First of all, due to one cancellation of class, I have decided to delay our midterm for a week. It’s going to be on November 5 and it will cover Lesson 1 to Lesson 3.
Secondly, most of the kids did well in last week’s quiz. Thank you for the guidance at home.
This week’s lesson is close to Halloween. The students can bring their costume to change if they wish. However, the school prefers if everyone still wears uniform to school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I will give out gummy bears at the end of the class.
This week I have prepared the flash cards. There are some families that have organized the cards before I asked to be returned. Thank you. Tomorrow, please bring flash cards for Lesson 1 to Lesson 3.
I have to apologize for not writing down the names of students who returned the flash cards. If you have the flash cards, please let me know as I am short of some flash cards. Thank you.
We are going to have our first monthly birthday celebration tomorrow. Each student will get a lollipop. I hope it’s okay with you.
There will be NO Chinese class tomorrow. Please REPLY to this email so I know you get it. Otherwise, I will be making phone calls tonight. Thank you!
Please print out and give your child Lesson 2, Week 3’s (Lesson2Week3) homework.
If you want to improve your child’s Chinese vocabulary, you can print out the following files. They are already in the writing folder. Some kids have written many pages. However, some kids have not made any progress. If they filled out a page, you can ask them to bring it to school and I will reward them with a sticker. Some pages only have one or two words. Please ask your child to fill up the page with other words they would like to practice.
Finally, is writing important? The following article was given to me by my child’s school teacher.
The weather might be harsh for the next couple of days, please take care.
If the class is to be cancelled on Saturday. There will be an email from School before 6AM.
Please refer to the information giving out by the school. Thank you.
In cases of inclement weather, Tzu Chi Academy’s policy is typically to follow Bellevue Public School closures. This Friday, however, Bellevue School District is already scheduled no school to have professional development. A significant storm with possible power outages is predicted for Thursday night.
Since we cannot follow our regular closure system, you will receive an email Saturday morning between 5:30 ~ 6:00 AM if classes are to be cancelled. The school blog website will also make announcement around the same timeframe. http://tzuchiacademyseattle.blogspot.com/
If classes will not be cancelled, there will not be a closure communication.
Buy some extra batteries or charge up your power banks just in case!
We have full attendance for the past four weeks. Everyone also handed in their homework on time. Thank you.
This week, the school wants your unwanted toys for donation! Please help.
Also, there is parent’s education class in the cafeteria this Saturday.
Last week we had our first quiz. All the questions were from the homework. The students were not helped except I placed all the new words from Lesson 1 on the board. I only give grade to students who scored 85% or higher. During our writing practice this Saturday morning, I will ask all the students to correct their mistakes. If it’s not completed, please assist your kids at home as I don’t want them to loss their recesses.
說到下課時間，我們班居然有4、5位學生會主動跟我要他們的寫作本 – writing folder，下課時間不下課，留在班上寫來贏貼紙! 有一、兩位小朋友已經把生字單寫到第九課。這真是我意想不到，讓我高興的意外！
We have four, five kids who opted to stay in the class during recesses to progress on their writing folder! This is a nice surprise. Two students have reached Lesson 9. This is totally expected as all they earn is a sticker for filling a page.
Finally, thank so much for your cooperation. I got most of the homework back. However, I am still missing 5 flash cards. Please bring them this Saturday. Thank you.