Chinese Calligraphy & Year Project

Dear all,

I would like to share you some great things that the students have achieved already before Chinese New Year! You are all welcome to visit our bulletin boards on the 3F and the stair way to share their proud and happiness on writing Chinese Calligraphy and making the year project for the Year of Rooster. They are so blessed and talented, and it should be very thankful.

Best regards,

Hsu Laoshi

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January Newsletter

Dear all,

I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy relaxing break.

When the school reopens, we are then going to move forward to the next mile stone in 2017.

There will be some Chinese cultural lessons since Chinese New Year is coming soon at the end of January. Please find attached, the newsletter for Intermediate Mandarin Program.

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Hsu Laoshi

 

Congratulations to all Winners on Stamp counting day

Dear all,

The result of the Stamp Counting for the duration of Term-one has come out already.

There are two competitions included. Part One is about all stamps that the students have received for their “learning achievement” from various topics. Part Two is about all stamps got due to each student’s overall “class performance” which has marked on their Mandarin record card. They are generally six students rewarded in each class who have received a symbolized present as a prize. However, some classes have seven winners. It means that there are two students who received the same amount of stamps from the teachers.

I am very glad to announce the winners of each class. All the winners not only focus on the learning task in classes, but also work very hard to achieve high marks. Please join me and congratulating their remarkable achievement and excellent performances. In addition, I would like to support all winners to continuously maintain your good work attitude. In the meantime, the rest of students in each class are strongly encouraged to try your very best. Hsu Laoshi is looking forward to seeing other students’ progress.

Please find all the uploaded pictures for the celebration of their victory.  Since the content of this post will be password protected, you have to type the password before viewing all their exciting pictures. The Mandarin Chinese teacher will give the password to access the post in class tomorrow. Thanks for your attention!

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Hsu Laoshi

 

Online learning language tools

Dear students and parents,

Today I would like to share you a very helpful language tool which has been introduced and demonstrated in Mandarin class. You are highly expected to take a look and to have a try for one or two functions.

It is the “Yabla”. That is not only an online dictionary, it but also offers lots of interesting and engaging activities, language games to review vocabularies and to improve listening comprehension through watching authentic videos.

I have made a pdf for use instructions. Hopefully, it will help you to look up any information in Mandarin, to enjoy watching those short videos, and to help your child to work more efficient and independent when they need to do any Mandarin homework or projects at home.

All students are aware of being an honest and trusted child. Moreover, they have been educated regarding the importance to well take use of the technology and Internet as well. They are encouraged to use a computer as a learning tool for some time in order to complete any searching tasks. Thank you very much for parents’ support and understanding.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

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Hus Laoshi, Mandarin teacher

Inter. Mandarin November Newsletter

Dear all,

The students have been working on the new topic of Chinese Nine Style Box 九宮格 in this month.

They have integrated the Chinese knowledge they learned previously from different topics, and have achieved his/her own九宮格.

Also, they have taken turns to present their work and share their project with other classmates.

In this way, everyone could learn some new Chinese words from others’ projects.

You are welcome to visit Inter. Mandarin bulletins on 3F to appreciate their visible and awesome projects.

There are lots of valuable and wonderful ideas and viewpoints which demonstrate their great efforts and searching results.

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In addition, please find the attached, newsletter for this month.

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God bless,

Hsu Laoshi

Practice Singing Chinese Poems

Dear students,

We are learning Chinese famous poems written by one of the greatest poets, Li bai in Chinese history.

They are very short, only 4 sentences and 5 characters for each sentence.

You are highly expected to memorize the poems through singing and understanding the meaning of the poems.

靜夜思-Quiet Night Thoughts for Gr. 4 & 5

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月下獨酌- Drink Alone with the Moon for Gr. 6 & 7

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Hsu Laoshi

中秋節/节 Round Party in Mandarin class

Dear students and parents,

Below are the pictures taken in Mandarin class for the Moon Festival celebration.

The Moon Festival is another big event for Chinese people. It’s just like the western Thanksgiving Day. Today in Mandarin class, the students are very happy and excited about the first party they have in the new school year.

They enjoyed round fruits and round snacks since “round” is the symbolization of reunion and happiness. Hopefully your family will also have a good time together.

I am very glad to share the following fantastic pictures with you all.

Cheers,

Hsu Laoshi

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Video of the story-孟母三遷, Meng4 mu3 san1 qian1

Dear all,

This is a very famous Chinese historical story. The whole class watched the video together in the beginning of the topic instructions. The teacher replay it and you rewatch it after finishing learning the whole story and after completing various practice.  You are encouraged to watch it at home and think of any ideas about the role play and skit performance you are going to work together with your group members for the next couple weeks.  Hope you will enjoy it.

Angela Hsu

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Topic Test Notice for Gr. 4 & 5

Dear all,

In this month of May, the students have studied a short Chinese poem related with mothers, they also make a mother’s card to praise their loving and caring mother.

After that, they have learned a Chinese famous story 孟母三遷. It’s about a great mom moving for three times in order to find a good learning environment for her son. There are two short videos of the story played and discussed in class, They have completed doing various practice. The worksheets also have been discussed together in class.

Please be noticed that the topic evaluation will be postponed to Next Tuesday, May 24 due to noon dismissal and an earthquake drill on Friday, May 20. Hence, there will be more time for students to review and to study for the test. Please find attached, the notice and format including a few sample questions.

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God bless,

Angela Hsu

Mandarin Test Notice for Gr. 6 & 7

Dear all,

In this month of May, the students have studied a short Chinese poem related with mothers, they also make a mother’s card to praise their loving and caring mother.

After that, they have learned a letter written by a mom. It’s about the words in mom’s heart. They have completed doing various practice and worksheets.

Please be noticed that the topic evaluation will be postponed to Next Tuesday, May 24 due to noon dismissal and an earthquake drill on Friday, May 20. Hence, there will be more time for students to review and to study for the test. Please find attached, the notice and format including a few sample questions.

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God bless,

Angela Hsu

Long Time No See : )

Dear all,

I feel thankful to meet you here on the website again after waiting for 2 months because it has been long time that I can’t publish any messages.

There are some sorts of mechanical problems happened, and so I can’t log in  the website and update any information and upload any record about Mandarin class and the students’ activities.

I hope to find you are all doing well and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Sincerely,

Angela

A Mandarin Test on Next Wednesday, Feb 24

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Dear all,

Here is the notice of the Mandarin test regarding the topic of Family.

We are going to focus on the Chinese address. Before, the students had learned the basic terms to address the actual family’s members such as 爸爸、媽媽、哥哥、姐姐、弟弟、妹妹和我 (dad, mom, brothers, sisters and I)。This year, they are learning how to address other relatives. The students are expected to have a clear concept and understanding first before working on an oral presentation for the next couple weeks. The students are going to integrate and apply what they have learned previously to introduce their family members’ birthday and favorite things and current residence, etc. Thanks for your attention.

All students have received the test notice and worked on the sample questions as a practice in Mandarin class today. They will need to review the “family tree map” and “key words” to get ready for the test.

Best regards,

Hsu Laoshi