Grade 2 students are learning clothes: 校服school uniform, 衬衫shirt, 裙子dress, 裤子pants,鞋子shoes，毛衣，袜子，牛仔裤 and so on. We write Chinese characters, and need them know meanings, then they can try to introduce their clothes they are wearing. Besides, we are learning 喜欢 and 不喜欢， 有 and 没有，students can add some others thing they have learned to this structure.
Chinese characters: 校服 衬衫 裙子 短裙 裤子 短裤 皮鞋 （不）喜欢 （没）有
Recently, Grade 1 students are learning topic “stationery” and “measure word”. Students will draw pencil, ruler, shoes and others on small whiteboard when we study and review these words. Teacher will speak English when students answer in Chinese. Students like the way to study new words.
Measure words are not easy to learn for Grade 1 students. Therefore, we learned it slowly and will match different measure words with some familiar words. For example, zhi(只) we can use it match some birds and certain animals. We watch video three little bears（三只小熊）to introduce measure word. Measure words are usually used and placed between a number and a noun in Chinese.
And then, we study different measure words and a new sentence structure.
One pencil 一支铅笔
Two erasers 两块橡皮
Three scissors 三把剪刀
Four rulers 四把尺子
Five color pencils 五支彩色铅笔
Sentence structure: I have a pencil. 我有一支铅笔。（I+HAVE+MEASURE WORD+NOUN）
She has two erasers.她有两块橡皮。（√）她有二块橡皮（×）。
Tian li has three scissors. 田力有三把剪刀。
You have four rulers.你有四把尺子。
He has five color pencils. 他有五支彩色铅笔。
The timetable lists below are the subjects students are learning. English, Chinese, Science, Music, Computer… but how to say them in Chinese? Let’s learn together.
Let’s make a couple of sentences with these words:
- Today I had 4 subjects: English,Math, Chinese and Science.
Jīntiān wǒ yǒu sì mén kè: Yīngyǔ, shùxué, zhōngwén hé kēxué.
- My favorite subjects are Art, Chinese and PE.
Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de kēmù shì měishù, zhōngwén hé tǐyù.
Kinder Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas
Kindergarten students focused on the topic “Daily routine” this month. We learned different words about daily routine such as, 洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发、洗脸、洗脚、起床、上学、刷牙、吃早饭、放学、回家、睡觉. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to say their daily routine 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:
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