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.
November 29, 2018
For the past few weeks, Kindergarten students focused on the topic: My Body Parts 我的身体. Students learned to listen, speak, read and identify the different body parts. They were also guided to write some words with the proper stroke order. Students learned to recite sentence patterns like:
Students enjoyed singing and dancing with these songs:
How fast time flies! We are now on Week 9 of our school year! Kinder classes are having fun and learning a lot from our Mandarin class. Students were able to learn to listen, read, speak and write Mandarin in class. These were our topics for the past few weeks of school:
1. Classroom Rules and Language
2. Basic Greetings and Names (你叫什么名字？；你几岁？你上几年级？) (我叫________. 我四岁. 我上幼儿园.)
3. Basic Chinese Writing Strokes (横,竖,撇,捺,点,提)
4. Polite Expressions (谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系、请帮我, etc…)
5. Counting and Writing Numbers 1-10. (一到十)
6. Recognition and Writing Family Members using the Chinese language (爸爸、妈妈、姐姐、哥哥、弟弟、妹 妹、爷爷、奶奶、外公、外婆).
7. Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, 月亮, 满月, 月饼，灯笼，嫦娥，后羿，赏月，水果）
8. Songs and Rhymes (早上好,早安歌,再见歌,上学歌,数字歌,手指家庭,让爱住我家，如果感到开心，静夜思）
Links for Review:
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|
Students in Kindergarten enjoyed learning Countries and Nationalities in Mandarin class. They were so excited to see their country’s flags and read the Chinese characters for their nationality. This unit’s focus is to help them identify different nationalities in Chinese and read Chinese characters related to countries/nationalities. We also learned how to introduce our self and some friends’ nationalities using the sentence pattern: 我是中国人。XXX是美国人。XXX是瑞典人。XXX是菲律宾人。In writing, students patiently write each stroke to see the entire structure of the Chinese characters. We have learned writing the following words: 中国人、美国人、日本人、韩国人。
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 next lessons and for upcoming assessments:
|Topic for the week||Countries and Nationalities|
Countries and Nationalities Google Drive Link :