Keep the SAME schedule for the rest of April

Dear all,

Today during the class time meeting with four grades, I repeatedly reminded all my students at the end of Mandarin class that we will see each other again next Monday according to the same fixed schedule which was emailed to parents on April 14 and also published on my Mandarin school blog . Classes have been scheduled every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Also, it seems that this schedule arrangement works well to avoid the most conflicts. In addition, with the fixed class time, it really helps the students to get into a routine.

Below is the schedule in detail for each grade. They should meet with me over Zoom (using SAME meeting ID and Password) for Mandarin class and continue to learn and practice the language

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (three times a week)

Gr.6s: 10:00-11:50am Gr.7s: 11:00-11:50am

Gr.4s: 1:00-1:50pm Gr.5s: 2:00-2:50pm

As for May and June, I will have to see and cooperate with other teaching staff if there will be other teachers or specialists who also want to apply the online classes to their teaching plan, and I probably will have to make some adjustments if needed. After confirming with the school administrators, I will email and publish any updates or changes to inform you before the class starts in May .

Please be assured that I will keep you all posted. Let us continue to work together to provide the best education for the rising generation and keep our whole school community in our prayers. Thank you so very much for all your tremendous support.

Have a blessed weekend!

Hsu Laoshi

Mandarin Online Class Time Has Scheduled for Gr.4-7

Dear all,

I would like to share with you the schedule for Grade 4-7 Mandarin class. It will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the following three weeks in April. Since this will be a short week from April 14-17, and so we are going to meet each other twice only in the week.

After trying two different schedules last week, the following class time would be the best arrangement and provide least conflicts for the students. I am going to meet them online again through Zoom tomorrow on Wednesday except Gr.7s. We are going to meet online on Thursday instead because there will be an online meeting for you to meet with Miss Molina tomorrow morning. It means I am going to see you on Thursday and Friday.

Gr.6s: 10:00-11:50am Gr.7s: 11:00-11:50am


Gr.4s: 1:00-1:50pm Gr.5s: 2:00-2:50pm


1. For privacy concerns, Nobody is allowed to take any pictures or videos from the screen during our meeting time. (Important!!!)

2. Please find some time today to visit the Intermediate Mandarin website to view those two posts and watch those two Chinese story videos before class time. I am going to ask you some questions about them.

3. Please get your learning supplies for Mandarin class ready before the class time.

Have a great day! I will see you soon.

Hsu Laoshi

Make-up Book A Review Project and Reading Assessment

Dear all,

First, I would like to thank all parents for your great support, so that we can see each other. Many of you also enjoyed seeing your friends and classmates through the app Zoom. I missed you; and I was glad to meet over 95% students in the meeting after three weeks since we met last time at school.

During the meeting, I mentioned that there is a last call for few students who have not handed in your project (Book A review project) or you have not done the reading assessment before the spring break. It is understandable since there were some unexpected circumstances we encountered. Or you might have been absent due to other reasons. I believe you all can make it. If you have done both, good job!

Please find attached the project form (pdf) and the review handout (pdf) for the project and oral/reading assessment if you need. Also, here is the name list for those missing projects/oral assessments. Please let me know if there is an error.

Missing Project: Bradey in 4L;  Matthew and Aiden in 5P;  Madelyn in 6G;  Maia in 6B;  Byran and Sophia in 7B;  Nicholas in 7M

Note: You must download and print out the form if you lost it. Or you can continue to complete the rest of the form if you still have it. After that, please email me after either taking a picture or scanning it. (

P.S. There was a boy who emailed me soon after the meeting yesterday. Well Done!

Missing Oral Assessment: Dora, Joshua and Fischer in 4L;  Atticus in 4S;  Matthew and Raymond in 5P;  Kayden in 5W;  Madelyn in 6G;  Michelle and Vincy in 6B

Note: You must practice those sentences on the review handout as much as you can. I will assess you next time when we see each other online again.

IMPORTANT : All Gr.7s in both 7M & 7B did NOT have the reading assessment yet. Each of you only grouped with another friend. Therefore, you are going to be called and do the oral test next time when we meet online for Mandarin class. Please practice at home or call your partner to practice over the phone. Please get ready!!!

