The first graders have learned different jobs in our community, such as dentist, salesperson, trash collector, firefighter etc. They also learned numbers 40 to 49, phonics of letter c, h, i and u and their representing words. The students are making great progress. Most of them go home and read to their parents on a daily basis. I feel really proud of them.
The second graders have learned the reading "Jane Has a Job". Jane is a mail carrier. She brings mail to people. All students participate well and read the story to their parents. We also introduced future tense (will + verb) and the rules of long a sound. In sum, the students are learning with enthusiasm and passion.
Students have been working on their writing using grammar learned so far. We have been tackling parts of speech which include nouns and adjectives. Verb tenses have also been introduced to encourage the children to speak correctly when talking about past, present and future events. We also started a new unit (Then and now). We are exploring the differences between periods of time and how things have changed.
Great Ideas has been the topic for the past few weeks. We are exploring how people throughout history have come up with some useful ideas for the world. The children are learning how those ideas and inventions make our lives easier today. Grammar has also been a focal point for the lessons as we try to further improve the speaking and writing ability of the students.
We have been discussing powerful forces of nature for the past few weeks. Students have been learning how most of these forces work and affect us in our daily lives. Focus has been put on some of the familiar ones that occur in Taiwan to try and give the students context. Grammar has also been a focal point for the lessons as we try to further improve the speaking and writing ability of the students.
The students have been learning about the importance of where we live and how different people live in different environments. We explored the students’ preferences which included living in the city or countryside. Writing has also been the focus for the class as we try to continuously improve thier writing.
Er Xin Reporter