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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 »

Mr. Bearns, Not Your Average Joe

Mr. Bearns, Not Your Average Joe

He has been around for a while in QSI Shekou. Known for his colorful presentations in class, for his knowledge and interest in computer games and for his buffed appearance, this profile article could only be about our beloved Mr. Bearns. Mr. Bearns was born and raised in the state of Iowa, USA. Besides going [...]

Mar 26 2012, 7:36 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Collaboration: An Essential Skill

Collaboration: An Essential Skill

The last time I had the pleasure to write an article for the Wednesday Weekly, I focused my attention on the importance of communication in a school.  In this article, I want to continue to build on the concept of communication, but narrow the topic a bit.  I am going to discuss collaboration, and its [...]

Mar 23 2012, 7:33 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Reading Week Celebrated at Shenzhen American International School

Reading Week Celebrated at Shenzhen American International School

Shenzhen American International School celebrated Reading Week at their Meilin campus. Teachers, staff and students celebrated the school’s first reading week from March 12 to March 16. “Spring is here and young readers are popping up all over the place! Our theme,“Reading Garden” inspired from the Chinese proverb: “A book is like a garden carried [...]

Mar 22 2012, 7:33 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

Rollin’ Coastin’ Learnin’ – Mr. Van Winkle’s Class Learns Physics in an ‘awesome’ Way

Rollin’ Coastin’ Learnin’

Today, during third period, Mr. Van Winkle’s physics class presented their projects that they have been working on for the past week. The objective was to build a model roller coaster using plastic tubing and anything else they could find in the classroom. The students then had to calculate the velocity of a marble being [...]

Mar 21 2012, 7:38 am | Posted in Education | Read More »

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