家长每周更新 12.3-12.7 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good day, dear parents,

过去的一周上海陡然降温,然而校园里老师们,孩子们的学习热情不减反增!

The temperature has dropped dramatically this week, while the heat of passion in learning never fades! 

子曰:“岁寒,然后知松柏之后雕也。” (《论语·子罕第九》)神奇的大自然每一季都有每一季的光芒与美好,在瑞雪中孕育着新的生命!最神奇的是孩子们生命的成长,他们的灵性和美好常常让我赞叹!有些孩子突然间学习勤奋了,有些孩子突然间懂得自己的责任了,有些孩子突然间开始为同学们主动服务了。在更新这样一个”追求真理,追求卓越,相互尊重,相互影响,彼此合一,服务社会”的价值观的每日冲刷中,不知不觉中孩子们开始闪闪发光,一束束独特的光芒,十分美妙!

The Confucius once said, “only in cold days can we realize the vitality of pines and cypresses.” (the Analects of Confucius, Chapter Zihan, Verse 9) The magical nature nurtures its treasures of every season at the right time and even bears new lives in the freezing days! The most amazing thing in the world is the growth of children whose spirit and beauty surprise me from time to time. Some of them cast themselves into studying all of a sudden, some get to know their responsibilities at a certain moment, and some start to serve others initiatively at some turning point which has never been expected. Our students are shining out unconsciously after being soaked in the value of TAS that we value truth, excellence, respect, impact, unification and society service. Those are the lights which beautify the world.

这个月的品格主题是”慷慨”。

The character theme this month is generosity.

阿姨们说服务这样一群孩子,再苦再累也值得,因为经常会有孩子们用自己制作的贺卡感谢阿姨。

Ayis said it was worthwhile to serve these children no matter how tiring because there were always some students who made cards and thanked them.

二年级的老师过生日,孩子们带来了生日蛋糕,谢谢家长们的预备和爱的表达!!温馨提示:孩子们带给老师生日蛋糕只限十二月圣诞季,平日里请不要这么安排,谢谢啊!

Students brought birthday cake for a G2 teacher last week. Thank parents for your preparation and the expression of love! Here’s a friendly reminder to all of you: it’s a bless for teachers to enjoy the birthday cakes brought by students, but please do not do that except the Christmas December. Thank you all!

好老师才能造就好学校!过去的一周,老师们互相磨课,公开课几乎每天都有。上公开课的老师们精心准备,从生动性,理解性,启发性多角度准备教学资料,安排教学活动,帮助学生学习到新的知识,培养孩子们的思考和表达能力!但是上完公开课后,总有同仁给到更棒的建议,互相雕琢,受益非浅!

A good school comes from great teachers! In the past week, our teachers observed and commented on each other’s classes and we had open classes almost every day. The teachers who gave open class were so well prepared. They collected teaching materials, arranged teaching activities, helped students to acquire new knowledge and cultivated their ability in thinking and expressing vividly and enlighteningly. After the classes, some teachers gave feedbacks to help them be better.

艺术是人们对于自身精神与情感的抒发与表达,真正的艺术能够陶冶情操、培养性情。更新很重视孩子们的艺术教育,以前家长信中介绍了低年级的艺术教学,今天给大家介绍高年级的教学内容。

Art is a fine way for people to show their spirits and emotions. True art can not only cultivate the taste but also develop the character. TAS values the art education very much. We’ve mentioned the art education of lower grades before and now comes that of the higher ones.

高年级的ART课上同学们学会了很多关于绘画与综合材料运用的技巧,这学期已经尝试创作了砂纸画、点画、版画、蝶骨巴特工艺、连续纹样;在非洲主题教学中学生制作了非洲部落面具、项圈、狮子这些具有非洲特点的作品;圣诞主题教学中学生动手制作了漂亮的圣诞装饰品。在学习过程中学生们的审美和动手能力都得到了很大的提高,并对艺术创作产生了浓厚的兴趣。看着孩子们满墙的艺术创作,幸福满满!

Students have learnt many skills in drawing and the use of comprehensive materials in the senior grades’ art classes. They have tried sandpaper painting, stippling, printmaking, butterfly-bone barter and continuous patterns. In the theme of Africa, middle school students made African tribal masks, neck rings and lions which shows distinct African features. When it came to the Christmas, middle school students made a lot of excellent handmade decorations. Students’ taste and manipulative ability are trained during the learning process. Besides, their interest in art elevates as well. We feel fulfilled every time we look at the art creations on the wall.

