a pet dog and he likes to read stories about dogs too. The other day he
found a very interesting story about a dog in a magazine that he was
reading. This dog was called Bingo and lives in the USA where he likes to
zoom around town on his skateboard picking up bits of trash. Then he dumps
the trash into a recycling bin and goes off to look for more trash. Have a
look at the picture! Marvin thought that it would be a good idea if his dog
could do this too, so he has been trying to train him. He is finding it very
difficult to do!
Do you have a dog? Write to Marvin and
tell him what your dog can do. You can send your letters to:
156-158 Im-boon Housing Estate
T. Changmoi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 053 234 145
1. What do you get if you cross a cocker spaniel, poodle and a rooster?
2. Why did the dog say meow meow?
3. What kind of races do female horses run in?
4. What do you call a dead fish?
1. A Cockerpoodledoo
2. He was learning a foreign language
Bye from Marg and Marvin
Chiang Mai and Australia
combine for dance instruction
Exchange program agreed
Apinya Songrungruang, manager of the
Chiangmai Ballet Academy said the academy’s director ML Preeyapun
Sridhavat has signed an agreement towards academic cooperation with Sharon
Martin of the Dance Technique Institute, Australia and Masako Hirata from
the Bangkok City Ballet.
and training instructors hosted a welcome party for Sharon Martin (with
flowers, next to ML Preeyapun Sridhavat).
The cooperation includes the exchange of dancing
instructors, trainers, and exchanging information on the newest dancing
techniques for further skills and knowledge development.
At present, the Dance Technique Institute has Principal
Sharon Martin taking part in teaching and training the trainers of the
Chiang Mai Ballet Academy for every class level for three months.
The academy’s students are eager to gain more
experience and learn extensive techniques with up-to-date knowledge. As part
of the exchange, ML Preeyapun has been invited as guest speaker at the
Bangkok City Ballet and will also be a guest speaker for the exchange
program with the Dance Techniques Institute on special occasions.
A student exchange program is also planned. Students from
Chiang Mai Academy will stay with hosts abroad, to take short courses on
ballet dance training outside Thailand.
Apinya added that this is a chance for Chiang Mai children and teenagers
to gain knowledge to an international standard with qualified trainers in
different fields of the art of dancing.
Music Appreciation Day at Santi’s Studio
Ajarn Santi gave the second lecture on music appreciation,
to prepare his students for the upcoming annual concert at the American
University Alumni (AUA) on Saturday, February 21, where the children and
teenagers will be performing live on stage for the music lovers of Chiang
Mai. The program will include piano, violin, guitar, voice and even a
performance on Chinese harp.
Santi prepares his students for their February 21 concert at AUA.
Parents, friends, teachers, and people interested in music are most
welcome. The AUA is located on Rajadamnern Road. More information can be
obtained directly at 09 852 7506.
Experience your senses
While grade 5 to 10 went on a field trip last week, the
younger students at the Christian German School Chiangmai (CDSC) stayed on
the compound and enjoyed the annual “Activity Week”.
became an instrument with bells and rattles at the end.
This year the primary school teachers at CDSC worked
together with the students on a project around the “senses”. The
children worked in small groups mixed with students from different classes
and within a week they had build a little experience park in the school.
and parents try out the path.
At the end of the week the parents were invited to a
visit and were surprised with sounds, visual illusions and a walking path,
filled with different materials.
At one time the children could try out their smelling and
tasting sense by guessing 10 different food and beverage items, which turned
out not so easy once the food was blended or changed from it’s original
first stage of building the walking path.
It was a week when the students could practice various
skills and everybody was impressed by the result, including the children.
Part of “experiencing the senses” was also a one-day trip to Mae Sa
Waterfall where everybody had fun exploring the (rather cool) water. And who
doesn’t remember how good it feels having those feet in the water and
feeling the sand and mud between the toes?
International Day at NIS
Nakorn Payap International School (NIS) held its annual International Day
celebration Jan. 30, when students from kindergarten through grade 12
decorated booths, prepared food and costumes and gave performances
representing their respective “adopted” countries.
this South America?
Some 12 different countries from South America, Europe
and Asia were depicted with booths inside the new school cafeteria.
Performances were held outside on a stage surrounded by a large awning.
“International Day is always a great event,” said Mr.
John Allen, principal. “Its colorful, interesting and shows how creative
our students and teachers can be.”
After performances ended at noon, the food sampling began with parents
and students enjoying a wide range of culinary delights.
represented Germany and called themselves ‘Fraeuleins’...
ready for ancient Thai boxing.