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  • Top 3 things we learned at the LSA school fair
     

    We recently hosted our own school fair to assist our parents and students to make the transition from kindergarten to primary school.

    Here's our top 3 things we learned about making the transition smoothly.

     

    1. Start planning early 

    With the current population boom amongst under 8 year olds in Shanghai, primary schools seats are becoming more competitive. Moms with older kids who entered primary school a few years ago are surprised at how much the situation has changed these days! There is now a lot of planning and preparation involved in the Kindy to primary transition, so starting early and planning ahead is a great idea!

    2. Know which school is right for you

    At our school fair we heard from and saw a wide range of schools; international, bilingual, local private schools, local public schools and boarding schools. There are lots of types of school, and it can be confusing which one suits your family's needs most! Keep in mind pragmatic issues like passport/hukou restrictions, and whether your choice limits your child from applying for university within China when old enough. It can be surprising how decisions made when your child is so young can have far reaching consequences!

    3. Get to know the requirements 

    Each school has different requirements and assessment procedures for entering their school. Some require formal tests, others more informal interviews.

     

    Depending on the national curriculum used and whether the programme is international or local track, the requirements can vary quite a lot!

    The one thing in common that all the school's representatives told us is that children should be encouraged to express themselves confidently, and show exemplary manners. So do your research, but most importantly practice your 'pleases' and 'thank yous' every day, and encourage your child to talk to a range of adults. Build in everyday practice by encoraging your little one to say simple hellos to shopkeepers and other members of the public. This small and simple step could have a big impact!

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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  • LSA visits Colours of China in Guangxi
     

    LSA is proud to partner with Colours of China, a French charity that sponsors the education of girls in the Miao mountains region of China’s Guangxi province. Last year, through events such as our Annual Art Auction and Spring Bazaar, along with the school wide “Coins for Colours” fundraiser, our students, parents, and teachers worked together to raise RMB35,862! This money allowed us to fund 8 girls - 3 years of primary school for each of our 7 students as well as a full year of high school for our 8th sponsored student!

    This year, LSA teachers Sara and Greg were fortunate to travel to Guangxi province to meet the girls whose education the LSA community has sponsored. They spent the Chinese New Year holiday in Danian township, getting to know the region and about the Miao and Dong minority people that live there. Over the course of a week, they were able to visit all LSA’s sponsored girls, see their schools, and distribute some gifts from our students!

    Many of the girls LSA sponsors live in a tiny village named Yaolong, high in the mountains and far from any large towns or cities. Sara and Greg met the Yaolong girls after being welcomed into the primary school principal’s home and treated to some local delicacies. The girls were so shy, as Sara and Greg were the first foreigners they had ever met, a big difference from the international atmosphere our students enjoy in Shanghai! Many of the students wore their traditional Miao clothes and headdresses. Their inspiring teacher translated for us, explained to the students the locations of Guangxi, Shanghai, and the USA. They were so excited to receive drawings and messages from LSA students. They wouldn’t stop showing them!

    Another of our sponsored girls lives in Longpei, a village situated in the middle of vast and beautiful rice terraces. This kind of scenery is typical of the region, and Sara and Greg were amazed to see how much work goes into the daily lives of the local people! Sara and Greg were treated to a special welcoming ceremony hosted by the family, as well as a performance on the Lusheng, a local instrument made of bamboo. The kindness and thankfulness of the local people was so touching and can be summed up in a quote from one of girls’ parents: “I am just a poor farmer, and without your help, our daughter would not be able to go to school.”

    LSA is excited to continue its sponsorship of Colours of China, and proceeds from this year’s upcoming Spring Bazaar will go towards continuing girls’ education in Guangxi. Service is an important part of LSA’s approach to character development, and there are many benefits of exposing young children to community service. Encourage your child to donate time, pocket money, or other resources to a project of his or her choice! For more information about Colours of China and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.couleursdechine.org/ .

     

     

     

     

     

     


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  • The 1st LSA Singing Competition!
     

    The 1st LSA Singing Competition-Well Done Everyone!

    All kids who participated did a wonderful job in our first singing competition. More than half of the school joined this competition.

