Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
December 21, 2011
Today is the last day of school prior to the Christmas break. We will resume school on January 9. We have completed our snow posters about various topics to do with snow. Here is the students work:
This is the Lloydminster logo. It represents our Saskatchewan and Alberta city. It also represents the borders because we are a split city. We live in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Our city is right on the border. Our school is on the Alberta side. Lloydminster is the only border city in Canada.
Welcome to Lloydminster!
Hello Taiwan! This is a picture of our Lloydminster Border City sign. It is called “Border City because it separates Alberta from Saskatchewan.
Yearly Average Temperatures in Lloydminster
In our poster we have the average temperatures for all the months of the year in Lloydminster. Since you may have never seen any temperature below 0c (the thick line). Anything on our poster below the thick line is below Oc. In April – October the temperature is above zero. Our average temperature in July is the same temperature as a January in Taiwan. E-28 hopes this double bar graph will help you in learning about Canada!
The Average Snowfall in Central Alberta
This is our poster this poster has everything about the average snowfall in Central Alberta. As you know the there are six boxes and the three at the top is a bar graph about Central Alberta. Also the three on the bottom are about how much snow. There was in three places and how much centimeters and about how much inches in every place.
Average Snowfall in Lloydminster
Our snow poster is about the average snowfall in Lloydminster. It includes days, place, inches and centimetres. The days are 55.1, The place is Lloydminster, The inches are 40.7 and the centimetres are 103.5.
Lloydminster’s Record Snow Fall
Our poster shows Lloydminster’s record snow fall in one day. This is the most snow we have ever had in all of Lloydminster’s history. Our poster shows how tall 58cm is and what it is up to on a house and a truck. 58cm of snow up to a house is up to the door, 58cm of snow up to a truck is just at the top of the tire. That is Lloydminster’s record snow fall.
In our project my group learned that we use 1.1 million dollars in the snow removal jobs around Lloydminster each year. They use different sized buckets and they can use a broom also. They do this because it is safer to drive on cement than ice. A set of tires is about $2000 including taxes. The city pays for most of the gas, tires and snow removal machines. The town uses different machines like big and small and some use bobcats.
Hi this is our winter sports poster. Some winter sports might be: skiing, skating, ice fishing, sledding, snowboarding, hockey and curling.
Ice fishing is when you drill a hole in the ice and go fishing for big fish.
Go on the ice with a pair of skates on your feet and a helmet on your head.
Sledding is you go down a hill really fast it is really fun.
You go down a hill and try to keep your balance it is tricky.
You use poles to move they have tracks for it.
Is skating with equipment it is not very different from skating at all.
is sliding a special kind of rock across the ice.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The picture above is the snack of our lunch today, a bowl of sweet rice ball. It means something in this season.
Tomorrow (Dec. 22) is "Dong-Jr" (Winter solstice) on lunar calendar, we eat sweet or salty rice ball and it is an important day in Chinese society. After we eat rice ball, it means that everyone comes across a year (Your age will be added one year more, for instance, yesterday you were 11 and after Dong-Jr you become 12). At night, every family eats different kinds of rice ball, and your e-pal class will take some photos for you tomorrow night and I will present them as soon as possible.
We have watched the news reports and we are very excited and hope to learn from you more. Thank you for all the video taping and news recording from your part. Your classroom setting is so cool, so different from ours and we are all very interested in your sport in winter and activities....Keep in touch.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (for your reference)
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The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the winter solstice usually occurs on December 21 to 23 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, and June 20 to 23 in the Southern Hemisphere.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but most cultures have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time
"On December 14, our e-Pal project was featured on the local Lloydminster Newcap News. The piece is called “Beyond the Classroom” of which features cool things happening in schools in Lloydminster. It was really exciting to have E28 and our Taiwanese friends featured. We have uploaded a portion of the news cast for your enjoyment. The segment can be viewed at approximately the 2:39 minute mark of the clip." Mr. Justin Saulnier
親愛的同學們 我們的e-pal交流及國際間的學習情形已經在加拿大的Lloydminster地方電視台播出了! E28的同學很努力在學習有關台灣的文化和地理常識喔! 我們也要一起努力,增進我們對Lloydminster的地方知識及文化了解,進而培養我們文化欣賞及交流的能力喔! 老師也從中學習到許多新奇的事物. 我們一起加油.吧!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
What a wonderful song!!! You sang the truth of a naughty kid and you danced and acted so cute as well! Thank you, E28 and Mr. Saulnier for this lovely song and helping my students learn the very "meaningful' lyrics from it. I will discuss with my students next week what to do for you in order to compensate for your "confession" via the song. Ha.ha.ha..well, just kidding. I am much moved and have a lot of fun by watching your performance. You folks are great!!!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Special thanks to Ms. Liang and Mr. Shu who videotaped and edited the video for E28, Queen Elizabeth School, e-pal of G5, Class 3 of Fo Gong Primary School.
