Science Week is a time for creative effort, and the 5th graders in section 5M2 taught by Russian Language and Literature teacher Galina Korotkonozhkina enjoyed a competition for compositions on environmental topics during the event.
The panel of judges used the following criteria to evaluate the writing: topic development, composition length, presentation of material, and “interest”.
“It’s important to give each student a chance to fully explore his or her topic, and they did a wonderful job, with each getting a complete feel for the topic and therefore performing brilliantly. Nevertheless, it was necessary to identify specific criteria for the panel to use, so that they could determine the winner objectively.”
“It is imperative that we teach the younger generation a proper and careful attitude towards the environment,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “Our school devotes a great deal of attention to this, with students regularly participating in activities such as city-wide Saturday clean-ups, our ‘Save the foxes of Russian Island’ program, and the city’s ‘Tiger Day’ holiday. Our school also features a used battery recycling container provided by the company Eco-Star Technology.”