Weekly Bulletin 38– June 13 2018

Weekly Bulletin 38

每周公告 38

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Summer Reading Assignments

It’s the last day of school and students are more than ready to throw out books and pencil cases.  However, the English department wants to remind all students that there is holiday homework.  

The assignments are designed to get students engaged with reading high interest books while helping them retain some of what they gained throughout the academic year.  Students have already received their assignments from their English teachers, but just in case their papers get washed away at the beach, we have created a Moodle page where students can easily find the assignments and suggested reading lists:  http://moodle.tedais.org/course/view.php?id=183

This will count as the first test grade of the term.  Please encourage students to complete their assignments before the due dates and to complete the assignments well.  Any questions for high school 9-12 can be directed to Ms. Coney at cconey@tedais.org.  Middle school and AP Language questions can be directed to Ms. Dean at adean@tedais.org.  Happy Reading.

 

 English Department

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Human Body Systems

Our ELC2 students worked on The Human Body Systems during Term 4. They were able to access videos, listen to songs, read texts, participate in read-alouds, work with a word-wall and learn about each of the systems. As a final product, they built a body size skeleton, where they had the chance to paste pieces of writing about our main organs.

As a result, they were able to learn about their own bodies, reinforce healthy habits and gained an awareness about healthy eating; while practicing and engaging in different literacy activities.

On our end of the year learning celebration, they shared what they learned with their parents and answered questions. Congratulations for a work well done!!!

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The Science of Simple Machines

This term in Grade 1 science class, we learned about force, motion, and simple machines. The students enjoyed creating their own simple machines and sharing them with the class. They showed some great creativity and knowledge!

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A Blast from the Past!

In Grade 1, we have been learning about how people lived in the past, and particularly their schools, tools and transportation. After studying about some of the schools that children attended 150-200 years ago, the students were excited to create their own “one-room schoolhouse” models. We also wrote letters using feathers and ink. It was a fun (and messy) experience!

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Cafeteria weekly Menu 6.11-6.13

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ECA weekly Menu 6.11-6.13

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Small Group Fun in PK-S

Every day this past year in Pre-K, our students have come together in small groups for a shared activity.

Small group time consists of teacher initiated activities, in which students are encouraged to explore ideas and activities in their own way.

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Nature Walk Around Campus

A few weeks ago Nursery Z went out for a nature walk in the school yard. We found inchworms and snails.

We saw some lettuce growing and flowers blooming.

The children enjoyed being out in nature and seeing things close-up. They had lots to talk about afterwards: green leaves, orange flowers, the creeping worm, the shy snails…

 

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TIS Ms. Anna’s Spelling Bee

A Spelling Bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words with a varying degree of difficulty.  Spelling Bees provide a valuable educational experience for students and allow them to engage in healthy competition.  This year’s Spelling Bee used words for the student’s spelling list and through a comprehensive learning process allowed students to learn definitions, pronunciation and the root of English words.

Students practiced vocabulary words which helped them to excel in reading and writing and gain more of an understanding of the words they read.  The confidence level of many of the students increased and even when the student did not win their portion of the competition, their spirits remained high.

Last year the Spelling Bee was renamed Anna’s Spelling Bee in honor of the late Anna Ahmed who served as the Reading Specialist and facilitator of the Spelling Bee from 2016 – 2017.

This year’s Spelling Bee was a Team Competition.  Students across grades formed teams of 5 to 7 students per team.  Each player was responsible for a specific spelling game.  The competition had 5 games including; Speed Spell, Letter by Letter, Show and Spell, Guess and Spell, Laser Letter, Super Word, Language of Origin, and Word Families.

Teachers served as coaches for each team and guided the students weekly in learning their words and learning how to play the Spelling games.

The students practiced for months to learn their spelling words and perfect each game.  Students had to use the virtues that they learned throughout the year; friendliness, respect, responsibility, courage, courtesy, enthusiasm, perseverance, self-discipline and compassion.  Most of all, students had to learn to work as a team. They won as a team and lost as a team. They learned that as teams they could achieve much more.

Kindergarten students competed individually, learning vocabulary and gaining confidence.

Congratulations to our winners and to all contestants.

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