Friday, April 30, 2010

Mah Johg Lessons

Everyone is invited to experience epert Mah Johg lessons given by our very own 1st grade Chinese student Wai Jun Jacobs and Mrs. Lisa Wong Jacobs. Mrs. Jacobs has taught many children as well as adults to play this very fun Chinese game. Her teaching methods are easy to understand and you are sure to start playing on the very same day you start learning! Monday, May 3, 2010 at 2:30. All LJA friends and family are welcome. Chinese Room B3.
Learning to count in Chinese with an abacus is fun! Have you ever tried it? No? Well, you should. Making your own abacus is easy. Stay tuned to Keiki Chinese blog for do-it-yourself abacus building instructions. Get on the road to sharpening your Chinese counting skills with a bedazzled handmade abacus!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Peking Opera!

Ni Hao Chinese Friends!
Now that you had a chance to look at the lovely Chinese architecture check out a little Peking Opera. Peking Opera has a long and interesting history. Kindergarten will be learning more about this fascinating style of performance. Hope you like the show!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ni Hao Chinese Learners,

1st graders might enjoy checking out this short video about beautiful round doors in China. Chinese architects have used this famous design for centuries. You can see circular doors in homes, office buildings, and even gardens. How are these fancy Chinese doors different from your door at home? I hope you enjoy the show! Happy learning!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ni Hao Keiki Chinese!

I hope you have been enjoying all things Chinese! Kindergarten started learning animal words. You should hear them growl, bark, and hop around like frogs! Excellent animal imatation performances! Second graders had a grand time hopping inside, outside, and opening all the drawers, doors, and books in the room (vocabulary open, close, inside, outside).

High School Mandarin Chinese awards are coming up. I will choose the student who stood out the most during the school year to receive this honorable award. What a tough decision. The Chinese students this year were really super!

Today in Chinese Club we will eat special snacks, watch Nezha, and play Chinese Checkers. The keiki and I have been looking forward to it all day.

Xiao Sha reported to the class that she was able to Lion Dance for the police at the Kailua Police Station. Xiao Sha said the officers enjoyed the show and she was even given $16! Xiao Sha built the lion she used to entertain the officers and scare away all the bad luck at the police station! I am certainly proud of her! Good job Sha!

I thought you might like to see a picture from the Kindergarten puppet show last week. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chinese learners have really been busy bees these days! Yesterday Kindergarten students enjoyed special puppet performance. Today 1st graders lion danced in the high school and middle school in celebration of three children building their own lions at home! WOW! Congrats! Building your own lion for dancing takes a lot of thought, planning, and effort! Way to go Chinese lion builders!

Chinese Club students have shared their flag banners around the school. Club members shared banners with high school French and Japanese, as well as our own classroom neighbors, the library, and Headmaster Allan. We hope you enjoy the picture of us hanging the banners at the high school.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chinese Club!

Ni Hao Chinese Learners!

Chinese Club had two special guest artists last week. Our visiting artists were Mrs. Lisa Wong and Wai Jun Wong! The students learned how to make beautiful Chinese flags. Learning about the Chinese flag inspired kids to make Japanese, French, and even American flags (yes...we even made little stars out of cotton balls - Xing Xing's idea). Kids have been working diligently to make flags and share them with classrooms around the school. Our next step will be to help classroom teachers hang the banners to show our friendship and internationalism!

WOW! What great Chinese students we have here at LJA!