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Grade 1 Shops Till We Drop at a Local Community

Grade 1 Shops Till We Drop at a Local CommunityHow does a community use local resources to meet its needs?  That was the essential question Grade 1 investigated during our back-to-back field trips to the Park ‘n’ Shop grocery store and the wet market last month.

Before we embarked on our adventures, we thought a lot about what people need and what people want.  We generated lists and compared them using a t-chart.  One of the things we agreed that people need is healthy food, and we discovered that a community gets its food from a market or grocery store.  To prepare for our trips, we read a lot of books about markets, made predictions about what we might see there, and practiced spending money and making change.

Grade 1 Shops Till We Drop at a Local CommunityHow exciting it was for us to spend 10 RMB each at both shopping locations.  We explored the value of 10 RMB in each location and determined that we could buy more at the wet market for the same amount of money.  We returned to school with many wacky and wonderful purchases: quail eggs, mulberries, octopus, and shrimp, along with a colorful assortment of vegetables!

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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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