Welcome Back to A New School Year!
Another academic year full of excitement and possibilities has begun. Although we have not been able to meet on campus as much as we had hoped over the past two weeks due to the epidemic, teachers and students have gotten to know each other through the screen and have started their learning journey together. We have remotely felt the energy of the children. This week, we heard the good news of returning to school and finally saw the smiling faces of the children in school again!
In the morning, our chancellor and teachers came early and waited for the children at the school gate. "Barista Musica" was restarted at the coffee bar, and the music provided endless energy for us on the first day back to school. The children who hadn't seen each other for the holidays were excited and enthusiastically went to their new classrooms. Welcome back, everyone!
At the opening ceremony, our Chancellor, Mr. Jim Hawkins, encouraged students of all grades to "throw yourself into school life and be a real contributor."
At the beginning of each class, teachers asked their students to make plans for the new semester, introduce themselves and share their exciting summer holiday moments. Some classes had fun in ice-breaking games. For example, in Class 6A, Ms. Kate Guo organized a game called "King of the Bingo" to help students listen carefully to each other and find common ground by introducing themselves.
As always, our teachers have started the new semester with great enthusiasm. In fact, during the online learning period, many students have already settled into the new semester schedule and been very active in the classroom.To quickly engage her students, Ms. Kate Xu created a picture book called "Little Yellow Man's Travels in China." Through this book, she took the class on a 'tour' of famous mountains and rivers and introduced them to traditional Chinese festivals. In a math class, the students reviewed what they had learned previously and prepared for the next unit. The first theme of English class, Fantasy, rouses massive curiosity among students. We look forward to seeing their innovative works soon...
许佳慧老师制作的《小黄人中国游记》绘本 Little Yellow Man's Travels in China written by Ms. Kate Xu
一年级学生在STEM课堂学习植物知识 G1 students learned plants in STEM class.
来自不同年级英语课Fantasy单元主题创作 Students works from Fantasy Unit in English classes of different grades
学生们参与有趣的体育游戏、跟随老师进行锻炼 The students played interesting games and did physical exercise with teachers
CAD课堂里同学们的创作（点此查阅CAD周报）Students works from CAD class (click to read CAD newsletter)
During the online study period, many teachers applied to work on campus to give their students a sense of familiarity while strictly adhering to epidemic prevention requirements. The day before the back-to-school day, teachers set up their classrooms neatly and beautifully. When the students returned, the atmosphere in every class was even more active, and the teachers were fully engaged in teaching. Only when we walk around the campus and are surrounded by the sound of books can we genuinely feel that "we are enjoying a brand new school year."
We believe that the mutual support of community members will be a source of strength for everyone, no matter what happens. In such a time of uncertainty, let's adjust and adapt, embrace the changes, and enjoy the new school year together!
感谢中小学各学科组老师们为本文提供的支持以及每一位荟同教职工的辛勤付出！Acknowledgement: teachers from all department & the hard work of each member in Huitong family.