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.

上海更新学校”家长说明会” – Informational Parent Meeting

【日期】2018年11月13日(周二)

【时间】13:00-15:00

【地点】川周公路2788号3号楼更新学校四楼会议室

此次家长说明会将针对各位家长所关心的内容进行介绍和解答,相信家长们可以更直接、直观地了解我们更新学校。

Date: November 13, 2018

Address: Building 3, 2788 Chuan Zhou Rd. Pudong New District,  

Join us to learn about Transformation Academy and the possibility of enrolling your child for the 2018 school year.

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2018学年运动会 Sports Day 2018

上周五学生们参加了一年一度的运动会,全天进行了多项个人及团队比赛。一些孩子自发制作了鼓舞人心的标语为同伴加油鼓劲。我们为他们的拼搏与汗水,以及他们的体育精神感到无比骄傲!

This past Friday students took part in our annual Sports Day! Students competed in various individual and team events throughout the day . Some students even made signs for their fellow classmates in order to cheer them on. We could not be more proud of all of their efforts and sportsmanship!

精神文化周回顾 Spirit Week Recap

周四的英雄品格日和周五的传统服饰日为本学年的精神文化周画上了句点。孩子们用创意多彩的服饰装点自己,显得格外美丽动人。初中部也全程参与了文化周,他们这一整周课程的各种元素都围绕着以色列及美国文化。他们甚而在周五举行了一场演出来教授小学的学弟学妹们这两国的文化。在过去的这五天中我们见到了不胜枚举的学习方式,并希望这份学习的热情可以延续整个学年。

Last week we finished spirit week with character day on Thursday and Chinese traditional dress on Friday. Students looked beautiful as they let their creativity shine through their costumes. Along with Spirit Week the Middle school had been taking part in Culture Week. They spent the entire week learning about Israeli and American culture. The Middle school students even put on a play in order to teach the elementary students about American and Israeli culture. The entire week was filled with new fun ways to learn and we are looking forward to using this excitement throughout the entire year.

 

已经过去的这半周Spirit Week让学校充满了笑声!Excitement at TAS in the midst of Spirit Week!

我们师生同庆的主题文化周已经过半。周一大家都顶着狂野的发型度过了快乐的一天,周二穿着睡衣上学又给孩子们带来了无穷的欢乐!今天,学校里竟然出现了两只霸王龙迎接孩子们的到来!这是我们师生共同彰显TAS个性与荣耀的一周,我们也都期待着在这一周的末尾,也就是本周五,初中部的孩子们会为我们献上一场文化展示的盛宴!

We are midway through spirit week at TAS where students and staff have come together to celebrate Transformation Academy! On Monday everyone came with crazy hair. On Tuesday students and staff enjoyed the school day wearing pajamas! Today, on Wednesday, we had twin T-Rex’s welcoming students to school! It has been a great week as everyone joins together to proclaim their TAS pride! We are looking forward to capping off the week on Friday with a culture show presented by our Middle School students!

主题文化周通知 Spirit Week Is Approaching!

金色的十月,收获的季节,让我们用激情、创意点缀五彩缤纷的年华。为了让学生感受中西方文化艺术的交融,我校一年一度的校园主题文化周活动即将开始。

In October we harvest. With passion and creativity we mount. Our annual Spirit Week is about to start with the goal of helping students understand the integration of Eastern and Western cultures!

小学部  Primary School:

时间Time 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12
主题Theme

 

疯狂发型日Crazy Hair Day 睡衣派对Pajama Day 多胞胎服装日Twin Day 英雄人物装扮Super Hero Day 民族服饰/传统服饰Chinese Traditional Dress

初中部  Middle School:

中国、美国、以色列文化周

Chinese, American, and Israeli culture week

10月10日,初中部学生参观“犹太难民纪念馆”。

A visit to Shanghai Jewish Refugee Memorial on Oct. 10th.

 

盼望每一位学生都能在活动中有所成长和收获。

We long for your growth and gains during the activity.

新学年到来 A New Year

新学年已过去几周,更新的孩子们都非常享受这个全新的开始,并且已经全情参与了数次活动。有新学年的第一次升旗仪式、安全演习及美术、音乐的创造性活动。这一切都为我们的新学年开了个好头,更新学校也对孩子接下来一年的成长充满期待。

TAS has completed their first few weeks of the new school year. Students were excited to begin the year and have already taken part in a variety of activities. Students took part in the first flag raising of the year, practicing safety procedures,  and working on their creativity in art and music class. It has been a great start to the new year and the staff at TAS is very excited to see where the rest of the year takes us as we go higher together.