Lower Loop Latest - Have a Safe and Fun Holiday!

Lower Loop Latest - Have a Safe and Fun Holiday!

By Mihoko Chida / April 05, 2023 / Lower Loop Latest, Learning Designers

We hope this newsletter finds you well and excited for the upcoming Songkran holiday! I wanted to share some ideas for your family during the holiday.

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Enjoy your Songkran Break!

We hope this newsletter finds you well and excited for the upcoming Songkran holiday! I wanted to share some ideas for your family during the holiday:

  • Get creative: Encourage your children to express themselves creatively by providing them with art supplies such as paint, markers, or clay. You can also plan fun craft activities such as making a collage or building a fort. 
  • Go outside:  Spending time in nature is a great way to relax and recharge. Our EY learners enjoyed last week's trip at Moori Moori farm, feeding animals and decorating sun hats!
  • Play games: Playing board games, card games, or puzzles is a fun way to spend quality time with your children. Our C1-2 learners have been enjoying math-related games and puzzles in class. 
  • Cook together: Cooking and baking together can be a fun and educational activity for your children. You can teach them about different ingredients and cooking techniques while enjoying delicious meals together. Last week, our C1-2s and C3-4s enjoyed cooking together during the Masterchef event. 
  • Read together: Reading is a great way to relax and unwind. Read together or encourage them to read independently and discuss the books together. C3-4 start every morning with reading and keep a log of their reading. 

Traveling can be a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn about the world around them. Here are some tips while traveling that you can use to help your child make the most of their experiences:

  • Learn about others: Before your trip, take some time to research the destination and its cultures as a family. This can build understanding and appreciation for the local customs, traditions, and history.

  • Involve your child in the planning process: Ask your child what they are interested in learning about and incorporate those topics into the trip.

  • Encourage curiosity: Encourage your child to ask questions and explore their surroundings. This can help them develop critical thinking skills and a sense of wonder about the world.

  • Reflect on the experience: Reflect with your child on what they learned during the trip. This can help them process their experiences and reinforce their learning.

Here are some discussion prompts for families to engage in during time off school:

  • Reflect on the past: What were some challenges and successes you experienced as a family? What did you learn from those experiences?

  • Set goals for the future: What are some things you would like to achieve as a family? How can you work together to make those goals a reality?

  • Explore new ideas: What topics or issues would you like to learn more about as a family? How can you research and discuss those topics together?

  • Practice gratitude: What are some things you are grateful for as a family? How can you express your gratitude and appreciation for each other?

We hope these ideas and discussion prompts help you and your family connect and maximize your time off school. Have a safe and enjoyable break!


MasterChef (C1-2 & C3-4)

"It was so much fun because we got to make fried rice! We got to cut broccoli, tomatoes, and carrots!" - Kin (C1-2)

Last Friday, our C1-2 and C3-4 learners enjoyed showing off all the cooking skills they learned during the quarter. Kru Joe and Kru Nungning set up the event so that learners needed to work together to cook their dishes. Kids were put into groups and spun a wheel to determine what dish they would prepare. Parents and our LDT helped and supported to ensure safety and quality. Then everyone ate and voted for the best dish. We hope that kids learn to appreciate the hard work that goes into cooking and have a better understanding of the rich Thai culture associated with food! We hope to hear more "thank yous" to our EATZ staff. A very warm thank you to everyone involved in the event!


Early Years Trip to Moori Moori Farms

Our Early Years took a trip on Friday to Moori Moori farms. The trip was memorable, with students painting hats, decorating cookies, and feeding animals. They spent time together on the bus and at the farm. We hope this fosters a deeper appreciation for nature and the environment. 

Trips like this are important for many reasons. Spending time with their classmates and teachers deepens relationships. School is where our young ones learn how to move in a group safely and challenge them to explore outside of their usual space. 

Please note that the new Thai law requires car seats for all children under 6. However, parents can permit their child to take the bus with a 3-point seatbelt. Thank you for being so understanding in this matter.

Many thanks to the EY team for the trip - it is never easy to work with a group of 2 to 5 year olds! Our number one concern is the safety of your child. And thank you to our parents for supporting us by filling out forms and communicating with us your preference for transportation.  Every family and child is different, and we would like to continue being partners with you to support each child's needs. 



Congratulations VERSO Vipers!

Our gymnasts participated in the Thai-Canadian MOOSE GAMES this past weekend! They represented VERSO well in their new gymnastics uniforms! Special thanks to Khun Tap and Sapphira who organized our design team to get leotards ready in time for the competition. 



By Mihoko Chida