KTBF Cultural Exchange, March 28 to May 1, 2001
***This is a tentative program. It may be changed based on the weather. Evening activities will
be scheduled when time is permit. *****
Wed Mar. 28, 2001
Arrival at 04:30 pm via Delta airline
Thu Mar. 29, 2001
The first day of school
The first snow evening
Fri Mar. 30, 2001
The first snow day
Dinner – Eat out or take out at Bertucci’s, Italian Restaurant
Sat, Mar. 31, 2001
Sled at Simon Park
Play Basketball with our neighbor kids
Walking around the mall
Sun, Apr. 1, 2001
Move the clock forward one hour - Daylight Saving Time Begins
Ski at Wachusett Mountain
Mon, Apr. 3 to Fri 6, 2001
Thu, Apr. 5, 2001
Nu’s Ice Skating show at 10:00 am at Burlington Ice Palace
Fri, Apr. 6, 2001
Narin, his friend and his father visit us from this evening to Sat or Sunday
Sat, Apr. 7, 2001
Performance practicing and rehearsal
See Hockey game at Burlington Ice Skating Palace at 2:20 pm
Hockey Lesson by Narin and Patrick from Burlington High School, Vermont
Spring flowers and vegetable planting
Sun, Apr. 8, 2001
Songkran Rehearsal starts from 10:00 am
Mon, Apr. 9 to Thu. 12, 2001
Homework follow up
Mon, Apr. 9, 2001
Critical thinking book Reading lesson – First School Day
Tue, Apr. 10, 2001
Critical thinking book Reading lesson – Class Picture
Learn "How to work as a team" and assignment to plan and write a team project
Wed, Apr. 11, 2001
Easter books reading
Fri. Apr. 13, 2001
Good Friday, No school
Cook food for Songkran event
Sat. Apr. 14, 2001
Songkran New Year Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Easter Egg painting and decorating
Sun, Apr. 15, 2001
Easter Egg Hunt at the front yard
University and Harvard Square Tours
Read Thai History articles, Prince Mahidol
Mon, Apr. 16-20, 2001 school vacation
Mon, Apr. 16, 2001
Pancake cooking lesson - morning
Watch The Boston Marathon at home
Assignment: report and discussion
What is Marathon year?
How many runners run the Marathon?
Where is the starting point (what town)?
Where do the audiences come from? - list city or state and country
Where do the runners come from? - list the country
What city (town) do the runners pass?
How many miles do the runners have to finish?
Where is the heart break point for the runners?
Where is the finishing line?
Who is the winner for men? How much time does he make? Where does he come
from? How much money does he receive for the award?
Who is the winner for woman? How much time does she make? Where does she come
from? How much money does she receive for the award?
Who is the winner for the wheelchair? How much time does the wheelchair make?
Where does the wheelchair come from? How much money does he/she receive for the
Which order of men, women or wheelchair starts?
What does impress you the most?
What do you learn from the Boston Marathon?
Read Thai History articles, Mae-lao-hai-fung
Study and view books at Barns and Nobel Bookstore. Survey books, observe customers and
compare with Thailand bookstore.
Tue, Apr. 17, 2001
Work on assignments
My first school day
What do I learn from Songkran Day activities?
Apple and pumpkin pies cooking lesson
Wed, Apr. 18, 2001
The Winchendon School visit at 9:30 am. Leave home at 8:30 am
Read American History
Easter activities experience
Thu, Apr. 19, 2001
Boston Tour and Shopping at Prudential, Copley Place and Newbury Street
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market Tour
Work on assignments
American classroom experience
American activities experience
Fri, Apr. 20, 2001
Thai History Tour
Leave home at 8:30 am.
Good Harbor Beach, 24 Bass Rocks Road, Gloucester, Mass – The house where Prince
Mahidol stayed when he first arrived in the US before attending Harvard Medical school.
The owner- Dr. Harold and Mrs. White
15 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass – The house where Somdej Yaa once stayed. The
owner – Drs. Jo and Michael Solet
Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass – The King of Thailand Birthplace
King Bhumipol Square, Cambridge, Mass
63 Longwood Avenue, Brookline where the King and his family lived after the King was
Harvard Medical School, Brookline where Prince Mahidol studied Medicine
Simmons College, Boston where Somdej Yaa went to school for pre-nursing and
South Station, “Love at First Sight” where Prince Mahidol first met Somdej Yaa
Read Prince Mahidol and Mae-loa-hai-fung books
Pack your lunch - having lunch at Rockport
American Custom Cookout - Barbecue
Sat, Apr. 21, 2001
American Breakfast lesson – Each one choose what food to cook from the given list
Lunch - cook out at home
Spring Picture taken, College Tour - Babson
Pizza lesson by Uncle Joseph Antonaccio at 4:00 pm at his house in Lowell
Sun, Apr. 22, 2001
American History Tour
Minute Man Visiting Center, Lexington – Film, “To keep Our Liberty”
Minute Man Visiting Center, Lexington – The “first shot”, Film, “The Road to
North Bridge Minute Man, Concord, Mass
The First Landing Plymouth Rock, Plymouth
May Flowers II in Plymouth
Lunch in Boston China Town.
Boston Tea Party
World Trade Center and Boston Harbor Sight seeing
Thai classical music practicing
Mon-Fri.,Apr. 23-27, 2001
Mon, Apr. 23, 2001
Present Thai history - Write a report and do presentation, need dates, month, year and place
for history and the owner or/and name of the place.
Tue, Apr. 24, 2001
Write and Present American History
Report on American History. You must put date, year and person name on the report
Suggesting report outline:
What was about “To Keep Our Liberty”? Who were the leaders? What was the end
result of this resolution?
When was the first shot?
Who shot first?
Who died in Lexington?
Who died in Concord and where?
Who were the red coats?
Who were MinuteMen? What did they do? What city did they come from?
Who was Paul Revere? What did he do? Who were the other key persons beside Paul
Revere? Did Paul Revere reach Concord?
Wed., Apr. 25, 2001
Report cooking Turkey, name of traditional food for Thanksgiving, and the story.
Write and present Thanksgiving story
Thu, Apr. 26, 2001
Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner
Discussion on activities, progress, good and bad from the trips and programs.
Fri, Apr. 27, 2001
Leave home at 7:00 pm. Every must finish dinner and dress up by 7:00 pm
The Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony Hall, Boston at 8:00 pm conducted by
Zeji Osawa. Leave home at 7:00 pm. Proper dress, semi formal or evening dress is required.
What do you learn from American culture, manner, ethic and dress code?
When do the audiences clap?
What do the audiences and performers do when the audiences show that they really enjoy the
How will American culture benefit you?
Sat, Apr. 28, 2001
Boston Museum of Science study tour
What do I learn from the museum?
The last shopping day
Cook out - Italian/Thai food
Sun, Apr. 29, 2001
Thanksgiving Tradition, cooking for Thanksgiving dinner and Special dress up occasion –
guests are invited.
Making Center piece
Making Pumpkin pie.
Read story about Thanksgiving and history, one in each group before dinner
Thai classical performance
Mon, Apr. 30, 2001
The last school day and school picture. Give present to the drivers, friends and teachers.
Make sure not to skip class
The summary of project and program conclusion, certificate presentation
go to bed early
Tue, May. 1, 2001
Get up at 3:00 am and pack lunch for your return trip
Leave home at 4:30 am by Lifestype Transportation for The American Airline flight at 6:00
am. Wait at JFK, New York for 6 hours to 1:00 pm flight to Korea and Bangkok