HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION
Bulletin 7, Week 14, Semester 1, 2017-18
Dear primary school parents and families,
It has been another busy and exciting two weeks at the primary school in Tianjin. November has been core subject competency month and teachers have been working hard to improve outcomes across all subject areas. English teachers have been focused on improving the vocabulary and grammatical outcomes of students. On the morning of Friday the 24th of November, the primary school held another vocabulary competition. Vocabulary retention is an important part of learning any language and this time, 2A and 2E competed against each other in a sizzling contest. The format followed the same elimination structure as before and it was a close contest with both rounds decided by the last duel in each round. In the end, 2A emerged victorious. Congratulations must go to Ms. Jiang and her 2A class for their diligence and their hard work in learning over 120 words prior to the competition. Many thanks also to their English teachers – Ms. Erickson and Mr. Williamson who supported and assisted both classes.
忙碌而快乐的两周结束了。11月是学部学科核心素养展示月，所有教师都致力于挖掘孩子学科知识之外的思维和技能，并以综合实践的形式呈现教育成果。英语项目组致力于提高学生的词汇量和语法效果，从而形成语言习惯和思维。11月24日，周五的清晨，小学举办了又一场知识为导向的英语学科竞赛，2年级的英语词汇大赛。这次跟以前一样采用了相同的淘汰赛机制。这是一场势均力敌的比赛，两轮比赛的胜负都是由最后一次的比拼中才决定的。最后，2A班取得了胜利。祝贺姜老师和她的2A班学生们。他们在比赛前学习了超过120个单词。再次感谢他们的英语老师——Ms. Erickson和Mr. Williamson为此次活动做出的努力。
On the 23rd of November, students celebrated Thanksgiving with the help of older students from the GaoKao department who hosted the event. Thanksgiving occurs on the fourth Thursday of every November in the United States and it is a time when people reflect and give thanks to others. During Thanksgiving, students thanked their parents, teachers, peers, the school and many others for the help they had received. Students wrote Thanksgiving cards in recognition of the help others have given. Traditionally, a turkey is eaten at dinner during Thanksgiving however this was substituted with a fruit platter and a large cake which was likewise enjoyed by our students. This was our first Thanksgiving celebration at our primary school and it is safe to say that it was a great success as many students were filled with gratitude and glee. We often take for granted the many things we have been given so Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect and thank others for what they have done for us.