Thursday, April 21, 2011

Keiki Chinese Podcast Lessons

Check out the new Chinese podcast lessons on the Keiki Chinese Podbean site. 1st grade students have graciously performed puppet shows teaching you how to say thank you and your're welcome. Stay tuned for more podcasts live from LJA! See you at

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kindergarten Character Writers

Kindergarten has had lots of fun learning to write Chinese characters. And WOW! What good character writers they have become. Students are practicing numbers 1-10 and have even branched out to words like orchid flower, big, and little. Want to practice at home? Here are a few beautiful words to write.
Orchid Flower
大 Big
小 Little

Turn on the Keiki Chinese Youtube channel to view 1st grade shadow puppet shows teaching Thank you (谢谢) and you're welcome (不谢). 3rd graders will soon broadcast their own movies that will teach you how to answer the phone in China and ask there whereabouts of friends. Stay tuned for more!

Don't forget to turn on KHON at 5:30 and 6:00 tonight to see the LJA LS Language Department interview with Malika Dudley. Teachers and keiki told me the the interview also aired this morning. So don't forget! Turn it on KHON tonight.

Keep up the good work Chinese learners and as always Practice What You Know!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keiki Chinese Puppets on YouTube

Aloha Chinese Learners!

Want to check out a really cool puppet show and learn some Chinese at the same time? Ellie and Carol have cooked a really good show for you. So sit back, relax, and learn some Chinese.

Video Title: Keiki Chinese Lesson 1: Thank You

Can you guess what word Veronica, Alissa, Tahje, and Zoe are spelling with their bodies? Go ahead...take a guess.

Remember! Practice what you know!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keiki Chinese Hits & KHON

KHON visited the Keiki Chinese classroom to interview Lao shi, Xiao Long, and Qing Qing about teaching and learning Chinese. Qing Qing and Xiao Long were super stars and did a super job answering questions in front of the camera. They even did a wonderful impromptu puppet show teaching "I'm sorry".

The KHON interview with Keiki Chinese will air on April 20, 2011. LJA will also have a copy of the interview on campus and on our website.

Have you been practicing your writing? Try practicing these beautiful Chinese characters:
兰 Orchid Flower
山 Mountain
茶 Tea

Kindergarten has learned leaps and bounds by practicing the numbers 1-5. Here they are again.

3rd graders! Don't forget to practice your apologies. You never know when you might accidentally step on somebodies toe and need to say 对不起!

Good work Chinese learners! Practice what you know!