Welcome to Elementary
Students are adapting well to the new class routine and are exploring a variety of works and projects with enthusiasm. We wrapped up the Great Stories this month with the Story of Humans, followed by the Story of the Alphabet and the Story of Numbers. Lower Elementary students were especially inspired by plants and animals. Grade 1 students are learning about the needs of plants through an experiment and continue to explore the Solar System. Grade 2 students are excited to learn about fish and are exploring the topic in more detail. Upper Elementary students are working on a variety of research projects and investigation ranging from Mesopotamia, ancient animals, parts of the flower, and animal cells. Students have also been working hard on developing their math and language skills including creative writing, literature reading and discussions, grammar and word studies.
Last week we launched our cooking lessons. Each week a group of students will learn a culinary skill. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a menu and cook for the whole class.
In ICT, students learnt how to create their own interactive quiz. Once finished, they competed against each other and had lots of fun! In Visual Art, students explored Ancient Egyptian artwork. Lower Elementary created unique royal cats, and Upper Elementary created symmetrical scarabs. In Music, Upper Elementary students have continued to develop their class composition focusing now on individual verses while learning about melody contours. Lower Elementary worked on their rhythm skills with activities focusing on sixteenth notes. In Dramatic Arts, students have been practicing voice development such as: projection, articulation and breath control. They are also developing cognitive and practical tools for creative conceptualization. In PE, students practiced all 10 core elements of basketball.
Ran Ran celebrated her birthday with the class by doing the walk around the sun. She also shared some lovely pictures and stories of her life with us.
We had our first Coffee Hour last Friday and had a wonderful time introducing parents to Dramatic Arts with an icebreaker activity and the activities that have been going on in Elementary.
In Chinese, Lower Elementary students have continued with their new lessons from textbooks. Upper Elementary students have been working on the life cycle of a frog, the life cycle of a seahorse and a research about geographical knowledge of China.
In Thai, Lower Elementary students are working on vocabulary with single, diphthong, final consonants, blend and also practice composing sentences from the given words. Upper Elementary students are working on comprehension reading, Thai literature called ‘Phra A-pai Manee, idioms and punctuation.