Child Center students have been participating in eLearning since March 23 since the onset of COVID 19. Although there may have been some reservations about the appropriateness of this way of teaching for young children, we have been amazed at its success. The students, with the support of their parents, adapted quickly to this new world, and teachers followed the normal classroom schedules as closely as possible with necessary adaptations of teaching material, classroom organization, and teaching techniques. The learning curve has been a positive one for both teachers and students, and there has been sound academic progress.
The Health and Safety Committee discussed the guidelines for school reopening in July for our summer school and school opening for the upcoming school year in August 2020.The guidelines include the preopening stage and the post opening stage to be in compliance with the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s precautionary measures.
Despite this flea market being somewhat smaller than previous years it went off with a bang, Oscar style! Khun Rose Marie and Khun Wanchai kindly graced us with their presence, whereupon they opened the show and were given the “red carpet” treatment. Once the official opening was over eager shoppers from all corners our school found something to spend their money on, wisely or otherwise!!
February 28, 2020, was Planting Day in the Child Center. The children learned how to plant seeds and look after them. They chose and planted their vegetable seeds in individual pots to watch them grow in readiness to transplant them into the Child Center Organic Garden. Mung beans were also set out for germination in the classrooms. C2 and C3 ate the bean sprouts with fried noodles and mixed vegetables as a tasty snack. We named this “Beany Snakes”.
On Thursday February 27, 2020, Rose Marie Academy students staged an all
campus exhibition. The theme for this exhibition is Myths and Legends. Students
were asked to develop a personal response to this theme using a variety of
two and three dimensional materials including recyclables. Senior High students
created large scale images based on Norse Mythology for this event.
The Lower Primary students have been learning about weather. They have been studying wind and how it blows in different directions. Here the children are enjoying experimenting with weather vanes. For this experiment, the students made their own weather vanes using a pencil, paper, straw, and a pin. Each child had fun deciding whether the wind was blowing north, south, east or west.
Child Center’s latest community project is Share a Shirt where we invite students to donate unwanted T-shirts. Maybe the t-shirt has shrunk in the wash or maybe the owner no longer supports Manchester United but Liverpool. Whatever the reason somebody in need will happily receive a T-shirt.
C3 students have been learning about clothes and, as both a life-skill and problem-solving task, practiced putting on a T-shirt and shorts. To make the task more challenging the t-shirts were turned inside out. The students had a lot of fun and marked another step along the road to independence.
Thammasat University International Program Coordinator Visits Rose Marie Academy
The fruit and vegetable stall was soon sold out; Khun Jum’s shop will certainly have some new customers.