...And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

                                                                              Rainer Maria Rilke
 

January 25-29

Transitional Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week we learned the lessons,  好孩子 and 下雨了. In the lessons, we each talked about how to become a good kid. We all know what we should and should not do. For  下雨了, we learned to talk about weather, rainy, sunny, and cloudy day. This week we learned to write the characters, 子 and 雨. We wrote on our Chinese character book everyday and now we were becoming very good at writing 子 and 雨.

 

In Chinese Culture class, we made red envelope and wrote couplet to welcome the year of the Monkey.

 

In Math, we continued to make progress in addition and subtraction while a few of us began to learn number system in Mandarin.

 

English: This week in English, students learned vowels with consonant -e at the end. We read the story called Farm Pets. Through this story, students learned the difference between short vowel words and long vowel words. Words learned from this story are- make, take, vase, and pine. Other words the students learned are pine, dime, cane, cube, fine, hope, The class will continue to practice this phonetic concept as we go through each vowel with consonant -e. 

 

In Art class, students made Chinese New Year decorations. The first project they worked on were Chinese New Year lanterns. The class first applied glitter onto a sheet of red paper and allowed it to dry over night. Then the students were able to fold and cut the paper. The finishing result was beautiful. The students practice holding scissors and cutting in a straight line. The next art project the students worked on was a monkey bookmark. The students first glued together the pieces together to form a monkey. Since it is the year of the monkey, the students decided to write Chinese couplet on them.

 

This week in Science, students learned about fishes. They learned why fishes have gills and the names of the body parts. The students learned that fish are vertebrate. They also learned that the gills help the fishes extract oxygen from under water. The class learned that fishes have spinal cords like humans. To demonstrate how gills look like, we used paper cut out of fishes and drew the gills on the fish. We used glue which allow us to see it better. 

Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class we reviewed 小白米,wrapped up the lesson, 紅雞媽媽 and 猴子穿新衣. We reviewed and practiced the unit words, 人,來,米,田,是,沒,我,星,在,坐,去,肚,和,肉。We made phrases and sentences with these words. Most importantly , we loved sining and dancing 妖怪手錶,新年好 , and 咚咚鏘.

 

First Grade

 

Chinese: This week in Chinese class, we reviewed 請開門, 小河的歌 and 登鸛鵲樓. We then moved on to 春天來了and 中國新年是春節. We continued to practiced  the CP word list for trimester 2 assessment and added the words from the lesson 中國新年是春節 to the list. We practiced singing our programs for the upcoming Chinese New Year performance.

 

Second Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we read lesson 5, 蠶絲的故事. 

Students practiced answering questions in Mandarin to identified the main ideas and details of the story.  We highlighted the words from the story and practiced making phrases and used them in sentences. We then reviewed the measure words and matched them with correct objects. Most importantly, we learned to say lucky greetings in Mandarin to welcome the year of the Monkey.

 

Third/Fourth Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we  read lessson 6  環保. We discussed in Mandarin about the importance of recycling. We continued to add words with mutiple pronunciations to the list. We also added measure words such as, 首, 句, 鍋,  場 to the list. We did weekly dictation and students did wonderful job of writing the words and making sentences.

 

January 18-22

Transitional Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week we learned the lessons,  爆米花 and 男生女生. In the lessons, we each talked about our family including brother and sister. We also talked about how many 男生 male and 女生 female in our family. This week we learned to write the characters, 女 and 米. The students were very good at writing these characters as well as using them in sentences. We love to singing and dancing to the tunes of these rhymes.

 

In Chinese Culture class, we continued to practice calligraphy, writing the characters we learned in the class.made pinwheel. We also drew monkey to welcome the year of monkey.

 

In Math, we grouped students into two groups. The first began to learn the number system in Mandarin and worked on subtraction and addition within ten. The second group began to do two digits addition. Students were engaged in learning math.

