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Commemorating Father’s Day

Self-sufficiency project (cotton) by Panyaden School in Chiang Mai

Self-sufficiency: growing our own for the King

December 5th is the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, also known as Father’s Day. The King has long advocated the importance of self-sufficiency, which is a key value promoted at Panyaden. To commemorate the King’s birthday, our children have been learning about the importance of consuming only what we need and about being able to look after ourselves. We have been growing and harvesting cotton in our garden and on a special day of Father’s Day activities, we planted vegetables in our very own kitchen garden.

Reading Week & Father’s Day Activities (Nov 28 – 2 Dec)

Monday, Nov 28:

  • Morning: Students will go to bookstores (99THB Bookstore and Surawong) and buy one book each for the school library.
  • 3.30-4.30pm: Small discussion and exchange session between teachers & parents: “The Power of Reading”.
Wednesday, Nov 29:

  • 8.30-9.30am: Professional storyteller to read and perform for all students at Assembly Hall.
  • 9.45-10.15am: Workshop about reading and acting for K2-3
  • 10.30-11.15am: Workshop for P1-P5
Thursday, Nov 30:

  • All day: Fun reading activities in small groups for children of all ages.
Friday (Focus on Father’s Day)

  • Morning class: Reading about and writing to the King (Father’s Day). Students will make cards to salute our King and to hang them at the tree bearing the King’s photos (Parent’s Sala).
  • 3:00-4:00pm: All students will plant home-grown vegetables (i.e. chilli, garlic, lemongrass etc) in our garden area so our chef can harvest it later for cooking our food. This activity is linked to self-sufficiency projects originated by our King. All parents are welcome to join us.
Every morning Assembly:

  • -Storytelling/reading by our teachers to all students and the DEAR programme (all students need to Drop Everything And just Read)
Every lunch time:

  • “Read under a tree” (independent reading time)
  • “Once upon a time” (story read by a teacher; voluntary participation)
Ongoing projects:

  • “One Leaf at a Time”: After students finish reading a book, they can put a leaf card on the world map (what the story is about/ what happens).
  • “Where in the World”: The world map that students need to put the leaf on. If they put more = they read more. We may give a reward to the winner of the month/the year (who read the most number of books).