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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Grade 8 MS 5: Festival posters

Recently, MS5 have studied two topics delicious food and festivals. And, we will study eating out in next semester. Therefore, to review words and sentences what we have learned and preview that we will study. We have these posters. Students divided into different groups. They design the style of poster, collect pictures and think about content by themselves. And then, they introduced their poster and told us something about the Chinese festivals. It’s better to absorb knowledge for them in this way, they can practice communicate skill when they talk about how to design and make the poster in Chinese.



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Pre-K Mandarin



Pre-K Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas


Pre-Kindergarten students focused on the topic “Body parts” this month. We learned different words about body parts such as, 头、头发、眼睛、耳朵、鼻子、嘴、口、手、肩膀、膝盖、脚. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to describe their body parts in class by using sentence patterns 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 for the week Body Parts and Opposites
Learning outcomes  

  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Answer the questions correctly
  • Recite sentences related to the topic
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary: 



Sentence pattern:

  1. 我有大耳朵/鼻子/眼睛…
  2. 我有小耳朵/鼻子/眼睛…
  3. 我有长头发。
  4. 我有短头发。
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1
  • Youtube videos



Teacher Mavi





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YCT 1 and YCT 2 reviewer

Grade 4 ES1 learned colors, parts of the body these two months. Students learned to describe appearance of a person, clothing through speaking and in writing.

parts of the body

This week, we will review words related with YCT 1 and YCT 2.
I had attached vocabulary words for students to review over the holiday.
YCT 1 vocabulary words

YCT 2 vocabulary words

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Grade 2

This month we learned the family,家人,我家有五口人。爸爸,妈妈,爷爷,奶奶,外公,外婆,哥哥,姐姐,弟弟,妹妹。Let students record a video to describe their family.Then we learn country, where are you from? 国家,你是哪国人? And let students recognize flags , know your country’s flag. Then we learn sentences: 我的国家是_____,我是_____人。Students introduce themselves one by one. Meantime, we draw our countries’ flags.f1

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课外活动kèwài huódòng (ASAC)

This month our Chinese topic in HS1 is 学校 xuéxiào (school)

we talk about 学校设施 xuéxiào shèshī (school facilities) as review.

Also we discussed what kind of 课外活动kèwài huódòng (ASAC) they attended this semester. Then we do the project, design an advertisement for your club.

the following pictures are students finished product.


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Grade 1:我不喜欢我的头发。(wǒ bù xǐ huān wǒ de tóu fa)I don’t like my hair

Grade 1:我不喜欢我的头发。(wǒ bù xǐ huān wǒ de tóu fa)I don’t like my hair

Grade1 study the sentence structure Sb like/don’t like sth, some colors and de by the video story. Students watch the video story first, and then the teacher guide students to say by ask students in Chinese. To correct the student’s pronunciation, students follow the video in Chinese. The teacher review and practice new words and new sentence structure by play games.

Phrase: red hair红色的头发  hóng sè de tóu fa

Yellow hair 黄色的头发 huáng sè de tóu fa

Black hair 黑色的头发 hēi sè de tóu fa

Green hair 绿色的头发 lǜ sè de tóu fa

Pink hair 粉红色的头发fěn hóng sè de tóu fa

Purple hair 紫色的头发zǐ sè de tóu fa