BAISHAN AWS WEEKLY UPDATE - April 23, 2021
白珊·安妮高中周讯 - 2021年4月23日
Baishan AWS is partnered with Annie Wright Schools (AWS) in Tacoma, Washington and prepares students for higher education abroad. Our Weekly Update is an opportunity for us to share all of the great learning experiences that take place both in and outside of our classroom, and is a testament to our commitment to communication with our parents as well as the community.
Baishan AWS, Qingdao, China 白珊·安妮高中是青岛白珊学校与美国华盛顿州塔科马市的安妮·怀特学校合作，为学生到海外继续学习做好准备的高中项目。每周的周讯是我们分享学生在学校课堂内外有趣学习经历的机会，也是我们致力于与家长和社区进行沟通的很好的工具和证明。
This was one of our busiest weeks all year! In addition to the Literacy Week activities, which included dedicated reading time in the mornings, reading with Baishan kindergarten students, and venturing around our beautiful campus for literacy lessons, our students were involved in a fundraiser and musical as well as hosting a guest speaker, who offered expert advice about business majors and the college selection process.
We also have some very encouraging results from last week's Oxford language assessment!
English Language Arts with Ms. Jia and Ms. Jenn 英语语言文学
This week was all about literacy in for the 9th and 10th grades. Activities included the study Rabindranath Tagore's Stray Birds poems, followed by a walk around the campus to get inspired to write some nature poetry, and a "Text Tasting" when students searched for juicy and delicious sentences in famous fiction. While 11th grade jumped into the beginning of Unit 4 with both feet, taking on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, they also joined their younger peers in our "Reading Buddies" program with Baishan kindergarten classes! Next week, all ELA classes will be into the final unit of this academic year. Time is going so fast!
Language Assessment Gains 语言评估成果
In last week's update, we mentioned that the students completed their second of two Oxford language assessment. It is very appropriate during Literacy Week that we can celebrate the overall major improvement scores. Eight of our students improved and moved into a higher classification level. Our three highest point gains were +19, +18, and +14.
Well done to all faculty for their efforts, but especially to our English Language Arts teachers!
Guest Speaker Professor John van Fleet演讲嘉宾John van Fleet教授
Coordinated by our university guidance teacher, Helen Du, Baishan AWS hosted professor John Van Fleet Thursday evening. Parents and students received insight on the research necessary to start a business and how this process can be applied to the college major and selection process. Professor van Fleet interacted with students and parents, as well as stayed around to address specific student interests.
在我们的大学升学指导老师Helen Du老师的协调下，白珊·安妮高中于周四晚上邀请了John van Fleet教授进行专家讲座。家长和学生们对创业所需的研究以及如何将这一过程应用于大学专业和选拔过程有了深入的了解。John Van Fleet教授与学生们和家长们进行了非常好的互动，并解答了学生们感兴趣的话题
This seminar is a testament to Baishan AWS's commitment to the very important transitions between high school and higher education.
Chinese Literature & Culture with Ms. Emilia 中国文学
In the vast history of Chinese literature, Tao Yuanming, as the first writer to write on the theme of pastoral scenery and pastoral life, created a new literary school -- Pastoral Poetry School. His poems are based on natural landscape and pastoral life, with plain and natural language, giving people a fresh and pure feeling. This week, the G10th students studied Tao Yuanming's poems, explored the characteristics of pastoral poetry, and felt the wonderful artistic conception and unique charm of pastoral poetry.
This week, grade 11 students continue to focus on the study of writing skills and the improvement of their writing ability, such as how to make the plot more tortuous and moving, how to increase literary talent and expressiveness, and how to use expressive and rhetorical devices to make the article more exciting. In addition to writing, we also encourage students to read more. In this vigorous spring, we should blend in nature, go into books, feel the fun of reading, and harvest the richness and satisfaction of the soul.
University Guidance & TOEFL with Ms. Du 大学升学指导
This week, I printed out the authentic materials for certain tests, including Canadian Chemistry Contest, Junior Science Olympiad of Canada, etc. Students could make a final decision after testing their academic level. Also, it’s an honor that we successfully invited a professor who once worked in the Marshal Business School, University of Southern California. Professor John used study cases and examples, vividly introducing certain key concepts in the business world. He stressed the importance of independent study capability and encouraged students to explore their own interest based on their own research. Students were fully engaged and even some parents were taking notes. AWS will provide more such opportunities for our students in the course of their college application.
Fundraising for Autism 为自闭症儿童筹款
Facilitated by Ms. Du and lead by Red Tie Max R., students had a very successful fundraiser. Starting at 07:30 Monday morning, students began selling their homemade desserts, breads, and cookies. The fundraiser was very successful and sold out at lunch time. Congratulations to Max and the team for profiting ¥900. Money will be used to purchase needed equipment for the Yilin Autism Center. Well done to Blue Ties Mary and Rain, Green Tie Katherine, and Red Tie Zoey.