    Kids are so talented! Everyone dressed up, they put on their beautiful clothes. They looks like real stars!

     

    Some of them brought their little instrument while they were singing. Some of them danced and everybody well prepared. 

    According to their age kids were divided into two groups: 2-4 and 4-6. It is not easy for the kids to stand in front of teachers , friends and parents to sing.  But even the younger group, they presented excellent performing.

    We have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in the younger and older categories. We scored on Singing, Movement, Volume and Costume/music preparation. There are so many students tied for 2nd and 3rd place that we decided to award all students with a prize! Well Done! And we have much bigger stage waiting for them.

     

    We are so looking forward of their next performance during Winter Concert!

     

     

     

     

     


     

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  • Music Learning Supports All Learning
     

    In music class your child will learn about music - of course! But did you know that they can learn many other important skills as well?

     

    Each week our lucky LSA students get a wonderful music class delivered by Music Together Preschool! They bring the famous Music Together programme (which is a parent-and-me music experience) to our classrooms, facilitated by an expert music teacher to make it fit for a whole class of kids to join in and 'make music together'! Our teacher is Miss Priscilla, a truly wonderful music teacher from Singapore! The children tell us that music class is one of their highlights each week! As well as being fun for the children, research shows that musical education helps to stretch and mould our brains, and develop great cognitive skills. Read on for the top 6 benefits of a musical education...

     

    1. Musical Development and Growth 

    The Music Together program is specifically designed to support young children as they develop 'Basic Musical Competence'. This is the ability to sing in tune and to move with rhythm, and is the bedrock of your child's future musical development. Whether you hope to have a future concert pianist, ballet dancer, or just an adult who can sing 'Happy Birthday' in tune, basic musical competence is the first step on the road!

     

    2. Language Development 

    Music classes can support your child's language development by helping them to become aware of different sounds (or phonemes), and rhymes. Music classes help to promote active listening skills and spoken communication between children, as well as the coordination of breath with speech and song. By looking at the printed music in their songbooks, the children will also become aware of a new form of literacy - musical literacy!

     

    3. Social and Emotional Development 

    Music classes contain many activities which help children to develop their self-confidence, self-expression and leadership skills. They can also learn about working together as a group to produce a piece of music, about empathy, and about self-regulation (for example, by waiting for the right moment to sing or move).

     

    4. Cognitive Development 

    In music class we use many rhythm activities that support children's mathematical development, and movement activities that help them to work on their spatial-temporal reasoning skills. They will also learn to use many executive function skills such as working memory (remembering the tune and words), attention control, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control (when to sing and when to stop)!

     

    5. Physical and Motor Development 

    In music class we use lots of movement! We work on both gross and fine motor skills by using full-body movements and dance as well as small finger play and instrument playing. We learn about body awareness and control, as well as coordination and balance.

     

    6. Approaches to Learning

    Each child learns differently. Some children learn best through sight, some through sound, and some through movement. In music class we support the different ways that children learn by enhancing overall classroom engagement in learning, by encouraging imagination and creativity, and by providing opportunities to explore and experiment.

     

     

     

     


     

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  • Mommy & Me by LSA: 5 reasons to join TODAY!

    As the first time your baby go into classroom in whole life. He or she will meet the first teacher in school days —— when we are choosing M&m class for our littles, what should we consider?Equipment?Program?Teachers?Let us think about all the things for you. Come on! Please have a look at M&m class in LSA. ( There will be some important information, please be patient to view the whole passage~)

     

    1. A Quality, Safe, Professional Experience

    As an outstanding preschool and kindergarten, LSA's teachers and customer service are a cut above the rest.

    Our professional, bilingual teaching team is well-trained to understand the developmental, social and learning needs of eachbaby, and provide activities to develop particular skills in languages, art, music and movement.

     

    Parent Care

    For parent care you will be delighted to liaise with our helpful sales team for efficient registration, information and a regular chance to share your feedback.

