This week saw many activities. The biggest event was the Loy Krathong celebration in our school. In this event, the work actually started right after the Halloween celebration. The person nominated to chair the Loy Krathing project was Katya. Katya and all the students planned this project with very little interferences from the school. This project was another project “By Students For Students”. They finally settled to have the Loy Krathong to be celebrated over 3 days so that they will have more time to immerse themselves into Thai culture. They created their own Krathong and Khun June baked some cake Krathongs. The second day they used their break time to have a Thai cooking class where they learnt how to make corn with coconut milk. On the third day, they use their break time to learn some Thai cultural dance. Overall the project was a huge success. The students are learning from so many angles when they do these kind of projects. They take responsibility and ownership. These are our future leaders. You can read more about our Loy Krathong celebration write up by Katya.
Right after the Loy Krathong, the students started to prepare the birthday celebration of Chandra. They use their art class time and and their lunch breaks to prepare for this celebration. Each student prepared a birthday card for Chandra. We used part of our School Assembly time for this celebration. Chandra’s mom brought a nice home made cake, donuts and Khun June baked some cup cakes. Kalavati performed a solo dance and again Kalavati and Rajpal sang a song, “Count on me”. Before Chandra cut his cake, he gave a moving speech, that move his mother to have tears of joy! The kids from Primary and Nursery sang a loud birthday song and finally they enjoyed the food. Nursery kids enjoyed the most as they love singing the birthday song.
In Thai nursery class the kids started to sing Thai consonants song. After this we started to read Thai consonant flashcards and the teacher gave them an activity where they had to pick up Thai consonant flashcards and let them try to say what letter it is. After the activity, we practiced speaking simple Thai words and practice writing Thai consonants .
In Chinese nursery class the kids learned basic Chinese and Chinese numbers in class. The teacher started to speak the word and let students try to complete this word .and teacher gave students time to practice speaking Chinese numbers .
Star Of The Week
Star of the week goes to Melin for her positive attitude to learning. Melin has been making steady progress. She behaves herself and know how to share and knows how to take turns and wait patiently.
The great big news, the school has decided that construction of the new school will begin shortly. The land in Ao Nang has been cleared. The architect and his team are busy drawing up the plans. We already had 6 meetings with them. They are so excited to be working on our new school. We will keep you posted of the construction as it moves along. The students are so excited they they will have their own football field, badminton court and a lot of out door space. With a lot of your support and prayers, our wishes will come true soon.