2009年12月30日

2010 - Grade 5 New Year Resolutions



To celebrate a new year, grade 5 students thought about what they will DO to be better students, better individuals and better family members. Taking action to improve yourself, improve your relationships with others and improve our community are called resolutions. Here are some New Year resolutions by Dung Xin's Grade 5 students:



Class 501
I will respect and obey my parents.
- Cindy Chang (張秀涵)

I will exercise everyday to be stronger.
- Jack Hsiao (蕭宏宗)

I will hand in my homework on time.
Sunny Lee (李詩婷)

I will be kind to my younger brother.
- Patty Ho (何佩蓉)



Class 503
I will donate to the poor.
- Eric Yeh (葉哲銘)

I will help my father to stop drinking and stop smoking.
- Paddy Tseng (增品勛)

I will always throw the trash in the trash can.
- Emi Tseng (曾毓芳)

I will use less time to play computer games.
- Jessica Yang (楊佳)

I will get organized.
- Julia Wang (王璽君)



Class 504
I will get up earlier.
- Alan Chen (陳奕仁)

I will save 10 dollars everyday.
- Julian Chen (陳君臨)

I will review my homework every day.
- David Yeo (游昀璋)

I will study harder.
- Bonnie Chen (陳嘉妤)



Class 505
I will read more books.
- David Kuo (郭富翔)

I will eat more, exercise more and grow taller.
- Vicky Huang (黃麗篦)

I will train myself to be a runner.
- Cindy Yeo (游閎婷)

I will be polite.
- Crisa Chen (陳韻婷)

I will use good manners.
- Claire Tu (杜侑芸)



Class 506
I will help my father stop smoking.
- Jack Pan (潘聿豪)

I will help my parents do the housework.
- Jason Chou (周顯倫)

I will hand in homework on time.
- Arden Chen (陳建均)

I will not make my grandmother angry.
- Lucy Kuo (郭雅華)

I will not be afraid of ghosts and sleep alone.
- Candy Lu (呂亞玟)

I will be a singer and a dancer.
- Alice Teng (鄧羽涵)

I will make big progress in my studies.
- Cindy Wu (吳欣柔)



Class 507
I will save money to buy a big dog.
- Edwin Lien (連振原)

I will help my friends and make them happy.
- Brice Chang (江泓熹)

I will go to sleep earlier.
- Joseph Chou (周亦)

I will find the one I love.
- Betty Fang (方岑瑜)

I will stop eating junk food.
- Jane Chen (陳柔錚)

I will not lose my temper.
- Susan Chang (張沛縈)



Happy New Year!



On December 29, Dung Xin Elementary School celebrated the end of the year with its annual concert and class performances. Students and their teachers worked together to put on a great show!

You can view the afternoon class performances at our English blog or at our Dung Xin Youtube channel.






























2009年12月21日

AEP Musical "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"

This Saturday, December 26, our AEP (Advanced English Program) students will end their year with a celebratory performance of "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf -- A Howlingly Hilarious Musical."

Adapted from the works of famed children's author, Roald Dahl, this delightful musical combines the music, performance, art and English language skills that our students have studied every Saturday morning for most of this year.

The show will conclude the end of a year long effort by students and teachers from across the Keelung elementary school system.

Please see the Chinese text below for your invitation to this one performance only.




親愛的貴賓,您好:
本校承辦基隆市英語區域資優課程
『資賦優異創意學英語-東信英語戲劇資優課程』
即將在期末舉辦成果發表會-英語歌舞劇,
演出

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

邀請各界貴賓共襄盛舉,一同來分享我們的成果!

12月26日(星期六)
基隆市東信國民小學 - 舞蹈教室

演出時間:上午10:00
餐會:上午11:00
~ 誠摯的邀請您 一同分享我們的成果 ~

基隆市東信國小校長 郭紫薇 敬邀

2009年12月14日

Strategy and Tactics



Students met for the last chess club session this week. This term, Alex taught the basics of the game: setup and initial positions, names of the chess pieces, their movements and relative values and an understanding of check and checkmate.

The students were surprised and disappointed it was the last session for this year, but look forward to meeting again in the new semester. In February, we will study good opening moves, learn when it's okay to sacrifice material (chess pieces) in order to win the endgame, and learn how to avoid draws or stalemates.


Leo Ting (丁耕唯) Class 607


Amy Hsu (許淮瑜) and Betty Hsu (許芳瑜) Class 501


Victor Ho (何宏彥) Class 606


Joyce Wang (王敏宜) Class 606 and Cathy Hong (洪郁晶) Class 607

For an overview (in Chinese) of the basics of chess, visit this children's chess club webpage.

2009年12月7日

Merry Christmas!



