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September Highlights

With the mid-autumn full moon, end-September is a time for family reunion for the Chinese.

In class, students learnt about the legend of Chang’E before acting it out in groups. They also had fun with the traditional dice game.

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Most students had already learnt how to play it, and this year we introduced the origin – yes the dice game is a tradition from Xiamen (a city in China) and not a practice of all Chinese!

Everyone went home with some goodies from the game – what’s not to love about a sure-win lucky draw? :)

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Mid – Autumn Festival

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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival notably celebrated by the Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon. The Chinese traditionally eat moon cakes, a rich pastry typically filled with sweet bean paste, during this festival.

Mid – Autumn Festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together. It’s said that the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day, which means family reunion. This is the main reason why people think mid-autumn is important.

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Thanksgiving,  to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions.

Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.

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Last week, it was the school’s “Mid-Autumn Festival Week,” a week where students are introduced to this Chinese celebration. At the end of the week, the students played a dice game that students thoroughly enjoyed, and this game involves six dice and a China bowl. Students from every grade are having fun with the game, dicing and winning the gifts.

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Nursery Mandarin (092818)

 

 

Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas

Nursery students focused on the topic “Basic greetings, self- introduction and numbers” this month. We learned different words about the topics such as,你好、老师好、早上好、再见、谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系、你叫什么名字?一、二、三、四、五. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to use these words in class by using sentence patterns and situations 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 Basic Greetings, self introduction and numbers
Learning outcomes
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Answer the questions correctly
  • Recite sentences related to the topic
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

Basic greetings: 你好、老师好、早上好、再见、谢谢、不客气、对不起、没关系

Self introduction: 你叫什么名字?

Numbers: 一、二、三、四、五.

 

Sentence pattern:

你叫什么名字?我叫…..Review material

 

Teacher Mavi

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FUN MANDARIN in Kinder!!!

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:

1. Learn to Write and Count in Mandarin

2. Finger Family 手指家庭

3. The Number Song 数字歌

4. The Wheels on the Bus

5. 我的家人

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Grade 4-5 ES2 – It’s fun to learn Mandarin!

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.

Vocabulary:

黑色、白色、黄色、蓝色、红色、粉红色、橙色、棕色、金色、银色、铜色、灰色、咖啡色、喜欢、不喜欢

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

Sentence pattern:

1. 我喜欢红色、黄色和黑色。

2. 我喜欢穿紫色的毛衣。

3. 我妈妈买了三件衬衫。

Review material:

1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1

2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c24j05_OCAc

 

 

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CISM celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

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.107170557-mid-autumn-festival-or-zhong-qiu-jie-illustration-with-happy-family-with-traditional-food-caption-15

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Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

Welcome! I am Maverick Arenas (Yàlǎoshī), Mandarin teacher in Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Grade 2 class. It is my pleasure to have your child in my Mandarin class this year and I look forward to a wonderful and fun-filled learning experience with your children.

I believe that the students should be the center of learning, so it is my job to facilitate, guide and lead each of them as they enjoy every learning opportunity in and out of the classroom. I assure you that I will work efficiently in meeting every child’s learning need in any way I can.

I know that both teachers and parents share a common goal: for the children to have a fruitful and successful learning experience all throughout the year. In this note, I believe that an open communication will greatly help your child’s learning development. Please feel free to contact me via my school email marenas@cismanila.organd/or set an appointment with Ms. Kitin Conchu at Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 106.

Thank you so much for your support.

 

Sincerely,

Maverick Arenas

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Welcome to a year of joyful learning!

Dear Parents and Students,


Welcome to SY18/19! I am Ms. Khloie Tan (Chen Lao Shi), and I am the Chinese teacher for Grade 3, ES1/Grade 4 and MS1/ES1. It is my pleasure to be part of the CISM faculty this year and I look forward to a wonderful and fun-filled learning experience in CISM.

I believe that students should be the center of learning and my job is to facilitate, guide and lead each and every one of them as they go through every learning opportunity within and outside of the classroom.

I believe that teachers and parents share a common goal here in school: for children to have a fruitful and successful learning experience all throughout the year. In this note, an open communication will greatly help your child’s Chinese learning development. Please feel free to contact me through my email wtan@cismanila.org and/or set an appointment with Ms. Kitin Conchu at Tel. No. (632) 798-0011 Local 103 or 116.

Here’s a quick peek on our first week in Mandarin class:

CheersES1 students drawing pictures to recap what they learnt in the previous school year

Cheers!

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Welcome Grades 4 and 5 Parents ES2!

中文课程简介

Course Overview                   

The Chinese curriculum in Grades 4 and 5 continues to develop student acquisition of the Chinese language and nurture awareness and understanding of Chinese traditions and customs. Students will be introduced to the building blocks of learning the language and continue to develop their communication skills in preparation for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT). All three levels are designed to develop in students a working competency in reading, writing, and communicating orally in Chinese.

Course Objectives

The Grades 4 and 5 Chinese program in Chinese International School Manila is designed to develop in students the following competencies in the Chinese language:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes using Chinese language
  2. Interact with cultural competence and understanding
  3. Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
  4. Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence
  5. Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

For Mandarin Chinese, student performance in each component will be assessed using rubrics that will be discussed with students prior to the assignment of tasks. These rubrics will provide feedback to students in the four areas of communication focused on in the course: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Course Content

The following content outline may change, depending on needs:

ES 2 Level

Countries, Languages

Subjects of Study

Making Phone Calls

Weather

Seasons

Sickness

Hobbies (1) Music

Hobbies (2) Sports

Hobbies (3) Dance

Vegetables and Fruits

Assessment Framework (For Grade 5 students only)

Chinese International School Manila employs the following breakdown of assessment components:

20%     Formative assessment (quizzes, classroom drills and activities)

50%     Summative assessment (unit-end tasks)

30%     Final assessment         (semester-end cumulative assessment tasks)

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YCT coming Gr.4-5 ES2

YCT的考试就快到了, 最近我们正在复习, ES2四五年级的学生今年是参加YCT的二级考试,希望他们今年都能有好的表现.

YCT的考试是在二零一八年五月十二日, 早上八点半报到. 九点开始正式考试.

参加考试的同学一定要带学生证和文具(两支2B铅笔和橡皮),考试进行时考场内不可以使用电子设备.希望同学们都能遵守规定

以下是YCT 2级 生字的复习,同学们好好利用取得好成绩

YCT-2-Vocabulary-list

  • http://www.deped.gov.ph/