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.
How time flies!
This month our ES3 focus on seasons learning, include the weathers, cities, directions, and temperature. In our class, some students like hand-writing, some students like painting, some students like singing, therefore, we encourage every child play an active role in our various activities. In order to help children to memorize the key words of lesson 5, we learned a seasons song. All of children enjoyed the song and they did well in painting and writing.
The followings are pictures in our activities.
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.
How’s weather today?
Students learned how to describe weather through speaking and writing.
Here are some of their work…
ES2 students has been learning vocabulary words, grammar points related with making phone calls.
Here are some vocabulary/grammar points -
打电话 make a phone call
接电话 receive a phone call
回电话 return a phone call
你找哪一位？Who are you looking for?
我打电话问一下吧。I will call to ask.
给。。。打电话。。。give someone a call
Conversation practice -
To practice the vocabulary and pronunciation, see the attached video.
After winter break, ES2 students continue to learn vocabulary words related with school subjects such as 数学、体育、美术、音乐、电脑、科学、历史、地理、戏剧、门、节。
Using a song to learn a language is helpful especially with young students.
Let’s continue to learn the subjects and sing with us!
This semester, we’ve been learning about dates, age, telephone numbers, family members, self-introduction, occupation, time, daily routine, transportation, color, clothing and body parts. Students were divided into groups. The activity was to sort and to categorize each topic in a cartolina paper. Students designed their work and teamwork was seen during the activity.
Here are some of their work —
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
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.