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For past few weeks, grade 4&5 students pay more attention to Lesson 8: School Facilities(学校设施). Students learned to listen, speak, read and write the words, and use the sentence structures to make sentences. Students they had fun playing games: Match words with pictures, Catch the chair, take a video of the introduction for the school with the sentence structures and words: “我们学校叫中华国际学校,我来介绍一下我们的学校。我们学校有……”

Vocabulary:

  • 教学,图书馆,礼堂,学校,操场,体育馆,篮球场,游泳池,停车场,校长办公室,实验室,教室,办公室
  • 隔壁,上边,下边,左边,右边

Sentence Structure:

  • 我来介绍一下……
  • 我的教室在…楼
  • 教室的左边是洗手间……

Review Material:

 

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Grade 4-5 ES2 – Learning Body Parts

Grade 4-5 ES2 students continued with lessons on 身体部位 Body Parts.

Every Mandarin class, students learned new words, identify them in Chinese characters and pronounce the words correctly. They were also guided to write sentences by using the sentence pattern.

Vocabulary:

  • 眼睛、耳朵、鼻子、嘴巴、手、脚、腿、头、头发、脸、牙齿、舌头、皮肤、手指头
  • 长得、大、小、长、短、高、矮
  • 用、看、听、说、闻、写字、唱歌、怎么样

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Questions  to review

  • 你怎么去学校?
  • 你每天几点上学?
  • 你喜欢什么颜色?
  • 你喜欢穿什么衣服?
  • 你爸爸/妈妈长什么样?

Review material:

1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1

2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebyXGzTORRc&start_radio=1&list=RDebyXGzTORRc

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Fun Mandarin

October 24, 2018

For the past few weeks, Grade 1 students focused on Lesson 3: A Good Friend ( Easy Steps to Chinese for Kids 2A). Students learned to listen, speak, read and write new vocabulary words and made sentence patterns in class. They also had fun singing “朋友,我的朋友“ and  “找朋友.” Students were introduced to PinYin learning the six vowels of the Chinese alphabet and four tones. Below is a link for the Pinyin Song. Students had fun learning Mandarin through playing games, role playing, making sentences, etc. Below are the vocabulary words that we are learning for Lesson 3.

拼音 单韵母: 单韵母歌 Single Vowel Song

Vocabulary Words: 他, 他, 它, 我, 你, 他们, 学生, 朋友, 小学生, 中学生, 高中生, 大学生.

Sentence Patterns:

a. 他有一个朋友.

b. 他六岁。

c. 他是小学生.

d. 他上一年级.

朋友我的朋友 My Friend Song

找朋友

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Learning by Teaching

Learning mandarin is not easy, but somehow students find it incredibly fun to teach it to one another.

One way of a quick review on new vocabulary is to have the students to quiz one another, right after they are done with the writing practice.

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Fun in class: guessing and writing the Chinese character my classmate is writing on my back.

Loving how the students take on active learning!

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September Highlights

With the mid-autumn full moon, end-September is a time for family reunion for the Chinese.

In class, students learnt about the legend of Chang’E before acting it out in groups. They also had fun with the traditional dice game.

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Most students had already learnt how to play it, and this year we introduced the origin – yes the dice game is a tradition from Xiamen (a city in China) and not a practice of all Chinese!

Everyone went home with some goodies from the game – what’s not to love about a sure-win lucky draw? :)

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Mid – Autumn Festival

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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival notably celebrated by the Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon. The Chinese traditionally eat moon cakes, a rich pastry typically filled with sweet bean paste, during this festival.

Mid – Autumn Festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together. It’s said that the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day, which means family reunion. This is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important.

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Thanksgiving,  to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions.

Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.

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Last week, it was the school’s “Mid-Autumn Festival Week,” a week where students are introduced to this Chinese celebration. At the end of the week, the students played a dice game that students thoroughly enjoyed, and this game involves six dice and a China bowl. Students from every grade are having fun with the game, dicing and winning the gifts.

