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.
Last week’s theme for the Child Center Summer Program was Uniforms. The students did well in a brainstorming activity to name people who wear uniforms and went on to discuss the purpose of uniforms.
We invited two members of the Rose Marie Academy staff, the nurse and a custodian, to visit the class and answer questions posed by the students. On Thursday, we welcomed three uniformed visitors – an army officer, a soldier, and a pilot. The students were very excited and were keen to ask questions.
Thank you everyone for participating in our learning.
The Upper Primary Class completed a community service project by making books for the students in Child Center Level 3 (C3) and reading the stories to them. The students looked at sample books and brainstormed the criteria for creating the books, always keeping in mind the ages and interests of the C3 students, before creating their illustrated books.
Rose Marie Academy hosted their Hollywood themed Talent Show on Friday, May 24, 2019. The performers made a grand entrance and hung their very own Star of Fame on the Wall of Fame just like real Hollywood stars. Both the Music and the Art Departments had been preparing for this celebration since early February, creating…
Rose Marie Academy celebrates Songkran festival every year to introduce students to this important part of Thai culture. Students learn the importance of Songkran as Thai traditional new year. They perform water-pouring ceremony to show respect and gratitude to elders and to ask for blessings.
This year, our theme was “A Weave in Time” with emphasis on the beauty of fabrics, a unique aspect of Thai life. All the performances presented came from the collaborative work of the students. They researched, created choreography, and diligently practiced to demonstrate their ability under the guidance of the Thai language teacher, the music teacher, and other organizing committee members.
The event proved to be successful as seen from the smiles, the happiness, and the enjoyment of every participant.