World Expo Prep at the Chinese Academy!
Location: Saint Michael’s College
What the Chinese Academy did today: We’re down to our last few classes here at the Chinese Academy! Since Monday, the students have taken the STAMP test, resumed lessons, participated in cultural activities, and enjoyed a live music performance. Lots of fun! Tonight, they will present what they’ve been working on for the World Expo. We are super excited to see what they’ve come up with and share with family and friends this evening!
In our classrooms…
Level 1 students practiced identifying typical weather during an event. As a group, they created recaps of field trips and activities during the Academy to describe what the weather was like throughout each event. Then, they created classroom gazettes of what they’ve been up to this summer!
In Level 2 classes, students are working on “identifying and naming 3-5 major environmental problems confronting the world today, and the target country/countries in particular.” Students discussed the meaning of environment, talked about environmental challenges in China, and created an environmental campaign to promote the preservation of our environment.
Similarly, our Level 3 students learned how to “explain one to three rules, policies, or laws that exist in a target country to protect its environment. They read articles, watched videos, and created their own presentations for potential regulations/promotions of environmental protection.
Level 4 students presented on solutions that are currently in place to address social issues and the impacts they have on Chinese-speaking cultures. They discussed elections, practiced creating election teams, and made election statements over social issues to their living groups.
9:30 am—Class Block 1/break
10:30 am—Class Block 2/break
11:30 am—Class Block 3
1:15 pm—Free Time
2:00 pm—Cultural Exploration
3:45 pm—Activities/Exercise/Free time
5:30 pm—Dinner & Free Time
7:30 pm— World Expo!
9:15 pm—Dorm activities/snack
10:00 pm—In room/Journaling
10:30 pm—Lights out
Check back on Friday to read more about the Chinese Academy!