各位同學 E28今年冬天的第一場冰上曲棍球 請進入e-pal 學校的網站點選冰上曲棍球員的圖片欣賞
我看了好幾次! 怎辦? 眼眶有濕潤的感覺,感動哩! 歡迎你留言 中文也可以啦!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Preliminary Contest of tug-of-war
This coming Saturday (Dec. 10th) is our annual Sports Meet, a big event in our school.
Boys of G5, Class 3 (5-3) won two rounds in a row. They will attend the final competition with G5, Class 1 on Saturday. (We have 6 Classes in Grade 5)
Girls of G5, Class 3 (5-3) was beaten by G5, Class 4. However, they maintained good manners which also made teachers feel proud of them.
Special thanks to our ICT teacher Steven Lee who helped us record the big event of the class.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Chinese Website of our school:
Brief introduciton in English:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Dear E28 and Mr. Saulnier,
It is 3:50 p.m. Taiwan time and the end of the last class on Monday (you can see they bring their school bags to the English classroom). We are watching your lovely introduction films and they, your e-pal class (G5, Class 3), want to sing a song for you. Their class introduction would be on line when they finish video recording. Our anunal sports meet is on this coming Saturday and they are also busy preparing sport contests such like relay race, ball throwing and tug-of-war. We will take some photos for you of course.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Dear Ms. Young, Mr. Saulnier and lovely E28's students,
I am so surprised and excited to see you via this video. My students and I will send you a hello message next week. Thank you for this warm and sincere greeting you send to us! See you soon and take care! Our temperture here is about 18-29 degrees Celsius. Sometimes, it is still a little hot at noon. Keep in touch and ...Viva! Queen Elizabeth School~~~
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
G6 speaking English with Venerable Piseth
In Taiwan, most primary school students learn English from G3, 80 minutes a week. There are fat chances to speak English in a real scene in daily lives for them. Thanks to Venerable Piseth who is willing to help out and does not mind to repeat his answers again and again. He has been very patient and kind to my students through all the meeting. Some of my students who are always passive in learning English "waked" up in the class this time. I am very grateful to have such a meaningful conversation.
Feedback from students of Fo Gong Primary School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Even they are only 2nd graders they speak very good English. That is what impresses me a lot. In addition, now I learn that they only do assignment (homework) once or twice a week. I feel that British are very generous. I do like to have this kind of experience again.
Their homework loading is light…. I think the children only need 40 minutes to finish up their homework in one week. They look very happy to attend the class. The children are really lovely, they are not shy. They love football and they look beautiful and healthy. This Skype meeting is meaningful because we can practice to speak English to foreigners and if I practice more and have a chance to see a foreigner, I won’t be afraid to talk to them. My English would improve a lot and make friends with students of other countries to expand my interpersonal relationship via Skype.
This is a very special experience for me. Skype enables me to interact with people in English in different countries. The kids we watch on the screen are so cute and innocent. They speak fluent English, not like us, most of us sixth graders in Taiwan stutter out English…. I think this kind of learning (by Skype) encourages us to speak out with various people in other countries and make us eager to speak English.
The children are all very cute and active. They are very quiet and well-behaved too. Their voice is low, I cannot hear them clearly.
The kids we were talking to are only 2nd graders. They like to play but they know what time they should be quiet. Taiwan’s students have more homework than those students in the UK. But I feel that their learning attitude is more active than ours. We are passive. Although they are very young kids, they are enthusiastic to learn.
Via Skype, we can learn different cultures and understand different lifestyles. Skype out to a foreign country also helps me to expand my vision of the real world, enables me to practice English in listening and speaking and immediate response as well. Moreover, it enhances international communication.
I hope that the time would be longer next time and this experience is really fun and exciting!
It is interesting that when it is 15:30 in Taiwan and meanwhile it is 8:30 in the UK…. I like to speak with kids in other countries. It is fun and I can speak in English. I have to practice more and hope that next time I will have more time to ask questions.
Reflections from Linlin:
My students and I would not have such wonderful learning experience if not for Andy’s help. It is the first time we use Skype to enhance English learning and culture exchange across the huge geographical distance. I was a bit nervous and the microphone was not well prepared on my site which made me misunderstand some words from Andy. This fist contact is valuable in order to have a better future skype connection in class.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Primary school students in Taiwan have lunch at school. School has its own “Central Kitchen”. Every class has its own service groups taking turns to serve classmates while lunch time. Have a great lunch time to all~
Take a look at other kinds of school lunch in different coutures:
by Stefan Åge Nielsen
Lunch in New Zealand:
by Room 14, Hamilton East School
Lunch in Argentian:
by St Hilda's School in Buenos Aires