BAISHAN AWS WEEKLY UPDATE - September 24, 2021
白珊·安妮高中周讯 - 2021年9月24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
On behalf of Baishan AWS, I am wishing you and your family a very happy and well-deserved holiday! I hope that each student gets a chance to have a more relaxed schedule for a week and spend time with family.
We have several events scheduled for the weeks we return. Please expect more details from your child's Advisor about the following events:
October 8 - Guest Speaker 10月8号 特邀演讲嘉宾
Baishan AWS will host a CFA as a guest speaker from HSBC bank who will teach the students about the value of money and financial responsibility. This will be the first part of a series. Students will complete an online course module.
Tuesday, October 12 - Fall Language Assessments 10月12日 星期二——秋季学期语言评估
All students will have their Fall Oxford Language Assessments. Data from these assessments help to show how much growth the students are making regarding English listening and reading.
Wednesday, October 13 - PSAT 10月13日 星期三——PSAT考试
Students who signed up for the PSAT will be taking this during periods 1 - 3.
October 14 - 15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 10月14日至15日-家长会
Parent - Teacher Conferences. Students will be off-timetable for both days. 家长会期间学生不上课
October 16 - Adventure Day 10月16日——家庭探险日
Baishan AWS will be joining Amerasia for activities, adventure, and family fun on Saturday, October 16th. All students are expected to attend. All families are encouraged to attend. Students and faculty should wear their House t-shirts. Family members assume the same house and color of their son or daughter, meaning if the Baishan AWS student is a House Fushan and has white t-shirt, then the family member is invited to wear a white shirt.
English at AWS 英语
AWS students got some practice with question formation this week during EAL classes. In addition, Yellow Ties continued to focus on intensive English language acquisition; they are improving quickly. The Blue Ties spent the week considering symbols and narrative perspective in the novel Darius the Great is Not Okay. Green Ties dug into Goth subculture and consideration of the question, "What does it mean to be normal?" Finally, our Red Tie Max was introduced to literary criticism through a variety of lenses and spent time discussing and deciding which lenses best apply to the novel The Wasted Vigil.
本周在英语文学课上，学生们进行了一些形成性问题的研究和练习。黄带9年级学生继续专注于强化英语语言习得能力，学生们进步很快。蓝带10年级学生本周研究了小说《 Darius the Great is Not Okay》中的象征和叙事视角。绿带11年级的学生深入研究了哥特亚文化并思考了“正常意味着什么？”。红带Max学习了文学批评中的不同视角，我们讨论并确定了哪种视角最适合分析小说The Wasted Vigil.
Chinese Literature & Culture with Ms. Emilia 中国文学
In this week's Chinese culture class, we learned the surname culture that marks blood relationship, and understood the origin and significance of surnames. The students explored and shared the development history and interesting stories of their surnames. So far, the content of the first unit of cultural origin exploration has been finished. I hope students can review it well and make sufficient preparations for the unit test.
In the DP Chinese literature class, we continued to study Teahouse. The students studied the works and writing style of the writer Lao She, the historical background of Teahouse, the analysis of the main characters and the profound theme and connotation of the works in groups. On the basis of students' preliminary research, I supplement more in-depth and extensive knowledge, establish contact with readers and today's society, and produce interactive and critical learning and thinking.
Humanities with Mr. Durbin 人文科学
This week in American History class, we learned about the colonization of the Americas by European nations. Students collaborated to do presentations about each of the four major nations that colonized the Americas. The students presented the motivations, areas, conflicts, and results of European colonization in the Americas. 本周在美国历史课上，我们学习了欧洲国家对美洲的殖民统治。学生们合作进行了关于四个主要国家对美洲进行殖民统治的演讲。学生们在演讲中介绍了欧洲在美洲殖民统治的动机、区域、冲突和结果。
In IB Social and Cultural Anthropology students started the week off with presentations about the key concepts of anthropology. They will use those concepts during inquiries about real world issues as we progress through the course and at the end during their external assessments. We finished this week off with lessons on the Practice of Anthropology and the students will be doing an essay on the Kayapo Indians during vacation. 在IB社会和文化人类学课程中，学生们首先了解了人类学的主要概念，随着课程的进展，学生们将在探索真实世界问题时使用这些概念，并在课程结束时进行外部评估。本周我们结束了人类学实践课程，学生们将在假期中写一篇关于卡亚波印第安人的文章。
Max Ruan presenting his key concept, "symbolism". Max Ruan在展示主要概念“象征”
Henry She presenting his key concept, "knowledge and belief". Henry She介绍了主要概念“知识和信仰”。
Music with Ms. Gan 音乐
Jessica trying to explain how the drums must be played together with the piano. Jessica试图解释鼓如何与钢琴一起演奏。
The singers. 歌手们
We did a music ensemble today. Max Sun on drums, Jesicca on violin, and Katherine on the piano. We learn Bon Jovi's song, living on a prayer. We discover about different genres of rock from hair metal, time lord rock, rock genres that we did not know it even existed till this week. 本周在音乐课上，我们进行了一次乐器合奏。Max Sun 演奏了架子鼓，Jessica拉小提琴，Katherine弹钢琴。我们学习了Bon Jovi的歌Living on a prayer。学生们通过辨别微金属，时代等元素，识别了不同类型的摇滚，了解了很多之前不知道的摇滚类型。
Biology with Mr. Wu and Mr. Silva 生物
This week, Grade 11 students were engaged in their Cell biology unit with details on how cells membranes structures regulates the transport of materials entering and existing the cell. They practiced drawing and labelling cell membranes and linked structure to function, which is an important principle in science. They also learnt the differences between plant and animal cells, and practiced drawing simple prokaryotic cells and more complex eukaryotic cells.