May God bless your whole family!

Hsu Laoshi

Note: choose and click the part you need below; then press the right click to save image as …; open the file you save and print it out for use.

First Zoom meeting for Mandarin class is coming soon

Dear all,

I hope that you all have setup ready the app of Zoom for tomorrow’s first meeting with me and your other classmates online. It will be excited since we have not see each other for three weeks.

For anyone you missed the emails sent from the school office, please find attach Zoom setup instructions & pictures in detail. In addition, there was another updated email sent yesterday with class schedule change and password requirement info. for each grade. So far there are still some parents emailing and asking relevant questions. I assume that they might have not checked their emails yet.

In addition, I’d appreciate you if each class rep.(Gr.4-7) can remind your class parents through the social media you are using with the parents since up to today, there are still some parents who have not subscribe Intermediate Mandarin website yet.  However, in the future, I am going to assign HW. and post reminders through this school website especially for the Intermediate Mandarin as the extra platform other than Zoom class. They could just need to simply type email address, and click the button of “subscribe” once they enter the website through the school homepage ( So that we all can on the same page through such efficient platform for communication.

Thank you in advance for all your patience since it will be a bit challenging, and everyone needs to gradually get used to this new distance/remote education. I believe we can all get through it. Let’s pray for each other’s mental and physical well being. Here is a quick reminder as such for tomorrow’s Zoom meeting for each grade. (Please check the email you have received for password.)

Gr.7– 1:00-1:30pm

Grade 7 Mandarin ID:256-194-169    Password: required

Gr.6– 1:30-2:00pm

Grade 6 Mandarin ID: 126-126-466    Password: required                   

Gr.5– 2:30-3:00pm

Grade 5 Mandarin ID: 932-247-584   Password: required                                                                                  

Gr.4– 3:00-3:30pm

Grade 4 Mandarin ID: 156-832-739    Password: required

Lastly, below are two pdf. records for your reference if anyone needs. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

ZOOM setup +ID# for Mandarin class,

Some important updates for Mandarin Zoom Class,

Take care,

Hsu Laoshi





Continuity of Mandarin learning

Dear parents and students,
Due to the corona-virus pandemic, online teaching and learning is a trend and gradually it will become common practice. Regarding the plan for the Continuity of Mandarin Chinese Learning, I am going to help the students learn Chinese language and culture through the distance/remote learning app “Zoom”. Using this platform, I can meet and interact with my students to practice the target language. At the same time, my students will keep developing their potential and talent to achieve academic success in learning the Mandarin language.
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The schedule for different grades will be available soon and keep you updated. Please pay attention to new posts on the Intermediate Mandarin website or further emails as I will continue to send you more information in detail. For any remaining parents who have not subscribed to the Intermediate Mandarin website, please do so at your convenience.
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Thank you for your patience and attention during this uncertain and stressful time. I wish your family all the best, safety and health. Let us continue to pray for the students and the whole school community during this difficult time.I look forward to seeing you all at school again in the near future.
God Bless!
Hsu Laoshi (Gr.4-7 Mandarin teacher)

Book A completed already, Book B will start soon

Dear all,

I hope that you are doing well. I miss you all.

As you know that the Book A (Lesson 1 -10) has been completed learning by Term two. Therefore, you worked hard on the project about “Book A review” before the spring break. Your fantastic work impressed me so much. You highlighted some topics you have learned from this book and to demonstrate your comprehension through illustration and Chinese sentences you wrote as the caption.

Below are the pictures of the update about the 3F bulletins displaying your amazing projects. The parents should be very proud of you. I would like to share with them in case they have not the opportunity yet to visit the Mandarin bulletins.



I would like to encourage each one of you keep up on learning the following lessons in Book B. The happier thing is that both Gr.5 & 6 even have started learning Lesson 7 in Book B before the spring break. Let’s believe that nothing can stop us to move forward. Hope to see you soon.

God bless,

Hsu Laoshi


Project for Year of Rat

Dear all,
I hope that whoever went to the ski field trip had a good time.
I would like to sharing you the updated bulletin on the 3F.

