Infants’ October Camps

          Our school’s Infant Department held some camps in October, 2016, while school was out. In these camps, students spent time learning and doing activities beneficial to the development of their skills: foreign languages, science, mathematics and art. The camps held were as follows.

          1 ) Art for Fun  - Held between the 6th and the 14th of October, this camp was joined by kindergartners from year 1 to 3. Kindergartners were trained in some art techniques, with an emphasis on molding shapes using plasticine and dough and learned how to form various shapes such as sphere, ellipse and cube and how to mold them into other forms. They were able to mold several beautiful shapes from animals to cartoon characters to alphabetic letters. This activity helped make their arms strong and boosted their creativity and design. It also gave them an opportunity to improve their multiple intelligences in terms of spatial–temporal reasoning.


Art for Fun


          2 ) First Steps Camp - Held between the 6th and the 14th of October with the theme of “Prince & Princess”, this camp was for new nursery pupils who were enrolled to attend school in the second semester of 2016. The nursery pupils joined some activities to adapt themselves to the new environment, and to familiarize themselves and to create strong ties with their teachers and friends before the next semester begins. The activities held in the camp were simple number counting, outdoor activities, painting for hand-muscle development, and rhythmic movement. 


First Steps Camp


          3 ) English Camp  - This camp was held between the 6th and the 12th of October with the theme “Fairy Tales.” Kindergartners from years 1to 3 who participated were divided into 4 groups: 1) Three Little Pigs, 2) The Ginger Bread Man, 3) The Frog Prince, and 4) Jack and the Beanstalk. They attended the camp activities, which were set up at the following learning bases, all of which were led by foreign teachers.

                  1. Math Base - Pupils learned about numbers, how to count numbers, and forms and shapes through games and fairy tales.
                  2. English Base - Pupils learned new words from four fairy tales.
                  3. Drama Base - Pupils learned vocabulary from fairy tales told by foreign teachers. They also got involved in role playing.
                  4. Art Base - Pupils learned how to draw and paint pictures about fairy tales.

          In addition to the above-mentioned base activities, pupils were also taken to Imaginia Playland on an educational tour on the 11th of October.


English Camp


          4 ) Think Fast Camp  - Held between the 6th and the 14th of October, this camp enabled pupils to improve their inherent skills through various activities aimed at boosting their multifarious interests and talents. The camp was divided into four bases as follows.
                  1. Science Base - This base focused on scientific, observational, and exploratory skills, which enabled pupils to carry out experiments such as water-spilling eggs, sea in the bottle, extraordinary smoke, and dancing colors. These experiments dealt with daily matters from water to air, to nature.

                  2. Maths & Thinking Base - This base was aimed at boosting pupils’ precise mathematical knowledge about numbers and symbols. Pupils had a chance to improve their calculation skill through various games and practice analytical thinking through comparison and intertextuality.** These spatial-temporal and relationship-matching activities together with comparison of sizes, forms, shapes and volumes could help pave the way for methodical working.
** the relationship between texts, especially literary ones

                  3. Creative Art Base - This base focused on pupils’ creativity and imagination through art and artistic work. Pupils learned how to draw and paint pictures, glue pictures to form various figures, and make printed pictures. 

                  4. Cooking Base - This base enabled pupils to put into practice cooking by doing step by step appropriate for children. Pupils also learned international culture from cooking and a lot of new words from the menu, which were comprised of pudding, broccoli soup, milk shake, and bread with various toppings.


Science Base

Maths & Thinking Base

Creative Art Base


Cooking Base


          Apart from these activities, pupils also went on an educational trip to Chatuchak’s Children’s Discovery Museum, which contains toys of various types suitable for children’s development at each age.


Children's Discovery Museum


          The above-mentioned camp activities are in various ways beneficial to the pupils who wished to improve themselves and their perception of surrounding matters. They are guidance for pupils’ everyday learning, which can be further applied to strengthening each pupil’s inherent skill in accordance with his or her own Multiple Intelligences-linguistic skills, spatial-temporal relationships, self-understanding, logic and mathematics.