Food and Festival

我和我的家人从来不庆祝感恩节,可是今年我们一家从香港到纽约去过感恩节。一到纽约的时候,就感觉到节日气氛。我们跟亲戚朋友一起一边布置房子,一边准备不但地道,而且有各式各样的特色风味的感恩节大餐。传统的感恩节除了吃烤火鸡以外,还吃烤土豆泥。
感恩节的晚上,我们先一边看电视一边吃小吃,再我们布置桌子准备感恩节晚餐,然后吃烤火鸡,各式各样的西餐和新鲜的沙拉,还有那又甜又香的烤土豆泥,最后我们全家一起玩儿游戏。虽然我们都有时间差可是我们都觉得很开心。
感恩节和中国新年比有很多不同。中国人一般过春节都回家过年。他们不但会在除夕吃年夜饭,而且还要包饺子、吃年糕、蒸鱼和汤圆。春节的时候父母还要给孩子压岁钱。亲戚朋友也会相互送礼物。
现在我真的对过感恩节很敢兴趣和虽然我的家人很小庆祝过年,可是我很喜欢过中年的饭和节日气氛。IMG_2201

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我最好的朋友- Essay

我最好的朋友

by Samara Faruqui

思倩是我最好的朋友。 我们上香港国际学校。 我们都上八年级,我们都

是十三岁。我们从六年级开始就成了最好的朋友。除了我们在一个班一起学中

文以外,我们还每天坐同一辆校车上学。思倩又矮又瘦。但是她每年只生病几

次。虽然我们有时候生病,可是我们都是非常好的学生。我的个子比她高,可

是她比我爱运动。

我们都有长长的咖啡色的头发。可是她的头发很卷, 而我的头发很直。我们都

有咖啡色的眼睛。她很喜欢穿牛仔裤和短裤。我呢,喜欢穿裙子和连衣裙。

思倩有一个妹妹和一个弟弟。她的妹妹叫Ava和她的弟弟叫Jackson。她的

妹妹上五年级,她的弟弟上七年级。她是加拿大人。暑假的时候,她每年回去

加拿大和纽约。暑假的时候我和我的家也去纽约。她在加拿大的时候我跟她一

起FaceTime. 她在纽约的时候我们可以见面。在我的卧室的里面有一个墙。这

个墙有很多的照片。

我很喜欢跟思倩一起看电影。我们一起去看 Pitch Perfect 和 Mocking jay.

我们也喜欢一起看电视。看电影以后我们要去 Dan Ryan’s 吃晚饭。吃晚饭的时

候我们聊天儿和开玩笑。虽然我们都很喜欢开玩笑,可是我比她喜欢开玩笑。

我也最喜欢在我的家看 Lie to Me 和 The Lying Game。去年她在我的科学课,

数学课,英文课,地理课和汉语课。今年,她只在我的汉语课,可是我们每天

一起吃午饭

第一次我们见面的时候是六年级的第一天。我在校车上看到她。在校车

上的时候,我穿了白色的衬衫和黑色的裙子,她穿了蓝色的衬衫和牛仔裤。每

天上学的时候,她穿牛仔裤上课,我穿裙子上课。

我和思倩的爱好有一些不同。她不但踢足球踢得很好,而且排球也打得

特别好,我从小到大只喜欢打网球。因为我们是最好的朋友,所以我经常跟她

一起开玩笑。周末的时候,我们一般都在我的家一边看电视一边聊天儿。

我们两个都非常愿意帮助同学。我是大潭的学生代表;她是石澳的学生

代表。我们经常在一起帮助新同学,也介绍我们的学校给来参观的家长。

我们一放假,就去太古广场买东西。有的时候我们还一起看电影和吃西

End of Week Summary- Week 4

1. This week we accomplished quite a bit. Firstly, we completed the skull and wrapped that in clay. We also completed the spinal cord, most of the ribs, and the pelvis. Today we will work on piecing together the skeleton.

2. Next week we won’t be able to build. So, we will have to finish it today. If we had another week we would probably still be working on piecing together our skeleton and work on finishing touches.

3. We don’t need to bring any other materials in to complete our project.

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End of Week Summary – Week 3

1. This week we have accomplished most of our goals for the week. We found a new bone design to work with, we have started building numerous bones for the body and have made progress for the the skull. By the end of today’s long period we expect to be done with the skull and have our spine and part of our ribs.

2. For next week the top or our to-do list will be starting to create our pelvis. The pelvis is one of the harder structures to build so we want to make significant progress on that next week. We also will focus on creating more joints because we are worried that those may also take a long time to build.

3. We do not need to gather any materials before next class. 🙂

4. The following are photos of our bones, teeth, and part of our skullPhoto on 27-2-15 at 11.57 am #2 Photo on 27-2-15 at 11.56 am Photo on 27-2-15 at 11.58 am Photo on 27-2-15 at 11.57 am

Project Based Learning – Week 2 Update

This week we encountered some hardships because we realised our original design wouldn’t work. But towards the end of the week we came up with a new idea that we are quite confident it. Our main goal for next week is to continue building and stay on task so we can get it done soon. The good thing is that we have almost all of our materials!

Project Based Learning- Progress

  1. What have you and your group accomplished this past week?

We have gotten our materials approved, finished our research and have tried to build a practice model for one of the bones in the body.

2. What will be at the top of your “To do” list for next class

To check on our model for the bone and make adjustment to it to make it better.

3.What materials will you need to gather before next class?

More blutack and a little bit more of clay.

4. Post a picture of your model as it stands today (design plan or actual model)

I do not have a photo of our model yet.