     

     

    Safety and Comfort 

    As a preschool and kindergarten health and safety is our major priority, and our space is disinfected using UV daily, and features hotel-grade air filtration. We regularly test the air quality to ensure the comfort of our little ones. Toys, play equipment and floor mats are disinfected TIMEFRAME, to make LSA the most stimulating AND safest place for your most treasured possession!

     

     


    2. Outstanding Activities for Art, Music and Movement 

    We employ specialist teachers to lead our programs in Art, Music and Movement.

     

     

    3. Great Literacy with Baby BookClub 

    Each morning before class we enjoy the chance to read books from LSA's special baby library, full of sensory board books and touch& feel books, to stimulate little one's love of reading. When you join in our M&M program, you will immediately get LSA reader card and borrow books from our library. 

     

    We hear an English story from our teacher each day, too.This is a great way to start the day, but an even better way to start the process of learning to read, because "readers are leaders”!

     

    4. Unique Free Play, the LSA Way  

    Once class is finished, LSA has even more experiences to enrich baby's world.

    We have baby gym climbing equipment, a ball pool, waterplay and a range of high quality toys. Everything is repaired/replaced and cleaned according to our high standards!

     

    You will also enjoy our totally unique, teacher-designed "Exploration Stations" which you can't find anywhere else! Lots of chance for sensory play and getting messy!

     

    5. A Home for Learning from now until Kindergarten 

    Because we are a preschool and kindergarten, lots of our Mommy and Me learners graduate into our preschool program full-time. Because they know and love us, the transition can be as smooth as possible for baby, and calm and worry-free for moms!

     

     


    Can’t wait to join us, right? Besides, our Music Together teacher has the professional certification of teaching young age kids music class. Contact us as soon as possible, then we can enjoy our benefiting and interesting M&m class!

     

    Contact: 38602211

     

    Address: First Floor, 450 Hongfeng Rd, Pudong, Shanghai 

     

    Age: 12~36 months

     

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  • LSA Schools Fair

    On November 10th we will host our annual schools fair, inviting the best and brightest primary schools in the area to talk with you.

    We will have a range of booths, featuring the most popular schools that LSA parents are interested in:

    Participating schools:

    出席学校(学校排名不分先后)

    YK Pao School

    Shanghai Shangde Experimental School

    Shanghai Jincai Experimental Primary School

    Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School

    Concordia International School of Shanghai

    Shanghai American School

    Shanghai Community International School - Pudong Campus

    Shanghai HD Bilingual School

    Harrow International School Shanghai

    Shanghai Vanke Bilingual School

    Shanghai United International School

    Kang Chiao International School

    Wellington College International Shanghai

    Details:

    Date:November 10th, 2016

    Time: 2pm-5pm

    Location: LSA main campus (Hongfeng Road entrance)

    Who is invited: LSA families. This is an even exclusively arranged for the LSA community, and only LSA students’ parents will be admitted!(Please show your pick up card when you come)

    Last Year’s Primary school offers:

    Last year we were happy that our students received a range of offers from several great schools, as shown below:


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  • Enrolling NOW: LSA Winter Camp!!!

    Chinese culture has an extensive and profound history. Coming soon is a 2 week exploration of all things Chinese over Winter holiday!

    >We will discover:

    Famous people of China, both ancient and modern. Do you know who they are? The great Inventions of China. Can you name them ?

    The stories behind many types of of Chinese foods, such as zongzi, mooncakes & dumplings!

    Skills we will develop:

    Enquiry-based learning: Investigation and research of things Persistence and curiosity: To reach toward the greatest knowledge and understanding、 Good manners and morals: Be sincere, diligent and honest

    Follow our experienced kindergarten teachers on a journey through the ages in China! Appreciate the beauty and brilliance of Chinese civilization by lparticipating in a wide variety of  lessons and activities.

    Course includes 课程包括:

    Winter Camp Details:

    Date 日期

    2016.12.19 - 2016.12.30

    Time 时间

    Monday - Friday 周一至周五

    Full Day全天:

    Seats are limited,come on!

    报名火热进行中,赶紧

    Contact us:

    Tel : 021-3860-2211

    Web:www.scholaracademy.org

    E-mail:info@scholaracademy.org

    Add: 1st Floor, 450 Hongfeng Rd, Pudong, Shanghai

    You can make an appointment to have a tour and ask more details!

