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Water A Wins The Inaugural Middle School Advisory Olympics!

Water A Wins The Inaugural Middle School Advisory Olympics!

Middle School students have just competed in the inaugural Advisory Olympics. Following on from the success of the Olympic games in High School Advisory last year, we decided to undertake a similar challenge in Middle School. Students remained in their Advisory Element but were mixed up by grade level. This enabled a more equal starting [...]

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

Useful Chinese-Learning Websites

Useful Chinese-Learning Websites

In the electronic information age, electronic materials are also practical and useful language learning tools despite the presence of paper materials. I’d like to introduce some websites for our student and parent learners. www.zdic.net 汉典网 Online Chinese character, word and idiom dictionary. Characters can be searched through both pinyin and radical index. Good for fluent [...]

Apr 19 2012, 10:15 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

SAIS Open House – Open The Doors To The World For Your Child

SAIS Open House - Open The Doors To The World For Your Child

Shenzhen American International School (SAIS) Meilin Campus, Futian is hosting an Open House every Thursday afternoon at 4:00PM. SAIS is accepting enrollment for Preschool (3 and 4 year olds), Kindergarten – 8th Grade, and English Language Acquisition for Grade 4 and above (ELA) for 2012/2013 School Year. Parents can contact us at (86) 755 8288 [...]

Apr 19 2012, 7:35 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Award-Winning Author Visits SIS

Award-Winning Author Visits SIS

Last March 22nd and 23rd, SIS was glad to welcome award winning author and literacy activist, Jane Kurtz, to Parkside and Bayside campuses.  Jane grew up in Ethiopia and attended boarding school in Addis Ababa.  Her experiences abroad have greatly influenced her writing which display a keen sense of cultural awareness and one’s identity.  Jane [...]

Apr 17 2012, 8:39 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

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 »

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