Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Chinese moon cake is traditionally eaten during Moon Festival. Much like we eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Hey, why not try something new and taste a Chinese moon cake this year!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Ni Hao Chinese Learners! Chinese Moon Festival is right around the corner. Our class will be celebrating during the week of September 20. Click on the link above to see some highlight photos of how people in China and around the globe celebrate this lovely holiday!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Second and Third Graders are invited to create their own shadow puppet show using vocabulary...with a little English mixed in. Student shadow puppet shows must be no more than 2 or 3 minutes long.
I noticed the children really love the shadow puppets and wanted to do their own shows. That is when I decided one group (two children per group) could do a puppet show every other class period. So far the children have built their own shadow puppets and have invented immaginative and funny themes for their show.
Performances will begin tomorrow with the debut of Dragon and Dog Make Friends. All shows must be preapproved and prescheduled with laoshi. No show will be approved for performance on the same day. Students must schedule in advance.
First graders are having fun learning good bye, come back, and thank you. Students really enjoy the good bye come back game! What a fun way to learn new vocabulary.
Remember... practice what you know outside the classroom!