 

English: In English this week, students learned the "th" phonetic concept. Students learned and understood that "th" can be either the beginning or ending sounds in words. Through the story, "The Bath", the class recognized words such as - bath, them, that, then, three, thumb, thunder, math and thermos. 

 

In art class, students worked on the "Jellyfish Project". Students used paper bowls to decorate the bell (head) of their jellyfish. After, they glued on the tentacles to the head of the jellyfish using color tissue paper. Lastly, the students glued on googly eyes onto their jellyfish. The students worked on their eye hand coordination with this project by finding out where they would place their tentacles within the paper bowl. 

 

In science class, students learned the term density. They learned that water and oil do not mix, but first, the class made predictions. Half of the class predicted that oil and water will mix, while the other half of the class disagree. With the experiment done, the class concluded that oil and water do not mix. They learned that the molecules in the water and molecules in the oil do not like to mix with each other. We also drop some food coloring into the oil and water and notice that the food coloring will slowly go through the oil layer and burst once it hits the water.

Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class we began the week by reviewing previously learned lessons. We began the new lesson, 下雨了. Students completed word search and matching words to make phrases to reinforce these words. For Chinese calligraphy, we wrote the idiom, 口是心非 which literally means to say things that you don't mean to.  More importantly,

we learned a new song,  妖怪 to perform for the Chinese New Year.

 

First Grade

 

Chinese: This week in Chinese class, we reviewed previously learned lesson 小河的歌 and moved on to 小水滴的旅行. We focused on the CP word list for trimester 2 assessment, using flashcards and word search to reinforce characters recognition. We learned to sing the new song, 妖怪 a  traditional song for Chinese New Year!

 

Second Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the key words: 金,綠,今,巾,色,買,定。These words are from the weekly dictation list. We worked on Hanyu Pinyin, phrases construction and sentences application. We also worked on writing addition and subtraction problems in Mandarin.

 

Third/Fourth Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the characters 首,唐,教,聞,但,句, and 念. These words are from the weekly dictation list. In addition to writing these character, we also each made phrases and applied them in sentences. Students became really good at writing and talking about these characters.

 

January 4-8

Transitional Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week we learned the lessons,  煙火花 and 黏土. This week we learned to write the characters, 火 and 土. The students are very good at singing and dancing to the tunes of the rhymes. This week we took home 煙火花 to read to our mom and dad.

 

In Chinese Culture class, we made pinwheel. Do you know how to say pinwheel in Chinese? Let me tell you, pinwheel in Mandarin is  風車.

 

In Math, we reviewed addition and subtraction facts. We continued to count forward, backward, and skip counting by 10 and 5. We also reviewed days of the week and months of the year.

 

English: In English, the class read, “Max and Fox Build a Box”. While reading this story, the children recognized words with the “x” sound such as Max, Fox and box. The children practice other words with letter “x” like – six, taxi, saxophone, boxes, and mixer. The next story the class read is called “Dan’s Van”. With this story, we practiced the letter “v” sound. The class identifies the “v” sound in words that consist with “v” in the beginning and middle of the word. Some words that the children practice are – Val, van, vegetables, violin, oval, seven, gloves, vase, olive and eleven.

 

In art this week in art, students made hot chocolate with marshmallow! Through this art project, the class learned how to follow simple step-by-step instructions to create their finishing result. After finishing this project, the kids pretended to drink their cup of hot chocolate. The next art project the class worked on was a mitten. The class wanted to do a project with their hand being painted on. The students were able to paint their hand white and place it on their mitten. They became stimulated with the feeling of the brush and paint on their hand!

 

In Science, the class learned about the water cycle. They learned the answer to the question, “Why does it rain?” The class learned some new words such as – atmosphere, evaporation and water vapor. Most of the children favorite word was evaporation! The class learned that the sun’s heat turns water into water vapor that evaporates up to our atmosphere where the clouds are and when there is too much water droplets in the clouds, it begins to rain.

Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class we began the week by reviewing previously learned lessons. We worked on the characters: 石, 雨, 足, 花. 雲, 風, 玩. Students completed word search and matching words to make phrases to reinforce these words. For Chinese calligraphy, we wrote the idiom, 守株待兔 which literally means to wait for the fortune to bestow upon. In stead of 守株待兔, we will not wait for the fortune to come but work toward it. More importantly, we learned a new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘 to perform for the Chinese New Year.

 

First Grade

 

Chinese: This week in Chinese class, we reviewed previously learned lessons. We focused on the measuring words, such as 個, 條, 元, and 盒 and applied them with different kinds of fruits. Most importantly, we learned to sing the new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘, a  traditional song for Chinese New Year!

 

Second Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the key words: 衣. 記, 片, 白. 台, 北, 國, and 電. These are the weekly vocbularies from our day school. We practiced these key words by connecting the pictures with the correct phrases. We learned the seven continents and identified the largest and smallest continent, the location and the characteristics of the continents. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the characters, 處. 聽, 夜, 剪, 機, 倒, and 料. We learned about the multiple pronunciations for 倒, 覺, and 教. We practiced this week characters by making phrases, studying the structures and composition to reinforce characters recognition. We wrapped up the week with learning a new poem, 春曉.

Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class we began the week by reviewing previously learned lessons. We worked on the characters: 石, 雨, 足, 花. 雲, 風, 玩. Students completed word search and matching words to make phrases to reinforce these words. For Chinese calligraphy, we wrote the idiom, 守株待兔 which literally means to wait for the fortune to bestow upon. In stead of 守株待兔, we will not wait for the fortune to come but work toward it. More importantly, we learned a new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘 to perform for the Chinese New Year.

 

First Grade

 

Chinese: This week in Chinese class, we reviewed previously learned lessons. We focused on the measuring words, such as 個, 條, 元, and 盒 and applied them with different kinds of fruits. Most importantly, we learned to sing the new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘, a  traditional song for Chinese New Year!

 

Second Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the key words: 衣. 記, 片, 白. 台, 北, 國, and 電. These are the weekly vocbularies from our day school. We practiced these key words by connecting the pictures with the correct phrases. We learned the seven continents and identified the largest and smallest continent, the location and the characteristics of the continents. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the characters, 處. 聽, 夜, 剪, 機, 倒, and 料. We learned about the multiple pronunciations for 倒, 覺, and 教. We practiced this week characters by making phrases, studying the structures and composition to reinforce characters recognition. We wrapped up the week with learning a new poem, 春曉.

Kindergarten

 

Chinese: In Chinese class we began the week by reviewing previously learned lessons. We worked on the characters: 石, 雨, 足, 花. 雲, 風, 玩. Students completed word search and matching words to make phrases to reinforce these words. For Chinese calligraphy, we wrote the idiom, 守株待兔 which literally means to wait for the fortune to bestow upon. In stead of 守株待兔, we will not wait for the fortune to come but work toward it. More importantly, we learned a new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘 to perform for the Chinese New Year.

 

First Grade

 

Chinese: This week in Chinese class, we reviewed previously learned lessons. We focused on the measuring words, such as 個, 條, 元, and 盒 and applied them with different kinds of fruits. Most importantly, we learned to sing the new song, 咚咚隆咚鏘, a  traditional song for Chinese New Year!

 

Second Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the key words: 衣. 記, 片, 白. 台, 北, 國, and 電. These are the weekly vocbularies from our day school. We practiced these key words by connecting the pictures with the correct phrases. We learned the seven continents and identified the largest and smallest continent, the location and the characteristics of the continents. 

 

Third/Fourth Grade

 

Chinese: In Chinese class this week, we focused on the characters, 處. 聽, 夜, 剪, 機, 倒, and 料. We learned about the multiple pronunciations for 倒, 覺, and 教. We practiced this week characters by making phrases, studying the structures and composition to reinforce characters recognition. We wrapped up the week with learning a new poem, 春曉.

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