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……”
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.
Questions to review
1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1
2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebyXGzTORRc&start_radio=1&list=RDebyXGzTORRc
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.
朋友我的朋友 My Friend Song
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.
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.
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.
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|
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？
- Easy steps to Chinese for kids 1
- Youtube videos
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:
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.
1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1
2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c24j05_OCAc
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.
Welcome! I am Maverick Arenas (Yàlǎoshī), Mandarin teacher in Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Grade 2 class. It is my pleasure to have your child in my Mandarin class this year and I look forward to a wonderful and fun-filled learning experience with your children.
I believe that the students should be the center of learning, so it is my job to facilitate, guide and lead each of them as they enjoy every learning opportunity in and out of the classroom. I assure you that I will work efficiently in meeting every child’s learning need in any way I can.
I know that both teachers and parents share a common goal: for the children to have a fruitful and successful learning experience all throughout the year. In this note, I believe that an open communication will greatly help your child’s learning development. Please feel free to contact me via my school email firstname.lastname@example.org/or set an appointment with Ms. Kitin Conchu at Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 106.
Thank you so much for your support.
The Chinese curriculum in Grades 4 and 5 continues to develop student acquisition of the Chinese language and nurture awareness and understanding of Chinese traditions and customs. Students will be introduced to the building blocks of learning the language and continue to develop their communication skills in preparation for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT). All three levels are designed to develop in students a working competency in reading, writing, and communicating orally in Chinese.
The Grades 4 and 5 Chinese program in Chinese International School Manila is designed to develop in students the following competencies in the Chinese language:
- Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes using Chinese language
- Interact with cultural competence and understanding
- Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
- Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence
- Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world
For Mandarin Chinese, student performance in each component will be assessed using rubrics that will be discussed with students prior to the assignment of tasks. These rubrics will provide feedback to students in the four areas of communication focused on in the course: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
The following content outline may change, depending on needs:
ES 2 Level
Subjects of Study
Making Phone Calls
Hobbies (1) Music
Hobbies (2) Sports
Hobbies (3) Dance
Vegetables and Fruits
Assessment Framework (For Grade 5 students only)
Chinese International School Manila employs the following breakdown of assessment components:
20% Formative assessment (quizzes, classroom drills and activities)
50% Summative assessment (unit-end tasks)
30% Final assessment (semester-end cumulative assessment tasks)