HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR. LET’S LEARN CHINESE LANGUAGE
Last January 24, we celebrated Chinese New Year 2020 or the Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) with song and dance in the gym.
ES1 sang 《笑笑力量大》 as they welcome the year of the rat.
In Grade 11 CHI B class, the class have learned about Health, Customs and Traditions.
It is during this time where the class discussed about individuals being health conscious, students going on a diet to look good, health benefits of certain food available in the market nowadays etc. It has been part of our discussion to understand the culture behind drinking tea, different ways on how to drink it and its brief history. As part of their cultural learning, I think it is only best for students to experience and enjoy the tradition of drinking tea.
During our review and discussion about the traditions of drinking tea around the world. Each student was given a cup of their flavored fruit tea to experience and understand the transformation of the traditional tea compared to a brand new variety of tea available in the market now.
By doing so, I believe that students were able to understand better the difference between the traditional freshly brewed tea and the millennial tea we buy from bobba tea stores.
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Students learned transportation and colors this month, they already know how to make simple sentences with the vocabulary words.
他 + 早上六点 + 坐地铁 + 上班
Attached is the vocabulary words learned –
These two weeks, ES1 students are reviewing how to say time, recalling daily routines words and constructing simple sentences using vocabulary words (time and daily routines).
Students also learned to ask questions and give answers on different scenario.
I’ve attached picture of morning, afternoon and evening for review and a video for reinforcement.
Grade 4 ES1 learning more about school, school subjects and leisure activities plus sentence structure
Grade 4 ES1 students focused on the topics – School, School Subjects and Leisure Activities. We learned different vocabulary words and started to identify Chinese characters. This week, we also started learning basic sentence structures such as 我 + location + activity. Students show enthusiasm and enjoy learning different sentence structure. Some students gave simple structure while other students wrote complex sentences.
Attached is our vocabulary words and video about sentence structure.
Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas
Nursery students focused on the topic “Polite expressions” this month. We learned different words about being polite and respect such as, 请、谢谢、不客气、对不起、美关系. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to participate the mini skit in class by using polite expressions 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 Polite expressions
• Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Respond to the greetings correctly
• Recite words related to the topic
• Sing songs and rhymes
• Youtube videos
Welcome back to school! ES1 students has been reviewing numbers, date, time, days of the week and greetings. This week, we are learning different school facilities 学校、礼堂、图书馆、操场、游泳池 。Students are learning to write Chinese characters in correct strokes and saying words in correct tones.
Students love the final topic for this year! All about food! We talked about our favorite food and translated them in Chinese. These were some vocabulary words we have learned: 牛奶(milk), 红茶( black tea), 热可可( hot cocoa), 果汁(juice), 面包( bread), 薄煎饼(pancake), 果酱( jam), 热狗(hotdog), 火腿(ham), 培根(bacon), 白饭(white rice), 意大利面(spaghetti), 汉堡包(hamburger), 三明治(sandwich), 鸡蛋(egg), 炒鸡蛋( scrambled eggs), 煮鸡蛋(boiled egg), 茶叶蛋( tea egg), 面条( noodles), 牛肉面( beef noodles), 饺子(dumplings), 薯条(french fries), 炒饭( fried rice), 蔬菜( vegetables), 西兰花( brocolli), 白菜(pechay), 茄子( eggplant), 花椰菜( cauliflower), 红萝卜( carrots), 土豆(potato), 南瓜( squash), 水果( fruits), 苹果(apple), 香蕉(banana), 葡萄 (grapes), 草莓( strawberry), 西瓜( watermelon), 哈密瓜 (melon; cantaloupe), 菠萝(pineapple), 西红柿(tomato), 橙子(orange).
“Teacher, what can I do after I have completed the worksheet?”
I often hear students who work fast asking what else they can do, and they are always up for my challenge.
For our revision worksheet, they was a crossword puzzle – and they were game enough to create their own puzzle!
They were so excited that this habit has grown in them – to challenge their friends! Their new narrative is now – “Teacher, can I set questions for student X?” Cheers to such moments of self-directed learning ☺