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From Reading Logs to Reading Blogs

From Reading Logs to Reading Blogs

In grade one, students respond to the stories they read in their nightly reading logs. Each night after reading their story, students write about the story by retelling or explaining their connections, predictions, favorite part, likes and dislikes. They begin learning to discuss literature and explain their ideas. This trimester the students in 1B have [...]

Apr 16 2012, 7:33 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Advances in Technology for Learning

Advances in Technology for Learning

SIS is entering an exciting period of development in order to achieve the Philosophy and Vision of Technology for Learning (TFL) created by the Technology School Improvement Team during the 2010-11 school year and posted on the school website. The staff was energized by a Professional Development day and weekend workshop focused on TFL and [...]

Apr 13 2012, 7:31 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

StuCon 2012: A Technology Conference by Students for Students

StuCon 2012: A Technology Conference by Students for Students

Last March 16-17, 2012, 13 students from the Semester 2 Grade 10 Technology Skills for the 21st Century Learner class attended the first ever StuCon 2012 technology conference at Hong Kong International School. This was a conference where all participating students helped design, organize, plan, and run the various workshops. In essence, it was a [...]

Apr 9 2012, 7:32 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

MS Girl’s Volleyball: Playing our Game!

MS Girl’s Volleyball: Playing our Game!

This year, the middle school volleyball program consisted of two teams.  This provided the girls, across all grade levels, with the opportunity to participate and play the fabulous game of volleyball.  The 6th grade team and the 7th/8th grade team showed amazing determination and growth in skill throughout the season.  The fact that the 7th/8th [...]

Apr 5 2012, 8:23 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Science Time in the Little Bunnies Class

Science time in the Little Bunnies Class

We were busy learning about water and did many different activities related to water. We learned which animals lives in the water, how water can change from liquid to solid and many other educational and fun activities. We were reading the book The Carrot Seed about the child that planted a carrot seed. Everybody kept [...]

Apr 4 2012, 7:32 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Bridging ESLR’s: Helping your Child with Personal Management

Bridging ESLR’s: Helping your Child with Personal Management

Students of all grade levels need the opportunity to learn personal management skills, as organizing and balancing one’s academic, social and family life can be a handful.  Every teacher has had at least one student who leaves a trail of loose papers and pencils where he/she goes and this student can never find his/her homework [...]

Apr 2 2012, 8:33 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

How to Order Food in Chinese

How to Order Food in Chinese

Recently, CSOL2 students in G4 studied the topic “At Restaurant.” They learned how to use Chinese language to order Chinese food, how to describe the flavor of the food, how to comment on the food using various words, and so on. Besides the Chinese language they learned about ordering food, they also learned the culture [...]

Mar 30 2012, 8:35 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Learning Comes Alive at ECLC

Learning Comes Alive at ECLC

Last Saturday morning, the SIS Early Childhood Learning Center was a very busy place as students, parents, teachers and teaching assistants joined in Learning Comes Alive activities. It’s easy for someone like myself who has spent the bulk of my career working with adolescent students to see ECLC children more as cute little children (which [...]

Mar 29 2012, 7:30 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

QSI Middle School Music: Exciting Times With Chris Haigh & Grant Souder

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If you are a Middle School student at Quality School International in Shekou and your schedule tells you to head over to Mr. Souder or Mr. Haigh’s classroom, there will most likely run a little jolt of excitement through your veins. Chris Haigh and Grant Souder are both Middle School Music teachers at QSI Shekou. [...]

Mar 28 2012, 7:35 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Screen Time—is it all the same?

Screen Time—is it all the same?

Each year now for many years, one or more thoughtful, curious parents has come to talk to me about screen time and children. Is screen time OK? Is it harmful? What are suggestions for use and guidelines for rules? Screen time is most easily defined as the time spent in front of ANY device with [...]

Mar 27 2012, 7:38 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

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