Habitat team travels Mekong River every day to steel, tied steel rods and mixed
concrete. One of the groups
worked in a schoolyard when
help villagers in Vietnam By Benjamin WONG, and Cynthia CHEN, Juniors, Puxi Campus
classes were not in session, so
in between breaks and during
lunch, team members played
with the schoolchildren.
O ur airplane landing onto a new and
foreign land was exciting. What we,
a group of 19 students and three teachers
to Kien Giang (the province where we
worked) everyday to the work site. As we
traveled to the site, we realized that the aver-
an attempt to destroy one of these, a brick
was thrown on one. To everyone’s shock,
The Habitat team however,
did get one rest and recreation
the cockroach flew off, unfazed by the heavy day. The teachers surprised
were about to do in the following week was age family lived in a house half propped up brick. us with an Amazing Race
exciting. The first step off the plane onto by wooden bars over a river, depended on Thankfully, the rest of the week was not Vietnam! The hunt required
Vietnamese land was exciting. Exiting the planks of wood for support in their house as tiring or horrifying. Teams mostly shaped all of us to find the business
airport, we were knocked down by the 38 and slept under a roof made
cards of three wedding shops,
degree Celsius heat of Ho Chin Minh City. of leaves.
find a coconut and give it to the
That was not exciting. The dirtiest day of Habi-
receptionist at the city hospital,
It was spring break and we were acom- tat was the first day when
take a picture with three local
mpanied by kindergarten teacher Lindel we had to demolish a house
children and another picture
Limpisvasti and high school math teachers made of mostly leaves. Years
with an elderly couple, intro-
Robert Burke and Thanh Pham. We were of dust had gathered on the
duce one of ourselves to a local
headed for Rach Gia, Vietnam, to volunteer decayed leaves, not to men-
and have him or her introduce
for Habitat for Humanity. For five days, the tion clusters of termite eggs
him or herself back and find
team helped three families and accumulated nestled cozily in the wooden
some lemon grass.
over a 100 workdays of work, according to framework of the house.
We were divided into
the local government. The families that we When everything was taken
groups and we had to have
helped had approximate family incomes down, it had to be cleaned PHOTOS: Clockwise starting top left, opposite page: Boarding the boat for the daily ride evidence of everything we did.
of 1.5 million Vietnam Dong each month, up, including monster cock- to the worksite; Tearing down the old house to make room for a new one; After the build,
about 72 USD. roaches that were bright red students pose with the builders and home owners; Making steel beams. —See VIETNAM, on page 38
The team rode a 45-minute boat ride and maybe 1.5 inches long. In
18 The EAGLE April 22, 2011 April 22, 2011 The EAGLE 19
Ancient China History Museum opens at Two Puxi campus students EggsChange Project seeks
earn top honors in Visiting to help farmers in Jiang Xi
Puxi campus elementary school
Author Sarah Brennan’s province to help themselves
By Puxi Campus GRADE 4 TEACHERS
Haiku Poetry Competition By JinJin XU and YingYing NG, Sophomores, Puxi Campus
A s part of their study on Ancient China,
students in Grade 4 re-created ancient
“When looking through the museum I
saw the students’ knowledge of sculptural
By Hannah MOTTA, ES Teacher, Puxi Campus
L ao Tzu once said, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
artifacts for the recently opened SAS
Ancient China Museum. On April 6, the
materials and their knowledge of use of
detail and texture and appropriate color A t Shanghai American School we are fortunate to have so many
opportunities to see, learn, and be inspired by visiting authors.
Sarah Brennan is a well-known children’s author from Australia.
In the spirit of this quotation, EggsChange is not your typical,
run-of-the-mill charity fundraiser. This community service project,
fourth grade students gathered in the grade choices, as well as their applications of guided by our faculty advisor, Jerry Koontz, is not only completely
with blue floral design from the Ming She is currently based in Hong Kong and is most recognized for student-funded and student-run, but is also an ambitious micro-
3-4 hallway anxiously awaiting the official
her creative tales about animals from the Chinese Zodiac. She finance project—a program which will not only provide six farmers
opening of this special museum. Elementary Dynasty made from potters clay and many,
has visited our school on a few occasions to share her creative
principal, Debra Lane, held the large scis- many more. in rural Jiang Xi province with a reliable source of monthly income,
writing and poetry skills with students and is planning another
sors while Superintendent Kerry Jacobson “This was a fantastic project for the stu- but also teach them the skills necessary to start a small business.
visit to the Puxi campus elementary school in May.