下雪了,大家注意保暖!

Keep warm in the gorgeous snow!

祝福大家平安喜乐!

May you be filled with peace and joy!

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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食品安全教育活动 Food Safety Education Event

 

更新学校一年级的同学们于11月27日前往宿予民宿参加了一堂别开生面的食育课程。他们先观看学习了水稻的生长,接着前往水稻田,近距离观察并参与了收割、晾晒、筛种、研磨米浆、糙米去壳。孩子们在对农业产生浓厚兴趣的同时感受到了耕作的辛劳,明白了食物的来之不易。这正契合我们学校所倡导的目标:培养具有国际化视野,传统文化根基的服务型领导者。

G1 students of TAS went to SUYU for a spectacular food education course on Nov. 27th. First, they watched and learned the growth of rice paddy. Then, they went to the field, observed and participated in collecting, sun-drying, filtrating, grinding, and shelling. The students understood the hard work of farming and the preciousness of food with the growth of their interest in agriculture. The activity really fit our goal: to cultivate servant leaders who are equipped with both international and traditional cultural experiences.

家长每周更新11.26-30 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Good to see you dear parents,

过去的一周,有两天严重的雾霾天气。感谢家长们为学校安装了洁净空气新风系统,即使外面重度雾霾,校内每个班级的空气指标始终在20以下。自从学校安装新风系统以来,学生们和老师们的总体感冒发病率大大降低。再一次感谢所有作出贡献的老师和家长们!

There were two days of serious haze last week. Thank parents who have helped to equip the school with the Fresh Air System which ensured that the AQI of every class was below 20 while it was heavily polluted outside. Since we had the Fresh Air System, the chance of getting gold has dropped a lot. Thank again dear parents and teachers who have devoted to the development of the school.

过去的一周学校没有全校性的大活动,但是有一些小活动,跟大家分享一下:

There were several achievements to share with you even though no school activity was held last week.

三年级A班冯嘉艺在上海市中小学生空手道竞比赛中代表更新学校获得了1-3年级组手亚军,这块奖牌是更新学校在上海市竞技体育比赛中获得的第一块奖牌。在这周的升旗仪式上,冯嘉艺和一同代表学校参赛的三年级王子菁,于睿果,二年级赵瑞晨同学一起表演了一段”形”,动作敏捷有劲,好有范儿啊!

Judy from 3A took part in Shanghai Middle & Primary School Karate Competition on behalf of TAS and won the second place in Group G1-G3. This is the first medal that TAS has ever won in Shanghai Sports Competitions. During the flag raising this week, Judy gave an amazing performance of “Xing” together with Jenny and Yugo from G3, Richard from G2. How awesome they were!

四,五年级的孩子们对数字游戏比较有兴趣,所以学校数学组针对四、五年级的孩子们组织了24点比赛。每个年级先进行预赛,本周已进入8进4的比赛,下周将赛出每个年级的前三名。再接着一周,四年级和五年级的前两名会进行决赛,决出小学部24点的冠亚军。选手们加油啊!

G4 and G5 students show great interest in number games. Therefore, the school held “24 calculation” for them. They had preliminary first and are now in the period of quarter-finals. The list of the top 3 will come to the surface next week. In the following week after that, G4 and G5 will have the gold medal match, deciding the first and second place. Cheer up students!

5年级和9年级参加了浦东新区教育局组织的硬笔字和毛笔字考试。

G5 and G9 participated in the writing and calligraphy test organized by Pudong Education Bureau.

关于校区的事情还在谈判之中,学校会随时报告进度。

The new campus is still in negotiation. We will keep you posted.

十二月份学校的品格主题是:慷慨。

The Character theme of December is generosity.

越是愿意给与的孩子越是有福气!祝愿每一个孩子的独特天赋得到充分发展,愿意奉献为社会造福!

The more students share, the more blessed they are! May the uniqueness of every child get fully developed and all of them be willing to serve the society!

下周学校还会组织同学们参加教育部组织的宪法学习公开课,同时教育局也为家长和孩子们准备好了许多很棒的网上课程,请家长们详细阅读德育部门的通知,享受一起学习的乐趣!

The school will have students take part in the open class to learn constitution next week, required by the Education Bureau. Meanwhile, many excellent online courses will be provided for parents and children. Please check the announcement from the Character Department and enjoy the process of learning!

