不知不覺的 (?!) 我們已經到了學期末。謝謝你們這一年來的支持與信任。我也非常感謝很多家長花時間幫助小朋友寫功課，以及來教室幫忙。希望這一點一滴的付出是值得的。謝謝小朋友給我機會，讓我認識他們，看他們學習，進步。
Can you believe it’s the end of school year? Thank you so much for your trust and support this year. I am also very thankful for parents who helped their kids with homework, and helped me in the classroom. I hope it proves to be worth a while. For me, it’s rewarding to get to know the students, and see them grow.
- 結業典禮將在 Bellevue High School. 地址是：10416 Wolverine Way，Bellevue, WA 98004. The ceremony will be hold at Bellevue High School and the address is: 10416 Wolverine Way，Bellevue, WA 98004.
- 請於8點50分在學校大廳前的走廊找我。我應該會有一面牌子。Please meet me at the front lobby at 8:50 AM. I should be holding a sign.
- 我會把功課簿，成績單，還有暑假作業交給小朋友。請大家盡量參加。如果不能來，學校會把成績單留到下年度。I will be giving homework folder, report card as well as summer homework to student。 If you can not make it, the school will keep the report card until the next school year.
- 因為暑假時間可能有小朋友要插板考試，期末考將不會發回。學校會把期末考留到下年度。Since there might be kids taking exams in the summer, we won’t be giving back the final exam. The school will keep the final exam until the next school year.
Tomorrow half of the parents from the school will join their kids in the first period. Parking might be challenging. The other half of the parents will join their kids in the fourth period. Again, parking will be challenging, so please communicate with your kids ahead of time.
We don’t have classes for the next two weeks. Our final exam and the award ceremony will be on June 3rd.
Tomorrow is the last day to register your kids for the following school year and get $10 discount.
請記得把竹筒帶到學校來。第一節課(9AM-9:30AM) 是我們”竹筒囘娘家“的時間。可以幫小朋友照相喔！回到教室後，我們會有很簡單的感親恩活動/成果展。 請您們撥空參加。謝謝！
About May 13 activities:
Please remember to bring the bamboo saving bank. “Return of Bamboo bank” ( =) dramatic enough?) is scheduled in the first period, between 9AM – 9:30AM. Once we are done, there will be a small writing celebration and tea ceremony in the classroom.
We will have our last quiz on Lesson 10 next week as well.
I hope everyone had a good spring break. The school will finish in a bit more than a month. Let’s go! If your kids can not attend classes, please let me know ahead of time.
The registration for the coming year has started. If you have any question regarding your child’s level, I am happy to discuss with you.
這星期六，四月二十九日有代課老師 – 楊書驊老師，請大家多多包涵。
This Saturday there will be a substitute teacher – Athina Yang. I am sure students will like her.
The score for Quiz 9 was not good. Even though we reviewed the vocabulary right before the test, most students couldn’t remember. Chinese will only get harder, we need to be persistent.
Please bring color pencils/pen for the next few lessons.
The result for the midterm last week is better than the result for quiz #8. This tells me that while some students can recognize new words/phrases, they are not familiar enough yet to write them down.
This week we will finish lesson 9. There are no classes for two weeks and when we return on April 22, there will be a quiz on lesson 9. With how we are doing, we will for sure complete the entire text book.
Now since we don’t have lessons on May 20th, the May celebration will “shrink” so to not take away more lecture time. Our sign language show if not cancelled, will be performed at the graduation ceremony. On May 13, we still have “Bamboo Bank Coming Home” event and we will have a tea ceremony in the classroom.
Thank you so much for your effort. This week, I asked the students to correct their quiz on directions and most of them handed back to me within minutes.
You might have heard from your kids that a couple of incidents happened in our classroom in the last two weeks. The first incident was that one of the students got into a quarrel with our TA. The second incident happened today when someone pulled the fire alarm in the classroom. Both incidents happened during recess and the school was informed.
I was not there to witness the first incident . What I told the class is that as long as we live in a society, there are always going to be disagreement. We will all have bad days. How we handle ourselves is most important. We don’t use our fists to solve problems.
The second incident was one of our boys pulled the fire alarm. I have a good discussion with the classroom why no one should touch it unless it’s a real emergency. The class lost a recess and we also disturbed the other 3rd grade class, but luckily, the alarm stopped by itself and did not go further.
These two incidents are unfortunate. I treated them as good opportunities for all of us to learn life lesson. Now our students became friends with each other, sometimes it’s hard to concentrate in the class. Sometimes they get each other in trouble. I think it’s norm for the class to become more expressive toward the end of the term. Let’s try to keep the positive energy flowing! Your kids are wonderful.
Please come to the gym to pick up the kids this Saturday. We will have Chinese yo-yo in the last period.
We will have a midterm exam on March 25. It will cover Lesson 6 to Lesson 8. As always, it will be based on the homework.
Last week, the quiz on Lesson 7 focused on word recognition. Most of kids found it easier. There are few students who need to catch up. This week, we will have quiz on writing directions.
We have kids who cried at writing quiz, looking up Chinese dictionary. Let’s do our best to encourage them. I have told the class that marks are not as important as how much they learn.
There is a quiz on Lesson 7 this week, please ask your child to review. We will be learning Lesson 8 this week.
I hope everyone has received an email regarding various Chinese competitions. There will be an information session this Saturday at 10:30 am in the cafeteria. Later on I am going to forward details on Chinese Idiom Competition which will be held in May.
The scores for last weekend’s quiz 6 was not as good as previous quizzes. Its probably due to the Chinese New Year. We need to remind our kids that like a lot of things, you only learn as much as your put in.
When I was given out report cards, I noticed some students really care about the scores. If your kids fall into that category, please let me know ahead of time. While I am not sure if the school will keep on giving out trophies, I can always make some “teacher’s prizes”. We have a lot of good students in the class this year.
There are no classes for next two weeks. See you on March 4. There will be a quiz on Lesson 7 on March 4.
This weekend is the final week to register for writing competition.
希望大家渡過了一個溫馨，沒有中文功課的一星期！ Winter break 以前我會把第七課教完。
I hope everyone had a warm, relaxing (no Chinese homework) week! I will finish teaching Lesson 7 before the winter break.
The report card is going home this week. Most of our kids are doing very well… so much so that the material might be too easy for some students. Please encourage your children to help the classmates. Instead of being bored, have your kids bring their favorite Chinese book they can read while waiting for others.
Below are summarized information about writing and speech contests.
作文、書法、識字競賽 (Writing Contest):
舉辦日期：2017 年 3 月 11 日(星期六)下午 1:20 至下午 5:00
活動地點：Interlake High School, 16245 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
演講、朗誦、多媒體簡報比賽 (Speech Contest):
活動地點：BLDG10 Highline Community College 2400 S.240thStreet, Des Moines, WA 98093