dents,” said Grade 4 teacher Diane Enoka. Through her website Brennan offers students an opportunity Most important, EggsChange establishes a direct connection to our
lifted the ribbon. “Snip,” the ribbon was
to be writers. She sponsors many clever competitions through her community.
cut and this temporary museum officially “They learned a lot throughout the entire
blog. Students submit entries and then a select few are recog- The project not only strives to help these impoverished farmers,
opened its doors to the public. process.”
nized and published on her website. but also to educate our peers to be aware of the society around us;
To prepare for this museum, the cura- When the museum closed its doors to not only observe the steadily widening gap between the rich and
Our second grade students have been learning about poetry.
tors (the teachers) taught the students the following week, parents, students and Students have been working on using musical words, rhythm, and poor in China, but to burst out of this bubble students live in, and
about the role that artifacts play in helping teachers were sad to see it go, but were glad making comparisons. When Brennan presented a Haiku poetry truly become a part of the community. This project allows students
us better understand the past, particularly they got to enjoy these amazing creations writing competition for spring, my class was up for the challenge.
China’s past. The contributors (the stu- done by these talented grade 4 artists. They Students were inspired by the warmer weather and used what they
can’t wait to see what next year’s museum learned about poetry to submit their best entries for the competition.
dents) paid a visit to the Shanghai Museum
I am very pleased to announce that our class produced two
to study the ancient artifacts of China and will contain.
award winners. Laura Li placed 2nd and Kenny Huang placed
to get some ideas for their re-creations. 3rd. They competed against other students in grades 1-3 from
Once they decided on their artifact they various places such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
had to plan how they would create it, Their poems were published on her blog at <http://www.sar-
Puxi Campus Grade Four Teachers
research the history of it and then actually ahbrennanblog.wordpress.com> on the Clever Competitions page.
Cindy Easton, Diane Enoka, Charlene This is a wonderful accomplishment for these budding poets!
make the artifact. The project itself was cre- Mataio, Steve Rohrbeck, Karen Shih,
ated at home. Julie Lindsay Springtime Spring
Some adults and students couldn’t By Laura Li By Kenny Huang
believe the quality of the projects. Although Spring is colorful
Feel the wings in you
the students were allowed to receive some paint,” said art teacher Kim Sajan. “These
Smell the grass, the tree hauhu Flowers bloom, bumblebees fly
assistance, many of the artifacts were done are all things we teach them in our program Feel the fragrant Spring Spring is a lady.
completely by the students or with very and it was exciting to see these elements
little help from their parents. Because many come through in their projects.” Special Recognition also goes out to: Jessica Qian, Emilie
of our students have been a part of our fabu- Some of the re-created artifacts were Guan, Runners Up, Grades 1-3; Kelly Shin, Honorable Men- Sophomores (left to right) Weilin Tuye, Ihyun Park, JinJin Xu and Bernard Yue, feed the
chickens that were roaming around the village.
“The Wooden Head of Kasyapa” from the tion, Grades 4-6. Other notable poets: Nicole Nie, Thai Sheng
lous elementary art program, they come to
Chen, Gabe Johnson, Andy Park, Ken Zeng, Lisa Yamaguchi,
grade 4, and this project, equipped with the Tang Dynasty made from crayola clay; a
EAGLE photos by Dong Woo Han, Casey Wong, Jasmine Hung, Noah Murray, to have direct interactions with the problem of poverty in China,
artistic knowledge and skill to make some hand drawn “Chinese Ink Dragon Scroll” Diane Enoka and Elizabeth Chu, Tiffany Choi, Tiffany Lee, Alicia Lo and Kevin
Cindy Easton connecting the knowledge from inside the classroom to practical
beautiful objects. from the Shang Dynasty; an “Oblate Pot” Fu, all in my class. Jason Qian and Kenneth Chen were also applications in the real world.
Members of the project have talked to over 400 Girl Scouts, and
are planning fundraisers in the middle and high school. The project
will give students both community service experience as well as ex-
perience in developing a “business” model thus giving them insight
into the management of a business.
The first stage of EggsChange aims to provide six farmers in the
remote area of Jiang Xi, China, with a reliable source of monthly
income. The farmers supported by EggsChange are from the village
of Guanpo. These farmers live below the national poverty line.
