12 September 2007

Kindergarten

Today I finished learning the last of the Thai alphabet! Tomorrow is my exam to see if I pass Kindergarten...

I've really loved learning this new alphabet. I think all that I'm good at is best demonstrated in Kindy - remembering lots of details, writing neat little letters over and over. And I still love the teacher's praise just as much this time round!

Here is a sample of my homework book... the first letter of the Thai alphabet: 'g'. Every letter in the alphabet has a matching word. 'g' has 'gai' (chicken).





't, patak' - makes a sound half way between English t and d. There are 44 consonants in Thai.

Numbers 5 - 9. Thankfully Arabic numerals are used much more than Thai. But sometimes things are cheaper if you can read the Thai numbers...













A sample of vowels. The vowels are ridiculous. There are 35 vowels (actually there are different ways to count the vowels, but I've learnt 35.)
















And Victor and Khaw resting while I do my homework.

5 comments:

Megs said...

Eowyn is going to be delighted to see your kindy work!!!!!! she LOVES kindergarten!

Megs said...

Eowyn wants to know if the rest of your kindergarten class are 5 like her!

gretta at lothlorien said...

Your chickens are beautiful, Rachel. I am going in to see if I can find the chicken on your list here. V so often fell asleep like that here, without Kow cat.

baker st jones said...

i'm impressed rach, it's been 6 months now, and I am sure it all will get easier. T

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

I passed Kindergarten!
Did you find the chicken, Mum? That poster will make sense to me next time I see it.
Yes, we've passed 6 months. It is definately getting easier. It's starting to be my place now, not just Victor's. Though I still miss home lots.
R