EP1 Red Letters to Father Christmas (2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

Recently the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School wrote short letters to Father Christmas asking what they would like for Christmas, a brief personal description, what they like to eat and drink and also details about their families.

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Each letter was produced independently and I am sure that you will agree, that each child has come a long way since they started on the English programme here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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I would just like to take this opportunity to say that I am so very proud and honoured to be an English teacher to your children.

I have been a young learners educator here at Varee Chiangmai International School for almost 10 years now and each and every single day has been an absolute joy for me!

I would like to wish you and my pupils a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year 2018.

My kindest regards and respects to you all!

Teacher Chaz.

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Introductory Integrated Maths and Science Class on Shapes (October 2017)


Dear VCIS ep1 red parents and guardians,

This is week 24 for all the English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

The children in my class are 6 years old and English is a foreign language for them.

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Next week the ep1 red pupils will start to learn about shapes in Maths.

Today the children had an introductory lesson on shapes by using tangrams to create various animals.

A tangram is essentially a puzzle consisting of 7 shapes.

These shapes can then be used to create a multitude of animals and objects.

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1. Firstly the children were given a double sided tangram template to colour in. Each shape needed to be a different colour. The other side of the tangram template was also coloured in, using exactly the same colours as the first side.

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2. They then cut out the 7 shapes a tangram consists of.

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3. The children watched various mini videos on how to create different animals and composed them using the mini-whiteboards as a ‘canvas’. The children were initially shown the ‘shadow’ of the animal they needed to create so as they could try to figure out which shapes went where. Then they were given the answer key as to the correct position of each specific shape.

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4. The children then chose one animal they liked and stuck them onto their worksheets by moving each shape from their mini-whiteboard onto their worksheet.

5. Finally the children wrote simple informative sentences about their animals relating to whether it was a mammal, bird reptile or fish.

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This is an example of integrated learning in the classroom.

The children are applying what they have previously learnt in Science (mammals, birds, fish and reptiles) and indeed Health (body parts) last term, to complement their learning in an entirely different subject this term. In this case the subject being Mathematics.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Thank you…teacher Chaz.



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Independent Writing Rooms of the House Project (2017)


Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is week 17 for all of the pupils on the English programme here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

The children of ep1 red have recently completed their UNIT 4 English language project about the rooms of a house.

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The works you see below were produced independently without assistance from me.

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I hope you enjoy the images.

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.



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EP1 Red End of Year Independent Writing ‘The Beach’ (February 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Today the children in ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School, completed Unit 15 in their English language subject, based around the theme of The Beach.

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Each piece of theme based writing has been produced independently of the teacher, as the children are more than capable of ‘going it alone’ now.

Very few spelling and grammatical errors were made.

I am extremely proud of the progress all of my pupils have made this academic year!!!!

All of the children in ep1 have now completed all of their learning in their various English language subjects, for the academic year.


Now the ep1 homeroom teachers are preparing the children for their end of year English and Thai subject assessments which, will take place next Monday the 27th of February through to Friday the 3rd of March.


This will be the very last ep1 red blog post showing your children’s work and activities.

Thank you very much…Teacher Chaz.


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EP1 Red Independent Creative Writing Family Biographies (January 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are images of first drafts of independent creative writing centred upon the topic of family, produced by the pupils of ep1 red, here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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Only major grammatical and major spelling errors have been highlighted and of course fed back to the children, whom then went on to create finalised versions.

Again I must mention that the children were not helped in anyway. Also they did not refer to any external sources for the spellings of the words written and what they have produced is from their hearts and own imaginations.

I am so incredibly proud of my pupils as the majority of them entered into ep1 red with no English, writing reading or indeed speaking abilities.



Over these years it has been an honour and privilege to have been the English, Science, Maths, Career and Technology, Information Technology, Social Sciences, Health and Art teacher to six consecutive classes of 5 to 6 year olds. This of course does not exclude how I feel about my 2 and a half years directly before this as a kindergarten and pre-kindergarten teacher.

