BAISHAN AWS WEEKLY UPDATE - June 11, 2021
白珊·安妮高中周讯 - 2021年6月11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。
From the Director 项目主任总结
No one is counting, but somehow everyone knows that there is only two weeks left. This is the time for students to make the final differences in their grades, think about how to improve during the summer, and -- for the Red Ties -- get organized with college preferences.
As you read in last week's update, I promised to have personal conferences with students who needed to pull up their grades. These conferences are now completed. All students have the ability to earn credit for all classes if they make the extra efforts in the remaining days of school. Meanwhile, several of our students are in positions to make all As. Thanks to the teachers for providing extra encouragement.
正如您在上期周讯中读到的， 本周我已经跟需要提高成绩的学生进行了单独面谈。如果他们能在接下来本学年剩余的课程中，付出额外的努力，所有的学生都有能力获得相应课程的学分。 同时，有几个学生的成绩能达到所有科目都是A。非常感谢老师们对学生们的鼓励。
Ms. Roth has provide all students with their Summer ELA Assignments. These two assignments will help keep the students learning during the summer. Parents, I ask that you encourage your child to keep reading in English. Students who do not continually practice their reading tend to regress and have a much more difficult time getting back to their language levels at the start of the year.
This is the 11th Graders' last summer before making the transition to their selected college or universities. Their Summer should be used to identify 15 - 20 potential schools that could offer them what they need. The students should also be establishing the personal essay topics and creating multiple drafts.
Badminton Tournament 羽毛球锦标赛
Please wish our badminton team good luck as they compete against other schools this Saturday. Good Luck!
English Language Arts with Ms. Jia and Ms. Jenn 英语语言文学
In ELA, All students were busy this week working on their final projects for Unit 4. Using Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go as inspiration, the Blue Ties have researched some recent scientifc advancements and imagined a world where one of those advancements has gone wrong. This week, they have researched, brainstormed, planned, and drafted narrative short stories set in the worlds they created. Next week, they will revise and submit their stories. The Green Ties have completed their deep study of individual novels and are in the process of creating video presentations of their analyses. The videos will be submitted next week, at which point, the class will watch and assess them. The Red Ties have been in and out of class this week due to midnight AP exams so they've been working individually on final research projects, seeking to better understand an aspect of Elizabethan Enland and how it helped to inform Shakespeare's writing.
We are finishing out the year with these projects. Stay tuned for information about the Summer Reading list and assignments! 上述学生们正在进行的课题研究是我们本学年的最后任务。敬请关注有关暑期阅读清单和作业的信息！
Chinese Studies with Mr. Zhan 中国文学
This week in Chinese class, Grade 9 students read an article "Chen She's Family" in Historical Records, a famous historical work in ancient China. Students studied and researched about two questions: one is what kind of relationship between the successful launch of the uprising and the characteristics of Chen Sheng and Wu Guang; the other is what kind of strategies and wisdom Chen Sheng and Wu Guang used to launch the uprising. On the one hand, students combed out the personality characteristics of Chen Sheng and Wu Guang; on the other hand, it is also more important for students to learn the method of reading history books: reading history in detail. Only by paying attention to the internal logic and wonderful details of historical narrative can we taste the "taste" of history.
Chinese Literature & Culture with Ms. Emilia 中国文学
The Grade 10 students collected materials, made PPT, explained and shared different chapters about Chinese ancient art achievements, such as opera art, folk music, Chinese painting, ceramics and calligraphy. Through continuous explanation practice, the students' language expression is more fluent and accurate, the ability of sorting and using materials, logical thinking ability has also been significantly improved. The major contents of Chinese culture in this semester have been completed successfully. We are about to enter the final review and testing stage. Hope the students can lay a solid foundation for words and phrases, review the knowledge carefully and comprehensively, and achieve excellent results.
After the tense AP exam, the students of Grade 11 also began to enter the final review stage. The main knowledge content of this semester, including AP Chinese grammar, writing， AP reading and AP test skills, has been successfully completed according to the teaching plan. Next, we will focus on the content of the review and research, to prepare for the final test.
University Guidance & TOEFL with Ms. Du大学升学指导和托福教学
In University Guidance class this week, students were asked to start thinking about their plan for the coming summer holidays. For both G10 and G11, this vacation is very important to make themselves closer to their dream schools. We talked about how to allocate time effectively for different academic and non-academic activities. They were informed that it's not wise to spend all time on one single thing, even though it may matter a lot for your final application result. For green ties, join some events related to your interested area or major to explore in depth and release potential; For red ties, top priority of the coming holidays is to complete your essays for different schools according to your self-made deadlines. All students will use this week to think carefully and create a detailed holiday plan on a weekly basis next week.
