2019.12.19219

SIBS Newsletter Week 8

For all mankind, environmental protection is a difficult and great cause. This is not only related to our survival and development, but also the important factor that concerns the healthy growth and whether our next generation can have a real green home. SIBS is actively carrying out the theme education activity of "environmental protection education, start from me". Under the leadership of the foreign principal, teachers teach students to abide by the dining rules in the dining hall and properly classify garbage after meals.

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1、Environmental protection education 

starts from me


For all mankind, environmental protection is a difficult and great cause. This is not only related to our survival and development, but also the important factor that concerns the  healthy growth and whether our next generation can have a real green home. SIBS is actively carrying out the theme education activity of "environmental protection education, start from me". Under the leadership of the foreign principal, teachers teach students to abide by the dining rules in the dining hall and properly classify garbage after meals.


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2、Creativity in MS Science Club: Egg Engraving through Chemical Reaction.


Students took out an egg, washed off the surface oil, dried it. Dipped the brush in acetic acid and wrote on the eggshell. After the acetic acid evaporates, the eggs were boiled in a dilutecopper sulfate solution. When the eggs were cooled, peeled off the shell. Clear blue or purple writing was left on the white of the egg, but no trace of the shell was left.

 

How it works: this is because acetic acidcan dissolve eggshells in small amounts. Egg white is a globul in composed of amino acids, which hydrolyze in weak acidic conditions to produce polypeptides and other substances, the peptide bonds of these substances meet Cu2+ complexreaction, show blue or purple.


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3、The students work show of art design department this week


This week, the specialized course of grade 6 and grade 7 is the basic course of sketching -- expression of flower sketching, which mainly explains the overview of flower sketching, appreciation of flower works, observation methods of painting and the last class practice --sketching of plants. Grade 9 is doing the fine sketch, mainly based on students' previous photography works and some photography works provided by the teacher, students choose first then conduct painting creation, which can practice students' realistic observation ability and performance ability. The eighth and tenth grade course is product design sketch, which mainly explains the function and method of design sketch, the class exercise is painting still life of product model.


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4、Appreciation of Preschool Tic Tok videos


Preschool activities are always so colorful. These quirky little dolls always make people can not stop from seeing them for a while. For this, XiaoJun specially made a group of Tik Tok videos, welcome parents come to have a look!


5、NOTICE:Caribou Contests


This year, our school enrolled all our students in Caribou Contests, a mathematical competition organized by Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). All our students (G2-G8) will take part in the competition, and G9-G12 students are also encouraged to take part in. The school pays all the fees, and there is no extra cost for the students. The school has arranged a competition time table and individual access code for each student which will be distributed to the students afterwards.

 

Caribou Contest is an online-based mathematical competition, organized 6 times a year. The final results are generated from the best 5 out the 6 competitions taken that year. Each competition lasts for 2days, and students need to take a 1-hour exam starting at anytime, as regulated, during that 2 days. (Note: Our students take the exam according to school timetable.) For 2019-2020 academic year, the 6 competitions are held on the following dates:

 

Competition 1: Oct. 16-17, 2019

Competition 2: Nov. 13-14, 2019

Competition 3: Jan. 15-16, 2020

Competition 4: Feb. 26-27, 2020

Competition 5: Apr. 08-09, 2020 (SpringBreak)

Competition 6: May 06-07, 2020

 

We believe the interesting and flexible questions in the competitions and the rules of choosing 5 best results out of 6 may motivate and encourage the students to be more interested in math and to think a lot and learn a lot. The students may also benefit significantly from the school’s nice academic environment, partially contributed by the competitions.

 

* Notes: 1) The timetables for each competition are to be distributed before the exams; 2) The access code for each student will remain unchanged throughout the year. Please always remember your access code. 3) G9-G12 students who are interested in the competition please come to room MS410 to enroll and get free access code, by next Monday (Oct. 14) 4) All our students are free of charge. No extra costs.


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