The school Assembly is becoming a very effective way for the students to communicate with the school. During the assembly various topics were covered and discussed. The students were in agreement that each student need to have a personal English Dictionary. We also discussed about the virus and how we need to safeguard ourselves.
Parents are requested to block their diaries for the 8th October 9am for our school Parent Teacher Conference. If you have an item that needs to be discussed which is not covered in the agenda, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. So that we could add to the agenda and allocated appropriatetime for this to be tabled during our meeting.
For Robotics, the kids were challenged with a current affairs topic where a child had to have his thumb amputated after a dog had bitten it. Eventually the surgeons took his toe to replace lost the thumb. This was a good decision by the surgeons as now the boy could write and use his hand better. To read more about this incident, here is the link https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1122655-thai-surgeon-attaches-a-toe-to-replace-thumb-after-boy-attacked-by-dog/. The kids were then challenged to instead create a robotic hand, that will grab, move and hold things. They did it.
Science Experiments, we discussed about Rainbows and why both the sky and the sea look blue. They learned why blue is scattered more than other colors as it travels at shorter and smaller waves. The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wave length light) are absorbed more strongly by water than by blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned. Same reason the sky is blue.” Experiment time is usually the most tough as all students want to be assistant and be actively involved.
For sports we did table tennis and badminton. Swimming was cancelled as there was a virus and some of the kids were still recovering. This is probably our third badminton lesson and you could see that the students really enjoyed this sport. You could also see that they are beginning to play better and also beginning to get a hand of this sport. Of course the students discussed during School Assembly if they could have more badminton lesson. Please discuss with your child if they want to have more badminton after school. The school has the equipment and we just need to pay for the badminton hall.
For academic, the kids are practicing on reading and doing their comprehension books. Maths is always a challenge but over time we strongly believe that they will improve. During Assembly we touch on Maths competition participation. And the kids were encouraged by the teaching staff that this was the way the school would be going.
Life skills – Last time they were asked about their opinions and ideas about what kind of library they prefer. This time we tackled some ideas of the best arrangement for books. The rest of the time was consumed by sorting out the books from the library and some of them sorted it by authors, sizes, fiction or non-fiction and colors. Hopefully they will sort out their book shelves when they are home.
Citizen – Everyone knows you by name but not the way of who and what you are. This time they were given an exciting activity that only themselves can answer. They had to describe themselves for who and what they were as a child, a student, a friend and as a person of the society. This will help them to know their strengths and weaknesses.
Chess Championship and Star of the Week.
We have purchased 2 more chess timer clocks to add more fun to our chess games. The real battle was between Rajpal and Gerrit. They competed right up the last minute of the afternoon break, match after match. Gerrit was able to defeat Rajpal in the final round and able to claim our prestigious Chess Champship award of the week.
Star of the Week went to Kalavati. Seeing the progress Kalavati is making has inspired all the teachers to award her the prestigious Star of the week at Singapore Genius School Krabi.