Welcome back, our lovely students! This is the first post of Spring Term. In this week, we talked about Chinese Cartoons. We had a lot of sections in the class. First, the teachers showed 6 different posters of cartoons, and let students guess which two cartoons were produced in China. Students also explained why they picked the two cartoons.
Second, we introduced 4 different Chinese cartoons in class, two of them were very popular when the two Chinese teachers were children and others are the most popular cartoons in China right now. Then, the teacher showed three scripts of different cartoons that we just learned in class. Each group would pick up one of them, practice the scripts with their partners in groups, and then act them out in the whole class. Our students had to do self character introduction in Chinese in the activity! Look! They are working very hard to play their roles:)
The last section was creating cartoons. We hoped our students could use what they learned from this Chinese class to create their own cartoons. Yes! They did it! Some of them wrote Chinese characters in their cartoons, and some of them drew some of the characters that they played in the last activity.
In the end, if students wanted, they could do a short presentation of their own cartoon in Chinese! Look! There is a student is producing his own “黑猫警长 (Black Cat Sheriff)”! Wonderful!
Thank you so much! Please keep studying Chinese!
For the last class of this term, we played a game, “frogs jump.” When we played the game in class, we reviewed a couple of key points that we learned a few weeks ago. For example, how many frogs in our classroom? Students counted those frogs in Chinese, such as 一(one), 二(two), 三(three)… 十一(eleven) and 十二(twelve).
And then, we also learned how to say four body parts in Chinese, such as 鼻子(nose), 眼睛(eyes), 嘴(mouth) and 腿(legs). When teacher said a body part, students showed teacher by pointing at. Look! They did very well:) They loved the activity so much!
Such a wonderful class! Our Children are smart and hard work, we are very appreciate that!
Thank you everyone! Hope you could keep studying Chinese next term! 谢谢!
This week, every child had a time-machine because we went to ancient Chinese. There were 7 Chinese dynasties we learned in class, which were 秦(Qin), 汉(Han), 唐(Tang), 宋(Song), 元(Yuan), 明(Ming), 清(Qing).
We did a match game: teacher randomly says one Chinese dynasty, and then students choose the flashcard (name of Chinese dynasties and Pinyin) that teacher just says. After that, every child wore a crown, and he/she would be the king or queen of the dynasty. They really loved those crowns!
Be a king/ queen is a not easy thing, our students had a hard task!!! But, they did very well! Students introduced the name of their own dynasty and three secrets that happened in that dynasties to other classmates. After they were done, they could switch their dynasties’ clothing style card to each other. Such as:
the clothing style of 秦(Qin Dynasty) & the clothing style of 汉(Han Dynasty)
In the end, our students practiced writing different categories of Chinese characters, such as
They really loved it! I believed they were enjoy learning Chinese.
Today, we had a very cool Chinese class, which was learning Chinese buzzword. We learned 6 very popular Chinese Buzzword, which were “葛优躺”, “吓死宝宝了”, “有点方”, “蓝瘦香菇”, “吃土” and “也是醉了”. After students got the meanings of those buzzwords, they created six pictures to explain them. Those pictures were perfect. Some students also added cartoon elements to make their six pictures become vivid.
After students complete their six pictures of Chinese buzzword, they listened a couple of short stories. At the same time, they would figure out which picture that they draw matched the story.
They really loved the activity. This was a very creative Chinese class! Thank you everyone:)
We had a special guest teacher, Cindy Chan, came to our last CLCC class. She is a movement integration specialist, so she lead us to have a wonderful storydancing Chinese class.
In the class, we read a Chinese book together, which was “你一半，我一半.” We learned sharing, such as how we share our good news with our friends and how we share food with our parents. We also did some exercises to let our students deeply understand sharing, such as we did “chopsticks activity,” and “big umbrella activity.”
This is our “Chopsticks Activity.” Students use a chopstick to share strength. If you push too much, your chopstick will fall down. Thus, students discuss with their group members, and let their chopstick keep stay between their fingers.
This is “Big Umbrella Activity.”
That was a wonderful and fun Chinese class! Thank you Chan LaoShi:)
In the last Chinese class this year, our lovely students already learned a lot of Chinese characters and Chinese culture. First, Our students made a beautiful calendar to explain 6 things that Chinese people need to do before Chinese New Year. They knew Chinese culture!
And then, our students learned 5 different Chinese idioms to wish their friends and families have a great new year, which were 新年快乐(Happy New Year)；身体健康(May You Keep in Good Health)；恭喜发财(Hope You are Prosperous) and 吉祥如意 (May Everything Goes as You Wish). They learned Chinese characters!
In the end, we invited our students’ parents to join in us and celebrated the new year. Our students said the Chinese idioms that they learned from class to their parents, and we ate dumplings to enjoyed the happy moment. Such a wonderful class!!