23 April 2018
Welcome back! I hope you had a great Songkran break! We had a really great time celebrating for Songkran festival before we left for the holidays. The children were eager to get involved in all of the splashing. Some of them even jumped right in! It was also a good experience for the children to get to watch various traditional Thai shows and participate in the water pouring ceremony. This week will mark the beginning of Term 3 which will be our last term for this school year. We have a new friend joining us this term. Let’s welcome Arda to our classroom.
The week before the end of term 2, we ended our discussion on “In the Garden.” Last week we ended our topic on “In the Garden” by talking about minibeasts. The last minibeasts we talked about were minibeasts that were not insects such as lizards, slugs and snails. We crawled on the floor like lizards and snails, and found that it was harder to move like a snail. We talked about how snails could hide in their shells from danger and pretended to be snails hiding. While we walked to the pool for water play, we found a big snail and got to observe it closely. We observed that it has feelers and eyes sticking out from its head. We tried touching the feelers and observed how it moved. When looking at lizards, we saw that there are many kinds of lizards. We recognized the small white lizards which we see around the house. We then looked at pictures of chameleons, geckos and other kinds of lizards. We found chameleons to be quite fascinating as it can change its colour according to its surrounding.
Our first theme this term will be “Transportation.” We will be looking at land, water and air transportations. On this first week, we will be looking at land transportation that travel on roads. We will also be learning about different parts of a vehicle and their functions. This should certainly be a very interesting and exciting theme for all of us.