Monday, 12 February 2018

Ocean continues and we move to the Grasslands.

Our tadpoles are turning into frogs!!


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Water Play with our new hopscotch water spray.









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What is it like to be underwater?

Khun Nat and Ms Jane held the water fabric over our heads and made it go up and down like waves. We were the colour of water.





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Continuing to mix colours with clay... 




Forests, seeds and recycling.


Welcome to our continuing study of animals and their habitats.

In the role play corner we have a camp site set up where the children can experience being out in the grasslands where they have to live in tents and cook on campfires. We have lanterns, binoculars, a camera and a note clipboard for them.

 Cooking on the campfire.

  Cutting firewood.


Sleeping in the tent with the lanterns.




Looking for animals.


Taking photos and writing notes.

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Being eaten by a Boa Constrictor.

This is a poem written by Shel Silverstein which we use as part of the fun of learning.






After our Boa Constrictor has eaten we let him sleep in the number basket for a while.

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Growing plants.

I asked the children what they would like to grow in our garden and they said they would like flowers. So we have all planted a range of different flower seeds and they have started to sprout. When they are a little bigger we will plant them in our classroom garden beds.

 

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Book Day

 We were visited by the Year 5 children who shared books we chose and then stayed to play with us. So much fun.







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Monday, 22 January 2018

Ocean Animals...

Ocean Animals

Our studies have continued with a focus this week on ocean animals. Our students have been sharing what they know about the animals and we have been learning more together.



 


We have read 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and 'Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea'. Both these books are great for teaching children to have a generous spirit and caring nature.

The Rainbow Fish - https://youtu.be/RbKr-k1PTvA

We are continuing to make our habitat book with the children painting the page with ocean colours and then adding the animals that belong in the ocean. This gives them another opportunity to talk about what they understand and know.














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Come to our restaurant.
In the home corner orders are being written out and filled for hamburgers and hotdogs. We have menus that we used for a mathematics activity that have now moved into our home corner where the children are happily filling out orders and then filling them themselves or making them for other.










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What is Your Name?

The students have begun to learn to write their names in the style taught and expected at our school. Both the style and the examples of the style are included in this blog as a page to open at the top.

This is only a beginning of practice and understanding of shape for the children. I do not expect them to be able to write their names correctly yet they are learning.

The children are given a card with their name on it. Below that name is a dotted version of their name and below that a line.
In the beginning we are just getting the children to write over the top of the solid letters and then to connect the dotted letters to write their names. After we have done this for a while or when the children feel ready themselves they can write their names on the line at the bottom.

I will be sending a sample of these home with a marker and eraser so that if the children want to practice at home they can. They should only do this for very short periods of time. At school we only practice once a day. It should be fun and not a chore. We are teaching them to start their letters from the top.






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Field Trip Reminder. 


We will be going to the Rayong Aquarium for a field trip on Thursday February 1. 

You will have received a form to fill in and return with 250 baht to cover the cost of the trip. It should be a great experience for the children and we are looking forward to going.

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Making Hot Dogs





The children have been asking to make hot dogs for a while and so for our first food making exercise of the term we made hot dogs. People enjoyed them very much and ate the parts of the hot dogs that they wanted to. They were very happy.

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