleaned. All items in Lost and Found will be donated to charity on 20 December if not claimed.

Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you on 7 January!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 2:28:57 PM

MY2 students collecting supplies for school in Zambia

MY2 students and sisters, Charlotte and Madeleine Andersen, have started a service initiative for helping a school in Zambia. They are collecting school supplies to bring with them when they visit the school during the December holiday. For more information about their project and suggestions for donations, please click on the link below.


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Posted Monday, Dec 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Norwegian champion in judo

Middle school student Emil Starup-Jensen successfully fought his way to both a gold and a silver medal in the Norwegian Championships in Judo in Sandehallen i Sande this weekend - congratulations!

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Friday, Nov 30, 2018 4:37:00 PM

Seesaw Information Meeting

On Wednesday, December 5th, the Primary School will host an information session for Seesaw. The meeting will start at 18:00 in the Lars Ask auditorium. Come to find out what Seesaw is, how it works, and how to get connected to your child's class via the Seesaw Family app. Bring your phone or other devices that you may use, and any questions you have. Click on the link below for a Power Point preview of the app.


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Posted Friday, Nov 30, 2018 12:11:00 PM

Seesaw - 5 December, 6 pm

On Wednesday December 5, the Primary School will host an information session for Seesaw. We will start in Lars Ask at 6:00pm. Come to find out what Seesaw is, how it works, and how to get connected to your student's class via the Seesaw Family app. Bring your phone or other devices that you may use, and any questions you have. We will try to answer them all.


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Posted Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 4:08:00 PM

PY6 update

This week in PY6, we finished up our unit of inquiry, How We Organize Ourselves, with written reflections of the Trade Fair, a group discussion and work in math with excel spreadsheets.

We have started tuning in to our new unit, How the World Works.

Our central idea is: Chemical reactions create permanent and temporary changes in matter.
Lines of inquiry:
* The nature of chemical reactions and changes
* The manipulation of chemical changes for specific purposes
* The impact of human instigated chemical changes on society and the environment

We watched an "elephant toothpaste" demonstration video, recorded our wonderings, explored the periodic table, and began unpacking the central idea.

Our assembly date has been postponed. The next Primary Assembly will be Friday, December 14th with Suzanne and Mae leading the assembly and PY3 as the featured class.

Our PYP Exhibition parent information meeting will be Tuesday, February 26th at 4:00pm.

This will be my last blog post on this space as we are now using Seesaw to share and communicate with families. Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning and I'll also use Seesaw to send you updates. If you have not yet signed up, please see my email and letter sent this week for instructions on how to sign up.

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 12:39:00 PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY5 will be representing the colour indigo. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any indigo clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have all been given their own copy of the script and song lyrics.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 12:38:00 PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY4 will be representing the colour blue. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any blue clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have all been given their own copy of the script and song lyrics.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 12:36:00 PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY2 will be representing the colour yellow. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any yellow clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have been busy practicing the songs and lines.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 12:36:00 PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY3 will be representing the colour green. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any green clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have all been given their own copy of the script and song lyrics.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org


Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 12:35:00 PM

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY1 will be representing the colour orange. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any orange clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have also been allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed. They should all know what they are and have been busy practicing the songs and lines.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks,
Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Monday, Nov 26, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Last week

We started our Unit of Inquiry lesson about Celebration, by asking the children if they knew anything about Thanksgiving. One child said 'When you give something to someone, they get happy' and another said that 'he had heard about Thanksgiving before, but he could not remember what it was'.

Then I read story The First Thanksgiving about how the pilgrims traveled by boat across the ocean, searching for a new homeland and how the native Americans helped them to survive their first winter. The pilgrims were so thankful that they prepared a big feast for them.

Afterwards, each child took turns holding Mr Cheese, and they had to tell him what they were thankful for. The children answers were written on a paper feather, which we hung up on our wall next to our paper turkey.

For Thanksgiving, we made pumpkin casserole and muffins and bought grilled chicken from Meny. Thank you, Martha "Cecilia's mum" for helping us on that day. The children ate and seemed to have a wonderful time. On the same day, we celebrated Raphael's 5th years birthday with popcorn.

Friday, we were outside for two hours, first playing on the small pitch and then we went for a walk. Back inside, K4 and K5 played together with an obstacle course.