    报名方式:

    报名热线:021-3860-2211

    网址:www.scholaracademy.org

    邮箱:info@scholaracademy.org

    地址:浦东新区红枫路450弄1楼

    您也可预约参观询问详细

    我们期待您的到来~~~


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  • LSA Happy Halloween Field Trip

    This year all of us here at LSA celebrated Halloween in a trulyspooky fashion.  We donned our mostfantastical costumes and headed off to the haunted Bio-Farm for a day of tricksand treats.  Despite the ghostly cloudsand drizzle, spirits were high and everyone looked amazing!  It took such a monstrous effort by so manyteachers, parents, and students that we thought we better share some of ourfavorite moments.

    Only the most fearless among us dared to reach into the boxes ofeyes, brains, teeth, and… ewww!

    Test your luck at The Unlucky Dip. You could pull out a spider, a snake, or maybe…  CANDY!

    They must have just finished the Candy Harvest at the Bio-Farm…

    We were so proud to see our creativity and hard work on display with these homemade costumes…

    Our incredible parent volunteers spookified the greenhouse so the children had a first class Halloween horror parade…

    Some of our very talented LSA staff gave the children’s costumes atwist at the face-painting booth…

    Hold on to your tractor seats because you won’t believe that ourprofessional photographer turned this daytime tractor…

    Thank you so much to everyone involved in the terrifyingtransformation of the Bio-Farm…

    We also had a great opportunity for the real adventurers to go on aTreasure Hunt around the farm and discovered the secret code:  Happy Halloween!  Trick or Treat!

    We would also like to thank the great people at the Bio-Farm, whosent everyone home with a bag of fresh veggies from the farm.  Some of us even had a chance to pick our ownfrom the greenhouse and a few of us brought home monsters that we are waitingto see after they grow.  If you have one,please send us some pictures as it grows. We would love to see their progress.

    The farm also provided an opportunity for us to learn about theiranimals.  I hope we didn’t scare themwhile we were petting them in our spooky costumes.

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  • Music Learning Supports All Learning

    In music class your child will learn about music - of course! But did you know that they can learn many other important skills as well?

    Each week our lucky LSA students get a wonderful music class delivered by Music Together Preschool! They bring the famous Music Together programme (which is a parent-and-me music experience) to our classrooms, facilitated by an expert music teacher to make it fit for a whole class of kids to join in and 'make music together'! Our teacher is Miss Priscilla, a truly wonderful music teacher from Singapore! The children tell us that music class is one of their highlights each week! As well as being fun for the children, research shows that musical education helps to stretch and mould our brains, and develop great cognitive skills. Read on for the top 6 benefits of a musical education...

    Musical Development and Growth The Music Together program is  designed to support young as they develop 'Basic Musical Competence'. This is the ability to sing in tune and to move with rhythm, and is the bedrock of your child's future musical development. Whether you hope to have a future concert pianist, ballet dancer, or just an adult who can sing 'Happy Birthday' in tune, basic musical competence is the first step on the road!

    Language Development

    Music classes can support your child's language development by helping them to become aware of different sounds (or phonemes), and rhymes. Music classes help to promote active listening skills and spoken communication between children, as well as the coordination of breath with speech and song. By looking at the printed music in their songbooks, the children will also become aware of a new form of literacy - musical literacy!

    Social and Emotional Development 

    Music classes contain many activities which help children to develop their self-confidence, self-expression and leadership skills. They can also learn about working together as a group to produce a piece of music, about empathy, and about self-regulation (for example, by waiting for the right moment to sing or move).

    Cognitive Development 

    In music class we use many rhythm activities that support children's mathematical development, and movement activities that help them to work on their spatial-temporal reasoning skills. They will also learn to use many executive function skills such as working memory (remembering the tune and words), attention control, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control (when to sing and when to stop)!

    Physical and Motor Development 

    In music class we use lots of movement! We work on both gross and fine motor skills by using full-body movements and dance as well as small finger play and instrument playing. We learn about body awareness and control, as well as coordination and balance.

