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

Two songs for Chinese New Year Mass

Dear students,

Please play the music files and listen to the singing as much as you can.

The first song is “天主經-Our Father”, and the second song is “全心感謝-Thanks With All Our Heart” sung for the Entrance Hymn. We are going to sing them at the school Mass as special thanksgiving of Chinese New Year in the morning, Feb. 3.

The more you listen and practice, the better you can sing more confidently and beautifully. All your hard work will praise and glorify our God Father. HE will be very very pleased to hear your singing.


Hsu Laoshi





Gr.6-7 Project Format for Nine Style Boxes, 九宮格

Dear all,

Since many of you have practiced to find related examples or solid items for your homework.

For this project, please try your best to apply the “umbrella shape” to the theme you had picked today in class.

I hope to see you to integrate the knowledge you have and the result after searching some other information through the Internet. Below is the “Format” which has been showed in class. Please review the notes for your reference. It will be always better to write down all words on your draft paper before working the formal card.

I am looking forward to seeing your remarkable projects.

Hsu Laoshi


The Project Format-九宮格

Basic Format for “Show and Tell” in Mandarin

index  Basic Format for Show and Tell

 Dear all,

Please find attached the basic format with the instructions in red. We have went through the format already in class.

In addition to the object you are going to show and tell in Mandarin later, there are 8 points you have to mention in your speech. And there are two options, either (a) or (b) to make a choice. This offers you a reference and a direction how you can prepare for it. If case you miss any information and any or you were absent for whatever reason, please add it to your worksheet.

After learning two examples for the rest of the week, than you are going to start make your speech for the oral assessment.


Hsu Laoshi




Schedule and checklist for skit of the moon poem

Schedule & checklist

Dear all,

Please find attached, the schedule and checklist for the skit of the moon poem.

You have to finish the checklist and get parents’ signature at the bottom, and then to bring it back next Tuesday for the group formal performance.

Also, all students are expected to wear their T-shirt under the school shirt on Tuesday morning to school. It will be more convenient to get changed before Mandarin class. Thanks for attention.

Hsu Laoshi


Gr.7 CH. song-愛我們的家 Love our home

Dear students,

We have learned some Mandarin songs already in order to prepare for the Grad dinner. Other than that, there will be an oral and vocal assessment next Thursday, June 4th. This will be a very important opportunity for you to show everybody the gift you are granted from God. Also, you can proof the achievement you have learned from Mandarin class at the last month of the school year. It means that you are highly expected to well prepare for the performance.

Here are two videos we have watched and practiced in class. Each group of 3 people have to discuss the costume you are going to present, and the action you are going to come with singing. I will give you some time to work together in class. I going to know the criteria soon. Go!

Class 2015 God Talent:)

Hsu Laoshi

CH. song-只要我長大 As long as I grow up

Dear students,

Please listen to the music and practice singing the song- 只要我長大 zhǐ yào wǒ zhǎng dà.

There will be an oral and vocal assessment next Thursday, June 4. This will be a very important assessment especially at the last month of the school year. You are all highly expected to show your talent and your progress on learning Mandarin through reciting the song and singing the song with your group members. Most of you have memorize the lyrics of the first paragraph. Awesome:) This is what you are going to present.

Each group of three people have to start thinking of the costume and the props you are going to bring for the performance. I will give you some time to discuss in details and practice together in class. I am going to give you the criteria soon.

In God’s love,

Hsu Laoshi


Gr.6-L4 賣火柴的小女孩 the match girl

Dear students,

We have finished learning Lesson four in the textbook, and the content is related with this fairy tale, the match girl, 【Mài huǒ chái de xiǎo nǚ hái】 who is selling matches on the snowy day of the New Year Eve. You have watched the video in class and tried to answer those questions as much as possible you could.

Please re-watch the video, and then you can answer the bonus questions. You have to especially focus on the interaction between the poor girl and her grandma. After that, you can write down any three sentences that the girl said to her grandma.

Have a blessing Lord Day!

Hsu Laoshi

Gr.5 Kitchen Project

Dear  students,

Please find attached the image with the outline as your reference to measure the width and length for your pictures and  for the Chinese + Pinyin subtitle. The poster you have received is the size 45cm x 60cm.

The title line needs include both in Chinese:廚房設備 和用品 and in English: Kitchen Items.

You are all expected to follow instructions on the handouts you have received to complete this project on time. I will give you enough time to work in our Mandarin classes, but you need to get ready for your pictures including #1 – #4 as well as possible. You are going to keep working on it tomorrow.

We have learned 44 items listed on your handout. If there is one or two items in each categories #1-#4 you don’t have them at home, I, as a teacher, can understand and accept that you might have only have 35 or 40 items showed on your poster. In addition, please note the criteria and the request for, too.

Hsu Laoshi

poster outline image

Gr. 7 Chinese song-我的未來不是夢

Dear Gr. 7s,

You all have heard the song-

我的未來不是夢 My Future won’t be a dream only

[wǒ de wèi lái bú shì mèng ] It means my dream will come true.