Green Tie Katherine presents the menu at the fundraiser.
Humanities with Ms. Brauer 人文科学
This week our Grade 9 Geographers have new jobs! They have become country consultants – they are digging into the United Nations data about one country, and using their knowledge about quality of life indicators and development to assess what problems are most urgent.
Our Grade 10/11 Historians are finishing up their study of WWI this week. After vowing to stay neutral for so long, why did the US finally decide to enter the war? How did the war end? And how did the terms of the peace treaty that ended WWI, the Treaty of Versailles, actually plant the seeds for another world war?
We’ve started our last unit in APHG, and it’s a complicated one! We’ll be studying urban patterns and processes, looking at why cities are located where they are, how they grow and change, and what opportunities and challenges this present in various regions of the world.
Mathematics with Mr. Guo 数学课
Trigonometry is one of the most important unit in our Algebra II curriculum. This week, Grade 10 reviewed trigonometry in the right triangle and then expanded their knowledge into any triangle. They learned radian measure for angles and converted between radians and degrees. They tried to find coterminal anlges and the reference angle, then determine the value of sine, cosine and tangent ratio through unit circle.
Grade 11 students continued to work on Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. They reviewed their knowledge on how to classify polynomials and describe end behavior. They identified increasing and decreasing intervals, intercepts, domain, range, maximums and minimums of a polynomial graph. They tried to factor polynomials and graph polynomials using zeros.
Grade 9 students reviewed trigonometry and statistics this week.
Visual Arts with Mr. Brandt 视觉艺术
Finally! Finally the students have completed all of their required preliminary studies and are now creating their final artworks. As mentioned last week, these works will incorporate all of their studies of primary resources with a personal expression.
The final artwork is due May 21st. Please see some of the photos of their progress.
Green Tie Katherine is literally tying her materials together by exploring how sewing can work with her style.
Green Tie explores the relationship between oil pastel and newsprint. 绿带学生探索油彩在报纸上的创作效果
Red Tie Zoey goes big with her painting using white pencil on black acrylic.
Blue Tie Jessica pushes the limits of acrylic on textured paper. 蓝带Jessica正在研究丙烯材料在纹理纸上的创作效果
Red Tie Max R. 红带学生 Max R. 的作品
Physical and Health Education with Coach Faamamafa 体育
Beautiful weather to take the students for some running outdoors. Spring weather is a perfect time for outdoors activities, we enjoyed passing the ball around and do games by passing the ball. Students gets to play defence and offence one by one followed up by the monkey chased where two students in the middle of the circle tried to catch the ball and swap with others. 本周前几天的天气很好，我带学生们进行了一些户外活动。春天是户外活动的最佳时机，学生们喜欢传球，也喜欢通过传球来做游戏。学生们一个接一个地进行防守和进攻，接着是追赶游戏，两个学生在圆圈中间试图接球并与其他人交换位置。
Students get into two teams and play football competing three points the winner team choose the punishment for the looser team. After we followed up by frisbee to practise more throwing skills and catch it. We ended up in the gym with students find equipment of their choice to play with each other and do stretching before the class finished. 本周我们也练习了足球。学生们分成两队进行比赛，领先得三分的队伍胜出。胜出的队选择对失败队的惩罚。然后，我们进行了飞盘活动，练习了更多的投掷和接球技巧。最后，学生们在体育馆中练习了自己选择的机械，并在下课之前进行了伸展运动。
Physics with Mr. Kytle 物理
This week the students went over our exam from last week and continued to work on their designs for our upcoming egg drop. The students are using an Application, Tinkercad to design a contraption that can protect their eggs. We are working towards using a laser cutter to cut out pieces of cardboard to assemble in order to create egg casings.
Some of the students are having a conceptual issue with this and thus this week I gave them a chance to assemble 3D puzzles. We did this in order to get them thinking how to take 2D pieces and assemble them into a 3D objects.
On Friday we will start our new Unit and the students will be introduced to using Physics with navigation with regards to calculating distance and speed.
Here a group of students are working towards constructing their three dimensional object from two dimensional pieces.一组学生正在努力用二维碎片构建三维物体
Students are working together in order to streamline the process.学生们齐心协力来简化流程
The students are working towards their own designs. 学生们正在努力设计自己的作品
Chemistry with Ms. Jiajia 化学课
This week, AP chemistry students were still focusing on multiple choice question (MCQ) and free response questions (FRQ) both in class and after class. During evening study hall, they need to complete at least 30 MCQ.
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