Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 2 MANDARIN TEACHER: Ms. Shaira Anne A. Catungal (Ms. Shaira/林老师 lín lǎo shī)
Ms. Shaira graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from De La Salle University-Manila in 2016. She got her teaching license the same year. She loves working with children; in fact, she started leading Girl Scouts at 14 years old. She has been teaching for four years and this school year will be her fourth year at CISM.
We welcome Grade 4 students!!!
ES1 MANDARIN TEACHER: Ms. Verlyn Holaysan
Verlyn Holaysan is in her eighth year at Chinese International School Manila, and her fifteenth year in the profession. As a lifelong learner, she has attended East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Teachers’ Conferences, International Baccalaureate (IB) workshops and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention Workshops and continues to learn through online professional development programs.
Dear Nursery parents,
Students in Kindergarten enjoyed learning “Weather” in Mandarin class. They were able to relate the current weather condition in their area with the lesson. This unit’s focus is to help them identify different weather condition and read Chinese characters related to weathers. They also learned how to introduce the weather for today using the sentence pattern: 今天晴天。今天多云。今天下雨。今天下雪。
Please find below, the summary of the lesson we’ve taken up for this unit. Apart from Seesaw app, you are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in Nursery Mandarin Class:
Topic for the week
Identify weather condition in Mandarin
Read and recognize the Chinese word for different weather conditions
Pronounce Chinese words with correct pronunciation and tone mark
Recite sentences related to the topic
As a way to remember their lessons this year, the grade one students prepared an All About Me journal. The journal includes information about them, their 中文名字, 家庭, and some statements answering -
It also includes drawings highlighting their artistic and creative side.
Good job, everyone!
During distance learning, our main topic is about food.
Fast foods: 汉堡包，薯条，炸鸡，可乐，比萨饼…
Fast food restaurants: 肯德基，麦当劳，快乐蜂，超群…
Chinese Foods: 包子，粥，饺子，馄炖，面条，炒饭，炒面，生煎包…
Our project is making a menu:
Despite online learning, our students are still full of energy and passion for Chinese.
We also had good interaction and communication.
This month we have learned how to ask about Nationality and Request.
What is your nationality? 你是哪国人？
May I…? 我可以去……
Students learned how to describe nationality and request,
Here are the keywords and sentences，let us review together:
watch this video to learn How to Say Your Nationality/Country Name in Mandarin
Watch this video to learn “May I” in Chinese – 可以吗？