MathWhizz P5

Recently, Teacher Tom conducted the first MathWhizz class for students in Grade 5.

In preparation for the upcoming Grade 5 Math quiz on Multiplication Strategies, Teacher Tom tailored the MathWhizz session so students focused on a range of Multiplication Problems, all of which will compliment the upcoming quiz perfectly.

MathWhizz was developed by a company from London, England which aims to help students increase their ability in Math by learning at their own pace.

The software gives students Math exercises which are at their ‘math age’ level so they are always challenged to an appropriate degree.

MathWhizz say that if students complete 60 minutes of MathWhizz every week for 12 months, students will be able increase their ‘math age’ by 18 months, 50% more progress than what would be normally expected.

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Boomwhackers

Third grade music students are developing their music skills in Mr. Ron’s classroom with Boomwhackers!

What are they? Boomwhackers are tuned percussion tubes which make wonderful and unique instruments. They have already brought the joy of music to hundreds of thousands people. The majority of Boomwhackers are sold in the U.S., but they have also been shipped to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and of course Thailand.

The set of tubes we are using is the C Major Pentatonic Set, which consists of 6 notes: C’-D’-E’-G’-A’-C”. This set is great for people who are less familiar with music, as all the notes sound good together. As you can see, the kids love them!

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Cell Lab

Prathom three Science students have been in the lab utilizing, and learning how to use, microscopes!

This is a lab intended to get the students introduced to microscopes. It is structured in such a way as to show them how to use the microscope while looking at prepared slides, and diagramming what they see.

As you can see our microscopes aren’t gathering dust in the lab’s cupboards, we are using them! And, our students LOVE them!

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Reproduction Lab

Mr. George’s Prathom Six Science students have been in the lab using EIP’s microscopes to look at cells dealing with reproduction.

A cell is the basic unit of life, because their individual cells carry out all the functions carried out by living things.

Two scientists (Matthias Schleiden and Theodore Schwann) who studied cells combined their observations to make a hypothesis … all living things are made up of cells.

Rudolf Virchow contributed his observation and together the Cell Theory was formulated:

• all living things are composed of one or more cells

• cells are the basic units of structure and function in all organisms

When viewed with a compound light microscope these cell structures become visible to the naked eye. There are certain factors that can affect what you are able to see inside a cell.

These factors are:

• The type of microscope you use

• The power of the lenses

• The quality of the prepared slides

All cells, plant and animal, have structures and each structure performs a specific function in order for the cell to maintain life. The specialized structures inside the cell are called organelles and they carry out specific functions.

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Inspiration Hall Tour

On the 5th of May, all native English speaking teachers, and native Chinese speaking teachers were treated to a tour of BCC’s Inspiration Hall. The tour was conducted by student tour guides from the EIP program. Everyone found the tour very interesting and informative. If you haven’t had the chance to tour the Inspiration Hall, please look into doing so.

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Parents’ Orientation P6

When people know what the expectations are, they are more likely to reach them. Therefore, on the 20th of May an orientation, for all Prathom 6 parents, was held to discuss what is expected of EIP students. This was done so that their children will effectively and enjoyably progress within the EIP’s system.

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