祝福大家周末快乐!

Have a nice weekend!

 

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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家长每周更新 11.19-23 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Hello everyone,

过去的一周,是更新学校每学期的老师家长见面会。

We had an amazing PTC during the past week!

 

更新学校的家长大多数都比较忙,尤其是爸爸们。我在这里特别感谢能来学校参加孩子家长会的爸爸们!期盼这次不能参加家长见面会的爸爸们与老师约个时间,面对面沟通一次。

We all know that it’s not easy for TAS students’ parents to schedule such a period to come to school and communicate with the teachers, especially dads. A big thank you to all fathers who came and attended the meeting. For those who didn’t have a chance to be with the teachers this time, I strongly recommend you set another time to talk with them face to face.

父亲没有时间陪伴孩子,不参与孩子的管教不仅是孩子们的缺失,也是爸爸们的遗憾!同时,没有与孩子建立良好关系的父亲如果管教过于严厉,会导致孩子因内心恐惧而说谎或者思想负担过重而神思恍惚。通过数据分析,我们发现:家庭当中,如果母亲顺服父亲,尊重父亲在家庭中的领头地位,父亲爱护母亲,并且每天有半小时以上的时间陪伴孩子,激励孩子的志气,养育孩子的品格,这样的孩子各方面都成长得很好。

It’s not only a kind of disappointment from children but also a huge pity for dads to be absent from the time with your kids. Besides, if a dad disciplines his child too strictly without bridging a good connection with him in advance, the kid tends to tell lies out of fear or be distracted due to mental burden. According to statistics, children grow better if mom is obedient to dad, respecting his position of leading the family and dad cares for mom, spending more than half an hour every day accompanying their child, inspiring his ambition and cultivating his character.

通过家长见面会,家长们可以帮助老师发现孩子们成绩下滑的原因,不交作业的情由,孩子们学习是否主动和学习的方法是否得当。在孩子成长的道路上,及时发现问题,及时干预可以帮助孩子少走弯路,快乐成长!

Parents can help teachers find their children’s obstacles in learning, reasons for not handing in homework their motivations, and if they have proper learning methods through PTC. It helps students a lot that problems are found and interfered in time.

对于还在ELL班级的3-5年级的同学的家长,请记得督促孩子们每周至少完成2篇READ NATURUALLY,老师接下去会增加教学的难度,但也会小心呵护孩子们的学习兴趣。太难或者太容易都会影响孩子们的大脑兴奋度。

For the parents whose children belong to G3-G5 ELL, please make sure your children finish at least 2 passages in Read Naturally. The teacher will give some tougher tasks to children in the coming weeks on the premise that they hold interest in learning. Questions which are either too difficult or too simple will reduce the brain’s level of excitement.

 

下面我跟家长们分享一下美国之行的看见:

Then, I’m to share some experiences in America with you.

我们考察了二所美国基督教的私立学校,一所相对传统,每年有35%左右的高中毕业生进入美国前二十的大学学习;一所是创新学校,孩子们完全是通过解决各种实际问题来学习知识,培养能力。在我们考察的过程中,孩子们承接了达美航空的一个创意设计项目:如何减轻乘客进入飞机机舱的紧张恐惧感。

We visited 2 private Christian schools. One of them is kind of traditional and 35% of the graduates will be enrolled into American top 20 universities. The other is a innovative one where students learn knowledge and acquire abilities through tackling with practical problems. During our trip there, some children were working on a creative project: how to relieve the tensity when passengers walk into the flight cabin.

第一所学校,高中部300多名学生,25名教师,开设了20门AP课程。每个班级的人数不多,十多个人,教室很宽,黑板很长,灯光很温馨。教室区域散布着许多小房间,3-5个学生在里面讨论着各种课题。学生在走廊里行走也是安安静静,没有喧哗声。女生比例在60%以上,据了解,美国家长偏好将女孩送私校。

In the first school, there are more than 300 students, 25 teachers and 20 AP courses. The class is not big, just more than 10 students each. They have wide classrooms, long blackboards and warm lights. Some small rooms scatter in the classroom area where 3-5 students discuss about various projects. Never did we find noise in the hallway. Girls are more than 60% of all because American parents tend to send girls to private schools.

