NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1
NEWSL QSI Contact Mr Bud Iles Director email@example.com Ms Caroline Sammut Business Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Ms Maria Fenech Marketing Consultant email@example.com
In this Issue Director’s Message Mrs Iles’s Class Activities Carnival Fun Weekly Calendar
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LETTER Directorâ€™s Message Dear Parents, Students & Community Members, Hope all of you are well and keeping warm in these winter days. Some interesting facts I came across while reading U.S. News and World Report, 2000. My views are that although U.S. colleges and universities enroll more international students than any other country in the world, most of what is reported in the literature about their experiences emphasizes that, the transition challenges they face in adapting to a new, foreign living and learning environment, are the most significant factors. Most international students report some degree of culture
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shock when they arrive in the U.S. and begin their studies. The typical manifestations are stress, anxiety, and feelings of powerlessness, rejection and isolation. This is a result of being exposed to new values, attitudes and behavioral patterns, not necessarily debilitating however, indeed, the experience can be transformative which is positive in nature. Friendship networks seem to be a major factor in how well international students deal with stress. Those students who establish strong social support networks and systems tend to fare better than those who do not. As studies are important, equally, establishing good social patterns represent a critical slice of education. Schools and colleges are there not only to teach us academics but also to prune us into society and a multicultural race that we are projecting to. Good work and good luck to all.
Mrs Ilesâ€™s Clas
Pottery Factory: The students enjoyed making clay bowls and will complete their projects after the bowls are fired. A big thanks to Ms Danier for helping out with the project.
Math: The students are working on regrouping with subtraction. We will continue to use manulatives to understand this concept.
Gunda Ryazapova Is 7 years old. Her favorite movie is The Lorax. She likes to collect books and shells. Brown, blue, purple, red and yellow are her favorite colors. Mama, papa, Amra, Saya and Lena complete her family. Her favorite sport is basketball. A dream vacation for Gunda would be her home country of Abkhazia.
ss Activities Culture: The students have completed their Ancient China Unit and finalized a terrific giant poster. There are many facts and stories they can tell you about the poster. Our giant Ancient China poster was becoming more interesting each day. The students have independently worked on cultural, historical and geographic areas of this interesting country.
Isaac: Jan: Aldo: David: Nico: Roman: Gunda: Shahed: Rodaina: Sophie: Lilo:
“The Chinese dragon gives the people good luck for the New Year.” “Birds on the boats catch the fish and put them in a basket.” “The Great Wall of China is 5,500 miles and is 2000 years old.” “The Great Wall is very long.” The Great Wall protected the king and when the enemies came they put fires on torches to make signals of enemies coming.” “Chinese New Year is celebrated with dragons and they have legends about dragons.” “Confucius was a really wise man and smart. He became popular because he was just a ‘nobody’ and became smart.” “They do holidays with kites, dragon kites.” “There is a Yellow River in China They say if you go in the Yellow River you will never get clean again.” “They have a holiday called Chinese New Year and they have lots of dragon parades (they are not real dragons).” “When some people died, they just threw them in the Great Wall and it protects China.”
Thanks for getting the lined paper for writing. The students do prefer this over the thin newsprint. Page 5
Carniva Face Painting & Masks
Ms Eve, Ms Roseanne and Ms Gina joined classes to create carnival fun activities. These included The children had their faces or hands painted as a carnival treat. They requested butterflies, tigers, to all our young students and their respective teachers. Kindly follow this link for more pictures.
masks and face painting among other activities and games. for all students of ages 3, 4 & 5. , cheetahs, zebras and spiders. The children enjoyed their carnival surprise. Well done indeed
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