    Approaches to Learning

    Each child learns differently. Some children learn best through sight, some through sound, and some through movement. In music class we support the different ways that children learn by enhancing overall classroom engagement in learning, by encouraging imagination and creativity, and by providing opportunities to explore and experiment.

  • LSA Small Group Study project

    After a month of settling in, making friends, and exploring their new surroundings, the students from LSA’s innovative Small Group Study project have started their learning journey amazingly well!

    What is the LSA “Small Group Study” project?

    The Small Group Study project is an academic-focussed version of the LSA programme. Students study an enriched curriculum, in smaller groups. This means that they develop knowledge that is broad (they know a lot of subjects) and deep (they can spend a long time on each, getting a lot of the teachers attention).

    What subjects do the students learn?

    The students enjoy the full range of the LSA curriculum, which covers the following subjects for ALL students: English (reading and writing), English as a Second Language, Mandarin (reading and writing), Mandarin as a Second Language, Math (bilingual), Science, Character Development, Art, Cooking, Environment and Music (provided by Music Together). They study slightly longer lessons, in a smaller group, which has been successful so far in ensuring the children are engaged and excited to learn a lot!

    In addition, they also study some special classes, not covered by the regular LSA Curriculum. These are Chinese handwriting, Chess and Logic Math:

    Chinese handwriting helps the children to understand the special elements of writing Chinese. These include correct posture, how to hold a pencil well and stroke order. There are also some cognitive benefits to this study, too, as the children develop a great sense of spatial awareness and hand-eye co-ordination, and a sense of diligence and pride in their work. These are invaluable skills as we begin to prepare the students for Primary School. In fact, the reason we include this in our SGS curriculum is because some moms whose children have already graduated from LSA told us that for Chinese writing, the requirement in Grade 1 can be really challenging, and that will be very helpful if the child is well prepared for this skill during the kindergarten years. So introducing our SMS students to this skill early will help them feel more confident and able when they reach Primary School.

    Chess is great for developing strategic thinking skills, and problem solving. It’s a game with strict rules, but it has a degree of flexibility for the player - they can apply the rules in many different ways, with many different outcomes. So players learn to be creative, to respond to another person’s behaviour, and to think a step ahead. This is also taught entirely in English, so it’s a great way to help practice language skills, too.

    Logic Math develops the children’s thinking skills as they learn to categorise, sort, match, distinguish and explain WHY! They also learn about directions, diagrams, puzzles, spatial awareness and geometry. This is a great blend of thinking and practical activities, which also contributes well to preparing children for Primary School, since Logic Math skills often appear on the entrance assessments.

    Lastly, the children get to choose from a really fun range of enrichment‘electives: Piano, Ballet, Ukulele, Architecture, Extra reading (storytime), Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Soccer or Hip-hop dance!

    What are the facilities for this programme?

    Because the children work in small groups (8-12max) we need a space that offers many rooms. So this project takes place in the LSA Villas (directly behind the main campus). The villa offers a warm home-like feeling, and a quiet area to support an environment of calm focus. There are 5 flexible teaching rooms, ranging from a traditional homeroom (with tables/chairs/carpet area and interactive whiteboard) to multi-purpose rooms for quiet reading or physical activities such as music. There is also an extensive, multi-level garden space that is used for play and gardening.

    How to enroll?

    Because the daily schedule is longer and more challenging, students interested in the SGS programme must pass an entrance exam. Mainly we are looking for a sense of focus and maturity in the learners, and a basic level of bilingualism.

    The next enrollment phase will be at the end of November. If you are interested to apply for an enrolment assessment, or want any other details on the SGS programme, please contact our helpful reception staff on PHONE NUMBER HERE.021-38602211

  • Back to school! Welcome to LSA BBQ!

    All of the kids, parents, and teachers in our LSA family have worked so hard these last few weeks to get ready for a successful year.  We have seen ups and downs, and the rest of the school year will no doubt be full of amazing moments as we embark on this journey of exploration and education.  Many of those moments will happen in the classroom, and seem so far from the families our students love so much.  They will be shared with new friends and teachers but, of course, the loved ones will not be nearly as far away as they seem.  

