The grade 1's had a quiz on family, culture, and some basic spelling. The overall grades were decent but I think there is still room for improvement. We corrected the quiz so kids should have a better understanding about the chapter lessons. I think they should study more on the family tree from the study guide.
Excellent job Second Graders! I’m excited to say that almost all the second graders did well on their Chapter 4 Quiz. The class average was above a 75. As a reward, the kids got to enjoy Pearl/Bubble Milk Tea, a food from Taiwanese culture, and watch a movie about culture, Rio! We spent some time learning the different foods and festivals of Taiwan. We also enjoyed learning about the different cultures in Germany, Korea, Mali, Kenya, and Mexico. The kids’ favorite traditional dance was from Germany. We are gearing up for our midterms. Make sure to review the quiz questions and the Midterm slip containing the contents on our exam.
We reviewed the topic urban, suburban, and rural communities. We also finished the quiz on the topic. The students were tasked with drawing a picture that contains urban, suburban, and rural communities. Most of the students were able to understand the features of the different kinds of communities.
The grade 4's went on a field trip to the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei. They learned a lot about the origin of life on our planet in the morning. The students even got a chance to see some life size replicas of dinosaur fossils. I think they were really awed after seeing the huge displays. After lunch, we learned about the camphor wood and their uses. Kids also did many activities such as measuring tree growths and various hands on activities involving camphor wood. The field trip will tie-in to the lesson of deforestation.
This past week, we continued to explore another famous political and physical border, The Berlin Wall. We enjoyed a documentary about the Berlin Wall and how a border can impact friends, family, or even neighbors. We have spent a lot of time in the computer lab as kids begin their group project. Students learned about plagiarism and citing resources. Students are also learning how to research using sources other than Wikipedia. We will continue to work in our groups and begin writing and constructing our projects in PowerPoint or on a poster board.
The grade 6's played a game of jeopardy of what they have learned so far. The game really showed how much they understood and most kids understood quite a bit which a very good sign. We will continue to learn more about different countries so the kids will develop a better sense of the world this semester.
Er Xin Reporter