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Nursery Mandarin (092818)

 

 

Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

Nursery students focused on the topic “Basic greetings, self- introduction and numbers” this month. We learned different words about the topics such as,你好、老师好、早上好、再见、谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系、你叫什么名字?一、二、三、四、五. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to use these words in class by using sentence patterns and situations discussed in class.

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this month. You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for future lessons and for upcoming assessments:

Topic Basic Greetings, self introduction and numbers
Learning outcomes
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Answer the questions correctly
  • Recite sentences related to the topic
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

Basic greetings: 你好、老师好、早上好、再见、谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系

Self introduction: 你叫什么名字?

Numbers: 一、二、三、四、五.

 

Sentence pattern:

你叫什么名字?我叫…..Review material

 

Teacher Mavi

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FUN MANDARIN in Kinder!!!

How fast time flies! We are now on Week 9 of our school year! Kinder classes are having fun and learning a lot from our Mandarin class. Students were able to learn to listen, read, speak and write Mandarin in class. These were our topics for the past few weeks of school:
1. Classroom Rules and Language
2. Basic Greetings and Names (你叫什么名字?;你几岁?你上几年级?) (我叫________. 我四岁. 我上幼儿园.)
3. Basic Chinese Writing Strokes (横,竖,撇,捺,点,提)
4. Polite Expressions (谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系、请帮我, etc…)
5. Counting and Writing Numbers 1-10. (一到十)
6. Recognition and Writing Family Members using the Chinese language (爸爸、妈妈、姐姐、哥哥、弟弟、妹 妹、爷爷、奶奶、外公、外婆).
7. Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, 月亮, 满月, 月饼,灯笼,嫦娥,后羿,赏月,水果
8. Songs and Rhymes (早上好,早安歌,再见歌,上学歌,数字歌,手指家庭,让爱住我家,如果感到开心,静夜思)

Links for Review:

1. Learn to Write and Count in Mandarin

2. Finger Family 手指家庭

3. The Number Song 数字歌

4. The Wheels on the Bus

5. 我的家人

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Grade 4-5 ES2 – It’s fun to learn Mandarin!

Grade 4-5 ES2 students focused on the topics – Daily Routine, Transportation, Colors and Clothing this month. For this week, we focus on “Clothing”. We are now learning different words such as穿、衣服、衬衫、牛仔裤、裙子、长裤、短裤、外套、校服、汗衫、毛衣、帽子、手套、围巾、袜子、西装。Every Mandarin class, students learned new words, identify them in Chinese characters and pronounce the words correctly. They were also guided to write sentences by using the sentence pattern.

Vocabulary:

黑色、白色、黄色、蓝色、红色、粉红色、橙色、棕色、金色、银色、铜色、灰色、咖啡色、喜欢、不喜欢

穿、衣服、衬衫、牛仔裤、裙子、长裤、短裤、外套、校服、汗衫、毛衣、帽子、手套、围巾、袜子、西装

Sentence pattern:

1. 我喜欢红色、黄色和黑色。

2. 我喜欢穿紫色的毛衣。

3. 我妈妈买了三件衬衫。

Review material:

1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1

2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c24j05_OCAc

 

 

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CISM celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

CISM Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival!

Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) also known as Chinese Moon Festival is one of the important annual festivals for Chinese people. It is celebrated during the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, this year it falls on September 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

During this festivity, families get together to celebrate this festival with a family dinner. This is also the time where Chinese families reunite with their love ones and appreciates the moon and eat moon cakes. In Chinese culture, the round and bright moon during that day symbolizes togetherness and reunion.

In CISM, the festival is marked by having the traditional dice game, also known as Bo Bing 博饼. This traditional game involves six dice and a China bowl with 63 different prizes for the players. In Chinese Filipino community, the dice game is known as Pua Tiong Chiu. Students from Nursery to Grade 12 were divided into groups and were given a chance to roll the dice and win exciting prizes.107170557-mid-autumn-festival-or-zhong-qiu-jie-illustration-with-happy-family-with-traditional-food-caption-15

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