Winter vacation starts today! I hope you have a great time. Part of the homework for M1 and M2 students is to remember an English story for the English contest next year. I have made some videos to help you practice. Listen and read along with me. Good luck! Merry Christmas!
M1 – Red Demon and Blue Demon
M2 – Friendship Across Time and Borders
M2 – Education First: Malala’s Story
M2 – Stevie Wonder – The Power of Music
Yesterday our grade 3 junior high school students started their Advanced Communication Program (ACP). Over the four day program they will work with their group leaders to think about ideas such as:
- cross-cultural communication
- women’s rights
- international understanding
At the end of yesterday the students I spoke to said they felt tired after a full day of English. However, by the end of the program, I think they will have grown both their English skills and their confidence in speaking. Good luck everyone!
Congratulations everyone! Your tests are finished for the second term and the holidays are coming soon. It is a time for family and friends.
This time of year is called “Advent”. Advent is from the latin word that means “coming”. What is coming? Christmas! The Advent season starts four Sundays before Christmas and it is a time for people to get ready. My family did two things for Advent.
An Advent Wreath with all candles lit, on Christmas Eve.
First, in our church, we had an “Advent Wreath”. The wreath had five candles. On each of the four Sundays before Christmas, another candle was lit. Then, on Christmas Eve, the fifth candle was lit. I always enjoyed going to church on Christmas Eve, because it was at night. The music and candles were beautiful, and I knew the next day would be Christmas.
An advent calendar, with the choclates and Christmas story.
Secondly, when I was a boy, I got an “Advent Calendar”. This was a special calendar with paper doors for each day. Behind each door was part of the Christmas story and… chocolate! Everyday I got a piece of chocolate and saw Christmas getting closer and closer. The last chocolate was also the biggest one. I can never forget my excitement.
You have two more weeks before the holidays start. Start your winter homework soon, so that you have some free time with your friends and family in the holiday. Grade 3 students, this is your last push. Do your best!