Wai Kru Day

Thank You Teachers!

Today is Wai Kru Day or Teacher Appreciation Day. We sang to our teachers and offered them paan (traditional pedestal-style Thai bowls) decorated with lovely flowers.

Kru Neil asked us to spend 2 minutes thinking about, and thanking the teachers in our daily lives (mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, the uncles and aunties who cook and clean for us at school and so on). Then Kru Michel asked our students to appreciate their own efforts at working together in class every day, by wanting to learn, by keeping the school tidy!

Sometimes it is difficult to say what we feel but we hope that the flowers we gave our teachers will express our respect and promises to them:

Dok Ma, มะเขือ or Eggplant, which gently bow when bearing fruit: We show our respect and humility to all who have something to teach us.

(Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixora.)

Dok Khem, เข็ม or Ixora: We will keep our minds sharp and keen always.

(Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant.)

Dok Ya Phraek, หญ้าแพรก, Bermuda Grass: We will learn, grow and persevere at school and at home like this grass.

(Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Bermuda_grass.)

Khao Tok, ข้าวตอก or Popped Rice: We will be disciplined and grow together as a team.

(Photo from https://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2010/02/learning-to-make-thai-krayasaat.html.)



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