Pre-K Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas
Pre-Kindergarten students focused on the topic “FAMILY” this month. We learned different words about family such as, 爸爸，妈妈，哥哥，姐姐，弟弟，妹妹，家，我. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to introduce their family 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|
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) also known as Chinese Moon Festival is one of the special annual festivals for Chinese people. It is celebrated during the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, which normally falls on the last week of September or the first week of October in the Gregorian calendar.
During this festivity, families get together to express their love to one another and 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.
This year, CISM would like to spread the love to students by giving them the wonderful experience of playing the “Dice game” just like many Chinese families play it during this special day. Students from Nursery to Grade 12 were divided into groups and were given a chance to roll the dice and win exciting prizes prepared by the CISM Chinese department.
Students were so thrilled and filled the room with excitement as they wish to bring home great prizes. Below are pictures of students during the game.
Also during this week, Chinese teachers in Lower school were able to introduce some of the important cultures and traditions of Chinese people when celebrating this day. Teachers has shown different videos narrating the story behind this festivity, such as the story of Hou Yi and Chang ‘e.