As the saying goes，”the early bird catches the warm.” If you want to do something successfully, make preparations earlier.
As our Lesson 7 “爱好（音乐）” come to an end, ES3 Mandarin class begins to prepare for the YCT test on the last school day of Feb. In our class, most of the students will take YCT level 2 OR level 3 exam in May. Fortunately, they are passionate about the challenge.
From the week, we will spend half an hour to review and memorize the vocabulary every Friday. The kids have already know their own YCT Level, and said they will try their best to pass the examination on May 9. Therefore, we have 2 months to prepare for the exam, and everyone wish all of us will pass it.
Good luck guys!
ES2-G4 & G5
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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This month we learned something about sickness, most of the stuents enjoyed this topic, especially when they know how to see a doctor in Chinese.
Besides,we recalled some words about body, and learned two characters– “痛”“疼”，kids already know the difference between them. When we contact the words about body with “痛”“疼”, it’s “眼睛疼/痛，头疼/痛，耳朵疼/痛，手疼，脚疼”.
Some of our Mandarin class is after PE class, so when some students told me “老师，我手疼！”“老师，我脚疼！”, I was happy!
Attached is a video about our topic.
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).
Grade 1 students focused on the topic “Stationery” or “文具“ this month. Students enjoyed learning different vocabulary words like: 铅笔(pencil), 剪刀(scissors), 纸(paper), 白板(whiteboard), 橡皮( eraser), 书包(school bag), 订书机(stapler), 卷笔刀(sharpener), 彩色笔(color pencil), 钢笔(fountain pen), 尺子( ruler), 教室( classroom), 椅子(chair), 桌子(table/desk). etc… Students were asked to identify pictures of stationery by reciting, playing games, and doing group work activities. Students were able to practice answering different questions using sentence patterns such as:
a. 教室里有什么? 教室里有剪刀(铅笔, 纸, 文件夹, 黑板, 橡皮, 订书机, 纸夹, 钢笔, 书包).
b. 这是什么? 这是一本书. 这是一个订书机. 这是一张桌子.
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
• Pronounce the words correctly
• Identify Chinese characters
• Answer the questions correctly
• Recite sentences related to the topic
• 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
MS4 students has been learning learning vocabulary words, problem solving skills related with HSK3 .We learned different words about the HSK such as 讲故事、 搬家、城市、饿坏了、感冒、发烧、清楚and so on. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify most HSK characters, and memorize words with games . Some very important words will be presented in class and read aloud , They were also given opportunity to use these words in class . They also learned problem solving skills of HSK from past exams .
Here are some vocabulary/a guide to HSK
饿坏了 Hungry to death
感冒 Have a cold
发烧 Have a Fever
讲故事 tell story
休息 have a rest
新年快乐！！！After the long Christmas break, Grade 1 students came back to school learning the Chinese days of the week and months of the year. We are also learning to tell the time by the hour, half hour and minutes. Young students are more engaged and interested in learning a topic through singing songs. Here are some songs we’ve been singing in class for the past few weeks.
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