Learning First-Hand About Antarctica!

Miss Bowler recently returned from a trip to Antarctica, and the students in Primary School and ECA have enjoyed hearing about her experiences and asking her many questions. Did you know that Antarctica is the driest, windiest, coldest and least populated continent in the world? The students were surprised to learn that between 1,000-4,000 people live there (mostly researchers and scientists), and that it is summertime in Antarctica when it is winter in China.


 

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High School Math Challenge Problem 20

This week’s problem is based on university number theory. It is a difficult mathematical reasoning problem. The answer to last week’s challenge is 2.83 and was solved by Kyubin and Lucia, both in Grade 9. Enjoy!

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Marine Biology Tales of the Week

A more recent discovery, the Mimic Octopus, has more defenses against predators then any other see creatures. This type of Octopus is a master of disguise. Learn more from Sean, Emma and Sherry’s poster.

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Weekly Bulletin 21– January 17 2018

Weekly Bulletin 21

每周公告 21

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Broadening Our Horizons in World Travelers Club

In World Travelers Club, we have enjoyed having guest presenters (including parents and other teachers) who have taught us all about their cultures and countries. It has been valuable for the students to be able to hear first-hand from these wonderful visitors and to ask questions and learn some fun vocabulary from other languages. So far, our guest presenters have taught about Denmark, Japan, Jamaica, and Sweden. We hope to invite some more guest presenters to our club throughout the rest of the year!

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Learning About Rocks and Soil!

In Grade 1, we have been learning about our Earth’s land and natural resources. So far, we have focused on rocks, minerals and soil. We were excited to learn that we use rocks and minerals every day, including in our toothpaste and pencils! The students had fun making “Pet Rocks” and writing down observations of characteristics that they noticed, such as texture, color, size, shape, and luster. They also enjoyed looking for and examining different types of soil. We have some future geologists at TIS!

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A Busy Day in Nursery


At greeting time children come to the room and start their day by choosing books to read. Some choose to read to themselves, while others ask a teacher to read to them. They enjoy this time every day.
At small group time these students concentrated on sorting and arranging their dinosaurs by size.

A perfect day for a brisk, morning run under the sun during outside time.

After making a plan, these children focused on their work. These boys wanted to make a dinosaur with cardboard blocks.

These students went to the art area and said they wanted to play with the play dough. They got out the tools and dough, then proceeded to roll, cut, and mold.

Time for a picnic in the reading area during work time.

During large group time, one class enjoyed playing “Hide and Seek”.

Another class listened to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. They talked about the sizes of the bears and the similarity with the different-sized dinosaurs from small group time.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CULTURES FAIR

On Tuesday, students from across Middle School came together to compete for the Judges’ and Students’ Choice awards in the annual Cultures Fair. Thank you to the students (and parents!) who put in such hard work in creating marvelous (and delicious) presentations! Thank you also to the Judges and other teachers without whom the Fair could not have happened. The results of this year’s Cultures Fair are:

Two groups earned the Finalist award for their Division:
From Grade 8: Jiang Tian Yu (Emily), Wang Xin Yi (Cindy), and Wang Yi Fan (Linda)
From Grade 6: Lin Ting Wan (Christine), Dana Rodriguez Arreola, and Sun Zhuo Ran (Cherry)

…while Gladys Dexter Silva and Sharon Russel Kingsley from Grade 7 earned the coveted Judges’ Choice Award!

Congratulations go as well to the winners of this year’s prized Students’ Choice Award: Ng Zijian (Kent) and Yuan Wang (Rain) (not pictured).

Thank you all and good luck next year!

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Weekly Bulletin 20– January 10 2018

Weekly Bulletin 20

每周公告 20

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Marine Biology Tales of the Week

The Zebra Mantis Shrimp has to be one of most unusual sea creatures. Find out why in the included poster.

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