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Anyone is going to complete tonight the project can bring your work to my office to hand it in tomorrow when you arrive at school. Or whoever you hasn’t received the good copy, especially Gr. 5 students due to the skiing, no worries! I will find a couple minutes to see you in your classrooms.
PS. Tomorrow is the day for our Chinese New Year celebration. You can wear your traditional costume or red/pink top to school from home. Also, please directly report to your classroom. It will be a joyous day. All the parents and friends are welcome to join us. See you soon!
Best wishes to each one of you and your family!
Hsu Laoshi


Friendly Reminders regarding CH. New Year prep.

Dear all,
We have started to decorate our school from this week and next week as well since the Chinese New Year is almost here. Please respect all the decorations and students’ fantastic art works.
During Mandarin time, we have learned some Chinese songs. We are going to sing them at church for CNY Mass and at the school gym for the cultural celebration. Here are all songs for each grade. Please listen to it and practice at home. Hope you all can memorize it. I will upload the mp3 files and the song sheets for your reference.
Next class, we are going to practice singing them with little props (No sheets) and let you know your position on the risers which will be set in front of the gym stage.
As for 6 “students MCs” and 7 students who are in charge of the “prayers of faithful”, please follow instructions and practice in Mandarin as much as you can. Thank you for your efforts.
In addition, in order to help CCC members and Dance group have enough dance experience on stage, there will be additional practice after school next week. Monday has been scheduled for Dance group; and Tuesday has been scheduled for CCC.
PS. There will be other password required posts for CCC and Dance Group ONLY later! There will be pictures, videos and important information/reminders for each involved student. Thank you for your attention!
Have a nice weekend!
Hsu Laoshi

CCC members & Dance group meeting tomorrow morning

Dear all,

The big day is coming soon. Thank you for CCC members and Dance group’ hard work as well as parents’ support and cooperation.

Since CCC missed one meeting for practice due to the unexpected crazy snowfall. Also, dance group need the practice on the stage. Therefore, we all will stay at school from 9:00 -10:20am during Friday mass time. Please meet the teachers in JPII room when you hear announcement. You are going to try your beautiful costume and practice with props. I hope to see everyone there.

For next week, We will have additional practice after school 3:30-4:30 on Monday for Dance and Tuesday for CCC if there is no basketball games. Will let you know the plan tomorrow.

In addition, our parishs know that you will have fantastic performance, and so our pastor,Fr. Ly has invited us to present on Sunday, Jan. 26. It will be another priceless chance to enjoy the celebration with for the whole school/parish community. Once again, we need you and your parent’s great support to make it work.

Here is the letter to home. Each one in Dance group has received it already. CCC members will get it tomorrow when we meet.

CCC+Dance are invited to perform on Sunday Jan 26

Thank you so much for your continuous support!

Hsu laoshi

Gr.4-Gr.7 Recordings of their learning stories

Dear all,

Some students told me that they didn’t receive the audio files.

Here are the updated mp3 files that I have uploaded on Intermediate Mandarin website.

Please check and see if you can listen to the recordings. Hope this time works.

1.Gr. 4-The New-born King

2. Gr.5-The Savior’s Birth

3. Gr.6- Meaningful Christmas

4. Gr.7 Keep Christ in Christmas

Mandarin Bulletins Updated

Dear all,

Each grade is learning a story related to Christmas. Every student has received a story booklet.

Gr.4- The story of the New-born King

Gr.5- The story of the Savior’s Birth

Gr.6- Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas

Gr.7- Keep Christ in Christmas

The student has created a cover page for their own booklet about the story with labels of Chinese words or phrases learned in this story. Below are two pictures demonstrating students’ creative and artistic talents. You are welcome to come for a visit. Thank you!

PS. Whoever has not handed it in yet today, please try your best to finish tonight and bring your cover page to my office tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to seeing you.



Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hsu Laoshi


Measure Word量詞 Porject reminder

Dear all,

The following message is for Gr.4 to Gr.7 students and the parents.

