Monday, 26 March 2018

Letter 25 (2017-18)

26 March 2018
Dear Parents,

                   Last week was surely an exciting week for all of us as it was our first time to go on a field trip together.  We were blessed with nice weather on that day.  As it had rained the night before the day, the weather was not hot, and there was a nice breeze the whole time we were there.  We all enjoyed running around on the lawn and picking flowers that had fallen from the trees.  We all remembered the rules of the park, and we did not pick any leaves or flowers from the trees.  Along our walk, we noticed many kinds of insects such as ants, dragonflies, butterflies, flies, and bees.  They brought a lot of conversation within the group.  We noticed that the dragonflies flew by the pond, and they reminded us of our discussion in the classroom about where dragonflies lay their eggs. When we saw the bees, some of us wanted the bees to give us honey!  Along the way, we also saw ducks, chickens and fish.  When we saw the ducks, we counted out five ducks, and some of us started to sing “Five Little Ducks!”  The ducks and fish certainly had a good meal with all the bread we fed them.  We also had a great appetite having our picnic in the park.  Then, we stopped by at the park’s library and were impressed by the variety of story books they had both in Thai and in English.  Before we left the park, we all had a chance to plant a tree for the park.  We helped to dig, add soil and water the plant.  Hence, if you ever go to Wanatam Park in Soi Chalermprakiat 7, don’t forget to visit the park’s library and see our plant which is right in front of the library.

                                                                                  Best Regards,

                                                                                  Ms. Marizon
Our Parent Teacher Conference will be held from Monday 2 – Wedenesday 4 April.  A sign-up sheet has been put up in front of the classroom.  Please sign your name on the day and time that is most convenient for you.  

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 Our Parent Teacher Conference will be held from Monday 2 – Wedenesday 4 April.  A sign-up sheet has been put up in front of the classroom.  Please sign your name on the day and time that is most convenient for you.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Letter 24 (2017-18)

19 March 2017
Dear Parents,
          Thank you again for all the flowers that the second group has brought to our class last week.  We had flowers such as orchids, hibiscus, and frangipanis from the garden; and mums from the market.  The flowers have certainly brighten up and given a soft touch to the classroom.  We loved arranging the flowers into different size vases. 
          As part of our garden and minibeast theme, we have been going out into the garden to look for minibeast.  We started by talking about insects.  The first insects we looked at were caterpillars, and butterflies.  We read stories about caterpillars turning into butterflies.  However, we still haven’t really grasped the idea of caterpillars turning into butterflies.  So in the art centre, we made caterpillars from clothe pegs.  We counted the number of pom-pom balls that we could fit on the clothe pegs.  After that we wound wool around the toilet rolls to make the butterflies’ chrysalis; we put our caterpillars inside and let them go to sleep during the weekend.  Today to our surprise, we took the caterpillars out from their chrysalis, and they had turned into butterflies.  We were so excited to see this change.   We also talked about flies and mosquitoes.  We talked about how flies can carry germs with them.  In the art centre, we used the fly squatter to make art pieces.  We all had fun hitting the fly squatter on the paper.  Some of us could hardly stop hitting. 
As last week we also had “Pi Day” we spent some time exploring circles.   We played and sang circle game songs.  Together we tried making big and small circles.  To celebrate Pi Day, in Cooking we made circle peach pies.  We observed how we could use a round bowl to cut a rectangle piece of dough into circles.  We enjoyed cutting the peaches into small pieces and wanted to taste them right away.    
          This week we will continue to talk about bees, dragonflies and ladybirds.  We will also be looking at ground insects such as ants, grasshoppers and crickets.  There should certainly be lots of jumping around this week.
                                                                                               Best Regards,

                                                                                               Ms. Marizon

                                       FIELD TRIP

Please be reminded that our class will be going on a field trip to Wanatam Park this Thursday 22 March.  Please arrive at school by 8.15.  Let your child wear their house t-shirts, diaper, comfortable shoes and bring a hat to school.  Please also send in your child’s water bottle.