Boys – New Zealand haka actions

Dear parents,

For International Day, the K3 and Grade 1 boys will join Mr Andy, Mr Mike and some older boys in performing the haka, a Maori dance that challenges others. Here is a link to a you tube video that teaches the actions. Don’t worry too much about the words, but join in where you can boys!

Here is a link to last year’s website that has two other videos you can watch, and the words typed out.

The girls will have the opportunity for a different kind of performance on International Day, so stay tuned!

Kind regards,

Ms Angela and Mr Andy

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News – Quarter 3 Week 1

Happy New Year everyone!

I trust you all had a safe and enjoyable break whether you were here in Chiang Mai, or away. Mr Andy, Jessica and I thoroughly enjoyed our  Christmas in Seoul, Korea visiting friends from when we lived there 6 years ago.

Wearing a few more clothes than we are used to. It was -13 degrees Celsius when we left our friend's place for Christmas dinner!

Wearing a few more clothes than we are used to. It was -13 degrees Celsius when we left our friend’s place for Christmas dinner!

at the Coex Mall Aquarium

at the Coex Mall Aquarium

Mr Andy, Jessica and I at Gyeonggi English Village in one of my old classrooms.

Mr Andy, Jessica and I at Gyeonggi English Village in one of my old classrooms.

Jessica just wanted to eat the snow.

Jessica just wanted to eat the snow.

We had a lot of students that shared news with the class today. If your child would like to share photos, we welcome them to school anytime.

Back to School

We welcome Oliver Chu back to APIK. Oliver and his family have been living in the USA for the last few months, and it is great to have them back!

I welcomed the whole class back to school on Monday with a 100 word spelling test! Lucky them. In fact all week we have been working extra hard. We finished off our last unit of inquiry Materials and Matter by making more clay creations, but this time here at school. Students needed to tell me some properties of clay, how they changed the clay, and the purpose of their clay creation.

work in progress

work in progress

We completed a pre-test for our next math unit, recommenced our guided reading groups, and started writing holiday recounts using the writing process. We finished off the week with a quick lesson on portrait drawing, and began sketching our friends. I can’t wait to see how these artworks turn out!

Homework

Two homework sheets have gone home and they are due back next Thursday 24th January. One is for math, and the other is for our new unit of inquiry.

Website photos

I am a little behind with uploading photos. I think I still have a bunch from the end of last semester that I need to post, so I will make sure to do that this month.

Show and tell

Tawan, Yaisana, and Ryu may bring something to share to the class on Friday 25th January.

Six White Boomers

boomers

News – Quarter 2 Week 7

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint recipe here: http://www.theidearoom.net/2010/07/sidewalk-chalk-paint.html

Oobleck: http://mamapapabubba.com/2012/11/09/oobleck/

PS: I did not send a paper copy of this newsletter home today.

**Field Trip alert**

field tripThe yellow field trip form is being sent home tonight with your children. Please return it tomorrow if you can!

Ms Angela

News – Quarter 2 Week 6

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Homework – Loy Krathong

Yi Peng festival at Mae Jo 24th November 2012

It has been an eventful week with the Loy Krathong festivals at this time of year. Your homework for this week is to write about Loy Krathong and have an adult help you type it onto this website. You can write about a school or other event. Perhaps you will write about making your krathong in Thai class, a game you played at school on Friday, or floating your lantern in the sky.

  1. Choose what event (or part of it) that you will write about
  2. Write at least 3 detailed sentences using describing words in your Homework book
  3. Have an adult help you type your recount on this page as a comment
  4. Hand your homework book in at school by Thursday 6th December

If you are unable to access the internet at home, please bring me your Homework book with your written sentences early next week for me to help you at school.

making krathongs with Ms Apple

lighting our lantern for Loy Krathong at MBC

Getting ready to let go!

I have written my recount about the Loy Krathong festival at MBC on Wednesday below.

News – Quarter 2 Week 4

Please note that tomorrow for Sports Day, only the t-shirt needs to be white (or beige or gray). Shorts and hats can be any color! Good PE shoes are also needed, and perhaps for parents too…

News – Quarter 2 Week 3

Sports Day tshirts

Other news for next week will be posted on Monday!

Ms Angela