Kenny Huang and
Laura Li —see EGGSCHANGE on page 24
20 The EAGLE April 22, 2011 April 22, 2011 The EAGLE 21
Dodge ball for charity SAS students experience the “magic” of teaching
Group travels for second time to Sichuan province to visit the
By Brian LI and Kendrick TAN, MS Student Reporters, Puxi Campus
Hanyuan school and deliver supplies from Shanghai
mack!” tion made up of middle school By Wendy DA, Global Language Coordinator, Puxi Campus
“Ah, man, I’m out
students, led by MS Health
Teacher, Amy Smith. Each of I n the third week of March, during spring
break, a group of 13 high school students
from the Puxi campus of Shanghai Ameri-
These were the words heard these clubs helped out with the
over and over as dodgeballs flew organization of the tournament can School traveled to Sichuan province, to
across the SAS gym, jumbled and the solicitation of teams. re-connect with the Hanyuan village school
with a variety of other sounds: To enter, students formed they’d visited last year during the same time
the cries and shouts of players, a team with 6-8 people. Each advanced to the final round. according to Dylan Koo, a Puxi period. The team was led by HS Chinese
the squeaking of shoes, and the team had to include at least two Then they played an intense campus junior, and coordinator teacher Mary Li as well as HS parents So-
encouragement and cheering of girls and had to have a team round robin final to determine of the dodgeball tournament phie Dai and Weida Wang.
the teammates and spectators. captain, a unique name, and the winner. When raising money for Hanyuan sits on Liu Sha river, the
On April 1, Puxi campus some type of uniform. Uniforms “The dodgeball tourna- sports, the Habitat 4 Humanity name of the river meaning “the river with
middle school students gathered ranged from pajamas, team ment was a really fun way to club thought, “Why not just do moving sand.” The village is more than 300
in the MS gym right before the mascot uniforms, superhero raise money for charity, and it a sports-themed charity event km away from Chengdu accessible only
April Fools Dance, for a Dodge- costumes and team colors. Team required teamwork and spirit,” as well?” The fun and intense after a seven hour bus ride. It was one of the
ball Tournament organized by names included titles such as said Michelle Mo, G6, team dodgeball tournament was a cre- areas affected by the 2008 earthquake. The
the Habitat 4 Humanity Club, “Domo Hippo-worms,” “The member of the Red Hot Chili ative way to help a great cause. schools in Hanyuan are set along the river.
backed up by Student Forum. Red Hot Chili Peppers,” “Fruit Peppers. Students had a memorable time The main campus has 1,200 elementary
Habitat 4 Humanity Club Family,” “Balls on Fire,” and Though the SAS Habitat 4 and contributed to a worthy students on the south side of river and the
is a high school charity club as- “The Believers.” Each player Humanity Club usually raises charity. satellite school is on the north side, with
sociated with the international paid 20 RMB to participate. money for housing needs, this 200 elementary students.
non-profit Habitat 4 Humanity, After all teams were present, time they decided to donate the Many of the students on this trip were
started in the U.S. in 1976. They the teams were separated into Dodgeball proceeds to a group PHOTO: The Domo Hippo-worms also on the visit last year. This year, the team
help build houses in poor areas three groups and two gyms. dodgeball team with their team
called “Sports for All,” a charity brought school supplies donated by SAS
and disaster zones. Student flag. EAGLE photo by Michael
After round robin games, the organization that allows local community: five laptops from the SAS tech
Easton. erases from the Grade 1 team, 15 teachers’ “Sometimes the kids were pretty rowdy and
Forum is a leadership organiza- top two teams from each group Chinese access to many sports, office, five boxes of notebooks, pencils and working bags from Andy Lewis’ parents, loud,” he said, but then he added, “it was
and books worth about RMB2400.00 from nothing we couldn’t deal with.”
the ES library—and more. The trip was a great help to the Hanyuan
Creative art project lights up middle school, Puxi Campus They used paint, magazines,
newspaper clipping, and contour line
After delivering these items to the
school, the students became teachers. They
school. But perhaps the changes in the
Sichuan school and the students there are no
drawings to create their final artwork. held English instruction classes for grades greater than the impact that this visit made
By Kendrick TAN and Brian LI, MS Student Reporters, Puxi Campus 1-6 and engaged the children in games and
Once students completed their art- in the lives of the SAS students themselves.
sporting activities such as basketball, or For them, the experience was amazing—even
f you’ve walked through the middle school recently you may have noticed a new work, they worked on the background “Capture the Flag.” They worked in teams magical. At least that’s what Bryan Chang, a
beautiful mural hanging in the sixth grade hallway. for the mural. They used garbage bags of two or three. Michelle, Lara and Me- second-time visitor to the Hanyuan school,
MS Art Teacher, Ann Hefte, and her sixth grade students worked on this for a rough texture, whitewash for layna, for example, team-taught together, said: “I saw these kids’ eyes widening when
unique art piece during the weeks before spring break. The mural was created by a smooth effect, and newspaper for teaching body parts to the upper grades and they finally understood the English words
Hefte’s E1 and E2 classes to show the contrast between man and nature. The mural the border. “We played with different the alphabet to the younger kids. they had learned, it was magical.”
