Dear parents of grade 9,
Last week I taught physics the first time in Taiwan. What a new experience! Not all experiments worked out as I had expected. However, we could see the basic phenomena and get the concepts we use in power engines so widely today.
Also teaching together with two colleagues made the lessons quite intense and challenging. Translation needs time and it took my efforts to keep track.
After 10 experiments in 5 days, little time was left for social interchange and almost no time to write the workbooks. I hope, I can focus more on the workbook next week. Please help as parents by reminding your child to do the workbook writing every day as a homework.
It is important to write down experiment and reflect on them the same day, so we can develope the understanding for the related concepts in class the next morning.
Generally, every day's homework is:
A: to draw the setting of the experiment in the workbook.
B: to write down the observation in the workbook.
C: to note down conclusions in the small notebook (and write down into the workbook the conclusions of the experimets from the day before).
D: to copy the concepts from the notebook to the workbook.
Based on this, we discuss yesterday's experiment on the next morning and develope the concepts to understand it.
Next week, we will go beyond the reach of power engines - in class and also on Friday after school when I invite grade 9 students to the beach at 白沙屯 (Baishatun).
This first week of the physics main lesson, I have taught with great pleasure. And I also saw students enjoing it.