This week we celebrated Thanksgiving with a potluck. Students had the opportunity to try food from different culture. We read Thanksgiving Day Thanks by L. M. Elliott, we had a discussion of what we are thankful for and SHOW and TELL about the item they brought in and why they are thankful for it.
In our Chinese language arts class, our friends started to play radical puzzles to make Chinese characters. We learned two common radicals, female（女字旁） and sun（日字旁）and some high-frequency words related to those two radicals, such as 妈妈 (mom)，奶奶(grandma)，姐姐(older sister)，妹妹(younger sister) 和好 (good). We had partner power to make sentences using our sight word flashcards, and readContinue reading “Week of November 15”
This week our friends learned Chinese nursery rhymes about counting 1 to 10 and consonants in Pinyin. We played games like Mandarin Fingerplay (手指变变变) and used hand movements to reinforce our understanding on 4 tones in Chinese. During our project time, our friends continued building their knowledge on autumn. They read books about autumn, painted,Continue reading “Week of October 18”
This week our friends learned vowels, four tones, and some sight words in Chinese. We played games like sight word scavenger hunt, sight word bingo, and used playdough and movement to increase our understanding of tones and strokes. During our project time, our friends continued building their knowledge on autumn. They painted, made self-portraits, builtContinue reading “Fourth Week of School!”
Hooray, fall is here! Our children noticed that the colors of leaves changed, and they saw them on their way to school, way home, and went outdoor play. They questioned about what makes leaves change their colors and how? Why do some leaves turn into different colors, and some stay green? Who decides the colors?Continue reading “Third Week of School”