We're getting closer to the end of another successful academic year at the International School of Samui. By this time, all assessment of students' academic status are nearing completion whilst our focus on the children's physical, emotional and mental well-being continues in earnest.
Term 3 is when plenty of outdoor, physical and outside school activities are prepared by the teachers for their students. Year 3 just had an absolutely fun activities night!
On the 24th of May, Year 3 students had an extended school time with their friends as they spent a couple of hours in the evening playing active games; showing off and sharing their favourite stuff toys; and wearing their pyjamas in school for a movie night -- of course with snacks and hot chocolate.
The evening started with evening competitions that included obstacle courses, crawling through a tunnel, trampoline bouncing and many more. They had free play time whilst waiting for the Year 3 movie house to open.
Their classroom was transformed into a cozy movie house for the evening, with bean bags, blankets and a station for hot chocolate.
The class, altogether, is reading Roald Dahl's "The BFG" this term, and for their movie night, they watched another Roald Dahl box office hit: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
The movie turned out to be pretty intense for some children, but that's not the only thriller they had. It was the night when the moths are out and as they are attracted to any form of artificial light, they started flocking to the Year 3 movie house.
The Year 3 students decided to go outside and sat outside the library for some reading time, when friendly frogs started joining in to listen to their stories! Watch a quick clip of their night time outdoor reading time and their contagious laughter, especially Miss Paterson's!
It was definitely a fun evening to remember in one's lifetime! What was your most fun and memorable activity in primary school? Seeing activities like this in the younger generations just brings us back to childhood and the fun times we had with our friends, and this is why it is important for our children to have these precious moments together, which they can look back to 10 ... 20 years from now.