This week G2 students did “See/Think/Give advice or a tip/我看到 Wǒ kàn dào/我想到 Wǒ xiǎng dào/我的建议 Wǒde jiànyì” activity” by looking at the “China’s thirst for water” map. Here is a couple of recommendations from some of them! I love their creativity and kind heart!
Last week G1 reviewed “The 4 treasures of study”: 毛笔 māo bǐ – brush, 纸 zhǐ – paper, 墨 mò -inkstick, 砚台 yàn tái – ink stone. Their assignment was to create a brush from any materials they choose. Check out brushes made by Jesse!
Thank you so much for sharing some of your pictures! I’m so glad to see you and to see how diligent and motivated you are at doing your work and practicing Mandarin at home!
Pandas make everyone smile, don’t they! There is just something about them! Well, if you were wondering how pandas in China are doing now – I can tell you that they are taken care of very well, they are eating a lot of extra good nutritious food (which they love doing) and their health is being checked and monitored!
You will enjoy reading this article about them! Plus you will see the cutest pictures of adorable 熊猫🐼 Xióng māo! I love the fact that as you read the article you’ll see new Chinese words you can learn! http://chinaplus.cri.cn/nihao/learn-through-news/438528
Do you have a stuffed 熊猫🐼 at home? Can you draw one? If you are outside, can you “chalk your driveway” with 熊猫🐼? Let me know if you did! Enjoy your day!
I’d like to invite you to join me for a virtual tour to China. Even though we are all home, it doesn’t mean we can’t learn. Nowadays, technology can connect us, give us a chance to travel and explore from our homes. Let’s see one of the most famous sights in China – 长城 Chang Cheng – The Great Wall of China! Here are couple links you can use: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china and another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJwlRRMarWM
Our 4th Grade students are focusing on feelings and emotions as they explore their unit “Performance is a form of artistic expression”. They can recognize and identify Chinese Characters related to feelings and emotions, as well as write them. They are also learning about Beijing opera as a form of performance that is traditional and very significant for Chinese culture.
Our Pre-K and preschool currently are learning seasons in Mandarin. They use colors to describe each season, share their most and least favorite seasons, and practice their writing skills!
Our 3d Graders are learning body parts in Chinese. They can use simple sentences to describe a person and sing “头，肩膀，膝盖，脚” – Head and shoulders, knees and toes in Mandarin. Last week they made portraits of each other following the teachers sentences in Chinese.
PreK is practicing naming colors in Mandarin, chopstick skills and sorting colors all at the same time!