Grade 4 students at Dung Xin Elementary School perform "Jingle Bell Rock". Thanks to the students of Class 407, Emma She (施旻萱), Justin Huang (黃秉家), Peter Xiao (蕭竟由), Yummy Hong (洪亞妤), Kelly Chen (陳怡妏), Shirney Wang (王翊萱), and Vicky Lin 林庭瑄, for singing so wonderfully for the whole school.

2009年11月16日

Jingle Bell Rock

Singing is a fun and entertaining way to learn English. Through melody and choral repetition, our students have a great time improving their pronunciation and speaking out. For November and December, we will learn and sing some popular Christmas carols and songs.







Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing & prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
That's the jingle bell rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing & prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet
That's the jingle bell
That's the jingle bell
That's the jingle bell rock!

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2009年11月15日

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Please visit our English at Dung Xin blog for lyrics, video and audio of some of the songs we are learning together in class!





Santa Claus
is Coming to Town

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out
Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

Oh! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town


For lyrics, audio and video go to:
www.dungxin.blogspot.com

2009年11月5日

2009 Keelung English Contestant Angel Chang

Congratulations to grade 6 student Angel Chang (張嘉芸). Angel represented our school at the Keelung city-wide English speech competition with her reading of "I Can't Wait for Summer!" by American poet, Ken Nesbitt.

2009年11月4日

2009 Keelung English Competition



Our English story contestants (shown in photo above right), Alice Sung (宋采樺) and Jason Wu (吳紹齊) of Class 602, had great fun preparing for their performance of Robert Munsch's "Smelly Socks".

Thanks go to their teachers (left to right), Joyce Liao, 朱潔如, 蔡佾辰, Alex Au Yong and Mikania Lin.

You can watch a video of their performance at Dung Xin's Youtube channel or here on our blog English at Dung Xin.



Angel Chang (張嘉芸), Class 601, represented Dung Xin at the 2009 Keelung English Speech Reading Contest this week. She read "I Can't Wait for Summer" by American poet Ken Nesbitt.

Congratulations to all the students for their hard work!





Dung Xin's kindergarten students also enjoyed watching Jason and Alice perform their interpretation of this fun story.



2009年10月30日

Halloween Fun at Dung Xin 2009



During the month of October, students, teachers and staff celebrated Halloween with some special tricks and unusual treats. Organized by Dung Xin's English teachers with the enthusiastic help of students from Classes 601 and 606, the Haunted Classroom was a great success! Thanks to everyone who helped make it a wonderfully scary time for all.































2009年10月14日

The Haunted Classroom



Dung Xin Elementary School celebrates the scary side of Halloween…
東信國小恐怖屋歡慶今年萬聖節...

The Haunted Classroom!
恐怖屋

From October 26 through October 30, Dung Xin Elementary School hosts its annual Halloween event! Our students eagerly look forward to the traditions and customs of this popular day. Halloween is the 2nd most celebrated cultural activity in many countries around the world (after Christmas) and our English teachers have planned very special -- and scary – surprises!
今年的10月26,27,29,30日東信國小將帶領全校同學歡慶一年一度的萬聖節。萬聖節是西方節慶中僅次於耶誕節的重要節慶,不僅學生期待、連老師們都很期待看到今年的英語團隊將在這個節慶中帶給我們一個怎樣的驚奇!

Students who are daring and brave will be invited to venture into the Haunted Classroom – a spooky and frightening place filled with terrifying sights and sounds. Ghosts and restless spirits may even play a few tricks on unsuspecting visitors!
有膽識和有勇氣的學生都歡迎到驚悚、嚇人、令人毛苦悚然,又充滿驚嚇聲與驚叫聲的恐怖屋去探險,萬聖節的鬼魂正期待和你一同遊歷鬼屋呢!

For everyone's safety and enjoyment, students (Grades 3 to 6), teachers and staff are welcome to visit the Haunted House. Please observe the following rules:
入屋原則

1. No running. 嚴禁跑、撞!
2. No pushing. 嚴禁推擠!
3. Stay together. 走在一起!
4. You can scream and cry!可以尖叫,可以哭!

2009年9月15日

Tell Me About Yourself

There are many words in English to describe our character and our personality. This week, we learned and shared some of the many good qualities that tell about us.

Here is what we discovered about our classmates:


Gary Gau (高銘徵) 601


Ruby Lee (李婉禎) 601


Candy Luo (羅芝婷) 603


Emma Teng (鄧雲方) 603


Vicky Hsu (許雅淇) 603


Vicky Tseng (曾琬育) 604


Neil Guo (郭驍輝) 604


Angela Huang (黃珮倫) 604


Angel Tsai (蔡欣雅) 605


Ivy Wang (王品媗) 605


YoYo Tsou (周祐安) 605


Amy Chen (陳郁昀) 606


Fanny Kuo (郭蘋逸) 606


Sam Wang (王向一) 606


Bella Huang (黃詩晴) 607


Cathy Hong (洪郁晶) 607


Lulu Liao (廖翊如) 607