I’m sad to say that I will not be back next school year.
On June 30 I will return home to Australia.
I have enjoyed helping you to learn some more English.
Also, I would like to thank Teacher Jenny and Teacher Eva for helping me in our classes, Principal Cheng and Director Tseng for their support, Nurse Pandora, Moon and May for their friendship, and other staff members for making me feel part of the school community.
Good luck with your studies.
Do your best! Fly high! Be happy!
On May 15 our school sang at the English Song Contest. Everyone did a very good job and our performance was a big improvement on last year. Even though we didn't win an award, we can be proud of the efforts of everyone on putting it all together. Well done!!!
Many photos can be found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/gregqbear/GregAtTaiAn2006To2007#
It was a fun time with many mothers there to celebrate with us. Every class wished their mothers a “Happy Mothers’ Day”.
Tai-An Grade 6B students please post details of your chosen country here.
- 圳吉 May 19th, 2007 at 1:17 pm · Reply name:brian 6b 11
gregq: countries of the world
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country name… Japan
total land area… six
climate… summers and mild
highest point… korean metres
religions… both shinto and buddhist84% andother cincluding christian16%
- 學生 May 19th, 2007 at 2:10 pm · Reply Leo,SEAT 2,country:American samoa;total land area:199sq kms;climate:Tropical marine, moderated by south-east trade winds. Rainy season Nov.?Apr.; dry season May?Oct. Little seasonal temperature variation.;highest point:4160metres;Population 57794.;Religions:Christian Congregationalist,Roman Catholic,protestant,other.;Languages:Samoan,English(most people)
- Anonymous May 23rd, 2007 at 5:58 pm · Reply Name:Sandy
Total land area:377,708
- Anonymous May 23rd, 2007 at 6:00 pm · Reply 詩芸…
Total land area:377,708
- Anonymous May 25th, 2007 at 10:23 am · Reply 6B NO:6 KEVIN
country name : BRAZIL
total land area : 8,511,965 sq kms
climate : warm and humid
population : 188,078,227
religions : Roman Catholic 89%
languages : Portuguese(offical),Spanish,English,French
- Anonymous May 30th, 2007 at 4:08 pm · Reply 勝南said
mike,seat3,country;American samoacountry;amerlcansamoa;climate Tropical marine, moderated by south-east trade winds. Rainy season Nov.?Apr.; dry season May?Oct. Little seasonal temperature variation;population;57.794;languages;Samoan, English (most people are bilingual);total land area;199sq kms;highest point;4160metres;religions;Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%
Tai-An Grade 6a students please post details of your chosen country here.
紅茶 name:Dick seat:5
Languages:Standard Chinese Mandsrin
Total land area:9596961
ㄚ茹 Name:Susan Seat Number:20
Climate:Mostly temperate, but the wide latitudinal and altitudinal ranges encompass many extremes of climate, particularly in winter. Temperatures generally increase north-south. South-east (subtropical) provinces experience the warmest weather with maximum average rainfall along the coast ranging from 31 mm in Dec. to 394 mm in July. The typhoon season is July?Oct. Hong Kong and Macau are subtropical, wet and humid in the monsoon season (May?Sept.). Summers are hot and humid, average temperatures ranging 26°?31°C (Hong Kong). Average annual rainfall of over 750 mm in the south decreases north and north-east to between 250 mm and 750 mm on the North China plains. Manchuria experiences especially cold winters, with rivers frozen on average five months of each year. Shenyang?s average daily temperature range in Jan. is -6°C to -18°C, with milder July conditions reflected in daily temperatures of between 21°C and 31°C. Desert conditions prevail in the north-western region of Xinjiang Uygur and the western interior. Rainfall is greatest in Jan. (15 mm) dwindling to the minimum average of 3 mm in Feb. and Sept.?Oct. Temperature range of -11°C to 1°C in Jan. and 20°?33°C in July. The high altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau (Xizang) experience harsh, frosty winters with valley temperatures varying from -10°C in Jan. to 24°C in July. Rainfall negligible Dec.?Jan., rising to 122 mm in July. Beijing: Jan. -4.4°C, July 26°C, annual rainfall 623 mm. Chongqing: Jan. 7.2°C, July 28.9°C, average annual rainfall 1092 mm. Shanghai: Jan. 3.9°C, July 27.8°C, average annual rainfall 1135 mm. Hong Kong: Jan. 16°C, July 29°C, average annual rainfall 2225 mm
Languages:Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages. In Hong Kong, English and Chinese are official languages; most Chinese speak Cantonese, while Mandarin is widely understood. In Macau, Portuguese is the official language, and Cantonese the language of commerce
Total land area: 9,596,961 square km
Highest point:4267 m
Religions:Officially athiest. Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1?2% and Christian 3?4%. Ancestor worship is uniformly practised.
Hong Kong: mainly Buddhist (with Taoist and Confucianist elements), Christian (including Roman Catholic and Protestant) 10%, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Jewish.