In TOEFL listening class, students entered the music history class and learned about one crucial development in European music history: the invention of the piano. Actually, TOEFL listening materials are so interesting and informative that students could get knowledge in a wide range of areas. For example, in this week's class, they learned that European composers were influenced by many factors, like the preference of patrons, the technical advances of instruments, etc. Also, they got to know both the musical and social impact of the piano in European history, especially for women. In writing class, they reviewed when and how to use attributive clause in their own work and we started a new section: subject clauses in writing.
Humanities with Ms. Brauer 人文科学
In Grade 9 geography this week, we’re looking at the movement of refugees through multiple lenses. As geographers, we’re of course interested in the spatial patterns and demographic effects of migration, but we’re also looking at the politics, philosophy, and ethics of the recent refugee crisis. What responsibilities does the rest of the world have to these refugees? 本周在九年级地理课上，我们从多个角度观察分析了难民的流动。作为地理学家，我们当然应该对人口迁移的空间格局和人口效应感兴趣，但我们也关注最近难民危机的政治、哲学和伦理。世界其他国家对这些难民有什么责任？
Our Grade 10/11 historians are focusing this week on post-WWII China, and the foundation of the People’s Republic of China. Then we’ll return to the Cold War to look once again at the larger geopolitical contexts and conflicts.
Congratulations, AP Geographers, for finishing a demanding college-level course in 11th grade! They all took their AP Exam early this week. They studied hard all year, we did a thorough and systematic review of all seven units (in these photos, they were sketching urban models from Unit 6), and their writing has improved throughout the year. That doesn’t mean I didn’t worry like a Mother Hen all week! I had all my fingers and toes crossed that they were well rested, in a good mindset, with a favorable distribution of questions and topics, and that the results will come back strong!
Physics with Mr. Richard 物理
This week the students discussed the origins of the modern day Scientific method. In this regard, the students examined the impact that Galileo, Bacon, and Descartes had on the formation of Scientific knowledge and the manner in which we verify our knowledge as scientists. Furthermore, the students took the time to continue applying Newtons Laws to everyday occurrences. The students solved word problems and looked for everyday applications of these laws. Next week, the students will present their projects on Motion and show the class their designs, graphs, improvements and refinements, along with their rational for the overall process.
Art with Mr. Brandt 艺术
The Art students are finishing their artworks so that they can be displayed in the Art Gallery beginning next week during Arts Week. Students are following a system very similar to the International Baccalaureatee requirements, in which they submit .pdf slides that document an established creative process: 本周艺术课上，学生们正在努力完成他们的作品，以便下周艺术周期间开始在美术馆展出。学生遵循与IB课程要求非常相似的体系，提交.pdf幻灯片，记录既定的创作过程：
The two students destined for AP Art are working fast to create individual artworks that could be used in an illustration portfolio. Their process and works are more similar to the Advanced Placement requirements. 有意向学习AP艺术的两名学生正在努力创作个人独特的艺术作品，并可以在一个插图组合中使用。他们现在进行创作的过程跟AP课程的要求很接近。
Mathematics with Mr. Guo 数学
Grade 9 students started reviewing the topics covered in this course. We divided the content into three parts, Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and Statistics. All students completed the Algebra review assignment in class this week.
Grade 10 students continued to graph trigonometric functions. We looked at amplitude, frequency, period, phase shift and vertical shift of sine and cosine functions, and tried to use sine and cosine function to graph tan, cot, sec and csc functions.
Most 11th graders were out of class earlier this week due to their midnight AP exam schedules. While in class, they worked on an individual assignment to review and gain a better understanding of the content covered this year.
Physical and Health Education with Coach Faamamafa 体育
This week is our last preparation week for our badminton tournament. We started our class with a 'Students performing' We play touch football to check out all the students performing that included: work as a team player, improved skills, How you react doing the game and communication. The students showed amazing set skills and also improved their communication, they showing respect to each other and work as a team while completing each other. We followed up with out badminton practice as the students still need to improve few basic skills, We will be competing against 9 schools this weekend and I am looking forward on how the students will perform and show respect to their opponent doing this tournament.
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