Your browser does not support the video tag. On Friday, September 26, Child Center students became car drivers for the day. First, they had to obtain their driving license by pedaling a toy car around a course in the playground, following the traffic signs, and taking care to stop for pedestrians waiting to cross the…
The fence at the back of the Child Center playground was looking a bit drab and needed brightening up. Khun Sansern painted the fence in bright colors leaving circles for artwork to be inserted. Teacher Finola, Upper Primary, and Junior High School students surveyed the area. There was a brainstorming of ideas. The older students visited the Child Center classrooms to learn about the interests of the young students. The community project involving the brightening up of the Child Center playground is almost complete and Child Center students gathered to admire the handiwork of students in Upper Primary and Junior High School classes. As a thank you, the young students presented each artist with an apple in line with the Rose Marie Academy healthy eating policy.
August 30, 2019, was the first monthly Fun Day of this academic year for Child Center students. Students and staff wore clothes with dots of differing sizes and colors. Classroom activities were geared to dots, but included skills such as writing, drawing, cutting and sticking. It was fun to use face paints, and staff and students went home decorated with multi-colored dots.
Our Senior High School Introductory Reception was a great opportunity for parents to meet our school director, Khun Rose Marie, school counselor, Khun Wanchai, Teacher Bobby and Teacher Alyson, the high school teachers. Khun Rose Marie and Khun Wanchai began with a warm welcome to parents, both old and new. The teachers then explained how they encourage an environment that is student-centered, where students are guided toward becoming more independent learners who are ultimately responsible for their studies. The Keystone curriculum was discussed and information given as to the requirements for obtaining a Keystone diploma. Later parents were also able to pay a short visit to the Thai, ICT, Art, Music, and P.E. classes in order to observe their children in action. We would very much like to thank the parents for their support in attending.
Child Center students enjoyed conducting science experiments during their after school activities session. They discovered magic M&M’s that could turn white, disappear, and make a rainbow while learning about the properties of water and also practicing making repeating patterns with different colors.
The Child Center Summer Program finished with a party. This was a party with a difference as the children prepared their own party food of jelly, cheesy sailboats, rocket sandwiches and jam tarts with the addition of popcorn. They played party games and had a great time balloon chasing. We were all sorry that the program had come to an end and that we had to goodbye to our friends from New York Prem, Quincy, and Lulu. Peter Rabbit says he hopes to see you all again next year.
Last week Child Center Summer Program students became puppeteers. They looked at Indonesian classical string puppets, popular wooden string puppets, and glove puppets. The students then made stick puppets, dinosaur finger puppets, paper bag puppets, and sock puppets. The puppets did a lot of talking, and the class performed The Three Billy Goats Gruff in groups with their stick puppets. This theme encouraged a lot of language work as well as allowing practice of fine motor skills.
Child Center Summer Program students studied about books.
They learned the different parts of a book, how to handle and look after it, and also how to choose a book. They chose a story for the teacher to read to the class, and then took it home to share with their families.
Their favorite characters were Peppa Pig and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Child Center Summer Program Course 1 concluded with a shared learning presentation when students talked about what they had learnt for their parents and carers.
The topics for this course were:
As a conclusion to this week’s topic of Hair and Hats the students attending the Child Center Summer Program styled the hair of each other, their teacher, and one brave volunteer mum. In addition to a lot of fun and laughter, the students learnt about taking care of their hair and the associated vocabulary such as hygienic, gel, conditioner, and shampoo.