Rose Marie Academy celebrated International Family Day on December 4, 2020. Parents were invited to participate virtually due to the Covid-19 situation. America, Nepal, England, Russia and the countries of ASEAN were studied by the different classes. Students performed dances and shared information and food from their country. Everyone participated and enjoyed the different cultures.…
Child Center students advertised the forthcoming Flea Market for staff and students on November 27 by making posters, both in Thai and English, to place around the school. They were very proud of their efforts and would like you to see their posters.
Loy Kratong is one of the most important cultural celebrations in Thailand. This year it took place on Saturday, October 31. Students made kratongs from traditional materials such as banana tree trunk, banana leaves, and fresh flowers during Thai language classes. Thanks to Teacher Bill for supporting the teachers in making this activity a truly enjoyable learning experience for the students.
The unique colorful kratongs look amazing!
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.
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.
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.
The fruit and vegetable stall was soon sold out; Khun Jum’s shop will certainly have some new customers.
January 31 will be Fruit and Vegetable Day at the Child Center when our activities will be centered around that theme. We have invited Khun Jum, owner of OC Organic Shop located in the Nichada Club Shopping Center, to talk to our young students about growing fruit and vegetables. At 1:45 she will set up a stall at the gate to enable parents and staff to buy healthy organic fruit and vegetables. Try her produce. You won’t be disappointed!