课外活动 Co-Curricular Activities

英文阅读比赛 Battle of the Books

在这一比赛中,学生们在规定的时间段,阅读指定的英文书籍,通过小组参赛来展示他们对所读的书籍的知识掌握能力。为了激励孩子们读书,并且追求掌握读书内容的“质量”,更新学校定期举办校内的英文阅读比赛,同时也会参加上海各类学校间的赛事比拼。

In this competition, students read designated English books within a specified period of time and participate in group competitions to demonstrate their knowledge of the books they read. To encourage our students to read and improve the quality of their reading, TAS regularly organizes in-school English reading competitions and participates in competitions among various schools in Shanghai.

国际英文拼词大赛 Spelling Bee of China

国际英文拼词大会是目前中国地区规模最广、影响力最大的海外英语赛事。去年,更新教育共派出了两支队伍参加全国赛,其中取得了全国第四和全国第七的好成绩。其中,中国更新队取得的全国第四更是创造了赛会四年历史以来首次参赛队伍的最好成绩。

该活动不仅提供美国最顶级的比赛资源,还可以帮助中国学生提升英语能力以及个人核心素养,为我们的孩子提供了一个国际化的英语赛事训练的教育平台。目前,我校也计划在大赛组委会的帮助与支持下,尝试开展校内拼词大赛,力求让更多的孩子参与进来,丰富学生英语学习,提高学生综合能力。

Spelling Bee of China is currently the largest and most influential overseas English competition in China. Last year, Transformation Education Group (TEG) sent two teams to participate in the national competition. Both teams achieved good results placing fourth and seventh in the country. The national fourth place was the best result for a new participating team in the four-year history of the tournament.

The event not only provides top competition resources from the United States, but also helps Chinese students improve their English ability and personal core literacy and provides our children with an education platform for international English competition training. Now, our school plans to try to launch an internal spelling competition with the help and support of the competition organizing committee, and strive to encourage more children to participate, enrich students’ English learning, and improve students’ comprehensive ability.

跨学科项目周 STEM Week

STEM为四门学科英文首字母的缩写:科学 Science,技术 Technology,工程 Engineering,数学 Mathematics。生活中发生的大多数问题需要应用多种学科的知识来共同解决。在这一周里,学生们将会根据老师们所设计的活动,通过跨学科的学习讨论,来思考并解决现实中的问题。

STEM is an acronym for the English names of four disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Most of the problems that occur in life require the application of knowledge from multiple disciplines to jointly solve them. During STEM week, students will think about and solve real-world problems through interdisciplinary study and discussion applying their knowledge in activities designed by TAS teachers.

美国年度学术数学竞赛 ASMA Competition

美国学术数学竞赛由美国学术协会(American Scholastic Mathematics Association)主办,每年举办一次,主要针对数学相对优异的孩子,旨在通过比赛为学生们提供更多课外的数学知识,来进一步提高他们的数学技能。

我校每年都会组织学生参加此类国际性学术赛事。在考验学生们双语数学知识的同时,我们期望他们能够建立一种基于国际视野的数学思维,发展彼此协作的能力,为进入下一个学业阶段做准备。

Hosted annually by the American Scholastic Mathematics Association, the ASMA Competition targets students with relatively good math skills and aims to further improve their math skills by challenging them with multi-step English word problems which require students to apply their analytical and mathematical skills to solve.

Every year, TAS organizes students to participate in such international academic events. While testing students’ bilingual math knowledge, we expect them to develop mathematical thinking based on an international perspective that develops the ability to collaborate with each other in preparation for their next academic stage.

词汇游行 Vocabulary Parade

词汇游行是更新学校每年的传统活动之一。通过自己精心设计的穿着打扮,学生们将有机会向其他同学展示某一单词的含义。与枯燥刻板的教学不同的是,这种方式能够用生动有趣的形式帮助孩子们理解单词,是课堂外英语学习的一个很好补充。

Vocabulary parade is one of the traditional activities of TAS every year. By creating their own well-designed costumes, students will have the opportunity to show the meaning of a certain word to other students. Different from the normal vocabulary teaching, this method can help children understand words in a vivid and interesting way and supports English learning outside the classroom.