Thursday, 23 February 2012

Preparatory Sessions 4 and 5 - Souvenirs making and more Communication Skills Learning!

WOW! 11 more days to departing for India!!! Time flies!!!

The excitement is building up!!!!

For these 2 preparatory session, we started to make souvenirs to give to our friends in India. There were pictures of Singapore's iconic places and food, for example, The Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, chilli crab, and Satay. All of us wrote notes behind the pictures for our friends.
As we were writing the notes, we felt even more eager to go to India.

Here are a few pictures to share with you. Enjoy!
Jasper and Atiqah
Syafiq and Parvisha
Murial and Ming Hui

After the souvenirs making, Mr Andy talked to us about communicating with our friends. We had a role play activity following the script given by Mr Andy, where one student asks questions, and the other student answers.
Mr Andy talking about communicating with friends
Parvisha and Syafiq doing role play

 Lastly, we did a worksheet about the different greetings. "Namaste" was a new word that we learnt!

This is the end of preparatory sessions 4 and 5. Next week is our last preparatory session before we go to New Delhi! We can't wait!

Signing off.......

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Our overnight stay in school and Trip to Little India

It was 10th of February, a Friday. We went to school as usual, except that it was a special day! We were feeling very excited about the overnight stay in school that night! We had been eagerly waiting for this day to come! Finally, the day has came.

Some of us had not stayed overnight outside of home before.We were feeling a little nervous, but we knew the teachers were there to help us. We knew that we were going to Little India. Most of us had not been to Little India before. It was a new experience for us. We took some photos and would like to share them with you. The photos may be enlarged for clearer view by clicking on them.
Waiting eagerly for our friends to reach school before our camp started
From left: Christel, Jasmine, Gim How
We cross the road safely to Yio Chu Kang MRT station

At Yio Chu Kang station: Christel, Ms Huzaima, Alger, Jasmine, Murial, Syafiq
Syafiq and Ms Ng on the train
From left: Ming Hui, Sooks (Volunteer), Cyndi
Syafiq ready to enjoy his bathura
From left: Gwen, Parvisha, Arnold, Mrs Rajesh, Alger
Syafiq, Murial, and Jasmine enjoying their dinner
From left: Gim How, Jasper, Mr Andy

Mdm Aslinah also joined us for the dinner!  From Left: Mdm Aslinah, Sooks, Ming Hui, Ms Huzaima, Kah Hwee, Athiqah, Amirah, Cyndi

Walking around Little India
We saw many shops, for example, handphone shop, flower shop, CD shop, necklace shop etc
A group picture before we left Little India

Gwen and Ms Muntash
We had nice sleeping bags given to us to sleep in for the night!
We slept in the OT room
We practised our tooth brushing skills learnt in Lifeskills lesson
Murial and Amirah waiting for their turns to take a shower

Gwen putting her skills learnt to practice
Jasmine doing her final check of her grooming
We talked about what we have experienced for the overnight stay and what we have seen during the outing to Little India

Breakfast Time!

In the blink of an eye, the overnight stay came to an end. We are now looking forward to the next preparatory session and finally the trip to New Delhi, India!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

We are going to Step by Step School in New Delhi, India!

My name is Jasmine Lee Jia En.
I am eleven years old.
I am in level 5.
I am a prefect.
I am good at Drawing.
I can play many tunes on my harmonica.
My favourite food is Chicken rice.
I feel very excited to go to New Delhi, India to meet new friends.

My name is Cheah Ming Hui.
I am eleven years old. I am in level 5.
I am a short Chinese girl.
I am good at singing.
I like to play computer games.
My favourite food is macaroni soup.
I am going to miss my parents.

My name is Murial Chua Ming Hui.
I am eleven years old. 
I am a prefect.
I am good at singing.
I like to read books.
My favourite food is fish and chips.
I feel a little nervous, but I know my teachers will help me.

My name is Jasper Tan.
I am eleven  years old.
I am in level 5.
I travel to school on the MRT train by myself.
I am good at  drawing
I like to play  computer games.
My favourite food is fish and  chips.
It is going to be fun to go to India with my friends.

