Congratulations to the following secondary students who were named Students of the Month of September in Math and Science.
High School Science – Yun Hyo Bin, Grade 12
High School Math – Zhang Xin Yu (Christina), Grade 10
Middle School Science – Chen Suo Xi (Sophia), Grade 6
Middle School Math – Guo Shu Ning (Becky), Grade 8
These students should see Mr. Troutman to receive their certificate and incredible reward.
One of the benefits of being part of an international school is children’s exposure to many different cultures through school wide events. One such event is the Mid-Autumn Festival. The ECA children listened to the story of the Mid-Autumn Festival and made traditional mooncakes. After the event, the mooncake molds were added to our playdough tools to reflect the multi-cultural aspect of our homes and community.
The kindergartners have adjusted well to their new classroom. One of their favorite parts of the day is working at their Literacy Station. The stations offer a variety of meaningful learning experiences where students work independently or collaboratively with a partner to meet literacy goals. Every morning they rotate through the stations practicing their ABC’s, writing, reading, listening, sorting, matching and building words with letters. Teaching kids in this kind of fun and explorative environment helps build confidence and initiative. Go Kindergartners!
Our 4th challenge problem is one of the most difficult ever. Good luck! The answer to Challenge #3 is 376. It was solved by Grade 10 Jeewon and Kyubin, Grade 8 Angel and Grade 7 Egor. Students who answer the problems correctly receive reward from Mr. Troutman. Enjoy.
PFA invites ECA and primary school parents to a parenting workshop “ Encouraging kids healthy development through movement”. The workshop will be hosted by Ms Sara Heine, an Occupational Therapist from the USA and a parent at TIS. Please join us on Thursday, 13th September from 8:30-10:00 in the conference room. Coffee and light breakfast snack will be available.
PFA家友会邀请幼教学院和小学部家长们参加有关“通过运动激励孩子们健康发展”的研讨会。 这次会议由Sara Heine女士主持，她来自美国，是一位职业治疗师，同时也是我们学校的一位家长。期待您于9月13日周四8:30-10:00光临学校二楼会议室！ 我们有中文翻译。
PFA에서는 ECA와 초등학교 부모님들을 대상으로 “운동을 통한 아이들의 건강한 발달 촉진” 에 관한 육아 워크숍을 준비했습니다. 이 행사는 미국의 직업 치료사이자 TIS의 학부모인 Sara Heine이 진행합니다. 9월 13일 목요일 8시 30분부터 10시 30분까지 컨퍼런스룸에서 열리는 이번 워크숍에 많은 참여와 관심 바랍니다.
Much to the delight of all present, this year’s Spirit Day kicked off with a wonderful, colorful and energetic display of Chinese culture, in the form of the annual Dragon dance. As a beat rang out from a traditional Chinese drum, the golden dragon whirled across the school field and wove its way around groups of students who were clad in the red, white, green and blue of their house colors.
Spirit Day, which took place on 7th September this year, has become something of a tradition at TEDA International School. It’s an exhilarating way to showcase some awesome school spirit, and have a little fun with all the members of the Teda community!
With the intention of bolstering this family spirit, the whole school was divided up into fifty teams ready to play a School Spirit Trivia Game. Each group was comprised of a mélange of lower primary, upper primary, middle and high school students. These teams then needed to go around the grounds, locating and scanning QR codes, answering questions and completing a variety of tasks. Prizes in the form of books and house points were awarded to the five teams that emerged victorious. It really is rare to sees students from Kinder to Grade 12 mixing together and having so much fun, but this kind of activity brings us closer as a family and as an entire school community. What better way to celebrate Spirit Day?
Being chosen to join Teda International School’s National Honor Society chapter is no small feat. The selection process, in which students are assessed on their academic achievements and service record, involves completing a sizeable application form, acquiring references from teachers and community members, and writing an all-important essay. After submitting all this, a committee then decide on the most suitable candidates.
The induction ceremony, which took place on 6th of September, was punctuated with speeches on character, scholarship, leadership and service, and a poetry performance. The Headmaster spoke to the initiates and presented each with a certificate of membership. This year saw nine new members enrolling, three seniors, two juniors and a whopping four sophomores, which brought the total membership of the Teda chapter to thirteen. After the induction, students and their families were invited to a reception for appetizers and pictures. As always, it was a classy and an enjoyable evening.
We have a new math challenge problem for everyone to ponder. The answers to our first two challenges were 3 hours, 36 minutes (#1) and 332.554 (#2). Last year’s primary school student, Olivia, again solved the challenge to start this year. Also, last year’s top student solver, KyuBin, now in Grade 10, worked her math magic again. Students who answer the problems correctly receive reward from Mr. Troutman. Enjoy.