I have undeniably the best job in the world and the ep1 red blog has been created to share these memories with you, my pupils and indeed myself!



There are only six weeks of learning left for the pupils of ep1 and I sincerely and humbly hope that you have seen the great advancements made by your children over this academic year.

I hope you enjoy the images!

The actual written pieces can be viewed outside of the ep1 red classroom.

I apologise for some of the images being misfocused.

My kindest regards…Teacher Chaz.


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‘S GOT/HASN’T GOT INDEPENDENT WRITING (EP1 RED December 2016)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

Today the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School, produced beautiful pieces of independent writing, using ‘s got and hasn’t got.

This activity corresponds to what the children are currently learning in Unit 10 of their English language subject.

I am extremely proud of all my pupils!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



‘s got/Hasn’t got Monsters

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Winnie

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Wannam



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EP1 Red Rooms of the House English Project (November 2016)


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Dear ep1 red parents and guardians,

The children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School have recently completed their UNIT 8 English language project about the rooms of a house.

The works you see below were produced independently without assistance from the teacher.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.



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Introductory Integrated Maths and Science Class on Shapes (October 2016)


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Dear VCIS ep1 Red parents and guardians,

Next week the ep1 children here at Varee Chiangmai International School will start to learn about shapes in Maths.

Today the children had an introductory lesson on shapes by using tangrams to create various animals.

A tangram is essentially a puzzle consisting of 7 shapes.

These shapes can then be used to create a multitude of animals and objects.

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tangram animals

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1. Firstly the children were given a tangram template to colour in.

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2. They then cut out the 7 shapes a tangram consists of.

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Coloured in tangram.



3. The children watched various mini videos on how to create different animals and composed them using the mini-whiteboards as a ‘canvas’.

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A tangram bird.

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A tangram crab.

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Tangram crab on mini-whiteboard.

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A tangram camel.

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A tangram dog.

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A tangram whale.

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Tangram whale on mini-whiteboard.

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A tangram elephant.

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A tangram rabbit.

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A tangram whale.



4. The children then chose one animal they liked and stuck them onto their worksheets.

5. Finally the children wrote simple informative sentences about their animals relating to whether it was a mammal or a bird.

This is an example of integrated learning in the classroom.

The children are applying what they learned in Science (mammals and birds) and indeed Health (body parts) last term, to complement their learning in an entirely different subject this term. In this case Mathematics.

Thank you…teacher Chaz.

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Jumping fox

Chicken, Bird, Grass

Chicken in a field

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EP1 Red Independent Story Map Activity (August 2016)


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Dear VCIS ep1 Red parents and guardians,

Today the children here at Varee Chiangmai International School, created a story map.

* The children were given 6 randomly ordered sentences from their current reading book.

** The children had to independently work out the order sequence of the sentences by referring to their reading books.

*** On the story map worksheet the children firstly wrote the page number and then the sentence.

**** Finally they then went on to draw the correct page illustration and then to go on to colour it.

This activity is one of many to create greater understanding of new texts.

I am extremely proud of all of my pupils especially, since it is has only been 13 weeks since they all started on the English programme, here at Varee Chiangmai School.

I hope you enjoy the images of this English lesson and the final pieces of work.



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Kind regards…teacher Chaz.

Current ep1 red reading book.



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6 Randomly ordered sentences from the children’s current ep1 red reading book.

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EP1 Red I Feel Sick and I am Hurt (Health 2015)


 

Dear EP1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are completed pieces of unassisted short story writing by the ep1 red children here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

The children worked independently and received no scaffolding from their teacher!

Each child chose either the current HEALTH topic of ‘being hurt‘ or ‘feeling sick’ and produced a short comic.

The emphasis on the pieces is creativity and I am sure that you will agree, all of the stories give a fantastic insight into each child’s ideas about injury and sickness.

I think they are all amazing.

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.

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