Fun Enrichment Activity —21 Elephants Still on the Bridge 有趣的文化充实活动 21只大象走过大桥

 

We had a wonderful day for enrichment activities. We did a very interesting experiment building a bridge. The activity get inspired by  the news “21 Elephants Walked Across the Newly-Opened Brooklyn Bridge to Prove Its Safety”

有课堂充实活动真是好玩的一天。我们做了一个有趣的实验自己造一座桥。这个活动的灵感来源于一条新闻 :21只大象横跨过新运行的布鲁克林大桥以此证明它的安全性。

To introduce the reason why do we choose the activity as a enrichment subject, we read a story book named  He’d walk his troupe of elephants across it.  

为了让孩子们知道这个活动的来源,我们一起读了关于这则新闻的故事:他让他的大象队伍横跨过大桥了。

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After the story , the students knew about the history of the open of the Brooklyn Bridge and they showed the great interests to this activity.Some of them even can’t wait to do build their own bridges and do the test. But what materials do we use? How can we build a bridge? And How do we test?

讲完故事以后,孩子们了解了布鲁克林大桥的开始运营的历史之后,他们表现的对这个游戏很感兴趣。有几个小朋友迫不及待地想要开始造他们自己的桥然后自己测试他们的桥够不够稳固。但是造桥的材料从哪里来呢?我们怎么自己造桥呢?我们怎么样做测试呢?

The materials we had are,popsicle sticks , the small size paper cups, and the plastic animal toys.

The purpose is building a bridge with given materials  which can  undertake at least 21 animals .

The rules are , you have to do team work;you have to use  the paper cups  and the sticks in your own way, the bridge can not be knocked down.

我们的材料是:冰棒的棍子,小号的纸杯,还有一些塑料的小动物玩具。我们的目标是:用所给材料造一座自己的桥。你的桥必须可以承担至少21只小动物。我们的规则是 1,你必须是团队活动,2,你必须用所给材料,3,你的桥不能倒塌

Before we start, we reviewed some farm animals names we knew and learned more jungle animals in Chinese. In the process of making the bridges, we practiced the animal names as well. We do have fun and we do learn.

开始之前,我们复习了学过的农场动物的名字,也学习了一些我们不知道的丛林动物的名字。在造桥的过程中,我们也练习了动物的名字,在开心中学习!!

Giving the rules and materials, the students get started very soon. At the very beginning Two team didn’t work together very well so that they can’t even build a complete bridge by themselves. After some discussion and reflection, they realized that they need to discuss first and get a plan ahead and then get stick to that plan.

拿到材料以后,同学们很快的开始了。一开始,有两组队伍没有一起完成的很好,以至于他们不能自己建成自己的桥。经过商量和反思,他们意识到应该先商量,有计划了以后严格按照计划实行。

After dozen minutes, all of them did a great job and complete the mission. Everybody was so happy about the games and feel proud of themselves.

过了十几分钟,所有人完成的都非常好地完成了任务。每个人都很开心,他们也都为自己感到高兴。

 

We learned how to work with your team members and we  achieve a goal by working hard and we won the happiness of being successful and we encourage each other and show our congrats when people are successful .

通过这样的活动,我们学会了如何跟同学们进行团队活动,也通过一起努力达成了一个共同的目标,同时孩子们也感受到了成功的喜悦,以及当别人取得成功时我们要鼓励和给予他们祝贺。

The enrichment day is very meaningful and fun.We even practice how to encourage each other in Chinese and we counted the animals in Chinese as well. We love the enrichment day.

课堂充实活动真的是很有益有趣的活动。我们还在过程中学习了用中文鼓励对方,我们数数也是用的中文哦。我们都很喜欢这样的活动。

 

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