Mini Whiteboard and Cardboard Die Addition Activity (2017)


Chaz Teacher

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 8, 9 10 and 11 (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Listed below are the spelling words for the next 4 weeks of July, for all English Programme 1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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Spelling test 8 will take place on Friday the 7th of July.

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

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The spelling lists for July will be found in the July homework booklet which will be issued to your children by the administrative office on Monday the 3rd of July.

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

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.



LIST 8

what

who

my

What are they?

What is it?

the sun

the moon

wash

house

bed 

big

small



LIST 9

this

that

which

It’s a river.

They’re birds.

the sea

the sky

biggest

smallest

Thailand

a hat

a coat



LIST 10

with

there

when

a dress

jeans

shorts

socks

a tie

arms

foot

feet

neck



LIST 11

like

how

want

I’ve got

I have got

I haven’t got

I have not got

tall

short

add

minus

me




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EP1 Red Little Red Hen Story Map (June 2017)


Chaz Teacher

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.

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)


Chaz Teacher

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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Please feel free to view them personally outside of our classroom amongst other works.

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 Classroom Things Barrier Game (June 2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This is only week 5 for the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

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The vast majority of the children in ep1 red have had very little English language exposure, to the extent that most up until very recently were completely unfamiliar with the alphabet, phonics and basic classroom language and basic classroom instruction.

This particular esl activity is referred to as a Barrier Game. A barrier game is usually a pair based activity where one pupil obtains information from the other by asking questions and the other pupil gives information by answering questions.

Another way to use a barrier game is to give instructions to one another. This is the methodology which is applied in this version of the activity.





Barrier games are usually carried out as an educational activity when the pupils have learned all of the various elements of a particular unit of learning. In this case the children have completed their unit on Classroom Things, Colours and Question Words.

This barrier game activity accommodates for children of varying abilities by way of differentiation and providing specific scaffolding.

Lower level children are given a worksheet which has the colour words printed in colour. The classroom objects are also displayed on the interactive whiteboard with the object names underneath them.

This activity may seem very fluid however it has taken weeks for the children to get to such a level so as to become confident enough to execute this game successfully.

I hope you enjoy the video.

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Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.




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EP1 Red Spelling Test Book (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

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

Could you please purchase this spelling test book from the Varee Chiangmai International School School shop.

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The cost of the spelling test book is 15 Baht.

The book is available in various colours.

The VCIS shop is located in the canteen.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.




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EP1 Red Swimming Classes Dates (May, June July August 2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Listed below are the Swimming Classes dates for ep1 red pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.



1. Monday 22nd May

2. Monday 19th June

3. Monday 17th July

4. Monday 21st August



Your children will need to bring these swimming items to every swimming class:

a swimming costume

SWIMMING CLOTHES

towel

TOWEL

swimming goggles

SWIMMING GOGGLES

 a swimming cap

SWIMMING CAP

 a hairbrush

HAIRBRUSH

shampoo

SHAMPOO

…and a swimming bag to keep all of their swimming items in.

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