How many teeth do you have?
To make dental education a little less serious and a
little more fun, the first graders of the Christian German School Chiang Mai
(CDSC) decided to visit the dental clinic Dentaland on March 23, under the
supervision of their teacher Winnie Hofmann and a mother.
must be monster teeth!
Dr. Nick, the leading dentist of the clinic welcomed the
children and told them all about milk-teeth and proper dental hygiene. . His
question was “How many teeth do you have?” and on a huge set of
artificial teeth the children started to count. He explained that three to
five year olds have only 20 teeth but grown ups should have 32, whereby when
people get really old the number goes down again.
The children were also shown the teeth of various animals
and they also got to ask a lot of questions. Not everyday do the children
get an opportunity to see teeth from elephants, hippopotamus or bears.
children were allowed to help and get first hand experience
After this fun introduction, one child was chosen to take
a seat on the chair and the child-specialized dentist explained the whole
process of getting a check-up and which instruments are used without making
it sound like a painful experience but more like an interesting fun
afternoon. A child’s first visit to the dentist can determine his attitude
towards dental visits for years to come. A relaxed child with a relaxed
mother and an understanding doctor as Dr. Nick, can lead to a lifelong
relief for children and parents. Dr. Nick also showed them several fun
things like the light which turns on by a snap of the fingers and the sun
glasses to protect their eyes from that light.
To neatly round off the trip, each child was allowed to
choose a little gift, received a refreshment and a balloon and they took a
souvenir photo together.
The kids from the CDSC are now sure they won’t fear the dentist
anymore, so a big thanks to Dr. Nick and his team for a great afternoon at
the dental clinic.
Learning English the fun way at Varee Chiang Mai School
at Varee Chiang Mai School experienced fun activities with Canadian staff
from Pacific Academy and Australian staff from Macarthur Anglican School
Children learned English through games, songs, and took
part in various other activities including swimming.
By the end of the camp, the children had gained confidence in speaking
and were not afraid to use English with foreigners or even among themselves.
Inter-School Math competition at APIS
Dr. Naji Mahidi
Saturday, March 19, saw the Auditorium at APIS buzzing
with brainpower as teams from APIS, Grace International School, Chiang Mai
International School and Prem battled their wits against each other to solve
satisfied winners with Dr. Naji Mahidi
As individuals and teams, they faced questions such as
“80 coins are placed in a straight line on the ground. The distance
between any two consecutive coins is 10 meters. How far must a person travel
to bring them one by one to a basket placed 10 meters behind the first coin?
Semi and Meng put their heads together
What was going on? Five teams were entered, with one
scoring team from each of the schools. Every school had chosen its best
mathematicians and the results were close, but, on this occasion, APIS was
proud to be the winner of both the individual and team competitions.
In the team competition, APIS scored 243 points, Prem was
second with 223, and Grace took third place with a total of 216 points.
In the individual competition, the top scores were:
1st Semi (APIS) with 72%
2nd Pat (CMIS) with 67%
3rd Jinki Lee (GIS) with 58%
The Math Department thanks Khun Bua, Keith Wecker, and Ms. Gardner for
their help and support. We are also very grateful to the math departments in
all Chiang Mai international schools for preparing and sending their teams
to make this event a great success — one that we intend to repeat next
year with more schools competing.
The Dancers’ Company will show off for charity in Chiang Mai
Pencil in Saturday May 7, for an unforgettable experience!
Brigham Young University
The Brigham Young University Dancers’ Company presents
an unforgettable evening of motion, color, fun and artistic energy. These
entertainers perform with a high level of discipline and an athletic,
dramatic style. Led by creative artistic director, Rebecca Wright Phillips,
the company continually wins awards for its outstanding repertoire. The
company will perform at Kad Theatre, Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex on
Saturday May 7, 2005 at 7 p.m.
Dancers’ Company Alisa Poston demonstrates the expanse of the company
through her magnificent leap. They perform a wide modern dance repertoire,
including dramatic jazz, humorous and lyrics works.
The proceeds from this event will go to School Funding
for Orphans and the Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance.
Jordan and Kelby Debenham from the Dancers’ Company show off their dynamic
Tickets are priced at 100, 400. 500 and 1000 baht and are
available from the Information counters on the ground floor at Kad Suan
Kaew, tel 0 5322 4444; at Suriwong Book Centre, Tel 0 5328 1052 and from the
‘Chiangmai Ballet Academy’ at Tel 0 5330 6357.
For more information please call Linda Buck 07 191 3807 or Cheryl Penney
01 764 7987.
Prem Kindergarten set for architectural genius
and friends discover an architectural model on Prem’s field trip to Chiang
Recently, the Early Childhood Program K3 class at the
Prem Tinsulanonda International School took a field trip to the Chiang Mai
University (CMU) Faculty of Architecture.
CMU professors gave a presentation on drafting skills, and the children
were shown how to make technical drawings, step by step. Each student was
given their own kit, including a drawing board and a complete set of
draftsman’s tools. This trip was undertaken in conjunction with the
Primary Years Program Unit of Inquiry on homes and light.
“Puss in Boots”
Bangkok Community Theatre presents interactive children’s play for the young and young at heart at The British Club
Zellerbach, Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT)
Bring your little ones to BCT’s purr-fectly inventive
version of “Puss in Boots” to be performed in The British Club’s
‘Suriwong Room’ (Silom Soi 18 Bangkok) on May 28 and 29, 2005, twice
daily at 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on June 4 and 5 three times daily at 11
a.m., 1.30 and 4 p.m.
unique type of live theatre in the round stimulates the imagination and
involves the audience in the action throughout.
Although designed for children 4 to 9 years old, parents
will also enjoy this unique type of live theatre in the round, which
stimulates the imagination and involves the audience in the action
throughout! Children are encouraged to come dressed in costume to add to the
With mayhem and mime, cats and kings, “Puss in Boots”
promises to be a memorable family experience. But don’t delay! Seating is
limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are one price at B.
180 each and will be available from May 5, at CD Warehouse on the 3rd floor
of The Emporium.
For more information, please visit the BCT website at www.bct-th.org,
email bct@ sala.net or call 09-166-4786.
Stage performers needed for “The Musical Concert”
The Voice Studio Chiang Mai is preparing for another of
their professional and innovative productions. Full of enthusiasm, following
his latest trip to America, Ajarn Tianchai Sooktiang, the director of the
Voice Studio, returned with many new ideas.
Together with Ajarn Nakarin Jaiklah (“Nut”) his
teacher for the ‘Dance and Drama’ section, they went to the San
Francisco Dance Center for Rhythm and Motion as well as the City Ballet.
Tianchai Sooktiang, director of the Voice Studio full of ideas how to make
musical history in Chiang Mai.
To incorporate all the new experiences and ideas, a
“Musical Concert” will be produced, planned for the middle of this year.
If you are able to sing, have a basic stage ability combined with a natural
love to perform in public, this is your chance!
The Northern Symphony Orchestra also needs musicians for
two dramas at the Lanna Hall in Central Airport Plaza in June and young and
creative people are needed. From Hip Hop to Latin Jazz Cabaret to Thai
Contemporary Dance and Jazz Dance. Chiang Mai needs you!
For more information, contact Voice Studio Entertainment on the third
floor of CM Computer Building or call 0 5341 0123, 0 1716 9008, 0 1602 4441.