This is a very meaningful and encouraging song that I like very much.

Please find attached, one is a MP3 and the other has the subtitle in Mandarin that you can follow and practice singing.

I hope that you will enjoy it.

Have a nice day!

Hsu Laoshi


Qiǎo-hǔ learning Chinese Videos #13-15

My dear students,

There are the 3 short videos #13-15 enclosed below. I believe most of you have the form for noting all the characters you are going to learn from each video except you were absent on Monday or Tuesday. The form has been attached here.

For video #15, it’s special and different from the previous videos. Qiǎo-hǔ would like to invite you to learn a Chinese poem. Please write down the beautiful poem and the title. There will be a 4 line poem, you have to write it down and add Pinyin to each character. We are going to discuss it when school reopens after the spring break.

Wish you all a very relaxing and joyful break. May God bless you save, happy and healthy.

Here is the form-

Qiaohu learning Chinese Video #13-15

Hsu Laoshi

Chinese New Year Song- 恭喜恭喜 Gōng xǐ, gōng xǐ

Dear students,

During the holiday of Chinese New Year, you will hear the song everywhere in Chinese grocery stores and Chinese restaurants as well. Also, we are going to sing it next Tuesday afternoon during the 2015 CNY celebration in the gym.

Please hear and practice the song we have learned in class about greeting on the first day of Chinese New Year.You can even play the instrument at home like piano, violin or guitar, etc. since I have also gave the melody of the song.

許/许 老師/师 先向大家拜個/个 早年 Xǔ Lǎoshī xiān xiàng dà jiā bài ge zǎo nián

祝福各位同學/学 Zhù fú gè wèi tóng xué

新年快樂/乐! 身體/体 健康! 萬/万 事如意! 學/学 業進/进步!

Xīn nián kuài lè! Shēn tǐ jiàn kāng! Wàn shì rú yì! xué yè jìn bù!

Hsu Laoshi

巧虎學漢字 # 10-12, Qiǎo-hǔ learning Chinese videos

Dear students,

Please watch these three short videos and write down all the characters introduced in each video on the worksheet.

Any students who were absent and missed Mandarin class, you then can print out the attached form below. (kind reminder: color Qiao-hu)

Enjoy your 4 days :)

Hsu Laoshi

Qiaohu learning Chinese Video #10-12



巧虎Qiǎo-hǔ 學漢字 video #7-9

Dear students,

There will be No school on Friday. and so I hope you can learn some Chinese characters and listen to three very short and interesting stories through three videos. Each of them takes you only 2 or 3 minutes. Hope you will enjoy watching the videos.

You all have received the form which it will be needed to filled in the information. We are going to discuss the content of the videos together in class later. Whoever you missed Mandarin class today, you can download the form enclosed.

Qiaohu learning Chinese Video #7-9

Have a nice weekend!

Hsu Laoshi

Gr.4-7 learning Chinese with Qiao-hu video #4-6

Dear students,

You have watched three short videos #1-3, and you have learned 20 characters already through different stories told by Qiao-hu.

There are three other videos #4-6 attached, each of them are only 2 or 3 minutes, however, they are very informative and interesting.

Please let me know how many characters you have learned from each video. We are going to discuss them later when the school reopens on Jan. 5.

I know some of you left Vancouver for family vacation before Dec. 19, therefore, these students missed some school days and didn’t receive the worksheet. Here are the form enclosed for whoever you need to print out.

Best Wishes for you and your whole family!

Hsu Laoshi

Qiaohu learning Chinese Video #4-6

Gr.7 Lesson 2 Quizlet online test & games

Dear students,

Enclosed is the Quizlet link/URL for Lesson 2, the little chef- part I


Before starting moving on learning lesson 3, part II of the little chef, you are all highly expected to review all the flashcards and do the online test first, and then later you can play the language game related with this chapter.

Have a nice weekend!

Hsu Laoshi

Gr.5 Global Map-18 countries

Dear students,

You all have finished learning Chinese 5 big oceans and 6 continents. Also, you have remembered how to say them in Mandarin. Now you are going to work on the second big worksheet to place 18 countries name on the right position of the global map over this weekend.

Here are some reminders.

1. review the handout we have worked matching and have practiced reading in class

2. take out 18 little cards with country names on them from the small bag

3. try your best to recognize and practice pronouncing each of them

4. place those cards on the global map and check if the position is correct before using glue to paste them on the map    (check the English global map on Internet if you need)

5. please consider to place the cards of some countries especially in Asia and in Europe beside, and then to add an arrow to the country land or to the little circle. It will be clear to see the relation of the map and position.

6. glue each of them on the right position. In order to escape falling while saving in the Mandarin Chinese binder, you are encouraged to add clear tape to those cards as well.

7. bring back to school next Monday.

ps. Attached is what we practice in class on the white board today.


Hsu Laoshi