is a large collage composed of smaller collages each representing materials, trying to see how they would The experience could be unnerving.
something from man or something from nature, such as leaves made Kevin Xu, a team member on last year’s The Sichuan Team Jean Ho
fit into our flower or building,” said
trip, said that he was more than a teacher: Melayna Dong
to look like buildings, or flowers created from images of man-made Michelle Law. Finally, they glued the Kevin Xu
“I was the center of attention for twenty Andy Qiu
objects. Students made artwork such as Eiffel Tower leaves, a Big finished products to the background to chaotic kids. They were untamable, con- Chris Rouse William Shaw
Lara Zhang Chris Rounderburt
Ben tree, and Leaning Tower of Pisa stem. complete the mural. stantly talking louder than I could scream Kayla Topham Michelle Xu
“Each student created an individual piece of art based on the Caroline Chen works on an early stage of her This amazing sixth-grade art piece and running around as if the classroom was Sean Sharkey Lucy Wang
the playground.” Classroom management Bryan Chang
theme of man vs. nature to contribute to the collage,” said Hefte. piece for the mural shows in a unique way the connection
“When people see our mural, we want people to be affected by it, and the contrast between man and was a consistent problem! The kids were so
excited about their visitors that it was hard
and we want them to see how beautiful nature is and start protecting After making the building or bloom decision, nature. Visitors to the middle school
to control their behavior. William, a repeat
it.” students scribbled out several ideas in their sketch- will need to stop by and view this great
Kendrick Tan visitor to Hanyuan, and Chris, paired up to
To start the project, the students first brainstormed ideas and books. Next, they experimented and played with their work of art. teach the alphabet and help the kids recite
decided to create either a building or a bloom. If a student chose to ideas using collage and paint on bigger pieces of paper. “It is a very inspiring piece of art- the letters—which they did enthusiastically.
make a flower, he or she had to incorporate man-made objects into their art piece. “This project wasn’t like other ones we have done,” work, glamorously done,” said Sabrina But William said that “the most challeng-
If a student chose to make a building, then he or she had to create an illusion of a said Grace Carvetta. “Distorting a landscape or an Tang, G6. ing part of the trip … [was] trying to calm
leaf using the shape or structure of a building. orchard was very entertaining for us sixth-graders.” them down. The classrooms were always
really loud.” Andy Qiu echoed this feeling:
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EggsChange, con't from page 21
n the afternoon of March 15, the fifth-grade hallway was
Although uneducated, they have the ambition and will to improve ■ Participate in our activities and fundraisers! We will schedule filled with the excited buzz of students from first-graders
their current circumstances. Trapped at the bottom of society, they opportunities for you such as auctions, scavenger egg hunts, to even high school students and parents, as they filed into
have been abandoned by the rapidly progressing Chinese society. games, and other various activities. To know when these activi- crowded classrooms to watch the fifth-graders present their latest
They lack the opportunity to improve their lives, and the Egg- ties are going to happen, please send us an email! It would be our event: The Invention Convention.
schange project hopes to give them this opportunity. pleasure to update you with events with just the click of a finger. Each year, fifth-graders are given the chance to create an inven-
EggsChange will provide each farmer with 50 free chickens and Fun prizes will be awarded during these events. tion to solve any problems they encounter. First they must generate
monthly feed for the chickens. The chickens will be raised accord- ■ Adopt a chicken! To name a chicken, a fee of ¥100 is paid, to ideas to fix ten problems in their lives, and then choose four to ex-
fund the daily needs of the chicken. With a fee of 300, you can
ing to organic procedures and once they start laying eggs, the eggs plore and investigate. Afterward, they must focus one
name the chicken and receive 30 eggs when they are delivered to
will be purchased from the farmers at 2RMB each (the market problem, and invent something to fix it. Throughout
price for organic eggs). This amounts to an annual income, per the process of inventing, students went on to their
farmer, of 10,000 RMB. The eggs will then be shipped to Shanghai I want eggs! What do I do now? blogs and recorded what they did that day and what
and sold to interested parents and teachers at SAS at 3RMB each. Subscribe via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and pre-order difficulties they encountered along the way.
