六月將盡，小學返校復課也有一段時日。上周，福州西湖國際學校小學部舉辦了一年一度的數學競賽：算24點！June is coming to an end, and primary school students have been back in session for a while. Last week, Fuzhou Lakeside International School held its annual primary school math contest: Math 24!
「算24點」采用積分制規則，答對紅色題目卡積一分，藍色兩分，黃色三分。前兩輪參賽選手四人一組，每輪時長十分鐘。第一個拍下卡片的選手獲得答題權，三秒內未答出將被警告，選手必須使用加減乘除等數學方式，設法讓牌面4個數字算數所得為24。前兩輪積分最高的六名同學得以擠身競爭更加激烈的第三輪比賽！此時積分清零，僅余兩組選手，每組三人。這一輪積分前三的同學便成為了我們的決賽選手！Math 24 was conducted on a point system: one point for a red question card, two points for blue, and three points for yellow. In the first two rounds, students were divided into groups of four and each round lasted ten minutes. The first player to take the card got the right to answer the question; failure to answer within three seconds would result in a warning. The player was allowed to add, subtract, divide, and multiply four numbers in the card in order to get an answer of 24. The six students with the highest scores from the first two rounds were able to move on to the more competitive third round! In this round, the points were cleared and there were only two groups of players left, three in each group. The top three students in this round became our finalists!
晉級決賽的三位選手均為五年級生，恰好，課外他們都是FLIS足球隊成員。昔日隊友如今在決賽場上針鋒相對，大家時而激動時而放松，精神奕奕地打完了這一輪。最終，Jack同學以卓越表現摘得冠軍，第二名為Eric同學，Diego同學位列第三名。恭喜他們！The three players who advanced to the final round were all fifth graders, and it just so happened that they were all members of the FLIS soccer team. The former teammates were now competing against each other in the Math 24 finals, and they all finished the round in great spirits, sometimes excited, sometimes relaxed. In the end, Jack won the championship with his outstanding performance, followed by Eric in second place, and Diego in third place. Congratulations to all of them!
在IPC教學中，五年級的同學近來聚焦歷史上的重要發明與發明家。上周，他們學習了溝通的歷史。在鋼筆、鉛筆以及其他交流科技出現之前，人們是如何使用一系列工具與技術傳遞信息的呢？學生們先在課堂上制作了再生紙，之后，他們用炭筆、粉筆、樹枝、樹葉、石子、蔬菜，甚至自己的雙手，在紙上留下訊息、寫寫畫畫。他們還用藍莓制作了墨水！In IPC, G5 students have been focusing on inventors and inventions throughout history. Last week, they learned about the history of communication and how people used a variety of tools and techniques to send messages before pens, pencils, and other communication technology existed. First, in a previous lesson, students had made their own recycled paper and used charcoal, chalk, sticks, leaves, rocks, vegetables, and even their own hands to write messages and draw pictures. They even made their own ink out of blueberries!
不久后我們將迎來中國傳統節日——端午節。在此提前祝愿大家端午安康！記得吃粽子哦:)We will be celebrating the traditional Chinese festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, in a few days. Here's an early wish for good health on the Dragon Boat Festival! Remember to eat Zongzi (traditional foods especially for the Festival which are made of sticky rice mixed with sweet or savory fillings, wrapped with bamboo leaves, and steamed or boiled) :)