    So this week at LSA we wanted to bring the whole team together and spend a fun-filled evening strengthening the bonds between our kids and those people who work so hard to give them a bright future: their teachers and families.  All were welcomed into the heart of our institution for a massive BBQ celebration, where we watched our children beam with pride, showing off their new friends and some of the hard work they have already put in this year.  Plus, we had a ton of fun!

    Now, we know that every day there is another step to take in this journey so before we move too far ahead, let’s take a look at some pictures from this week’s LSA BBQ…

    Everything’s in place and we can hardly wait to get the celebration started…

    And we didn’t have to wait long…

    LSA’s own grill masters served up all the BBQ classics…

    And it looks like they were a hit with kids and adults alike…

    But there was so much more than just BBQ…

    Like a chance to show of our playground smiles…

    Where they found the bouncy castle full of friends…

    And a clown who could make anything out of a balloon…

    Some of the kids relaxed with a movie (don’t forget your popcorn)…

    While teachers and parents had a chance to share ideas…

    And teachers had a chance to share a laugh with their students outside the classroom…

    Inside, the art room was abuzz with pride over the school-wide exhibit our kids spent weeks working on…

    But after a long day like this it’s time to say, “goodnight….”

  • Welcoming the new school year

    Here is a famous quote that says "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all".

    I am never reminded more of this than during the first weeks of term in a new school year. Children, parents and teachers are all so full of anticipation and nerves; the children are often tired after the first few days; and as adults our excitement often bubbles over into stress or deep emotion! It’s a tough time for all!

    Before the school year starts we run a series of parent workshops to coach moms and dads and support them to support their children settling in to the year. Often parents of children who are new to school will ask me what to do to make the transition into school easier for their child. I tell them the same thing we ask of our teachers: build relationships.

    School is a place for learning, but all the learning we do is delivered and received by teachers, children and parents. The relationships between us is the thing that will carry and transfer our knowledge and learning. So at LSA we start by building those relationships.

    I have been AMAZED this week at how wonderfully that has started to happen. Our children (even new starters) have settled astoundingly quickly, which also reminds me of how capable and competent young children can be.

    Here’s some pictures of the week we have shared together. I hope they bring joy to you as they have done to us!

    Saying goodbyes can be so hard…



    …But new experiences are waiting for us in our classroom.



    And playing outside with new friends is especially fun!











    And even more fun playing in the classroom with our funny friends!











    In the classroom we can also explore whole new worlds through books from the library.

    Sharing food and nap times with each other can also be fun… just like camping!

    And once we are done with play we can get onto the serious work of learning!

    Here is a famous quote that says “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”.

    I am never reminded more of this than during the first weeks of term in a new school year. Children, parents and teachers are all so full of anticipation and nerves; the children are often tired after the first few days; and as adults our excitement often bubbles over into stress or deep emotion! It’s a tough time for all!

    Before the school year starts we run a series of parent workshops to coach moms and dads and support them to support their children settling in to the year. Often parents of children who are new to school will ask me what to do to make the transition into school easier for their child. I tell them the same thing we ask of our teachers: build relationships.

    School is a place for learning, but all the learning we do is delivered and received by teachers, children and parents. The relationships between us is the thing that will carry and transfer our knowledge and learning. So at LSA we start by building those relationships.

    I have been AMAZED this week at how wonderfully that has started to happen. Our children (even new starters) have settled astoundingly quickly, which also reminds me of how capable and competent young children can be.

    Here’s some pictures of the week we have shared together. I hope they bring joy to you as they have done to us!

    Saying goodbyes can be so hard…

    …But new experiences are waiting for us in our classroom.

    And playing outside with new friends is especially fun!

    And even more fun playing in the classroom with our funny friends!

    In the classroom we can also explore whole new worlds through books from the library.

    Sharing food and nap times with each other can also be fun… just like camping!

  • LSA Summer Camp begins!
    The first two weeks of summer camp have flown by! During week 1 students officially started off their summer on an LSA style camping trip! Classrooms featured student made tents and campfires and the children loved making binoculars to use on a school-wide bear hunt. As our young learners practiced camping themed

    vocabulary they had fun pretending to be a tree and then gathering together to  make a forest where they all swayed in the wind and even fell down!



