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Category Archives: Mr. Arenas


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John Dewey’s “Learning by Doing” in Mandarin Class??? Maybe Yes, Maybe Not?

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. 

Can you tell me if “Learning by Doing” was applied here somehow? IMG_1914

Please comment below your answers. 

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Let’s all be polite!

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
Learning outcomes
• Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Respond to the greetings correctly
• Recite words related to the topic
• Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

请、谢谢、不客气、对不起、美关系

Review material
• Youtube videos
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlKuEuz5m_Y
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUkDvT4a2zI&t=17s

Teacher Mavi

 

 

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Pre-K Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

Pre-K students focused on the topic “Daily routine” this month. We learned different words about the topics such as, 洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发、洗脸、洗脚、起床、上学、刷牙、回家、睡觉、吃早饭、放学. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. Different sentence patterns are also introduced in class to help them apply and use these words in a variety of situations.

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: Daily Routine
Learning outcomes:

• Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Answer the questions correctly
• Recite sentences related to the topic
Vocabulary Vocabulary:
洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发、洗脸、洗脚、起床、上学、刷牙、回家、睡觉、吃早饭、放学

Sentence pattern:
• 我要洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发…… ; 我每天洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发……

Review material • Easy steps to Chinese for kids 1a – 1b

Teacher Mavi

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Grade 2 Mandarin class (January 30)

Grade 2 Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

Grade 2 students focused on the topic “Request/Asking permission” this month. We learned different words about the topics such as, 可以、不行、去、厕所、喝水、吃饭. We also reviewed words learned last year regarding Christmas activities such as 堆雪人、喝热可可、吃冰淇淋、溜冰、滑冰、度假、铲雪、打雪仗. 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 Requests and asking permission
Learning outcomes • Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Answer the questions correctly
• Recite sentences related to the topic
Vocabulary Vocabulary:
可以、不行、去、厕所、喝水、吃饭

Additional Vocabulary:
堆雪人、喝热可可、吃冰淇淋、溜冰、滑冰、度假、铲雪、打雪仗

Sentence pattern:
• 我可以去厕所吗?
• 你可以堆雪人吗?
• 你可不可以打雪仗?
Review material • Easy steps to Chinese for kids 3a – 3b

Teacher Mavi

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Pre-K Chinese Class (Countries and Nationality)

Pre-K Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

Pre-k students focused on the topic “Countries and Nationalities” this month. We learned different words about the topics such as,中国人、菲律宾人、印度人、韩国人、以色列人、瑞典人、美国人、日本人、德国人. 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 Countries and Nationality
Learning outcomes • Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Answer the questions correctly
• Recite sentences related to the topic
• Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

Country: 中国、菲律宾、印度、韩国、以色列、瑞典、美国、日本、德国
Nationality: 中国人、菲律宾人、印度人、韩国人、以色列人、瑞典人、美国人、日本人、德国人

Sentence pattern:
你是哪国人?我是XX中国人。
Review material • Easy steps to Chinese for kids 1
• Youtube videos
• Core subjects (Social studies)

Teacher Mavi

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Nursery Mandarin (092818)

 

 

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

 

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?

Numbers: 一、二、三、四、五.

 

Sentence pattern:

你叫什么名字?我叫…..Review material

 

Teacher Mavi

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Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

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 marenas@cismanila.organd/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.

 

Sincerely,

Maverick Arenas

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Nursery Mandarin

 

 

Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

 

Nursery students focused on the topic “Colors” this month. We learned different words about colors such as, 红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色. 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 favorite color 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 Colors
Learning outcomes
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify colors
  • Answer the questions correctly
  • Recite sentences related to the topic
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色

 

Sentence pattern:

1. 我喜欢红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色

Review material

 

 

Teacher Mavi

 

 

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Kindergarten Mandarin

 

 

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:

 

Topic for the week Family and strokes
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: 

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

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 我要洗澡、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
  2. 我会洗澡、洗手、洗头、洗头发、洗脸、洗脚、刷牙、吃早饭
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1
  • Youtube videos

 

 

Teacher Mavi

 

 

 

 

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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: 

头、头发、眼睛、耳朵、鼻子、嘴、口、手、肩膀、膝盖、脚、大、小、长、短

 

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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