On September 22nd, 2016, TEDA International School’s service club visited Tang Gu’s Shine Home.
When we arrived, kids welcomed us with hug. They were very happy to see us. We had a lot of fun with the kids. We played with a ball, and drew pictures with them. We are excited to visit them again soon!
Congratulations to the Students of the Week in Math and Science: Guo Shu Ning, Grade 6 in math: “consistent work, accomplished student”; Kim Minseo, Grade 6, in science: “She is amazing at everything”; Yoon Jae Hwan, Grade 11, in math: “Great student, helps others, likes difficult challenges”; and Zhou Yi Fei, Grade 11, in science: “Outstanding understanding of knowledge in AP Physics 1.”
Grade 1 enjoyed dancing in their school shoes while listening to and viewing Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by James Dean (also available for check out from the library). We were able to enjoy large images and music thanks to our brand-new touch screen! The touch screen is also a terrific way for all students to be able to see the illustrations of a book with the additional use of a document camera, which projects the images from the book onto the screen. The touch screen also works well for doing written work, such as discussing our class rules for visiting the library. We are really thankful to have this new digital tool in the library!
Today our two Kindergarten classes, KL and KJ teamed up to visit a local Fire Station in support of our community and community helpers theme. On arrival, we were welcomed by the entire squad of Firemen. They were incredibly patient and informative. They showed us their fleet of trucks and explained to us how each truck had a unique and different purpose. Teacher Catherine translated for all of us. She did a terrific job!
After leaving the garage, the Firemen showed us how they dress in less than 50 seconds. It was exciting to see the different kinds of uniforms designed for specific emergencies. The black uniforms are for fighting fires and the orange specifically for rescues.
Then we went upstairs to see how the Firemen live. Unlike many Western nations, the Firemen here in Tianjin live at the station permanently. They are committed to learning and performing their jobs year round. We were able to take a glimpse into their lives. They showed us their bedrooms, their library, their activity room, their conference room and their room of awards.
To complete our morning these brave souls gave us a demonstration of how they practice and stay ready to fight fires and perform rescues. It was entertaining and remarkable.
Today was a wonderful day made possible by these amazing and heroic community helpers. We all feel a little safer because we know they are protecting us.
The answers to last week’s problems were 11,9,62,18 for middle school and No possible finite solution for high school. The middle school problem proved too difficult as no one was able to answer it correctly. Enjoy!
The day before the traditional Chinese Mid-autumn Festival, many students in Teda International School had the great opportunity to make their own mooncakes during Chinese classes. They learnt how to make the special snack by following the teachers and trying with their own hands. Some students could not wait and ate the yummy mooncakes right away while others took them back home and shared with family because they learnt that the spirit of the Mid-autumn Festival is reunion and sharing with family. Students in the secondary school even had a moon cake tasting and voting event, where different variety of moon cakes were tasted and students voted for the most popular flavor. They are going to do a project called “The Most Popular Mooncake Flavors”.