I hoped everyone had a good vacation. With two more weeks of Chinese schools, we will have a break for another three weeks! The kids must be looking forward to the Christmas holidays. I am going to finish Lesson 5 before the holidays, so you can review the lessons with them.
Please tell the kids that we are going to have a quiz for Lesson 4 this coming Saturday. As always, questions will be from the homework.
Finally this Saturday, please come to Room 211 to pick up your kids after school. We will have “art of tea / tea ceremony” in the last period. Thank you.
Most kids did well in last week’s exam. The result is similar to our quiz for Lesson 2. If you have any questions regarding your kid’s progress, please feel free to contact me.
We won’t have classes for the next two weeks. Class will resume on December 3rd. I will hand out two weeks worth of homework this week. I hope that your child has formed a (good) habit of writing Chinese homework. From Lesson Four and on, pin yin and zhu yin have been completely eliminated from some words. It is to force kids to recognize Chinese characters. This is a good way to gauge how much your kid knows as compared to what he/she supposes to know.
This Saturday is the Vegetarian Day. Free vegetarian lunch will be served in the cafeteria. If you are participating, please bring your own bowl and utensil.
Finally, this week is our last Chinese Yo-Yo class. I hope the kids will enjoy it.
(Very) Early Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s going to be a busy week. We will have our first exam, we also have Chinese yo-yo and finally, the school asked for 10 minutes of our time to kick off a year-round event named “Eating veggies, planting trees and loving the earth”. For more information, please check http://tzuchiacademyseattle.blogspot.com/. Please do not feel pressure to oblige or comply. Ultimately, we want everyone to eat healthy and care for the environment.
One of the teachers passed out this link for a documentary movie called “Before the flood”. It’s about the environment and has IMDB rating of 8.5/10. It’s free to watch on the following Youtube National Geographic
channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CkXVF-Q8M
我們的字卡要發到第四課嘍! 請小朋友好好的運用。有一副字卡後面有筆順可以作參考。每一課有兩副，可以用來玩 memory game。第四課的說故事是有關孫悟空的故事。在家裡可以跟小朋友談談更多孫悟空的傳説喔!
We will be giving out flash cards for lesson 4 this week. One set has stroke order in the back. Each lesson has two sets so you can use it to play memory game. Lesson 4’s story is about Sun Wukong. You can read more stories about this Chinese mythological figure to your kids.