1. They have learned three categories of various Measure Word for the past couple weeks. This week they are going to focus on a individual project to demonstrate their understanding and application.

2. Each of them has to complete HW. on time. They have to accomplish the worksheet for this topic, to show the teacher, and then to decide which two categories they have to work on their project. (two out of three categories due to the limit of the space), and to receive their good copy for the project afterwards.

3. Most classes have received the worksheet today in class except 7B, 4S and 4L. They are going to get it tomorrow.

4. They need to find related pictures from any flyers, magazines which are not needed any more. Or they could search for online images, and print them out. Colorful pictures will be prefer (Any black and white will be accepted once they are colored by pencil crayons) . Also, I have showed the students in class the way how to search the images and shrink them proper size in order to match the space on good copy.

5. Please be aware that the students will need to use computer after class/at home to complete their task. (the students have been reminded to take use of the technology for the need of the project only.)

6. I am going to post the “title” and “sample” in the following posts for your reference to show everyone what the the project will look like. The students will receive the hard copy of the title and sample next time in Mandarin class. Thanks for your attention.

Best regards,

Hsu Laoshi




Two Chinese Songs for Grad Dinner

Dear all,

I can’t believe that it has been the last month of the school year. And the Gr.7 students are going to graduate after a couple of weeks.

These will be the two Chinese songs they are going to sing at the Grad dinner which have learned and practiced together during Mandarin time. I am looking forward to enjoying your fantastic performances on the stage.

1. 愛我們的家-Love our Home

2. 幸福的臉-Happy Face

Please listen to the music, follow the melody and practice singing two songs as much as you can. There will be a singing assessment next week. Each group will be 4 people (2 girls and 2 boys).

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Hsu Laoshi



What is China-2 ( Topic project)

Dear all,
You all have made a plan with your partner about the topic after discussing and deciding for the project of China. The project will be due on next Monday. This time you are allowed to choose your partner. 2 people work together as a group. Some groups have shown me the facts, introduction and pictures and got my advice and critique about what they have researched for the topic since yesterday and today. Well done! Here are some reminders.
Be responsible to get done the part you are in charge by the due date.(Share equal duty and workload based on your discussion)
-Choose the font #18 if you want to type the text.
-Printed out pictures in appropriate size to meet the space and plan you did. Colorful pictures are preferred (public libraries offer the service of colorful printing if necessary)
-All labels of images should be in Chinese and Pinyin.
-The title of the topic should be in Chinese and English.
Oral presentations will take turns on next week.
I am looking forward to seeing your learning and working outcome.
Hsu Laoshi





Gr.4-7 Chinese songs for singing performances

Dear all,

I believe that each family has received the pink invitation letter that your child/ren had brought home. Here are the 4 songs that each grade is going to sing for the Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 5.

Please mark your calendar and join us on that day, Tuesday Feb.5  for the joyful event.

Below are the song that each grade is going to present as well as the Gongxi song for the Finale at the end of the event. Each student is highly expected to memorize and perform along with some simple action. Please listen to the music and practice as much as you can. Thank you!

Hsu Laoshi





Finale-Gongxi song

中文課 Mandarin Class has started

Dear all,

It was very nice to see you again. Welcome you to join us to learn more Chinese language and culture in this school year.

Hsu Laoshi, Mandarin Chinese teacher





很高兴再见到大家。 欢迎你加入心血年的学习行列,一起来学更多有关中国的语言和文化。

许老师 (中文老师 )








Mandarin song-Angel’s heart

Dear Gr.7s,

As you have learned the song “天使心” in class for your performance at the Grad dinner, you all highly expected to practice as much as possible. Each one of you have to memorize the song since NO one is allowed to bring any cue-cards or notes to the stage at that night.

I have asked a professional to help transposed the music into B-flat. It means that the music now is lower than the original. Hopefully every students could be able to sing. I am looking forward to hearing your beautiful singing performance.

Today, 7Ks have started to do the “recite” assessment, and all groups have already completed. 7Ms will do it tomorrow. Please remember to click the ppt file attached in the previous post. There are clear instructions in the ppt. In addition, the updated music has been posted, too.


Hsu Laoshi