This week

Unit

We are going to reflect on what we have been working with during our Celebration unit.

Language

We will introduce the letter R r . We will learn to sing the song See my puppy rip the rag and read a story. We will also practice writing uppercase and lowercase R r.

Math

We will continue working with shape and space.

Seesaw

I will be finishing up our class blog on the school website this week. Communication will now be done through the Seesaw app. A letter will be sent out on how to download the app. You will be able to access the blog and your child's portfolio through the Seesaw app. I am new to Seesaw, so please be patient as I learn how to navigate and sort through any problems with this new platform.


Wishing you a wonderful week.

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Posted Monday, Nov 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In the classroom

Last week for math we reviewed place value with base 10 blocks. We represented 2 digits and 3 digit numbers with base 10 blocks. For language we have been working on editing our stories. This week we will be working on the final copy of our narrative writing. We will be finishing up with our story unit this week.

Guest Storyteller

Thank you to Mr Winander for coming into our classroom last week and being our guest storyteller. The students listened to a story read aloud in Swedish. Afterwards the students shared what they understood about the story. The students were able to pick up many parts of the story and were pleasantly surprised that they were able to understand some Swedish.

Sharing

This week's sharing students are André, Max W, Max A and K.L.

Seesaw

I will be finishing up our class blog on the school website this week. Communication will now be done through the Seesaw app. A letter will be sent out on how to download the app. You will be able to access the blog and your child's portfolio through the Seesaw app. I am new to Seesaw, so please be patient as I learn how to navigate and sort through any problems with this new platform.

Reminders

Please make sure your child has indoor shoes and appropriate winter clothing for school. Some students are still without indoor shoes. Thank you.

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Rainbow Winter Performance

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY6 will be representing the colour violet. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any violet clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have been, or will be, allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Sa.sommerschield@skagerak.org

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield


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Posted Monday, Nov 19, 2018 11:31:00 PM

Unit of Inquiry

Transdiciplinary Theme

  • How The World Works

Central Idea

  • Humans use their understanding of physical laws to tools and machines.

Lines of Inquiry

  • The relationship between force and motion
  • Forces used in simple machines
  • Energy transfer in simple machines

Concepts

  • Function
  • Change
  • Causation

Everyone has been busy working on their summative assessment projects.I have seen a lot of creative machine ideas in the classroom.Needless to say, the classroom is a bit of a mess with a clutter of toilet paper rolls, boxes, tubes, card board, etc.Your child might be looking for some interesting items at home to use on their project and they are welcome to bring these things into school to create his/her invention.

Friday afternoon, November 23rd, between 14:00 and 15:00, you are welcome to pop into our Invention Convention, where the students will exhibit their creations and tell you all about them.


Field Trip

On Tuesday, November 27th we will be traveling to Porsgrunn to DuVerden Science Center where we will attend a workshop and enjoy their exhibition based on our simple machines unit. We will take the train at 9:15 and return by train at 2:45. I am hoping that all students can be dropped off at the train station and collected from there after school.If not, I will be happy to help find transportation to and from the train station for those who cannot do it.Please let me know if it is a problem for you by sending me an e-mail.

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Posted Monday, Nov 19, 2018 3:40:00 PM

Last week

The children continued with role play of Diwali using the stage and masks. We also learned about shapes: K5 children counted the sides, looked at equal short and long sides, and had to find rectangular and square shapes in the classroom. K4 children made a mobile of shapes: circle, square and triangle. They also went for a shape hunt around kindergarten. On Friday, the children first tasted different types of eggs - eating a lot! - before we went to the park nearby.

Next week

Unit

For our unit of celebration, we will learn about American Thanksgiving, how and why it is celebrated. We will have fun activities connected to the tradition and on Thursday, make a feast which the children will help us prepare.

Language

We will introduce the letter H h . We will learn to sing the song I like to hop and read a story. We will also practice writing uppercase and lower case H h.

Math

We will continue working with shape and space. For K5 there is homework from Mathletics.

Have a great week.

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Posted Monday, Nov 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The students complete the first stage of their castle drawing for art with Ms Syvertsen.