Macau: Roman Catholic
ㄚ樺 Name:Vicky Seat Number:14
Climate:Arid, rainfall low (higher on Mediterranean coast, especially during winter) and unevenly distributed. Mild winters (average day temperature 18°C) alternate with hot summers (38°C), particularly in the south. Rainfall decreases north-south from 175 mm at Alexandria to 25 mm at Cairo and 2.5 mm or just a trace near Aswan. Cairo: Jan. 13.3°C, July 28.3°C, average annual rainfall 28 mm. Alexandria: Jan. 14.4°C, July 26.1°C, average annual rainfall 178 mm. Ismailia: Jan. 13.3°C, July 28.9°C, average annual rainfall 37 mm. Aswan: Jan. 16.7°C, July 33.3°C, average annual rainfall trace
Languages:Arabic , English, French
Total land area:1,001,449 square km
Highest point:2637 m
Religions:Muslim, Coptic Christian and other
ㄚ瑋 Name:Ken Seat Number:9
Climate:Characterised by long, severe winters, Canada?s climate ranges from polar and sub-polar conditions in the north to cool temperate in the south with significant variations between coastal regions and the interior. The highest winter temperatures occur on the Pacific coast near Vancouver Island with January average temperatures above freezing (3°C) and warm July temperatures averaging 17.8°C; annual rainfall 1458 mm. Rainfall is generally higher in coastal areas, decreasing inland, while the reverse is true of average summer temperatures. Winnipeg (south central Manitoba) receives 510 mm of rain per year and experiences mean Jan.?July temperatures of -19.3°C and 19.6°C respectively. In the drier arctic latitudes, summer temperatures frequently fail to rise above freezing point and winter temperatures in the far north-west can drop below -36°C
Total land area:9,976,140 square km
Highest point:5951 m
Religions:Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox , Jewish,Muslim,Hindu and Sikh
Country name:New Zealand
Climate:Cool temperate becoming almost subtropical in the extreme north. Plentiful rainfall all year, decreasing north-south from 1525 mm to 635 mm. Mean sea-level temperatures range from 15°C (north) to 9°C (south). Only the extreme south region experiences a cold winter. The highest peaks are permanently snow-capped. New Zealand is subject to periodic subtropical cyclones. Auckland: Jan. 18.6°C, July 10.2°C, average annual rainfall 1053 mm. Christchurch: Jan. 16.3°C, July 5.8°C, average annual rainfall 737 mm. Dunedin: Jan. 14.1°C, July 6.2°C, average annual rainfall 968 mm. Hokitika: Jan. 13.4°C, July 6.4°C, average annual rainfall 3357 mm
Total land area:269,057 square km
Highest point:2797 m
other Protestant and unspecified or none
amy6121 Name: Amy Seat No:21
Country name:United kingoom
Total land area3217 sq km
Religions:Anglican Roman catholic Mulsim
Presbyterian Methodist Sikh Hindu
Name:Jennis Seat No:18
Total land area7682300sq km
Religions:Anglican Roman Catholic other Christisn
Country:China sq kms:9596961
Religions:Buddhist Muslim Chistian
Name︰Hank Seat Number︰25
Total land area︰41,293 square km
Climate︰The climate was difficalt to find so I cut them down.Average annual temperatures decrease as elevation increases, from 7°C (central plateau) to 2°C at higher altitudes. Rainfall increases south-west to north-east from 533 mm (Rhône Valley) to 2850 mm. Perennial snow cover above 3000 m. Bern: Jan. 0°C, July 18.5°C, average annual rainfall 986 mm
Highest point︰1700 m
Religions： Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5% and none 8.9% Languages：German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 19.2%, Italian (official) 7.6%, Romansch 0.6%, other 8.9%
April saw the official opening of the new school building. Nobody was worried that we moved in earlier. It was a cold day, a windy day, and almost a rainy day. Still, everyone enjoyed it, especially the drummers.
Everyone had fun flying their planes.
Some went up high.
Some went in a circle.
Two went upstairs.
A few went into spins.
Some were fast and some were slow.
Some didn't even go.
The furthest flights for each class were:
3a David and Steven
3b Tweety and Kevin (16.7 m)
4a Kim and Helen (11.9 m)
4b Maggie and Scott (15.8 m)
5a Jenny and Frank (21 m)
5b Laurie and Peter (16.2 m)
6a Hank and Jim (18 m)
6b Mike and Amy (10 m)
You can see photos of them at http://picasaweb.google.com/gregqbear/GregAtTaiAn2006To2007#
Tai-An students learned how to help the Earth last week. As well as finding the age and height of trees, we are planting some beautiful flowers to enjoy at school.
3a Jane, Lucy, Patty, Sally and Karen.
3b Ruby and student 22.
5a Jenny and Windy.
5b Jenny, Monica, Jean and Mandy.