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Gr.K students speaking Chinese

Kindergarten students in Chinese class
nǐ hǎo!  Click the link above! Have a look of our kindergarteners in Chinese class.  Don't they speak Chinese so well already? I feel very proud of them!

Gr.4 Chinese in September (Notes & Video links)

Dear all fourth graders, In September, we had a good starting of the school year.We have reviewed Pinyin, numbers, daily communication languages, and introduction about oneself.You have done a good job on writing about yourself, and taking the video of your speaking in Chinese.We also have learned the items of school supplies.I am proud of your learning and hope you keep going!I conclude the key points here.I also include some video links for your reference.
Greetings and Polite forms: Hello!How are you? Good morning.Good afternoon. How to ask and answer these questions: What’s your name? How old are you? What grade are you in? How are you? What’s this? What’s there in the backpack? Talking topics: About myself.My backpack. Three components of Pinyin: initials, finals and tones. Chinese characters of numbers 1 to 100 Songs & rhymes: Twelve months.Seven days in a week.Jìng Yè sī
Here are some links of videos for reference. Numbers 1-20 in Chinese Chinese numbers 1-10 教室用语ClassroomCommands 坐下!…

For new forth grade students (links for learning)

Dear new forth graders, You all have a good start of learning Chinese.I am impressed of your concentration, effort and the courage to take the challenges in Chinese class!I hope you keep studying hard!Here are some links for your reference if you plan to study Chinese outside school.
Basic: Numbers 1-20 in Chinese Chinese numbers 1-10 你好hello! 你叫什么名字?What's your name? 你几岁?How old are you? 再见!Goodbye! 教室用语ClassroomCommands 坐下!Sit down! Pinyin1 Tones of Pinyin Pinyin Song Month Song Days of the week 祝你生日快乐歌HappyBirthdaySong!
Advanced Reading (no Pinyin): Reading: What's your name?你叫什么名字? Reading: How old are you? 你几岁?

Gr.K Chinese in September (Notes & Video links)

Dear Kindergarten families,
In August and September, kindergarten students are learning:
Counting in Chinese from 1 to 20
Greetings and Polite forms: hello, thank you, please, goodbye
Understanding classroom commands: please stand up, please sit down, please be quiet, please line up
Understanding questions: What's your name? How old are you?
Expressions: I'm... ,  I am 5/6 years old.  I love you!
8 basic Chinese character strokes: héng shù piě nà diǎn tí héngzhé shùgōu
Recognize Chinese characters of numbers 1 to 10
Songs & rhymes: London bridge is falling down.  Happy Birthday to you!
Chinese, Chinese is so easy!
Classroom expectations:eyes on the teacher, ears listen to the teacher, put hands to yourself, put feet to your self, close mouth when needed

Here are some links of videos for reference.
Numbers 1-20 in Chinese
Chinese numbers 1-10
你好hello!
你叫什么名字?What's your name?
你几岁?How old are you?
再见!Goodbye!
My Head 我的头
爱!Love!
祝你生日快乐歌HappyBirthdaySong!
伦敦铁桥垮下来LondonBridgeIsFallingDown
笔画怎…

Welcome Back to School!

Ni Hao!I am Zhou Laoshi.This year I teach all fourth grade students and two kindergarten classes (Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Marshall).Students have had a wonderful two and a half weeks of Chinese!
This year, fourth grade students are aiming to strengthen their Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through learning different kinds of topics, a variety of learning activities, and persistent practice.The topics for fourth grade Chinese class include: ·Reading and spelling Pinyin ·School supplies ·Actions & activities ·Feelings & emotions ·Seasons & weather ·Nations and nationalities ·Chinese culture (Chinese paper cutting, brush painting and calligraphy, Chinese tea, Chinese shadow puppets, Moon festival, Spring festival, Lantern festival, Dragon Boat festival, and Qingming festival) ·Chinese stories (Journey to the west, Chinese idiom stories) ·Typing Chinese on computers and integrating technology in learning Chinese
This year, kindergarten students will continue to fo…