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I’m so glad to meet you! 认识你们非常高兴!

The Nursery class has been learning Mandarin for almost a month now. They learned basic Chinese greetings, classroom language and learned how to say their Chinese names.

They are being exposed to different Chinese rhymes such as 《你好歌》- Hello song ; 《再见歌》- Goodbye song. We sing these songs everyday before the start and end of the class. This is done to help them familiarize the songs that we will be using as part of our daily routine in Mandarin class in Nursery.

They are also starting to read and identify Chinese characters for topics: greetings and classroom language. Below are the list of words we read in the classroom:

Greetings:

你好

再见

早上好

Classroom language:

上厕所

谢谢

不客气

对不起

没关系Greetings Flashcards

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Nursery Go pets!

 

 

Nursery Chinese – Mr. Arenas

 

Hi! Nursery students are learning pets and animals in Mandarin. Students were very excited as they got to know more about the common pets we usually get for our home. We learned how to say dogs, cats, birds and fish in Chinese. We even sing Chinese rhymes about dogs and cats 《小狗乖乖》;《三只小猫》. We also did different activities to reinforce the learning of these words such as “go fishing” ; “catching a bird” etc. Students also learned to recognize the Chinese characters for these animals and learned to say them correctly.

 

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Pets and animals
Learning outcomes
  • Identify the pets
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

狗、猫、鸟、鱼、小、大、爱

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 我爱小狗/猫/鱼/鸟。
Review material

 

Teacher Mavi

 

 

 

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Learning to recognize Chinese character strokes!

 

 

Nursery Chinese – Mr. Arenas

 

Hi! Students in Nursery class begin to recognize Chinese character strokes. Activities that are done in class to reinforce it are through writing basic strokes in small whiteboard and using blocks to form the same stroke. Students are also learning about family. They also learned simple sentences to say “I love Mama and Papa”. A new song called “Three bears/ 三只熊” is also introduced this week。

 

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Family and Strokes
Learning outcomes
  • Identify the strokes
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary: 

爸爸、妈妈、爱、三只熊、

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 我爱爸爸。我爱妈妈。
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1

 

Happy weekend!

 

Teacher Mavi

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Nursery August 22-26, 2016

Hi-5 Nursery students! This week Nursery class learned new Chinese song 《我的朋友在哪里》(Where is my friend?). Students had a lot of fun singing the song and doing its actions. They also recited the word 朋友(pengyou) and even counted their 朋友’s/friends in the classroom. Students in nursery class are beginning to learn basic greeting words and polite expressions such as 你好、再见、谢谢、不客气. These words are used and applied in the classroom to get the students more familiar with these words. Students are also given different task to reinforce their character recognition skills which is very essential to their reading ability. The class has also started learning Chinese numbers.

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Greetings/Polite expressions/numbers
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the words
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Count numbers in Chinese
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

你好、再见、谢谢、不客气、一、二、三、四、五

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 你好老师!
  2. 再见老师!
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1
  • Rhyme:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5pvIO9OGQ

 

 

Teacher Mavy

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Welcome Back Nursery

 

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

August 9, 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome! I am Maverick Arenas (Ya Laoshi), and I am the Chinese teacher in Nursery. It is my pleasure to teach Nursery this year and I look forward to a wonderful and fun-filled learning experience this school year.

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 collaboratively and efficiently in meeting every child’s learning need in any way we 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 through my e-mail marenas@cismanila.org

You may also wish to visit my blogwww.cismconnect.org/marenas to keep track of our class’ weekly lessons and activities.

 

Thank you so much for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Maverick Arenas

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Nursery Week 22

 

 

Nursery Chinese – Mr. Arenas

Week 22: January 25-29,  2016

 

Hi! This week, students in nursery learned to identify the colors in Chinese. Students are matching Chinese words and the color. They love playing games and identifying colors. They are learning the three primary colors 红色、蓝色、黄色.

 

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Colors
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the words
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

红色、蓝色、黄色

 

Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1

 

Happy weekend!

 

Teacher Mavy

 

 

 

 

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Nursery week 20

 

 

Nursery Chinese – Mr. Arenas

Week 20: January 11- 15,  2016

 

Hi! Nursery students learned about animals and pets this week. Students are reviewing previous topics and incorporate them in the lesson. Students enjoy talking and playing with the animal puppets in class during discussions. The teacher gives the students time to recite a sentence in front of the puppet as if they are talking to it. It is actually a good way of practicing speaking skills for little ones.

 

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Family/Friends and Animals
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the words
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Sing songs and rhymes
  • Identify basic writing strokes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

小狗、小猫、大兔子、横、竖

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 小狗是我的小朋友。
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1

 

Happy weekend!

 

Teacher Mavy

 

 

 

 

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Nursery Week 19

 

 

Nursery Chinese – Mr. Arenas

Week 19: January 4- 8,  2016

 

Hi! Welcome back Nursery students and Happy 2016! This week Nursery class had a wonderful week having to see and share learning experience once again with their fellow classmates and teachers. A new Chinese song was introduced to the kids as they learn new words from this quarter’s topic – Friends and animals. The new song is 《我的朋友在哪里》;(Where is my friend?). Students had a lot of fun singing the song and doing its actions. They also recited the word 朋友(pengyou) and even identified their 朋友’s/friends in the classroom. The teacher also introduced his animal friends/动物朋友 : 小狗 and 小猫 to the students so they can play with them and speak to them in Chinese. The students had so much fun playing with their new friends/朋友 –小狗and 小猫.

 

Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this week.  You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for next week’s lessons and for upcoming assessments:

 

Topic for the week Family/Friends and Animals
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the words
  • Pronounce the words correctly
  • Identify Chinese characters
  • Identify pictures
  • Sing songs and rhymes
Vocabulary Vocabulary:

 

爸爸、妈妈、朋友、大、小、小狗、小猫、大兔子

 

Sentence pattern:

  1. 我爱爸爸。我爱妈妈。我爱小狗。我爱小猫。我爱兔子。
Review material
  • Easy steps to Chinese for  kids 1
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioypekSmi9c

 

Happy weekend!

 

Teacher Mavy

 

 

 

 

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IT’S MORE FUN IN CHINESE! #NURSERY #PREK #YALAOSHI

As CISM starts its school year 2015-2016, students are excited to meet not only their new classmates but also their new teachers. During the first 2 weeks, students were stilladjusting with new classroom setups and new people around them and you can see it in their eyes that they’re enjoying the moments of getting to know each other and learning new things at the same time.

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Aside from the teacher and students getting to know each other well, all students should also establish a good relationship among them. And the best way to do this is by having the students start with classroom activities that will let them interact with one another using basic Chinese greetings. Through this, students will not only develop and apply their social skills but also will try to include these interactions and gestures as a form of their daily routine in and out of the classroom.

Students were also introduced with some Chinese characters such as 你好,再见,坐下,安静,老师. As of now, students of Nursery and Pre-k are getting themselves familiar with these words and trying to use them everyday with the teacher.

Students from Pre-k were also asked to mold a clay model of 你好 and 再见 on a paper printed with the characters to add exposure to Chinese characters. Below are pictures of students output.

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