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.
The Chinese New Year is on the corner and an entire school celebration is coming soon. There will be a Chinese New Year Thanksgiving Mass and big celebration including students’ amazing performances and a professional Lion Dance as well on Feb. 3. from 9am to 12pm.
There will be some preparation in advance and on Wednesday as well which are needed to help out.
Below are the parts you might be available to give a helping hand. Please also spread out the info. to any parents who are interested in joining the team work. ppp hours will be granted accordingly.
1) Monday morning, Feb.1 from 9 to 12pm: 3 or 4 parents for school decoration and gym set up, props assistance
2) Tuesday morning, Feb.2 from 9 to 12pm: 2 parents- for red envelops and candies preparation, props assistance(16 classes),
3) Wednesday morning, Feb. 3 from 9 to 12pm: 2 parents to be photographers those who have HD cell phone or good quality camera to help to take pictures during the Mass at our church, and celebration) ; other 2 parents those who can help take HD videos including the Lion dance and all performances from K to Gr. 7 and the finale (the entire school). Please bring your own familiar video, camera or cell phone. Thanks!
Please reply to me ASAP. Your continuous support and helping hands will be greatly appreciated! May God repay you abundantly. Please report to the Chinese Corner on 3F at 8:45am to meet me. Thanks!
All students have known since last week there will be a test on Friday, Dec. 11 for this unit. They all had received the test notice on Monday. We had went through the notice especially the format that students always concern the most. I even demonstrated some sample questions and discussed the answers together in class for each test format .
This will be the first important test for Term Two. I believe they can do well if they took notes in class and complete their various practice on time based on the learning pass. Hopefully parents can remind them to review and get ready for it.
Please find attached, November Newsletter.
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.
This is an important notice regarding your child’s learning Mandarin at SFX.
Your child is going to bring the letter home to share you tonight.
Please remember to follow instructions to try those reminders and suggestions with your child over this long weekend.
Thanks for your attention.
Dear all parents,
Thank you very much for signing up as the parent volunteers for the meaningful cultural activity. I appreciate you came to school for the orientation this afternoon from 2-4pm. Please find attached the handouts which have showed them to you during the orientation regarding the instructions you are going to follow and the images to guide you what three types of dumplings the students are going to make. Below are two attachments.
In addition, another attachment is about the schedule in detail and various tasks you are going to help and achieve on next Tuesday afternoon. You are expected to review at home before Tuesday. Also it will great if you can print out with colors, that will be even clearer. If not, it will be no problem. you are going to receive the copies in black and white together with all materials at Chinese Corner next Tuesday at 12:30pm. Please be ON TIME! Thanks for your attention.
Note: after setting up ready in the classroom, please meet Mandarin teachers or two TAs, Ms. Xie and Ms. Lam for other helps from 1-2pm. WE really help some hands. Please look the handout and let us know if you can help taking pictures, videos or help out around the stages, etc. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and please come to me when you arrive at Chinese corner for registration. Great appreciated!
With all your kind help and clear instructions, I believe that our children will have a good time enjoying the whole event.
ps. just to confirm some parents’ doubts. Yes, you’re right. you don’t have to buy any meat or ingredients on Monday and to make the real filling. All students will receive play-doh instead.
Note: all parents signed up as a parent volunteer must attend on Tuesday and help for the whole celebration in the afternoon. This is the purpose to host the orientation this afternoon and to help you to get ready to instruct kids making dumplings.
Finally, here are some pictures taken during the orientation. You did a great job:)
Angela, Hsu Laoshi
The well-known character of cartoons named Qiao-hu 巧虎,Qiǎo hǔ, is learning Mandarin Chinese, too.
Let’s learn with Qiao-hu through watching these fun and interesting videos of the stories of CH. characters.
I am going to upload three short videos (#1-3) for the first time . Each of them lasts only around 2 or 3 minutes, However, they will be very impressive and helpful for you to learn and memorize these very basic and important characters. You are going to see those characters quite often in our textbook and learning materials. Some or Most of them you have learned in #1-3
in the first video- #1, there will be six Chinese characters introduced. Please take notes on a piece of cue card or a line paper and practice writing twice. Also, you are supposed to bring them back to school on Friday.
in the second video- #2, you are going to learn nine characters. However, 3 of them already have been mentioned in video #1. It means that some words will be repeated in the following videos in order to meet the need of fun stories created in different videos. Please write them down on the cue card as well.
In the third video- #3, there will other five CH. characters will be introduced. Do you know what are they?
We are going to discuss them in class on Friday. Hopefully you will enjoy watching them on Thursday, the teacher parents interview day and some other weekends when you are available.
Dear students and parents,
I would like to thank Alex, Emily Kwong’s dad who raised up a great message. He had problems and couldn’t watch the video of “Tree” until he tried this web browser, the Google Chrome. It works very well now. Thanks for sharing.
Any students or parents, please try it if you also have the same problem.
Dear students and parents,
Some students said to me that they can only hear the music, but not the video I uploaded on the Mandarin website. Some even said when they click the video, there is NO response.
Please try to see if you have the software of “Adobe Flash Player” in your computer. Mostly the problem is because it’s time to update. Below is the link to the Adobe official website to get the free download. I hope this will help.
All the best,