All the profits will go toward buying chickens for future farmers letting us know how many eggs you would like to purchase. The After the invention was built, it needed to be
in order to expand the project. The project is based in the high eggs will be delivered to your child’s classroom in a box starting next tested by different people so that they could give
school (Puxi campus) where more than 30 interested students meet school year. comments and advice.
weekly to plan fundraisers and operate the project. Finally, everyone made brochures that introduced and pro-
How are the chickens raised?
moted their inventions. They designed business cards and posters
Frequently Asked Questions: With an organic procedure involving organic feed (grain) and they
to decorate their tables. a problem. If she could change something in Invention Convention,
will be raised as free range chickens, who will have the space to
The varieties of inventions were amazing, with everything from she would like to have more time to work on her project.
How does EggsChange plan to distribute the eggs? exercise in natural environments.
EggsChange plans to distribute the eggs among parents who pre- an umbrella holder for bikes and a stuffed animal case for water Another student says he likes all the inventions, and that he
order ahead of time, and selling them directly when the eggs arrive. How do I subscribe and stay updated with EggsChange’s events bottles, to a dog-washing box and a special “de-chlorinating” con- thinks some fifth-graders may become scientists in the future.
and progress? Where do I send my questions? tainer for swim suits. There were turning wheels for pouring cereal, This year’s Invention Convention was spectacular, and it is
What can we do to help? To subscribe, simply send us an e-mail at email@example.com analog clocks that reminded you what you needed to do every day, something many will remember.
■ Donating would help our project a lot towards our cause! Every letting us know your name (optional) and that you want to be up-
penny counts- we appreciate any kind of support! dated with future notifications. Also, our website, www.eggschange.
■ By spreading awareness! Tell more people about EggsChange com.cn is currently under maintenance and will be up and running
and notify us about fundraisers we could participate in. soon! For now, please check out our temporary website http://
By Abby PAN, ES Student Reporter, Puxi Campus
a pair of sneakers that had built-in hiking pikes, a comb with con-
ditioner, hair clips, and hair bands attached, and even a snowboard
that could be transformed into a pair of skis.
Many students took this day very seriously. Some were dressed
in suits and ties or formal dresses, and acted like professional
business people, eagerly explaining and demonstrating how their
inventions worked. The tables were arranged in a “U” shape, so
that it was easy for people to move down the line to see different
inventions. Group after group of interested visitors streamed into
each classroom and soon some people had to shout to be heard.
At each table, large crowds of people gathered around the inven-
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24 The EAGLE April 22, 2011 April 22, 2011 The EAGLE 25
A nnual Spring
Top row (L-R): Kevin
Hsu, Teddy Jung, Esther
Wang, Dion Loke, Oliver
Yang, Jordan Lee, Arvind
Co n c e r t
Pudong Campus high
Selvakesani, Tina Chen;
Middle row: Angela Lu,
Crystal Lee, Jacob Dyer, By John LEONARD and Reid BLICKENSTAFF, Music Teachers, Pudong Campus
Noah Reeves, Brittany
Herr, Julia Liang; he Pudong campus high school bands, orchestras, choirs, and Morocco which highlight Mid-Eastern percussion sounds and music
Bottom row: Tracey ensembles are preparing to present a wonderful variety of of an Arabic flavor. In contrast, a Dixieland-style work, Woodwind
Zhang, Emily Yu, Sofia music for the Spring Concert April 28 at 7pm. in the 2nd floor Marmalade, will feature our flute, clarinet, and sax sections with
Rada, Alexandre Yong,
small gymnasium. some Dixieland bass lines thrown in!
Mary Li, Angela Shao.
Not pictured: India Atkin
Both the Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras will feature The Advanced Concert Band will start their performance with
and Ivory Loh. works by Baroque composers. The Intermediate players will present Harkstow Grange, a lush, classic work for band, by Percy Grainger
movements from Handel’s Water Music Suites. The Advanced Or- which spotlights the warmth, blend and balance of this group. A
chestra will play sections from Handel’s Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 1 transcription for band of Frescobaldi’s Organ Toccatta will showcase
with soloists Amy Zhang and Natalie Pong on violins, and Alex Yang the group’s technique and musicality. Flute and Clarinet Ensemble
Pudong Campus MUN-ers debate protection of journalists on cello. Advanced players will accompany Julia Deng, viola soloist in
movements of Telemann’s Concerto in G for Viola and Strings.
performances will add a delightful contrast to the entire evening.
This semester, the brass, woodwind and percussion sections devel-
in armed conflicts and other topics at conference The choir students will sing “The Orchestra Song,” a round of
German origin in which singers imitate the sounds made by orches-
oped Jazz Band techniques and will present a sampling of their efforts.