My name is Arnold Eswar.
I am   eleven  years old.
I have one older brother. His name is Santhosh.
I like to watch wrestling. My favourite wrestler is John Seiner.
I like to play psp game
I like to eat chicken rice.
I am very happy that my teacher choose me to go to India.
I have never gone on a plane before.

My name is Parvisha Kaur.
I am eleven years old. 
I am in level 5 and I am a responsible prefect.
I always help my teacher to do a lot of things.
I like to dance and play badminton. 
Sometimes I help my mother to cook maggi mee. 
Last year I went to Bali. This year, I am going to India. I am very happy.

My name is  Syafiq.
I am eleven  years old. 
I am a  Malay boy.
I am in class 6/3.
I like to watch cartoons.
My favourite subject is reading.
My brother and I play together at home.
I want to know many things about New Delhi.

My name is Gwen Lee.
I am eleven  years old.
I am a Chinese girl.
I am good at  drawing. 
I like to   play ball.
My favourite food is fried rice.
I am very excited to go to India.

My name is Kah Hwee
I am  twelve years old.
I am a tall Chinese girl.
I am good at drawing and swimming.
I like to  play on my ipad.
My favourite food is hotcake from Mcdonalds.

My name is Tan Gim How.
I am twelve years old.
I am very good at counting.
My best friend is Khairil. I like to play soccer with my friends.
In my class, I like to build things with lego.
My favourite food is noodles.
I feel excited to go to New Delhi, India.

My name is Cindy Tan.
I am twelve years old. I am in level 6.
Spelling is my favourite subject.
My best friend is Atiqah. She is also going to India with me.
I am a prefect. 
My hair is short.
I am good at swimming and drawing.
Everyday, I help my teacher in class.
My favourite food is Malay food.
I feel very excited and delighted and happy to go to New Delhi, India.

My name is  Christel  Koh.
I am twelve years old.I am in level 6.
I am a  Chinese girl.
I have one older sister.
I am good at reading.    
I like to play angry bird games.
My favourite food is chicken rice.
I feel happy to go to New Delhi, India.  

My name is  Nur Atiqah Bte Md Johar.
I am  twelve years old. I am in level 6.
I am a prefect.
I am a Malay Girl
I am good at singing
I like to go to my facebook to chat
My favourite food is Korma Ayam
I feel Happy and Delighted and Excited to go to New Delhi, India.

My name is Amirah Bte Amran
I am  twelve years old. I am in level 6.
I am a prefect.
My teacher always says I am a very quiet girl.
I have a twin brother. His name is Amir.
I am good at singing
I like to play game
My favourite food is Mee Soto
I feel excited to go to New Delhi, India.

My name is Alger.
I am twelve years old.
I am a very tall Chinese boy.
I am good at playing basketball.
I like to read.
My favourite fruit is durian.
I like to watch Chinese programmes.
My mummy will miss me when I go to India.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

3rd Preparatory Session - Learning to pack our things for travelling!

Today, all of us carried an extra bag containing our belongings brought from home, including towels, socks, t-shirts, pants, belts etc. Why? It was because we were going to learn to organise and pack our belongings in a neat and effective manner.

This session was filled with hands on practice on learning to group our belongings, fold our towels, clothes etc, and then packing them into zip lock bags. Ms Huzaima showed an example for us, and then we had a try at doing it. At first, it was difficult! With more practice, and with teachers' guidance, we managed to finish the task in the end. Yeah!

Here are some pictures:
Ms Huzaima showing an example of folding

Jasper trying to fold a towel nicely
Gim How doing a good job at packing his things

Jasmine sorting out her clothes
Now, it looks so neat!
Gwen re-organising her clothes
Look of satisfaction on Gim How's face!
Ming Hui did it too!
Mrs Nair and Jasmine. Yes! Jasmine did it too!
We felt so proud of ourselves that we did it! *CLAPS*

Now, we are looking forward to the overnight stay in school on next Friday!

Signing off.......