BAISHAN AWS WEEKLY UPDATE - June 4, 2021
白珊·安妮高中周讯 - 2021年6月4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。 白珊·安妮高中
From the Director 项目主任总结
This week's Weekly Update includes many teachers discussing the final units of the academic year. Lesson planning gives way to a sense of urgency for teachers and students. Teachers begin looking to see which students are on upper level of the grade thresholds -- the students who almost make the next letter grade higher. Students become more anxious about their grades and quickly realize how soon the end of the year is.
Baishan AWS has reacted to this annual routine by making certain all assignments and assessments in SchoolPal are current. In doing so, teacher are also able to identify individual students who need a last push to get them into the next grade.
I will be having individual conferences with students who are making poor grades or are in danger of not getting credit for a class. I ask that parents complement by asking their child which courses need the most attention.
Lastly, and like I mentioned last week, I want to thank all of our teachers who are continually providing engaging lessons up until the last day of school.
Please put on your calendar our Academic Achievement Award Ceremeny on June 25th. Please also put on your calendars the June 12th badminton tournament. 6月12日白珊·安妮高中的学生将参加国际学校羽毛球锦标赛。 6月25日我们将进行本学年的结业式和学术成就奖颁奖典礼。
Physics with Mr. Richard 物理
We are heading into the final stretch of this semester and the students are working towards expanding their knowledge of the laws that govern the motion of objects. This week we examined inertia as well as instantaneous speed. The students are working on solving Physics related word problems and doing calculations using a variety of formulas. The students also have an independent project on motion which they are completing at home. The students seem eager to push themselves to work hard in order to get as much accomplished as we can in the time we have left.
English Language Arts with Ms. Jia and Ms. Jenn 英语语言文学
Students were back to work this week after their exciting trip to Dongying. In 9th grade, students finished the novel Never Let Me Go, and held their final Socratic seminar of the year. In 10th grade, students finished reading their individual novels, completed note-taking in their interactive notebooks, and prepared to create video presentations of literary analysis during the final weeks of the unit. In 11th grade, students created some graffiti linking the characters and themes in Twelfth Night to their own ideas before turning their attention to a research question about 16th Century England and the culture in which Shakespeare was writing.
学生们在经历了激动人心的东营之旅后，本周又重新回到了学习状态。本周在英语文学课上，九年级的学生们完成了对 小说《别让我走》的阅读和学习，并针对这部小说，进行了本学年最后一次苏格拉底式的研讨会。十年级的学生们本周 读完了各自选择的小说，完成了互动笔记本的笔记整理任务，并准备在接下来的几周，制作针对自己所选读的小说进行 文学分析的视频演示。11年级的学生们创作了一些涂鸦作品，将莎士比亚作品《第十二夜》中的人物和主题与自己的想法联系起来，接下来，学生们将进行一个关于莎士比亚创作时期16世纪英国所处文化的研究问题。
Chinese Studies with Mr. Zhan 中国文学
In social communication, most people are used to speaking directly, and in some cases, euphemistic and implicit expression will have better effect. This week, the ninth grade students studied Zou Ji satirizes the king of Qi and accepts remonstrance. In this story, Zou Ji is not complacent in the face of praise from his family and flattery from his guests. Instead, he makes rational thinking and realizes the truth of "governing the country" from "governing the family", and then persuades king Qi Wei to accept the advice tactfully and implicitly. From this story, students feel the amazing effect of analogy. In addition, according to their own preferences, students rewrite the classical Chinese into diary or script, which helps to cultivate students' creative expression ability.
Chinese Literature & Culture with Ms. Emilia 中国文学
This week Grade 10 studied the brilliant scientific and technological achievements of ancient China, including astronomy, medicine, mathematics, agriculture and other different fields. While learning about ancient scientific and technological achievements and splendid civilization, the students also increased their national pride and interest in exploring technology. Next, we will study and discuss the achievements made in calligraphy, music, opera and other fields.
The students of grade 11 have revised and improved their social research essay many times and successfully completed them! They have challenged themselves and made new breakthroughs and improvements in their writing ability and academic research. While preparing for the AP exam, we began to review what we had learned in this semester to make full preparations for the final exam.11年级的同学们多次修改和完善，成功地完成了他们的社会实事调查学术报告！他们挑战了自我，在写作能力和学术研究方面都取得了新的突破和提升。在准备AP考试的同时，我们开始着手复习本学期所学的知识，为期末考试做充分的准备。
University Guidance & TOEFL with Ms. Du大学升学指导和托福教学
This week, G10 students finished their research on a certain American university and completed the poster. In class, they were required to update their SCOIR by following 3-5 universities. Before adding to list, students need to ensure that those candidate schools are accessible for them. Therefore, they logged onto the official websites and checked the requirements to make their list reasonable. In this process, students got more familiar with the layout of the websites and knew how to effectively got the information they needed. For G11, they are still working hard to prepare their AP exams which will be held next week. Best wishes to them!
