Indulge yourself in our wonderful orientation camp! Over the course of our 3-Day Camp, our awesome and outgoing new Grade 1 students met their teachers and classmates. They explored their new campus and “World of Water” as well as experiencing unique elective classes filled with colorful and meaningful blended curricula.
Meeting with Teachers
Physical Education teachers fired everyone up with dynamic dance; music teachers welcomed our children with fair-sounding songs; art teachers displayed beautiful art; technology groups attracted everyone with robotics”; English teachers presented a song with all English teachers’ names; math teachers displayed magic to show the delight of math; Chinese teachers read aloud with the “Significance of enlightenment”; then our psychologist played games with all children to teach them some tips on protecting themselves and make them masters of their own mood.
Exploring the Campus
Student, maps in hand, organized routes, researched secret places, scanned QR codes and watched videos introducing the functions of every activity room. Then, they started to discuss their favorite place in the school.
Entering the World of Water
This year is an extraordinary year, while the pandemic is still raging, floods also soaked farmlands and houses…Life is our first true teacher. In order to help students understand what is happening around us, we organized the transdisciplinary theme “Water” so that our children can explore the secrets of water, express their feelings about water, binding learning together with real-life.
In our English class, following the theme of “Water is life, Treat it right”, the children discovered the importance of protecting the environment. They found solutions through discussion and sharing, building up their understanding of environmental protection through collaborative discussions such as think-pair-share even at this young age!
In the mathematics class, starting from the “sense of quantity”, through the methods of counting, spelling, and addition, students discovered the formula of a magic potion, found partners who completed the “magic potion”, and jointly completed their own collaborative “Magic potion”.
“Water Resource” in Chinese class also provided a fascinating learning opportunity for students. Starting from the understanding of the word “water” in Oracle, the children “made up” many brothers and sisters related to water, and talked about the importance of “water” in our lives. They learned many ancient poems related to water, and finally made a bookmark with “water”.
In music class, teachers and children continued to explore the sound of music. Musical instruments, bodies, walls, water… As long as they can make sound, they are the sound of music. When a glass and water are combined, and beaten regularly hands or sticks they produce a melody, much to the excitement of our budding musicians!
The ocean is the cradle of life, nurturing and protecting thousands of species. In art class, the children discussed marine life. What animals are there in the ocean? There are fish, dolphins, jellyfish, whales… Let’s make a shark with a huge mouth and terrifying teeth together!
The teachers and children of the physical education group burst into energy in the rippling blue swimming pool, and started the children’s love affair with water sports.
“How is water purified?” “How to predict rainfall?”… All of this is inseparable from technology. In programming class, children built with building blocks to inspire children’s logical thinking ability and creativity, and feel the power of technology.
Multi-level Elective Courses
In addition, we have also launched a series of interest courses, musical instrument experience, AI creator activity, happy animation, and drama performances to encourage children to try new fields.
Discover a Better Self
On such a special day, a holistic sense of completion is essential, “Caring Star”, “Inquiry Star”, “Etiquette Star”… each award is customized for the child’s performance.
In 2020, although the delightful Summer Camp journey has come to an end, we will not say goodbye. It is not only the end of the first stop for children in school, but also the new beginning of the next stop. When they next carry their schoolbags and walk into our campus, they can only feel more confident that they are ready to be part of our loving school family.