It’s Friday on our first week back after the holidays, time to get a sneak-peek at some of the learning happening at CIS, today we hear from Grade 3 and Grade 11.
Grade 3B – Ms GuzzoIn grade 3 we used our visible thinking routine of see, think, wonder. The students were given pictures and had to use thinking strategies of that the images where. From there we made a model using clay of what the inner ear looks like. Using hands on learning the students become more engaged then just by memorizing a worksheet!
Grade 11 – Ms GriggerGrade 11 did their first lab to investigate the properties of molecular and ionic compounds. As it was our first lab we also took the opportunity to practice general lab skills like using measuring cylinders and recording results. Before we started the lab we each wrote our own hypothesis about what we expected to observe and then after the lab was finished we discussed the validity of our hypotheses in our lab reports.
Wednesday 7th of March saw the first outing for the elementary school girls’ soccer team this year, and another tournament for the boy’s. Hosted by our friends at CLS, it was a three school tournament with the British School joining us. This tournament was seen by all coaches as a warm-up/preparation tournament before the big PRC Association tournament at the end of the month. Let’s hear from the coaches:
Boys (Mr Bowden): The boys team have played together in a few fixtures this academic year, and this tournament was another ideal opportunity to test formations and get more playing time together before the big tournament on the 24th. The boys showed great enthusiasm throughout, and scored three great team goals in the first match against CLS, and showed determination against a very strong BSG team in the second game. Plenty of things to learn and practice before the tournament. Overall, a big well done to the boys!!
Squad List: Taylor Percy, Ahmed Bashir, Eric Huang, Henry Cross, Issac Hui, Feras Muthana, Delcio Fernandes, Asim Alanazi, Alan Zhang, Shawn Yang & Min Seok Baik
Girls (Mr Bartlett): After one training session on Tuesday, these girls were fantastic! They showed great commitment and team spirit, all working incredibly hard for each other. We played three games and we didn’t concede any goals, a huge well done to goalkeeper Kaitlyn Li and the defenders. We managed to win one game and draw two, I am very confident with a few more training sessions, these girls will be ready for the tournament in a few weeks time!
Squad List: Anna Chen, Tota Hassan, Kaitlyn Li, Ivy Zheng, Hannah Uren, Ethel Tang, Aisha Tsao, Julia Ding, Susie Yang & Lulu Khamis
That Friday feeling means one thing to us at CIS, sharing the wonderful memories that our children have been making this week!
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This week for Celebration of Learning, we will focus on two of our Grade 3 and 4 classes, let’s hear from Ms Guzzo and Mr Rankin!
GRADE 3 – Ms Guzzo: Different forms of summative assessment are used in grade three. Rather than just using a multiple choice or short answer test, the grade threes created mind maps to show all they have learned during our rocks and minerals unit. This differentiated method ensures all children are successful and able to show case what they know in a manner they understand. Much more information is given than just what a paper and pencil test can give. Please enjoy the pictures below!
GRADE 4 – Mr Rankin: Fourth graders have been exploring how to retell the events of a story using a different form or medium. Tableau is a form of dramatic art in which participants silently hold different poses to convey meaning. We learned about the criteria of a successful tableau and then performed a routine consisting of three important scenes from whichever book we were reading. They were able to convey so much using only their body shape and facial expressions!
Our middle school basketball team welcomed Country Garden School to our Cambridgeshire campus this Wednesday, with Coach Turner and assistant Coach Joel having been working extremely hard with this talented group of players. As usual, the game was fantastic and sportsmanship was the real winner. But let’s see the thoughts and feelings from Head Coach Mr Turner:
“As a team, the CIS Grizzlies have worked diligently to improve their basketball skills. Wednesday’s game was confirmation of their effort as they played a very competitive contest against a savvy Country Garden squad. Last year, Country Garden defeated us handily, but had to work much harder this time around. The final score was 39 – 31, denoting a fifty-point improvement for the grizzles over the course of a year. As their coach, I am proud of the team’s commitment, work ethic and sportsmanship. As I always tell them, we learn more about ourselves by overcoming losses than we do from winning games. Each practice will be another step in our team’s development. Go Grizzlies!”
A big well done to the team, and we can’t wait for the next match coming up on Tuesday 30th of January against the British School.
- Pepsi Cheng G7 #11
- Ryan Guan G7 #6
- Alston Huang G7 #3
- Barry Chen G7 #16
- Richard Hsu G7 #12
- Mike Chen G8 #2
- Connor Percy G8 #30
- Yunus Dogan G8 #23
- Daniel Ye G9 #0
- Handing Chen G9 #21
- David Nam G9 #1
- Harry Cheng G9 #24
- Martin Ma G9 #8