Recently, MS5 have studied two topics delicious food and festivals. And, we will study eating out in next semester. Therefore, to review words and sentences what we have learned and preview that we will study. We have these posters. Students divided into different groups. They design the style of poster, collect pictures and think about content by themselves. And then, they introduced their poster and told us something about the Chinese festivals. It’s better to absorb knowledge for them in this way, they can practice communicate skill when they talk about how to design and make the poster in Chinese.
Grade 1:我不喜欢我的头发。（wǒ bù xǐ huān wǒ de tóu fa）I don’t like my hair
Grade1 study the sentence structure Sb like/don’t like sth, some colors and de by the video story. Students watch the video story first, and then the teacher guide students to say by ask students in Chinese. To correct the student’s pronunciation, students follow the video in Chinese. The teacher review and practice new words and new sentence structure by play games.
Phrase: red hair红色的头发 hóng sè de tóu fa
Yellow hair 黄色的头发 huáng sè de tóu fa
Black hair 黑色的头发 hēi sè de tóu fa
Green hair 绿色的头发 lǜ sè de tóu fa
Pink hair 粉红色的头发fěn hóng sè de tóu fa
Purple hair 紫色的头发zǐ sè de tóu fa
When we study Cities, we practice cities name by some games. Students like these games. “Follow me” the game is very interesting. Students need to say cities name quickly with rhythm of applause, and the rhythm of applause is become more and more quickly. We have some rewards and consequences. For example, if some students say it slowly, he or she will sing a Chinese song. The game is good and helpful to remember pronunciation.
And we often play game in small groups. Some games can’t finish by just one student. “Spell sentences” need all students to do it together. Some students say it, some students listen and find words and other students will spell it by right order. We review and practice speaking and recognize skills by these small games. The most important is students feel they are a whole.
We have been in school more than one month. Grade 1 have studied numbers and family. These pictures are about some activities what we do in Mandarin class. The first one is about a children’s song. We study it to review numbers. The second one is a game about numbers. Students are divided into different groups to match Chinese characters with numbers. The game can help students to practice and increase memory of numbers and Chinese characters. The third one is about family. We have study family title. For example, Daddy, Mom, big sister, big brother and others. Students draw the paint and stick their families. Then introduce their families for all students with new sentence pattern. I put student’s paint in my power point in Mandarin class. Students can look at their family portrait to make sentence. So every students can have an opportunity to practice new sentence pattern and new words.