Maths Measuring Height and Length Formative Assessment (August 2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Today the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School completed their Mathematics unit on Measuring Length and Height by taking part in a practical formative assessment.

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Four stations were set up around the classroom with various items the children had to measure record and ascertain which item was the longest or tallest.

Two stations required the children to measure the length of certain items and another two stations required the children to measure the height of items.

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Approximately five minutes was spent measuring at each station and then all of the children moved clockwise onto the next station.

The children measured each item in centimetres (cm) and millimetres (mm).

The instructions were given by me however the children read through their worksheets by themselves.

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Although this was essentially an independent activity those pupils who found this exercise challenging were assisted by those whom were much more fluent.

Maths should always be taught in a practical realistic and indeed useful way and I am very happy and extremely proud at how effectively my pupils carried out this hands on assessment.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.

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Page 1 of the Assessment Worksheet

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Page 2 of the Assessment Worksheet

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Moving to the next measuring station.

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Moving stations.

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EP1 Red Pupils’ Portraits 2017-2018


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Recently the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School created their own portraits.

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Unfortunately the photographs of each pupil outside of our classroom have faded in the direct sunlight so we decided to make our very own.

Personally I feel that the portraits the children have produced are amazing and much better than the original photos and what is more, they will not fade.

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Please feel free to see your child’s work outside of the ep1 red classroom.

I hope you enjoy the images!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.



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Pupils’ Photographs

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Faded Photographs



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Whole Class Participation Mini Whiteboard Reading Game (2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

This particular activity applies the use of the invaluable mini whiteboards which, in my humble opinion are one of the most simple, effective and versatile educational tools an EFL teacher has for very young learners.

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The basic goal of this exercise is to find and write the page number of the passage being read out. Time is of the essence so the children have to skim read the text by memorising and retrieving certain key words they hear.

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The children in ep1 red are only 5, 6 and 7 years of age and for many of them it is their first real exposure to the English language in an academic context.

They have been in ep1 red for only 13 weeks now.

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For this activity to be helpful the children must already be familiar with the text they are asked to read.

There are a multitude of skills which are being utilised and enhanced in this particular activity. Such as skim reading, reading, working memory, listening, writing, numeral writing to mention but a few.

As you can see ALL of the children are ACTIVE participants and enjoy this exercise immensely.

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Thank you…Teacher Chaz






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EP1 Red Number Words and Numerals 1 to 20 Activity (July 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

The objective of this simple yet effective activity is to aid and enhance recognition between the number words from 11 to 20 and the corresponding numerals.

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First the children were given a worksheet which had 10 sections on the left and also the right. The children wrote down the numbers from 11 to 20 on one side including small corresponding images. On the other side the children wrote down the number words.

They were able to refer to the whiteboard for the spelling of the number words.

The children then cut up the 20 segments and mixed them up and turned each segment upside down.

When each child was ready they were given 1 minute to quickly move to another desk, turnover the 20 segments and rearrange and pair them correctly.

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This activity was carried out several times in one lesson where each child moved to a different desk each time.

This simple game can also be played in pairs or individually.

The key to EFL activities for young learners I feel, is that they should be quick, simple and engaging and should also employ a variety of skills.

I hope you enjoy the images and the YouTube video.

Thank you…Teacher Chaz.




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EP1 Red Body Parts and Clothes Group Work (VCIS 2017)


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Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Yesterday the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School were involved in a fun group activity.

This was an integrated activity which involved the children applying what they had learnt in Career and Technology, specifically clothes and also Health, specifically the parts of the body.

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Each child in their groups chose who would be drawn around, who would draw around the chosen pupil, they also discussed what type of clothing they would like to draw and who would draw that type of clothing. Finally the children also decided between themselves, who would label which body parts.

This is a simple yet extremely fun example of group learning in ep1 red.

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Very little intervention, direction or assistance was required by me, which is a great indication that the children understand my instructions in English, are able to communicate amongst themselves in English and also understand the importance of working together in order to achieve the same goals.

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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

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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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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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