In the class

For language we will continue to work on our story writing through revising and editing our work. The students have been learning about adjectives and this week will do some character trait work in class. Please remember that students will only be issued new readers once the old one has been returned. In Math we have been continuing to work on our addition and subtraction strategies in class.

Guest Storyteller

This week Max's dad Niklas will come in to be our guest story teller. He will read a story from Sweden to the students.

Sharing

Eva H, Jakub, Mia and Isabela

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Posted Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 9:49:00 PM

Unit of Inquiry: How We Organize Ourselves

Central idea: Communities create economic systems that rely on production, exchange and consumption of goods and services.

An inquiry into:

*The role of supply and demand
*The distribution of goods and services
*Our responsibility as consumers

Students have been working hard all week to complete their Trade Fair business plans, calculate costs and potential profits, and create advertisements. We saw an emphasis on mathematics towards the end of the week as the groups finished their business plans and worked on setting prices for their products based on the cost per item. Some groups have shopped together for materials and began creating their product.

During the week, we took time to focus on social skills as there is quite a lot of group work and negotiating involved while planning for the Trade Fair. The students had a chance to consider a list of social skills and rank them according to importance for the Trade Fair activiities. We shared out their lists and compiled what they found to be the top five most important social skills for this unit:

  • Be respectful to others
  • Learn cooperatively in a group: being courteous, sharing, taking turns
  • Help others to succeed
  • Make fair and equitable decisions
  • Practice empathy and care for others


We discussed strategies for working in groups and solving conflicts during the different activities in preparation for the Trade Fair. Overall, the experience has been positive with a lot of excitement and enthusiam building as we prepare for the Trade Fair on Wednesday morning 9:30-10:45am in the PY6 classroom.

We also enjoyed a fantastic concert on Tuesday as part of the cultural backpack program.

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Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 3:29:00 PM

This week in PY1...

We had a great tour of the Norwegian Mining Museum and Silver Mine in Kongsberg. All of our wonderings and puzzles about metal (where it comes from, how it is made and how it is used) were answered.

It was quite an adventure taking the train deep down into the mine, wearing our hard hats and listening to our tour guide Eric's stories about mining in years gone by.

Thank you to Katheryn, Hazel, Grace and Ms. Carol for accompanying us and helping out. We appreciate it!

Seesaw

This will be my last blog post on the school website. From next week communication will be done via the Seesaw app. Please read the email or letter I sent home last week, download the app and take a look at your child's online journal. We will be adding new work to the folders every week, sending out family messages and posting regular blog updates. I am new to Seesaw, so this will be a learning process for me, as well as for you and your child. Please bear with me as I work through any blips.

Scholastic Book Orders

Friday November 16th is the deadline for Scholastic Book orders.

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 10:26:55 AM

Mobile Phones

A friendly reminder that the Skagerak Primary School has a policy with student mobile phones:

If a student is bringing a mobile phone to school in grades PY1-6, it is for emergency or after school communication purposes, and it is to be kept in the students school bag for the duration of the day.

Mobile phones should not be used or heard during school time without teacher approval during approved times.

Inappropriate student use of phones, including cameras on the phones, will result in short-term confiscation until the end of the day.

Unfortunately, we have had some recent incidents with misuse of mobile phones during the school day and would appreciate parental support with this. As always, please contact the school at any time should you have any questions or concerns.

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In the class

For language we have been exploring nouns in class. Please continue to work on your child's individually assigned sight words that were sent home. This week the students will bring home a sight word and fluency phrase booklet to practice with. Please have your child read booklet one with you and return to the school the following Monday. We have also been reviewing and editing our stories for writing. For reading we been comparing and contrasting fairytales through a Venn diagram.

Please make sure to return old readers for new ones. For math the students have been revisiting number stories and exploring the turn -around rule for addition and subtraction. We have also been using dominos to help us explore this rule.

PY2 Storyteller

Thank you Martha (Andreas' mum) for coming in and being our PY2 storyteller! We have Ms Helgesen coming in next to read to the class.

Book order

Scholastic book catalogues have been sent home, please return order form and money to the class. Thank you.

Sharing

Xavier, Oscar, Andres and Sofie

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    • TueNov12 November Think Tank 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

      School marketing committee open to all parents

    • MonNov18 Teacher professional development day

      School closed for students


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