    On Family Fun day our students were excited to welcome their family into the classroom and worked together to complete a campfire painting using marshmallows, design a bear mask, sing campfire songs, and eat some gooey s'mores. We learned a lot about camping and had a great time together.



    Week 2 was all about the Wild West! Our little cowboys and cowgirls had a blast with this theme. In math class they learned about patterns and used what they knew to decorate their own cowboy boots. The art classroom was full of snakes! Children used their fine motor skills to bead colorful snakes and one class created a snake so long it took all 20 students to carry it! Our older students worked on their descriptive language skills by making calls to the sheriff to describe different bandits, and they also loved learning the cowboy dance. In science, students explored how wagon wheels work and experimented with different types of wheels and axels. They enjoyed putting these concepts into action!



    Family Fun day was full of excitement! Each class had a lot of energy as they did their best to lasso the classroom cows, designed their own cowboy vests and hats, and sang and danced with mom and dad. Bringing the Wild West to LSA led to a good time for everyone!



    We have lots more summer fun coming soon! With themed weeks learning about fun topics like Pirates, Superheroes, and Safaris, students will love coming into Summer Camp each day. We hope to see you at LSA's Summer Camp soon! If you want to join in us, please immediately call 38602211 to make an appointment!





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  • End of School Fun!
    The end of the school year brought a lot of special days to LSA! To celebrate Dragon Boat Festival, the students created their own 3d zhongzi which they decorated with paint and rainbow strings. Many of the children know about this tradition and were excited to put their own creativity into designing their special keepsake! For foreign children, this was a great way to get involved with a unique Chinese tradition.







    Father's Day was celebrated June 19th and our students were prepared with a special gift for dad! In cooking class child crafted a jar of plum juice, made with love for their fathers. Then, they decorated their jars using all different themes such as superheroes, ties, and their very own handprints. The students were excited to share their creation to celebrate this super day for their super dads!









    During the last week of school, safety was still our number one focus. LSA teamed up with Citadines to conduct a fire drill...

    but not just any fire drill! A team of fire fighters brought in two fire trucks and prepared a presentation for the students. One student from the 5-6 class said,'

    I better listen closely because I think I will be a firefighter when I grow up!'

    The students were inspired by the brave firefighters and were excited to watch them use the hoses to demonstrate how to put out a fire.









    All good things must come to an end and on June 17th we celebrated the successful completion for the school year with a BBQ party. Students, parents, siblings, and friends joined together on the LSA playground for an afternoon of playing and farewells. Families chatted with teachers over hot dogs and hamburgers and children rushed between the ice cream table and the bounce house to enjoy one last day with their classmates. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to the students and families for the summer but luckily we will be seeing many of them back at school in August! LSA wishes everyone a happy, safe summer filled with fun and lots of reading!









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  • LSA's Fantastic Farm Field Trip!
    Last week we were lucky enough to go on a field trip together to a farm!We had so much fun with moms, dads, grandparents, teachers and friends!We enjoyed so many wonderful activities that really helped to connect us with the natural world - something that we rarely get to do in the city! Since LSA kids are fortunate enough to study Sustainability class each week, they got to apply some of the knowledge they have acquired at school on the farm! For example, they loved seeing how even food can be recycled - into yummy slops for the farm pig, BeiBei!Below are some photos of our time together, capturing lots of precious little moments of discovery and joy! Take a look to share in our learning fun:



    Picking tomatoes with mom! Careful not to get the green ones!



    Tasting fresh organic fruits from the farm!



    Coming face-to-face with new friends!



    Feeding goats!



    feeding rabbits!



    Planting a cactus to take home.



    Exploring herbs with all our 5 senses!



    Tasting edible flowers!



    Picking GIANT organic beets!



    Playing with friends!



    And playing with teachers!







    Faces full of joy!



    Fun was even had on the field trip bus! Singing, talking about the fun we had had and catching up on some much needed rest after an action-packed day!



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