2019.12.19240

SIBS Newsletter 2

On Monday morning, a serious flag-raising ceremony was held at SIBS. The little flag bearers took a powerful step to the stage first. After that, teachers and students of the elementary school stood respectfully on the playground, watching the flag raising. After the ceremony, Principal Mark, gave a short speech: “In order to succeed in life and school, you must always do your best!” The students repeated it aloud and shouted out: "Do you best!"

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1、Primary School Opening Ceremony


On Monday morning, a serious flag-raising ceremony was held at SIBS. The little flag bearers took a powerful step to the stage first. After that, teachers and students of the elementary school stood respectfully on the playground, watching the flag raising. After the ceremony, Principal Mark, gave a short speech: “In order to succeed in life and school, you must always do your best!” The students repeated it aloud and shouted out: "Do you best!"



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2、Parent coffee salon


On Wednesday, the Elementary School of SIBS hosted a parent coffee salon. Principal Dan introduced the process of our school on IB, AdvancED, and WASC certification. Elementary school leaders Mark, Junior, and Lili Zhu also gave explanation to the parents about the concept of our elementary school and introduced the teachers as well as the curriculum changes related to PYP. For instance, the newly opened Inquiry course is a combination of science and social sciences. It is an inquiry-based integrative course that allows students to explore the world around them more specifically. Parents also asked questions and interacted with the principals actively. This regular beneficial home-school communication has become a norm in SIBS.


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3、G1-G3 this week's event


The new semester begins, and what we learned this week is about the behavioral norms and moral education. During class, we have established a class convention to let students understand that they should abide by all disciplines both on their study and their life, and cultivate students to develop a habit of behaving well. We also learned the importance of etiquette in public, and remembered the details of various occasions, so as to not only being ceremonial, but also implementing it.


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4、G5 math class


During the first week of school, we conducted thinking training about mathematics. When studying "Finding Laws", "Simple Reasoning", and "Applications", we found that when kids encountered problems, they were good at opening their mind from various aspects, discovering new clues from known factors, making some changes according to conditions and explore the connection between it and the reality. This really stimulated students' interest in learning mathematics.



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5、Kindergarten Parents Open Day


The kindergarten started school on August 15th. In just a few days, the children gradually adapted to the life of kindergarten. In order to help parents understand children's life in kindergarten, we held the Parents Open Day this week. On Wednesday, K1 parents and children made wind chimes, listened to stories, and played color games. On Thursday, K2 parents watched a scientific class. Children and the teacher learned some common sense about the volcano together. Through introduction, operation, conjecture, experiment, verification, and experiment, the children really learnt a lot.



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