Mr. Brain Kleinsmith, the Mandarin teacher at BMS and RMS, created some tutorials to help us prepare for our visitors from Pingtung, Taiwan. They will arrive on October 29 and stay through November 1. As Mr. Kleinsmith shares in his introduction, our visitors are so very honored when we use these simple greetings. … Continue reading Mandarin: Words to Practice
Mrs. VanHaitsma, our English Language Learner teacher, uses every tool available to help her students learn the complexities of the English language. In December, Mrs. VanHaitsma shared a story written by Leah who is a native Chinese speaker and is quickly becoming very skilled in her second language, English. Visit Mrs. VanHaitsma’s blog to hear … Continue reading Using Technology to Showcase Writers
One of the items that I offered at the silent auction was LUNCH WITH THE PRINCIPAL. The winner of this exciting opportunity was CJ Coxen, a fourth grader in Mr. Gort’s room. When I asked CJ where he wanted to go out for Chinese—which is a proposal I have never had for lunch. Today we … Continue reading Chinese for Lunch, Anyone?
Hello Again Georgetown Parents! Welcome back to another school year. I am posting the latest Community Ed opportunites for students this fall. You may fill out the attached fliers and send them or drop them off at the Community Ed office or you may go directly to the Hudsonville Public Schools website and find the … Continue reading COMMUNITY ED ACTIVITES
Joan Jang, a student from Taiwan who attends Purdue University, shared through email that we had made the news in Taiwan! Mrs. Yu Wen, the principal of our sister school, Raey Guang Elementary, was interviewed about our partnership. The photo in both articles shows her holding our student artwork (a gift from Georgetown to Raey … Continue reading We made the Taiwan News!