We will wrap up the concert with a performance of the Ruslan
tral instruments. In addition, singers will present an Italian madrigal and Ludmila Overture by Mikhail Glinka written for symphonic or-
by Orlando di Lasso entitled, S’io ti vedess’ una sol (Ah, could my chestra with all the string players in the orchestras and a select group
eyes behold thee). We’ll also sing a well-known pop-rock ballad by of wind and percussion players to make up the full orchestra sound.
By Dion LOKE, Senior, Pudong Campus; and Tim BOYER, Science Teacher and faculty MUN advisor, Pudong Campus the late John Lennon plus other selections. The concert will conclude at approximately 8:30pm and a short
Our Intermediate Concert Band will offer Sheldon’s Winds of reception will follow. Do join us to hear our musician’s progress!
I n early March, 2011, Pudong Campus students
had the honor of attending the third annual
BISSMUN held at BISS Pudong. This year was
BISSMUN has always been a great avenue for our
delegates to train and polish their public speaking skills.
note, as a senior, I wish
my fellow MUNers the
With no more than 25 people in each committee, our del- best of luck in their future
our second visit to the conference. Once again, egates were able to seize the opportunity to dominate the conferences.
we sent a strong team with five students officers: conference. For our student officers, this was undoubtedly
I went as as Deputy Secretary-General; Kevin
Hsu, senior, as the President of ECOSOC I;
a valuable experience to train up for bigger conferences.
This conference was an especially good one not only SUMMER
Esther Wang, junior, as the President of Security because of the success our the Pudong MUNers experi-
Council; Crystal Lee, sophomore, as President enced, but because of the return of Teddy Jung. Teddy,
of ECOSOC II; Tracey Zhang, sophomore, as who has been a valuable member of the Pudong MUN
Co-President of the Special Summit; and Noah team for a number of years has been sidelined this year
Reeves, sophomore, as President of Human Rights due to illness. Teddy was able to return and contribute
Council. greatly to the debate in the Special Forum. On a personal June 27 - July 29, 2011
Our Forum Delegates, 15 in number, were
members of the Human Rights Forum, Economic PHOTOS: From bottom left counter-clockwise: Noah SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL
Reeves, sophomore; Sofia Rada, sophomore; (in photo
and Social Council, Security Council, and the below) Teddy Jung, senior, India Atkin, sophomore and Ivory
Special Summit. Resolutions covered topics in the Loh, sophomore; corner photo: Jordan Lee, junior; Crystal
areas of “Rights of the migrant worker,” “Protec- Lee, junior; Dion Loke, senior and Esther Wang, junior.
tion of journalists in armed conflicts”, “Empower-
ing Women in Developing Nations,” and “Promot-
ing peace and security o the Korean Peninsula.” SUMMER
REGISTER ONLINE NOW
26 The EAGLE April 22, 2011 April 22, 2011 The EAGLE 27
Pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge Robotics Competition
Saturday, April 23, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, SAS Pudong campus
International school team robots will compete in the pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge High School Robot-
ics Competition, developed by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a
U.S. based non-profit. Teams design, build and program robots to compete in an exciting, sports-like
challenge. Reaching 250,000 students in grades K to 12 worldwide, FIRST engages students in
science and technology learning and leadership and provides an opportunity to apply classroom
concepts to ‘real-world’ engineering problems, work on open-ended challenges and create their own
solutions. Contact Paula Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Indus River basin. About one-fifth of Pakistan was underwater. The
floods effected 20 million people mostly by destruction of property,
livelihood and infrastructure and about 2,000 deaths. That’s why SAS
Points to Pakistan project helps the was so generous in offering a special creative way to help the people in
The Points to Pakistan project was a real success, equal to the
people of Punjab and other provinces Haiti card project. The Points to Pakistan process showed that SAS
cares about current disasters and devastations that are happening
around the world. As a Pakistani myself, I have a cultural interest in
this situation, and I know that when there is a time of need, people
By Misha IQBAL, MS Student Reporter, Pudong Campus will come to help. The project taught many students how to expand
rt Teacher: Today we will be doing something different in their artistic abilities and skills to a wider range. In all art classes, the
world. According to students, it was a good idea to sell pieces of
Art Class. Has anyone heard of the tragic flood in Pakistan? artwork by students because not only you're helping people but also teachers guided their students to make their Points to Pakistan cards
A 100 hands rose up. you're creating a masterpiece! All the students were proud that the with different techniques. After erasing the marks on the cards, the
Art Teacher: Well, we will be having a fundraiser in an artistic money would go to people who don’t have what we have and are whole school was challenged to create pieces of art using different
way. You will take a playing card and rub sand paper on it to make in need. We students thought it was a great idea. It let us not just styles. In some classes, the students made their cards with three layers Donate: Clothes, blankets,
the design go away. After the card is blank, you may decorate it any donate money, and get over it, but to actually do something for the of material, and in other classes, the students were taught otherwise. suitcases etc
way you want but it has to include an arrow in money to show our concern for people all around the world. Each The Points to Pakistan is a great way for SAS, and all students who
it. Don’t forget to be creative! division (ES, MS and HS) made about one card each. bought the cards, to realize what is happening around them, and it
The arrow was incorporated onto every card would make for a great annual event. It was very cool knowing that Pudong Campus
for two reasons. First, it was to signify that our Devastating Flood in Pakistan the whole school participated in this fundraiser. As a school, we Elementary School
thoughts were focused on helping people in The reason we were doing this is because of a major flood in Paki- raised 5,044RMB.
