A Mandarin Test on Friday

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Dear all,

All students were informed since last month in class when I told them about the learning plan and the time table about the big unit of Chinese New Year. There should be both an oral assessment and a written test before the end of the unit. They all had an oral assessment and they have marked through singing practices in class, the full rehearsal, and the CNY performance as well.

Next is the written test. It will be on Friday. All students has received the test notice yesterday after the long weekend. We have gone through it. Those example questions of each section have been practiced and discussed in class already. We are going to keep do some more practice tomorrow during Mandarin time. Please try your best to follow the teacher reminders to review and to get ready for the unit test. It will be greatly helpful if the family or the parents can help the students in some ways. Thanks for your support to your child.


Angela Hsu

Parent volunteers WANTED on Feb.1-3

Dear parents,

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!

Hsu Laoshi,

Mandarin department






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





Annual Chinese Calligraphy Week

Dear all,

In order to help students to know more about traditional culture, and to experience the practice of Chinese Calligraphy,

Intermediate Mandarin curriculum has designed and created the opportunity for one week long per school year. Please come and see how engaged they are in the class and how interested and concentrated they are to hold the brush and to well control hand’s movement. They followed the teacher’s instructions to keep their writing in good shape and in balance in order to show the beauty of Calligraphy.

You are all welcome to come to our bulletin boards on 3F to appreciate their art work. You should be very proud of their presentation and performance. Other than this, they also have completed the year project about the theme, Year of Monkey for the Chinese New Year. Students’ excellent projects have been posted along the stairways. Please find attached their amazing outcome.

We are going to prepare for an action song for the big celebration of Chinese New Year on Wednesday morning, Feb. 3. Look forward to seeing you there to join us the cultural event and to give our children the best support and encouragement.



Hsu Laoshi

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Newsletter of Inte. Mandarin in January

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Dear all,

Please find attached, the Newsletter of Intermediate Mandarin for January

It shows the learning plan in this month before Chinese New Year in February. You are all invited and welcome to join us for the celebration on Wednesday morning, Feb. 3 .

Also, a friendly reminder to those parents who have signed to volunteer for various tasks of New Year event in January such as set up, school decoration, Calligraphy lesson assistance, please make sure to show on time to make all plans running smoothly. If you can make it, please find someone to take your part and inform the teacher in advance. Thanks for your cooperation.


Angela (Hsu Laoshi)

聖誕節 & 耶穌聖嬰的由來- Video about the story of Christmas

Dear students,

I hope that you will enjoy watching and re-watching the Chinese video regarding the story of the holy baby and the origin of Christmas during this coming break.

Please try to pay more attention to the narration and the dialogue in the video. After watching, then please try to answer as much as you can the following questions in Mandarin. Hope you enjoy it.

1.聖誕節由來 中文發音和字幕 video

  1. 聖誕節是幾月幾號/ Sheng4 dan4 jie2 shi4 ji3 yue4 ji3 hao4/ What date is Christmas?

  2. 是誰來告訴這位女孩她將生一個兒子/ Shi4 shei2 lai2 gao4 su4 zhe4 wei4 nv3 hai2 ta1 jiang1 sheng1 yi2 ge er2 zi/ Who came and told the young lady that she is going to have a son ?

  3. 女孩叫什麼名字/ Nv3 hai2 jiao4 shen2 me ming2 zi4/ What is her name?

  4. 聖嬰叫什麼名字/ Sheng4 ying1 jiao4 shen2 me ming2 zi4/ What is the holy baby called?

  5. 最後聖嬰是在什麼地方出生的/ Zui4 hou4 sheng4 ying1 shi4 zai4 shen2 me di4 fang1 chu1 sheng1 de/ Where was the holy baby bron?

  6. 有哪些人來朝拜這位新生王/ You3 na3 xie1 ren2 lai2 chao2 bai4 zhe4 wei4 xin1 sheng1 wang2/ Who came to adore and worship the new born king?

  7. 東方三博士給新生王送來了什麼珍貴的禮物/ Dong1 fang1 san1 bo2 shi4 gei3 xin1 sheng1 wang2 song4 lai2 le shen2 me zhen1 gui4 de li3 wu4/ What precious gifts did those three wise men brought for the Savior?


聖誕快樂!Merry Christmas!!

Hsu Laoshi


Chinese Christmas Trees

Dear all,

Please visit the intermediate Mandarin bulletin boards on 3F. There are quit a few fantastic art work posted.

The students has learned the story and origin of Christmas in Mandarin. They would like to sent the best wishes in Mandarin to all of you through the trees and wish you all a very peaceful and joyous Christmas break.

God bless and enjoy the holiday!

Hsu Laoshi

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Mandarin Test Notice

Pencil__Eraser_1 Mandarin test notice-Recall the passing year

Dear all,

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.


Hsu Laoshi

Term One Stamp Counting Day

Dear all,

These two days are big days for Intermediate Mandarin class. We have celebrated students’ hard work in each class for the past three months. And I would like to share their happiness with you.

Those remarkable winners are awarded small gifts from the teacher to cheer their excellent class performance and their achievement on learning Chinese. Please join me and congratulating each awesome student’s good job during the period of Term One. In the meantime, I would like encourage all my students to keep working hard for Term Two.

Good Luck :)

Hsu Laoshi

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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