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 Outside Our Classroom June 2017


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

The children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School, have worked exceptionally hard these first 5 weeks of the new academic year.

It has been a huge step up from their learning in Kindergarten and I am extremely proud of their progress.

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The images below show the different types of Art work my pupil’s have produced independently, since they started their learning in my class.

The work outside of my classroom will change on a trimonthly basis and will focus on a specific subject area.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Please feel very welcome to view the beautiful Art pieces yourself.

My kindest regards…Teacher Chaz.






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EP1 Red 3D Bicoloured Hands (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are a few images of the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School creating beautiful pieces of art works.

Currently the ep1 red children are learning about different types of lines and shapes in their Art classes.

All of the children in my class are extremely talented and I am very proud of them all!

I hope you enjoy the images.

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.

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EP1 Red EDUCATION CITY (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear EP1 Red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below is the link to the EDUCATION CITY website for all EP1 pupils here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

Please click on it and save/bookmark it for future use.




https://ec1.educationcity.com/home




The USERNAME and PASSWORD for your child has been stuck into the front cover of the Varee Chiangmai School, ‘DAILY PLANNER’ book. (blue)

This is the big blue book which the daily homework is stuck into.



HOW TO LOGIN TO EDUCATION CITY

1. TOP your child must enter their USERNAME.

2. MIDDLE your child must enter their PASSWORD.

3. BOTTOM your child must enter THAILAND.

ED CITY LOGIN PAGE



4. Choose ENGLISH (green) MATHS (orange) or SCIENCE (blue).

SUBJECT SELECT PAGE



5. Click on GRADE 1.

GRADE SELECT PAGE



6. Click on ACTIVITIES (looks like a puzzle) and then choose a game.

ACTIVITIES SELECT PAGE



If the game is too challenging then the children should choose another which is easier.



If you have any questions then please feel welcome to e-mail me at chazc@varee.ac.th or alternatively speak to me personally.

Thank you…teacher Chaz.




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EP1 Red Semi Symmetrical Art (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below are a few images of the children of ep1 red here at Varee Chiangmai International School, creating beautiful pieces of semi symmetrical art.

I am very proud of all of my pupils especially since this is only week 3 of the academic year and the children are only 5 years old!

I hope you enjoy the images!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.

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EP1 Weekly Spelling Words and Daily Homework (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Homework is a daily and extremely important component of your child’s learning on the English Programme here at Varee Chiangmai International School.

Your child’s homework must be overseen by an adult.

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Typically children will spend a lot more time doing their homework at home in comparison to school work because it is a much more familiar environment.

We would humbly advise parents to motivate their child to complete their homework daily without any distractions and to also remain with their child until their homework is completed.

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Your child’s homework should not take more than 30 to 40 minutes.


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Regarding the spelling words.

The spelling words for the weekly spelling tests have been carefully chosen and are words which the children will have encountered at the time, in all of their English language subjects.

This includes subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Health, Career and Technology and Art.

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The ep1 homeroom teachers will introduce the words to the children every week however the onus is on your child to practice them daily at home and for you to supervise your child’s study.



The spelling test results do not contribute to your child’s English language assessments.



The spelling tests and spelling homework aid in helping your child’s English language fluency, understanding, working memory, reading and writing and also helps in allowing your child to do their work independently when away from the classroom.

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Every Friday the homework may be much more than other days during the week, this is because the homework allocated every Friday includes homework to be carried out over the weekend as well.

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Reading is an integral part of your child’s learning.

They will be given their classroom reading books to take home every day to read. This will include taking their reading books home over the weekend too.

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Typically your child will receive a new reading book every two weeks and as your child progresses on the English Programme, he or she may receive a different reading book to that of other pupils, depending upon their own reading ability.


Reading at home must also be overseen by an adult.

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Your child will soon become more and more confident and swifter at doing their homework as the weeks progress.



Please note that the transition from a Kindergarten learning day to a first grade English Programme day is very different. It will take at least 8 weeks for your child to get used to this change. I know this to be very true because I was a kindergarten teacher for two and a half years before my current role as an English Programme, first grade homeroom teacher.



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Finally it is essential that your child has access to a computer (laptop or desktop) at home with an internet connection.

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Some of the homework the children will be allocated will require them to research certain words and concepts online in order to further enhance their own understanding.



During these times it is essential that an adult supervises the child.



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If you have any further questions about your child’s English language learning on the English Programme here at Varee Chiangmai International School then please feel free to approach myself or any of the other ep1 teachers.

We are here to help your child and to help you!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz, Teacher Scott and Teacher Isobelle.




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EP1 Red Number Words Song (2017)


Chaz Teacher

Dear ep1 red VCIS parents and guardians,

Below is a YouTube video of the new ep1 red children here at Varee Chiangmai International School, singing their favourite numbers song.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Kind regards…Teacher Chaz.





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