Pakistan and the funds raised would literally None of this would have been posible without the support and
stan. Lot’s of people lost their family, homes and don't have anything
direction of elementary art teachers Beth Tucker and Jacob Toa;
be going to Pakistan. Also, the arrow to help them survive. Some
worked on an artistic level as a unifying kids our age don’t have any middle school art teachers Kristi Thornbury, Jason Maddock and
theme. Because they all had the arrow food or maybe they lost Sarah Digges; and high school art teachers Ginny Sampson, Sylviane All Items will go to charity
in common, the cards could be viewed their parents. It all started DeRoquedrune, and Matthew Laurence.
individually, or as one. when it rained in the Khyber To donate, look for DONATION BOXES placed
PHOTOS: The Points to Pakistan cards were displayed in the Main
All students created a wonderful Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab Hallway outside the cafeteria; Above: Kelvin Chung, left, and Tiffany throughout the elementary school
piece of art. I think they were grateful and Balochistan regions of Dai, right, both in Grade 7, display their Points to Pakistan cards.
to know that a little help can change the Pakistan and affected the
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Using folk art as a basis for their inspiration ...
O ur eighth grade art class recently finished a project
that involved making fish puppets. This trimester-
Middle schoolers long project was a true test of not only our skill in art,
but of our patience and character. We were paired up
and asked to create a puppet out of just construction
create fish puppets paper, plastic bags and bamboo.
Every group based their fish design on a type of
folk art. We took a look at many different types of folk
By Tessa HART, G8, Pudong Campus
art from around the world and studied some examples
to get ideas for our fish puppets. We were also able to
choose any kind of fish we wanted and even com-
bine different species of fish to create a very unusual
creature! Some people combined big fish with teeth
with little fish and folk art that had flowers. It made it
unique because it was unlike any real fish in the world!
During this project, obstacles arose on many oc-
casions, obstacles we had to overcome. We just tried
our best to find a way around them and to solve them
as best we could. We knew no
matter how it looked, it was
art and it would always be p You “My favorite part of making this project was the painting, but I really
nn liked talking to my friends too. Working with clay is fun.”
interesting. Som for o
eti eve t ha
After all, there’s no do me ryt ve —Joshua Barnett
n s hi a
you ot go , thin ng.
Grade 7 art students create ’Alter Ego’
way to do art wrong. h yo gs
an av ur jus
d et w t
you work o mo ay, s
’ve wi ve o
go th on
“In art class we made a 3D figure of our alter ego in the form of a pinch pot. An alter ego is
er an emphasized side of you—who you want to be. The media we used were clay and acrylic
paint. Wedging the clay was what I found most difficult; it was always hard to control the
clay. Scoring and slipping really helped to keep my complicated figure together. The clay
t went through several stages: greenware, leather-hard, bone dry, bisque-ware, and glaze-
ar ned s art ware (however, we didn’t glaze our sculptures). During this project I really wanted to chal-
e le hi er-
“I’v ... t oop
ou gh h as c tion, lenge myself and go beyond.” —Carolyn Chen
thr ct, suc a
p roje eter nd ot “To the very end, we were proud of our work. After
on e ,a l l be
enc at wi my the clay sculptures were fired in the kiln, they were
per ities th ghout
l u brought back to us and we painted them to bring
qua l thro
fu Fu them to life. The part I remember the most is right
” —A before my sculpture was fired in the kiln. I was wor-
ried that parts would break or fall off. But once it
was out of the kiln, everything felt permanent and
solid, almost invincible. Overall, this is one of my
favorite art projects.” —Tiffany Dai
at top left: Joshua
Barnett's Alter Ego,
The Raven; Su Jiat
Ong tests the stabil-
ity of his sculpture;
Anna Yang's Alter
Ego—The Evil Ninja
Turtle; Jing Yee Tan's
The Sloth before
PHOTOS: Counter-clockwise starting top left: Author Tessa Hart and Teffany Teng; firing; Oran Rahamin
Eugene Pang and Carina Seah; Philip Siu and parents in front of his team's fish; Fish with her Alter Ego
puppet sketch—Carrie Lin, Jennifer Son, and You Ji Han. and sketch.
