Mini Whiteboard and Cardboard Die Addition Activity (2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is week 10 for the pupils of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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This simple Mathematics addition activity relies on the partner to roll the dice and randomly generate a number which can then be written down by the other partner and in turn the sum is figured out.

The partner with the dice must shout out the numbers and also check to see if their partner’s answer is correct. This way both children are actually solving the same sum.

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As we all know in Maths there is no single approach to working out calculations. Some children are able to figure out the sums in their minds, some use their fingers others use a number line and some use counting the taps they make on their tables.

Once a partner has worked out 5 sums their roles are then swapped.

This is a great little activity which uses a multitude of skills, for example writing, reading, counting, visualising numbers, speaking, pier assistance to mention just a few.

In the coming weeks this activity can be made more challenging by allowing the children to add more than 2 numbers together by rolling the dice more than two times.

In this game the children whom were more comfortable with adding bigger numbers together were given different die with larger numbers.

 This activity was also scaffolded by pairing intermediate level children with children who needed extra assistance, for example those children who used a number line.

I am extremely happy and immensely proud of the progress every single one of my pupils is making in my class.

Finally I would just like to say that I am a huge advocate and promoter of the humble mini-whiteboard, I guess it is the slightly more modern equivalent of the slate and chalk.

The mini whiteboard’s applications are extremely varied, versatile and only limited by a teacher’s own imagination!

I hope you enjoy the YouTube video!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



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EP1 Red Spelling Lists 1 2 and 3 (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

These are the spelling words for the next 3 weeks for all English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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Spelling test 1 will take place this Friday the 19th of May.

The spelling words must be practiced every day by your child.

If you have any questions please feel free to approach me as I will be happy to help you.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.



LIST 1

a bag

a boy

a girl

an ant

a hat

a frog

a dog

a cat

a fox

a pig

one

six



LIST 2

man

big

can

for

go

in

me

is

my

it

not

sun



LIST 3

you

up

run

we

all

but

at

do

get

out

say

yes




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Spelling Lists 30 31 and 100 Words Spelling List (2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Listed below are the February spelling words for all Varee Chiangmai International School, English Programme 1 pupils.




Also listed are the 100 words which the children will be tested on. The 100 word spelling test will take place on Friday the 24th February.




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The 100 words have been carefully selected from previous spelling tests, so the children are already familiar with them.

For the 100 words the children should only practice writing the words they have difficulty with.

The February spelling lists and 100 words can also be found in the new February English and Thai homework booklet.

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These are the final spelling tests for the academic year.

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



Spelling List 30

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

whole

half

third

quarter



Spelling List 31

first

second

third

fourth

fifth

sixth

seventh

eighth

ninth

tenth

poison

danger




100 Words

1. many

2. here

3. want

4. new

5. old

6. our

7. now

8. into

9. time

 10. hear

 11. listen

 12. touch

 13. taste

 14. sight

 15. smell

 16. how

 17. where

 18. which

 19. why

20. what

 21. wash

 22. wet

 23. see

 24. look

 25. the

26.  and

 27. of

 28. he

 29. him

 30. her

 31. she

 32. they

 33. your

 34. come

 35. there

 36. on

 37. this

 38. that

 39. who

 40. her

 41. as

 42. give

 43. then

 44. have

45. with

 46. from

 47. or

 48. as

 49. if

 50. about



51.  year

52.  so

 53. them

 54. just

 55. by

 56. will

 57. some

 58. know

 59. more

 60. way

 61. think

 62. well

 63. thing

 64. long

 65. short

 66. triangle

67. rectangle

 68. square

 69. circle

 70. oval

 71. wood

 72. metal

 73. plastic

 74. rubber

 75. sick

 76. fever

 77. big

 78. tall

 79. little

 80. small

 81. pull

 82. push

 83. sing

 84. walk

 85. run

 86. talk

 87. jump

 88. read

 89. write

 90. draw

 91. twist

 92. food

 93. drink

 94. water

 95. milk

 96. meat

 97. rice

 98. hungry

 99. thirsty

100. funny      




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Varee Chiangmai International School Sports Day 2017 with EP1 Red


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Dear ep 1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are just a few images of the renowned Varee Chiangmai International School Sports Day.

I am extremely proud of all of my pupils.

In my 6 years as an ep1 homeroom teacher I have never seen my pupils win so many medals!

I hope you enjoy the images.

My kindest regards…Teacher Chaz.



 

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Teacher Chaz with Mr. Wisit co-director of Varee Chiangmai School.

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Class of 2014 ep1 red pupils saying hello!?

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Can you see Kru Kae in the sea of red shirts?

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Our best, sports day competitor Tina!!! (left)

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EP1 Red Sports Day Winners with Mr. Wisit.

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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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Spelling Lists 26, 27 28 and 29 (2017)


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Dear ep1 Red parents and guardians,

Listed below are the January spelling words for all Varee Chiangmai International School, English Programme 1 pupils.

The spelling lists can also be found in the new January English and Thai homework booklet which, will be issued to the children very soon.

Due to Sports Day, spelling test 26 will take place next Wednesday the 11th of January.

Thank you…teacher Chaz.



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Spelling List 26

big

tall

little

small

I like

I don’t like

at home

at school

pull

push

let’s

let us


Spelling List 27

sing

walk

run

talk

jump

read

write

dance

draw

picture

safety

What do you like?


Spelling List 28

twist

food

drink

water

milk

orange juice

meat

rice

yogurt

tomatoes

carrots

dessert


Spelling List 29 

hungry

thirsty

isn’t

don’t

aren’t

What is this?

It’s a giraffe.

What are these?

They’re elephants.

funny

late

early




 

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EP1 Red Secret Santa at Varee Chiangmai International School (December 2016)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

I would like to say thank you very much for the Christmas gifts which I received from parents and guardians. I look forward to opening them on Christmas day morning!

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Yesterday was the last day of school this year 2016, here at Varee Chiangmai International School and the ep1 red children took part in our annual Secret Santa gift swap.

I hope you enjoy the images below.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and I look forward to teaching your children for the final quarter of the academic year.

School will reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2017.



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The secret santa presents from all of the ep1 red children.


BEFORE THE SECRET SANTA GIFT SWAP

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EP1 RED SECRET SANTA 2016

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