PE and Fitness with Coach López 体育健身
This week, Grade 9 & 10 students were involved in their first Peer Assessment of this school year. It assessed the students' understanding of Touch Rugby, knowing of its rules, their basic catching & and passing skills and the ability to perform them in game-time situations. There has been a clear improvement in term of applying offensive and defensive strategies, and it's partly thanks to the video sessions that take place at the beginning of the lessons. Since it's a new sport for them, watching and analyzing other teams playing, it's a great way of understanding different ways of breaking down defenses. 本周在体育上，9年级和10年级的学生参加了本学年的第一次同伴评估。这次评估主要检测了学生们对接触式橄榄球运动的理解、对其规则的了解、基本的接球和传球技能以及在比赛中的表现能力。学生们在运用进攻和防守策略方面有了明显的进步，这主要得益于课程开始时的视频教学。因为橄榄球对我们学生来说是一项新的运动，观察和分析其他球队的比赛是了解不同防守方式的好方法。
Regarding Grades 11 & 12, students keep designing their own workouts, focusing on a specific goal that they have set for themselves. Some of them are working on their cardiovascular endurance, while others are trying to gain and tone their muscles. The ultimate goal is that they manage to become independent users of the weight room area, and they seem to be very familiar with the basic safety rules already. 11年级和12年级的学生们设计了自己的锻炼计划，体育课上专注于他们自己设定的特定目标。有些学生正在努力提高心血管耐力，还有一些学生在努力锻炼肌肉。他们的最终目标是能够独立使用健身区域的各项器械，学生们现在已经非常熟悉健身区域基本的安全规则。
Learning offensive and defensive Rugby strategies 学习橄榄球进攻和防守策略
Touch Rugby warm-up: passing and catching drill 橄榄球热身：传球和接球训练
Students giving feedback to each other after their Peer Assessment 同学互评后互相给予反馈
Weight training 力量训练
Integrated Sciences with Ms. Li and Mr. Silva 科学
Students were dancing to learn the "periodic table" song
This week, Grade 9 & 10 students learnt about the specific groups and periods present in Modern Periodic Table. Students had to identify connections between elements in a group have in similar chemical properties as they have the same number of outermost shell electrons. Students completed a mini lab to investigate how do alkali metals and alkaline earth metals react with water. 本周在科学课上，九年级和十年级的学生学习了现代元素周期表中的特定组和周期。学生们必须确定一组元素之间的联系，这些元素具有相似的化学性质，因为它们具有相同数量的最外层电子。学生们还做了实验，研究碱金属，碱土金属与水的反应。
AP-Physics 1 AP 物理
This week the students learned about the laws of motions. These laws are given by Sir Isaac Newton and have a great significance in our day to day life. 本周在AP物理课上，学生们学习了 艾萨克·牛顿爵士提出的运动定律，在我们的日常生活中具有重大意义。
They were introduced with the concept of inertia and its types. Real life examples based on different types of inertia were discussed. 学生们学习了惯性的概念及其类型，讨论了基于不同类型惯性的实际例子。
Problems related to the motion of lifts and pulley systems were done by students. Lift problems also made the students know about the real and the apparent weights of person. 学生们完成了与升降机和滑轮系统运动相关的问题，电梯问题也让学生们了解了人的实际重量和表观重量。
Related demonstrations were done in the class 同时，学生们也在课堂上进行了相关内容的演示。
Math and Pre-calculus with Ms. Sunny Sun 数学和前微积分
For Grade 11 students, with the introduction of the percentage error, it helps the students more in life to understand the degree of accuracy. The practice on scientific notation and Pythagoras theorem laid a more solid foundation to explore further in the trigonometric world. 本周在数学课上，11年级的学生学习了百分比误差，有助于学生们在生活中更多地了解准确度。科学记数法和毕达哥拉斯定理的学习为学生们进一步探索三角函数奠定了坚实的基础。
For Pre-calculus student, Priscilla first time heard the Goedel‘s incompleteness theorems. These theorems paved the way for new ideas in the field of logic and the foundations of mathematics and also sets her thinking. With her own exploration, Priscilla understood the axioms of probability and how to calculate the probability of mutually exclusive events. 在前微积分课上，Priscilla学习了Goidel's的不完全性定理。这些定理为逻辑学和数学基础领域的新思想铺平了道路，也为她的数学思维奠定了基础。通过自己的探索，Priscilla了解了概率公理以及如何计算互斥事件的概率。
Group work 小组讨论
Geometry and Algebra II with Mr. Kytle & Ms. Guedes 几何和代数II
This week the Geometry students continued exploring the tools they will be using throughout the year. They worked with different ways to find lengths of segments and measures of angles, sometimes by making and solving linear equations. 本周在几何课上，学生们探索了本学年要用到的数学技能，用不同的方法测量和计算线段的长度和角的度数，有时会通过建立和解答线性方程组来求解。
In Algebra 2 the students continued a comprehensive review of the skills from previous years that will help them be successful in this year class. They worked with linear equations and inequalities - creating them, solving them, and working collaboratively to find the best ways to do it. 在代数2课上，学生们全面复习了之前的数学技能，这将有助于他们在今年的课程中取得成功。学生们主要学习了线性方程组和不等式组——通过创建题目，解决题目，并合作寻找最佳的解题方法。