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Young artists learn about "Value" in art project THE RIGHT TIME
Larger-than-life portraits created of SAS staff FOR AN ORTHODONTIC
By Sarah DIGGES, MS Art Teacher, Pudong Campus
CHECK-UP IS AGE
I t takes a village to raise a child, and as the
sixth graders at SAS, Pudong, learned,
it takes a whole class to paint a powerful
to create the appearance of shadows and
highlights. For this project we started from
than life portraits. He paints each portrait
in a way that when you look at the paintings
up close, they look like a bunch of multi-
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontist no
the basics, painting value scales and teaching
later than age 7 because, while your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there may actually be a
portrait. Sixth graders worked together to students how to mix one color with white colored squares and dots, but when you step
problem that needs to be evaluated by an orthodontist.
complete larger than life portraits celebrat- to create a range of tints and the same color back from them, an incredibly realistic look-
ing our hardworking bus monitors, ayis, with black to create a range of shades. From ing portrait emerges. We hoped to recreate a Make an appointment with our US board certified orthodontist, Dr. Kevin Chan, for a consultation today!
cafeteria workers, maintenance men similar effect with this project.
and security guards. Many times We told the students they were
these people seem to fade into the painting a portrait of someone at
background of our lives as we go SAS but didn’t tell them whom the
about teaching and learning yet portrait would be of. Curious and
without their contributions, our inspired to use their new skills, they
educational institutions would not be worked carefully to recreate the values
very inviting places. With this project they saw onto a blank A4 sized piece
we hoped to teach students about of canvas paper using acrylic paint. It
the Element of Art, Value as well was very important for all students to
as the value each person working at make sure their values were the same
SAS contributes to their educational as the person next to them so that
experience on a daily basis. when their pieces were placed together
To prepare our students to paint again, the portrait of our support staff
these masterpieces, we spent con- members would reappear.
siderable time studying about and As you read below from some
learning how to create the Element of the members of my 6B class, the
of Art, Value. Most people when students finished this project with
they hear the word “value” imme- a new perspective on using Value as
diately think of its’ non-art related well as powerful realizations about
definition, i.e. how much something how many hands are involved in
is worth. But in art, it takes on a making their education here at SAS
completely new meaning. Value can so successful and enjoyable. It truly
be described as the difference between does take a village to raise a child and
dark and light and is used by artists in a whole community to educate them
two-dimensional compositions to make as well.
the subject matter seem more modeled, and these humble beginnings we helped students SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
three-dimensional. Artists such as Caravag- to transition from simple value scales to rep- “The hardest part was making the values per-
PROBLEMS IN YOUR GROWING CHILD:
gio and Rembrandt used their knowledge of licating the values they see in front of them. fect so they would fit in with the others when
value to make paintings of religious figures Finally the students were ready to work on
• Mouth breathing • Grinding or clenching of the teeth
we put them together.”
and historical scenes seem so real and the Portraits of SAS project.
• Speech difficulties • Thumb or finger sucking
life-like they could almost come out of the MS art teachers, Jason Maddock, Kristi “After finishing the project we got to put my • Facial imbalance • Jaws that shift or make sounds
paintings. They did this by knowing exactly Thornbury and myself had taken photos of piece and everybody else's piece together to • Early or late loss of baby teeth • Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
where to place the dark shadows and bril- five different SAS support staff members, make a woman. She looked familiar as if I'd seen • Difficulty in chewing or biting • Protrusive teeth or crossbites
liant highlights to make the viewer believe enlarged the black and white photos and
her before, but I wasn't sure who she was.”
the images were imbued with life. Having divided them into enough pieces for each
the Element of Art Value in your artists tool sixth grader to use as a reference. When
belt is a powerful thing. separated, the individual pieces looked like To read the rest of the responses, go to www.eagleon-
line.org. Search PUDONG articles.
Young artists tend to overlook the a combination of dark, middle and light
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