EP1 Red Little Red Hen Story Map (June 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Very recently the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School produced beautiful story maps of their current reading book Little Red Hen.

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This is their second attempt at this particular activity however, this time with a different book and all of the ep1 red children have been extremely successful.

The children were given 6 random sentences from their reading book which were displayed on the interactive whiteboard.

The children then had to find the correct order in which the sentences occurred and write them into their story maps and then draw the appropriate illustrations.

Finally the children went on to colour their drawings.

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This activity applies the use of a multitude of skills and enhances a range of abilities namely reading, writing, working memory, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar,  skim reading, numbers, illustrating and sequencing to mention only but a few.



Please note that to L1 learners (English as a first language learners) this activity may seem simple however it is quite sophisticated and challenging for L2 learners (English as a  second language).

Just eight weeks a go the majority of the children in ep1 red did not possess any understanding of the English language whatsoever, including speaking, reading and letter formation.

All of the instruction and guidance the children have received has always been in English.

The children’s learning has been immense since they started on the English programme and will continue to progress rapidly.




I am extremely proud of the progress of all of my pupils.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



CORRECT STORY SEQUENCE

1. Will you help me plant the wheat? (page 6)

2.Will you help me cut the wheat? (page 10)

3.Will you help me make the flour? (page 14)

4.Will you help me eat the bread? (page 22)

5.Yes said the rat the cat and the dog. (page 24)

6.No said Little Red Hen. I will eat it all by myself. (page 26)



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EP1 Red The Ugly Duckling Story Map (June 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Very recently the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School produced beautiful story maps of their current reading book The Ugly Ducking.

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The children were given 6 random sentences from their reading book which were displayed on the interactive whiteboard.

The children then had to find the correct order in which the sentences occurred and write them into their story maps and then draw the appropriate illustrations.

Finally the children went on to colour their drawings.

Most of the children were able to do this activity.

For those children who did not get it right their first time, will get better at it in the future.

The key I feel to young learners esl activities is repeated attempts at similar if not the same activities.

This activity can be made more challenging by adding more random sentences from the book in question and by in turn adding more boxes to the worksheet.

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As the children progress on wards through their first year of learning on the English Programme, I am certain that you will see at first hand, great improvements in their English language ability and fluency.

I hope you enjoy the images of the children’s work.

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As always I am here to help you so if you have any questions or comments please approach me at any time.

Thank you…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 Solar System Songs…Please Practice! (2017)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

The children of ep1 here at Varee Chiangmai International School are soon to start their learning about the solar sytem in science.

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Below are some fun songs (YouTube videos) about the Solar System which, the children are singing at the end of each Science class.

Could you please help your child by encouraging him or her to sing them all regularly as this will certainly benefit their learning.

I hope you enjoy them!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



1. THE PLANETS SONG


2. THE SOLAR SYSTEM SONG


3. WE ARE THE PLANETS SONG


4. THE EARTH SONG


5. THE SUN SONG


6. THE MOON SONG


7. PLANETS SONG FOR KIDS




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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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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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Mobile Science Fair Comes to Varee Chiangmai International School (December 2016)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

Yesterday Varee Chiangmai International School was visited by a mobile Science fair.

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The children were free to explore and play at the various Science stations.

Fun was had by everyone!

I hope you enjoy the images.

Kind 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 Semi Symmetrical Art Class (November 2016)


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Dear ep1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

This year has been the first year out of my six years as an ep1 homeroom teacher, here at Varee Chiangmai International School, that I have not taught Art to my pupils.

This being the case, I thought it would be a great shame for my pupils to miss out this year, so the children of ep1 red have used a few moments daily, out of their homeroom periods, to produce absolutely splendid pieces of semi-symmetrical art.

This has been my only taught art lesson this year for my pupils, however I hope that next academic year I will be able to teach this subject all year round, as I enjoy it immensely!!!

My pupils are extremely talented and I am extremely proud of all of their successes in EP1 red.

I hope you enjoy the images.

These beautiful pieces of art can be seen and viewed outside of our classroom.

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.



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Ep1 Red Dressed in Lanna Clothes for Loy Krathong (2016)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Today the ep1 red children here at Varee Chiangmai International School,  were dressed in their beautiful Lanna clothes for Loy Krathong.

This year I have not taken any pictures together with my pupils.

So here they are.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Kind regards…teacher Chaz.


 

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The ep1 red girls.

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The ep1 red boys.



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


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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.

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Kind regards…teacher Chaz.



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


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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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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 Practical Maths Class on Volume and Capacity (September 2016)


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Below are a few images of today’s final maths lesson this term about volume and capacity.

All of the children were asked to bring in a plastic or metal container and were put into small groups.

They were first asked to estimate and write down the predicted volumes of their own containers and of their group members too.

The children even tried to act out and visualise how many cups of water it would take to fill the various containers.

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ESTIMATING


The standard by which to measure the various capacities were the Varee Chiangmai School cups, as they are all the same size.

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ACTUAL MEASUREMENT

The ep1 red children then went outside to actually measure and record the capacities of their own containers and those of their group members.

The children shared the data, to find out whose container held the least and the most in our class and to see whether their estimates were close to their actual measurements.

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