Insect Mania Takes Hold in Grade 2!

Insect Mania Takes Hold in Grade 2!It’s that time of year when bees are buzzing, flowers are blossoming, and second graders are learning about the natural world through the study of insects and plants.

Students are learning about the life cycle of insects by observing mealworms and silk worms. And when 2nd graders observe, very little escapes their attention, except for the occasional run away mealworm.

In addition to observing life cycles, the Insect and Plant science unit focuses on big ideas:

Where does a life cycle begin?

How do organisms adapt to their environment?

How does environmental stress affect the life cycle of a living thing?

So when you walk by a second grade classroom and see students actively engaged in debates such as which came first the egg or the adult, pouring over non-fiction texts, teaching each other science terminology, or chasing running away mealworms, you’ll know that insect mania has their undivided attention!

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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