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The cat that I used to take care of but died

January 31, 2012 20 comments

This is a picture of a cat that used to live in my apartment downstairs. Their is one family that lives here. She is very careless she was sharpening her nails on the mat her nailes got stuck!!!!!!!!! When I opened a playroom door she went inside and I didn’t know that she went in and closed the door. When I turned around I when I  saw her in the playroom I quickly got her out. Also when I called her by going “meow meow meow” She came  from the stairs an dshe slipped and ……. “Crash Boom Crack!!!!!” She came running to me. i dug down and told her how careless she was and she just started sharpening her nails on the mat AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

I think this will tell you how much careless she was and how much I love her. I hope she is in heaven and having a good time there.

I miss her very much.

What inspires you?

January 31, 2012 142 comments

Think carefully about the following questions and then write a comment to share your thoughts.

  • What inspires you?
  • What people have inspired you through their actions, ideas or acts of creative expression?
  • What inspiring experiences have you had in your life?
  • What things are inspiring you at the moment?

Part B

Make a comment to tell us which thing or things inspire you to express yourself creatively. Also, share some ideas about how you might express yourself and why that would be a good way to do it.

JJ market

January 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi guys…

I went to JJ market on Sunday and found some new shops there. The first one was the Orchid Center. This was a new building with the escalator like a small mall. There were many shops for gardening. The second one was the new pet shop center (pet mall). They were moving in today.I think it will be more ready next week. You guys may want to take a look at these two centers (little malls) yourselves.

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Homework: The way JR expresses himself creatively

January 30, 2012 29 comments

Watch this video. Watch it more than one time if you need to. Watch it with someone else too.

Make a comment and develop a conversation about the following things:

  • What inspires JR
  • The choices that JR makes so that his work is as powerful as possible
  • How people (including you) react to his work

6SS Walk number 1

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi guys,

 

I took this photo when we went for the walk. I think it looks nice because it shows people on the street  making money for their living. This photo is about home-made bamboo piggy banks.

 

 

 

 

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Year 6 Curriculum Letter

January 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012

Dear Parents of Year 6 students,

We are just starting “How we express ourselves”. This is a great unit as it offers the students a wide variety of ways to develop their ability to express themselves. In specialist subjects like Art, Music and PE the students will explore self-expression through visual arts, music and movement. We will also be spending a lot of time with Mr. Tony Abbey, the Drama teacher. In homerooms, the students will be exploring the expressive aspects of language: writing, speaking and presenting.

The unit will be very “experience-based” which means that we will expose the students to many experiences that inspire them to express themselves. We will begin the unit by looking at one of the most inspirational experiences of the year – the Camp! Then, each class will have some of the following experiences:

  • Walks around the NIST neighbourhood
  • Visits to museums and galleries
  • Exploring parts of Bangkok
  • Food tasting and exposure to different cultures
  • Attendance at NIST events
  • Experiences involving the senses
  • Any other ideas the students and teachers come up with!

Unit of Inquiry: How we express ourselves

Central idea: “Creative expression involves inspiration, limitation and reaction.”

Key Concepts: Perspective, Reflection, Connection

Related Concepts: Creativity,

Lines of Inquiry:

· reactions (ours and other people’s) to experiences, stimuli and creative expression

· what inspires us and how

· why we express ourselves creatively

· the limitations that influence creative expression

The conversations that you have at home always lead to a greater understanding of the concepts and issues that the students look at in school. Some things you could do in order to play an active role in this unit of inquiry are: discuss creativity and share examples of times in your life when you were creative; talk about inspiration and the creative expressions that have inspired you, discuss visit art galleries or other cultural events and watch TV shows that are relevant to the central idea. We are also keen to hear from parents who might be willing to share their creative expression with the whole of Year 6. We really appreciate your input!

Yours sincerely,

The Year 6 Teaching Team

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Going for a walk

January 25, 2012 9 comments

So, tomorrow is our first walk around Bangkok. You will need:

  • A hat (your Camp hat would be best)
  • A camera
  • Shoes that are good for walking
  • 80 baht for a fresh fruit juice
  • A sense of adventure
  • A good, respectful attitude