对于英文比较差的同学,学校也提供ELL老师服务,但是老师不是把孩子们拉出来单独授课,而是跟孩子进班,不懂的地方及时沟通,课后补充讲解。学校的老师大多已经在学校6年以上。

For those who are weak in English, the school provides ELL classes as well. But teachers do not give lessons in another classroom but accompany students in the main class. They communicate with students from time to time and give tutoring after classes. Most of the teachers have worked for more than 6 years in the school.

新生考察的接待由学生主导,同年级的孩子负责陪同来考察的孩子参观了解学校,录用的测试题目和批阅由外部的测试中心负责,确保录取品质。该校有20位左右的中国留学高中生,在我们与他们的沟通当中,他们最想给还未出国的同学的忠告就是:多读书,多掌握词汇!

Students take charge of the reception of visitors. Those who are in the same grade as the visitors show them around the school. The enrollment tests and grading are held by outer testing center to ensure the quality. During our talks with around 20 Chinese overseas students there, they came up with a common advice that Chinese students should read more and work on vocabulary.

第二所学校,与斯坦福大学的D-SCHOOL有连结。墙上到处都写着:SEE,THINK,WONDER。还有各种工具指导学生怎么SEE,怎么THINK,怎么WONDER。科学实验室,艺术创作室很多。有各种设计、制作工具,还有3D打印设备。课表中每天有体育课,幼儿园大班十个小朋友,高中是项目制,有带教老师。

The second school has some connection with the D-School of Stanford University. We can find 3 words everywhere: see, think, and wonder. There are tools given to guide students how to do these 3 things. There are a lot of science labs and creative art rooms where all kinds of designing tools and 3D printers can be found. They have P.E lessons every day. Kindergarten classes have the scale of 10 children and in the high school, students are separated based on the projects they are working on with guiding teachers.

二所学校每年的学费在2万美金。第一所学校老师的平均年龄要比更新大十五岁以上,学校成立了18年。第二所学校大5岁以上,学校成立了15年。

The tuition of either school is 20,000 dollars per year. The average age of teachers in the first school which was founded 18 years ago is 15 years older than that of TAS while the second was founded 15 years ago and the teachers in it are 5 years older than ours on average.

 

更新首先要解决的是校区,其次是好的老师的招聘和保留,我们一起努力吧!

The first thing for TAS now is the new campus, and then comes the recruitment and retention of teachers. Let’s work together!

                                                          

上海浦东新区民办更新学校

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上海更新学校艺术周 TAS Art Week!

上海更新学校本周迎来了大家翘首以盼的艺术周!孩子们积极踊跃地参加了粉笔画、纸风车制作、雕塑、时装秀,还有达人秀!整个6天充满着欢声笑语,师生一起闪耀着创意的火花。满溢的想象力与才华在学校里随处可见,让人喜不自禁。孩子们全身心地投入一项又一项艺术创作中,把他们的才能与天赋尽情展现,整个学校都为他们感到无比自豪!让我们一起追求卓越,勇攀高峰!

Art Week has taken place this past week at TAS! Students have been able to participate in chalk art, pin-wheel making, sculpting, a fashion show, and a talent show! It has been a full and exciting week as students and staff have taken time to create together! There is so much imagination and talent at TAS and we have loved being able to recognize and appreciate this.  Students have worked hard on their talents and creations and we could not be more proud of everyone’s efforts as we continue to climb higher together!

2018-19学年秋游 Fall Outing 2018

孩子们在今年的秋游活动中收获颇丰!1-3年级去了上海野生动物园,4-9年级的目的地则是多利农业园。每一个孩子都在探索的过程中增长了大量的知识。一些孩子有幸坐在游览车中近距离观察了野生动物,另一些则享受着在田地中播种,在烈日下挥汗的快乐。所有的孩子都对生命有了更深入的理解,并且对大自然愈发崇敬。总而言之,这美好的一天无论对孩子还是老师来说不仅仅只是一次美妙的回忆,更是一次共同进步的见证!Our students had a great time on their annual fall outing trip! Grades 1-3 visited the Wild Animal Park while grades 4-9 took a trip to Tony’s Farm. All the students were able to learn a lot as they adventured out together! Some students were able to go on a safari and see wild animals while others were able to plow and plant seeds learning about different aspects of the farm. All students cultivated a new appreciation for life and respect for nature as they explored these areas of Shanghai. Overall it was a great day for students and staff as we created new memories and went a little higher together!