Can Your Child Communicate?
After studying Switzerland for International Family Day C3 students moved on to learn about Thailand. The students were able to contribute a lot of information about, food, animals, flowers, and places of interest from their own experience. On Thursday, November 21, we invited two grandmothers into the classroom to answer questions about life in Thailand when they were small girls. The children were surprised to know that then children had to walk to school, did not eat at Pizza Hut or Mc Donald’s, and did not have mobile phones, laptops or even computers. Televisions were only available to a few families.
It was an interesting session, and we should like to thank Khun Udomsin Taweesriumnuay, Minseung’s grandmother and Khun Pranee Boonyarit, Great’s grandmother for sharing their childhood memories with us.
The high school’s much awaited excursion to see William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” live at the Alliance Francaise Theater did not disappoint. For an hour and forty-five minutes students were immersed in the lives and loves of a young couple from Verona and their feuding families. Due to background work over the past few weeks the students’ knowledge of this classic was solid, enabling them to follow the story’s plot easily and thus adding to their enjoyment. The cast put on a fantastic production and even allocated time at the end of the performance for students to ask any burning questions. On the way back to school we made a quick pit-stop for a bite to eat to appease some very grumbling stomachs! The teachers agreed that our students’ behavior was exemplary on this trip!
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This is an annual event at Rose Marie Academy, enjoyed by all, and serving many purposes. Primarily, on the social side, it provides an opportunity for families of different nationalities to meet in an informal setting and celebrate the international ethos of the school.
There was great excitement in the Child Center on Tuesday, October 29, when students were invited to bring a friend to school to join in their classes. We welcomed friends both old and new. Some of our visitors enjoyed our morning snack so much that they asked for a takeaway!
On October 22, 2019, Teacher Maxine was invited to deliver a lecture on the topic “Inclusive Classroom: How to Communicate with Special Children”. The audience comprised 22 undergraduate students who are all education majors. Teacher Maxine spoke about inclusion in its true sense and the pioneer work carried out at Rose Marie Academy. She gave information, both formal and informal, about the challenges that at least one in five students face at school. The audience was interested in practical tips in recognizing these challenges and helping students come to terms with these, and also how to seek professional help when needed. An interesting question and answer session followed.
Rose Marie Academy joined Nichada Thani in celebrating Halloween on October 31, 2019, at 3 p.m., with the theme: “Halloween Haunted House, Nichada Lost in the Jungle.” Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without trick or treating and not looking like something spooky. So staff members and students of Rose Marie Academy added some excitement to the party by doing face painting and transforming children and others’ faces into Halloween classics. It was indeed a magnificent occasion.