In TOEFL classes, the overall performance of both G9&10 is still improving! They interacted in class, answered questions actively, corrected their own mistakes with a good attitude. In the listening section, lectures are still a big challenge for them due to the lecture length, vocabulary, listening ability, concentration, note taking skill. etc. The good news is that most students are trying. Keep it!
Humanities with Ms. Brauer 人文科学
We shifted our focus in World Geography from voluntary migration to the study of refugees, who are forced to flee their homes by violence or war. We’ve grounded this study in the world’s response to refugees during and after WWII, but we’ll spend more time looking at more recent examples, like the waves of refugees who’ve fled Syria and the Sudan. 本周在世界地理课上，我们把学习重点从主动移民转移到研究难民的问题上，他们因暴力或战争而被迫逃离家园。我们把这项研究的基础放在二战期间和战后世界对难民的反应上，但我们会花更多的时间来研究近期的一些案列，比如逃离叙利亚和苏丹的难民潮。
Our Grade 10/11 historians are finishing up our study of the end of WWII with two topics that are very difficult to grapple with, but so important to understand clearly: The Holocaust, and the US decision to drop two atomic bombs in Japan. At the end of this week, we’ll shift gears, because after the war, the Allied relationship between the US and Soviet Union didn’t stay warm for long. In fact, things got so chilly, it became a real Cold War. 本周十年级和十一年级的历史学家们正在完成对二战的研究，有两个主题很难理解，但很重要，学生们必须清楚地理解：对犹太人的大屠杀和美国决定在日本投两颗原子弹。本周末我们将学习重点进行了调整，因为战后，美苏同盟关系并没有持续多久。事实上，他们之间的关系如此紧张，变成了一场真正的冷战。
This is the AP Geographers’ last week of preparation before the exam. They’ve been working hard on this material all year, and now we’re doing a systematic review of all seven units, filling in gaps and refreshing the concepts we studied early in the year. After Friday, their most important task will be to shift their sleep schedule later, so when they take their AP exams from midnight to 3am next week, they’ll be alert and focused, with plenty of energy to finish these demanding exams. I’ve never had to ask parents this before, but we’ll need your help in encouraging the 11s to stay up til 3am every night – having fun and playing videos; whatever keeps them alert and engaged – and then sleeping in as late as possible, to get a solid 8-9+ hours of sleep every night. At this point, nothing will help their test performance more than a few days of very good sleep, and the ability to stay alert and awake after midnight – so your help with this will be invaluable!
Mathematics with Mr. Guo 数学
Grade 10 students learned to graph Sine and Cosine functions both manually and using technology. They tried to identify amplitude, frequency and period from the functions and the graphs. We also discussed the application of periodic functions in our life.
Grade 11 students continued their unit on Vectors. We reviewed the magnitude, direction, and component form of a vector. Then we looked at how to perform vector addition and scalar multiplication and used the graphical meaning of vector addition to solve real-world problems.
Grade 9 students learned to use radian measure to compute arc length and area of a sector. They tried to calculate the linear and angular velocities of objects and understand the relationship between them. Then they solved applied problems involving arc length and rotation.
Art with Mr. Brandt 艺术
This is a great time to be an Art teacher and Art student! 这是作为一名艺术教师和艺术学生非常有成就感的时刻！
For most of the year, Art teachers teach the fundamentals and how to apply them with different strategies and techniques. The students build their skills and explore various concepts and strategies. Now, as the last unit of the year, the students are applying all of their knowledge to their own, personal expressions.
Student in grades 9 - 11 can be seen immediately getting their artwork and materials as soon as they enter, seemingly eager to get started.
What's more, students are separating themselves based on their own motivations. Green Tie Katherine has excelled these past few weeks and is now receiving customized lessons. Red Tie Max is continuing to build his illustration portfolio. Most noticeably, however, is Red Tie Zoey who is working on a large stretched canvas.
Stay tuned for their results. The students' work will be on display in the school art gallery during Arts Week June 14 - 17. 学生们的作品将于6月14日至17日艺术周期间在学校美术馆展出，请继续关注学生们的创作进程。
Physical and Health Education with Coach Faamamafa 体育
This week we are continuing our badminton practice to get the students ready for the competition next week. Students take badminton as their first priority in the gym. So we are covering all the basic skills of badminton starting from:
How to move around the court?
How to serve the the birdie in the right direction.
How to hold the racket.
How the lines work and so on.
本周在体育课上，学生们继续练习了羽毛球，为下周的比赛做好准备。 近期体育课上学生们把打羽毛球作为主要的活动项目 。我们主要从以下几个方面练习了羽毛球的所有基本技能：
Students get to work individually, team double and mix double. Mastering the basic is super important in any sport and also most students are doing great with their performance doing the class. We will be continuing working on our badminton team and get everything done before the tournament.
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